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October 2 - 14, 2022 || A Hosted Vacation with Bailey Marquis

12-Night Best of Japan

Why Sail Japan?

A Japan cruise takes passengers to bustling cities with vibrant energy and a cosmopolitan vibe, natural wonders like volcanoes and national park, and historic sites amidst cherry blossom trees and other gorgeous scenery. You’ll also be able to try a host of the country’s delectable food scene during a cruise to Japan. You can eat some of the best sushi and ramen in the world, and also have opportunities to try some of Japan’s world-famous Kobe beef and perfectly fermented sake.

 

Japan is an expensive country to visit and difficult to navigate on your own. Taking a cruise, is a fantastic way to get around and see Japan! Plus one of the best perks of cruising is that you only have to unpack once on your floating hotel! Sail with me to see and experience wonders of Japan! 

Cruise Itinerary

What's Included?

All-Inclusive Celebrity

12-night cruise includes all accommodations, transportation between ports of call, food and beverage onboard, and entertainment while sailing. You will also have access to several choices of specialty restaurants, bars and lounges, live entertainment, spa services, and more! 

Drinks

Choose from any incredible array of beers, spirits, cocktails, liqueurs, frozen drinks, wines by the glass, sodas, juices, specialty coffees, and bottled water

Wi-Fi

We know staying in touch is important, so we've included internet access for all guests. Browse the web, check email, and use messaging apps. 

 

Tips Onboard. 

We've got you covered. Just sit back and relax while we make your vacation as memorable as possible.

 

$50 Onboard Credit

This onboard credit is a special group promotion with Bailey's group!  

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Optional 3-Night Pre Cruise

Spend 3-nights in Tokyo with Bailey before the cruise start. The 3-night pre includes: accommodations with breakfast daily, specialized touring, professional English-speaking guide, transfer from Tokyo to the ship! 

Special experiences: Asakusa Kimono Wearing, Nakamise Street, Sonsoji Shrine, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Komachi Street, Kencho-ji Temple, Kotokuin, and the Great Buddha, and more! 

October 2 to 14, 2022

JAPAN CRUISE AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Yokohama (Tokyo)

Yokohama cruise. There aren't many places on Earth that blend ancient tradition and the ultra modern quite like Tokyo. Centuries-old gardens and cobblestone laneways live in perfect harmony with soaring skyscrapers and dazzling neon lights. Get immersed in an unrivalled dining scene, fashionable boutiques, and endless cultural encounters in this ever-evolving city.

Day 2: Mt Fuji (Shimzu)

On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away. When Japan's highest mountain is capped with snow, it's a picture-postcard perfect volcanic cone. One of the best-known symbols of Japan, this iconic mountain has been considered sacred since ancient times and was even forbidden to women until the early 1900s.

Day 3: Kyoto (Kobe)

Perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Kobe is one of Japan's most attractive and cosmopolitan cities. Home of the heralded Kobe beef, this small city is easily navigated. Visit the Hatsukura Sake Brewery Museum for a tour or dine in one of the area’s incredible restaurants.

Day 4 & 5: Osaka

Visit Osaka Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquariums which has over 580 species of sea life on display, or Universal Studios Japan, the company’s first theme park outside of the U.S. Kyoto served as the nation’s capital for more than 1000 years and is home to 17 different World Heritage Sites including Kiyomizudera Temple and Heian Jingu Shrine. Overnight in Osaka gives you a chance to go inland and spend more time at Kyoto, one of Japan's top destinations. 

Day 6: Hiroshima

While paying tribute to the infamous nuclear attack that destroyed the city in 1945, Hiroshima is now defined as a beacon of peace and prides itself on its exceptional natural beauty. See more than 300 cherry blossom trees in bloom at Peace Memorial Park, journey to the breathtaking Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, and take time to sample "okonomiyaki"—a delicious example of Japanese soul food.

Day 7: At Sea

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination. 

