Join us for an Asia Cruise on the Norwegian Jewel starting at $4599 on March 20, 2024. You will begin in Seoul, South Korea, and see Gyeongbok Palace, the stone pagoda, the National Museum, the bustling antique district, historic Korean village, or tour the DMZ. Then to Japan to experience Nagasaki, Beppu, Kyoto,...Read More
Starting from $4599 Taxes & Fees Apply
Join us for an Asia Cruise on the Norwegian Jewel starting at $4599 on March 20, 2024. You will begin in Seoul, South Korea, and see Gyeongbok Palace, the stone pagoda, the National Museum, the bustling antique district, historic Korean village, or tour the DMZ. Then to Japan to experience Nagasaki, Beppu, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kochi, Nagoya, and much more!
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Day 1 March 20 -Depart the USA
Day 2 March 21 - Arrive in Seoul, South Korea
Day 3 March 22 - Jeju, South Korea
Day 4 March 23 - Nagasaki, Japan
Day 5 March 24 - Beppu, Japan
Day 6 March 25 Kyoto (Osaka), Japan [Overnight]
Day 7 March 26 - Kyoto (Osaka), Japan
Day 8 March 27 - Hiroshima, Japan
Day 9 March 28 - Kochi, Japan
Day 10 March 29 - Nagoya, Japan
Day 11 March 30 - Mount Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
Day 12 March 31 - Toyko, Japan – Return to USA
Day 1 - March 20 -Depart the USA
Depart the USA
Day 2 - March 21 - Arrive in Seoul, South Korea
Arrive in Seoul and discover its 5,000-year-old heritage amidst the ultra-modern high-rises. Visit the magnificent 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, stone pagoda, National Museum, and bustling antique district. Or spend a day in the serene atmosphere of a Zen Buddhist temple and a historic Korean village. Tour the DMZ and rediscover the drama of recent history. Or simply wander the fish market and promenade at Incheon.
Day 3 - March 22 - Jeju, South Korea
The dormant volcano Hallasan formed many of the natural attractions found on Jeju. As South Korea’s tallest mountain, Hallasan offers an abundance of hiking opportunities and is an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve showcasing a crater lake and an abundance of plants and wildlife. The Manjang Cave, formed by cooling lava, is the world’s longest lava tube and is partially open for tours. Head from the mountain to the magnificent beaches and watch famed haenyo (powerful sea-women) dive for octopus, abalone, clams and more without the aid of a breathing apparatus. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample fresh seafood dishes at a local restaurant.
Day 4 - March 23 - Nagasaki, Japan
Nagasaki is often equated with the dropping of the atomic bomb, and there are many moving museums, memorials and monuments dedicated to its World War II history that shouldn’t be missed. Yet modern Nagasaki offers a vibrant and charming atmosphere that’s waiting to be explored. Among its cobblestone and rolling hills, the city boasts a rich culinary scene that will excite your inner foodie. To capture Nagasaki’s scenic beauty, consider a cable car ride or harbor tour. Centuries-old shrines, temples and churches dot the landscape and are a must see.
Day 5 - March 24 - Beppu, Japan
As you approach the coastal town of Beppu, it might appear as if the town were smoldering. In reality, it’s steam escaping from its many hot springs, Beppu’s claim to fame—along with hot spring experiences, from mud baths to sand baths. Their most famous, Hell circuit (Jigoku), are only for admiring, not bathing. Beppu Park, in the city’s center, offers green space and a vibrant Japanese garden. In spring, cherry blossoms attract thousands of visitors; in fall, autumn leaves do the same. Tomonaga Panya, a local bakery since 1916, has an English menu and a signature delicacy, wanchan (doggie) bun. Guests love its custard filling and raisin face.
Day 6 - March 25 Kyoto (Osaka), Japan [Overnight]
Cradled by rolling hills on three sides, Kyoto is considered the historical and cultural epicenter of the country. The city was Japan’s capital for more than 1,000 years (794 – 1868) and approximately 1,600 Buddhist temples and more than 400 Shintô shrines are peppered throughout the city.
Day 7 - March 26 - Kyoto (Osaka), Japan
Kyoto offers a window into the heart of Japan's traditions and culture, from numerous historic sites and tranquil gardens to delicious local cuisine and boutique shopping.
Day 8 - March 27 - Hiroshima, Japan
History is never far from mind in Hiroshima, thus the city has created one of the most important and breathtaking memorials in the world, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Statues, halls, and monuments at this World Heritage Site honor those who fell in World War II. As one of Japan's largest islands, Hiroshima also offers rich natural beauty and a myriad of outdoor activities like biking, hiking and beaching. The local cuisine is plentiful, especially the signature “Okonomiyaki,” a crepe filled with meat, seafood, cabbage, and vegetables. Oysters (usually grilled) serve as an additional fresh and delicious culinary draw.
Day 9 - March 28 - Kochi, Japan
Engage with locals and indulge in local flavors in this welcoming city, known for its famed dish Katsuo no tataki (a type of tuna Tataki). The city center was initially settled in 1601 as a town surrounding Kochi Castle, which is now one of the region's principal attractions. Delve into times gone by as you stroll along the famed, red Harimaya-bashi – the basis for an old local folklore song. Discover the lovely Katsurahama beach area, where the Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial overlooks the sea and honors this legendary Japanese peace negotiator.
Day 10 - March 29 - Nagoya, Japan
Japan’s fourth largest city by population, Nagoya, is a center of modern commerce, with Toyota, Noritake China and a Legoland theme park calling this capital home. Tour the Toyota Exhibit Hall, experience Noritake Gardens, and sit amongst the stars in the planetarium at the Science Museum. Nagoya Castle deemed a National Treasure, is a must-see, as is exploring their entertainment district, Sakae. This busy hub is where you’ll find Nagoya TV Tower, the city’s symbol, and Oasis 21, a multi-level public park with a futuristic water theme.
Day 11 - March 30 - Mount Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise, or learn of undersea delights at Japan’s first sushi museum, and get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro. Shop for traditional Japanese wooden handcrafts and fabrics unique to the region, and sample some yokan, a sweet jellied confection.
Day 12 - March 31 - Toyko, Japan – Return to USA
Return to USA