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Capacity

199

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 £14,285

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

Cruise

Highlights

Wonders of Japan Cruise: Cherry Blossom Season

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.

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Wonders of Japan Cruise: Cherry Blossom Season

Inclusions

  • 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
 

2023

 
 Cabin Per person from
 Classic stateroom £POA
 Deluxe stateroom £POA
 Premier stateroom £POA
 Superior stateroom £POA
 Prestige suite £POA
 Premier two-room suite £POA
 Prestige two-room suite £POA
 Owners suite £POA

 

Departure date

The departure dates for this Luxury Cultural Expedition are: 

29 March – 11 April 2023 (14 days)

Accommodation

This departure is aboard Le Soleal

View Le Soleal deck plan

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.

Suzana Machado Doliveira, Expedition Director

Leading A&K cruises for nearly 30 years, Suzana has travelled everywhere, including Greece, the Arctic and Antarctica. She has led A&K’s Japan program for years with a strong passion for Japanese culture.

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.

COVID-19

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

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