Hong Kong - Embark Queen Elizabeth
Fly to Hong Kong where you’ll embark the regal Queen Elizabeth, one of the finest cruise liners sailing the five oceans and a ship that offers a little of the finer things in life to all passengers who sail with her. Enjoy Cunard’s spectacular heritage, sense of occasion and huge array of activities, including ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls and afternoon tea in the Garden Lounge.
Diverse and delicious with an insatiable appetite, Hong Kong – also called the 'City of Life' – is bursting with energy. Experience the excitement, vibrancy and colour of this unforgettable duty-free port with an overnight in port. The harbour is the lifeline of the city, with its deep, sheltered waters and constant parade of vessels – modern and traditional – all set against a stunning backdrop.
Your day on board the Queen Elizabeth can be active and lively, or as calming and chilled as you like; there’s something on board to suit your every mood from swimming in the pool to relaxing in The Royal Spa; joining in with Book Club to browsing the Royal Arcade.
Bright neon meets ancient tradition in Shanghai. Few cities evoke such a strong sense of history, awe and mysticism. Seek serenity in the Yuyuan Gardens located in the Old City, explore the pop-up boutiques and shop for antiques, ceramics and unique jewellery – or seek culture in the Shanghai Museum.
You’ll have an overnight in port to explore this unique cosmopolitan metropolis, full of contrasts. To truly understand its spirit, take a walk along The Bund, a mile-long stretch of waterfront promenade along the Huangpu River. Not only will you get incredible views of modern Shanghai’s awe inspiring skyline of skyscrapers, you’ll also walk past historical buildings that remind you of the city’s past.
Queen Elizabeth offers an array of elegant bars and lounges to suit every mood – during the day, sip coffee and nibble on croissants in Café Carinthia; enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Midships Bar; toast friends in the Champagne Bar; and dance the night away in the Yacht Club.
Surrounded by mountains on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, Busan has something for all tastes whether you want to enjoy its beaches, hot springs or fantastic fresh seafood. Busan’s laid-back atmosphere and international flair make it a relaxing getaway.
A relaxing day at sea gives you ample opportunity to experience all that your ship has to offer. There are so many activities to choose from; enjoy afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, watch extravagant stage shows in opulent theatre surroundings and then dance the night away in the grand ballroom.
Sandwiched between the mountains and the sea, this attractive city has a long maritime history and cosmopolitan outlook. You have an overnight stay in port to explore Kobe and its high-quality restaurants. Try the local speciality, Kobe beef with its distinctive marbling that produces delicious melt in the mouth steak. Its small size makes it easy to explore and seek out its beautiful ‘sakura’ or cherry blossom. Visit the Hokura Shrine, halfway up Mount Kinchozan for panoramic views of the city and blooming weeping cherry trees on either side of the shrine.
Indulge in the sumptuous spa, experience Cunard’s luxurious and refined service at afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, catch a show in the Royal Court Theatre or dance the night away in the magnificent surroundings of the Queens Ballroom – it’s all up to you.
Tokyo - Disembark Queen Elizabeth and Hotel Stay
Discover Japan’s fascinating city of contrasts from serene ancient shrines to dizzying neon-lit streets. Visit the famous Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace, home to Japanese royalty and take your pick of shopping, dining and entertainment options in the district of Ginza. In the evening, head to the Nakameguro Cherry Blossom Illuminations where over 800 cherry trees are lit up along the river lined with red lanterns and festive food stalls.
Tokyo - Hotel Stay
From the latest trends and technology, to pop culture icons and solemn shrines, Tokyo is a passionate city that seamlessly blends past and present. You’ll be visiting at the time when Japan turns a beautiful shade of pink as the iconic cherry blossom blooms. Not only is the cherry blossom a truly beautiful sight to behold, it is deeply symbolic of Japan’s cultural and philosophical beliefs.
Tokyo - Mount Fuji & Lake Ashi Tour and Hotel Stay
During your Tokyo stay you’ll enjoy a fully escorted tour to the stunning Mount Fuji, a sacred site looped with walking trails and dotted with shrines. You’ll also ride the Hakone Sky gondola, with a chance to explore 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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