For Princess Cruises 2024’s season, Royal Princess will mark the first Royal-Class ship to sail in Japan, with a series of cruises on offer as well as four breath-taking summer festivals to experience.
Royal Princess will sail a new Japan and North Pacific Crossing, calling to the northern Tohoku and Hokkaido regions during the cherry blossom season with the option to combine with the cruise line’s popular Voyage of the Glaciers cruise to witness the glaciers of Alaska. Guests can opt to disembark in Anchorage (Whittier) for a 15-day voyage or continue to Vancouver for a 22-day cruise. The cruise departs Tokyo (Yokohama) on April 27, 2024.
Diamond Princess returns to Japan for a March through August 2024 season, sailing roundtrip from Tokyo (Yokohama), calling to 35 destinations in three countries on 31 itineraries and 36 departures, ranging from seven to 23 days.
Diamond Princess will offer a series of four 10-day Spring Flowers voyages, calling at all four of Japan’s main islands to experience various festivals with late-night stays in each port, such as the Kumano Fireworks Festival (August 17), a display of over 10,000 fireworks visible from the decks of the ship.
Additionally, Diamond Princess will sail on nine-day Southern Islands voyages that call to two Okinawan ports and two Taiwan ports; nine-day and 10-day Sea of Japan voyages that will feature ports along the historic Kitamaebune trading route; 10-day Hokkaido voyages that will visit Otaru (for Sapporo), Hakodate and Kushiro; and the 10-day Japan Explorer voyages that will call on destinations like Shimizu (for Mt Fuji), Osaka or Kobe (for Kyoto), Hiroshima, and more.
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