Japanese Explorer Cruise

Japanese Explorer Cruise

price from $2199

ABOUT THE CRUISE

Explore the shores of Japan, discovering the charm of Yokohama, the magnificence of Nagasaki, and the vast beauty of the Sendai. A 13 Nights Cruise – starting in Yokohama with stops in Mt. Fuji, Kobe, Kochi, Hiroshima, Busan, Nagasaki, Aomori, and finally back to Tokyo. Discover the Japan’s most charming and historic destinations in one incomparable voyage.

POPULAR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Imperial gardens
  • Ornate temples
  • Beomeo-sa Temple
  • Busan Tower

YOU NEED TO KNOW

Japan formally known as Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku, meaning “State of Japan”) is a sovereign island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian mainland, and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the southwest.

Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan’s land area and often are referred to as home islands. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions. Hokkaido being the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa being the southernmost one. The population of 127 million is the world’s tenth largest. Japanese people make up 98.5% of Japan’s total population. Approximately 9.1 million people live in the city of Tokyo,[16] the capital of Japan.

DAY 1: Departure Port – Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Even though Tokyo is among the largest, most frenetic cities in the world, it’s still able to maintain a great deal of efficiency and charm. Amid the endless buzzing neon signs and the overhead cable webs, Tokyo is home to some of the world’s most impressive architecture, stylish shops and 4-star restaurants. But just a short distance outside the clamor of the city is a whole different world. In the surrounding small towns and villages you’ll get a glimpse into Japan’s rich culture and traditions. Here you’ll discover scores of wooden residential homes, ancient temples, shrines and imperial gardens. From the frenzy-filled metropolis to the tranquil bonsai-tree-lined neighborhoods, Tokyo is truly a study in delightful contrasts.

DAY 2: Mt. Fuji (Shimizu), Japan

On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away. When Japan’s highest mountain is capped with snow, it’s a picture-postcard perfect volcanic cone. One of the best-known symbols of Japan, this iconic mountain has been considered sacred since ancient times and was even forbidden to women until the early 1900s.

DAY 3: Kobe, Japan

Perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Kobe is one of Japan’s most attractive and cosmopolitan cities. Home of the heralded Kobe beef, this small city is easily navigated. Visit the Hatsukura Sake Brewery Museum for a tour or dine in one of the area’s incredible restaurants.

DAY 4: Kobe, Japan

Perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Kobe is one of Japan’s most attractive and cosmopolitan cities. Home of the heralded Kobe beef, this small city is easily navigated. Visit the Hatsukura Sake Brewery Museum for a tour or dine in one of the area’s incredible restaurants.

DAY 5: Kochi, Japan

Travel by sea takes you far from the everyday. Cruise vacations allow you to see many places, yet unpack only once. Someone caters to your every whim. And you can do as much or as little as you like. Life on land suddenly seems boring.

DAY 6: Hiroshima, Japan

Cruise to Hiroshima, Japan, with Celebrity Cruises. Visit Itsukushima Shrine, established approximately 1400 years ago, which includes more than 20 buildings and see the “Grand Gate” monument that looks as if it’s floating on the sea.

DAY 7: At Sea

This day is yours to do as much or as little as you like. Take a Celebrity iLearn class and bring your vacation photos to life. Catch some sun at the pool where butlers keep you refreshed with chilled towels and sorbets. Schedule a stone massage at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Join a yoga class in the fitness center with floor-to-ceiling views of the sea. Take a food-and-wine-pairing workshop to step up your culinary game. Check your Celebrity Today daily newsletter for a list of what’s going on each day.
Experience the pools, spas and more onboard your ship.

DAY 8: Busan, South Korea

It is Busan’s premier trading port, adjacent to the Korean Straits and Japan, that makes it an international metropolis but its beautiful sea vistas that make it a charming place to unwind. Experience the serenity of Beomeo-sa Temple, climb the Busan Tower in Yongdusan Park and rejuvenate at Hushimchung Spa.

DAY 9: Nagasaki, Japan

Historically rich Nagasaki features beautiful seaside scenery and fabulous nighttime views from its mountain slopes. Secluded hot springs, fascinating museums, and ornate temples live side by side in this exciting city. Ten natural parks grace the area, and unique festivals can be experienced throughout the year. Walk through streets influenced by both Chinese and European cultures in fascinating Nagasaki.

DAY 10: At Sea

A Day at Sea

This day is yours to do as much or as little as you like. Take a Celebrity iLearn class and bring your vacation photos to life. Catch some sun at the pool where butlers keep you refreshed with chilled towels and sorbets. Schedule a stone massage at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Join a yoga class in the fitness center with floor-to-ceiling views of the sea. Take a food-and-wine-pairing workshop to step up your culinary game. Check your Celebrity Today daily newsletter for a list of what’s going on each day.

Experience the pools, spas and more onboard your ship.

DAY 11: Aomori

Travel by sea takes you far from the everyday. Cruise vacations allow you to see many places, yet unpack only once. Someone caters to your every whim. And you can do as much or as little as you like. Life on land suddenly seems boring.

