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Save Up To £1,570pp On Wonders Of Japan Cruise: Cherry Blossom Season 2023

Valid for travel 29 March – 11 April 2023

Valid for travel 29 March – 11 April 2023. Offer can be withdrawn at any time. For Ts&Cs and availability, please speak to one of our travel specialists.



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 £16,480

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.
Holiday type



Wonders of Japan Cruise: Cherry Blossom Season 2023

Experience fascinating Japan during springtime with a chance to witness the country’s iconic cherry blossoms alongside a professional photographer. Spanning five islands, this all-encompassing cruise explores Japan’s culturally rich coastline with a pre-cruise stay in Osaka and included shore excursions throughout, including a visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, the Adachi Museum of Art and its gardens, and Kanazawa’s historic district.


  • An exclusively chartered, all-inclusive voyage led by A&K’s Expedition Team
  • Pre- and/or post-cruise stays at stylish, ideally located hotels and A&K-led city tours
  • Airport meet and greet and transfers
  • Private balcony with every onboard accommodation and Butler Service with every suite
  • Maximum personnel-to-guest Ratio of 1 to 1.3
  • Culinary program featuring French-inspired cuisine, including house drinks, afternoon tea and pastries
  • 24-hour room service and breakfast in bed
  • Complimentary expedition parka, backpack and water bottle, and use of waterproof pants, boots and trekking poles
  • Zodiac excursions led by expert naturalist driver-guides
  • Traveller’s Valet® laundry service
  • All gratuities, port charges and taxes
  • Complimentary Wi-fi on board and in hotels
  • Onboard Service from an English-speaking staff, Including an accredited physician
  • 24/7 A&K on-call support
  • Witness private performances by the world-renowned Kodo taiko drummers, Kabuki warriors and geishas
  • Immerse yourself in mesmerising Japanese gardens, perhaps visiting the Adachi Museum of Art gardens
  • Visit Gyeongju, South Korea, ancient dynastic capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Reflect on Japan’s turbulent history and witness its miraculous resurgence in Hiroshima
  • Enjoy fascinating onboard lectures and presentations led by our enrichment specialists on Japanese history, culture and gardens


 Cabin Per person from  Special offer from
 Classic stateroom £18,050 £16,480
 Deluxe stateroom £20,015 £18,445
 Premier stateroom £20,800 £19,230
 Superior stateroom £25,510 £23,940
 Prestige Suite £29,825 £28,255
 Premier 2 room suite £37,285 £35,715
 Prestige 2 room suite £39,245 £37,675
 Owner's Suite £44,740 £43,170


Prices above are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £13,540

Departure date

The departure dates for this Luxury Cultural Expedition are:

29 March – 11 April 2023 (14 days)


This departure is aboard Le Soleal 

Featured Experts

Simon Rickard, Botanist

Simon is a renowned botanical guide for Botanica World Discoveries for whom he has led garden tours to the UK and continental Europe, Japan, South America and New Zealand.

Mark Edward Harris, Photo Enrichment Coach

After graduating with a master’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles, Mark’s photography career took him from doing stills for the Merv Griffin Show to assignments in more than 100 countries. His award-winning work has appeared in numerous publications, including LIFE and The New York Times, and his books include The Way of the Japanese Bath and North Korea. He is currently putting the final touches on The People of the Forest, a book about orangutans.

Pre- & post-tour extensions

Kyoto pre-tour extension – available on selected departures.

Tokyo post-tour extension – available on selected departures.

Journey details

Due to the nature of Luxury Expedition Cruises, itineraries are for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain onboard.


Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this programme. See our Frequently Asked Questions.

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