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Orient - China

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Date: 17 September 2017
Duration: 7 nights
Ports of call: Taipei | Busan, Republic of Korea (South Korea) | Kagoshima | Beppu | Nagasaki | Taipei
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Casino Casino
Fitness Centre Fitness Centre
Wheelhouse Bar Wheelhouse Bar
Atrium Atrium
Pool Pool
Skywalkers Night Club Skywalkers Night Club
Sabbatini's Sabbatini's
Reef Pool Reef Pool
Lotus Spa Lotus Spa
Movies under the Stars Movies under the Stars
Internet cafe Internet cafe
Theatre Theatre
Golf Golf
Ocean View with two Lower Beds Ocean View with two Lower Beds
Explorers Lounge Explorers Lounge
Sapphire Princess Sapphire Princess
 
Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Taipei (Keelung)
The oldest Chinese reference to Taiwan dates back to the Han Dynasty in the 3rd century B.C. However, it wasn't until the 17th century A.D. that Chinese Hakka traders first settled on the island. These bold merchants were soon followed by European and Asian adventurers seeking to control and colonize the strategic island. The most famous migration of all occurred in 1948, when the government of the Republic of China fled the mainland.

Taipei is Taiwan's capital city and one of the world's most important commercial centers. Despite its turbulent history, Taiwan today boasts an economy that is the envy of the world. Modern Taiwan is a world leader in the production of bicycles, computer chips, plastics, chemicals and computer notebooks. Taipei is a sophisticated modern metropolis that has not forgotten its rich traditional past.

The port of Keelung is your gateway to Taiwan. Visit the bustling city of Taipei and other interesting areas surrounding on this fascinating island in the East China Sea.
Sun 17 Sep 2017 Sun 17 Sep 2017 17:00
2 At Sea
Mon 18 Sep 2017 Mon 18 Sep 2017
3 Busan
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.

Busan was the scene of bitter fighting during the Korean War. The United Nations Memorial Cemetery marks the final resting place for the troops from 16 nations who gave their lives during the conflict.
Tue 19 Sep 2017 08:00 Tue 19 Sep 2017 16:00
4 Kagoshima
From the 12th century to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Kagoshima was the chief stronghold of the mighty Shimazu clan. The city lies at the top of the Satsuma Peninsula, a mountainous, geothermal wonderland of hot springs and geysers. The area is also rich in modern Japanese history: Saigo Takamori and the Satsuma samurai were leaders of the Meiji Restoration that toppled the shogun and restored the Emperor to power in 1868. In 1877, dissatisfied with the direction of the new government, Saigo led the Satsuma Rebellion, which ended in his death and the final defeat of the samurai.

The symbol of Kagoshima is Sakura Jima - the volcanic island that sits just offshore. The volcano has erupted over 30 times in recorded history.
Wed 20 Sep 2017 10:00 Wed 20 Sep 2017 18:00
5 Beppu
Ominous steam rises from the Japanese island of Kyushu where Beppu lies in wait. But not to worry - this legendary tourist town is renowned for its healing geothermal waters and spas. Overlooking Beppu Bay to its east and protected from the west by dramatic mountain peaks, this exotic city is blanketed with misty turquoise waters and elegant Japanese foliage. Its main attraction is the "Hells of Beppu," a collection of nine stunning onsen, or hot springs, some of which feature geysers and colorful waters in shades from white to copper to sapphire. The springs' names, including Kamado-Jigoku (Boiling Hell) and Oniyama-Jigoku (Demon Mountain Hell), are somewhat misleading as all of the hot springs are breathtakingly beautiful rather than frightening - though your nose may cower and crinkle at the sulfurous odor they emit!
Thu 21 Sep 2017 09:00 Thu 21 Sep 2017 16:00
6 Nagasaki, Japan
The Peace Park is a poignant reminder of relatively recent times in this busy colourful city. Visit Glover Mansion, the setting for Puccini's 'Madame Butterfly', which looks out over the Chinese temples.
Fri 22 Sep 2017 11:00 Fri 22 Sep 2017 17:00
7 At Sea
Sat 23 Sep 2017 Sat 23 Sep 2017
8 Taipei (Keelung)
The oldest Chinese reference to Taiwan dates back to the Han Dynasty in the 3rd century B.C. However, it wasn't until the 17th century A.D. that Chinese Hakka traders first settled on the island. These bold merchants were soon followed by European and Asian adventurers seeking to control and colonize the strategic island. The most famous migration of all occurred in 1948, when the government of the Republic of China fled the mainland.

Taipei is Taiwan's capital city and one of the world's most important commercial centers. Despite its turbulent history, Taiwan today boasts an economy that is the envy of the world. Modern Taiwan is a world leader in the production of bicycles, computer chips, plastics, chemicals and computer notebooks. Taipei is a sophisticated modern metropolis that has not forgotten its rich traditional past.

The port of Keelung is your gateway to Taiwan. Visit the bustling city of Taipei and other interesting areas surrounding on this fascinating island in the East China Sea.
Sun 24 Sep 2017 07:00 Sun 24 Sep 2017
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