Korea & Japan Getaway

Indian Ocean
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What's included

Outside from: $1195*
Suite from: $2287*
Balcony from: $1605*
Inside from: $1132*
*Indicative pricing only.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Kobe Kobe is the fifth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyogo Prefecture on the southern side of the main island of Honshu. Its name comes from "kanbe", an archaic title for supporters of the city's Ikuta Shrine. With a population of about 1.5 million, the city is part of the Keihanshin (Keihanshin) metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto. The earliest written records regarding the region come from the Nihon Shoki, which describes the founding of the Ikuta Shrine by Empress Jingu in AD 201. For most of its history the area was never a single political entity, even during the Tokugawa Period, when the port was controlled directly by the Tokugawa Shogunate. Kobe did not exist in its current form until its founding in 1889. Kobe was one of the cities to open for trade with the West following the end of the policy of seclusion and has since been known as a cosmopolitan port city. While the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake diminished much of Kobe's prominence as a port city, it remains Japan's fourth busiest container port. The city is the point of origin and namesake of Kobe beef as well as the site of one of Japan's most famous hot spring resorts, Arima Onsen. Kobe is also your gateway to Kyoto, Japan's ancient imperial capital and the nation's cultural and spiritual center.
  • Day 2 - At Sea
  • Day 3 - Jeju Jeju-do lying off the south coast of Korea is the warmest and wettest place in the entire country. The island is at its most beautiful in spring when the azalea blooms in a riot of delicate colours and the wooded areas display the most fascinating shades of green. In Jeju the seasons determine the changing hues of color through the island. In the autumn the color that dominates is brown and orange due to the falling leaves, in summer the aqua blue waters of the sea and golden beaches take over as in spring the brilliant yellow flowers cover the landscape. Jeju Island, also known as the "Island of the Gods," is a popular vacation spot for Koreans and many Japanese. It remains one of the top honeymoon destinations for Korean newlyweds. The island's mixture of volcanic rock, frequent rains, and temperate climate, make it very similar to the Hawaiian Islands in the U.S. The island offers visitors a wide range of activities: hiking on Halla-san (South Korea's highest peak), catching sunrises and sunsets over the ocean, viewing majestic waterfalls, riding horses, or just lying around on the sandy beaches. One of the most outstanding features of the island is a regular maze of tunnels, caves and pillars formed by the cooling of lava flows from ancient volcanoes. Jeju-do is basically an island composed of extinct volcanoes formed by volcanic matter such as basalt and trachyte and layered with sedimentary rock. It still has a volcano- an extinct one, called Mt Hallasan, which, at 1950 m also doubles up as the island's main mountain. The main city on the island is Jeju City, the main base for trekking, sightseeing and exploring the rest of the island.
  • Day 4 - Kagoshima From the 12th century to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Kagoshima was the chief stronghold of the mighty Shimazu clan. The city lies at the top of the Satsuma Peninsula, a mountainous, geothermal wonderland of hot springs and geysers. The area is also rich in modern Japanese history: Saigo Takamori and the Satsuma samurai were leaders of the Meiji Restoration that toppled the shogun and restored the Emperor to power in 1868. In 1877, dissatisfied with the direction of the new government, Saigo led the Satsuma Rebellion, which ended in his death and the final defeat of the samurai. The symbol of Kagoshima is Sakura Jima - the volcanic island that sits just offshore. The volcano has erupted over 30 times in recorded history.
  • Day 5 - At Sea
  • Day 6 - Tokyo (Yokohama) Yokohama and Edo began life as sleepy fishing villages. That changed in the early 17th century after Tokugawa Ieyasu became Shogun. Edo became the center of political power in Japan, a position the city retained even after the restoration of Imperial rule in 1866. Contemporary Tokyo may be the most astonishing city on earth. It's a paradoxical mix of ancient tradition and postmodern culture. The Ginza - an international shopping mecca - stands near the serene grounds of the Imperial Palace, and the hyper-speed of 21st century consumerism is mysteriously reconciled with the elegance and serenity of traditional culture. Tokyo provides the traveler with a dizzying experience. With the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Edo was renamed Tokyo, the "Eastern Capital," to distinguish it from the old imperial capital at Kyoto, the "Western Capital."
** Itinerary may vary by sailing date.

Onboard experience

As one of only two Princess Cruises cruise 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 the cruise ship, including at our 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, our hand-tossed pizza is always served to you 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!

Facilities

Recreational: Card Room, Outdoor Pool, Swim-against-the-current lap pool , Library, Skywalkers NightClub, Shuffle Board, 9-hole Mini Golf, Cyber Golf, Golf Simulator
Food and Drink: Wake View Bar, Vivaldi Dining Room, International Dining Room, Ice Cream Bar, Crooners Bar, Patisserie, Sabatini’s Italian restaurant, Wheelhouse Bar, Prego Pizzeria, Sterling Steakhouse, Pacific Moon Dining Room , Santa Fe Dining Room, 24-hour Room Service, Trident Grill, Horizon Court, Fabio's, Savoy Dining Room, Dining Room, Sports Bar, Martini Bar, Lobby Bar, Churchill Lounge, Wine bar, Hamburger Grill
Other: Art Gallery, Wedding Chapel, ScholarShip@Sea, Boutique, Wrap Around Promenade Deck, Writing Room, Chapel, Duty-free shop, Atrium, Future Cruise Sales
Fitness: Gym, Sports Court, Jogging Track, Ocean View Gymnasium, Fitness Center
Relaxation: The Sanctuary(adults only), Whirlpool, Hot Tubs, Lotus Spa, Churchill Lounge, Terrace Pool, Splash Pool
Entertainment: Princess Theatre, Skywalkers Nightclub, Movies Under the Stars outdoor theater , Explorers Lounge, Club Fusion, Show Lounges

Deck layout

Aloha Deck
Baja Deck
Caribe Deck
Dolphin Deck
Emerald Deck
Fiesta Deck
Gala Deck
Lido Deck
Plaza Deck
Promenade Deck
Sky Deck
Sports Deck
Sun Deck

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