Princess Cruises confirms Japan cruise itineraries for 2020

Fancied exploring the beautiful island nation of Japan but don’t know where to start? Princess Cruises are now offering you the chance to discover Japan onboard the Diamond Princess.

Princess Cruises’ gem-class ship, Diamond Princess.

Princess Cruises this week announced its full 2020 Japan programme.

Throughout the year the 2,670-guest Diamond Princess will sail roundtrip from Tokyo and Kobe on over 50 departures to more than 50 destinations in 11 countries.

Japan’s Spring Flower Festival – a hillside in Hokkaido.

The cruises on offer range from 5 to 28 days and offer guests the opportunity to participate in activities and events including Japan’s most famous summer festivals; renowned spring flower and fall foliage sites; and celebrate the festive period in further afield destinations such as Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Diamond Princess has been uniquely adapted for Japan cruising providing locals and international guests alike the chance to enjoy local experiences onboard such as relaxing in a traditional ‘onsen’ bath and dining in a sushi restaurant.

The sailings include:

  • An 8-day Japan Explorer with Kumano Fireworks cruise roundtrip from Tokyo, calling at Wakayama, Kumano, Kochi, Kanmon Straits (scenic cruising), Busan, Nagasaki, Gunkanjima (scenic cruising) and Kagoshima. Departs August 15, 2020 with prices from £1449pp
  • 9-day Japan Explorer Spring Flowers cruise roundtrip from Tokyo, calling at Gamagori, Osaka, Kochi, Hiroshima, Busan and Sasebo. Departs April 2, 2020 with prices from £1399pp 
  • 14-day Borneo & Japan Cruise from Singapore to Tokyo, calling at Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), Kota Kinabalu, Manila, Hong Kong, Taipei, Okinawa, Osaka (for Kyoto) and Shimizu (for Mt. Fuji). Departs December 30, 2020 with prices from £1769pp

Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president UK and Europe, said:

“Guests sailing Japan with Princess Cruises will get to experience the best that this fascinating region has to offer, both onboard and ashore. 

“The variety of cruises on offer gives our guests the opportunity to tailor-make their own holiday. Shorter 7-day voyages allow a cruise to be combined with a land holiday, while longer cruises of 14 – 28 days are popular with those who are keen to explore.”

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The Diamond Princess was launched in March 2004 and is one of two gem-class cruises ships, a subset of the grand-class cruise ships used by Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises. She was also the first Princess cruise ship to be built in a Japanese shipyard.

With 13 decks, capacity for 2,670 passengers, and weighing in at 115,875GT and 290m long the Diamond Princess is a mid-sized cruise ship which offers big ship features alongside premium small-ship intimacy.

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