Day 8: Pusan (Busan)

It is Busan's premier trading port, adjacent to the Korean Straits and Japan, that makes it an international metropolis but its beautiful sea vistas that make it a charming place to unwind. Experience the serenity of Beomeo-sa Temple, climb the Busan Tower in Yongdusan Park and rejuvenate at Hushimchung Spa.

Day 9: At Sea

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination. 

Day 10: Hakodate

A port city on the island of Hokkaido, Hakodate is best known for the spectacular views and the area's delicious, fresh seafood, sushi, squid, and ramen. From the top of the Mount Hakodate, you’ll enjoy a magnificent view of the city surrounded by the ocean. You can reach the summit by hiking trail, cable car, or auto. The former Goryōkaku Fort, Japan's first Western style fortress, is now used in as a public park and is a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing. The park also features the tall, white Goryōkaku Tower that offers a panoramic view of the park, including mainland Japan across the Tsugaru Strait on clear days. Hakodate is literally a town of hot springs, and it even offers steamy outdoor footbaths to pedestrians.

Day 11: Aomori

Aomori Port, the capital of Aomori prefecture, is located on Mutsu Bay, at the northern tip of Honshu. 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. The summer brings the city’s most beloved Nebuta Matsuri Festival, which features enormous lantern floats, taiko drums, and dancers that parade the downtown streets. 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 12: At Sea

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination. 

Day 13: Yokohama (At Sea)

Your cruise ends here. Opt to spend more time in Tokyo or the surrounding areas or return home. 

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Hosted Sailing

Bailey Marquis of Travel Central

Hosted Sailings offer Outstanding Value, Exclusive Amenities and an Experienced Personable Host on board to ensure your cruise is more enjoyable.  Bailey is an experienced traveler and advisor with Travel Central in Louisiana with clients all over America.  Focus is always to create a customized experience with a focus on adventure and local experiences. More on Bailey.

HOW TO BOOK

Book this select 2022 Celebrity Solstice Best of Japan cruise and receive the group discounted rate, Always Included package (drinks, tips, and Wi-Fi). Booking must be made under deposit before March 3, 2022 to get group rate.  

Gratuities for dinning and drinking onboard are included. Please call for single accommodation price. Triples are available.  You may confirm your stateroom with a $900.00 per stateroom refundable deposit ASAP to guarantee rate and availability. Balance not due until June 1, 2022.  

  • Oceanview staterooms starting at $2,200 

  • Verandah balcony staterooms starting at $2,500 

  • Aqua Class staterooms starting at $2,820 

  • Suite staterooms starting at $6,200 

*All rates are per person based on double occupancy​

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

Deposit fully refundable until final payment. Normal penalties apply after that. 

PRE OR POST CRUISE OPTIONS

​Airline reservations and pre and post stay options are available to be curated to fit around this trip.  Ask for more details on your options. We have a 3-Night Tokyo Pre-Cruise itinerary available to add to this cruise. 

MAKE A RESERVATION OR GET MORE INFORMATION

​Call Bailey at 504-834-7000 or email bailey@travelcentralvacations.com. A complimentary reservation will be created and emailed over to you with full details for you to consider.

Celebrity Solstice

Experience a vacation like no other aboard Celebrity Solstice®. Relax and enjoy unforgettable spaces, world-class amenities, and all of the distinct features that make our cruises so extraordinary. Enjoy all of the award-winning onboard experiences as we make our way to incredible destinations. Our stylish accommodations include Concierge Class staterooms and spa-inspired AquaClass with exclusive clean cuisine dining at Blu. The Retreat® experience includes private restaurant dining and 24/7 lounge. Enjoy dining options that include distinctive restaurants with menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs and the most awarded wine collection at sea. Play your favorite outdoor games, catch a concert, or just take in some sun at The Lawn Club. Invigorate your senses and discover an amazing level of soothing spa treatments at The Spa. Relax, rest, and recharge aboard Celebrity Solstice and we’ll take care of every detail, so all you have to do is enjoy your vacation.

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Satisfy your wanderlust, as well as your appetite, every moment of your vacation. Experience a culinary adventure right on board, from Chef’s Table by Chef Daniel Boulud to Le Petite ChefTM, and so much more.

