Duration
13 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
19 Apr 19
Destination
Japan
Diamond Princess is a treasure trove of exceptional delights waiting to be discovered. Dine on freshly prepared sashimi in Kai Sushi, watch street performers in the dazzling Atrium, or take in a lavish production show in our state-of-the-art theatre. Explore Japan and South Korea onboard this incredible ship.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore Japan during the stunning cherry blossom season
  • Enjoy sailing on Diamond Princess with fantastic activities, entertainments and shows on board 
  • All meals onboard and stay in beautifully appointed cabin

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
14 Day Cruise on Diamond Princess
All meals onboard, anytime dining or traditional dining
Room Service (24 hours)
Beverages (Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Tea varieties, Non- Specialty Coffee)
Captain’s Welcome Champagne Waterfall Reception, Theme Night Parties
Entertainment: Movies Under the Stars®, Original Musical Productions, Music & Dancing, Featured Guest Entertainers, Princess Theater, Churchill’s (cigar lounge), Skywalkers Nightclub, Crooners Bar, Discovery at SEA™ Programs, Festivals of the World
Activities: Dancing, Karaoke & Comedy, Library & Princess Book Club, Zumba Classes, Afternoon Trivia, Shops of Princess, Art Gallery & Auctions, Photo & Video Gallery, Platinum Photography Studio, Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs, Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis), Bars, Nightclubs, Discos, Vegas-style Casino, Bingo
Need flights? We can arrange that for you, Call us on 1300 404 606

SAIL DATE
  • Departs 19 Apr 2019

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Fri 19 Apr – Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
  • Day 2: Sat 20 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 3: Sun 21 Apr – Kanmon Straits, Japan – Busan, South Korea
  • Day 4: Mon 22 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 5: Tue 23 Apr – Sakata, Japan
  • Day 6: Wed 24 Apr – Aomori, Japan
  • Day 7: Thu 25 Apr – Miyako, Japan
  • Day 8: Fri 26 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 9: Sat 27 Apr – Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
  • Day 10: Sun 28 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 11: Mon 29 Apr – Busan, South Korea
  • Day 12: Tue 30 Apr –  Nagasaki, Japan – Gunkanjima (Hashima Island Scenic Cruising), Japan
  • Day 13: Wed 01 May – At Sea
  • Day 14: Thu 02 May – Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE

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WHY BOOK WITH MY DISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 19 Apr 2019
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • Advertised prices are based on a twin and single package staying in an Inside cabin
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team who will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: Items of a personal nature, travel insurance, flights, shore excursions, speciality restaurants, alcoholic beverages.
 
VISA Visas for Australians travelling overseas. A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country. We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here. Japan: Visas are not normally required for Australians entering Japan for tourism for visits of less than 90 days. Alternatively, you can contact an external visa provider such as Visa Central directly for more details. South Korea (Republic of Korea): You can get a visa-on-arrival to visit South Korea for up to 90 days. For longer visits, you’ll need a visa. Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Korea for up-to-date information.
TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
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Fri 19 Apr - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Departs 17:00 Contemporary Tokyo is probably one of the most astonishing city on earth. It’s a paradoxical mix of ancient tradition and postmodern culture. The Ginza – an international shopping mecca – stands near the serene grounds of the Imperial Palace, and the hyper-speed of 21st-century consumerism is mysteriously reconciled with the elegance and serenity of traditional culture. Take the time to explore Tokyo for a dizzying experience.
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Sat 20 Apr - At Sea

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Sun 21 Apr - Kanmon Straits, Japan - Busan, South Korea

Kanmon Straits: Arrives 05:00 – Departs 07:00 Busan: Arrives 14:00 – Departs 22:00 The Kanmon Straits or the Straits of Shimonoseki is the stretch of water separating two of Japan’s four main islands. On the Honshu side of the water is Shimonoseki and on the Kyushu side is Kitakyushu, whose former city and present ward. The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is your gateway to a fascinating land whose culture is a unique amalgam of old and new. Modern high-rise towers dwarf ancient Buddhist temples. The city’s bustling business district offers a stark contrast to the serene grounds of Yongdusan Park. In short, Busan is a microcosm of South Korea, a nation whose startling economic success often obscures one of Asia’s most sophisticated and venerable cultures.
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Mon 22 Apr - At Sea

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Tue 23 Apr - Sakata, Japan

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 18:00 Sakata is located in the fertile Shonai Plain that is known for its high-quality rice. The city grew as an important stop along the coastal shipping route that connected Hokkaido with Osaka via ports along the Sea of Japan.
6

Wed 24 Apr - Aomori, Japan

Arrives 09:00 – Departs 20:00 The capital of the Aomori Prefecture in northern Japan, Aomori derives much of its beauty from the apple orchards and cherry blossoms that encompass its landscape and the snow-covered Hakkoda Mountains that look on from a distance.
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Thu 25 Apr - Miyako, Japan

Arrives 09:00 – Departs 18:00 Miyako is known for its beautiful coastline, especially the popular Jodogahama Beach on a scenic peninsula just north of the city centre. Unfortunately, it was also one of the northern most cities to suffer devastating damage from the 2011 Tsunami. Tourist facilities around the beach were heavily damaged, but after three years the seaside promenades have been replaced and improved and the sightseeing attractions fully reopened.
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Fri 26 Apr - At Sea

