Fly, Stay, Cruise

Japan Cherry Blossom Spectacular – Fly, stay, cruise Package

This deal expires on 14th Mar 2024
  • 28 Mar ‘25
  • 16 nights
  • Yokohama (Tokyo)
  • Noordam
Price From $4,490*/pp

*Based on inside Stateroom.

Upgrade to:
An Oceanview cabin from an extra $1,099
A Balcony cabin from an extra $1,099

What's Included

16 night fly, stay, cruise package to see the blushing pink and white spectacle of Japan in bloom!

Embark on an unforgettable voyage circumnavigating Japan taking in stunning landscapes, rich culture and the breathtaking beauty of cherry blossoms in bloom.  This exclusive package includes return flights and a 2-night pre-cruise stay in the vibrant, bustling city of Tokyo.  Once onboard your 14-night cruise with Holland America’s Noordam, you’ll be swept away by the array of gourmet dining options, world-class entertainment and luxurious staterooms on this Vista class ship. For a limited time only, you will receive a complementary upgrade to a Balcony stateroom when you book and Oceanview stateroom.  Don’t miss out on this incredible offer, secure your place today and set sail to see the magnificence of the Cherry Blossom Spectacular in 2025!

Package includes: 
⚓ Return economy airfares to Tokyo, Japan
⚓2 night pre-cruise accommodation in a Tokyo hotel
⚓14 night cruise from Yokohama onboard Holland America’s Noordam in an Interior Stateroom
⚓ Onboard dining across a range of complimentary venues
⚓Onboard entertainment including live music & performances
⚓ Port taxes & charges

Upgrade Offer: 
Free balcony upgrade when you book an Oceanview Stateroom

Price based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne. Adelaide and Perth.  Brisbane departures an additional $149pp. See full Terms and Conditions below.

YOUR ITINERARY

Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
Day 1
28th Mar 2025
Tokyo, Japan

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

Tokyo, Japan

Departing from Australia, this package includes return economy airfares to Tokyo, Japan with 2 nights pre-cruise accommodation in a hotel in this bustling and vibrant city.

Arrive
Depart
Day 2
29th Mar 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
30th Mar 2025
Yokohama (Tokyo)

It’s time to set sail! Board your cruise ship, Holland ...

Yokohama (Tokyo)

It’s time to set sail! Board your cruise ship, Holland America’s Noordam, and get ready to behold Japan’s cherry blossom splendor! Onboard, Noordam offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment and enriching activities as well as lavish staterooms. From luxurious accommodations to exclusive dining experiences, you’re in for a week of exploration, as well as pure bliss and relaxation.

Yokohama has emerged as an international trading center, and while today it is often overshadowed by nearby Tokyo, it continues to be one of Japan’s liveliest, and most international, destinations. With its microbreweries and international restaurants, Yokohama has a decidedly different feel from many other Japanese cities and boasts picture-postcard views of majestic Mt. Fuji.

Arrive
Depart
16:00
Day 4
31st Mar 2025
Cruising at Sea

Your first day at sea is the perfect time to explore ...

Cruising at Sea

Your first day at sea is the perfect time to explore your ship! Noordam dazzles with museum-quality art and well-appointed staterooms and guests have their pick of onboard activities. Sing along to your favorite hits at Billboard Onboard, enjoy a pilates class at the Fitness Center or savor the delights of one of the specialty restaurants.

Arrive
Depart
Day 5
1st Apr 2025
Kochi, Japan

High atop a hill in Kochi sits 17th-century Kochi Cast ...

Kochi, Japan

High atop a hill in Kochi sits 17th-century Kochi Castle, once the seat of the Yamauchi lords. Explore this historic site and enjoy panoramic views of the city, then dine on sushi at Hirome Market.

Arrive
07:00
Depart
15:00
Day 6
2nd Apr 2025
Kagoshima

Situated at the southern tip of Japan, Kagoshima ...

Kagoshima

Situated at the southern tip of Japan, Kagoshima is the capital of the prefecture of the same name and famous for its dramatic views of Sakurajima, an active volcano that smolders across the bay. One of the most popular activities is taking a ferry to Sakurajima and hiking on the 100-year-old lava flow that is now a grassy peninsula. Kagoshima, however, offers much more than the volcano’s almost overwhelming beauty. The food scene provides opportunities to experience the area’s rich culinary culture and features dishes using locally caught fish and regional specialties, like satsuma age(deep-fried fish cake) and shōchū, a traditional beverage made at more than 100 distilleries in Kagoshima alone.

Arrive
09:00
Depart
18:00
Day 7
3rd Apr 2025
Nagasaki

Situated in the northwest of Kyushu, the third-largest is ...

