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28-night Japan, Russia, and North Pacific Crossing Collectors' Voyage

Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
Ship:
Westerdam
Destination:
Yokohama (Tokyo)/Seattle
Departure Date:
4/10/2023
Length:
28
Offer ID:
1413258
from
$5519


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Yokohama (Tokyo)
4/10/2023
4/10/2023

Yokohama is located on the southern part of Honshu Island, on the western shore of Tokyo Bay, and is our gateway to Tokyo. It has excellent harbour facilities and is one of the leading ports industrial centres of Japan. There are numerous shrines, temples, and Christian churches and a number of beautiful parks. A small fishing village in 1854, Yokohama was almost totally destroyed in 1923 by an earthquake. Gradually reconstructed the city is now among the most modern in Japan. It was heavily bombed in 1945, during World War II.

At Sea
4/11/2023
4/11/2023

No information currently available.

Kyoto (Kobe)
4/12/2023
4/12/2023

Kobe, located in Japan, is capital of Hyogo Prefecture, southwestern Honshu Island, on Osaka Bay, near the city of Osaka. Since the 1890s several adjoining cities, including Hyogo, have been absorbed by Kobe. Behind the narrow coastal site of the city are mountains on which suburban residences and hotels have been built. Many Christian churches, Shinto and Buddhist temples and shrines, two famous statues of Buddha, a fine arts museum, and a municipal museum with a collection on Western cultural contact are in Kobe. From here you can also visit Kyoto, Nara and Sorakuen Garden.

Kochi
Suggested Private Excursion
4/13/2023
4/13/2023

Kochi has beautiful lagoons and lakes and offers travelers an extraordinary setting for a stay of a few nights.

Suggested Private Excursions

Kochi, Shore Excursion - 8 hours

Kochi, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

HALF DAY EXPLORING OLD KOCHI

HALF DAY HERITAGE TRAIL - A WALK THROUGH KOCHI

Kanmon Straits
4/14/2023
4/14/2023

No information currently available.

Hakata
4/14/2023
4/14/2023

Hakata is a port city that merged with Fukuoka city, and is now one of the largest cities in the northern part of Japan. There is a fantastic shopping and entertainment complex on the water at Hakata Wharf . Inside the building there is a beautiful aquarium, which contains about 500 fish from the local sea. There is also a museum, a year-round indoor snowboard facility, and the Hakata Port Tower. The wharf is also the boarding point for many sightseeing cruises and passenger ferries. And if that were not enough there is also Canal City Hakata, where the canal has been turned into a nature garden, with plants, live fish and even fireflies. The complex contains two hotels, office space, a movie theater with 13 screens, a Sega amusement park, a theater for musicals and plays, and a variety of shopping and dining.

At Sea
4/15/2023
4/15/2023

No information currently available.

Kanazawa
4/16/2023
4/16/2023

Kanazawa's importance grew in the 15th century, when the powerful and militant Ikko sect established its new headquarters there after being chased out of Kyoto by the monks of Mt.Hiei.

During the Edo Period, Kanazawa was the seat of the Maeda clan, the second most powerful clan after the Tokugawa in terms of rice production and fief size. Accordingly, Kanazawa grew to become a town of great cultural achievements, rivaling Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo).

In World War Two, Kanazawa was Japan's second largest city (after Kyoto) to escape destruction by air raids. Consequently, parts of the old castle town, such as samurai, temple and pleasure districts, have survived in pretty good condition.

Kanazawa is capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, a prefecture along the Sea of Japan.

At Sea
4/17/2023
4/17/2023

No information currently available.

Vladivostok
4/18/2023
4/18/2023

Vladivostok is capital of the Maritime Territory, in southeastern Russia, on Golden Horn Bay, an inlet of the Sea of Japan. Vladivostok is the terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Russia's major Pacific seaport, and the main base of their Pacific fleet. The harbour, kept open by icebreakers in winter months, serves as a base for fishing and whaling fleets. The Far Eastern State University is located here, and the city is an important centre of scientific research. Vladivostok, founded as a military outpost in 1860, grew rapidly after the completion in 1903 of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. From 1918 to 1922 the city was occupied by Japanese and Allied forces.

At Sea
4/19/2023
4/19/2023

No information currently available.

