Diamond Princess Asia Cruise Review – Shimizu

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Hey Cruisers,
It’s time to visit Shimizu on our Diamond Princess Asia Cruise. This is our second day of our 12 night cruise, during which we’ll cover 2800 nautical miles and visit Tokyo, Shimizu, Osaka, Taipei (Keelung), Hong Kong, Nha Trang & Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam, and Singapore.
We start off this cruise vlog bright and early in the morning with a stunning view of beautiful Mt Fuji. Jet lag had us both up early, and we lucked out with a truly awesome vista of Mount Fuji. After coffee and a quick breakfast we were off to explore the charming port of Shimizu. We had some fun with the local vendors and townspeople that came out to greet us, and then we headed off to visit the S-Pulse Dream Plaza. S-Pulse Dream Plaza is a shopping center by the seaside where visitors can enjoy shopping, gourmet food and entertainment. It seemed like there was so much to do there. Of course there are the shops and restaurants, but there are other attractions like the Ferris Wheel. From the Dream Sky Ferris Wheel magnificent views of the World Heritage site Mount Fuji can be seen across Suruga Bay on sunny days. There are also fun rides and games for kids. After shopping, and making friends with shopkeepers, it was time for lunch. We were a little nervous about trying to order food in Japanese, but it wasn’t a problem at all. Everyone was super nice, and very patient with us. Our port day went by quickly, and before long it was time to return to the ship. The lovely people on shore gave us a beautiful send off, and sadly our time in Shimizu was over. Some days, we like to do it all, but this day was all about NOT having a plan. As the Diamond Princess pulled into this friendly port city, we were immediately amazed by the friendly hospitality of the locals. Many brought their pets to port to greet us, and the send-off musical performance brought tears to my eyes. Despite a severe lack of sleep, this day was one of the sweetest on our Princess Cruises voyage to Asia. Thanks for joining us for this day 1 cruise vlog as we travel to Japan for our Diamond Princess Asia Cruise. We’ve got much more Asia cruise adventures ahead. We’ll have some Asia cruise tips, more cruise vlogs from Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Singapore.

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Sharon at Sea says:

It looks gorgeous there ….What an amazing vacation. Really enjoying your vlogs!!!

Pascale Smith says:

I swear it looks like you have that entire ship to yourself, as well as all of Shimizu! And I’m totally jealous of the Ramen. This type of itinerary is definitely on my cruise bucket list!

Tommy and Rosa says:

You’re channel is so fun to watch. I’m usually smiling and enjoying your shows. I just can’t see why anyone could hit the thumbs down on any of your videos.
I’m looking forward to watching this series!

Jenifer Dyer says:

It looks like you had an amazing time!!! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us

Lisa A says:

Mount Fuji ! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Kildow says:

Mount Fuji was gorgeous! You’re so lucky to have seen it. Thanks for sharing with us.

Pam D says:

Wow! Wow! What a spectacular video from the cruise tip family. Get some rest and keep sharing your vacation with all of us.

MsKestrela says:

Although I’ve never been to Japan, I’m completely in love with it. I’ve been following several vloggers who live there, and the respect, cleanliness, technology and FOOD are just amazing!! I’m afraid that if I were to go, I’d never want to leave. Great day for all of you, and all of us as well!

Adventures of David and Aaron says:

Thank you for an another amazing vlog. Can’t wait to see the rest. Any tips or tricks for international jet lag that you may have learned while on your Journeys ? We are very interested to hear them. Thanks for sharing. Sincerely Adventures of David and Aaron

Wright Ideas with Susan says:

I so loved watching this day. Beautifully edited and love the kid cam too. The Japanese people are very hospitable and to even organise a view of Mt Fiji. How good is that? I look forward to seeing more!

h77regina says:

love the send off. that is awesome

Benjamin Wilson says:

Hey CruiseTipsTV family! You aren’t tipping us off on your next cruise with the “Upcoming Cruises” in the shipmate app are you 🙂 If so, that will be an exciting series of videos to watch, however, I was also hoping you were planning a cruise on the Celebrity Edge! Keep up the great work.

Jennifer Miller says:

Japan looks amazing, I can’t wait to go! We’re thinking 2021. 🙂 Also, LOVE Kid Cam, super cute!

Christine Elkins says:

Loving your Asia cruise – this is an eye opening series that there are so many beautiful corners of the world and most importantly that there are beautiful people at every end of our Earth. Thanks for sharing your experience, and I absolutely loved watching Mr Jr Editor spinning in the blow up thing, I had tears in my eyes watching the joy it was bringing him. What a blessed family you are. ❤️

Chris Fox says:

How beautiful was that when everyone came out to see the ship off, i got a little teary watching

Vicki McCron Macri says:

Another fantastic video! Mt Fuji…wow!

Family Ocean says:

I loved everything about this!!

Brooke Shaw says:

Wasn’t able to watch live, but happy to be watching now!

Earl Louks says:

I’m jealous I was stationed in Okinawa but would love to see the ports you were at

Kit Schroeder says:

Mount Fuji – amazing!!!

S212S2 says:

Love your sunglasses, where did you get them?

Jessica Jimenez says:

Mount Fuji is IMPRESSIVE! As soon as I saw the ramen, made me hungry hahaha. I have to go to that cruise!

WickedWonder1979 says:

This was gorgeous! Loved those mountain shots. That ramen looked so good! I have watched videos of Asian 7-11s and ours are sad compared to those. Really liked your evening dress, looked flowy and floaty! Thanks again.

marcia arreola says:

Great video,loved it! I would love to go to Asia one of these days!

Geraldine Miller says:

Wonderful vlog sheri Japan looks beautiful as does Mount fuji. What a great cruise for your anniversary. Can’t wait for next one

Isabel Sweet says:

Wow Mt. Fuji looked spectacular! Great vlog, I love getting the hot tub to ourselves 🙂

Ginger Johnson says:

Just amazing!  What an exciting day for all of you.  I am so glad you do all of your food separate!!!  Excited to see the upcoming videos and binge some Alaska ones in between!

Fran A says:

Watching your Asian videos multiple times…we just booked a Japan/China 13 day cruise for October 2019 and I am so in need of tips and tricks..can’t wait to visit Shimizu….love your sunglasses…and will be looking for ways to offset jet lag…coming from the East coast of US will be even more challenging for us…keep those vlogs coming….

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