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Ancient Temples & Sacred Sites

Departure: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Nights: 14 nights
Departs: Tokyo
Returns: Yokohama
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One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
14
Nights
Days at Sea
0
Sea Days
Ports
13
Ports
Countries Visted
3
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Ancient Temples & Sacred Sites

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Tokyo, Japan Embark 7:00 PM
    View of Tokyo, Japan

    Tokyo, located on the eastern side of the main island of Honshu, is the core of the most populated area in the world (urban area 38M). The small fishing village of Edo was fortified in 1457 with Edo Castle (The Imperial Palace now stands at this location) and became one of the largest cities in the world by the 18th C. Its stringent policy of seclusion ended in 1854 and opened Japan to outside trade. In 1869, the 17-year-old Emperor Meiji moved to Edo, and the city was renamed Tokyo (meaning Eastern Capital). Read more about Tokyo, Japan

    2 Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Nagoya, Japan 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Nagoya, Japan

    Nagoya, the fourth-largest city in Japan and one of its major ports, is located on the Pacific coast in the Chubu region on central Honshu. One of the two most famous sightseeing spots is the reconstructed Nagoya Castle that was built in 1612 with two golden carp on the roof, and that today is also home to an interesting museum that contains an ancient Atsuta shrine as well as some 4,400 national historic treasures. The Atsuta Shrine is known as the second-most venerable shrine in Japan, after Ise Shrine. It is said to enshrine the Kusanagi sword, one of the three imperial regalia of Japan. Read more about Nagoya, Japan

    3 Thursday, March 16, 2023 Kobe, Japan 12:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Kobe, Japan

    Kobe is the capital of the Hyogo Prefecture and lies on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, Japan. A cosmopolitan port city with an international flavour it is hemmed in by Mt. Rokko, and it constantly comes up number one in expatriate rankings of the best place to live in Japan. The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, with its collection comprising sculptures, prints and paintings, built following the horrific earthquake in 1995, is a tribute to the spirit of mankind. Read more about Kobe, Japan

    4 Friday, March 17, 2023 Kobe, Japan 12:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Kobe, Japan

    Kobe is the capital of the Hyogo Prefecture and lies on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, Japan. A cosmopolitan port city with an international flavour it is hemmed in by Mt. Rokko, and it constantly comes up number one in expatriate rankings of the best place to live in Japan. The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, with its collection comprising sculptures, prints and paintings, built following the horrific earthquake in 1995, is a tribute to the spirit of mankind. Read more about Kobe, Japan

    5 Saturday, March 18, 2023 Beppu, Japan 11:00 AM 10:00 PM
    View of Beppu, Japan

    Beppu, a city that overlooks Beppu Bay and is backed by mountains, is located in the Oita Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. It is considered to be Japan’s hot springs capital as it has the second largest volume of hot water in the world - after Yellowstone in the United States - and the largest number of hot spring sources in Japan. This tourist town has nine spectacular geothermal hot springs that are referred to as the ‘nine hells of Beppu’, certainly the major attraction for visitors. There is also the Oita Marine Palace that features dolphins, while Mt Takasaki is famous for its large population of wild monkeys. Read more about Beppu, Japan

    6 Sunday, March 19, 2023 Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    Located in Egypt to the west of the Sinai Peninsula, the Suez Canal, measuring 163 km in length and 300 metres width at its narrowest point, serves as a two-way water transportation route between Europe and Asia. Almost 8 per cent of the total world's shipping is controlled by the Suez Canal. It essentially comprises two parts, north and south of the Great Bitter Lake that acts as a buffer to the canal, protecting it from the effects of tidal currents. A second parallel canal is planned for 2017/2019, at a cost of US$4 billion. Read more about Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    7 Monday, March 20, 2023 Busan, South Korea 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Busan, South Korea

    Busan (formerly Pusan), the second largest city and principal port of South Korea, is situated in the SE of the peninsula on the Korea Strait. The city has many steep hills, creating a delightful mix of mountains and ocean. While Busan was relatively untouched during the Korean War, the flood of refugees has shaped the city. Tourists often come to this region to hike and to visit the Buddhist Temples located deep within the region's mountains. Read more about Busan, South Korea

