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Japan, Taiwan

8D7N Japanese subtropical Islands

8D7N Japanese subtropical Islands

Per Pax
From: $28930 $4880 From: €5931 €4151 From: £5063 £3544 From: RM28930 RM20250 From: CAD8766 CAD6136 From: SGD9402 SGD6581 From: AUD9605 AUD6723 From: HKD54388 HKD38070
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Luxury cruise aboard to experience a truly exceptional sea voyage with a difference. Discover expeditions to the majestic landscapes of the Artic and the Antarctic. Great choice for couples, solo travelers and those who love small-ship cruising. Ponant Cruises offers exceptional bilingual service, world-class dining and elegantly-appointed accommodation and public areas in terms of the onboard experience. Choose a cruise on an Explorer Class vessel, you will benefit from several expedition-style features. Relaxing in the Blue Eye Lounge, an underwater multi-sensory environment that boasts comfortable seating and privileged views of life beneath the waves. Ponant’s expedition ships also carry a fleet of Zodiacs deployed frequently throughout each itinerary for sightseeing excursions and trips ashore.

Cities to Visit: Osaka - Kikaijima - Zamami - Kumejima - Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park - Yonagunijima - Keelung
Language: English

~ PONANT Bonus Discount up to 30%

Booking Period: from Now till September 30, 2021
Travel Period: from May 24, 2022 till May 31, 2022
Tour Highlight
~ First expedition cruise in the world that goes to the heart of the sublime landscapes of southern Japan's tropical islands.
~ Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist-guides.
~ Sailing in the mangrove of Iriomote Island
~ Explore the culture of Okinaw
~ Opportunity to snorkelling around the renowned coral reefs of Zamami Island.
~ Possibility of diving (PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board and of snorkelling with your expedition team.
What To Expect
PONANT is the first cruise company to take you to the heart of the sublime landscapes of the tropical islands in southern Japan during an expedition cruise. On this all-new 8-day itinerary aboard Le Soléal, from Osaka to Taiwan, you will discover the rich natural heritage of the Okinawa archipelago and the Ryukyu Islands
  • Day 1: ARRIVE OSAKA, JAPAN (EMBARKATION)

    Embarkation from 15h00 to 16h00. Departure at 17h00. Your ship is ready for boarding.
    Dinner

  • Day 2: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 3: KIKAIJIMA

    Located between continental Japan and the main island of Okinawa, Kikaijima is a small preserved coral island where nature unfurls in all its splendour. During your exploration, perhaps you will notice some ancient coral stone walls, like an echo of the ever-present ocean. You’ll also be able to enjoy a snorkelling trip and delightful possibilities for swimming.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 4: ZAMAMI

    Zamami is an island in the Kerama archipelago, 40 km (25 miles) west of Okinawa Island in the China Sea. Zamami is also renowned for the beauty of its coral reefs. The observation deck on Mount Takatsuki reveals stunning views of the Kerama Islands
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 5: KUMEJIMA

    Located 90 km (56 miles) to the south-west of Okinawa Honto, Kumejima is a multifaceted island home to natural treasures. Hatenohama, a stunning 7 km-long (4.3 miles) fine-sand beach, promises wonderful carefree moments discovering the exceptional underwater worlds off the coast of Kumejima. Mifuga, a rock formation on the north coast of the island with a hole right through its middle. The eastern peninsula offers another geological feature, Tatami-ishi, visible at low tide: 1,000 flat rocks each around one metre (3.2 feet) in diameter, formed by the contraction of lava from a nearby eruption a million years ago.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 6: IRIOMOTE-ISHIGAKI NATIONAL PARK

    Situated in the Yaeyama Islands, Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park was established in 1972 and covers 125 km2 (48 square miles). The park includes the islands of Iriomote and Ishigaki, the Sekisei lagoon which connects the two islands, as well as Hatoma and Hateruma, two islands in the lagoon. Iriomote is a heaven for explorers, with rivers running through it and 90% of the island covered in subtropical forest. You may get to glimpse an Iriomote cat or a crested serpent eagle, two endemic species.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 7: YONAGUNIJIMA

    The geographic situation of the island of Yonagunijima, the most remote and western in the Japanese archipelago of Okinawa. The island is also renowned for the Yonaguni horses, a small breed standing only a metre high, which graze freely here. If you dive, Yonagunijima will delight you with its sea beds which are as exceptional as they are mysterious.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 8: DEPART KEELUNG, TAIWAN (DISEMBARKATION)

