Japan in all its glory with MSC Cruises
In August this year, MSC Splendida will set sail on an eight-night round-trip from Yokohama, taking in some of Japan’s most beautiful natural, historic and present-day sights.
In Japan, each port offers a fascinating insight into the many different facets of the Japanese way of life, from gleaming high-rise cities to exquisite gardens, traditional ceremonies and crafts, ancient temples and castles. The Japanese archipelago is also blessed with many scenic wonders – hot springs, forests and rivers – and the famous snow-capped cone of Mt Fuji.
The first port of call is Muroran, Hokkaido where guests can visit the replica Ainu village of thatched buildings, illustrating how the traditional Ainu people lived. The next port is Aomori, with highlights including the Buddhist Seiryu-ji Temple, made entirely of wood, and Asamushi Onsen for a hot spa experience.
The cruise also includes a visit to Vladivostok, Russia. Savour the fabulous views of Golden Horn Bay before heading back to Japan to call in at Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture.
From Sendai, guests can cross to the sacred Kinkasan Island. From the highest point on the island, enjoy superb views of Sendai and Kurikoma Mountain. Then visit Koganeyama Jinja, an 8th-century shrine built in honour of the Shinto kami (god) of good fortune. It is said that visiting the shrine three years in a row will cure all financial problems of the faithful pilgrim!
Three separate days at sea offer the chance for guests to make the most of MSC Splendida ‘s many attractions. Wining and dining is world-class with dozens of bars and restaurants offering dining options from Mediterranean dishes to spicy Tex-Mex. Guests can enjoy live music every night in different venues around the ship and spectacular shows are staged in the stunning Strand Theatre. Click here for 360 degree virtual tour of MSC Splendida.
Wake up to a view from a stylish oceanview cabin with panoramic window or be tempted by a private spacious balcony cabin. From an interior cabin to whichever you may choose you’ll love the designer decor and superior comfort.
MSC Splendida’s eight-night Yokohama round-trip cruise departs August 2, 2018. Fares start from $AU1,749* per person, twin share.
BOOK today: Call 1300 028 502, visit www.msccruises.com.au or call your local travel agent.