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Savour the pulsating atmosphere of Japan’s neon-lit capital, Tokyo, witness the beauty of Mount Fuji and cruise the country’s incredible coastal destinations in style.

Tokyo is one of the world’s most endlessly fascinating cities, where ancient shrines nestle in the shadow of mirror-tinted high-rises and the cherry blossom season garlands the streets in a riot of pink. Enjoy a one-night stay before embarking Celebrity Solstice for your voyage around some of the country’s costal gems. A host of amenities and venues await, including restaurants that boast menus created by Michelin-starred chefs and first-class spas. 

Highlights of your cruise include Shimizu, boasting unparalleled natural escapes and the Kunozan Toshugu Shrine, the traditional treasures of Kochi, home to an impressive multi-tiered temple that’s part of the Shikoku Pilgrimage, South Korea’s enchanting Jeju Island, and Nagasaki, where you could visit the poignant Atomic Bomb Museum or its array of ornate Shinto shrines.

Returning to Tokyo, you’ll enjoy a further two-night hotel stay. An unforgettable tour will allow you to marvel at Mount Fuji in all its iconic glory. This sacred landmark has inspired, writers, painters and even samurai warriors over the centuries. Ride the Hakone Ropeway cable car for incredible panoramic views, take a boat ride across nearby Lake Ashi and glide back to Tokyo on the famous Bullet Train.

Your Route

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Board the exquisite Celebrity Solstice for an all-inclusive cruise to Japan

The heroine of the Celebrity’s Solstice class, this ship has forged the way for innovative design and modern amenities that raise the benchmark of luxury cruising. Beautiful public areas, elegant restaurants and exciting entertainment venues make the Celebrity Solstice the perfect choice for those cruise passengers who appreciate real quality. Celebrity has partnered with OneSpaWorld to provide the ultimate in pampering and wellness treatments. With an itinerary of sun-kissed, exotic destinations and a fantastic range of superb dining options, thrilling entertainment and fascinating activities, Celebrity Solstice has everything you need.

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Lawn Club

Feel the grass between your toes on this real lawn, ideal for picnics or playing games in the sunshine.

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Dining

Savour the authentic tastes of Asia in the specialty restaurant Silk Harvest with its friendly, laidback atmosphere.

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OneSpaWorld & Persian Garden

Spoil yourself at the spa or head to the Persian Garden, complete with steam tropical rain showers.

Your 15 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

3 March 2023

Be enthralled by the mesmerising wonders of Tokyo

Discover Tokyo

Japan’s scintillating capital boasts an incredible blend of both modern and tradition as soaring neon skyscrapers sit next to ancient temples and gleaming shrines. Marvel at the breathtaking views from the Shibuya Sky Observatory, to capture a bird’s eye view of the sprawling metropolis, soak in the colourful sights of Harajuku, filled with quirky fashion trends and home to an avant-garde art museum or roam the grounds of the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, awash with the enchanting blooms of cherry blossom.

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Located in Tokyo Bay on the artificial island of Odaiba, this hotel strives to satisfy the most demanding of guests, whether their stay is business or pleasure. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the Sanatio Spa, lap up the art on display at Gallery 21, or gorge on the pastry masterpieces at the bakery. Easily accessible from Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport, it’s also set in a popular waterfront destination.

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Day 2

4 March 2023

Embark the luxurious Celebrity Solstice for your all-inclusive voyage of Japan

Today you’ll embark Celebrity Solstice, one of the shining lights of the Celebrity fleet. Rich in luxurious design and exciting activities, this ship offers one of the most elegant experiences at sea, from its sophisticated bars and restaurants to its innovative Lawn Club with a country-club atmosphere and sparkling entertainment venues.

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Day 3

5 March 2023

Loose yourself in Shimizu unparalleled natural beauty

With unparalleled natural escapes like its green parks and beaches, as well as the looming presence of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is a place where you’ll encounter constant visual delights. Highlights include the Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, designated a National Treasure by the Japanese government, and the 16th century Sunpu Castle. The Shizuoka Sengen Shrine is another impressive building of national significance and is home to a small museum.

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Days 4-5

6 - 7 April 2023

Bask in the scenic settings of mountains framing Kobe’s harbor

Kōbe is one of Japan’s most cosmopolitan cities. In a picturesque setting on a hillside overlooking the sea, it offers great restaurants, cafés and bars. It is a centre of sake production and many of the breweries offer tours. It is also famous for its expensive delicacy, Kōbe beef, notable for its flavour and fatty, marble-like texture. Arima Onsen, a popular hot spring resort is also nearby, as is the Nunobiki Herb Garden in the hills, a delightful escape from the bustle of the city below.

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Day 6

8 March 2023

Immerse yourself in Kochi’s stunning natural landscapes

This small and friendly city has a laid-back atmosphere and plenty of attractions for visitors. The Chikurenji Temple on the mountain of Godaisan is an important stop for those on the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Visit the original hilltop castle for panoramic city views, lose yourself in the bustle of the Hirome Market where you could sample some traditional snacks and purchase trinkets or immerse yourself in nature at the enchanting Niko Deep Park, awash with sprawling verdant forest and a charming river. Explore Niko Abyss where foaming cascades tumble into a sapphire blue lagoon.

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Day 7

9 March 2023

Savour a day on board to explore some of the highlights on board your remarkable ship

Located at the end of the Lawn Club, the Sunset Bar offers sweeping panoramas of the ocean – there’s no better place to watch the sun go down. With an award-winning cocktail in hand, of course. For a pre-dinner tipple, head to the Martini Bar where expert bartenders put on a thrilling show as they mix up a range of classic and contemporary cocktails on an ice-topped bar.

