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Asia from Tokyo Cruise

  • Departure DateWed 2nd Oct 2024
  • MSC Cruises MSC Bellissima
  • 11 Night Cruise From Tokyo
  • Cruise Only From £1,929 pp

Itinerary

  • Tokyo
  • Muroran
  • Sakata, Japan
  • Kanazawa
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Yatsushiro
  • Kochi, Japan
  • Osaka
  • Tokyo

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Day 1 - Tokyo

Arrive: Wed 02 October 2024 / Depart: Wed 02 October 2024 at 23:59

Your MSC cruise will take you to Tokyo, symbol of Japanese modernity and traditions. Located on the island of Honsh?, this metropolis has almost 14 million inhabitants and is the capital of Japan. It is a multifaceted city, with futuristic buildings and skyscrapers, historical and religious monuments, ancient districts and lush parks. Not to mention art, music, design, shopping and theatre. This city has everything, so much so, that it is impossible to see it all. MSC offers a few excursions to give you the possibility to focus your visit on the places that you should really see. Like the historic district of Asakusa, named after a guard of the city of Tokyo, famous for the Sens?-ji Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. You can also take an excursion to marvel at modern Tokyo, starting from the famous district of Shibuya and the Shibuya crossing, the busiest intersection in the world, where six major roads converge. Moving on, you can lose yourself in the city’s many state-of-the-art buildings, like the Sumida Hokusai Museum, the experimental architecture in Ginza or the almost 300-feet high Ao Building. Strolling along the Sumida River, which flows through the city, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the wonders of Tokyo. There is an excursion that will take you to the most important of the many museums in this metropolis, like the Tokyo National Museum, which houses artistic and archaeological finds, the MairaKan, a permanent exhibition of emerging science and innovation, or the Edo Tokyo Open Air Museum, which preserves the city’s architectural heritage. The National Art Center in Roppongi ? part of the Roppongi Art Triangle together with the Mori Art Museum and the Suntory Museum of Art ? is an absolute must. The district of Roppongi itself is also well worth a visit: with its Tokyo Tower, it is a city within a city, full of restaurants, clubs, bars and shops for a shopping spree.

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - Muroran

Arrive: Fri 04 October 2024 at 06:30 / Depart: Fri 04 October 2024 at 19:00

Muroran is a port city on the south coast of Japan’s Hokkaid? island. Across its harbor, the broad span of Hakuch? Bridge is lit up at night. Mt. Sokuryo has a park with panoramic views of the bridge and the city. There are falcons and rock formations on the coast near Masuichi Beach. The Cape Chikyu Lighthouse overlooks Uchiura Bay, home to whales and dolphins, and the distant Mt. Komagatake volcano across the bay.

Day 4 - Sakata, Japan

Arrive: Sat 05 October 2024 at 10:00 / Depart: Sat 05 October 2024 at 19:00

Sakata is a city on the northwest coast of Japan’s Honshu Island. In the center, Sankyo Soko is a group of warehouses built in 1893. One now contains the Historical Museum of Shonai Rice. The Honma Museum of Art includes antiques displayed in a 19th-century villa. The Ken Domon Museum of Photography is dedicated to the revered social realist photographer. North of the city, trails lead to up Mount Ch?kai volcano.

Day 5 - Kanazawa

Arrive: Sun 06 October 2024 at 10:00 / Depart: Sun 06 October 2024 at 19:00

Dive into feudal Japan! Fascinating Kanazawa is a real gem thanks to its elegant houses, the historic districts dedicated to pleasure, its proud white castle and the Kenrokuen garden. On an MSC cruise you will get to know this city, a much appreciated destination also for it handicrafts: the Kaga-Yuzen silk kimonos, Wajima's lacquer-ware and Kutani and Ohi ceramics are all exquisite. At the foot of the castle lies the district of Nagamachi, which you can visit on an excursion: the area preserves a historic atmosphere with its Samurai residences characterised by their "mud walls", private wooden entrance gates, narrow lanes and water canals. Kenrokuen, the green area surrounding the castle, is a real discovery: ranked as one of the "three most beautiful landscaped gardens" in Japan alongside Kairakuen in Mito and Korakuen in Okayama. Its colours change depending on the season. Teambuoco Shima and Kaikaro theatres are the two chaya districts open to the public: these areas once hosted exclusive restaurants whose guests were entertained by Geishas. Shirakawa-Go was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995 and is famous for its traditional gassho-zukuri, some of which are more than 250 years old. That is wooden houses with steep thatched roofs, whose shape recalls the palms of the Buddhist monks joined together in prayer. In actual fact the roofs are designed to withstand the heavy snowfall during the winter.

Day 6 - At Sea

Day 7 - Busan, South Korea

Arrive: Tue 08 October 2024 at 07:00 / Depart: Tue 08 October 2024 at 17:00

Second to Seoul, Busan is the most populated city in South Korea. On an MSC cruise you will discover the most interesting attractions of this city of three and a half million inhabitants overlooking the Strait of Korea; an economic, cultural and educational reference point for the whole country. The city offers many leisure opportunities. An authentic dining experience is a must, you can taste kimchi, a spicy fermented cabbage dish. Shopping lovers can’t miss the Shinsegae Centum City Department Store, the largest shopping complex in the world and the Gukje market, one of the largest in Korea: every road is crowded with stalls, where it's easy to find local handicrafts. On an excursion you can visit Gamcheon, a quiet and peaceful village of narrow lanes and colourful houses, the place of residence for many Korean artists. There are over 35,000 specimens of fish, reptiles, amphibians and algae at the Busan Aquarium, which you can visit on an excursion. Located in Haeundae Beach, the complex is a state of the art marine life centre where you can interact with cute seals or walk through an underground tunnel where dreaded sharks swim. An emotional plunge into Buddhist spirituality can be experienced at the temple of Beomeosa, acknowledged for being one of Republic of Korea's national treasures. Built in the 14th century, the place of worship is immersed in the Mt. Geumjeongsan forest, north of Busan.

