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Passenger capacity is 264 but limited to 199 exclusively on A&K charters. This allows us to deliver an authentic small-ship cruising experience, optimised to offer comfortable, uncrowded access to beautiful public spaces.
Holiday Length

13 nights

Price guide

From £13,415pp

The price shown is a guide – based on two people sharing and excluding international flights. Please reference the Departure dates & prices box below for more details and ask your travel specialist for more information.
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A&K expedition – Wonders of Japan

Discover authentic Japan as Le Soleal cruises the west coast, showcasing some of country’s best destinations including Takamatsu, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Karatsu and Kanazawa. Explore medieval wooden castles, stroll through ancient ruins and learn about Japan’s thriving industries including tea and olive farms, glass-making workshops and sake distilleries. Enjoy Japan’s vibrant art scene with visits to art districts and museums and reflect on Japan’s more recent history with a visit to Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum. Experience a Japan cruise from the luxury of Le Soleal, with guaranteed balcony accommodation available exclusively on A&K charters.

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A&K expedition – Wonders of Japan


  • Cruise for 11 nights on stunning, luxurious Le Soleal enjoying A&K exclusives that include guaranteed balcony accommodation and an on-board capacity limited to just 199 guests
  • Begin your adventure with a two-night stay in bustling Osaka and choose from a range of exciting excursions
  • Sail with a remarkable team handpicked by A&K, featuring our expert enrichment specialists and local guides, a skilled service staff and crew, and one of the best on-board capacity ratios at one staff member to every 1.3 guests
  • Enjoy all-inclusive cruising, complete with tips, unlimited house drinks, every on-board meal and most meals ashore, port charges, complimentary wifi, and Traveller’s Valet® laundry service
  • Design your Day® and choose from an array of included, expertly led onshore excursions that delve deeper into Japanese culture, art, gardens, history, and economics
  • Witness a private performance by the world-renowned Kodo taiko drummers
  • Immerse yourself in mesmerising Japanese art, with opportunities to visit the Chichu Art Museum and Adachi Museum of Art
  • Visit Gyeongju, South Korea, an ancient dynastic capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Reflect on Japan’s turbulent history and witness its miraculous resurgence at Hiroshima
  • Enjoy fascinating on-board lectures and presentations led by our knowledgeable enrichment specialists on traditions and customs, art, wildlife, history, and nature

Please download the PDF to view all prices for our Asia & The Pacific Luxury Expedition Cruises 

See all of our 2020-2021 prices (PDF – 60KB)

Departure date

The departure date for this Luxury Expedition Cruise is:

13 June 2020 – 26 June 2020 (13 nights)


This departure is aboard Le Soleal 

View Le Soleal deck plan (PDF – 775KB)

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