Fly, Stay, Cruise

Cultural Japan and Hokkaido – FLY, STAY & CRUISE PACKAGE

This deal expires on 30th Apr 2024
Price From $3,490*/pp

*Based on Interior Two Lower Beds.

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An Oceanview cabin from an extra $699
A Balcony cabin from an extra $899
A Suite from an extra $1,599

What's Included

An Unforgettable 13-night Fly, Stay & Cruise Package to exploring Japan and Hokkaido

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the enchanting tapestry of Japan! Dive deep into the kaleidoscope of Japanese cultures on a 10-night voyage aboard the illustrious Diamond Princess. Envision yourself wandering through modern metropolises, storied landmarks, lively fishing harbors, and breathtaking vistas of Japan & Hokkaido. This cultural Japanese adventure includes return airfares and a three-night pre-cruise stay in Tokyo city hotel. Your Package Includes:  ⚓ Return Economy Flights to Tokyo, Japan ⚓ 3 nights pre-cruise accommodation in Tokyo ⚓ 10-night Hokkaido cruise from Tokyo onboard Diamond Princess in a Interior Stateroom ⚓ Onboard dining across a range of complimentary venues ⚓ Onboard entertainment including live music & performances ⚓ Port taxes & charges
Onboard Beverage & Wi-Fi package for only $649pp
*Price based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Departures from Adelaide are an additional $199pp, and departures from Perth are an additional $99pp. Stateroom upgrades are also available at an additional cost.  See full Terms and Conditions below.

YOUR ITINERARY

Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
Day 1
1st Jun 2025
Tokyo, Japan

Departing from Australia, this package includes return e ...

Tokyo, Japan

Departing from Australia, this package includes return economy airfares to Tokyo, Japan, as well as 2 nights’ pre-cruise accommodation in a hotel in the city.

Arrive
Depart
Day 2
2nd Jun 2025
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is the largest city on earth and packed with some of the ...

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is the largest city on earth and packed with some of the world’s best shops, museums and restaurants, big and small. While the bright neon lights and the bustle of contemporary Tokyo may be what comes to mind when you think of the city, there is another side. Tokyo’s historic gardens and neighborhoods of traditional homes on narrow lanes speak to a timeless Japan that has survived into the 21st century.

Arrive
Depart
Day 3
3rd Jun 2025
Tokyo, Japan

Contemporary Tokyo may be the most astonishing city on ear ...

Tokyo, Japan

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.

Arrive
Depart
Day 4
4th Jun 2025
Tokyo (Yokohama)

It’s time to set sail today as you board your ship th ...

Tokyo (Yokohama)

It’s time to set sail today as you board your ship the Diamond Princess and get ready to immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Japan & Hokkaido.

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.

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 5
5th Jun 2025
Cruising At Sea

The Diamond Princess beckons with a trove of wondrous treasu ...

Cruising At Sea

The Diamond Princess beckons with a trove of wondrous treasures awaiting unveiling. Indulge in the artistry of freshly crafted sashimi at Kai Sushi, marvel at street magicians in the radiant Atrium, or lose yourself in a grand theatrical spectacle within our celestial theater. Venture to the Izumi Japanese Bath, the vastest at sea, for an unparalleled voyage of the senses.

Arrive
Depart
Day 6
6th Jun 2025
Kushiro

Overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean in northern Japa ...

Kushiro

Overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean in northern Japan, it should come as no surprise that this “town of mist” is a major Japanese fishing port. But although the freshly caught seafood served ashore is a highlight for many visitors, Kushiro has so much more to offer! Stroll through Kushiro Fisherman’s Wharf MOO, where a variety of coastal restaurants and boutiques delight tourists from all over. Or head inland to explore the natural wonders of this region, such as Kushiro Marsh, a lush national park and home to the country’s most extensive marshland. Break out your binoculars for close-up views of the rare and graceful Japanese cranes at Tancho Nature Park. And if you’re an architecture enthusiast, you’ll be fascinated by the unusual structure of the Kushiro City Museum of Art, which resembles the shape of a Japanese crane spreading its wings.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
17:00
Day 7
7th Jun 2025
Hakodate

It took Commodore Perry and American gunboat diplomac ...

