Japan 17-Day Fly, Stay & Cruise

CHERRY BLOSSOMS
Price
$6499 per person
Duration
17 days
Destination
More than 1

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE Japan & South Korea Cruise in Cherry Blossom Season with Flights

Cruise at the most spectacular and desirable time of the year - Cherry Blossom season or Sakura! Discover ancient architecture, unique traditions, sumptuous cuisine and the most spectacular sights framed by pink and white petals. This special spring departure is a voyage that you won't want to miss!
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Cruise around Japan and South Korea for two weeks aboard impressive Westerdam, with her luxurious features and exciting range of onboard facilities. Dock in remarkable ports and enjoy stops in amazing destinations that many Japan cruises miss out on. Ask about the special rates to upgrade your cabin. Plus, a 2-night Tokyo hotel stay and return flights are included with this unbeatable cruise deal!

What's included

Destination
Japan , Korea Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Fly to Tokyo, Japan from Australia
Return Location
Fly Tokyo to Australia
Additional Information
Booking Code: CRJHW17M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Baggage charge
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Cruise meals and non-chargeable entertainment
  • International flights from Australia
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Cruise transfers
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa arrangements and fees
Additional Prices
Extend Your Stay: We can combine this package with tours in Japan Single Supplement: Please request rates for a private cabin Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential - please ask us for a quote

Cruise package overview

This is a voyage to remember with a special Japan and South Korea cruise at the most spectacular and desirable time of the year – Cherry Blossom season or Sakura!

Begin with a flight from Australia to Tokyo, where you have two nights pre-cruise to explore the bustling city. Experience its diverse neighbourhoods, fantastic shopping, amazing restaurants and neon-bright architecture that’s flanked by tranquil gardens.

Then board Holland America Line’s award-winning Westerdam in Yokohama for the 14-night voyage to some of the most beautiful cherry blossom locations. The first three stops in Japan are Himeji, with its impressive castle, Kochi and the unforgettable city of Hiroshima. In South Korea you have a full day to explore Busan, the country’s second-largest city and a cultural centre. Then continue cruising around Japan to Sakaiminato, Tsuruga, Toyama, Sakata, Otaru and Hakodate in the north, on the second largest island of the Japanese archipelago.

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Cruise special deal

Get in quickly to save before the amazing cherry blossom cruise offer is sold out!

Depart Australia: 28 March 2024 (may be necessary to depart 27 March, depending on flight schedules)

  • Inside cabin from $6499 per person twin share
  • Oceanview cabin from $6999 per person twin share
  • Balcony Cabin from $7999 per person twin share

For more information and the latest prices, please call 1300 168 910 between 9:30am-4:30pm weekdays or email [email protected] today!

Note: Per person prices in AUD are based on twin share and subject to availability. Prices can change without notice due to currency fluctuations, airfare variations and the withdrawal of the special offer. Please contact us for single supplements and current package rates. Booking conditions apply.

Inclusions at a glance

  • International Flights – Return economy airfares to Tokyo with Malaysian Airlines
    • Fly from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide or Perth (other cities available on request, surcharges apply)
  • Accommodation – 2 nights Tobu Tokyo Levant Hotel or similar in standard room
  • Cruise – 14 nights Japan Island Cruise, round-trip from Yokohama (Tokyo)
    • Cruise aboard HAL Westerdam in your choice of cabin
    • All meals, including breakfast, lunch & dinner on the ship
    • All non-chargeable entertainment on board the ship
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAYS 3-16
  • DAY 17
DAY 1

Fly from Australia to Japan

Upon arrival in Tokyo, at the airport clear customs and immigration, then make your way to the hotel. Kon’nichiwa and welcome to the capital of Japan – Tokyo! With a population of above 10 million people, Tokyo offers endless choices when it comes to shopping, green spaces, entertainment, historical sites, culture, and dining!

Note: the flight may depart a day earlier, depending on schedules

DAY 2

Tokyo

Today your time is free to explore this dynamic city, with its fascinating blend of old and new.

