Autumn in Japan - September 2017



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Japan will mesmerise you with its mix of sacred traditions, breathtaking temples, tranquil gardens, pulsating cities, super-fast trains and futuristic technology. It’s a fascinating country of contrasts you must experience at least once. Our exclusive, escorted tour by land and sea showcases all the wondrous sights, sounds and aromas guaranteed to make Japan one of the most rewarding destinations you’ve ever visited.

 

Two nights amongst the neon lights, imperial palaces and grand temples of Tokyo begin our Japanese journey, including a visit to the bright lights of the famous Ginza shopping district and a lesson on how to make sushi. We then board our deluxe, floating resort, Diamond Princess, for a 9-night circle cruise around Japan including the feudal castles and gardens of Aomori, the Samurai culture and virgin beech forests of Akita, the cosy teahouses and bustling seafood markets of Toyama and the hot sand baths and springs of volcano-flanked Kagoshima in the south. We also visit Busan in South Korea where, in Buddhist culture, drinking tea is treated as a form of calming meditation. Try it for yourself.

 

Disembarking back in Tokyo, the next chapter of our exotic adventure unfolds with a 4-night overland tour beginning with a ride on the scenic Komagatake Ropeway which offers views of Japan’s spiritual heart, Mt Fuji. An exciting 320 kilometre per hour Bullet Train ride brings us to the ancient, cultural capital of Kyoto with its dazzling shrines and temples. An apprentice, kimono-dressed geisha will perform elegant dances for us during a Maiko performance and we’ll also join time-honoured tea ceremonies and feast on delicious, local cuisine such as sushi, tempura, soba, ramen and sake. Before we fly home, we visit one of Japan’s most photographed landmarks, spectacular Osaka Castle, and ascend the heights of  the amazing Umeda Sky Building Floating Observatory overlooking Osaka.

 

You’ll be hosted by Cruise Express the whole way with all the details of this luxurious tour looked after. Record numbers of Australians are now enjoying the wondrous allure of Japan and our previous hosted tours to this beautiful country, with its warm and gentle people, have booked out with glowing reviews. We hope we can share the magic of Japan with you in 2017.

17 night PACKAGE INCLUSIONS 

  Return economy class airfares with Qantas including taxes from Sydney. Connections from other cities available on request

 6 night escorted land tour of Japan including:

 2 nights Tokyo accommodation at the Akasaka Excel Hotel (or similar) including breakfast daily

 1 night Yokohama accommodation at the Yumoto Fujiya Hotel (or similar) including breakfast

 3 nights Kyoto accommodation at the New Miyako Hotel (or similar) including breakfast daily

 Travel aboard Japan's famous Bullet Trains

 Extensive sightseeing as indicated in itinerary

  9 night cruise on Diamond Princess including gratuities, port charges, entertainment and meals onboard

  Welcome aboard cocktail party

  Group transfers throughout

  Services of a professional Cruise Express Tour Manager

  Cruise Express souvenir backpack, cap or visor and lanyard

   

 













 

     

 

PACKAGE FARES

EARLYBIRD FARES - SAVE up to $3,000 PER COUPLE!
Book by 14 March 2017. Fares below reflect discounted pricing.

Inside Cabin - Limited space
 
Approximately 15.6 to 16.9 sq. m. 

from $6,990* pp twin share
from $8,990* sole occupancy 


 

Obstructed Oceanview Cabin Limited space
 Approximately 183 sq. ft. to 194 sq. ft. 

from 
$7,190* pp twin share
from $9,990* sole occupancy



Balcony Cabin Limited space
 Approximately 22 sq. m. and 4.3 sq. m. balcony

from 
$7,990* twin share
from $10,990* sole occupancy


Mini-Suite Limited space
 
Approximately 32.8 sq. m. and 7.4 sq. m. balcony

from $8,490* pp twin share

from $11,990* sole occupancy


Stateroom & Suite images are representative of staterooms & suites in that category and type.  
Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities. 
*All fares are based on a SYD departure.  Departure from other cities available on request.  

 


Diamond Princess

As one of only two Princess Cruises ships built in Japan, it’s not surprising this exotic gem can often be found sailing to the most intriguing vacation destinations abroad. Great-tasting cuisine can be found throughout, including at the popular Italian restaurant, Sabatini’s®, where freshly prepared pasta creations reign supreme. In the elegant dining rooms, you’ll find sommeliers to help you enhance your meal with paired wines. Poolside, hand-tossed pizza is available just out of the oven. And, as an added bonus, both Movies Under the Stars® and The Sanctuary®, a tranquil haven exclusively for adults, have recently been added to Diamond Princess!

 

Registry: London - United Kingdom United Kingdom     Built: 2004     Builder: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Japan     Gross tonnage: 115,875 grt

Passengers: 2,670    Crew: 1,100

Length: 290.2 m    Beam: 37.5 m    Speed: 22 knots



   

   



 

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Deposit, terms and conditions - Important Information

A non-refundable deposit of $2,000 per person will be due upon confirmation of package. There is no charge for direct deposits or payment by cheque. Credit card payments incur a fee of 1.2% for Visa and Mastercard or 3% for Diners Club and American Express. *Offer is not combinable with other promotions, is capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice.  All fares are subject to the terms and conditions as set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers which may be obtained at the time of confirmation. Fares and inclusions may be withdrawn at any time. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions, and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such error or omission. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance. Deposits may be higher dependant on airfare ticketing restrictions. Once ticketed, airfares may be non refundable. Changes to airfare or package components may incurr a fee for each change made.


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