Nagasaki

Situated in the northwest of Kyushu, the third-largest island in Japan, Nagasaki is one of the country’s most cosmopolitan port cities, with a decent tourism infrastructure, a fascinating past that stretches back to the early 7th century and a picturesque harbor that’s been an active port since the 16th century. Home to around 500,000 residents, the city is a buzzy yet relaxed place with abundant services, shops and restaurants as well as several cultural and historic attractions that are easily explored on foot and via public transportation. Check out the Nagasaki Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum, which outline the horrific bombing of the city during World War II while making a poignant pledge for world peace. Foodies will enjoy the wide variety of tastes to be found in Chinatown and the Shianbashi Gourmet Street. If you are visiting with children, the Huis Ten Bosch theme park—modeled on a medieval Dutch town—makes for a fun diversion. Look out, too, for popular annual events like October’s Kunchi Festival and the wintertime Nagasaki Lantern Festival.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
18:00
Day 8
4th Apr 2025
Busan

South Korea’s second-largest city (after the capital, S ...

Busan

South Korea’s second-largest city (after the capital, Seoul), Busan is located in the southeastern corner of the country along the Sea of Japan. It combines a vibrant, big-city atmosphere with a famously laid-back attitude and subtropical landscapes. Often described as the “San Francisco of Korea,” thanks mainly to its hilly terrain and close-knit neighborhoods, it offers visitors a little of everything: fashionable boutiques, dynamic culture and buzzy nightlife, as well as sandy beaches, hot springs and nearby mountains crossed with hiking trails and dotted with temples. Cultural highlights include the Gamcheon Cultural Village; the spectacular Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, built into the side of a cliff; and Art Street in Sinchang-dong, which hosts art competitions, exhibitions and cultural events such as the annual Busan International Film Festival. Those who enjoy hiking can explore the famed cliffs of Taejongdae Park, while the white sand beaches at Gwangalli and Haeundae are ideal places to relax by the seashore. Foodies will love Busan, too, not just for its excellent restaurants but also for the many atmospheric markets: the low-key Millak Hoe Town Market, tourist spots like Jagalchi Fish Market and the market at Haeundae with its ramshackle stalls selling gukpab (a traditional rice soup).

Arrive
08:00
Depart
17:00
Day 9
5th Apr 2025
Cruising at Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of all the incredible ex ...

Cruising at Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of all the incredible experiences that Noordam has to offer. Each day on board offers sumptuous dining options, unforgettable entertainment and a variety of activities to suit any preference and cruising pace.

Arrive
Depart
Day 10
6th Apr 2025
Kanazawa

Located on the shores of the Sea of Japan, Kanazawa is a ...

Kanazawa

Located on the shores of the Sea of Japan, Kanazawa is a bustling hub with ships arriving and departing for South Korea, Russia and China. The port is just west of the city center—a former samurai town that was once one of the largest in Japan. Like Kyoto, the city escaped bombing in World War II, and its historic buildings provide a glimpse of old Japan. Of the three teahouse (chaya, in Japanese) neighborhoods, the most famous is the charming Higashi Chaya District. Contemporary Kanazawa has its attractions, too. Sophisticated restaurants serve delicious Kaga cuisine, which highlights the bounty of the sea. (Kaga is the traditional name for this part of Japan.) Shops sell Kaga-nui pottery, Kutani porcelain and other handicrafts. Major sights include Kenrokuen—a 17th-century garden that is a high point of landscape design in Japan—and Kanazawa Castle and its park. At the Kanazawa Noh Museum, visitors can learn about Noh theater and storytelling, while the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art features both Japanese and international artists (it’s located next to Kenrokuen). Nearby, there are hot springs to bathe in and the natural beauty of the Japanese Alps, Hakusan National Park and Noto Peninsula National Park.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
17:00
Day 11
7th Apr 2025
Niigata, Japan

Located along the rugged coast of the Sea of Japan, Niigata i ...

Niigata, Japan

Located along the rugged coast of the Sea of Japan, Niigata is known for its natural splendors and high-quality sake. The port acts as a gateway to serene Sado Island, once a place to send political exiles. The island is now a vacation destination and home of the last wild Japanese Crested Ibis (Toki), a large, delicate bird with rosy plumage. Toki Forest Park offers a chance to learn more about conservation efforts and to view the birds. If you don’t want to make the trip to Sado, there’s plenty to do near the Niigata cruise port. Art and history enthusiasts can look at paintings, sculptures, calligraphy and more at the Northern Culture Museum. Or step back in time at the Minatopia Niigata City History Museum, a cluster of late 19th-century Western-style buildings along the serene Shinano riverbank. Pristine landscapes surround Niigata. Unwind in open-air thermal hot springs and refresh with a stroll through a forest, known as shinrin-yoku or forest bathing. See the breathtaking rice fields of the Tokamachi area, especially resplendent after rainfall. Or head to the Kiyotsu Gorge, a canyon with a tunnel that winds along the river.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
17:00
Day 12
8th Apr 2025
Cruising at Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of all the i ...

