Luxury Cherry Blossom Discovery
Your 14 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday Includes
Return Economy Flights to Tokyo
Your Pre Cruise Experience in Tokyo
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Tokyo
Your 12 Night Celebrity Cruise
12 Night Cherry Blossom Cruise from Tokyo, Yokohama Onboard Celebrity Solstice in an Interior Stateroom
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Bonus Onboard Beverage Package including Beer, Wine, Spirits & Cocktails
Bonus Onboard Wifi Package
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges
Onboard Prepaid Gratuities
Bonus Low Deposit from $499 pp*
Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings
General Departure Information
$4690 per person twin share ex Auckland
$4889 per person twin share ex Christchurch
Set sail on 28 March 2023
Upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom from only $899 per person
Upgrade to a Concierge Class Stateroom from only $1,999 per person
Day 1 – 2: Tokyo, Japan
Welcome to Tokyo! Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and ancient traditions, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among the neon-glowing skyscrapers and historical temples which make for a truly unmatched experience. Enjoy your 2-night hotel stay to explore the sights.
Day 3: Yokohama, Japan
After a morning at leisure, embark your cruise today and sail our of Yokohama. Allow yourself time to explore Yokohama as it has completely transformed over the past few decades and is now one of Japan’s largest ports and the gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else.
Day 4: At Sea
Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found in the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.
Day 5: Aomori, Japan
Here, nature and culture fuse as one. The Shirakami Mountains, which embrace the world’s largest virgin forest of beech trees, have been awarded a World Heritage Site designation. Reminders of ancient times abound throughout Aomori Port as well, and you can also indulge in the serene atmosphere of the Sannai-Maruyama Ruins, Japan’s largest, which are said to have been established around 4,000 to 5,000 BC. Stroll Aomori’s premiere Shinsen Ichiba seafood market where restaurateurs hand-pick fresh produce then slurp up delicious ramen noodles at one of its counter restaurants.
Day 6: Hakodate, Japan
If Japan ever had a wild west, it was Hokkaido. Oh, all the classic movie stuff of samurai bashing each other with swords never made it this far north, but the image of the West—open spaces, places to disappear, actual land horizons (which no other island in Japan has)—lingers.
Day 7: At Sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.
Day 8: Busan, South Korea
It is Busan’s trading port that makes it an international metropolis while its beautiful sea vistas make it a charming place to unwind. Experience the serenity of Beomeosa Temple, climb the Busan Tower or rejuvenate at Hushimchung Spa.
Day 9: At Sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.
Day 10: Hiroshima, Japan
While paying tribute to the infamous nuclear attack that destroyed the city in 1945, Hiroshima is now defined as a beacon of peace and prides itself on its exceptional natural beauty. None more iconic than 300 cherry blossom trees in bloom at Peace Memorial Park and enjoy local delicacies.
Day 11: Kobe, Japan
Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Kobe is situated between mountains and the sea, it is Japan’s sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine.
Day 12: Kyoto (Osaka), Japan
From temples, gardens, traditional teahouses, and Geisha’s, Kyoto is your step into Japanese culture. Use Kyoto as your gateway to Osaka as well. Osaka is renown for its modern architecture, nightlife, and delicious street food. The 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle has undergone countless restorations and remains as the city’s most historical landmark.
Day 13: At Sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.
Day 14: Shimizu, Japan
In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walkthrough the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise, or learn of undersea delights at Japan’s first sushi museum, and get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro.
Day 15: Tokyo, Japan
Farewell Tokyo as you disembark Celebrity Solstice for the last time and fly home today or ask us about our flexible flights & extend your stay.
Celebrity Solstice is the star ship of the Solstice Class and was christened in November 2008. Known for her modern luxury, Solstice offers some very unique features including a real-grass deck, glassblowing studio, and a 12 level high atrium as her focal point. The ship can accommodate 2,852 passengers, 1,250 staff with a length spanning 315 metres.
Enjoy some of the finest cuisines at sea, paired with a Cellar Masters wine tasting session, view the stars at the Sky Observation Lounge, sit in awe under the astonishing chandelier in the Main Restaurant and learn the centuries-old profession of Hot Glass Blowing. There is always something to do onboard Solstice and plenty of relaxing activities such as the day spa treatment.
Travel based on Cruise Departure 28 March 2023
Prices are per person twin share in NZD based on travel from Auckland unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to availability and currency fluctuations & subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day-by-day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to the availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US-based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size, or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations, and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from New Zealand.