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Grand Asia Exploration

Departure: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Nights: 61 nights
Departs: Sydney
Returns: Yokohama
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
61
Nights
Days at Sea
17
Sea Days
Ports
36
Ports
Countries Visted
12
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Grand Asia Exploration

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Thursday, January 26, 2023 Sydney, Australia Embark 11:00 PM
    View of Sydney, Australia

    Getting around Sydney is easy and accessible. You can jump on a train from Sydney airport to Circular Quay in approx.18 minutes, ride the hop on hop off bus around the city that offers multiple stops including Sydney Tower, Botanic Gardens, Australian Powerhouse and Maritime Museums, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge or the Bondi bus. If travelling on the water is more your style, catch a ferry to visit Sydney’s amusement park, Luna Park, visit the buzzing Manly Beach wharf which is linked to the Corso mall or cruise west of the city to join a Haunted History, Crooked Character or Convict Precinct tour at UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Cockatoo Island. The best times to visit Sydney are September through November and from March to May as they offer the most comfortable temperatures, around mid 20°C. Read more about Sydney, Australia

    2 Friday, January 27, 2023 Cruising The Tasman Sea
    3 Saturday, January 28, 2023 Brisbane, Australia 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Brisbane, Australia

    For those with a little more time to spend in and around Brisbane, Head down south to the Gold Coast - only an hour away - where you can experience the iconic Surfers Paradise main beach, shop at the unmissable Pacific Fair, hold a koala and pat a kangaroo at the nearby Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or hop on the AquaDuck for a family fun tour of the Gold Coast. Heading north-west from Brisbane, you will come across the picturesque Maleny and Montville. These towns are perfect for a day-trip or a couple of nights located high on the Blackall Range, with magnificent views of the Sunshine Coast. They are home to lovely cafes and restaurants, once-off boutique purchases and art galleries. Read more about Brisbane, Australia

    4 Sunday, January 29, 2023 Brisbane, Australia 12:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Brisbane, Australia

    For those with a little more time to spend in and around Brisbane, Head down south to the Gold Coast - only an hour away - where you can experience the iconic Surfers Paradise main beach, shop at the unmissable Pacific Fair, hold a koala and pat a kangaroo at the nearby Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or hop on the AquaDuck for a family fun tour of the Gold Coast. Heading north-west from Brisbane, you will come across the picturesque Maleny and Montville. These towns are perfect for a day-trip or a couple of nights located high on the Blackall Range, with magnificent views of the Sunshine Coast. They are home to lovely cafes and restaurants, once-off boutique purchases and art galleries. Read more about Brisbane, Australia

    5 Monday, January 30, 2023 Cruising The Coral Sea
    6 Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Whitsundays, Australia 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Whitsundays, Australia

    Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef in the calm waters of the Coral Sea, the 74 tropical islands of the Whitsundays lie midway up the Queensland coast. A secluded haven of natural wonders, they are Australia's answer to the cruising grounds of the Caribbean. A visit to the Whitsundays - surrounded by natural beauty, dotted with secluded beaches, and friendly towns from which to explore - is a wonderful experience. It’s no wonder that some of the largest ships on World Cruises anchor here, alongside white-sailed yachts and coral-viewing boats. Read more about Whitsundays, Australia

    7 Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Cairns, Australia 10:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Cairns, Australia

    Whether you're snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the luscious Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a great base for you to start your tropical north Queensland adventure. The Cairns esplanade is the main hub with a host of lovely cafes and restaurants, waterfront boardwalks and also a swimming lagoon. A perfect meeting spot if you're catching up with family or friends. Head out on a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef which departs from Cairns. Read more about Cairns, Australia

    8 Thursday, February 2, 2023 Cairns, Australia 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Cairns, Australia

    Whether you're snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the luscious Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a great base for you to start your tropical north Queensland adventure. The Cairns esplanade is the main hub with a host of lovely cafes and restaurants, waterfront boardwalks and also a swimming lagoon. A perfect meeting spot if you're catching up with family or friends. Head out on a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef which departs from Cairns. Read more about Cairns, Australia

    9 Friday, February 3, 2023 Cruising The Coral Sea
    10 Saturday, February 4, 2023 Alotau, Papua New Guinea 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    11 Sunday, February 5, 2023 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 10:00 AM 8:00 PM

