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Japan, South Korea

9D8N The best of Japan

9D8N The best of Japan

Per Pax
From: $30400 $6371 From: €6658 €6066 From: £5715 £5208 From: RM30400 RM27700 From: CAD9059 CAD8255 From: SGD9698 SGD8836 From: AUD10093 AUD9196 From: HKD55085 HKD50192
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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: Maizuru - Sakaiminato - Busan - Nagasaki - Kagoshima - Uwajima - Hiroshima - Miyajima Island - Tamano - Osaka
Language: English

Tour Deal

~ PONANT Bonus Discount up to 5%
~ First Time Cruiser EUR 250


Booking Period: from Now till February 28, 2022
Travel Period: from May 8, 2022 till May 16, 2022
Tour Highlight
~ Discovering the ‘Empire of the Rising Sun’, its culture, its ancestral traditions and iconic sites.
~ UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Miyajima Sanctuary and its vermillion Torii, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
What To Expect
PONANT invites you to discover the Land of the Rising Sun, where the history of the samurai and the daintiness of the geishas exist side by side.
  • Day 1: ARRiVE MAIZURU, JAPAN (EMBARKATION)

    Embarkation from 17h00 to 18h00. Departure at 19h00. Your ship is ready for boarding.

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: SAKAIMINATO

    Located on the south-west coast of Honshu Island, A visit to museum feature 134 bronze statues representing Shigeru Mizuki (comic writer and artist) beloved characters. Try some local seafood specialities and enjoy the stunning views of Mt Daisen and the Yumigahama peninsula.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA

    Busan is the second largest metropolis on South Korea. You’ll find delightful simply to stroll around the lively streets and explore the city’s outstanding cultural heritage of art galleries, museums, and Buddhist sites, such as the Haedong Yonggungsa temple.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Located on the north-west coast of Kyushu, Nagasaki will impress you by its rich heritage. Despite the destruction in 1945, you can visit several ancient sites, including the 19th-century Catholic Church of Oura and its garden, the sanctuary of Suwa Shrine or several Buddhist temples. A visit to the Atomic Bomb Museum gives you insight into the extent of the damage caused by the nuclear attack. A walk in the Memorial Peace Park leads you to a collection of art offered as a gift from Japan to the world.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: KAGOSHIMA

    The seaside city of Kagoshima is best known for Sakurajima, an active volcano that faces Kinko Bay. A visit to this busy metropolis will remind you just how much the volcano is part of the inhabitants' everyday life.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: UWAJIMA

    Uwajima located on the west coast of Shikoku island, Take a chance to visit Uwajima Castle was built in the 17th-century by the powerful Date clan. The much-visited Taga Shrine is dedicated to fertility and is full of phalluses. You must taste jakoten, a local delicacy based on fried fish.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: HIROSHIMA - MIYAJIMA ISLAND

    Visiting Hiroshima is a moving experience. Hiroshima spreads along Honshu Island, along the inside coasts of Seto. A visit to the Peace Memorial Park and Genbaku Dome is a must. Continue sailing to Miyajima Island, considered to be one of the most beautiful sites in the Japanese islands. In the background you will see the Shinto Grand Sanctuary, whose entrance is guarded by a magnificent vermillion “Torii“.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: TAMANO

    Tamano located on the island of Honshu, hugging the banks of the Sento Inland Sea, Take advantage of this stop to marvel at the way in which the city has been built along the coast, stroll down the streets of Kurashiki, known as the 'white-walled city'. Another major regional attraction is the Seto Ohashi bridge. Its 12.5 kilometres make it the world's longest double-decker bridge.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9: DEPART OSAKA (DISEMBARKATION)

    Disembarkation at 06h00. Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    NOTES: Reverse course itinerary Osaka to Maizuru also available. Call for more details

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 8 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

