Grand Japan with Nebuta Festival

  • Inside price from
    $4,728*/pp
  • Outside price from
    $4,994*/pp
  • Balcony price from
    $6,888*/pp
  • Suite price from
    $10,148*/pp

YOUR ITINERARY

Tokyo (Yokohama) - Nagasaki - Jeju - Kagoshima - Shimizu - Tokyo (Yokohama) - Kagoshima - Busan - Akita - Aomori - Hitachinaka (For Nikko) - Tokyo (Yokohama)

Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
Day 1
20th Jul 2025
Tokyo (Yokohama)

Yokohama and Edo began life as sleepy fishing villages...

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.”

Arrive
Depart
16:00
Day 3
22nd Jul 2025
Nagasaki

For most travelers, Nagasaki is a symbol of the h...

For most travelers, Nagasaki is a symbol of the horror and the inhumanity of war. An estimated 75,000 people perished in 1945 when the city became the second target of a nuclear attack. Today, Nagasaki’s Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum draw visitors from around the world.

But this beautiful city on Kyushu offers other sights. Often described as the San Francisco of Japan, the city occupies verdant hills surrounded by a deep-water bay. For three centuries, Nagasaki was Japan’s sole window on the world. The city is also celebrated as the setting for Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly.”

Arrive
09:00
Depart
18:00
Day 4
23rd Jul 2025
Jeju

Jeju-do lying off the south coast of Korea is the...

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.

Arrive
07:00
Depart
15:00
Day 5
24th Jul 2025
Kagoshima

From the 12th century to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Kago...

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.

Arrive
10:00
Depart
19:00
Day 7
26th Jul 2025
Shimizu

A mesmerizing landscape, a revered cultural history, and Japan&...

A mesmerizing landscape, a revered cultural history, and Japan’s most sacred volcano are just a few of the many delights beckoning you to come and explore this ancient city. While Shimizu may have the reputation as being bustling and modern, its cultural and spiritual side is on display in the form of ancient and enthralling shrines. Of course, it may be the sacred and snow-capped Mount Fuji that garners the most attention. Towering over the region at approximately 12,388 feet above sea level, the active volcano, designated a “place and source of artistic inspiration” by UNESCO is just one of the many unforgettable adventures Shimizu inspires.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
17:00
Day 8
27th Jul 2025
Tokyo (Yokohama)

Yokohama and Edo began life as sleepy fishing villages. ...

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.”

Arrive
06:30
Depart
16:00
Day 10
29th Jul 2025
Kagoshima

From the 12th century to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Kagoshi...

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.

Arrive
07:00
Depart
16:00
Day 11
30th Jul 2025
Busan

The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is your...

The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is your gateway to a fascinating land whose culture is a unique amalgam of old and new. Modern high-rise towers dwarf ancient Buddhist temples. The city’s bustling business district offers a stark contrast to the serene grounds of Yongdusan Park. In short, Busan is a microcosm of South Korea, a nation whose startling economic success often obscures one of Asia’s most sophisticated and venerable cultures.

Busan was the scene of bitter fighting during the Korean War. The United Nations Memorial Cemetery marks the final resting place for the troops from 16 nations who gave their lives during the conflict.

Arrive
11:00
Depart
20:00
Day 13
1st Aug 2025
Akita

There is a celebratory air in Akita, where year ro...

There is a celebratory air in Akita, where year round festivals and street parades are colorfully integrated into daily life. A key city in the Tohoku region since medieval times, Akita was once a castle town of the Satake clan, but today is a vibrant, prosperous city that seamlessly honors its past but embraces its young energetic spirit. Noted for its burgeoning art community, there are several fine museums to explore including The Hirano Masakichi Art Musuem housing a collection of work by Western and Japanese artists, the Akita City Folklore Museum and the Kakunodate Samurai District, a living museum that showcases the samurai way of life. In the neighboring Oga Peninsula, the region’s most famous icon, the terrifying Namahage, has it’s won cultural center and festival ritual performed in his name. Surrounding the city, fertile farmland and rice fields produce some of the best sake in the country and nature lovers won’t know which way to turn – to the west is the picturesque Sea of Japan and to the north, south and east, majestic mountain ranges including the UNESCO World Heritage sight of Shirakami-Sanchi proudly stand. A trip to the revolving observation center Mt. Kanpuzan Observatory solves the dilemma.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
18:00
Day 14
2nd Aug 2025
Aomori

The capital of the Aomori Prefecture in northern J...

