Japan cruise guide


If you’re looking for Japan cruise deals, look no further. Cruise 1st Australia has great deals on a number of trips stopping in Japan and the surrounding area.

Take a look at our range of trips to this beautiful part of the world here – or keep reading to find out more about what you can expect to find while you’re there.

Why should you visit Japan?

Japan is a country steeped in culture, with a stunning range of temples, castles and shrines setting the tone. At the same time, it’s one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world, with the world’s fastest internet and some of the fastest public transport in the form of its levitating ‘bullet’ trains. And the country is also famous for its cuisine, which is different enough to offer something new while still offering plenty of the home comforts you know and love.

It’s an unusual place – with a population almost six times the size of Australia’s, yet the country is around 20 times smaller! This is especially surprising when you consider that 70% of Japan is uninhabitable due to its mountainous terrain, caused by its volcanic origins. Despite this, Japan doesn’t feel as crowded as you might think, and it boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the world.

Of course, you’ll have the opportunity to visit more than just Japan on your cruise. Just a few of the destinations on our range of Japan cruises include China, South Korea, Hawaii, Hong Kong and Alaska – all of which

Japan cruise deals for 2013 and 2014

Here are some of the best cruise trips stopping in Japan over the next few months:

All Japan Explorer (fly/stay/cruise)
Sun Princess
3rd June 2013 for 12 nights

Starting with a flight from Australia to Yokohama, you’ll then embark on a cruise stopping at Kochi, Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Cheju (South Korea), Busan (South Korea), Hiroshima (Japan), back to Yokohama and then a flight back to Australia.

Singapore to Shanghai (fly/stay/cruise)
Mariner of the Seas
7th June 2013 for 14 nights

A flight from Australia to Singapore, where you’ll stay for 2 nights. This is followed by a cruise which stops at Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), Hong Kong, Okinawa, Jeju Island, Shanghai, and then a flight back to Australia.

Japan, South Korea & Taiwan (fly/stay/cruise)
Sun Princess
21st June 2013 for 13 nights

Flying from Australia to Yokohama, before cruising to Kobe, Busan (South Korea), Taipei (Taiwan), Kaohsiung, back to Kobe, and then flying back to Australia the following day.

‘Terracotta Warriors and Great Wall’ (tour/cruise)
Voyager of the Seas
2nd September 2013 for 18 nights

Starting with a flight from Australia to Shanghai, you’ll then fly on to Xian, and then cruise to Beijing, Tianjin, Toyama, Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagasaki, Busan (South Korea), back to Tianjin and then a flight back to Australia.

China & Japan (fly/stay/cruise)
Voyager of the Seas
6th September 2013 for 15 nights

Flying to Beijing, you’ll embark on a cruise to Tianjin, Toyama, Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagasaki, Busan, back to Tianjin, on to Beijing and then fly back to Australia.

You can see our full range of Japan cruise trips here.

Photo credit: Marc Veraart (Flickr)

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