Japan 17-Day Fly, Stay & Cruise

$6499 per person
17 days
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!
  • Inclusions
  • Itinerary
  • Location
  • Gallery
  • Reviews
  • Brochure & More Info
  • Book with Confidence
  • Similar Tours
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

Japan , Korea Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Fly to Tokyo, Japan from Australia
Return Location
Fly Tokyo to Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
March 28, 2024 12:00 am
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.



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 hello@mytravelxp.com 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

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



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





Saturday, March 30

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan



Sunday, March 31

At Sea


Monday, April 1

Himeji, Japan



Tuesday, April 2

Kochi, Japan



Wednesday, April 3

Hiroshima, Japan



Thursday, April 4

Busan, South Korea



Friday, April 5

Sakaiminato, Japan



Saturday, April 6

Tsuruga, Japan



Sunday, April 7

Toyama, Japan



Monday, April 8

Sakata, Japan



Tuesday, April 9

At Sea


Wednesday, April 10

Otaru, Japan



Thursday, April 11

Hakodate, Japan



Friday, April 12

At Sea


Saturday, April 13

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan


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

More about Japan

More about Korea

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!

My Travel Experience Review

4.1out of 5

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.

There are no comments yet.

Write your Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More about this tour

See the brochure

CLICK HERE to view, download or print a copy of this cruise brochure.

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 reservations@mytravelxp.com. 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.

Please read My Travel Experience Booking Terms & Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

To make a booking please call My Travel Experience on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@mytravelxp.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website - please enter your preferred departure date (if known) and the number of people travelling. If you wish to submit an enquiry, please let us know your travel dates plus any other information that will help us provide a quote, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request - your booking is pending confirmation and no place is being held.

Your reservation status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours - Monday to Friday.

From $3599
In a week, travel from dazzling Tokyo to scenic Hakone and historic Kyoto. Discover sacred temples, serene lakes, idyllic gardens and cultural sights. The itinerary has been designed to give you plenty of time to explore at your leisure and optional tours can be pre-booked to enhance your experience. Appreciate the comfort of 4-star hotels and travelling on the famous Bullet Train. An experienced English-speaking tour manager is on hand to make sure you get the most out of this remarkable journey!
8 days
From $3499
The astounding history, wonders of the natural and man-made variety and extraordinary cuisine of Japan awaits on this fantastic Tokyo and Osaka getaway. This amazing 10-night holiday includes a Japan Rail Pass, all your accommodation in Tokyo and Osaka, as well as flights from Australia. Contact us for the latest special deals on this trip!
11 days
From $3999
In a week, this exciting tour covers all the highlights, from Tokyo to Hamamatsu, Osaka, Shizuoka and more. Discover iconic castles, serene sacred sites and idyllic gardens. Expert guides will lead you through the unique culture and fascinating history. View the brochure to see how much you'll experience on this incredible tour of Japan!
8 days
From $4999
Cruise from Sydney to Japan aboard magnificent Royal Princess, with her state-of-the-art features and exciting range of onboard facilities. Dock in the great Aussie ports of Brisbane and Darwin, then the 21-night journey continues to Hong Kong, Taipei, Kagoshima, Kochi, Osaka and Shimizu. Ask about the special rates to upgrade your cabin. Plus, the flight back to Australia is included with this fantastic cruise deal!
22 days
More than 1
From $6999
What an exciting and worry-free way to explore Guam, Japan and Alaska. Cruise aboard magnificent Carnival Luminosa, with her fan-favourite entertainment and impressive variety of onboard facilities. Dock in amazing ports, like Guam, Okinawa, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Aomori and Kushiro. Cross the Pacific to witness spectacular Hubbard Glacier and stop in remote Juneau and Ketchikan. The flight home to Australia is included and check out the low cost to upgrade your cabin with this unbeatable deal!
33 days
More than 1
Our Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter and get exclusive travel deals straight to your inbox.

    Our Newsletter

    Subscribe to our newsletter and get exclusive travel deals straight to your inbox.

      © 2024 My Travel Experience. ABN 11 642 241 914. Member of the Travel on Demand Group


      Japan 17-Day Fly, Stay & Cruise

      $6499 per person
      17 days
      More than 1

        Please fill out the form to request the tour & we will contact you to process the booking. Required fields are marked *

        Important: Enter your preferred date or include other travel dates in the additional information

          Enquire about tour availability or anything you'd like to know. Required fields are marked *

          Please include as much information as possible in your message, such as preferred dates, departure city and any other details, so that we can get back to you quickly with the information that you need.

          Sign up today for the best travel deals and expert guidance on your next holiday!