The capital of the Aomori Prefecture in northern Japan, Aomori derives much of its beauty from the apple orchards and cherry blossoms that encompass its landscape and the snow-covered Hakkoda Mountains that look on from a distance. Throughout its history, the city has been stricken with misfortune time and time again – in 1910, a fire destroyed Aomori, and during World War II, the city was left in ruins following an air raid – yet it always prevails.

Aomori is cherished by many who believe a local legend that the grave of Jesus Christ lies within the southern part of Aomori prefecture. However, Aomori is perhaps best known for its renowned Nebuta Festival, an elaborate yearly event in which participants illuminate giant paper representations of samurai warriors, animals, and popular cartoon characters while parading them through the streets.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
23:00
Day 16
4th Aug 2025
Hitachinaka (For Nikko)

Hitachinaka is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, J...

Hitachinaka is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 July 2020, the city had an estimated population of 154,663 in 64,900 households and a population density of 1547 persons per km². The percentage of the population aged over 65 was 26.1%. The total area of the city is 99.96 square kilometres.

Arrive
07:00
Depart
17:00
Day 17
5th Aug 2025
Tokyo (Yokohama)

Yokohama and Edo began life as sleepy fishing vill...

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.”

Arrive
06:30
Depart

YOUR SHIP - The Diamond Princess

Diamond Princess is a treasure trove of exceptional delights waiting to be discovered. Dine on freshly prepared sashimi in Kai Sushi, watch street performers in the dazzling Atrium, or take in a lavish production show in our state-of-the-art theater. And for a unique treat visit the Izumi Japanese Bath, the largest of its kind at sea.

Diamond Princess is a treasure trove of exceptional delights waiting to be discovered. Dine on freshly prepared sashimi in Kai Sushi, watch street performers in the dazzling Atrium, or take in a lavish production show in our state-of-the-art theater. And for a unique treat visit the Izumi Japanese Bath, the largest of its kind at sea.

9-hole Mini Golf
Card Room
Cyber Golf
Golf Simulator
Library
Outdoor Pool
Shuffle Board
Skywalkers NightClub
Swim-against-the-current lap pool

Fitness Center
Gym
Jogging Track
Ocean View Gymnasium
Sports Court

Club Fusion
Explorers Lounge
Movies Under the Stars outdoor theater
Princess Theatre
Show Lounges
Skywalkers Nightclub

Art Gallery
Atrium
Boutique
Chapel
Duty-free shop
Future Cruise Sales
ScholarShip@Sea
Wedding Chapel
Wrap Around Promenade Deck
Writing Room

24-hour Room Service
Churchill Lounge
Crooners Bar
Dining Room
Fabio’s
Hamburger Grill
Horizon Court
Ice Cream Bar
International Dining Room
Lobby Bar
Martini Bar
Pacific Moon Dining Room
Patisserie
Prego Pizzeria
Sabatini’s Italian restaurant
Santa Fe Dining Room
Savoy Dining Room
Sports Bar
Sterling Steakhouse
Trident Grill
Vivaldi Dining Room
Wake View Bar
Wheelhouse Bar
Wine bar

Churchill Lounge
Hot Tubs
Lotus Spa
Splash Pool
Terrace Pool
The Sanctuary(adults only)
Whirlpool

Description

Diamond Princess is a treasure trove of exceptional delights waiting to be discovered. Dine on freshly prepared sashimi in Kai Sushi, watch street performers in the dazzling Atrium, or take in a lavish production show in our state-of-the-art theater. And for a unique treat visit the Izumi Japanese Bath, the largest of its kind at sea.