Otaru
4/20/2023
4/20/2023

Otaru is located on Ishikari Bay of the Sea of Japan on Hokkaido Island. With a name meaning "sandy beach", Otaru developed as a modern town in the late 19th century. Provided with a good natural harbour, it is the port for the city of Sapporo, the largest city and capital of Hokkaido Island and site of the 1972 Winter Olympics. Visit the Asarigawa Spa, Otamoi Park, and the Otaru Aquarium, one of the largest in Japan. Sapporo, laid out in 1871, features wide, tree-lined boulevards and some beautiful Botanical Gardens incorporating the Ainu Museum and Sapporo Art Park. The Sapporo Beer Garden and Museum and the Historical Village of Hokkaido are also well worth visiting.

Aomori
4/21/2023
4/21/2023

A city for all seasons, Aomori attracts visitors from afar for its beauty and events. In the spring, Hirosaki Castle Park is one of Japan’s most famous sites for viewing the cherry blossoms. The Nebuta Festival is held in the summer time and is one of the largest and most colorful summer events in Japan. Lake Towada is famous for the changing of her leaves in the autumn, and the winter months bring glorious snow for skiing, skating and snowboarding. Aomori is also home to the largest outdoor Buddha’s in Japan – weighing over 220 tons.

Hakodate
4/22/2023
4/22/2023

The fan shaped city Hakodate was once an island but now straddles a sandbar linking it to the mainland. Sites worth visiting include Mount Hakodate (cable car), the Old Public Hall, the Russian Orthodox Church and Goryokaku Fort. Nearby is the Onuma Quasi-National Park and Mount Komagatake.

At Sea
4/23/2023
4/23/2023

No information currently available.

Yokohama (Tokyo)
4/24/2023
4/24/2023

Yokohama is located on the southern part of Honshu Island, on the western shore of Tokyo Bay, and is our gateway to Tokyo. It has excellent harbour facilities and is one of the leading ports industrial centres of Japan. There are numerous shrines, temples, and Christian churches and a number of beautiful parks. A small fishing village in 1854, Yokohama was almost totally destroyed in 1923 by an earthquake. Gradually reconstructed the city is now among the most modern in Japan. It was heavily bombed in 1945, during World War II.

At Sea
4/25/2023
4/25/2023

No information currently available.

Kushiro
4/26/2023
4/26/2023

Kushiro offers visitors a variety of attractions to enjoy including the Fisherman's Wharf MOO. It's unique architecture and location make it a perfect place for photos. The complex also houses many restaurants and excellent shopping. Kushiro also has one of the largest zoo's in Japan, a Wetland, and Marsh Observatory with luscious walking trails.

At Sea
4/27/2023
4/27/2023

No information currently available.

Cross International Dateline
4/27/2023
4/27/2023

Travel across the International Dateline and step forward or backward in time one day.

At Sea
4/27/2023
4/27/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
4/28/2023
4/28/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
4/29/2023
4/29/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
4/30/2023
4/30/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
5/1/2023
5/1/2023

No information currently available.

Kodiak Island
5/2/2023
5/2/2023

Kodiak, home to Alaska's largest fishing fleet, offers a taste of Alaska's Russian heritage. Visit Russian Orthodox Church, and the Baranof Museum (located in Alaska's oldest wooden structure, a historic fur storehouse). Over 200 species of birds have been recorded in the Kodiak Archipelago, and bird watching is a main attraction. Special wildlife viewing is found at Miller Point within Ft. Abercrombie State Historic Park. During the early summer, gray, humpback, and minke whales can be spotted as they migrate through nearby Whale Passage. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect the habitat of the brown bear. Kodiak is home to extensive fishing, hunting and photographic opportunities.

At Sea
5/3/2023
5/3/2023

No information currently available.