    8 Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Cheju, South Korea 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Cheju, South Korea

    Cheju (Jeju), a city on an island of the same name, is a beautiful destination located off the SW coast of South Korea, 90km off the Korean Peninsula. Cheju is a well-known resort with hotels and casino facilities, and welcomes over ten million visitors from mainland Korea, Japan, and China every year. A volcanic island, with good rainfall and mild climate, Cheju is known as 'Korea's Hawaii'. The locals call their home the Island of the Gods. Read more about Cheju, South Korea

    9 Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Nagasaki, Japan 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Nagasaki, Japan

    Nagasaki City, on the island of Kyushu in Japan, lies at the heart of Nagasaki-hanto Peninsula. As one of Japan's closest port cities to the Asian mainland, Nagasaki has played a prominent role in foreign trade relations for many centuries. This is a port city that developed up the steep slope of a mountain, while also stretching horizontally to hug the Nagasaki Gulf. For an excellent view of the city one should go to the top of Inasa. Read more about Nagasaki, Japan

    10 Thursday, March 23, 2023 Amami Oshima, Japan 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Amami Oshima, Japan

    Amami Oshima is one of the small Satsunan Islands in the far south of Japan, between Kyushu and Okinawa. It is part of the Ryukyu Archipelago that lies as a chain from the main islands of Japan to Taiwan. The population of Amami Oshima is just 73,000, most of whom live in the port city of Amami. The island has a humid subtropidcal climate and lies in the typhoon belt. Read more about Amami Oshima, Japan

    11 Friday, March 24, 2023 Okinawa, Japan 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Okinawa, Japan

    Okinawa Island is the largest of a group of one hundred and fifty islands, the Ryukyu islands, scattered over a wide area in the southernmost prefecture of Japan. The city of Okinawa is second to the capital Naha, 22km to the SW. It has a separate history from the rest of Japan, having originally been an independent kingdom (Ryukyu), then under the power of China, followed by the US military which still has many occupied military bases there. Today there continue struggles between the local residents and the Japanese government. Read more about Okinawa, Japan

    12 Saturday, March 25, 2023 Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    Located in Egypt to the west of the Sinai Peninsula, the Suez Canal, measuring 163 km in length and 300 metres width at its narrowest point, serves as a two-way water transportation route between Europe and Asia. Almost 8 per cent of the total world's shipping is controlled by the Suez Canal. It essentially comprises two parts, north and south of the Great Bitter Lake that acts as a buffer to the canal, protecting it from the effects of tidal currents. A second parallel canal is planned for 2017/2019, at a cost of US$4 billion. Read more about Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    13 Sunday, March 26, 2023 Kochi, Japan 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Kochi, Japan

    Kochi is the capital of Kochi Prefecture on the southern coast of Shikoku Island, Japan. The city is small and friendly, with a casual atmosphere and a dose of southern flair. It boasts several attractions of interest to travellers. A well-preserved, original, elegant, hilltop castle from the feudal period is designated Important Cultural Property, and also provides great views of all of Kochi city. Read more about Kochi, Japan

    14 Monday, March 27, 2023 Shimizu, Japan 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Shimizu, Japan

    Shimizu is located on the coast of Suruga Bay, 140km SW of Tokyo, on the island of Honshu, facing the Pacific Ocean. Shimizu-ku is actually a ward or sub-division of the city of Shiuoka. The Kakita River flows through the town. It is one of Japan's three most beautiful ports because of nearby Mt. Read more about Shimizu, Japan

    15 Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Yokohama, Japan 6:30 AM Disembark
    View of Yokohama, Japan

    Yokohama is located on the western coast of Tokyo Bay, less than half an hour's train journey directly south of Tokyo. It is the second largest city in Japan and one of the cities most visited by foreigners. Despite being devastated by bombings in WWII it remains a maritime city and retains an international flavour. Nissan and city of Yokohama have launched Japan’s first-ever car-sharing program with ultra-compact EVs (electric vehicles). Read more about Yokohama, Japan

