Ancient, high-tech Japan, a buzzing country of contrast and intrigue, has firmly regained its popularity on the world stage and to help more Australians experience its exotic mix of colourful tradition and futuristic sophistication, Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, has released a special package that offers an in-depth exploration of Japan in the northern spring of 2024 aboard the luxurious, boutique ship, Riviera.
And for bookings made with Cruise Traveller before April 30, 2023, the package offers exclusive savings and four complimentary bonuses – a pre-cruise stay in Tokyo, onboard beverages, six excursions per twin stateroom and US$600 onboard spending money per couple.
The indulgent package begins on March 18, 2024, when guests board the 1250-guest Oceania Cruises ship, Riviera, in Yokohama near Tokyo for a 12-night, round-trip voyage around Japan and South Korea. Renowned for five-star service, fine cuisine and country club elegance, the boutique ship will take pampered guests on an immersive journey that features nine destinations offering rich encounters with Japanese life, old and new.
Ports visited include the shrines and castles of Nagoya and Kochi, volcano-fringed Kagoshima, the reborn, atomic bomb cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the hot springs of Beppu and Kobe, the sushi mecca of Shimizu near the iconic peak of Mt Fuji and the fish markets of Busan in South Korea. The voyage ends back in Tokyo.
Snapshot of inclusions and features – ‘A Japanese Journey’ package
* 14-night package beginning March 18, 2024
* Free two-night stay in a Tokyo hotel pre-cruise and transfer to the ship
* 12-night return cruise from Tokyo aboard Riviera, visiting nine ports in Japan and South Korea, including the free bonuses of onboard beverages, six excursions per twin stateroom and a US$600 onboard spending credit per stateroom. Specialty restaurants on Riviera are also complimentary.
Fares for the 14-night package start at A$11,930 per person, twin-share, in a Concierge Balcony stateroom – a saving of A$760. The savings and complimentary bonuses are for bookings made by April 30, 2023. Flights from Australia are additional and can be booked through Cruise Traveller.
* For more, visit www.CruiseTraveller.com.au/AJJ24 (direct link top package) or call Cruise Traveller on 1800 507 777.
Cruise Traveller is Australia’s premier, small ship cruise specialist, representing 53 boutique, luxury and expedition cruising operators around the world.