Royal Princess and Diamond Princess itineraries range from seven to 23 days
Princess Cruises will return to Japan with new itineraries in 2024 on board the the Diamond Princess and the Royal Princess.
The new Royal Class ship will make its debut departing from Tokyo (Yokohama) on 27 April 2024.
The first Royal Class ship to sail in the region, the Royal Princess will offer a new 'Japan and North Pacific Crossing' itinerary, with calls in the northern Tohoku and Hokkaido regions during the cherry blossom season.
Travellers can choose to disembark in Alaska in Anchorage (Whittier) on a 15-day cruise or continue to Vancouver, BC, on a 22-day cruise.
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The Diamond Princess will begin the season with a series of four 10-day Spring Flowers sailings, with calls to all four of Japan’s main islands.
The Diamond Princess' roundtrips from Tokyo (Yokohama) will sail between March and August 2024, with calls to 35 destinations in three countries. The cruises will range from seven to 23 days.
In addition, guests can combine journeys with the cruise line’s 'Voyage of the Glaciers' sailing to witness the glaciers of Alaska.
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Princess Cruises’ 2024 Japan programme also includes access to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Mount Fuji, historic monuments of ancient Kyoto, Buddhist monuments in the Horyu-ji Area, historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Iriomote Island and Jomon prehistoric sites.
Commenting on the announcement, Princess Cruises president John Padgett said: “Japan has been a popular homeport and destination experience for Princess guests for many years and we’re thrilled to offer such a culturally-rich season of cruises in this region for the 2024 season.”
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