Japan's Cherry Blossoms 2023

Japan

9 NIGHT CRUISE
9 NIGHT CRUISE
RETURN FLIGHTS
RETURN FLIGHTS
3 BONUS NIGHTS
3 BONUS NIGHTS
MYCRUISES EXCLUSIVE BONUSES
MYCRUISES EXCLUSIVE BONUSES

My Cruises Package Inclusions

  • Low Deposit from 299*pp
  • Return economy flights to Tokyo
  • 9 Night cruise onboard Norwegian Sun in an interior cabin
  • Overnight stay onboard in Osaka
  • All on board meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of on board activities, and entertainment
  • All Port Taxes & Charges Included

 

BONUS Value

  • BONUS 3 Nights pre cruise accommodation in a centrally located hotel in Tokyo
  • BONUS My Cruises Holiday Savings

 

General Departure Information 

$3990 per person twin share ex Auckland
$4090 per person 
twin share ex Christchurch

Please note departure can be out of Auckland or out of Christchurch

 

General Sail Date Information

Set Sail on Thursday, March 23, 2023

General Upgrade Information

Upgrade to Oceanview Cabin from only $399 per person
Upgrade to Balcony Cabin from only $1,099 per person

Day 1: Tokyo, Japan
Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan’s largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savour traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination.

Day 2: Mount Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through 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. Shop for traditional Japanese wooden handcrafts and fabrics unique to the region, and sample some yokan, a sweet jellied confection.

Day 3 & 4: Kyoto (Osaka), Japan
Visit the breathtaking temples and shrines of Japan’s old imperial capital, Kyoto, or explore ancient Nara, the cradle of Japanese arts, literature and crafts, with its magnificent shrines and temples that predate Kyoto’s. Stroll through Nara Park, famed for its deer and impressive Kasuga Grand Shrine. Then travel on to Osaka and its famed castle.

Day 5: Beppu, Japan
As you approach the coastal town of Beppu, it might appear as if the town were smoldering. In reality, it’s steam escaping from its many hot springs, Beppu’s claim to fame-along with hot spring experiences, from mud baths to sand baths. Their most famous, Hell circuit (Jigoku), are only for admiring, not bathing. Beppu Park, in the city’s centre, offers green space and a vibrant Japanese garden. In spring, cherry blossoms attract thousands of visitors; in fall, autumn leaves do the same. Tomonaga Panya, a local bakery since 1916, has an English menu and a signature delicacy, wanchan (doggie) bun. Guests love its custard filling and raisin face.

Day 6: Busan, South Korea
Busan – South Korea’s second largest city – is a harmonious blend of age-old culture and contemporary metropolitan flair. The downtown skyline and Bampo Bridge are two of Busan’s visual wonders. The old-world Buddhist temples and vintage structures preserve the essence of Korean history and culture. Equally captivating is the abundance of Busan’s natural landscape, from miles of unspoiled beaches to expansive mountainous terrain. Busan is also home to one of the largest trading ports in the world, and its growing popularity in tourism and commerce makes this South Korean city a must-see destination.

Day 7: Nagasaki, Japan
Nagasaki is often equated with the dropping of the atomic bomb, and there are many moving museums, memorials and monuments dedicated to its World War II history that shouldn’t be missed. Yet modern Nagasaki offers a vibrant and charming atmosphere that’s waiting to be explored. Among its cobblestone and rolling hills, the city boasts a rich culinary scene that will excite your inner foodie. To capture Nagasaki’s scenic beauty, consider a cable car ride or harbour tour. Centuries-old shrines, temples and churches dot the landscape and are a must see.

Day 8: Kagoshima, Japan
Visit the exquisite Iso-Teien Garden and its villa, built in 1660, and enjoy gorgeous views before a short ferry ride to smoking Sakurajima for a close-up view of the volcano and its lava fields. Or journey into the countryside to Chiran and its well-preserved streets lined with samurai homes. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Lake Ikeda and the stunning vistas of the Satsuma Peninsula. Local Satsuma dolls, unique cards printed with ink made from volcanic ash, and unusual wooden toys make interesting souvenirs. And be sure to try some miso soup, sashimi or ramen, the area’s famous noodles.

Day 9: At Sea

Day 10: Tokyo, Japan
Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan’s largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savour traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination.

Norwegian Sun

A smaller ship accommodating 1,936 cruise passengers, the Norwegian Sun offers Mexican Riviera cruises which sail through the Panama Canal, Alaska cruises, and Caribbean cruises. Built in 2001 and refurbished in 2018, she is equipped with everything you would expect from an NCL cruise liner including a spa, casino, 14 dining options, daily activities, nightly entertainment plus 12 bars and lounges. Choose from two main dining rooms, casual cafes, grills and signature dishes with an array of wine options. Head to Cagney’s Steakhouse for a delicious steak & wine combo, authentic Italian meals at La Cucina or french cuisine at Le Bistro. You’ll be hard pressed to decide on your favourite bar and lounge. Enjoy a casual coffee or cocktail at the Atrium Cafe & Bar, spend a night under the disco lights in Dazzles Nightclub, or head to the sports bar to watch live games all around the world.

Travel based on cruise departure on 23 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 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.

From $3,990*
Per Person Twin Share
Includes
$3,500
In Bonus Value
Valued At
$5,740
Per Person Twin Share