DAY 12: At Sea

This day is yours to do as much or as little as you like. Take a Celebrity iLearn class and bring your vacation photos to life. Catch some sun at the pool where butlers keep you refreshed with chilled towels and sorbets. Schedule a stone massage at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Join a yoga class in the fitness center with floor-to-ceiling views of the sea. Take a food-and-wine-pairing workshop to step up your culinary game. Check your Celebrity Today daily newsletter for a list of what’s going on each day.
Experience the pools, spas and more onboard your ship.

DAY 13: Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Even though Tokyo is among the largest, most frenetic cities in the world, it’s still able to maintain a great deal of efficiency and charm. Amid the endless buzzing neon signs and the overhead cable webs, Tokyo is home to some of the world’s most impressive architecture, stylish shops and 4-star restaurants. But just a short distance outside the clamor of the city is a whole different world. In the surrounding small towns and villages you’ll get a glimpse into Japan’s rich culture and traditions. Here you’ll discover scores of wooden residential homes, ancient temples, shrines and imperial gardens. From the frenzy-filled metropolis to the tranquil bonsai-tree-lined neighborhoods, Tokyo is truly a study in delightful contrasts.

DAY 14: Arrival Port – Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Even though Tokyo is among the largest, most frenetic cities in the world, it’s still able to maintain a great deal of efficiency and charm. Amid the endless buzzing neon signs and the overhead cable webs, Tokyo is home to some of the world’s most impressive architecture, stylish shops and 4-star restaurants. But just a short distance outside the clamor of the city is a whole different world. In the surrounding small towns and villages you’ll get a glimpse into Japan’s rich culture and traditions. Here you’ll discover scores of wooden residential homes, ancient temples, shrines and imperial gardens. From the frenzy-filled metropolis to the tranquil bonsai-tree-lined neighborhoods, Tokyo is truly a study in delightful contrasts.

WHATS INCLUDED

When you book a holiday with FTKL Holidays, you’re not just booking a holiday—you’re booking the opportunity to discover a host of new activities and fantastic destinations. Everything you need to enjoy your holiday is included in the price of your ticket, making your experience truly amazing value.

Inside Stateroom

Thoughtfully-designed and well-appointed staterooms with ample living space, sofa and sitting area, interactive TV.

*Staterooms may vary in size, layout and design.

$2,199.00 Add to cart

Veranda Room

Enjoy both indoor and outdoor spaces with a Veranda Stateroom. Relax in the spacious sitting area or step outside to linger over morning coffee or marvel at evening sunsets.

*Staterooms may vary in size, layout and design.

$3,049.00 Add to cart

Aqua Class

Love the spa life? These veranda staterooms offer priority seating in the exclusive specialty restaurant, Blu, unlimited access to the Relaxation Room (on Solstice Class only) and Persian Garden as well as a host of other soothing extras.

*Staterooms may vary in size, layout and design.

$3,699.00 Add to cart

Ocean View

Staterooms with large windows and a sitting area where you can kick back and relax after a day that has been as busy or relaxing as you want it.

*Staterooms may vary in size, layout and design.

$2,599.00 Add to cart

Concierge Class

Designed for the traveler who settles in nicely to veranda staterooms where little details make a big difference. Savor unexpected delights such as evening hors d’oeuvres, luxury bedding, fresh fruit and flowers and priority restaurant seating.

*Staterooms may vary in size, layout and design

$3,349.00 Add to cart

Suites

Our spacious suites offer an indulgent, fully comprehensive experience…the height of modern luxury.

*Staterooms may vary in size, layout and design

$7,299.00 Add to cart

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®

Relax and rejuvenate in our serene spa at sea. Experience the unique services of Canyon Ranch in a breathtaking setting—aboard Celebrity’s modern luxury ships. Enhance your vacation with a complete wellness and lifestyle program that increases resilience, restores serenity, and helps you feel rejuvenated.

Innovations Store

Your one-stop-spot at sea to find all the latest high-tech electronics including iPad® and iPod® mobile digital devices, MacBook® computers, a variety of laptops, digital accessories, and cool electronic toys. Best of all, whatever you purchase at the Innovations Store is duty-free.

Concierge Class

Designed for the traveler who settles in nicely to veranda staterooms where little details make a big difference. Savor unexpected delights such as a pillow menu, priority check-in and disembarkation, plush bathrobes, and evening hors d’oeurves. With Concierge Class, the attention to detail will amaze you.

Main Restaurant

The Main Restaurant is the centerpiece of our immersive and enriching range of culinary experiences. We’re proud to present an unparalleled wealth of choices every evening. Working literally around the clock, the galleys delight in sending out artfully presented dishes, every delicate micro-green garnish perfectly in place.

