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    Iconic Asian Capitals Cruise
    14 nights
    from $9,630* per person twin share
    Save $6,420. Includes: 3-night land program, unlimited beverages, speciality dining and more
    Departing from Iconic Hong Kong you will cross the Taiwan strait to explore Taiwan, one of Asia’s most intriguing cities, then on to the picture-perfect beaches of Ishigaki. Sailing the East China sea to the vibrant city of Shanghai then Busan, South Korea on to the bustling harbour of Nagasaki and Nagoya before finishing in Tokyo. This itinerary takes in the best of Southeast Asia.
    Your package includes: Package Highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Package Highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 14 nights aboard Seven Seas Explorer® in a Deluxe Veranda Suite G1
    • Unlimited beverages, including fine wines and spirits
    • Speciality restaurant dining
    • Your choice of 3-night pre- or post- land program
    • Up to 42 shore excursions
    • 24-hour room service
    • Unlimited Wi-Fi
    • Valet laundry service
    • Pre-paid gratuities

    Your choice of land program:

    • Pre-cruise: 3-night Jewels of Hong Kong, including:
      • 3 nights at the Kowloon Shangri-La or similar hotel in a deluxe room
      • All transportation with English-speaking local guides
      • Entrance to all sites in the program
      • Guided tours
      • 3 x breakfasts and 2 x lunches plus one standard drink per person e.g. local beer, soft drinks or local mineral water
    • Post-cruise: 3-night Vibrant Tokyo, including:
      • 3 nights in a standard double room at the Hilton Tokyo (or similar hotel)
      • 3 x breakfasts and one lunch
      • Tours and entrances to all sites with local English-speaking guide
      • Transfers
    Package Highlights:

    Package Highlights:

    This 14-night journey through eccentric Asia, you’ll visit these destinations:

    • Hong Kong, China
    • Cruising the Taiwan Strait
    • Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan
    • Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands), Japan
    • Cruising the East China Sea
    • Shanghai, China
    • Busan, South Korea
    • Nagasaki, Japan
    • Osaka, Japan
    • Nagoya, Japan
    • Tokyo, Japan
    Valid for travel
    Cruise departing 19 Feb 2025. Subject to availability. Other departure dates available. Seasonal surcharges may apply. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote.
    Offer expires
    30 Jun 2024 unless sold prior


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    Day 1

    Hong Kong, China

    From an iconic skyline overlooking a glorious harbour to lush green mountains and sprawling parks, Hong Kong has all you could want (and more) in a world-class city. Gain a deeper understanding of Hong Kong’s culture and history at Man Mo Temple, ride the world’s steepest funicular to Victoria Peak and cruise through a fishing village by sampan. Escape the urban bustle with a walk along the soft, golden sands of Repulse Bay. Dive into classic favourites like dai pai dong (street-food stalls) and yum cha (tea and dim sum) after conquering a dizzying assortment of shopping venues in this commercial hub of Asia.

    Day 2

    Cruising the Taiwan Strait

    Day 3

    Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan

    From the booming seaport town of Keelung, head west to one of East Asia’s most intriguing cities. Mixing Chinese, Japanese and Western influences, Taipai features architectural landmarks like the nearly 1,700-foot-tall Taipei 101 – built to resemble a gigantic bamboo stalk – and cultural wonders like the 18th-century Longshan Temple and prestigious National Palace Museum. Among Taipei’s culinary delights are Taiwanese ‘small eats’ called xiaochi and the city’s famed beef noodle soup, best enjoyed with a cold Taiwan beer. Travel north from Keelung to Yeliu Geopark, a popular promontory full of eroded rock formations with names like Queen’s Head and Elephant Rock.

    Day 4

    Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands), Japan

    Packed with picture-perfect beaches that offer world-class diving, snorkelling and surfside bliss, Ishigaki is the gateway to the Yaeyama archipelago, the southernmost and westernmost inhabited islands of Japan. Admire the colourful fish and flourishing coral reefs of Kabira Bay aboard a glass-bottom boat before enjoying panoramic island views from the Tamatorizaki observatory or Hirakubozaki Lighthouse. The islands of Taketomi, Kuroshima and Kohama make for fantastic day-trip destinations, all of which can be explored by bicycle within a few hours. Listen to folk songs accompanied by the sanshin, a banjo-like instrument made of snakeskin, and see artisans crafting styles of pottery that are unique to each island.

    Day 5

    Cruising the East China Sea

    Day 6

    Shanghai, China

    Shining brightly on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, this historic and glamorous city beckons with dazzling architecture, a universe of dining options and buzzing streetscapes.