    Disembarkation at 07h00. Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
    Breakfast

Whats Included
~ 7 nights shipboard on Ponant Cruise
~ All meals & drinks onboard (excluding premium brands)
– Safety & port charges
~ 24 hour room service (special selection)
~ Butler service (special selection)
~ Free unlimited WIFI onboard
~ Evening entertainment and events

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Airport transfer
~ Travel Insurance & Visa
~ Gratuities

~ PONANT Bonus Discount up to 30%

Booking Period: from Now till September 30, 2021
Travel Period: from May 24, 2022 till May 31, 2022
Tour Highlight
~ First expedition cruise in the world that goes to the heart of the sublime landscapes of southern Japan's tropical islands.
~ Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist-guides.
~ Sailing in the mangrove of Iriomote Island
~ Explore the culture of Okinaw
~ Opportunity to snorkelling around the renowned coral reefs of Zamami Island.
~ Possibility of diving (PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board and of snorkelling with your expedition team.
What To Expect
PONANT is the first cruise company to take you to the heart of the sublime landscapes of the tropical islands in southern Japan during an expedition cruise. On this all-new 8-day itinerary aboard Le Soléal, from Osaka to Taiwan, you will discover the rich natural heritage of the Okinawa archipelago and the Ryukyu Islands
  • Day 1: ARRIVE OSAKA, JAPAN (EMBARKATION)

    Embarkation from 15h00 to 16h00. Departure at 17h00. Your ship is ready for boarding.
    Dinner

  • Day 2: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 3: KIKAIJIMA

    Located between continental Japan and the main island of Okinawa, Kikaijima is a small preserved coral island where nature unfurls in all its splendour. During your exploration, perhaps you will notice some ancient coral stone walls, like an echo of the ever-present ocean. You’ll also be able to enjoy a snorkelling trip and delightful possibilities for swimming.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 4: ZAMAMI

    Zamami is an island in the Kerama archipelago, 40 km (25 miles) west of Okinawa Island in the China Sea. Zamami is also renowned for the beauty of its coral reefs. The observation deck on Mount Takatsuki reveals stunning views of the Kerama Islands
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 5: KUMEJIMA

    Located 90 km (56 miles) to the south-west of Okinawa Honto, Kumejima is a multifaceted island home to natural treasures. Hatenohama, a stunning 7 km-long (4.3 miles) fine-sand beach, promises wonderful carefree moments discovering the exceptional underwater worlds off the coast of Kumejima. Mifuga, a rock formation on the north coast of the island with a hole right through its middle. The eastern peninsula offers another geological feature, Tatami-ishi, visible at low tide: 1,000 flat rocks each around one metre (3.2 feet) in diameter, formed by the contraction of lava from a nearby eruption a million years ago.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 6: IRIOMOTE-ISHIGAKI NATIONAL PARK

    Situated in the Yaeyama Islands, Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park was established in 1972 and covers 125 km2 (48 square miles). The park includes the islands of Iriomote and Ishigaki, the Sekisei lagoon which connects the two islands, as well as Hatoma and Hateruma, two islands in the lagoon. Iriomote is a heaven for explorers, with rivers running through it and 90% of the island covered in subtropical forest. You may get to glimpse an Iriomote cat or a crested serpent eagle, two endemic species.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 7: YONAGUNIJIMA

    The geographic situation of the island of Yonagunijima, the most remote and western in the Japanese archipelago of Okinawa. The island is also renowned for the Yonaguni horses, a small breed standing only a metre high, which graze freely here. If you dive, Yonagunijima will delight you with its sea beds which are as exceptional as they are mysterious.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 8: DEPART KEELUNG, TAIWAN (DISEMBARKATION)

    Disembarkation at 07h00. Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
    Breakfast

Whats Included
~ 7 nights shipboard on Ponant Cruise
~ All meals & drinks onboard (excluding premium brands)
– Safety & port charges
~ 24 hour room service (special selection)
~ Butler service (special selection)
~ Free unlimited WIFI onboard
~ Evening entertainment and events

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Airport transfer
~ Travel Insurance & Visa
~ Gratuities
Hotel, Flight & Transfer option

Per Pax
From: $28930 $4880 From: €5931 €4151 From: £5063 £3544 From: RM28930 RM20250 From: CAD8766 CAD6136 From: SGD9402 SGD6581 From: AUD9605 AUD6723 From: HKD54388 HKD38070
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