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Day 8

10 March 2023

Wander Ishigaki’s glorious powder-white beaches

Ishigaki is an island surrounded by protected white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Snorkel amongst the brightly coloured coral while looking out for the abundance of marine life. Ishigaki’s rivers are lined with lush jungles and can be discovered by hiring a kayak. It’s also home to the highest mountain in the Okinawa Prefecture which can be reached via hiking trails.

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Day 9

11 March 2023

Seek serenity in beautiful shrines and spectacular gardens in Naha

Naha is a bustling, vibrant city surrounded by natural beauty. Visit the majestic hilltop Shuri castle with its stunning architectural design and vermilion colour. It was used by the Japanese military as a command post during World War II and has since been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the Shikinaen Royal Garden you’ll discover wooden palace buildings in the traditional Okinawa style set in landscaped splendour.

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Day 10

12 March 2023

Relish the tantalising dishes from the exquisite restaurants on board

As you explore new destinations on your cruise, you can also explore a world of new tastes and flavours. Chefs on board the Solstice are committed to providing guests with top-quality food crafted with care and attention, and presentation is just as important as taste: buffets with ice sculptures are a sight to behold!

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Day 11

13 March 2023

Discover the enchanting beauty of South Korea’s Jeju Island

South Korea’s largest island is the home of the scenic Hallasan National Park, dominated by the Hallasan volcano. This island boasts an enviable total of three UNESCO World Heritage sites and is packed with museums and theme parks, as well as lava tube caves, waterfalls and beaches lapped with clear blue water. The Haenyeo - female divers - harvest oysters, abalone, clams, seaweed and other marine life and the island’s history and its proud fishing and marine heritage is showcased at the Haenyeo museum.

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Day 12

14 March 2023

Immerse yourself in Nagasaki’s complex history

Nagasaki is a beautiful city set before a backdrop of stunning mountains. It has one of Japan’s most complex histories due to the influences of the Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese - all of which can be seen around its bustling streets. The Atomic Bomb Museum gives you an insight into the devastation it suffered during World War II and the fortitude shown by its people to rebuild the city.

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Day 13

15 March 2023

Spend your last day at sea doing as much or as little as you like

If you’re in the mood for some peace and quiet, head to the Alcoves. These secluded cabanas offer the perfect spot to relax and unwind – complete with ocean views. Enjoy a drink or light snack from the menu, atmospheric lighting and chilled towels to keep you cool and refreshed throughout the day. Or retire to the comfort of your cabin to unwind ahead of your next superb destination: Shimizu.

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Day 14

16 March 2023

Bid farewell to your ship and be welcomed by views of captivating Tokyo

Neon–infused Tokyo is Japan’s dynamic and densely packed capital, where cutting-edge technology and architecture can be found beside ornate Buddhist shrines. Wander the upmarket shopping district of Ginza, see Japan’s outlandishly dressed youth parade the streets of fashionable Shibuya, and partake in a traditional tea ceremony at one of the many tea houses and salons dotted around the city.

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Day 15

17 March 2023

Marvel at the majesty of towering Mount Fuji during a fully escorted tour

Today your fully escorted tour will take you to the stunning Mount Fuji, a sacred site looped with walking trails and dotted with shrines. You’ll also ride the Hakone Ropeway cable car where you can watch steam spiralling up from the active hot springs. At Lake Ashi you’ll take a boat across the still, peaceful water, enjoying the natural beauty of the crater lake before the high-speed bullet train whisks you back to Tokyo.

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Day 16

18 March 2023

Leave Tokyo with a wealth of memories to treasure

Today you’ll fly home from Tokyo.

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Hotel Stay

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba, Tokyo
★★★★

The cosmopolitan Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba hotel is home to 10 dining options, including a bakery, Incontro for Italian flavours and Toh-Lee for Chinese cuisine, plus there’s an indoor and rooftop swimming pool, a spa, a gym and an art gallery. Soak up city scenes from the hotel’s 30th storey restaurant floor, featuring unrivalled views from The Grill on 30th, Teppanyaki Icho and Sushi Tamakagari Tempura Tamagoromo. Relax in the serenity of the hotel’s elegant rooms, with panoramic views of Tokyo Bay, including Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge.

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Your Holiday Summary

 

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Tour of Mount Fuji including the Hakone Ropeway cable car
  • Boat trip across Lake Ashi
  • High-speed bullet train to Tokyo

>> Click here to discover more about Japan's Mount Fuji tour

Cruise

  • 12 night all-inclusive cruise on board Celebrity Solstice
  • Classic Beverage Package
  • Gratuities
  • Surf Internet Package

Hotel Stay

  • 3 night four-star hotel stay at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

All flights (London departure - regional flights available) and transfers

Prices From

Departing

3 March 2023

Inside

£2,699pp

Ocean View

£2,999pp

Veranda

£3,299pp

Concierge Class

£3,599pp

Duration: 15 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Tokyo, Shimizu, Kobe, Kochi, Ishigaki, Naha (Okinawa), Jeju Island, Nagasaki

Departing

14 March 2023

Inside

£2,999pp

Ocean View

£3,299pp

Veranda

£3,599pp

Concierge Class

£3,899pp

Duration: 15 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Tokyo, Shimizu, Osaka (Kyoto), Kochi, Kagoshima, Ishigaki, Naha (Okinawa), Jeju Island, Nagasaki

Departing

26 March 2023

Inside

£3,099pp

Ocean View

£3,499pp

Veranda

£3,899pp

Concierge Class

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Duration: 15 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Tokyo, Aomori, Hakodate, Busan, Hiroshima, Kobe, Kyoto (Osaka), Shimizu

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