Country-Intensive Voyages
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11 Ports

Overnights

2 Overnights

Circle Japan Intensive cruise itinerary map, with stops throughout Japan and South Korea
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Discover Japan

Country Intensive Voyages

Explore the culture, history, and beauty of Japan on a two-week voyage that begins in the metropolis of Tokyo before circumnavigating the entire country.

From Tokyo, you’ll spend a day at sea before arriving in beautiful Hokadate. During your stay, you can spend time enjoying the company of wildlife at the Hakodate City Tropical Botanical Garden. Before you leave, be sure to snap a photo of Mount Hakodate, the vast 334 meter-high mountain that towers above the city.

Next, your voyage will take you to Akita, home of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Shirakami-Sanchi Mountains. Then, it’s off to Kanazawa and Sakaiminato to explore traditional tea houses and take a walk down Shigeru Mizuki Road.

After an evening at sea, you’ll arrive in Busan, South Korea. In this bustling city, you’ll have the opportunity to climb Busan Tower for a picturesque view of the surrounding area. From here, you’ll visit Nagasaki, Kagoshima, and Kochi, where you can visit volcanic hot springs, Kōchi Castle, and Huis Ten Bosch—a theme park modeled after a Dutch city.

Your voyage will then bring you to Kobe for an overnight stay. While exploring Kobe, tour the sake breweries in the Nada district, walk through the Sorakuen Japanese landscape garden, and do some shopping at Kobe Harborland. When the sun goes down, take the Shin-Kobe Ropeway up the southern slope of the Rokko mountains for a stunning nighttime view of the city.

After an overnight in Kobe, you’ll journey into Suruga Bay to visit Shimizu and glimpse Japan’s most iconic landmark—Mount Fuji. In Shimizu, you’ll find Miho-no-Matsubara—a beautiful park with four miles of pine groves along the seashore. Feeling relaxed and reenergized, your journey will conclude with an overnight in Tokyo, having gained a lifetime of experiences in the span of two incredible weeks.

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Day 1
Tokyo
Japan
Date: Wed 4-Sep 2019
Activity: Embark
Arrival: -
Depart: 5:00 pm
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The world’s largest metropolitan area, Tokyo is an unforgettable experience for everyone. Tour the best ramen and sushi restaurants, visit Akihabara Electric Town to discover cutting-edge gadgets and games, and scale the Tokyo City View—a breathtaking observation deck on the 52nd floor of Mori Tower. For a change of pace, visit the Meiji Shrine to take a serene stroll along the many walking paths.

Day 2
At Sea
Date: Thu 5-Sep 2019
Activity: Cruising
Arrival: -
Depart: -
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Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

Day 3
Hakodate
Japan
Date: Fri 6-Sep 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 8:00 pm
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Indulge your love of urban convenience and your desire for natural beauty in this city. From tastes to satisfy your cravings to hot springs and history, every spot and every season has something to offer.

Day 4
Akita
Japan
Date: Sat 7-Sep 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 2:00 pm
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Bring your appetite to Akita. With its prime location adjacent to the Sea of Japan, seafood lovers will be in heaven. The region is famous for its rice production and the high quality sake brewed from it. Once you're full, take advantage of the city’s outdoor offerings by visiting the Shirakami -Sanchi Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or relax at the Nyuto Hot Springs.

Day 5
Kanazawa
Japan
Date: Sun 8-Sep 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 9:00 am
Depart: 6:00 pm
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Translated literally, Kanazawa means “marsh of gold,” and the city produces approximately 98% of the gold leaf in Japan (so find a small jar to take home).Discover the 70 temples of Tera-machi, visit the D.T. Suzuki Museum, a peaceful homage to Zen Buddhism, explore the small bustling alleys of the colorful Omichi Market, and be sure to sample the region’s sake, known for its superior quality.

Day 6
Sakaiminato
Japan
Date: Mon 9-Sep 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 5:30 pm
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Sakaiminato is the birthplace of Shigeru Mizuki, the creator of GeGeGe no Kitaro, the manga stories that birthed so many of Japan’s favorite comic characters. Take a walk down Shigeru Mizuki Road, a street lined with more than 150 statues of his characters. If you're a Manga fan, be sure to also visit the Shigeru Mizuki Memorial Museum to learn more about Mizuki and his creative characters.