Sitka
Suggested Private Excursion
5/4/2023
5/4/2023

Resting between snowcapped mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Sitka is one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Alaska and the biggest city in America - encircling 4,710 square miles on Baranof Island. No symbol shows Russian influence more than the landmark St. Michael's Cathedral. Original artifacts and icons, including the Sitka Madonna, were saved from fire and are on display. Visit Castle Hill, once site of a two-story log mansion known as Baranof's Castle, which overlooked Sitka Sound during the town's fur trading days. Only stone walls and mounted cannons remain from Russia's bloody battles against native Tlingit. Sitka National Historical Park offers information and artifacts relating to the Tlingits, including totem poles as a chronicle of early life on this fertile ground. Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center cares for as many as a dozen bald eagles and other birds at a time. The facility caters to rare wildlife recovering from injuries incurred in the wild. Among the more popular trails is Indian River Trail, which parallels a salmon stream, and the three-mile-long Gaven Hill Trail.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sitka: Private Marine Wildlife Tour - (4 hours)

Sitka: Private Flavour of Sitka Sound (2 hours)

Sitka: Private Ocean and Forest Tour - (6 hours)

Sitka: Private Know Alaska Experience - (1.5-hours)

Sitka: Private Island Paddle and Lost Fort Trek - (3.5 hours)

Sitka: Private Sitka Sound Paddle and Cruise - (4.5 hours)

Sitka: Best of Sitka Highlights - (3.5-hours)

Sitka: Wild Coast Paddle and Cruise (8 Hours)

Ketchikan
Suggested Private Excursion
5/5/2023
5/5/2023

Ketchikan is known as "Alaska's First City" because it's the first major community travelers come to as they travel north. The city is built on steep hillsides and is billed as salmon capital of the world. A quaint village, the town is three miles long and three blocks wide. With fishing boats sailing in and float planes ascending from the water, this seaside town is bustling with activity. With the world's largest collection of totem poles, Totem Bight State Historical Park offers insight into various native cultures of the Pacific Northwest. These wood-carved creations tell colorful, intricate tales – often showing a family history or depicting a local legend. Ketchikan has many options for adventure of relaxation, including mountain bike tours, sea kayaking, seaplane riding, or strolling down the boardwalk of Creek Street, Ketchikan's most famous section with a historic cable car and quaint boutiques. Blessed with an abundance of hiking trails, Ketchikan offers many breathtaking vistas, including the panoramic, 360-degree view from the top of Deer Mountain.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ketchikan: Private Anan Creek Bear Tour - (4 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Alaskan Fishing and Wilderness Dining - (5 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Misty Fjords National Monument Adventure - (1.5 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Ketchikan & Saxman Walking Tour - (3 hours)

Ketchikan: Alaskan Fishing (6 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Crabbing by Cabin Cruiser

Inside Passage
5/6/2023
5/6/2023

Imagine being confronted with a myriad of mysterious channels. Following each fjord to the interior, encounter massive mountain ranges, towering cliffs, tumbling waterfalls, virginal forests of two-hundred foot tall spruce, while whales, bears, seals, salmon, eagles and other wildlife. Always they were stopped by an inevitable face of ice - glaciers pushing inexorably downward to meet the sea. What must have been a mapmaker's nightmare is today cherished as the continent's last great untouched wilderness, harbouring the world's largest temperate rain forest. An Eden of the North to captivate the every modern-day explorer. The string of islands of the Inside Passage create a protective barrier to the open sea running from the Washington State/Canadian border and the bottom of Vancouver Island all the way up to the top of Chichagof Island, where the Gulf of Alaska begins its curve westward, offering a supremely serene cruising environment in some of the most dramatic surroundings on earth.

Seattle
Suggested Private Excursion
5/7/2023
5/7/2023

Seattle is situated on Puget Sound, surrounded by the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. The city skyline is impressive with shimmering glass high-rises and 100-year-old buildings standing side by side. This beautiful port city came into its own after gold was discovered in the Klondike and 100,000 people passed through the Northwest in 1897 and 1898 on their quest for wealth in Alaska Visit the Klondike Gold Rush Museum or the Space Needle by day and enjoy a vibrant jazz nightlife in turn-of-the-century Pioneer Square where the city first took root.


Suggested Private Excursions

Seattle: Private Seattle City Tour (4-hours)

Seattle: Land & Water Tour (4 Hours)

Seattle: Walking Tour (3 Hours)

Seattle: Tacoma & Museum Tour (6 Hours)

Seattle: Urban Rural Mix Tour (6 Hours)

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $470 additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
4/10/2023
Number of Nights
28
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 28-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1413258

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Charlotte, NC 28209