Japan Grand Voyage

Overview

Japan Grand Voyage

On this Tokyo voyage, immerse yourself in rich history and bathe in ot springs. Explore Jeju's lava landscapre and akita's preserved Samurai homes amid an explosion of springtime cherry blossom.

What's Included:

  • 16 nights accommodation on board Queen Elizabeth
  • Return flights from London
  • Full Board
  • Transfers from the airport to the port
  • Evening performances
  • Live music
  • Afternoon tea
  • Gala balls
  • Sporting activites

Hand Picked By

Joanne Greenway

If you like your cruise to be formal, dressy and upmarket then Cunard could be perfect for you. Their three ships with their distinctive look, offer quality and class and their service matches the same standard. Their white glove service high tea is one of the true highlights of ocean cruising overall and an experience not to miss.

Joanne Greenway

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 22nd April 2021
  • Duration: 16 nights
  • Highlights: On this Tokyo voyage, immerse yourself in rich history and bathe in ot springs. Explore Jeju's lava landscapre and akita's preserved Samurai homes amid an explosion of springtime cherry blossom.

Ship Overview

Queen Elizabeth

The Queen Elizabeth Cunard's newest liner, and a firm favourite with customers. With an elegant look and modern features, she recalls her rich history but also offers unique facilities and decks.

With a Garden Lounge for afternoon tea, a Royal Spa for the latest spa and beauty treatments, a games deck offering everything from croquet to paddle tennis, a Royal Arcade full of designer brands never before available at sea, and the formal dining area The Verandah, you can savour contemporary French cuisine, in style.

Queen Elizabeth Profile

  • Garden Lounge
  • Royal Spa & Gymnasium
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Games Deck
  • Royal Arcade
  • Queens Room Ballroom
  • 11 restaurants, bars & lounges
  • Casino & library

Queen Elizabeth Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Tokyo, Japan

Day 2: At Sea

Day 3: Kumamoto (tours from Yatsushiro), Japan

The impressive town of Kumamoto has one foot in the past, with the largest and most complete historic castle in Japan. Its other foot is firmly in popular culture, as home of mascot, Kumamon the bear. There’s so much to savour and enjoy here, such as the world-famous sweet and deep-shelled oysters fresh from the bay, the volcano and mountains, and the gardens, temples and museums.

Day 4: Jeju, Jeju Island, South Korea

There is no doubt nature has been generous to the fine Korean island of Jeju-do. This is home to the mythical Cheonjeyon Falls, the stunning scenery of Sunrise Peak and the world’s longest lava tube. This picturesque haven is a honeymooners’ mecca and it certainly is a heart-warming destination. Newly-wed, happily married or still looking, you’ll fall in love with Jeju-do’s charming setting.

Day 5: At Sea

Day 6: Kanazawa, Japan

If you’re in search of historic Japan, look no further than Kanazawa. A UNESCO recognised City of Crafts and Folk Art, Kanazawa emerged from World War II largely unscathed, and the city is now one of the best surviving examples of Edo-era architecture in Japan. Consequently, Kanazawa evokes a feeling of stepping back in time and it’s this connection to the Geishas and Samurais past that fascinates and delights in equal measure. Step ashore for a vision of the way things were, savour tea in an authentic 19th Century teahouse, and feast on Japan’s finest delicacies, fresh from one of the country’s oldest markets.

Day 7: Akita, Japan

Capital of the Akita Prefecture, Akita City is located in the north of the Tohoku Region of Japan. Its Jizōden ruins are a major archaeological site, with artefacts dating from up to 40,000 years ago. The city is known best for its Kanto Matsuri festival at the beginning of August, where performers balance bamboo poles up to 12 metres long, with 50 paper lanterns attached, lit by real candles.

Day 8: Hakodate, Japan

Hakodate is one of the most popular city destinations in Japan. Here you can experience diverse dynastic architecture, the last Shogun battlefield and enjoy shimmering night views from Mount Hakodate. The Motomachi buildings from the Edo period and Meiji era of the late 19th century blend with western-influence to create an exciting cultural concoction. In Goryokaku Park, where the last battle of the Japanese civil war was fought, you can now enjoy peaceful contemplation amongst the fragrant blossom of 1600 cherry trees.

Day 9: At Sea

Day 10: Tokyo, Japan

Day 11: At Sea

Day 12: Kagoshima, Japan

On the southern tip of Kyushu lies Kagoshima, a place of spectacular scenery. Why not enjoy the rugged mountain vistas, the rivers and bubbling hot springs, and the unexpected palm tree lined streets.

Day 13: Jeju, Jeju Island, South Korea

There is no doubt nature has been generous to the fine Korean island of Jeju-do. This is home to the mythical Cheonjeyon Falls, the stunning scenery of Sunrise Peak and the world’s longest lava tube. This picturesque haven is a honeymooners’ mecca and it certainly is a heart-warming destination. Newly-wed, happily married or still looking, you’ll fall in love with Jeju-do’s charming setting.

Day 14: Nagasaki, Japan

Japan’s first real contact with the West was through Portuguese explorers and Jesuit missionaries, and then Dutch merchants. Apprehensive Shoguns thus closed Japan to foreign trade except at Nagasaki. Stop by Peace Park for a moment of serenity, or visit the Confucian Shrine to see the influence that the Chinese community has on Nagasaki.

Day 15: At Sea

Day 16: Shimizu, Japan

Shimizu is a bustling modern port with ancient roots and many a revered shrine to visit. You’ll no doubt find your gaze repeatedly drawn to the beautiful snow-capped cone of nearby Mount Fuji. A fitting starting point here is Sumpu Castle, where you can contemplate the moats, remaining stone walls and restored buildings dotted around this 400-year-old site. After all, this is the building that, to some degree, put Shimizu on the map. In becoming shogun, or supreme military dictator in 1603, Tokugawa Ieyasu established the Tokugawa shogunate which would last until the Meiji Restoration of 1868; this was known as the Edo Period. Tokugawa Ieyasu himself built Sumpu Castle, then retired there in 1605, even though he remained leader of Japan until his death in 1616.

Day 17: Tokyo, Japan

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 22nd April 2021
  • Duration: 16 nights
  • Highlights: On this Tokyo voyage, immerse yourself in rich history and bathe in ot springs. Explore Jeju's lava landscapre and akita's preserved Samurai homes amid an explosion of springtime cherry blossom.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
Balcony CabinFrom £3,699ppAsk our Travel Specialists about Cunard's fare benefitsView Cabin

Balcony Cabin

Approx 152 sq. ft

Our Standard staterooms are anything but ordinary. The smallest is more like a "deluxe" guestroom on other cruise ships. 2 beds and shower, and they're beautifully decorated with fine prints on the walls, soft colours on the sofas and coverlets and turndown service when it's time to retire. Guests dine in the Britannia Restaurant with a choice of an early or late sitting.

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View Cabin

Balcony Cabin

Approx 152 sq. ft

Our Standard staterooms are anything but ordinary. The smallest is more like a "deluxe" guestroom on other cruise ships. 2 beds and shower, and they're beautifully decorated with fine prints on the walls, soft colours on the sofas and coverlets and turndown service when it's time to retire. Guests dine in the Britannia Restaurant with a choice of an early or late sitting.

Enquire Now