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[3 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

Check out daily updates from our Japan, Hong Kong & the Ryuku Islands Cruise.

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May 29, 2017: Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Japan turned on perfect weather for our day in Kyoto.
Nijo castle presented a fascinating insight into the life of a Shogun, who ruled Japan as a military dictators for over 700 years. The castle’s nightingale floors squeaked under foot as we viewed the stunning paintings of the famous Kano school lining the walls of the Shogun’s audience rooms.
Next stop was the famous Golden Pavilion or Kinkakuji temple which …

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[23 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

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May 19, 2017: Wonders of Japan

The first morning of “Wonders of Japan” dawned and it was beautiful, the sun was shining over the hills, mountains and lakes of Hokkaido. Our hotel, the Windsor Hotel Lake Toya, sits atop a mountain with commanding views across both Lake Toya and the Pacific Ocean.
After a delicious breakfast where there was a choice of both traditional breakfast fare and also for the more adventurous some traditional Japanese options our excursions departed. …

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[11 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

TOKYO (June 27, 2012) – A celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opened the new Carnival Japan office in Tokyo today, marking the expansion of one of the largest vacation companies in the world into this growing cruise market. Operated by Carnival Corporation & plc, Carnival Japan was created to oversee the largest deployment ever by a global cruise line in the Japanese market with the launch of Princess Cruises homeport sailings, specially developed for Japanese travelers. The inaug…
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[27 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 23, 2013) – Underscoring its commitment to the growing Japanese cruise market, Carnival Corporation & plc today detailed a substantially expanded 2014 Japan cruise program for the Princess Cruises brand, which brings a second ship to the market, features sailings from three homeports and plans to significantly expand the size of the cruise market in Japan to approximately 100,000 passengers.The Japan-built Diamond Princess will join Sun Princess for a cruise pr…
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[7 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

The rarely visited Ryukyu Islands form an archipelago that stretches from the southern tip of Japan’s mainland to within 70 miles of the east coast of Taiwan. It’s a 55-island chain brimming with historical, cultural and natural wonders many travellers don’t even realize exist.
Home to the breakout destination of Okinawa, the Ryukyu Islands present a vast array of opportunities to explore, discover, and relax in an unspoiled paradise. Here’s a look at just ten stops in Japan and along this exotic archipelago, which taken together form a destination not to …

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[21 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

The rarely visited Ryukyu Islands form an archipelago that stretches from the southern tip of Japan’s mainland to within 70 miles of the east coast of Taiwan. It’s a 55-island chain brimming with historical, cultural and natural wonders many travellers don’t even realize exist.
Home to the breakout destination of Okinawa, the Ryukyu Islands present a vast array of opportunities to explore, discover, and relax in an unspoiled paradise. Here’s a look at just ten stops in Japan and along this exotic archipelago, which taken together form a destination not to …

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[17 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

May 13 – 26, 2016
A&K’s 2016 Wonders of Japan Cruise departed on May 13, 2016, visiting unique ports and rarely seen wilderness areas on board exclusively chartered ‘Le Soleal.’ We will be providing daily cruise updates on the blog so check back often under A&K’s Trip Logs.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016: Kyoto, Immersed

Breakfast in the appropriately named Garden Room, with its breath-taking views of the adjacent garden, began our full day immersed in Kyoto’s deep and rich cultural history.
During the warm, bright, sunny day that followed, we managed to …

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[1 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 2, 2015) – Carnival Corporation & plc announced today that its Princess Cruises brand, the top North American cruise line in Japan, will offer an array of Japan voyages from Tokyo and Kobe in 2016 that circumnavigate the country, visiting the top-rated ports with two new ports of call on the island of Kyushu, along with visits to Korea, Taiwan and Russia.  The voyages are designed to offer opportunities to explore the wonders of UNESCO World Heritage sites and to…
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