Recreational

9-hole Mini Golf
Card Room
Cyber Golf
Golf Simulator
Library
Outdoor Pool
Shuffle Board
Skywalkers NightClub
Swim-against-the-current lap pool

Fitness

Fitness Center
Gym
Jogging Track
Ocean View Gymnasium
Sports Court

Entertainment

Club Fusion
Explorers Lounge
Movies Under the Stars outdoor theater
Princess Theatre
Show Lounges
Skywalkers Nightclub

Other

Art Gallery
Atrium
Boutique
Chapel
Duty-free shop
Future Cruise Sales
ScholarShip@Sea
Wedding Chapel
Wrap Around Promenade Deck
Writing Room

Food and Drink

24-hour Room Service
Churchill Lounge
Crooners Bar
Dining Room
Fabio’s
Hamburger Grill
Horizon Court
Ice Cream Bar
International Dining Room
Lobby Bar
Martini Bar
Pacific Moon Dining Room
Patisserie
Prego Pizzeria
Sabatini’s Italian restaurant
Santa Fe Dining Room
Savoy Dining Room
Sports Bar
Sterling Steakhouse
Trident Grill
Vivaldi Dining Room
Wake View Bar
Wheelhouse Bar
Wine bar

Relaxation

Churchill Lounge
Hot Tubs
Lotus Spa
Splash Pool
Terrace Pool
The Sanctuary(adults only)
Whirlpool

STATEROOMS

    suite

    Approximately 1,329 sq. ft. including balcony, the Grand Suite features an expansive cabin and oversized aft-facing balcony. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits. Surrounding you with deluxe accommodations, a spacious Suite with balcony* includes all the amenities of a Club Class Mini-Suite, plus incredible premiums. Enjoy more living space, a sofa bed and separate seating areas, and wonderfully enhanced amenities that range from priority embarkation and disembarkation to a complimentary mini-bar setup in suite and so much more. Luxury balcony furniture including 2 loungers, 4 chairs, table and ottoman. 2 floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Separate sitting area with sofa bed, chair and 2 tables. One complimentary mini-bar setup and free daily bottled water. Spacious closet. Complimentary laundry and professional cleaning services. Complimentary Specialty Dining Dinner on embarkation evening. Priority specialty dining and shore excursion reservation. Priority disembarkation at tender ports. Comfortable queen or two twin beds. Refrigerator. Two flat-panel televisions. Private bathroom with tub and separate shower. 100% cotton, high-thread count linens. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Desk with chair. Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities. Digital security safe.

    balcony

    This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony and gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, whether a beautiful sunset over the ocean or a new city to explore. It’s also perfect to enjoy cocktails before dinner or a leisurely breakfast. Approx. 237 sq. ft. Balcony with 2 chairs and table Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors Comfortable queen or two twin beds Refrigerator. Flat-panel television Private bathroom with shower 100% cotton, high-thread count linens Complimentary 24-hour room service Spacious closet Desk with chair Hair dryer & bathroom amenities Digital security safe

    outside

    Approximately 200 sq. ft., this well appointed stateroom features a forward-facing cabin for memorable views. Enjoy the added benefit of a view of the ocean from either a picture window or porthole that brings in natural light. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room. A spacious picture window for memorable views. Comfortable queen or two twin beds. Refrigerator. Flat-panel television. Private bathroom with shower. 100% cotton, high-thread count linens. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Spacious closet. Desk with chair. Hair dryer & bathroom amenities. Digital security safe.

    inside

    These staterooms are the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Our most affordable option, featuring two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower. Stateroom Features Approx. 158 to 162 sq ft. Comfortable queen or two twin beds Refrigerator. Flat-panel television Private bathroom with shower 100% cotton, high-thread count linens Complimentary 24-hour room service Spacious closet Desk with chair Hair dryer & bathroom amenities Digital security safe

SIMILAR CRUISES

  • Date
    Trip
    Cruise Ship
    Nights
    Price
  • 2024-07-20
    Grand Japan with Nebuta Festival
    Diamond Princess- 16Nights
    16
    $4,715* /per person

*Based on Twinshare cabin

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