Diamond Princess Pool and Sunbathing
The Diamond Princess has 5 pools that are strategically located throughout the ship, and all pools are filled with freshwater. The "Calypso Reef and Pool" is located on Deck 14 (Lido) Aft Midship, and boasts a 300 square foot Movie screen with movies shown throughout the day and evening. The Calypso has adjoining whirlpools.
Also located also on Deck 14 (Lido) Fwd Midship is the "Neptune Reef and Pool," which is adjacent to the pizzeria. It has two whirlpools nearby, and is about the same depth as the Calypso Pool (approximately five feet in depth).
The little kids have a "Paddling Pool," located inside the Youth Center on Deck 15 (Sun) aft. Older children have a larger "Splash Pool," adjacent to the Youth Center. At the other end, located on Deck 15 (Sun) Fwd inside the Lotus Spa, is the "Lap Pool." The Lap Pool is an "adults only" pool.
Deck 16 (Sports) Aft has a couple of whirlpools on either side of the Oasis Bar. The other "adults only" pool is the "Terrace Pool," which is located on Deck 12 (Aloha) Aft. Both of these places are a bit quieter than the main pool areas on the Lido Deck.
Diamond Princess Pool and Sunbathing Tips:
When arriving in the pool area, you will need to sign-out a towel. There will be a $22 charge per towel to your onboard account for each towel you fail to return. These are sturdy towels and if you want to purchase one, you can from the order form in your room.
Babies & Infants in Pools: Princess's official policy is "no swim diapers, children must be potty trained." Princess stresses this point to all the families that bring their kids. We have not heard reports on whether or not the policy is strictly enforced.
While Princess does its best to discourage this, sunbathers do show-up at 8 AM and try to hog the lounge chairs for the day.
Headphones are a must if a movie is playing in the "Calypso Pool."
There's free popcorn at the "Calypso Pool" during the movie.