Where to Visits

Information

~ PONANT Bonus Discount up to 5%
~ First Time Cruiser EUR 250


Booking Period: from Now till February 28, 2022
Travel Period: from May 8, 2022 till May 16, 2022
Tour Highlight
~ Discovering the ‘Empire of the Rising Sun’, its culture, its ancestral traditions and iconic sites.
~ UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Miyajima Sanctuary and its vermillion Torii, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
What To Expect
PONANT invites you to discover the Land of the Rising Sun, where the history of the samurai and the daintiness of the geishas exist side by side.
  • Day 1: ARRiVE MAIZURU, JAPAN (EMBARKATION)

    Embarkation from 17h00 to 18h00. Departure at 19h00. Your ship is ready for boarding.

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: SAKAIMINATO

    Located on the south-west coast of Honshu Island, A visit to museum feature 134 bronze statues representing Shigeru Mizuki (comic writer and artist) beloved characters. Try some local seafood specialities and enjoy the stunning views of Mt Daisen and the Yumigahama peninsula.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA

    Busan is the second largest metropolis on South Korea. You’ll find delightful simply to stroll around the lively streets and explore the city’s outstanding cultural heritage of art galleries, museums, and Buddhist sites, such as the Haedong Yonggungsa temple.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Located on the north-west coast of Kyushu, Nagasaki will impress you by its rich heritage. Despite the destruction in 1945, you can visit several ancient sites, including the 19th-century Catholic Church of Oura and its garden, the sanctuary of Suwa Shrine or several Buddhist temples. A visit to the Atomic Bomb Museum gives you insight into the extent of the damage caused by the nuclear attack. A walk in the Memorial Peace Park leads you to a collection of art offered as a gift from Japan to the world.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: KAGOSHIMA

    The seaside city of Kagoshima is best known for Sakurajima, an active volcano that faces Kinko Bay. A visit to this busy metropolis will remind you just how much the volcano is part of the inhabitants' everyday life.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: UWAJIMA

    Uwajima located on the west coast of Shikoku island, Take a chance to visit Uwajima Castle was built in the 17th-century by the powerful Date clan. The much-visited Taga Shrine is dedicated to fertility and is full of phalluses. You must taste jakoten, a local delicacy based on fried fish.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: HIROSHIMA - MIYAJIMA ISLAND

    Visiting Hiroshima is a moving experience. Hiroshima spreads along Honshu Island, along the inside coasts of Seto. A visit to the Peace Memorial Park and Genbaku Dome is a must. Continue sailing to Miyajima Island, considered to be one of the most beautiful sites in the Japanese islands. In the background you will see the Shinto Grand Sanctuary, whose entrance is guarded by a magnificent vermillion “Torii“.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: TAMANO

    Tamano located on the island of Honshu, hugging the banks of the Sento Inland Sea, Take advantage of this stop to marvel at the way in which the city has been built along the coast, stroll down the streets of Kurashiki, known as the 'white-walled city'. Another major regional attraction is the Seto Ohashi bridge. Its 12.5 kilometres make it the world's longest double-decker bridge.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9: DEPART OSAKA (DISEMBARKATION)

    Disembarkation at 06h00. Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    NOTES: Reverse course itinerary Osaka to Maizuru also available. Call for more details

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 8 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

Per Pax
From: $30400 $6371 From: €6658 €6066 From: £5715 £5208 From: RM30400 RM27700 From: CAD9059 CAD8255 From: SGD9698 SGD8836 From: AUD10093 AUD9196 From: HKD55085 HKD50192
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Cancellation Policy

~ Postpone or cancel free of charge up to 30 days prior to departure and receive 100% Future Cruise Credit of amount paid, valid on a new booking book by 28 February 2022 for a cruise scheduled to depart before 31 December 2023
~ Cancellation within 30 days prior to departure: 100% of total price


Payment Terms

~ 25% deposit must be received within 7 days of booking
~ Balance payment must be made 30 days prior to departure
~ Booking made within 90 days prior to departure require full payment at the time of booking