    Port Moresby, situated on the Gulf of Papua on the SE coast of New Guinea island, is the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea. The Port lies on the underside of the Bird’s Tail Peninsula with Australia’s northernmost tip 500 km to the WSW. Before colonisation the local Motuan people traded their pots for food (sago) in large scale canoe expeditions to the west. Their language was the basis for an official language Hiri Motu, the other being English. Read more about Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    12 Monday, February 6, 2023 Cruising The Coral Sea
    13 Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Thursday Island, Australia 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Thursday Island, Australia

    Thursday Island, or 'T.I.' as it's usually known, is the name of the island and the town that is the administrative and commercial centre of the Torres Strait Islands. The island group is off the far north Queensland mainland in Torres Strait, just 39 km north of Cape York Peninsula. The lucrative pearling industry founded in 1885 attracted workers from around Asia, particularly South Pacific Islanders, and this has resulted in a fascinating cultural mosaic. Green Fort Hill provides views over the town of Thursday Island, and provides fascinating insights into the local history that dates back to 1880 when it acted as the defence centre for Australia. Read more about Thursday Island, Australia

    14 Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Cruising The Arafura Sea
    15 Thursday, February 9, 2023 Darwin, Australia 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Darwin, Australia

    The new Darwin cruise ship terminal at Fort Hill Wharf is adjacent to the convention centre, only one kilometre from Darwin’s CBD. Modern amenities, hotels and parking are there, plus a mini-market with beautiful local productions – Aboriginal art and crafts, diamonds and opals, and eateries, distinctive of the Top End. Darwin is a home port for the small luxury vessels Coral Princess and Coral Discoverer that explore the Kimberley coast to Broome. A score of cruise ship lines include Darwin in their itineraries for Australia, Indonesia, South-East Asia and World Cruises. Read more about Darwin, Australia

    16 Friday, February 10, 2023 Cruising The Timor Sea
    17 Saturday, February 11, 2023 Komodo Island, Indonesia 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Komodo Island, Indonesia

    Komodo Island may be closed to visitors throughout 2020, following which numbers may be limited to 5000 annually. The decision will be made in mid 2019. Komodo Island lies in the Wallacea Region of Indonesia, identified by Conservation International as a global conservation priority area, and is located in the centre of the Indonesian archipelago between the islands of Sumbawa to the west and Flores to the east. It makes up part of the Komodo National Park that consists of generally young, oceanic volcanic islands that are constantly rising, eroding and subsiding in the sea. Read more about Komodo Island, Indonesia

    18 Sunday, February 12, 2023 Gili Islands, Indonesia, Indonesia 11:00 AM 11:00 PM

    The Gili Islands, consisting of Trawangn, Meno and Air, are the most popular tourist destinations of Lombok in Indonesia. In a rare display of foresight, all forms of motorised transport are banned from the islands. There are bicycles for rent, but the numerous horse-drawn carts, known as cidomo, are very popular. There is good diving here and while it is known as a teaching centre, there are arrangements for experienced divers as well. Read more about Gili Islands, Indonesia, Indonesia

    19 Monday, February 13, 2023 Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

    Bali is an Indonesian island at the western-most of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of Indonesia’s 33 provinces, with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island. Bali is home to the most of Indonesia's Hindu minority, and also the largest tourist destination in the Archipelago. Activities on offer include white water rafting, jungle trekking, river kayaking, mountain cycling and scuba diving. Read more about Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

    20 Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Celukan Bawang, Indonesia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Celukan Bawang, Indonesia

    Celukan Bawang, with its large wharf, is the main cargo port of northern Bali, trading in timber and cement from Kalimantan (Borneo) and Java. Bugis schooners, the magnificent sailing vessels that take their name from the seafaring people of Sulawesi, anchor here. What you see here is not the westernised tourist potpourri of Kuta Beach. The beaches are clean, and a small boat will take you out to coral reefs good for snorkelling. Read more about Celukan Bawang, Indonesia

    21 Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Surabaya, Indonesia 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Surabaya, Indonesia

