Pricing Per person
BF - Balcony (After 01 May 2020)
- 14 night cruise onboard Norwegian Spirit
- Main meals and entertainment onboard
- Port charges, taxes and gratuities
- FREE Beverage package, US$50 Shore Excursion credit per port, an Internet package AND a Specialty Dining package, PLUS 3rd & 4th guests at reduced fares*
- PLUS book between 01-16 Oct 19 and receive US$300 onboard credit per stateroom*
Valid: 01 Oct 2019 - 30 Oct 2019
FREE Beverage, Specialty Dining & Internet Packages & more*
14 Night cruise departing roundtrip from Tokyo onboard Norwegian Spirit.
This 14-day cruise, roundtrip from Tokyo includes an overnight in Osaka. Before leaving Tokyo, visit Tsukiji Market, the largest open-air fish market in the world, where vendors slice fresh sushi on the spot. At night, watch the city explode with energy in the Ginza District. Soft-serve ice cream is a specialty in Hakodate thanks to its dairy farming. Feeling daring? Try the black, squid ink flavor. At Hakodate Morning Market, go squid fishing and shop over 250 vendors. In Busan, experience South Korea's best beaches and the stunning Beomeosa Temple at the foot of Geumjeongsan Mountain. Shop and eat with the locals at Gukje Market.
Highlights of this cruise:
Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan's largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savour traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination.
What used to be an old fishing village, Sasebo has been a major naval port since the late 19th century - first with Imperial Japanese Navy and today as a base for the U.S. Navy. Don't miss a boat tour of the emerald-green 208 Kujuku Islands nearby, a beautiful sight set against the deep-blue waters of the bay. On shore, explore Sasebo's Zoological and Tropical Botanical Garden, featuring 80 animal and 1,200 plant species, all with spectacular views of the Kujuku Islands. And if you want to go Dutch, head to Huis Ten Bosch, a recreated 17th-century Dutch village complete with colourful tulip fields. For something more authentically Japanese, head to the Yorozu-cho district to visit a market teeming with fresh produce and seafood as well as handmade clothing and pottery.
Sakaiminato is the primary fishing port for all of Western Japan, so it's no surprise that seafood is a major attraction here. Much of the country's snow crab, which is considered a foremost delicacy around the world, hails from Sakai Port. In addition to creatures of the sea, the city is filled with "spirit monsters" known as 'Yokai', bronze statues based on Japanese folklore. This artistic spirit is exemplified on Kitaro Road, where hundreds of statues from famed local artist Shigeru Mizuki line the street.
Head to Kanazawa and the Ishikawa Prefecture and you step back in time to the Edo Period (1603 to 1886), the height of samurai culture. Thankfully, Kanazawa was the second-largest city (after Kyoto) to make it through World War II intact. As a result, parts of the old castle town, including the Nagamachi samurai district and chaya entertainment districts, have survived in pretty good condition. Keep your camera ready to capture the rows of teahouses in the historic Geisha district. Kanazawa also boasts attractive temples, a wide variety of museums and a lively market dating back to 1721. About an hour away is Kaga Onsen, healing hot springs that are well worth a day trip.
Inhabited for 4,000 years, Niigata overflows with history and beauty. Its location on the Sea of Japan, at the mouth of the country's longest river, makes it ideal for agriculture. In fact, it's the top producer of rice in the nation, which brings on the sake breweries, over 90 in all. And talk about fresh seafood. Culinary aficionados flock here to savor the finest in shrimp, crab and fish. This ideal climate and rich soil produces seemingly endless fields of colorful tulips, too. Come hungry and bring your camera.
Sakata had its heyday in the Edo period (1603 to 1886), when it was a wealthy port town populated by nobles and merchants. Step inside the Historical Abumiya Residence opposite the city hall, and you feel transported back in time to the home of a wealthy shipping agent. Admire the tranquil garden and make your way through the rooms divided by shoji screens. Fast forward just a bit to the Meiji Period (1868 to 1912) when you enter the Sannō Club, a lively, decadent private club lavishly decorated. For nice views of the ocean, head to Hiyoriyama Park, pick a spot on the hillside and relax.