Day 7
Busan
South Korea
Date: Tue 10-Sep 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 9:00 am
Depart: 8:00 pm
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Ancient culture and modern life come together seemlessly in South Korea's second-largest city. Buddhist temples can be found in abundance, and each intricate structure is well-worth a visit. For fresh seafood, head to the fish market, where you can sample it raw—just the way locals love. For a true taste of Busan, head to the bustling Gujke Market.

Day 8
Sasebo
Japan
Date: Wed 11-Sep 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 5:00 pm
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Once a small fishing village, Sasebo has grown into the second largest city in the Nagasaki Prefecture with stunning views and unique, international flair. Begin your visit at the Seishin Cathedral, a neo-Gothic church that has become a symbol for the city. Then, take a ferry to Kuro-shima Island, one of the 208 Kujūku islands that dot Japan’s western coast.

Day 9
Kagoshima
Japan
Date: Thu 12-Sep 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am
Depart: 5:00 pm
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The dominant image on Kagoshima’s horizon is Sakurajima, the overactive volcano whose frequent dustings of ash bring out the umbrellas as if they were spring showers. The mountain also heats a number of geothermal springs, providing the unique opportunity to relax in a sand bath. For a rare taste of old Japan, visit Chiran and its street of meticulously preserved Samurai houses and manicured gardens.

Day 10
Kōchi
Japan
Date: Fri 13-Sep 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 1:00 pm
Depart: 8:00 pm
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Kōchi is a city with a well-earned reputation for having a good time. Begin your visit with a trip to Kōchi Castle, one of only 12 original castles still standing in Japan. Then, make your way to the Obiyamachi shopping arcade, which is close to the Harimaya-bashi—a replica of a bridge featured in a well-known Japanese love song.

Day 11-12
Kobe
Japan
Date: Sat 14-Sep to Sun 15-Sep 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 8:00 am (Sep 14)
Depart: 2:00 pm (Sep 15)
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Famous for the beef that bears it name, Kobe is headquarters for many Japanese and international firms, and has long been an important port. It’s also a short bullet-train ride from Kyoto, capital of Japan from the 8th to the 19th century. Explore spectacular shrines and temples and shrines, palaces and castles of shoguns and emperors, and narrow lanes paved in stone and lined with wooden buildings.

Day 13
Shimizu
Japan
Date: Mon 16-Sep 2019
Activity: Docked
Arrival: 10:00 am
Depart: 7:00 pm
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Mount Fuji, Japan’s tallest peak, overlooks this beautiful port town. Bustling with activity, the Port of Shimizu is full of commercial highlights you’ll want to experience. A stroll through Miho-no-Matsubara will leave you inspired. Home to more than 30,000 pine trees lining the seashore, it’s no surprise this scenic area has been the subject of many paintings and legends throughout Japanese history.

Day 14-15
Tokyo
Japan
Date: Tue 17-Sep to Wed 18-Sep 2019
Activity: Docked/Debark
Arrival: 8:00 am (Sep 17)
Depart: -
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The world’s largest metropolitan area, Tokyo is an unforgettable experience for everyone. Tour the best ramen and sushi restaurants, visit Akihabara Electric Town to discover cutting-edge gadgets and games, and scale the Tokyo City View—a breathtaking observation deck on the 52nd floor of Mori Tower. For a change of pace, visit the Meiji Shrine to take a serene stroll along the many walking paths.

