Cruise Southeast Asia

Osaka

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AAA member benefits

  • Dining Package: Dinner for two in the Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto onboard restaurants for first two guests in stateroom
  • $50 per person Beverage Card for first two guests in stateroom

 

Itinerary

 

Day 0- Embark Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama is one of Japan’s liveliest, and most international, destinations. With its microbreweries and international restaurants, Yokohama has a decidedly different feel from many other Japanese cities.

 

Day 1 – Shimizu, Japan

Shimizu is best known for its incredible scenic beauty. You can take an excursion to Miho no Matsubara and enjoy stunning views of Mount Fuji and expansive black sand beaches.

 

Day 2 – Osaka, Japan

Think of Osaka, Japan (accent on the O), as a combination of Los Angeles and Chicago. It very definitely has L.A.’s second-city complex, but its attitude is pure Chicago. Busy markets, the visual noise of neon and nonstop action on shopping streets offer insight into the energy and ambition of Osaka.

 

Day 3 – Beppu, Japan

Set between Beppu Bay and volcanic mountains on the island of Kyushu, Beppu is home to more than 2,000 hot springs. Dramatic landscapes of thermal pools can be explored on an excursion to the 8 Hells of Beppu. To the west is Mount Tsurumi, accessible by cable car.

 

Day 4 – Fukuaka (Hakata), Japan

Fukuoka is situated in the northern extremity of Kyushu and is known for ancient temples, beaches and modern shopping malls, including Canal City.

 

Day 5 – At Sea

 

Day 6 – Incheon (Seoul), South Korean

After the Korean war, Incheon became part of the Korean economic miracle, the country’s first official free-enterprise zone. With its perfect natural port, flat landscape and 3 million residents, it’s become as much a part of the Seoul megalopolis now as it is a place of its own.

 

Day 7 – At Sea

 

Day 8 – Dalian, China

At first glance, Dalian looks like many other Chinese cities—sprawling and industrialized. But look a bit closer and you’ll notice its pleasant seaside promenades, lush green spaces like Labor Park and grand historic buildings, including those on Russian Street and the Art Nouveau Yamato Hotel.

 

Day 9 – Tianjin (Beijing), China

Change is everywhere—in the clothes, in the increasingly paralyzing traffic, in the electronics and in the construction on new high rises. Beijing is a fascinating mixture of old and new.

 

Day 10 – Tianjin (Beijing), China

 

Day 11 – At Sea

 

Day 12 –  Qingdao, China

Cyan waters surround a shoreline packed with both glittering skyscrapers and sandy beaches in Qingdao. Also sometimes spelled as Tsingtao — it is indeed where the Tsingtao Brewery produces its popular pilsner — this is a city packed with industry, history, a major naval base and about nine million residents.

 

Day 13 – At Sea

 

Day 14 –  Disembark Shanghai, China

 

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All pricing is per person, double occupancy, cruise only, and subject to change and availability. Air, transfers, fuel surcharges, government taxes, and fees are additional. AAA Vacations® amenities apply to first two passengers in stateroom. Certain restrictions may apply. Ship’s registry: The Netherlands