Abercrombie & Kent Wonders of Japan Cruise: Cherry Blossom Season
31 March to 11 April 2023 with Jann Porter
I love being in Japan as there is so much to see and experience including beautiful gardens, great art, delicious food, interesting culture and lovely scenery. A&K has an excellent expedition team plus they have 8 to 10 Japanese guides joining us on the cruise and all excursions, providing a great insight into all we see and experience.
Experience fascinating Japan during springtime and witness the country’s iconic cherry blossoms alongside a professional photographer.
Spanning over five islands, this all-encompassing cruise explores Japan’s culturally rich coastline with a pre-cruise stay in Osaka and included shore excursions throughout; including a visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Park, Adachi Museum of Art and its gardens, and Kanazawa’s historic district.
Included with this Luxury Expedition Cruise
The cherry blossom season is in spring, around the end of March and the beginning of April. The weather will be on the cooler side, especially when we cruise further north, so warmer clothing will be needed but this isn’t the rainy season, so it should be brisk but very nice.
Pre-cruise extension in Kyoto
Explore the cultural heart of Japan on an optional 3-night pre-cruise extension from Kyoto. Visit a traditional townhouse, a zen garden and enjoy a stroll through the Arashiyama bamboo grove.
Post-cruise extension in Tokyo
Sample the dazzling kaleidoscope that is Tokyo on an optional 3-night post-cruise extension. Explore a bustling fish market, a bonsai museum and a serene shrine.
Le Soleal is a beautiful sleek French motor yacht with a guest capacity of 264, but limited to only 199 guests on this exclusive charter.
All staterooms / suites have a balcony, Categories 1 to 4 have a shower; Category 5 has a shower in the bathtub and Categories 6 to 8 have a separate shower and bathtub.
This is always a very popular itinerary and as it’s on a small ship, it will sell out quickly and especially as it’s during the cherry blossom season.
I did this Wonders of Japan cruise with a group of eighteen in May 2016 and it’s a wonderful insight into Japan. A&K is an excellent company with a knowledgeable expedition team, who are joined by 8 to 10 Japanese guides who stay onboard and also accompany the tours; this adds to the enriching experience.
I’m really looking forward to being back in Japan for my 4th time as it’s so beautiful and interesting.
A deposit of $2 500 per person is required to secure a booking and the balance of payment will be due by 18 November 2022.
Please let me know if you’d like us to discuss this in more detail and I do hope that you can join me on what I know will be a fabulous trip!
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