14 NIGHT EXPLORING JAPAN CRUISE
Celebrity- Millennium 11th April 2020
Join the Millennium in Tokyo on this Classic, Magical Asia & The Far East Cruise with ports of call at: Tokyo, At Sea, Kobe, Kochi, Hiroshima, Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Busan, At Sea, Hakodate, Aomori, At Sea, Tokyo, Tokyo
||Board your ship between 12 noon and 3 p.m.
| All Flights
|14 Night Cruise
|On Board Gratuity
YOUR HOLIDAY HOME AT SEA
Delightful design, with clever use of natural light throughout its public areas, enhances the stunningly attractive ambience of this beautiful cruise ship and promotes an atmosphere of calm openness from the moment you board. The Celebrity Millennium oozes sophistication and is a superb choice for those looking for a refined and elegant cruise with all the modern facilities you could imagine. It’s a large ship, which means that not only are there activities and entertainment for all ages but also lovely deck and promenade spaces.
Facilities on Board
- Main dining hall, RMS Olympic speciality restaurant, casual eateries
- Panoramic viewing lounge
- Conservatory areas with floral artworks
- AquaSpa with pool, gym and treatment rooms
- Jogging track and multi-sports court
- Kids’ activities, for tots to teens
- Tonnage 91,000
- Passenger capacity 2,138
- Total Crew 999
- Total Cabins 975
- Decks 11
Day 1: Tokyo
Tokyo is a mega-metropolis of dizzying contradictions, both familiar and foreign. It has neon, skyscrapers, salaryman crowds, packed trains, cutting-edge architecture and futuristic technology. But it also has ancient shrines, plant-covered wooden houses, cycling grannies, old-school sweet shops and village-like lanes. It is one of the planet’s most densely populated cities (as any rush-hour train journey will demonstrate), with a hyperactive skyline that changes as regularly as the sun rises and sets. Yet it is also a city rooted in its traditions and in possession of a calm and efficient rhythm that belies its sprawling dimensions. And even though it’s home to a 13 million-plus population, trains run on time, there is no public litter and street crime is near non-existent. In short, it works
Embark your ship – Millennium
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Kobe
Kobe is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and one of Japan’s ten largest cities. Located between the sea and the Roko mountain range, Kobe is also considered one of Japan’s most attractive cities. Kobe has been an important port city for many centuries. Its port was among the first to be opened to foreign trade in the 19th century alongside the ports of Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hakodate and Niigata.
Day 4: Kobe
Day 5: Kochi
There are a variety of cultural traditions that have been nurtured in Kochi over a long period of history, including “Tosa washi” – traditional handmade Japanese paper. Historical townscapes such as Kochi Castle, old sake breweries, traditional markets and railways are well preserved. These spots are popular with many local residents not just because of their value as historical legacies but also as symbols of their hometowns. The prefecture is dotted with hot springs where you can refresh yourself both physically and mentally while visiting these tourist spots.
Day 6: Hiroshima
There are two World Heritage Sites in Hiroshima. One is Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima and the other is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial – known around the world as the Atomic Bomb Dome. Itsukushima Shrine is one of the most significant shrines in Japan and the only shrine in the world built on top of the water. The view of Itsukushima Shrine has long been considered one of the three finest views in Japan.
The Atomic Bomb Dome is the most symbolic building in Hiroshima City, standing only meters away from the hypocentre of the atomic bomb blast. It has become a beacon for the world’s prayers for peace and an end to nuclear weapons.
Millions visit Hiroshima to experience these two World Heritage Sites every year.
Day 7: Kagoshima
Capital of Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Kagoshima faces the Kinko-wan Bay and the Sakurajima Volcano. Visit the Iso-teien Garden laid out in 1660 by the Shimazu lord of the time or one of the city’s many museums, including the Shōkō Shuseikan, next to the Iso Garden, the City Art Museum or the Kagoshima Prefectural Museum of Culture on the site of the former Tsurumaru-jo Castle.
Day 8: Nagasaki
The beautiful city of Nagasaki is, set on a plain between the harbour and a backdrop of stunning mountains. It has one of Japan’s most complex histories due to the influences of the Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese; all of which can be seen around this vibrant, bustling city. The Atomic Bomb Museum gives you an insight into the devastation of the war and the resilience of the people of Nagasaki. Glover Gardens is an outside museum set in at the base of the beautiful hillside and offers a day of relaxation and discovering more of the history of this amazing city.
Day 9 : Busan
The largest port city in South Korea, Busan is known for its beaches, mountains and temples. It is called the summer capital of Korea since it attracts tourists from all over the country to its six beaches. The country’s largest beach, Haeundae, is 40 mins away from central Busan and has luxury hotels, a carnival boardwalk and the Sea Life Aquarium. Beomeosa Temple, a Buddhist shrine founded in 678 A.D., is at the base of Geumjeong Mountain, which has hiking trails.
Day 10: At Sea
Day 11: Hakodate
Hakodate is one of Hokkaido’s top hidden destinations. As Japan’s first port city to open to foreign trade back in 1854, visitors can witness the early influences this had on the city’s culture and development. Discover some unique architectural curiosities, from the Russian Orthodox Church (1859), the Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward to the red-brick Motomachi and Western-style Goryokaku fort. If you’re visiting this winter, be sure to not miss Hakodate’s wintertime festivities. Not forgetting the skiing or sledding opportunities, visit one of the many illuminations or snow and ice festivals to really understand what Hakodate is all about.
Day 12: Aomori
Aomori prefecture is the northern-most prefecture in Tohoku, commanding a vast coastline stretching out North, East and West. Aomori is most often associated with abundant nature, apple production, and its summertime Nebuta festivals – perhaps the best of all the Tohoku festivals. Beneath the surface, Aomori has a surprising number of attractions to offer, encompassing history, culture, art and cuisine – as well as a number of seasonal highlights that will surely keep visitors wanting to return.
Day 13: At Sea
Day 14: Tokyo
Day 15 : Tokyo
Disembark your ship – Millennium