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SOUTHERN ISLANDS OF JAPAN - DIAMOND PRINCESS

BONUS CREDIT* 9 night Fly, Cruise & Stay the southern islands of Japan onboard the Diamond Princess, roundtrip from Kobe including a 4 star stay in Osaka!

Ship: Diamond Princess View ship details

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

Selected Sailing Date: 08 Jun 2018

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Special Inclusions

SOUTHERN ISLANDS OF JAPAN - Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes;
- Return economy airfare with a full service carrier from Brisbane to Osaka
- 2 night's accommodation in Osaka at a 4-star hotel
- 7 night Princess Cruise roundtrip from Kobe onboard the Diamond Princess
- BONUS on-board credit to the value of USD $100 per twin cabin^
- All shipboard main meals (excluding specialty restaurants) & most entertainment onboard
- All port/govt. charges
- Air taxes

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. Offer correct as at 12Feb18 and subject to live availability at time of booking. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. Offer subject to live availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Outside and Balcony cabins may have obstructed views and Suite cabins comprises Junior Suites, Mini Suites and any other type of suite that represents the best value for each cruise. Unless otherwise stated, gratuities are NOT included.All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply. Unless otherwise stated, all packages containing airfare will require full airfare and taxes within 24 hours of reservation and cancellation/amendment conditions apply. Airfare valid ex Brisbane and include air taxes and are subject to change until paid in full. ^Bonus onboard credit is a total per twin cabin and is not refundable, not transferrable or not redeemable as cash onboard. Onboard credit cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. All unused onboard credit is forfeit on final night. Bonus Onboard Credit offer is subject to the discretion of Princess Cruise Line and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. To be read in conjunction with the Princess Passage Contract available at princess.com/legal/passage_contract/ which passengers will be bound by. Some cruise lines reserve the right to impose a fuel levy if the NMEX price reaches a certain level - please check with your consultant at time of booking. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note only residents with an Australian address are eligible to book Australian rates in Australian dollars. Offer ends 30Mar18 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale. This cruise package is provided by Seven Oceans Cruising, please ask your travel agent to contact us for more information.

Cruise Description

7 Night Cruise sailing from Kobe roundtrip aboard 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.

Highlights of this cruise:

Kobe
Kobe is the fifth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyogo Prefecture on the southern side of the main island of Honshu. Its name comes from "kanbe", an archaic title for supporters of the city's Ikuta Shrine. With a population of about 1.5 million, the city is part of the Keihanshin (Keihanshin) metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto.

The earliest written records regarding the region come from the Nihon Shoki, which describes the founding of the Ikuta Shrine by Empress Jingu in AD 201. For most of its history the area was never a single political entity, even during the Tokugawa Period, when the port was controlled directly by the Tokugawa Shogunate. Kobe did not exist in its current form until its founding in 1889.

Kobe was one of the cities to open for trade with the West following the end of the policy of seclusion and has since been known as a cosmopolitan port city. While the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake diminished much of Kobe's prominence as a port city, it remains Japan's fourth busiest container port. The city is the point of origin and namesake of Kobe beef as well as the site of one of Japan's most famous hot spring resorts, Arima Onsen. Kobe is also your gateway to Kyoto, Japan's ancient imperial capital and the nation's cultural and spiritual center.

Okinawa
The largest island in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Okinawa has been a center of trade and a source for conflict through its history. The island has been an independent kingdom, the feudal possession of a Japanese daimyo and a prefecture of Japan following the Meiji Restoration of 1866. Okinawa was the scene of bitter fighting during the closing days of World War II. Over 100,000 civilians perished and the island was left in ruins. A US military possession, Okinawa returned to Japanese rule in 1972. Naha is the island's largest city and the capital of Okinawa Prefecture.

Okinawa is the birthplace of karate. One of the world's most popular martial arts, karate is a fusion of Chinese kung fu and traditional island martial arts.

Ishigaki
The balmy, subtropical climate draws countless visitors to its sandy shores, but Ishigaki offers much more than your typical island getaway. It is the cultural, political and economic center of the Yaeyama Islands, originally founded in 1908 as Yaeyama Village and becoming Ishigaki Town in 1926. Ishigaki was elevated to city status on July 10, 1947. A hilltop Shinto shrine which dates back to 1614 is the perfect place to start your exploration of this lovely town. Noted for its white-sand beaches and turquoise waters to which snorkelers flock for a glimpse of the island's famed manta rays, Ishigaki Island offers many opportunities to commune with nature. Ishigaki has palm forests, mangrove-lined rivers suited for kayaking, and jungle-covered mountains perfect for hiking adventures. Amidst such natural beauty, you'll find an abundance of cultural sites with ties to the island's rich history. The Yaeyama Museum displays historic artifacts as well as traditional cultural items, and a visit to the well-preserved Miyara Dunchi, built in 1819, is a rare example of a samurai-style residence. Be sure to leave time in your busy day to sample some of the sweet island pineapple and to shop for the island's famed black pearls, a most special souvenir.

Note: Ishigaki is an anchorage port. Transportation from ship to shore is via the ship's tender service.

Taipei (Keelung)
The largest island in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Okinawa has been a center of trade and a source for conflict through its history. The island has been an independent kingdom, the feudal possession of a Japanese daimyo and a prefecture of Japan following the Meiji Restoration of 1866. Okinawa was the scene of bitter fighting during the closing days of World War II. Over 100,000 civilians perished and the island was left in ruins. A US military possession, Okinawa returned to Japanese rule in 1972. Naha is the island's largest city and the capital of Okinawa Prefecture.

Okinawa is the birthplace of karate. One of the world's most popular martial arts, karate is a fusion of Chinese kung fu and traditional island martial arts.

Diamond Princess

Pricing & Enquire

    • Cabin Type
    • Price
    • AU $2,099.00
    • AU $2,309.00
    • AU $2,499.00
  • ** Pricing is Per Person twin share, including all taxes.

    Please note: while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

Pre-Cruise Itinerary

    • 06/06
    • Fly Brisbane to Osaka, own way to hotel
    • 07/06
    • Day at leisure to explore the sights of Japan
    • 08/06
    • Own arrangements to Kobe cruise terminal
    • 08/06
    • Embark on the Diamond Princess

Cruise Itinerary

Post-Cruise Itinerary

    • 15/06
    • Disembark your cruise and make your way to the airport
    • 15/06
    • Fly Osaka back to Brisbane
    • 16/06
    • Arrive Brisbane
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.