Cruising at Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of all the incredible experiences that Noordam has to offer. Unwind with a relaxing massage or try your hand at pickleball!

Arrive
Depart
Day 13
9th Apr 2025
Otaru

Located on the Sea of Japan just north of Sapporo, Otaru is ...

Otaru

Located on the Sea of Japan just north of Sapporo, Otaru is one of Japan’s most picturesque cities. Stroll along the historic Otaru Canal built in 1914; visit Herring Mansion, the lavish home built in 1922 for a wealthy herring fisheries owner; and explore Sapporo’s Nijo Ichiba Market for a glimpse of the local lifestyle and enthusiastic trade negotiations. Sample shore excursions: Otaru & the Herring Mansion; The Otaru Gourmet: Sushi & Sake; The Best of Sapporo.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
16:00
Day 14
10th Apr 2025
Aomori

Most Japanese used to think of Aomori merely as the pl ...

Aomori

Most Japanese used to think of Aomori merely as the place you caught the ferry to when you were going to Hokkaido. By the time you’d gotten here, they figured, you were pretty much at the edge of the civilized world. The small Tsugaru Strait that separates Honshu from Hokkaido isn’t big; only about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) at its narrowest point but it’s ecologically important: Hokkaido has animals related to northern Asia, whereas Honshu’s are more closely related to southern Asia’s. The strait is also famous for sudden, very rough weather and for no shortage of shipwrecks. The city was flattened in World War II, so there isn’t much history left to see. Still it’s a lovely area, not much congestion or development, and because the town is still the major gateway to Hokkaido, the city has money to spend on architecture and parks. Its setting on the edge of Mutsu Bay means you will often be surprised by lovely water views through the buildings. The old way of thinking of Aomori is over. Aomori may not be quite what most people think of when they plan a Japan trip, but it is what Japan thinks of when they consider where they got the new century right.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
23:00
Day 15
11th Apr 2025
Hakodate

From the lively morning market of Asa-ichi, to the unpara ...

Hakodate

From the lively morning market of Asa-ichi, to the unparalleled views from Mount Hakodate, discover the history of the first Japanese port opened to international trade. Walk the ruins of the star-shaped Fort Goryokaku, the first of its kind in Japan, learn about local Ainu culture or simply feast on the abundance of fresh seafood this city is famous for.

Arrive
07:00
Depart
18:00
Day 16
12th Apr 2025
Cruising at Sea

Enjoy your last day at sea and further discover all t ...

Cruising at Sea

Enjoy your last day at sea and further discover all the incredible experiences that Noordam has to offer.

Arrive
Depart
Day 17
13th Apr 2025
Yokohama (Tokyo)

Disembark Noordam in Tokyo and head to the airport to ...

Yokohama (Tokyo)

Disembark Noordam 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
07:00
Depart

YOUR SHIP - The Noordam

Named for the Northern compass point, Noordam features museum-quality art — from 19th-century oils to contemporary photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King. Guests onboard can enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table programming. Explore the world’s wonders through BBC Earth Experiences. Take yoga or Pilates in our Fitness Center. Savor the sounds of Music Walk and the delights of our specialty restaurants.

Description

Named for the Northern compass point, Noordam features museum-quality art — from 19th-century oils to contemporary photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King. Guests onboard can enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table programming. Explore the world’s wonders through BBC Earth Experiences. Take yoga or Pilates in our Fitness Center. Savor the sounds of Music Walk and the delights of our specialty restaurants.

Food and Drink

Explorations Cafe
Lido Bar
Lido Casual Restaurant
Lounge Bar
Piano Bar
Pinnacle Grill
Sports Bar
Sports Bar
Terrace Grill
The Verandah
Vista Dining Room

Relaxation

Greenhouse Spa & Salon
Hydro Massage Pool
Lido Pool
Spa
Thermal Suite
Whirlpool

Recreational

Club HAL
Outdoor Pool
The Loft

Entertainment

Crow’s Nest
Explorers Lounge
Neptune Lounge
Night Club
Photo Gallery
Queen’s Show Lounge

Other

Art Gallery
Atrium
Concierge
Culinary Arts Center
Future Cruise Sales
Shopping Gallery
Shops
Shore Excursion Office

STATEROOMS

    suite

    Approximately 500-712 sq. ft. including verandah With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner’s Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a separate dressing room. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

    balcony

    Approximately 212-359 sq. ft. including verandah Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner’s Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

    outside

    Approximately 174-180 sq. ft. These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner’s Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

    inside

    Approximately 151-233 sq. ft. These spacious staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner’s Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Important Notice

Deal Reference #CA-30703

*This package expires on 14 March 2024. Cruise available for selected travel dates. Promoted price available on selected travel dates. Flight prices based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

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