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Rising Sun! Princess Cruises celebrates huge increase in UK demand for Japan sailings

Princess Cruises is celebrating a massive increase in the number of Brits booking Japan cruises.

Bookings for 2018 are up by more than 75 per cent compared with 2017, representing one of the highest periods of growth since Princess started sailing to Asia 30 years ago.

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Diamond Princess is tailored to offer Japanese experiences
Overall, Princess has seen a near 40 per cent year-on-year increase in UK guest bookings for sailings to Asia, establishing it as the second most popular destination for UK guests.

Diamond Princess will be sailing 60 cruises in Japan from April to December, when guests can sail solely around the region or combine it with other countries including South Korea, Taiwan, Russia and Vietnam.

Next year’s Japan cruise programme includes “more ashore” night calls in 12 ports, allowing guests to enjoy extra time on shore with departures from 9pm or later; “highlights of Japan cruisetour” available on ten voyages that give guests the opportunity to experience the main sights in Kyoto or Tokyo before or after their cruise; and seven voyages inside of school summer holiday dates.

Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president UK and Europe, said: “Cruises to Japan, and more widely across Asia, are going from strength to strength. Our guests tell us that a voyage to Japan or Asia is particularly appealing as they can enjoy the wide variety of local and cultural experiences all from the comfort of a Princess ship.

“Guests sailing to Japan will travel on Diamond Princess, a ship tailored to offer Japanese experiences such as dining in a sushi restaurant or relaxing in the traditional Izumi bath. This allows them to really immerse themselves in the culture both on shore and onboard.”

A seven night Japan Explorer cruise on Diamond Princess, sailing roundtrip from Tokyo and departing 15 August 15, 2018, starts from £959pp with $50pp free onboard spending money.

Princess Cruises: 0344 338 8672 or visit www.princess.com/holiday

Posted on 25th October 2017 at 10:18 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Princess Cruises |

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