Aldrich - Answered a Question by DRAPER (24 Nov 08 20:04)

No need to do any shore excursions - all it needs is a bit of research. If you use a browser and type in the words 'message and cruise and asia' - of the results returned you need approx 3rd link down that begins with the word asia and contains the word 'boards'.

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Cooke - Answered a Question by DRAPER (25 Nov 08 09:47)

There should be 'courtesy buses' from the ship to civilisation, but at a small charge, usually two or three pounds or the equivalent. Maps of your destination should also be provided.

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smith - Answered a Question by DRAPER (25 Nov 08 15:34)

I was on the Diamond Princess far east cruise Whittier to Bangkok this Sept - October, the only bus we paid for was in Kodiak Island all the other courtesy buses wre free. enjoy your cruise we had a fantastic time.

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