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Princess Cruises in Japan

Princess Cruises in Japan

Asia is the second most popular destination for British guests sailing on Princess Cruises – and bookings for the 2018 Japan departures are already up 75 percent on this time last year. The company has built up a sound reputation for offering exciting itineraries over the 30 years that it has been operating in the region. For Japan cruises, guests can sail solely around the region or combine it with other countries including South Korea, Taiwan, Russia and Vietnam.

Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises' vice president UK and Europe, said, “Our guests tell us that a voyage to Japan or Asia is appealing as they can enjoy the variety of local and cultural experiences all from the comfort of a Princess ship. Week-long voyages are popular as they allow guests to combine a cruise with a land holiday, while longer cruises are a great option for guests who are keen to explore. Guests sailing to Japan travel on Diamond Princess, a ship tailored to offer Japanese experiences such as dining in a sushi restaurant or relaxing in the traditional Izumi bath. This allows them to immerse themselves in the culture on shore and onboard.”

The 2018 Japan cruise programme includes ‘more ashore’ night calls in 12 ports, allowing guests to enjoy extra time ashore with departures from 9pm or later. The ‘Highlights of Japan cruisetour’ is available on ten voyages that give guests the opportunity to experience the main sights in Kyoto or Tokyo before or after their cruise; and seven voyages coincide with school summer holiday dates.

From May there are 5-day ‘Korea & Japan Getaway’ cruises roundtrip from Yokohama (Tokyo) visiting Kanmon Straits, Busan (South Korea) and Yokkaichi; another similar sailing roundtrip from Kobe visits Kochi, Kagoshima, Busan (South Korea) as well as the Kanmon Straits. Lovers of sea days will enjoy the ‘Japan & Taiwan’ cruise from Osaka to Okinawa and Taipei before returning to Yokohama. There’s a similar cruise from Nagoya. A 7-day ‘Japan Explorer’ cruise sailing roundtrip from Kobe heads to Kochi, Hiroshima, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Busan (South Korea) and Kanmon Straits. An 8-day ‘Sea of Japan’ cruise roundtrip from Yokohama heads to Miyazaki, Busan (South Korea), Sakaiminato, Kanazawa and Sakata.

There’s a similar programme of cruises in 2019. Highlights of which are 8-day ‘Spring Flowers’ sailings in March and April departing from Yokohama (Tokyo) to Ishinomaki, Hakodate, Nigata, Busan (South Korea) and Kagoshima before returning to the Japanese capital. From the bright lights of Tokyo to the imperial sights of Kyoto, Japan’s many and varied experiences make up an intoxicating hit-list. We have a wealth of knowledge about cruising in Japan so call 0800 484 0370.

  • 17th January 2018