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Largest ever Princess Cruises Japan programme offers 60 voyages in 2018

Princess Cruises is offering its most expansive programme for Japan in 2018, with more departures and ports than ever before and more than 60 voyages between April and December ranging from four to 23 nights.

Sailings from Japan have become increasingly popular amongst Princess Cruises’ UK guests, with Asia now the second most visited destination for the line.

Diamond Princess in Kagoshima, Japan
Diamond Princess, pictured cruising in Kagoshima, is tailored to offer Japanese experiences

Guests can cruise solely around Japan, or combine it with other countries including South Korea, Taiwan, Russia and Vietnam.


  • ‘More Ashore’ night calls in 12 ports, allowing guests to enjoy more time on shore with departures from 9pm or later
  • ‘Highlights of Japan cruisetour’ available on ten voyages at an extra cost, providing guests with the opportunity to experience the main sights in Kyoto or Tokyo before or after their cruise
  • Seven voyages inside of school summer holiday dates
  • Twelve UNESCO World Cruise Heritage sites to explore such as the historic monuments of Ancient Kyoto
  • Cruises that coincide with the Nebuta festival (departing 27 July) and Kumano fireworks (departing 15 August)
  • A Spring Flowers cruise (departing 13 April) for the April cherry blossom season
  • For the Japan Explorer voyage with Kumano fireworks, prices start from £979pp for seven nights sailing roundtrip from Tokyo on 15 August. The seven-night Spring Flowers voyage, sailing roundtrip from Tokyo on 13 April, costs from £879pp.

    The season also includes six maiden ports of call and two new autumn sailings. The new voyages, named Fall Foliage, will take place during Japan’s peak autumn season.

    The itinerary includes calls to regions famous for their changing autumn colours, including Kyoto (Osaka) and Momijidani Park in Iwakuni. Prices start from £999pp for the eight-night voyage, departing October 8, 2018.

    Guests will sail on the 2,700-guest Diamond Princess which is tailored to offer Japanese experiences. The dining rooms serve a wide range of authentic cuisine, including sushi, and the ship boasts the largest Japanese bath of its kind at sea - a traditional onsen that’s both indoors and outdoors. ‘Rakugo’ storytelling performances and origami classes are also offered onboard.

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    Posted on 20th September 2017 at 09:16 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Princess Cruises |

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