Busan, South Korea
Busan - South Korea's second largest city - is a harmonious blend of age-old culture and contemporary metropolitan flair. The downtown skyline and Bampo Bridge are two of Busan's visual wonders. The old-world Buddhist temples and vintage structures preserve the essence of Korean history and culture. Equally captivating is the abundance of Busan's natural landscape, from miles of unspoiled beaches to expansive mountainous terrain. Busan is also home to one of the largest trading ports in the world, and its growing popularity in tourism and commerce makes this South Korean city a must-see destination.
History is never far from mind in Hiroshima, thus the city has created one of the most important and breathtaking memorials in the world, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Statues, halls, and monuments at this World Heritage Site honor those who fell in World War II. As one of Japan's largest islands, Hiroshima also offers rich natural beauty and a myriad of outdoor activities like biking, hiking and beaching. The local cuisine is plentiful, especially the signature "Okonomiyaki," a crepe filled with meat, seafood, cabbage, and vegetables. Oysters (usually grilled) serve as an additional fresh and delicious culinary draw.
Engage with locals and indulge in local flavours in this welcoming city, known for its famed dish Katsuo no tataki (a type of tuna Tataki). The city centre was initially settled in 1601 as a town surrounding Kochi Castle, which is now one of the region's principal attractions. Delve into times gone by as you stroll along the famed, red Harimaya-bashi - the basis for an old local folklore song. Discover the lovely Katsurahama beach area, where the Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial overlooks the sea and honors this legendary Japanese peace negotiator.
Kyoto (Kobe), Japan
Situated between mountains and the sea, Kobe is Japan's sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine. Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Don't miss the chance to visit Ikuta Shrine - one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines - or tour a museum to learn about local culture. For sweeping views of the vibrant city, explore one of the nearby mountainsides through a diverse selection of activities.
Mount Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise, or learn of undersea delights at Japan's first sushi museum, and get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro. Shop for traditional Japanese wooden handcrafts and fabrics unique to the region, and sample some yokan, a sweet jellied confection.
Terms & Conditions
*Valid for new bookings made by 30 Oct 2019, unless sold out prior. Prices are per person, twin share in NZD, in lead-in Balcony stateroom, inclusive of port charges, taxes & gratuities. This excludes gratuities or service charges for any purchases guest may make on board - including but not limited to beverages, specialty restaurants, spa services etc. (which are subject to change). Subject to availability. Prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. Surcharge applies to other departure dates & stateroom categories. Airfares are additional. Offers are capacity controlled & subject to change at any time without notice. BONUS OFFERS: Are per stateroom & valid when booking a Balcony stateroom. BEVERAGE PACKAGE: Applicable to guests 1 & 2 over 21 years at time of sailing. Premium Beverage package is valued at US$99pp, per day & includes a variety of spirits & cocktails, wines by the glass & bottled or draft beer up to US$15. Exclusions apply. SHORE EXCURSION CREDIT: Credit is per stateroom, has no monetary value & is non-refundable. Applicable for each port, including debarkation port & is not transferable to other ports. Use the credit or lose it. Does not include embarkation ports. Overnight stays count as one port. INTERNET PACKAGE: Receive 250 minutes per stateroom, including activation fee. Internet will be applied to the 1st guest in a stateroom. One login per stateroom. SPECIAL DINING PACKAGE: Package is on a per meal basis for guests 1 & 2 with a maximum of 3 meals for cruises 7-8 nights, a maximum of 4 meals for cruises 9-10 nights and a maximum of 5 meals for cruises 11 nights or more. 3rd & 4th GUEST: Offer valid for guests 3 & 4 when sharing a stateroom with guests 1 & 2 paying full fare, ask us for pricing. Valid on select sailings only & dates are subject to change at any time without notice. ONBOARD CREDIT: Valid for bookings made 01-16 Oct 2019. Onboard credit is per stateroom, in U.S dollars, amount varies by stateroom category and will be applied to the 1st and 2nd guest in the stateroom. Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable and may not be used toward on board service charges, pre-purchased activities or foreign exchange transactions. Prices & offers are subject to change or may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices based on payment made by cash/cheque only. Further terms & conditions apply.