AquaClass

Spa-inspired staterooms featuring indulgent amenities like a Hansgrohe® shower tower and custom blended bath products to help you feel restored and renewed. An AquaClass Spa Concierge to help you arrange all your spa appointments. Complimentary access to our relaxing Persian Garden. Plus, exclusive access to the Blu restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Qsine

Qsine®, our one-of-a-kind specialty restaurant, features a uniquely unordinarySM approach to dining. At Qsine, we strive to awaken your palate through a modern and whimsical approach to familiar dishes from around the world. Food is artfully presented, without traditional courses, and intended to be shared. And, to make it even more playful, the menu and wine list are creatively presented on an iPad®. Let your Culinary Tour Guide take you on an unforgettable journey.

Celebrity iLounge

Keep in touch 24 hours a day in the Celebrity iLoungeSM, our one-of-a-kind hip Internet lounge that is the first Authorized Apple® Reseller at Sea. Celebrity iLounge also offers various iLearn classes to help you master the latest photography, video and audio skills.


IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

WHAT IS INCLUDED AND WHAT ISN'T INCLUDED ON A FTKL HOLIDAYS?

On a FTKL holidays, everything you need to enjoy your holiday is included in the price of your ticket (with additional options should you want to purchase those little extras).

What’s included:

Ship accommodation
All of our spectacular cruise ships have a wide range of staterooms, from cosy interiors to luxury suites. You’ll also get a dedicated, 24 hour room attendant who will deliver you world class room service.

Dining and Room Service
A wide range of restaurants are included in the price of your cruise, so whether you want a snack on the go, a fun family meal or an intimate romantic dinner, you’ll always be spoilt for choice.

Activities Onboard
With so many extraordinary activities on offer, you can tailor-make your holiday to be just as exhilarating or relaxing as you like. Rock climb your way to an amazing view or relax on the nearest sun-drenched lounge.

Entertainment Onboard
No matter what makes you smile, we have something perfect for you. Witness world class performers light up the stage at our stunning range of complimentary shows.

Nursery, Kid’s and Teen Clubs
Leave your little ones for a whole lot of fun with our complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth & Teen Programme. With a host of thrilling, creative and educational activities, you can take the time out to relax whilst they have fun.

Fitness Centre
Our fully equipped state-of-the-art gym has got everything you need to keep fit throughout your holiday.

Additional Options not included in the basic cruise price:

  • Organised Shore Excursions
  • Dining in Speciality Restaurants such as Chops Grille, Izumi and Wonderland.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages (excluding water, soft lemonade and iced tea)
  • Any purchases made in the gift shops on board
  • Spa and Salon services
  • Gambling (including Bingo)
  • Photographs
  • Art Auctions
  • Video Arcade
  • Golf Simulator
  • Medical Services
  • VOOM High speed Internet Access
  • Transfers to and from the ship on embarkation and disembarkation days (unless a guest has purchased our air/sea package)
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services
  • Ship to Shore Telephone calls
  • Tips

HAT IF I HAVE ANY SPECIAL REQUESTS WITH REGARDS TO A DISABILITIES, A MEDICAL CONDITION OR A DIETARY REQUIREMENT?

We have always believed that discovering and exploring the world around us is something that everyone should be able to enjoy, and over the years we’ve been an industry leader in providing the finest cruise holiday experience for all of our guests.

We welcome guests with disabilities or special requirements based around a medical or dietary condition and work hard to assist them throughout their holiday.

WHAT ONBOARD FACILITIES DO YOU HAVE FOR FAMILIES?

FTKL Holiday’s complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth & Teen Programme is available, by age group, for all kids and teens, aged 3 (must be toilet trained – no nappies or pull-ups) to 17:

Royal Babies Tots Nursery – 6 months-3 years
Treat your little treasures for a day (or evening) of fun activities at our colourful nursery, carefully cared for by our bright and bubbly trained professionals. Fees apply.

Aquanauts – 3-5 years
Dive into a world of magic with bubbling potions, pyjama nights, and Sail into Storytime.

Explorers – 6-8 years
Discover our Get Buggy and Germ Jungle Sciences. Then be the star of the day at our talent show and sports night.

Voyagers – 9-11 years
Take on our Environmental Station, join our scavenger hunts, or find out who’s boss at our boys vs. girls night.

Teens – 12-14 years
Scavenger hunts, arcade challenges and rock-climbing competitions during the day. Movies and pool parties at night.

Teens – 15-17 years
Hang out with new friends, or throw some shapes on the dance floor at our teen-only spaces, open ‘til late.

As well as kid’s clubs there are a host of family friendly activities onboard including rock wall, swimming pools (must be toilet trained – no nappies or pull-ups) and family library space.

WHAT IS THERE TO DO ONBOARD?

A FTKL holidays gives you the freedom to do what you want, when you want, and you can set the pace.

So if being active is your thing, then go and take on the Rock Wall, catch a wave on the FlowRider, splash around in the H2O Zone water park, or whizz down the Zip Line. These jaw-dropping activities are all included onboard in the price of your action-packed holiday.

But, if you’re after a haven of tranquillity, you can retreat to our wonderful Spa for a bit of top-to-toe pampering, or just find the nearest sun-drenched lounge and relax with your favourite book and cocktail, watching your next destination appear over the horizon.

Activities vary by ship.

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