    Surabaya is Indonesia’s second largest city and the capital of East Java. It is located on the NE coast of Java, sheltered by the island of Madura in the Java Sea. This is “the city of heroes”, whereby during a battle between Indonesian nationalists and British/Dutch forces in 1945 Indonesia galvanised its claims to independence. The city’s 800-year recorded history includes sultanates, Dutch East India Company trading, and Japanese occupation. Read more about Surabaya, Indonesia

    22 Thursday, February 16, 2023 Cruising The Java Sea
    23 Friday, February 17, 2023 Singapore, Singapore 2:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Singapore, Singapore

    Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It lies 137 km N of the Equator, just south of the Malaysian state of Johor. One of the few remaining city-states in the world, Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is brimming with diversity and has a multiplicity of culture, language, arts and architecture and a world famous variety of cuisine. You'll find historic sites like the Thian Hock Keng temple, superlative shopping, including gargantuan malls, and numerous beaches. Read more about Singapore, Singapore

    24 Saturday, February 18, 2023 Singapore, Singapore 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Singapore, Singapore

    Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It lies 137 km N of the Equator, just south of the Malaysian state of Johor. One of the few remaining city-states in the world, Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is brimming with diversity and has a multiplicity of culture, language, arts and architecture and a world famous variety of cuisine. You'll find historic sites like the Thian Hock Keng temple, superlative shopping, including gargantuan malls, and numerous beaches. Read more about Singapore, Singapore

    25 Sunday, February 19, 2023 Cruising The Gulf Of Thailand
    26 Monday, February 20, 2023 Ko Samui, Thailand 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Ko Samui, Thailand

    Ko Samui is an island off the E coast of the Kra Isthmus in Thailand, about 35 km NE of Surat Thani town on the mainland peninsula. It lies in the Gulf of Thailand, and is Thailand's second largest island, though only 15 km across. The central part of the island is an uninhabitable mountainous jungle. The various lowland areas are connected by a single road that circumnavigates the island. Read more about Ko Samui, Thailand

    27 Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    Bangkok, the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand, is about a two-hour trip from Laem Chabang Port. The city is situated at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. It is a place where the past, present, and future live harmoniously together, as reflected by the luxury hotels and gleaming skyscrapers that grace the skyline alongside dazzling, historical temples. The city's wealth of cultural landmarks and attractions in addition to its notorious entertainment venues has made it synonymous with exoticism. Read more about Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    28 Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand 12:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    Bangkok, the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand, is about a two-hour trip from Laem Chabang Port. The city is situated at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. It is a place where the past, present, and future live harmoniously together, as reflected by the luxury hotels and gleaming skyscrapers that grace the skyline alongside dazzling, historical temples. The city's wealth of cultural landmarks and attractions in addition to its notorious entertainment venues has made it synonymous with exoticism. Read more about Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    29 Thursday, February 23, 2023 Cruising The Gulf Of Thailand
    30 Friday, February 24, 2023 Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the largest city of Vietnam in SE Asia, is situated on the banks of the Saigon River which flows into the Mekong delta, in the south of the country. Phu My, 70km to the SE, is one of the many ports used by tourist ships bringing visitors to this rapidly developing and dynamic city with more than 6 million citizens. Ho Chi Minh City’s architecture and lifestyle is a combination of American and Chinese influences. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Chinese style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in a very special sense. Read more about Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

    31 Saturday, February 25, 2023 Nha Trang, Viet Nam 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Nha Trang, Viet Nam

    Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khánh Hòa province, Vietnam. It is possibly best known for its bay, one of the most beautiful in the world, and the excellent scuba diving. It is a popular destination for locals, international tourists and large numbers of backpackers. The setting is stunning, with towering mountains looming up behind the city and the sweeping beach stretching into the distance, the turquoise waters dotted with little islands. Read more about Nha Trang, Viet Nam

    32 Sunday, February 26, 2023 Cruising The South China Sea
    33 Monday, February 27, 2023 Hong Kong, Hong Kong 12:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea, is a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West, a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. Hong Kong offers a host of memorable tourist attractions within its compact area. Victoria Harbour and the Giant Buddha are among the most awe-inspiring. Then take the famous Escalator and the Tram to the Peak, the tallest point on the island, with some of the most expensive homes to be found anywhere. Read more about Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    34 Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Hong Kong, Hong Kong 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea, is a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West, a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. Hong Kong offers a host of memorable tourist attractions within its compact area. Victoria Harbour and the Giant Buddha are among the most awe-inspiring. Then take the famous Escalator and the Tram to the Peak, the tallest point on the island, with some of the most expensive homes to be found anywhere. Read more about Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    35 Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Cruising Teh Taiwan Strait
    36 Thursday, March 2, 2023 Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan, Province of China 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan, Province of China

