Luxury Japan Voyage & Cherry Blossom Discovery

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Noordam
  • Duration 14 NIGHTS
  • Departure 30 March 2025
  • Cruise type AU – HAL Noordam YOK-YOK MAR25 Cherry Blossom (27MAR25)
  • Cruise code ASA7837

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free oceanview to verandah upgrade

Embrace marvellous Japan’s iconic cherry blossom season with a breathtaking Mount Fuji tour and a luxury round-trip cruise.

One of the world’s most fascinating cities, your holiday begins in Tokyo. Over two nights, you’ll delve into this scintillating city’s contrasts at your leisure and encounter Mount Fuji. During a phenomenal fully escorted tour, you’ll enjoy this sacred natural spectacle during a spellbinding Hakone Ropeway cable car ride, a serene Lake Ashi boat trip, and a world-famous bullet train rail journey.

Next, you’ll join Holland America’s spectacular Noordam for your lavish fourteen-night cruise encircling Japan. On board, you’ll visit culture-rich ports, discover mesmerising landscapes cloaked in pink hues and sample delicious, unique cuisine. Highlights include the stunning, Edo-era Kochi castle, a chance to stroll Kanazawa’s 17th-century gardens and the opportunity to soak in Otaru’s shimmering canals.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

14 night full-board cruise on board Noordam

FREE Ocean View to Verandah upgrade

Hotel Stays

2 night four-star hotel stay in Tokyo at Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel

1 night four-star hotel stay in Tokyo at Mercure Tokyo Haneda Airport

Fully Escorted Tours

Tour of Mount Fuji including the Hakone Ropeway cable car

Boat trip across Lake Ashi
High-speed bullet train to Tokyo

All Flights, Taxes and Transfers
The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Tokyo

Your holiday begins as you fly from Australia to your destination.

Day 2
Tokyo: Hotel Stay

Discover Japan’s fascinating city of contrasts from serene ancient shrines to dizzying neon-lit streets during a two-night hotel stay. Visit the famous Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace – home to Japanese royalty.

Overnight: Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel

Day 3
Tokyo: Tour & Hotel Stay

Tour Mount Fuji, a sacred site looped with walking trails and dotted with shrines. Ride the Hakone Ropeway cable car and see steam spiralling from the active hot springs, before travelling by boat along Lake Ashi.

Overnight: Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel

Day 4
Yokohama: Embark Ship

Yokohama, Japan’s maritime treasure, harmonizes modernity and history. From the waterfront Minato Mirai district to traditional temples, it offers a captivating blend of culture, innovation, and coastal allure.

Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 5
Relax At Sea
Day 6
Kochi

Unveil the magic of Kochi, India’s coastal gem. Wander through historic streets lined with Portuguese and Dutch influences, savour delectable seafood, witness Kathakali performances, and immerse yourself in a tapestry of culture and heritage.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 7
Kagoshima

Kagoshima, Japan’s volcanic wonder. Witness majestic Sakurajima, indulge in hot springs, and savor Southern charm. Let this city’s blend of nature and culture ignite your spirit of exploration.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 8
Nagasaki

Discover the captivating spirit of Nagasaki, a city that rose from the ashes with unwavering resilience. From its rich history to vibrant culture, it’s a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 9
Busan

Embark on a transformative journey from picturesque Burravoe to vibrant Busan. Discover a captivating blend of modernity and tradition, indulge in tantalizing cuisine, immersing yourself in South Korea’s rich and dynamic culture. Unforgettable experiences await.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 10
Relax At Sea
Day 11
Kanazawa

Kanazawa, Japan’s artisan haven. Marvel at intricate crafts, stroll historic districts, and savor refined beauty. Let this city’s blend of tradition and modernity ignite your appreciation for Japanese artistry.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 12
Niigata

Experience the enchantment of Niigata, Japan. With its stunning landscapes, sake traditions, and vibrant arts scene, this city captivates the senses. Discover a world where nature and culture intertwine, creating unforgettable moments at every turn.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 13
Relax At Sea
Day 14
Otaru