DAYS 3-16

Japan & Far East Cruise

Date

Port

Arrive

Depart

Saturday, March 30

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

 

7:00pm

Sunday, March 31

At Sea

   

Monday, April 1

Himeji, Japan

8:00am

7:00pm

Tuesday, April 2

Kochi, Japan

8:00am

5:00pm

Wednesday, April 3

Hiroshima, Japan

8:00am

5:00pm

Thursday, April 4

Busan, South Korea

10:00am

6:00pm

Friday, April 5

Sakaiminato, Japan

8:00am

5:00pm

Saturday, April 6

Tsuruga, Japan

8:00am

5:00pm

Sunday, April 7

Toyama, Japan

8:00am

5:00pm

Monday, April 8

Sakata, Japan

8:00am

7:00pm

Tuesday, April 9

At Sea

   

Wednesday, April 10

Otaru, Japan

7:00am

4:00pm

Thursday, April 11

Hakodate, Japan

8:00am

11:00pm

Friday, April 12

At Sea

   

Saturday, April 13

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

6:30am

 
DAY 17

Fly from Japan to Australia

After disembarking in Yokohama, please make your way to the airport in time for your return flight to Australia. As the amazing journey comes to an end, the fond memories are just beginning

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Cruise around Japan and South Korea for two weeks aboard impressive Westerdam, with her luxurious features and exciting range of onboard facilities. Dock in remarkable ports and enjoy stops in amazing destinations that many Japan cruises miss out on. Ask about the special rates to upgrade your cabin. Plus, a 2-night Tokyo hotel stay and return flights are included with this unbeatable cruise deal!

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This Far East Holland America Line cruise from Yokohama (Tokyo) rates highly thanks to its comprehensive itinerary and top facilities aboard Westerdam. Plus, a 2-night stay in Tokyo and return flights are included.

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The brochure includes details of the inclusions, itinerary and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.

Trip departure

The cruise package departs in March 2024 for the cherry blossom season.

Departure is subject to availability and prices may vary at time of booking.

Please contact us to find out about departures at other times of the year.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions in the itinerary are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, ocean conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

Speak to a travel specialist

The My Travel Experience team are travel experts and we're here to help you enjoy the best holiday - from the time you start to plan your trip until the day you return home. We are only a phone call or email away whenever you need us, so please contact us today with any questions.

Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or text +61 437 851 966 (from overseas or via mobile).

New safety measures and greater peace of mind.

The wellbeing and safety of our passengers and staff is always a priority, especially as we adjust to a new world for travellers. My Travel Experience is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with customer-friendly booking practices and enhanced health and safety standards on our trips.

Safe travel requirements:
Local authorities, airlines and cruise companies may have travel requirements in place, such as travellers being fully vaccinated, testing negative for Covid-19 prior to travel, the wearing of masks and social distancing requirements.

It's important that you familiarise yourself with any restrictions and requirements prior to travel, as it's your responsibility to comply with local requirements and guidelines.

Only get tested through verified official testing centres. Scammers are taking advantage of travellers by charging for fake tests. If you're unsure where to get tested, contact the local health authority for advice.

If you've had the COVID-19 vaccine, you should carry your vaccination certificate, along with any negative PCR test results, especially if you have one or more transit stops. Some destinations may ask for proof of testing and vaccination before allowing you to transit through or cross their border.

Guidelines are subject to change as the global situation evolves. The enforcement of certain measures (i.e. covid testing, social distancing, mask-wearing etc.) will vary in different regions. It's your responsibility to check with local health authorities for best practices in their region and ensure that you are eligible to travel.

How to make a booking:

The travel deal is valid for a limited time and may change without notice.

Prices were correct as of 13 November 2023. Please contact us for current rates.

Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

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      Japan 17-Day Fly, Stay & Cruise

      Price
      $6499 per person
      Duration
      17 days
      Destination
      More than 1

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