Discover the Fall Colours of Japan

16 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday with $2000 Bonus Value including Hotel Stay, Exclusive Package Savings & More

Deal Code: MC-100373

from $... per person
Book by September 30, 2021

Your 16 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday Includes

Flights
Return economy flights to Tokyo

Your Pre Cruise Experience in Tokyo
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City Tokyo
Bonus Mt Fuji & Hakone Gondola Tour

Your 14 Night Holland America Cruise
14 Night cruise from Tokyo onboard ms Westerdam in an interior cabin
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges

Bonus Low Deposit from $199 pp*
Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings

General Sail Date Information
Set sail on 10 October 2022

Day 1 – 2: Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and ancient traditions, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk amongst neon-glowing skyscrapers and historical temples which make for a truly unmatched experience.

Day 3: Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama has completely transformed over the past few decades and is now one of Japan’s largest ports and the gateway to Tokyo. Today you will set sail on your 14 Night cruise from Tokyo onboard ms Westerdam.

Day 4: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found in the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 5: Miyako, Japan

Miyako Japan – also known as salmon heaven! Mayako is one of the countries northernmost cities to have rebuilt itself after the counties devastating 2011 Tsunami. This city is known for its beautiful beaches, with the popular Jodogahama Beach, with its unique rock formations. Also, visit the Miyako Fish Market for a closer glimpse into everyday life & meet the locals.

Day 6: Hakodate, Japan

If Japan ever had a wild west, it was Hokkaido. Oh, all the classic movie stuff of samurai bashing each other with swords never made it this far north, but the image of the West—open spaces, places to disappear, actual land horizons (which no other island in Japan has)—lingers.

Day 7: Aomori, Japan

Here, nature and culture fuse as one. The Shirakami Mountains, which embrace the world’s largest virgin forest of beech trees, have been awarded a World Heritage Site designation. Reminders of ancient times abound throughout Aomori Port as well, and you can also indulge in the serene atmosphere of the Sannai-Maruyama Ruins, Japan’s largest, which are said to have been established around 4,000 to 5,000 BC. Stroll Aomori’s premiere Shinsen Ichiba seafood market where restaurateurs hand-pick fresh produce then slurp up delicious ramen noodles at one of its counter restaurants.

Day 8: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found in the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 9: Vladivostok, Russia

Vladivostok is a major Pacific port city in Russia overlooking Golden Horn Bay, near the borders with China and North Korea. It’s known as a terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway, which links the city to Moscow in a 7-day journey. In the city center is Central Square, where a towering memorial pays tribute to local soldiers who fought Japanese forces in the early 20th century.

Day 10: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found in the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 11: Sakaiminato, Japan

Wedged between sea, sky and mountains, this small fishing port has been esteemed for centuries for its superb seafood. West of the city lies Izumo-taisha, one of the oldest and holiest shrines in Shinto. This area is dotted with burial mounds from Japan’s Bronze Age. The town of Matsue boasts the celebrated “Black Castle,” a six-story, black-walled castle that home to a clan of the mighty Tokugawa dynasty that ruled Japan for over 250 years. Also, a common sight ashore are the Yokai – approximately 100 bronze statues of supernatural characters as imagined by famed manga comic author Shigeru Mizuki, who was born in Sakaiminato.

Day 12: Nagasaki, Japan

With the city well known for its misfortune, there are many museums, monuments and memorials dedicated to this. The rebirth of this city boasts a rich culinary scene that will excite your inner foodie, situated throughout its cobblestone streets and rolling hills.

Day 13: Kagoshima, Japan

This city is the southernmost stop on the country’s bullet train. It is commonly referred to as Naples sister due to the comparative climate, palm tree lined streets and Kagoshima’s version of Mt Vesuvius! Plus an abundance of hot springs, mud baths, and spas definitely promote the serenity and relaxation of the traditional lands.

Day 14: Kochi, Japan

Engage with locals and indulge in local flavours in this welcoming city. The city centre was initially settled in 1601 as a town surrounding Kochi Castle, which is now one of the region’s principal attractions. Discover the lovely Katsurahama beach area, where the Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial overlooks the sea and honors this legendary Japanese peace negotiator.

Day 15: Kobe, Japan

Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Kobe is situated between mountains and the sea, it is Japan’s sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine.

Day 16: Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya has cosmopolitan aspects, including some fantastic museums, significant temples and excellent shopping

Day 17: Tokyo, Japan

Farewell Japan today as board your flight home or ask us about our flexible flights & extend your stay.

Westerdam recently underwent an incredible transformation. It now features new bars, entertainment, and dining venues! Invigorated new music venues bring onboard entertainment to life. The Lincoln Center Stage, for example, boasts world-class acts with an array of classic and modern styles. They sit alongside the ever-popular B.B. King’s Blues Club which completes the new Music Walk experience. Feel free to relax in the comfort of your luxurious stateroom or dine in delicious restaurants, including The Dining Room, Pinnacle Grill, Sel De Mer, and a range of enthralling activities.

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Travel based on Cruise Departure 10 October 2022

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. ^Flexible Booking Conditions:  At any time prior to the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to: 1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of a credit; which can used for a future booking with My Cruises.  Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at time of booking.  Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.

Highlights

Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Ship: ms Westerdam
Departs: Yokohama, Japan
Countries Visited: Japan
Sail Date: 
10 October 2022

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