Discover Otaru, Japan’s hidden gem. Stroll through its nostalgic streets, lined with glassware shops and lantern-lit canals. Delight in fresh seafood and immerse yourself in the perfect harmony of tradition and contemporary charm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 15
Aomori

Aomori, a captivating Japanese prefecture, unfolds with scenic beauty. Cherry blossoms, snow-covered landscapes, and rich traditions make it a charming destination, offering an authentic and serene escape in northern Japan.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 16
Hakodate

Discover Hakodate, Japan – a captivating port town with historic charm, picturesque streets, and mesmerising night vistas. Let it inspire your wanderlust and create unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 17
Relax At Sea
Day 18
Yokohama: Disembark Ship

As Tokyo glides back into view, you’ll disembark Noordam for a one-night hotel stay. Take the time to relax and explore more of Tokyo’s charms, from the boutiques of Ginza to Golden Gai’s cosy bars.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Mercure Tokyo Haneda Airport

Days 19 - 20
Tokyo: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Your Tour Highlights

Mount Fuji
More than 200,000 people climb the snow-capped summit of Mount Fuji every year. Its elegant shape has long been depicted in art and literature and visitors can hike to the top or take the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car, admiring the view often shrouded by an atmospheric layer of cloud.
Hakone Ropeway Cable Car
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Hakone like never before with the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car. Soar above lush forests and witness the iconic Mount Fuji in all its glory. This unforgettable journey offers a unique perspective of Japan's natural wonders. Don't miss this chance to elevate your Hakone adventure.
Lake Ashi
In Lake Ashi you’ll take a boat across the still and peaceful water, enjoying the serene natural beauty of the Crater Lake. This picturesque lake offers incredible views of Mount Fuji, and your boat trip will also take you to see many of the shrines and museums that are dotted around the lake’s shores.
Mount Fuji
More than 200,000 people climb the snow-capped summit of Mount Fuji every year. Its elegant shape has long been depicted in art and literature and visitors can hike to the top or take the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car, admiring the view often shrouded by an atmospheric layer of cloud.
Hakone Ropeway Cable Car
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Hakone like never before with the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car. Soar above lush forests and witness the iconic Mount Fuji in all its glory. This unforgettable journey offers a unique perspective of Japan's natural wonders. Don't miss this chance to elevate your Hakone adventure.
Lake Ashi
In Lake Ashi you’ll take a boat across the still and peaceful water, enjoying the serene natural beauty of the Crater Lake. This picturesque lake offers incredible views of Mount Fuji, and your boat trip will also take you to see many of the shrines and museums that are dotted around the lake’s shores.

Noordam

Providing the utmost luxury for over 15 years, this majestic vessel offers an unforgettable experience. Featuring a unique blend of modern elegance and authentic Dutch heritage, this premium cruise ship was designed with comfort in mind, boasting plush cabins and spacious public areas that give passengers plenty of room to explore.

On board Noordam, you will have access to numerous high-end facilities, ranging from several world-class restaurants and a well-stocked library to alluring shops and an adult-only casino. And even when the sun goes down, there is still plenty to do on board Noordam, allowing you to curate your perfect vacation.

Noordam also offers a variety of unparalleled onshore excursions for guests wishing to make the most of the destinations they visit. From snorkelling and kayaking in the pristine waters of the Caribbean to tasting the fine wines of Europe, this remarkable vessel truly offers something for everyone.

  • Occupancy 1972
  • Tonnage 82,897 tons
  • Length 3,071 ft (936.00 m)

Life on board Noordam

Life on board Noordam epitomises luxury and provides the perfect getaway for travellers seeking the optimal balance between adventure and relaxation. On board, guests can participate in various physical activities, or relax and soak in the sunset on one of many decks before indulging in delectable dining.

dining

Noordam takes pride in offering truly exceptional cuisine and the finest wines at sea. With both sophisticated and more relaxed options available on board, there are gastronomic possibilities to suit the tastes of even the fussiest and most discerning guests.

From avantgarde speciality restaurants to casual and modern marketplaces, you can be sure of only the most alluring eateries and the most utterly rewarding culinary experiences on board this impressive Vista-class ship.