    Taipei, located on the Danshui River, is the largest city and the capital of Taiwan, in the Republic of China. It lies 25 km SW of the Pacific Ocean port Keelung in northern Taiwan. Now a sprawling metropolis, for those who love the hustle and bustle of a big city, it truly is a great place to visit. It is renowned for its Shopping Malls, among the most popular being Core Pacific City. Read more about Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan, Province of China

    37 Friday, March 3, 2023 Ishigaki, Japan 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Ishigaki, Japan

    Ishigaki is the largest city for the Yaeyama Island Group, and is located on Ishigaki Island, as is the area's major boat terminal, Ishigaki Port. It is the southernmost of the Ryukyu (or Nansei) Islands chain, of which the largest is Okinawa. The island enjoys a thriving culture steeped in traditions that are a mixture from Japan, China, nearby Taiwan (230km to the west), and its former trading partners. Much of the island and surrounding waters including Mount Omoto and Kabira Bay are protected as part of Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park. Read more about Ishigaki, Japan

    38 Saturday, March 4, 2023 Cruising The East China Sea
    39 Sunday, March 5, 2023 Shanghai, China 7:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Shanghai, China

    Shanghai, at the mouth of the Yangtze River on the mid-coast of mainland China, is the most populous city in the People's Republic. It is the largest centre of commerce and finance on mainland China, and the show-piece of the world's fastest-growing major economy. It is a major cruise port rivalling Hong Kong and Singapore, and the largest container port in the world. Check your visa requirements. Read more about Shanghai, China

    40 Monday, March 6, 2023 Shanghai, China 12:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Shanghai, China

    Shanghai, at the mouth of the Yangtze River on the mid-coast of mainland China, is the most populous city in the People's Republic. It is the largest centre of commerce and finance on mainland China, and the show-piece of the world's fastest-growing major economy. It is a major cruise port rivalling Hong Kong and Singapore, and the largest container port in the world. Check your visa requirements. Read more about Shanghai, China

    41 Tuesday, March 7, 2023 Cruising The Yellow Sea
    42 Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Seoul, South Korea 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Seoul, South Korea

    Seoul is the capital of South Korea, and is located on the Han River in the country's north-west. The city is an hour from Incheon port. With almost half of South Korea's population living in its greater area, it is the country's foremost economic, political and cultural centre. With its technologically advanced infrastructure, Seoul was chosen by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, as the World Design Capital of 2010. Read more about Seoul, South Korea

    43 Thursday, March 9, 2023 Cruising The East China Sea
    44 Friday, March 10, 2023 Kagoshima, Japan 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Kagoshima, Japan

    Kagoshima lies on the southern tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan. It is the picturesque capital of the Prefecture of the same name. Due to its active stratovolcano Sakurajima – Kagoshima's Vesuvius, seen east of the port – and its 'excitable' inhabitants, it is often compared to its Italian sister city, Naples. It also has a similar mild climate and palm-lined streets. Read more about Kagoshima, Japan

    45 Saturday, March 11, 2023 Kochi, Japan 10:00 AM 8:00 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

    46 Sunday, March 12, 2023 Kobe, Japan 8:00 AM 10:00 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

    47 Monday, March 13, 2023 Cruising The Pacific Ocean
    48 Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Tokyo, Japan 8:00 AM 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

    49 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

    50 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

    51 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

    52 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

    53 Sunday, March 19, 2023 Cruising The Kanmon Strait
    54 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

    55 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

    56 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

    57 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

    58 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

    59 Saturday, March 25, 2023 Cruising The Philippine Sea
    60 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

    61 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

    62 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

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    Grand Asia Exploration

    Cruiseline: Regent Seven Seas Cruises Ship: Seven Seas Explorer Departure: Thursday, January 26, 2023 Nights: 61 nights Departs: Sydney Returns: Yokohama

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