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Highlights of Japan with Princess Cruise

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DATES AVAILABLE: 6th Nov 17
DURATION: 13 Days

Inclusions:

  • Return airfares from Australia to Tokyo with Singapore Airlines
  • 3 nights at the 4 star Mercure Tokyo Ginza with breakfast daily
  • Half day city tour of Tokyo visiting Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Plaza and Asakusa
  • Mt Fuji-Hakone full day tour including lunch and a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Dinner at a local Japanese Restaurant
  • 9 night cruise on board Diamond Princess from Tokyo
  • All meals, entertainment and taxes on board the cruise
  • All transfers as required
  • Fully escorted by HolidayPlanet Tour Host
  • Local guides when sightseeing
  • Exclusive Holiday Planet ticket wallet and luggage strap

For those departing cities other than Perth you will meet up with the rest of the tour group & host on board the flight from Singapore to Tokyo.

 

Please read below

Important Notes About This Trip

This tour is escorted from Perth. Passengers from other cities will either meet the group in transit in Singapore airport or in Tokyo at the Mercure Ginza Hotel. Please contact us for more information.

  • Please advise your consultant if you are travelling on a non Australian passport. You must ensure you have at least two blank pages available on your passport. If your passport is due to expire within six months of your return date you must obtain a new passport.

  • All documentation must be spelled correctly. Please ensure that the spelling of the first name(s) and surname(s) on all documentation is correct as per the passport you will be travelling on. Once the tickets have been issued name change fees of up to 100% apply.

  • Certain countries require you to obtain a visa prior to your arrival. Please ensure you and your travelling companions obtain the most up to date information from the embassy, or consulate, for the countries you intend to visit. HolidayPlanet will not be held liable should you be denied entry, or boarding, for not having the correct travel documents. Entry to any country is at the discretion of the relevant immigration authorities on arrival. You can obtain additional information at www.visalink.com.au or by phoning Visa Link on 1300 882 977.

  • Vaccinations may be required when travelling to certain countries. Please check with your local doctor or specialist vaccination clinic for up to date health requirements.

  • This tour requires a moderate level of fitness.

Minimum Tour Numbers:
The tour arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 60 days from the date of departure, Holiday Planet reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

Travel Insurance:
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover holiday members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accidents etc. It is always recommended that travel insurance be arranged at time of paying deposits.

Price:
Prices are per person based on twin share, unless otherwise stated and are and subject to availability.

Terms & Conditions:
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DATES AVAILABLE: 6th Nov 17
DURATION: 13 Days
Highlights of Japan with Princess Cruise - Pricing

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Mercure Tokyo Ginza

The hotel is in the heart of Tokyos shopping area, within walking distance from Ginza dori and Harumi dori shopping streets, Kabuki Theatre and Tsukiji fish markets. The subway station underneath the hotel provides access to all attractions and sights inTokyo. The Mercure Tokyo Ginza offers a distinctive French flair and state-of-the-art technology. Due to its location close to Tokyo International Forum, the hotel is very convenient for exhibitors and business travellers.

Superior Room

All our rooms have sound proof windows, free high-speed internet, mini-bar, Japanese and international TV channels (BBC, CNN, and TV5), hairdryer, in-room safe and very comfortable Simmons beds.

 

Come Back New with

Princess Cruises

From relaxing pursuits and enriching activities to world-class entertainment and gourmet cuisine, when you step aboard, you are setting a course for a world of wonderful new discoveries.

Diamond Princess

D iscover the beauty of Japan with Diamond Princess. Japan is a study in contrasts: tranquil retreats of profound beauty lay just outside cities where skyscrapers soar over stunning temples and shrines. Neon-bright architecture and pink cherry blossoms vie for attention amid the colorful Harajuku district and traditional kimonos. As the No.1 North American cruise line in Japan with the “Best Asia Itineraries,”† you can be assured that Princess® will be your guide to the colors, cultures and flavors that define this exciting country.

