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Discover Japan awash with the beautiful cherry blossom of spring on board the elegant Queen Elizabeth.

Fly to Tokyo for a two night hotel stay just as the nation turns a beautiful shade of pink and enjoy a fully escorted tour of Mount Fuji, a sacred site looped with walking trails and dotted with shrines. After a coach trip with numerous photo opportunities, you’ll ride the Hakone Ropeway cable car and sail across the serene waters of Lake Ashi, before the high-speed bullet train whisks you back to Tokyo. Here you’ll embark Queen Elizabeth for your cruise where white-gloved waiters attend your every desire. Beginning in Kobe, have a picnic in Osaka Castle where 4,000 cherry blossom trees drape their rosy petals around you. Then head to Kochi, famed for its sake breweries before journeying to Kagoshima where you can invigorate your senses in its classic hot springs. Delight in the mountainous backdrop of Busan where you can sample its delicious seafood, and finally explore Nagasaki where you can enjoy the melting pot of Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese influences before disembarking in Tokyo for a further overnight hotel stay.

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Your Itinerary

DAY 1 | 12 Apr
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Tokyo - Hotel Stay

You arrive in Japan’s mega-city at the perfect time to experience the mystical scents and colour of its iconic cherry blooms. The whole metropolis turns pale pink at this time of year. To immerse yourself in this enchanting symbol of Japanese culture, make your way to the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden or Ueno Park for the perfect viewing points of hundreds of flowering trees.

DAY 2 | 13 Apr
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Tokyo - Hotel Stay and 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.

DAY 3 | 14 Apr
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Tokyo - Embark Queen Elizabeth

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.

DAY 4 | 15 Apr
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At Sea

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.

DAY 5 | 16 Apr
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From Kobe you could visit Osaka, one of the best cities in Japan to see spectacular cherry blossom. Head to Kema Sakuranomiya Park, where seemingly endless rows of cherry trees can be admired from the scenic riverside promenade, or Osaka Castle where you can sit and enjoy a picnic among among the 4,000 cherry trees in its grounds.

DAY 6 | 17 Apr

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 Skikoku Pilgrimage. Visit the original hilltop castle for panoramic views, see how Japanese handmade paper is made or sample sake is one of the city’s traditional breweries.

DAY 7 | 18 Apr

This friendly city lies at the top of the Satsuma Peninsula, a mountainous, geothermal wonderland of hot springs and geysers. Kagoshima is often described as a Japanese version of Naples with a warm and sunny climate and its very own active volcano that towers over the city. Here you can sample some of Japan’s best sake, brewed from the Satsuma sweet potatoes.

DAY 8 | 19 Apr
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At Sea

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.

DAY 9 | 20 Apr
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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.

DAY 10 | 21 Apr
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Nagasaki is a beautiful city, set on a plain between the active harbour and a backdrop of stunning mountains. Nagasaki 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 this vibrant, bustling city.

DAY 11 | 22 Apr
At Sea

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.

DAY 12 | 23 Apr
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Tokyo - Disembark Queen Elizabeth and Hotel Stay

You’ll arrive back in Tokyo and disembark for an overnight hotel stay. Zip between locations thanks to the city’s sophisticated transport network. Fast-moving Akihabara showcases the best of Japanese technology but when the hustle and bustle gets too much, you can escape to one of Tokyo’s many parks or have green tea in an elegant tea house.

Queen Elizabeth


When Her Majesty the Queen conducted the naming ceremony in her own honour in October 2010, she continued a marvellously regal formal cruising tradition. Cunard has maintained all the refined styling, amenities and service associated with the Golden Era of cruise sailing and added modern facilities, leisure and entertainment opportunities. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are highlights of the glorious Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. Dance in the grand ballroom, enjoy afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, watch extravagant stage shows in opulent theatre surroundings or simply relax and revitalise beside one of the two lovely pool areas.

Great places to visit+-

Queens Room

Head here for traditional afternoon tea or to dance the night away at one of the glamorous balls.

The Garden Lounge

Designed to have the feel of a Kew Gardens conservatory, this is the perfect place to sit back and relax.

Commodore Club

Enjoy a signature cocktail with canapés before dinner while taking in glorious panoramic views.


Entered service: 01/10/2010

Number of Decks: 12

Passenger Capacity: 2,092

Total Crew: 1,020

Number of Cabins: 1,046

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 2

Number of Restaurants: 4

CALL TO BOOK: 0800 840 5800