  • The Dining Room
  • Lido Market
  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Canaletto
  • Dive-in
  • Explorations Café
  • 24-hour room service

Facilities

Noordam offers a complement of on-board facilities that has very few rivals for breadth, depth, and sophistication. When you don’t want to compromise with your choice of luxury cruise, and wish to be satisfied whether you are in the mood for active sports or relaxing spa treatments, you can scarcely hope to make a finer choice of cruise ship than Noordam.

  • Library
  • Greenhouse Spa and Salon
  • Explorations Central
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sport
  • Two pools
  • Whirlpools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Nursery
  • Kids Club
  • Holland America Line Navigator
  • Youth Area
  • Shops
  • Laundry

entertainment

Whether you’re on the lookout for the finest in live music and shows, casino action, a sports bar, or interactive games, you can be sure of the remarkable Noordam having the amenities to satisfy you. Noordam offers a practically peerless array of on board entertainment, even after the sun sets, so your days and nights will rush by even quicker than you expect.

  • Casino
  • Step One Dance Company
  • BBC Earth in Concert
  • Billboard Onboard
  • World Stage
  • Pickleball at Sea
  • Theatre
  • Night Club

Cabins and Suites

Accommodation on board Noordam offers every inch of luxury that you would expect from a high-end cruise. So, the only challenge you will have is selecting the stateroom that is perfectly suited to you and any other members of your travelling party. The ship’s world-class suites are equipped with the finest amenities so that you can truly pamper yourself during your downtime on your cruise.

inside Prices from £3,399pp

Holland America Noordam Inside Stateroom

These pleasant and cosy staterooms are equipped with modern and generous amenities so that you can truly spoil yourself during your time on board Noordam. They have ample room for two to four people, and incorporate every feature and perk you could really need for a luxury cruise.

  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
Cruise Code: ASA7837
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outside Prices from £3,999pp

Holland America Noordam Outside Stateroom

For views of the sea that will utterly entrance you at every stage of your journey, there’s only one thing for it: booking one of Noordam’s Ocean View cabins. Choose between an expansive ocean view, a partial view, or a fully obstructed view in your comfortable and spacious suite.

  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Window
Cruise Code: ASA7837
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balcony Prices from £4,399pp

Holland America Noordam Balcony Stateroom

Benefitting from plenty of light thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a private verandah, these undeniably luxurious staterooms include a comfortable sitting area and two lower beds which can be converted into one queen-size bed.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Private veranda
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: ASA7837
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suite Prices from £5,399pp

Holland America Noordam Suite Stateroom

Offering approximately 372 to 384 square feet of space, Noordam’s Signature Suites simply epitomise luxury. Featuring spacious cabins and contemporary decor, this cabin offers its own private verandah, enabling you to enjoy breathtaking views of the sea every morning, noon, and evening – not a sight you will ever get bored of. The large bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, a full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall.

  • Private bathroom with shower, dual vanity, additional shower, and toilet
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Private veranda
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: ASA7837
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Your Hotel Stays

Tokyo

Included Hotel

Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel (Or Similar)

The four-star Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel offers a comfortable and convenient stay. With its prime location overlooking Tokyo Bay, you’ll enjoy stunning views and easy access to popular attractions. The hotel boasts modern and well-appointed rooms, ensuring a restful stay. Indulge in a variety of dining options, from Japanese cuisine to international flavours. Take advantage of the hotel’s fantastic amenities, including a fitness centre, spa, and rooftop terrace.

Included Hotel

Mercure Tokyo Haneda Airport (Or Similar)

A beacon of comfort and convenience, the Mercure Tokyo Haneda Airport welcomes travellers with spacious rooms, sleek design, and panoramic views of the city skyline or airport runways. Access to central Tokyo is seamless via the nearby Haneda Airport International Terminal Station, linking to major city hubs like Shinagawa in around 15 minutes. The hotel houses facilities like a fitness centre and a delicious restaurant where each morning you’ll enjoy an international buffet breakfast.

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