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Ship Features

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.

Dining

The chefs aboard Princess Cruises are true culinary artists who insist on serving the freshest and most flavorful meals at sea. Using only the finest ingredients, each mouthwatering dish is prepared from scratch, with intriguing new selections offered daily. Indulge your appetite whenever you wish on board Diamond Princess. Every hour, our chefs are busy baking, grilling and sautéing great-tasting fare from scratch. Diamond Princess offers unparalleled inclusive dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, decadent desserts and much more.

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Entertainment

To say the nightlife onboard is entertaining is an understatement. Illuminating the stage in captivating productions, our performers are some of the most talented musicians, singers and dancers at sea. Our Princess Signature Shows, lounge performers, movies and casinos are just some of the entertainment our guests enjoy. Nights are always a buzz with activity, and it’s up to you to choose your pleasure — from live theater and the big screen, to plush lounges, swanky casinos and dance clubs.

  • Movies Under the Stars – feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events screened in the open-air poolside amphitheater
  • Enjoys Broadway classics, popular hits and original numbers performed nightly in the Main Theatre
  • Vegas Style Casino to try your luck
  • Churchill’s Cigar Lounge
  • Club Fusion Nightclub may feature a karaoke evening or live performances
  • Skywalker’s Nightclub offers a late night dance floor that will have you dancing the night away

Onboard Enrichment

The journey is as extraordinary as the destination when you travel to Japan with Princess® – awarded “Best Cruise Line in Asia.” From the time you step on board, you’ll be surrounded by a wide variety of Japanese sights, sounds and flavors. Delight in the 400-year-old tradition of comic storytelling known as “rakugo.” Join in an evening of karaoke and watch folkloric dancers bring Japanese culture to life. Watch Japanese-inspired films with Movies Under the Stars®. Indulge in delicious regional dishes from the Noodle Bar or freshly prepared sushi. Sample spirited drinks such as fine Japanese whiskeys, sake and shochu, available on select itineraries.

Accommodation

From the moment you step aboard, we want you to feel welcomed and right at home. And with attentive service from a friendly staff that knows what hospitality means, you’ll find your Princess ship truly is your home away from home.

Inside Cabin
Oceanview Cabin
Balcony Cabin
Mini-Suite

Activities

On every Princess ship, you’ll find so many ways to play, day or night. Explore The Shops of Princess, celebrate cultures at our Festivals of the World or learn a new talent — our onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation.

Discovery at SEA Programs
Festivals of the World
The Shops of Princess
Art Gallery & Auctions
Photo & Video Gallery

Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
Sports Court
Internet Café & Library

Ship Facts

Tonnage: 115,875

Inaugural Cruise: March 13, 2004

Christener: Yoshiko Tsukuda (wife of president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries)

Length: 952 feet

Height: 205 feet

Number of Decks: 18

Guest Cabins: 1,337 total.

Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 06 November 2017

    Perth passengers – meet your HolidayPlanet Tour Host at Perth International Airport. Enjoy the convenience of Singapore Airlines full-service quality with up to 30kgs of luggage per person plus carry-on as well as inflight entertainment, a meal and drinks throughout the flight.

    East Coast passengers – you will meet up with the rest of the tour group & host on board the flight from Singapore to Tokyo.

    Meals: Inflight refreshments & drinks

  2. 07 November 2017

    Arrive early morning in Tokyo where an arrival transfer awaits to take you to the Mercure Tokyo Ginza Hotel. The remaining of the day is yours to spend at your leisure. You hotel is located in the heart of Ginza, a tourist hot-spot of Tokyo so there is plenty to see and do.

    Stay: Mercure Tokyo Ginza Hotel

    Meals: Inflight refreshments & drinks

  3. 08 November 2017

    After breakfast enjoy a half day morning tour of Tokyo where you will visit the Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Plaza and Asakusa.