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Enjoy a toast or two with family and friends at luxurious bars and lounges, including Martini Bar, World Class Bar, Passport Bar and more.

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Look and feel your best with invigorating spa treatments, soothing massages, fitness classes, and beauty services at The Spa.

Accommodations

Discover a variety of distinctive accommodations including The Retreat®, the spa-inspired AquaClass®, and Concierge Class staterooms.

Brilliant innovations give you open air access to the sea, whenever you wish. The latest technology lets you precisely adjust nearly every comfort feature in your stateroom, suite or villa. Reimagined spaces feature larger living areas, bigger bathrooms, and a king-size bed in 99% of our rooms—an industry first for premium cruise lines—plus Celebrity’s eXhale™ bedding featuring the Cashmere Mattress.

The 178 possible options of connecting staterooms make it easier than ever for families and friends to get together and get away in luxury. Combinations include two adjoining Edge Staterooms with Infinite VerandasSM connected to become one, and the Iconic Suite and the Royal Suite connected to create our largest unique combination that comfortably sleeps 10.

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The Retreat

The Retreat isn’t a place. It isn’t an amenity. It isn’t a service. It’s all of that and more. The Retreat is an unparalleled vacation experience that includes every stunning suite, a private restaurant, Luminae, an exclusive lounge, and a sundeck that rivals any high-end resort. 

Special Suite Amenities: Your 24 hour European butler service includes priority check-in, welcome bottle of sparkling wine with fresh fruit and flowers, assistance with packing and unpacking your luggage, an expanded room-service menu with full meal service in your suite, in-suite afternoon tea service, evening hors d'oeuvres, complimentary espresso and cappuccino, restaurant seating preferences, shoeshine service, and Celebrity tote bag.

More Information on Suites & The Retreat

From:

$6,200

per person based on double occupancy

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Veranda Staterooms

Greet the day head on from your own private balcony or watch the sun set over the sea with that special someone, enjoy fresh sea breezes, and soak in breathtaking sunsets.

From:

$2,500

per person based on double occupancy

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AquaClass

AquaClass guests enjoy a private veranda, Exhale® bedding, premium bath amenities, Plus, unlimited access to The Persian Garden, complimentary dining at Blu, and personal spa concierge.

Special AquaClass Amenities: AquaClass staterooms offer priority seating in Blu, a specialty restaurant just for AquaClass guests that also serves a complimentary healthy continental breakfast daily. Guests in these staterooms are provided with a premium ship location close to the AquaSpa, unlimited access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room, a Personal Spa Concierge, pillow menu, and special programming and wellness classes.

More Information on Aqua Class

From:

$2,820

per person based on double occupancy

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Ocean View Staterooms

Relax and enjoy your accommodations in front of large windows that offer spectacular cruise views. Each ocean view stateroom on Celebrity ships includes world-class amenities to create luxurious experiences.

From:

$2,200

per person based on double occupancy

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Concierge Class

As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. From Priority Check-In—when you’re greeted by your Concierge—to the moment you head back home, we’re there to assist you.

Special Concierge Class Amenities: Priority check-in, welcome bottle of sparkling wine with fresh fruit and flowers, evening hors d'oeuvres, pillow menu, restaurant seating preferences, shoeshine service, and Celebrity tote bag

More Information on Concierge Class

From:

$2,800

per person based on double occupancy

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Inside Staterooms

Welcome to your personal sanctuary at sea. Each inside stateroom on Celebrity ships includes world-class amenities to create luxurious experiences.

From:

$1,820

per person based on double occupancy

Japan: Towering Mountains, Breathtaking Landscapes & Ancient Culture

Bailey and the Japan National Tourist Board presented a virtual exploration of Japan to uncover the hidden gems of Japan on this immersive 12-day itinerary in luxury on the Celebrity Solstice. From expansive beaches and vibrant art districts, to historic temples, Japan is as diverse as it is enchanting - and is awaiting your discovery.

 

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Best of Japan 2022

 

 

October 2 - 14, 2022 || Roundtrip Tokyo

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