    Day 7

    Shanghai, China

    Stroll Shanghai’s legendary waterfront – known locally as ‘The Bund’ – for skyline views and colonial-era buildings. Pay homage to the famed pair of Buddhas at the Jade Buddha Temple in bustling downtown, learn the city’s fascinating story at the Shanghai History Museum in the Pudong district and head to the Old City to explore the 400-year-old Yuyuan Garden. You’ll be tempted by Shanghai’s fabled street food wherever you go, from crab shell pies to paper-thin soup dumplings.

    Day 8

    Cruising the East China Sea

    Day 9

    Busan, South Korea

    Located on the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula just two-and-a-half hours from Seoul, Busan is South Korea’s second-largest city. With its deep harbour, it’s also one of the largest commercial ports in the world. Often referred to as “the summer capital of South Korea,” Busan is known for its exceptional beaches, scenic cliffs and ancient temples high in the mountains.

    Day 10

    Nagasaki, Japan

    Japan’s early gateway to trade with the West, Nagasaki boasts stately European-style homes, a bustling harbour and fusion cuisine (be sure to try Nagasaki’s version of Castella sponge cake, introduced by Portuguese missionaries). The vibrant city is also synonymous with the dropping of the second atomic bomb, making a visit to Nagasaki’s Peace Park a necessary, and deeply moving, experience. Admire the city’s natural beauty atop Mount Inasayama. Drive through splendid countryside to browse the galleries of Arita, the birthplace of Japanese porcelain. Back in Nagasaki, wander Japan’s oldest Chinatown, trying Chinese food reinterpreted for Japanese tastes.

    Day 11

    Cruising the Pacific Ocean

    Day 12

    Osaka, Japan

    This charming city serves up amazing cuisine, superb shopping and a friendly spirit, with the restored Osaka Castle offering a spectacular lessons in Japanese history and culture. Osaka’s nickname – Tenka no Daidokoro (The Nation’s Kitchen) – originally referred to its Edo Period status as Japan’s rice-trade hub; today it refers to the city’s reputation as a gourmand’s paradise.

    Day 13

    Osaka, Japan

    Take in a 360-degree view from Abeno Harukas – Japan’s tallest skyscraper – before visiting the city’s spectacular aquarium and through Dotonbori, Osaka’s glittering heart. The immensely historical city of Kyoto is within reach, beckoning with spectacular architecture that includes thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.

    Day 14

    Nagoya, Japan

    It may lack the name recognition of Tokyo and Osaka, but cosmopolitan Nagoya impresses with an array of museums, temples and green spaces. In this birthplace of Toyota absorb the ancient spirituality of Atsuta Shrine, one of Japan’s three most important Shinto shrines and a perfect spot to enjoy a lunch of kishimen (flat noodles), a local specialty. Immerse yourself in over 10,000 pieces of Japanese art, theater, fashion, samurai culture and more at Tokugawa Art Museum. Gain an instant appreciation for Japanese postwar history at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, a fully hands-on museum featuring actual trains and simulators. Your inner train-loving-child will approve.

    Day 15

    Tokyo, Japan

    From Yokohama, travel to the world’s most dazzling city. Once the modest fishing village of Edo, modern Tokyo is a sprawling metropolis of unique neighbourhoods. Choose from museums covering every aspect of Japanese history and culture. Visit the glorious Imperial Palace and Senso-ji temple in the ancient district of Asakusa. Dive into an urban food scene that rewards the intrepid. And, of course, snap a selfie in Shibuya Crossing. In Yokohama, bask in the city’s hospitality before visiting Japan’s largest Chinatown or the vast Sankeien Garden, where seventeen historical structures relocated from Kyoto, Kamakura and elsewhere enhance the magnificent landscapes.

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    Advertised prices are per person twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change and can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is not combinable with any other offer. Exotics offer is capacity controlled and applies to new bookings only, made as part of the Exotics offer between 1 May and 30 June 2024. Guests will receive Up to 45% OFF select sailings. On Seven Seas Voyager® guests will receive up to 45% off, up to a Penthouse Suite (Category A). On Seven Seas Mariner®, Seven Seas Explorer® and Seven Seas Splendor®, guests will receive up to 45% off, up to a Concierge Suite (Category D). In addition, guests 1 and 2 per suite will receive an Included Pre-Cruise OR Post-Cruise Land Programme on select sailings. Itineraries subject to change. Change and cancellation fees may apply. Your personal travel manager may charge additional service fees. Other conditions apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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