Please note: While we do our best to adhere to our published itineraries, they may be changed at the discretion of the captain due to weather advisories, port traffic, and any other unforeseeable circumstances.
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Club Interior Stateroom
$4,999* USD
Stateroom Area: 158 sq. ft. (14.7 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $624.84 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
Show Key Features#
  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • 40” flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voicemail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps
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Club Oceanview Stateroom
$5,599* USD
Stateroom Area: 143 sq. ft. (13.3 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $624.84 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
Show Key Features#
  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Some staterooms feature sofa bed
  • 40” flat-screen TV
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voicemail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps
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Club Veranda Stateroom
$6,699* USD
Stateroom Area: 175 sq. ft. (16.3 sq m)
Veranda Area: 40 sq. ft. (3.8 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $624.84 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
Show Key Features#
  • Completely refurbished with fresh contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Sitting area with 40” flat-screen TV
  • Veranda
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voicemail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps
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Club Continent Suite
$11,699* USD
Stateroom Area: 266 sq. ft. (24.8 sq m)
Veranda Area: 60 sq. ft. (5.6 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $624.84 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
Show Key Features#
  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed
  • Spacious and comfortable sitting area
  • 55” flat-screen television in sitting area
  • Roomy bathroom with shower. Some also feature a tub.
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms
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Club Spa Suite
Stateroom Area: 414 sq. ft. (38.5 sq m)
Veranda Area: 60 sq. ft. (5.6 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $624.84 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
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  • Newly built suites in 2016 with an elegant organic décor
  • Two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed
  • Spacious glass-enclosed bathtub
  • Separate rain shower
  • Comfortable sitting area
  • 55” flat-screen television in sitting area
  • In-room spa music
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms
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Club Ocean Suite
Stateroom Area: 478 sq. ft. (44.5 sq m)
Veranda Area: 173 sq. ft. (16.1 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $624.84 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
Show Key Features#
  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Spacious living room with a separate master bedroom
  • Master bedroom with one king size bed and a 40” flat-screen television
  • 55” flat-screen television in living room
  • Marble master bathroom with shower and tub.
  • Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
  • Spacious 173 sq.ft. (16.1 sq.m.) veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms
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Club World Owner's Suite
Stateroom Area: 603 sq. ft. (56.1 sq m)
Veranda Area: 233 sq. ft. (21.7 sq m)
*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $624.84 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)
Show Key Features#
  • Completely refurbished with elegant contemporary décor in 2016
  • Spacious living room with a separate master bedroom
  • Master bedroom with one king size bed and a 40” flat-screen television
  • 55” flat-screen television in living room
  • Marble master bathroom with shower and tub.
  • Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
  • Spacious 233 sq.ft. (21.7 sq.m.) veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms
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Our Pricing & Savings Policy
Unless stated otherwise, all rates are per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, in USD, and subject to availability. Rates may vary by ship, departure date, and stateroom category. All rates, savings offers and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Savings offers may be withdrawn at any time. Azamara reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update fares, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice.

Shore Excursions
  • View Local
    Best of Osaka

    Uncover the tapestry of history and culture found at two Osaka’s most important landmarks, the city’s iconic castle and the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine.

  • View Local
    Nara and Kyoto Temple Discovery

    Discover the breathtaking architecture and mystical ambiance of Japan’s great temples found within the ancient capital of Nara and the city of Kyoto.

  • View Local
    Kyoto by High-Speed Train with Lunch

    Board Japan’s famed bullet train for a high-speed journey to Kyoto, where you’ll slow things down and embark on an enchanting temple tour.

Life Onboard
  • Specialty Dining

    Dine in luxury and elegance at the specialty restaurants of Azamara, where you’ll savor a heavenly experience at a down-to-earth price.

    At Aqualina, tantalize your palate with some of Italy’s most celebrated dishes, as well as contemporary inventive cuisine. Expect a marvelous evening in a warm ambiance with stunning views and lush décor at Prime C steakhouse. And don’t miss the Chef’s Table, an exclusive dining experience pairing multiple delectable courses with perfectly matched wines.

  • Spa, Health & Fitness

    Relax, revitalize, and reboot. Our spa, health, and fitness options give you the chance to focus on you—something you don’t always have time to do at home.

    Pamper yourself at The Sanctum Spa with the ultimate in signature treatments. Update your look at our full-service salon. Get into a new groove with complimentary group fitness classes like sunset yoga on the deck, core workouts, and nutrition sessions. Or head to our well-equipped Fitness Center to work out at your own pace, as you enjoy spectacular ocean views. Feel better, look better, and get ship shape with Azamara.

  • Shopping

    Searching for a tasteful collection of merchandise, beautiful jewelry, and special keepsakes? Look no further than the onboard stores of Azamara.

    Stop by the ship’s namesake shop for sundries, casual wear, swim fashions, accessories, and small gifts. Head to Indulgences for an exquisite selection of jewelry, watches, and other pieces from iconic jewelry-makers. Pick up camera supplies and photos taken by the ship’s roving photographer at The Photo Shop. (And be sure to watch your daily news for specials and one-time offers that make shopping even more fun.)

  • Enrichment Programs & Classes

    Culinary demonstrations by our professional chefs and wine tastings by our sommeliers. Cruise Global, Connect Local℠ shore excursion seminars to help you learn about particular tours. Port-of-call lectures focusing on destination highlights, plus insider tips on lesser-known excursions.