Hakodate

It took Commodore Perry and American gunboat diplomacy to open Japan to the outside world after two centuries of self-imposed isolation. In 1859, the port of Hakodate became the first Japanese city fully opened to Westerners under the Treaty of Amity and Commerce. Foreigners soon flocked to Hakodate, and today visitors wandering the cobblestone streets of the city’s Motomachi District can view their Western-style frame houses. Hakodate, once a fishing port famed for its high quality fish and shellfish, quickly became Hokkaido’s largest city and one of Japan’s most important ports. The Great Hakodate Fire of 1934 dealt the city a near fatal blow – a blow from which Hakodate was slow to recover. Today the city is Hokkaido’s third largest – surpassed by Sapporo and Asahikawa – but retains its foremost position as the finest Japanese producer of sushi’s raw product: the high quality seafood caught in Hokkaido’s cold waters.

It may not compare to Tokyo’s Tsukiji’s Fish Market, but at Hakodate’s four-block-long Morning Market, vendors offer a stunning array of fresh fish and shellfish prized for sushi including salmon roe, sea urchin, scallops and crab. Restaurants and food stands prepare a wide arrange of dishes including domburi topped with fresh seafood.

Arrive
07:00
Depart
17:00
Day 8
8th Jun 2025
Otaru

In 1880, the first railroad line on the island of Ho ...

Otaru

In 1880, the first railroad line on the island of Hokkaido connected Sapporo, the prefectural capital, with the important port city of Otaru. Indeed, for most of the 19th and much of the 20th centuries, Otaru outshone Sapporo in importance. The city was home to a thriving herring fleet. Ships regularly plied the waters between the port and the then Japanese island of Sakhalin. Coal was mined in the hills, and Otaru even won a reputation for producing fine music boxes. It was the island’s industrial heart. Closure of coal mine in Hokkaido and downturn in demand of coal initiated a long decline that lasted into the 1950s. But Otaru survived – and has thrived. Japanese travelers discovered the city, drawn to its winter sports, its fine sushi, and its historic architecture. Otaru seemed like a portrait frozen in time. Today, international travelers have flocked to experience Otaru’s charms – including the scenic beauty of Hokkaido’s rugged west coast and its nearby national parks.

The vast wealth accumulated by Otaru’s herring tycoons is displayed at their so-called “Herring Mansions.” One, the Nishin Goten, built in 1897, amply illustrates the state of 19th century society: the sumptuous ground floor housed the family while as many as 120 workers lived in squalor upstairs.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
17:00
Day 9
9th Jun 2025
Cruising At Sea

On every Princess ship, you’ll find so many ways to ...

Cruising At Sea

On every Princess ship, you’ll find so many ways to play, day or night. Explore The Shops of Princess, celebrate cultures at the Festivals of the World or learn a new talent — their onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation.

Arrive
Depart
Day 10
10th Jun 2025
Cruising At Sea

Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top c ...

Cruising At Sea

Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs that get your feet movin’ and groovin’. There’s something happening around every corner onboard Princess; luckily, you have a whole cruise of days and nights to experience it all.

Arrive
Depart
Day 11
11th Jun 2025
Jeju

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

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.

Arrive
07:00
Depart
15:00
Day 12
12th Jun 2025
Kagoshima

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

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.

Arrive
10:00
Depart
19:00
Day 13
13th Jun 2025
Cruising At Sea

Indulge your appetite whenever you wish on board Prin ...

Cruising At Sea

Indulge your appetite whenever you wish on board Princess. Every hour, the onboard chefs are busy baking, grilling and sautéing great-tasting fare from scratch. Princess offers unparalleled inclusive dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, decadent desserts and much more.

Arrive
Depart
Day 14
14th Jun 2025
Tokyo (Yokohama)

Disembark your ship the Diamond Princess in Tokyo ...

Tokyo (Yokohama)

Disembark your ship the Diamond Princess in Tokyo and head to the airport to board your flight home. Thinking of extending you stay in Japan? Speak to our expert Travel Advisors about our flexible airfares and incredible post-cruise accommodation packages.

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.

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

Important Notice

Deal Reference #CA-31245

*This package expires on 30 April 2024. Cruise available for selected travel dates. Promoted price available on selected travel dates. Package price based on flight departure from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne. Prices are correct as of 14 March 2024.

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