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

12-Night Best of Japan

Japan: Towering Mountains, Breathtaking Landscapes & Ancient Culture Join us March 9, 2021 at 4 PM CST to virtually to uncover the hidden gems of Japan on this immersive 12-day journey planned for 2022.
Click here to register for FREE webinar. 

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!  

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

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. A Sumo Wrestling festival will be taking place when we get back, so you will have the chance to experience this if you choose! 

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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 in a Verandah Suite 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 this reservation with a $900.00 non-refundable deposit. Total cruise fare for a Verandah Balcony start at $2,500 per person based on double occupancy. Final payment due on 6/4/2022. 

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. 

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.

Best of Japan 2022

 

 

October 2 - 14, 2022 || Roundtrip Tokyo

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Bailey Marquis

Travel Agent - Advisor, Destination Specialist

bailey@travelcentralvacations.com

Direct: 504-229-0136

Office: 504-834-7000

Travel Central Vacations, Signature Network

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