Jewels of Japan 2023 springtime cruise

Savings of up to $8600 per couple and free nights in five-star hotels are being offered on an exotic, ultra-luxury voyage embracing Japan’s four main islands in 2023.

The exclusive, springtime ‘Jewels of Japan’ cruise and stay package offers encounters with the rich traditions, colourful customs, lush gardens, steaming hot springs, futuristic cities and the lavish temples, shrines and palaces that make Japan one of the world’s most fascinating destinations.

The 18-night package begins in Japan’s second largest city, Osaka, on 20 April 2023, with two complimentary nights in a five-star hotel, followed by a private car transfer to nearby Kobe to board the luxurious, yacht-style ship, Seabourn Odyssey, for a 14-night cruise circling Japan and taking in all four main islands of Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Hokkaido

The sleek, tipping-free, 450-guest Seabourn Odyssey boasts ocean views from all staterooms as well as three fine-dining restaurants, two pools, six spas, showlounge, spectacular observation bar, gym and wellness sanctuary, watersports marina, personalised service and deluxe bathroom products curated just for Seabourn by Molton Brown. Guests also enjoy complimentary premium spirits, fine wines and in-stateroom mini bar throughout the cruise.

The immersive, destination-rich voyage takes guests to 12 destinations – many of them unknown to and rarely visited by Australians –  including the tranquil tearooms and cherry tree gardens of Takamatsu, the blossom trees of Moji, the famous World War II atomic bomb city of Nagasaki and the South Korean city of Busan where drinking tea is treated as a form of calming meditation. Also on the itinerary are Tsuruga – home to the ancient, mysterious castle of Maruoka, the traditional, World-Heritage-listed villages of Toyama, the sacred shrines and mountains of Sakata and the hot springs surrounding the ports of Hakodate and Kushiro. Plus the striking egg-shaped art museum in Ishinomaki and the flower-filled parks of Hitachinaka.

The cruise ends in Yokohama, the cosmopolitan port for Tokyo where the package concludes with two nights in a five-star hotel so guests can experience at leisure the bustling excitement of the world’s most populous city including its grand, imperial palaces and temples and the shopping, entertainment and neon mecca of Ginza.

Including the four complimentary hotel nights, onboard beverages and unlimited wi-fi and transfers, the 18-night ‘Jewels of Japan’ package in April 2023 is available from A$11,499 per person, twin-share in an oceanview suite – a saving of A$2320. In a penthouse veranda suite, fares are available from A$25,299 – a saving of A$4300. The savings are valid for bookings made by 30 November 2021, subject to availability. Conditions apply.

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SOURCE: Cruise Traveller


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