Abercrombie & Kent Wonders of Japan Cruise: Cherry Blossom Season
22 March to 4 April 2022 with Jann Porter
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 from 19 to 22 March 2022
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 from 4 to 7 April 2022
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 Bellot is a beautiful sleek French motor yacht with a guest capacity of 184, but limited to only 148 guests on this exclusive charter.
All staterooms / suites have a balcony, Categories 1 to 6 have a shower; Categories 7 & 8 have a shower and bath.
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.
Book your journey with peace of mind for travel through 2022
With the Book with Confidence offer, if you book any A&K Luxury Expedition Cruise by 26 February 2021, you will enjoy the security and flexibility of being able to change or cancel up to 30 days prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason — whether at home or in your travel destination — and receive a credit toward future travel.
The A&K cruises sell out well in advance plus Japan is very popular, so we suggest paying a Goodwill Deposit of $2 500 per person to secure your accommodation of choice. Once the 2022 pricing has been released, you’ll have a week to decide if you’d like to go ahead with the booking and only then will the cancellation penalties become applicable.
If you choose to cancel the booking within the 7-day window, you’ll receive a full refund of your Goodwill Deposit.
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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