    Stay: Mercure Tokyo Ginza Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  4. 09 November 2017

    Rise in the morning and enjoy breakfast before setting off on a full day tour of Mt Fuji-Hakone by motorcoach. Start the ascent up Mt Fuji via the Fuji Subaru Line as you climb 2300 metres above sea level for breathtaking views from above the clouds. You will get to enjoy a delicious Japanese style lunch before going on a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi. Also, spend a total of 50 minutes including a 7 minute ropeway ride (cable car) up the summit of Mt Komagatke from Hakone.

    Stay: Mercure Tokyo Ginza Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  5. 10 November 2017

    Your time in Tokyo comes to an end after breakfast where you will be transferred to Yokohama cruise terminal to board your 9 night cruise on the Diamond Princess. All of your meals & on board entertainment is included.

    Stay: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. 11 November 2017

    Diamond Princess offers a Japanese cruising experience like no other. The journey is as extraordinary as the destination when you travel to Diamond Princess® – awarded “Best Cruise Ship in Asia.” From the time you step on board, you’ll be surrounded by a wide variety of Japanese sights, sounds and flavours. Delight in the 400-year-old tradition of comic storytelling known as “rakugo.” Join in an evening of karaoke and watch folkloric dancers bring Japanese culture to life. Watch Japanese-inspired films with Movies Under the Stars®. Indulge in delicious regional dishes from the Noodle Bar or freshly prepared sushi. Sample spirited drinks such as fine Japanese whiskeys, sake and shochu.

    Stay: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. 12 November 2017

    A second day at sea will give you time to decide which of the shore tours you’d like to join at the ports of all along the way. Princess Cruises offer a wide range of tours that ensure you see the highlights of each destination and maximise your time.

    Stay: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. 13 November 2017

    In port at Okinawa from 7am-5pm

    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.

    Stay: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. 14 November 2017

    Tendered at Ishigaki from 7am-5pm

    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.

    Stay: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. 15 November 2017

    In port at Hualien from 7am-5pm

    This well-kept seaside secret is your gateway to the beating heart of Taiwan, a vibrant island nation that stole the spotlight with the ousting of Nationalist, Chiang Kai-shek from China. Its serene beauty belies the continuing conflict with mainland China and welcomes you with open arms. Imagine a truly unspoiled place – Taroko Gorge National Park – a must for any nature and wildlife enthusiast, where mineral hot springs offer rejuvenation and bliss. Traditional Chinese and Japanese temples with their unique architecture and magnificent landscape design, awaken the senses and transport you to a world of grace and timeless heritage.

    Stay: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. 16 November 2017

    In port at Keelung for Taipei from 7am-5pm

    The oldest Chinese reference to Taiwan dates back to the Han Dynasty in the 3rd century B.C. However, it wasn’t until the 17th century A.D. that Chinese Hakka traders first settled on the island. These bold merchants were soon followed by European and Asian adventurers seeking to control and colonize the strategic island. The most famous migration of all occurred in 1948, when the government of the Republic of China fled the mainland.

    Taipei is Taiwan’s capital city and one of the world’s most important commercial centers. Despite its turbulent history, Taiwan today boasts an economy that is the envy of the world. Modern Taiwan is a world leader in the production of bicycles, computer chips, plastics, chemicals and computer notebooks. Taipei is a sophisticated modern metropolis that has not forgotten its rich traditional past.

    The port of Keelung is your gateway to Taiwan. Visit the bustling city of Taipei and other interesting areas surrounding on this fascinating island in the East China Sea.

    Stay: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. 17 November 2017

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. 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.

    Stay: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. 18 November 2017

    On your last full day at sea, make sure you haven’t missed anything you’d like to try.

    Stay: Diamond Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. 19 November 2017

    Disembark the Diamond Princess in the morning and a transfer will be waiting to take the group to Narita Airport for your return flights to Australia with Singapore Airlines.

    Meals: Breakfast, Inflight Refreshments & Drinks

  15. 20 November 2017

    Arrive home full of stories and memories to gush about to your friends and family