  • Ship

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  • Cabins

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    Cabin Types

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    Average Cabin Size – 31.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 10.0 m2

    Suite: 332 ft2 (30.8 m2) | Balcony: 83 – 132 ft2 (7.7 – 12.2 m2). Layout: Private Balcony. Intimate Sitting Area. Marble and Stone Detailed Bathroom. European King-Size Elite Slumber Bed. Interactive Flat-screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand & Direct-dial Satellite Phone. Regent Bathrobes & Slippers. Vanity & Hair Dryer. Walk-in Closet With Safe. Mini-Bar Replenished Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer & Bottled Water. L'Occitane Amenities. FREE Unlimited WiFi*.

    Penthouse Suites

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    Cabin Types

    C, B, A

    Average Cabin Size – 42.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 13.0 m2

    Suite: 450 ft2 (41.8 m2) | Balcony: 111 – 176 ft2 (10.3 – 16.3 m2). Layout: Spacious Living Room With Sitting Area. Marble and Stone Detailed Bathroom & Hair Dryer. Daily Canapés. Butler. Bathroom Guerlain Amenities. Private Balcony. Complimentary use of iPad® & iPod®. Interactive Flat-screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand & Direct-dial Satellite Phone. Regent Bathrobes & Slippers. Mini-Bar Replenished Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer & Bottled Water. FREE Unlimited WiFi.

    Grand Suites

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    Cabin Types

    MS, GS, ES, SS

    Average Cabin Size – 92.3 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 63.3 m2

    Suite: 1,064 – 1,114 ft2 (98.8 – 103.5 m2). Balcony: 831 – 994 ft2 (77.2 – 92.3 m2) Layout: 2 Spacious Bedrooms. Spacious Living Room With Sitting Area. 2 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathrooms. Private Balcony. Personal Butler Committed to Fulfilling Your Wishes. Guerlain® Amenities. European King-Size Elite Slumber Bed. Complimentary use of iPad® & iPod®. iPhone® Docking Station to Accommodate All iPhone® Models. Interactive Flat-screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand & Direct-dial Satellite Phone. Vanity & Hair Dryer. Regent Bathrobes & Slippers. Daily Canapés. Mini-Bar Replenished Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer & Bottled Water. Personalized In-Suite Full-Liquor Bar Set Up. FREE Unlimited WiFi. Guaranteed Reservation Each Night in Specialty Restaurant of Your Choice.

    Verandah Suite

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    Cabin Types

    RS, G2, G1, H

    Average Cabin Size – 84.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 27.8 m2

    Suite: 3,026 ft2 (281.1 m2). Balcony: 1,417 ft2 (131.6 m2). Layout: 2 Spacious Bedrooms. 2 Private Balconies with an Outdoor Jacuzzi Overlooking the Bow of the Ship. 2 1/2 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathrooms, 1 with Hot Tub. Private In-suite Spa with Sauna, Steam Room & Jacuzzi, King Size Savoir Bed with Mollissima, Duvet in Master Bedroom, Spacious Living Room, Private Vista Garden. Steinway Arabesque Piano by Dakota Jackson.Personal Butler Committed to Fulfilling Your Wishes. Guerlain® Amenities. King-size Savoir Bed in Master Bedroom. Complimentary use of iPad® & iPod®. iPhone® Docking Station to Accommodate All iPhone® Models. Interactive Flat-screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand & Direct-dial Satellite Phone. Vanity & Hair Dryer. Regent Bathrobes & Slippers. Daily Canapés. Mini-Bar Replenished Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer & Bottled Water. Personalized In-Suite Full-Liquor Bar Set Up. Unlimited Laundry and Pressing*. FREE Unlimited WiFi (one log-in per suite). Guaranteed Reservation Each Night in Specialty Restaurant of Your Choice.

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    Legend

    • 2-bedroom suite accommodates up to six guests
    • Convertible sofa bed
    • Bathroom features a glass-enclosed shower instead of a bathtub
    • Connecting suites
    • Wheelchair accessible

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