    Get in the know with our ever-changing variety of entertaining and interesting programs hosted by Azamara’s own onboard experts.

  • Discoveries Restaurant

    At the culinary heart of our ships is the Discoveries Restaurant. Here, you can discover the world through dishes and flavors from the places we visit, whether it’s our Destination Immersion® Experiences dinner buffet or the Destination Immersion® cuisine on our dinner menu.

    During on-shore visits, our chefs love to head to local markets for inspiration and ingredients. The result? Mouthwatering dishes so local, you’ll feel like you’re not onboard anymore.

  • Casual Dining & Snacks

    At Azamara, we elevate casual dining to delectable heights. Taste your way around the world at The Patio with exclusive personalized dishes using local flavors. Then top your meal off at Swirl & Top, our self-serve frozen yogurt station.

    Take in the fresh breeze at an outdoor table and relax in the laid-back atmosphere of Windows Café, featuring daily themed dinners inspired from the region we’re visiting and live stations serving up local ingredients purchased in port. And no matter where you are in the world, Mosaic Café and Mosaic @Night is the perfect place to start (or end) your day.

  • Entertainment & Events

    In between taking you to some of the most fascinating destinations in the world, we love to entertain our guests, especially at the Cabaret Lounge. Enjoy live performances of professional full-stage musical revues, classical soloists, bands, and other entertainment in a cabaret nightclub with full bar and cozy tables.

    We take the show outside at Azamara’s White Night party and buffet, held at least once on every cruise (weather permitting). Have a fabulous feast, sip boutique wines on the house, and dance late into the night. Wearing white is optional, but encouraged!

  • Bars & Lounges

    Wine and unwind at Azamara’s distinctive bars and lounges. Discoveries Lounge is a guest favorite for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks, while The Living Room is the perfect space to take in interesting speakers, enjoy a hot beverage or wines and tapas, or simply relax with a good book.

    With a flat-screen TV and full-service bar, Spirits is a great place for sports fans. And the Casino will keep you entertained with blackjack, roulette, slot machines, and three-card poker games. Group and individual gaming lessons are offered at no charge—a great way to learn gaming strategy!

Voyage Features

Voyage Tabs

 

INCLUSIVE AMENITIES FOR ALL GUESTS:

  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
 

PLUS ADDITIONAL INCLUSIVES FOR SUITE GUESTS:

  • English butler service
  • 235 complimentary Internet minutes or $150 towards a full voyage unlimited package per person.
  • One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
  • Complimentary specialty restaurants dining
  • Afternoon tea service in-suite
 

AND EVEN MORE FOR SPECIALTY SUITE GUESTS:

  • $300 in Onboard Credit for guests in Club World Owner’s Suites, Club Ocean Suites, Club Spa Suites.

 

VERANDA PLUS GUESTS RECEIVE INCLUSIVE AMENITIES PLUS*:

  • 120 complimentary Internet minutes per guest
  • One free bag of laundry service per stateroom, each seven days
  • One night of complimentary specialty dining for two, each seven days
  • Priority embarkation and debarkation
  • Complimentary in-room spirits

*Club Veranda Plus stateroom only available on 2020 voyages.

 

SUITE GUESTS RECEIVE INCLUSIVE AMENITIES PLUS:

  • English butler service
  • 240 complimentary Internet minutes per guest
  • One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
  • Complimentary seating in the specialty restaurants dining
  • Priority embarkation and debarkation
  • Complimentary in-room spirits
  • In-suite afternoon tea service
  • $300 in Onboard Credit per person (Club World Owner’s Suites, Club Ocean Suites, Club Spa Suites categories only)
 

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Our Pricing & Savings Policy

Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara Club Cruises® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.

*Prices are representative, subject to change and availability and vary by sailing. Tours, tour dates, and times are subject to change and availability. A cruise booking number and at least one deposit payment is required to purchase a tour. Tours may be purchased online or by calling us up to four days prior to the cruise departure date. After that time, tours must be booked onboard.

Tours purchased prior to the cruise departure date will be charged to your credit card in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Tours purchased onboard will be charged in U.S. dollars to your KeyCard account. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program.

The providers of tour arrangements are independent contractors and are not acting as agents of representatives or Azamara Club Cruises. In no event shall Azamara be liable for any accident or harm to passenger, which occurs as a result of any acts, omissions, or negligence of any independent contractors.

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