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Sat 27 Apr - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Arrives 06:00 – Departs 17:00 Contemporary Tokyo is probably one of the most astonishing city on earth. It’s a paradoxical mix of ancient tradition and postmodern culture. The Ginza – an international shopping mecca – stands near the serene grounds of the Imperial Palace, and the hyper-speed of 21st-century consumerism is mysteriously reconciled with the elegance and serenity of traditional culture. Take the time to explore Tokyo for a dizzying experience.
10

Sun 28 Apr - At Sea

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Mon 29 Apr - Busan, South Korea

Arrives 02:00 – Departs 22:00 The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is your gateway to a fascinating land whose culture is a unique amalgam of old and new. Modern high-rise towers dwarf ancient Buddhist temples. The city’s bustling business district offers a stark contrast to the serene grounds of Yongdusan Park. In short, Busan is a microcosm of South Korea, a nation whose startling economic success often obscures one of Asia’s most sophisticated and venerable cultures.
12

Tue 30 Apr - Nagasaki, Japan - Gunkanjima (Hashima Island Scenic Cruising), Japan

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 19:00 For many people, Nagasaki is a symbol of the horror and the inhumanity of war. Today, Nagasaki’s Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum draw visitors from around the world. But this beautiful city on Kyushu offers other sights. Often described as the San Francisco of Japan, the city occupies verdant hills surrounded by a deep-water bay. You can also find beautiful samurai village and open-air museum to discover the fascinating heritage of this city.
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Wed 01 May - At Sea

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Thu 02 May - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Arrives 06:00 After 2 weeks sailing around Japan, it’s time to say goodbye to Diamond Princess. Before flying back, take a moment to explore for the last time the fascinating city of Tokyo between ancient tradition and postmodern culture.
Cruising on Diamond Princess is always an invitation to discover the wonders of the world, with the luxury of a world-class vessel. Whether you seek an active escape or total tranquillity, the ship has it all. Day and night you will love all the entertainments, activities, and amenities onboard.
Cabin categories
Inside Cabin
  • Approx. 158 to 162 sq ft.
  • Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV,                                closet and bathroom with shower
Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin
  • Approx. 146 to 206 sq. ft.
  • Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV,                                 closet and bathroom with shower
  • A spacious picture window for memorable views
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin
  • Approx. 179 to 279 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV,                                 closet and bathroom with shower
  • Balcony with 2 chairs and table
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
Dining: 
  • Anytime Dining: Just like a restaurant at home, the choice is yours! Anytime Dining enables guests the freedom to dine when and with whom they wish, at any time between 5:30 PM and 10 PM. Reservations are available through an onboard dining hotline, but not required, and diners may choose to eat only with their own group or be seated with other guests.
  •  Traditional Dining: This option allows you to dine at the same time each day and enjoy the same tablemates and waitstaff throughout your voyage. Choose from either early or late seating.
  • Crafted by Curtis Stone: In the Main Dining Room, savour fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage.
  • You will also love: 
    • Chef’s Table Experience
    • Chocolate Journeys℠
    • Sabatini’s℠ (Italian speciality restaurant)
    • Crown Grill℠ (steakhouse speciality restaurant)
    • Vines (wine bar)
    • International Café
    • Horizon Court (buffet)
    • Prego Pizzeria
    • Trident Grill (burgers and hot dogs)
Activities onboard:
  • Discovery at SEA™ Programs
  • Festivals of the World
  • The Piazza
  • Shops of Princess
  • Art Gallery & Auctions
  • Photo & Video Gallery
  • Platinum Photography Studio
  • Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
  • Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
  • Princess Links (putting course)
Entertainments onboard:
  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Original Musical Productions
  • Music & Dancing
  • Vegas-style Casino
  • Featured Guest Entertainers
  • Princess Theater
  • Vista Show Lounge
  • Explorers Lounge
  • Skywalkers Nightclub
  • Wheelhouse Bar
Joyful rejuvenation:
  • The Princess Luxury Bed (on board in Oct. 2017)
  • SLEEP by Princess
  • The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)
  • Lotus Spa®
  • Lotus Spa® Fitness Center
  • IZUMI Japanese Bath
  • Conservatory
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
How many people in a cabin? At MyDiscoveries we can book a cabin that is right for you. For Solo, Triple and Quad cabins call us on 1300 404 606 
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
How do I book shore excursions? This depends on the cruise line. Bookings for shore excursions can only be made once your cruise has been paid in full and the cruise line has opened up the booking capability in their system (typically this is around 6 months before departure).
Can I take alcohol on my cruise? This depends on the cruise line, however, the in most instances the answer is no.
What will I pay for on board? This depends on the cruise line and the type of fare you have purchased. To find out the specifics for the cruise you are interested in please contact us on 1300 404 606.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the My Discoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly instalment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE
What type of clothes should I bring? This depends on the cruise line and the destination. Our cruise specialists will be happy to answer questions over the phone or you can search ‘packing’ and ‘cruise’ on the MyDiscoveries website where we have written stories and checklists to help answer this exact question.
When will I receive my documentation? This depends on when you are travelling and when you booked your cruise. If you haven’t received your documentation 30 days before departure please contact us on 1300 404 606 and we can investigate further for you.