Day 8 - Yatsushiro

Arrive: Wed 09 October 2024 at 07:00 / Depart: Wed 09 October 2024 at 16:00

Yatsushiro is a city located in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.

Day 9 - Kochi, Japan

Arrive: Thu 10 October 2024 at 13:00 / Depart: Thu 10 October 2024 at 23:00

An MSC cruise will take you to Kochi, situated in the prefecture of the same name, on the island of Shikoku. You can visit Kochi castle on an excursion; it is one of the twelve Japanese castles to have survived fires, wars and other catastrophes of the post-feudal age. It was built between 1601 and 1611. What you can see of the building today however, dates back to 1748, the year in which the castle was rebuilt after a fire. Curiosity: its main tower was not used only for military purposes, but it was also the residence of noble families. Quite unusual, since the nobility would usually reside in other parts of the castle. The wooden interior is typical of the traditional style of the Edo period. Near Kochi harbour is the picturesque beach of Katsurahama. In the local restaurants you can eat Katsuo, a type of tuna which is typical to Japanese waters, cut into slices and lightly grilled on straw fuelled fire which gives it a slightly smoky flavour. Seventy kilometres from Kochi there is an unusual tourist attraction, the ancient Kazurabashi Bridge, 45 meters wide and 2 metres wide, it stretches 14 metres above the waters of the river Iya. Today, the bridge – which is made from Actinidia arguta wood, a kind of vine similar to a kiwi plant – is reinforced with steel wires. It should not be missed for the surrounding landscape and the brief but thrilling walk it offers. Closer to Kochi is the wonderful Oboke gorge: we cross the river Yoshino on a boat and marvel at how over hundreds of millions of years the river has eroded the rocks of the Shikoku mountains shaping the stone into bizarre shapes.

Day 10 - Osaka

Arrive: Fri 11 October 2024 at 09:00 / Depart: Fri 11 October 2024 at 19:00

The third largest city in Japan, Osaka was founded on the mouth of the Yamato and Yodo rivers, on the island of Honshu. On a MSC cruise you can discover this metropolis, once the trading capital of Japan. Famous for its modernity and its nightlife, Osaka has a surprisingly rich historical and artistic heritage. With an excursion you may reach the ancient Castle. It was built from 1583 onwards on the former site of the Ishiyama Honganji temple, which had been commissioned by the samurai and daimyo, Hideyoshi, one of the great unifiers of Japan and destroyed thirteen years earlier by Oda Nobunaga. This imposing building, from the tower of which you can admire the splendid view of Osaka, is surrounded by a wonderful park of 6 hectares: an authentic poetic vision when the cherry blossoms bloom in Spring. Along the canal, near the Castle, you'll find the quarter of Dotonbori, an explosion of colourful signposts indicating night clubs, restaurants and izakayas, a sort of Japanese cafè. Along the main road, the Ebisubashi bridge links the Shinsaibashi-suji and Ebisubashi-suji quarters, renowned for their shops. If Dotonbori is the place to go for modernity, Shinsekai is the quarter that represents the old town of Osaka. Developed before the Second World War, it has been neglected over the years. In the centre of this urban area you may find the Tsutenkaku Tower. This landmark of Shinsekai bears some resemblance to the Parisian Eiffel Tower and was the focal point of the permanent fun fair set up around it. On an excursion get a great view of the whole city from a height of 173 metres above sea level. In fact, you can climb to the fortieth floor of the Umeda Sky Building, designed by the architect Hiroshi Hara. The skyscraper is made up of two identical towers, connected between them by several bridges and on the highest part, by the Floating Garden Observatory, the hanging gardens from which you may admire Osaka. For those who enjoy shopping, you can walk along the Tenjinbashi Arcade. This indoor arcade extends for about two kilometres, from the underground station of Tenjimbashi-suji Rokuchome to the Tenjinbashi bridge: the shops sell all sorts, from shoes to books, from clothing to medicine.

Day 11 - At Sea

Day 12 - Tokyo

Arrive: Sun 13 October 2024 at 05:30 / Depart: Sun 13 October 2024

Your MSC cruise will take you to Tokyo, symbol of Japanese modernity and traditions. Located on the island of Honsh?, this metropolis has almost 14 million inhabitants and is the capital of Japan. It is a multifaceted city, with futuristic buildings and skyscrapers, historical and religious monuments, ancient districts and lush parks. Not to mention art, music, design, shopping and theatre. This city has everything, so much so, that it is impossible to see it all. MSC offers a few excursions to give you the possibility to focus your visit on the places that you should really see. Like the historic district of Asakusa, named after a guard of the city of Tokyo, famous for the Sens?-ji Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. You can also take an excursion to marvel at modern Tokyo, starting from the famous district of Shibuya and the Shibuya crossing, the busiest intersection in the world, where six major roads converge. Moving on, you can lose yourself in the city’s many state-of-the-art buildings, like the Sumida Hokusai Museum, the experimental architecture in Ginza or the almost 300-feet high Ao Building. Strolling along the Sumida River, which flows through the city, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the wonders of Tokyo. There is an excursion that will take you to the most important of the many museums in this metropolis, like the Tokyo National Museum, which houses artistic and archaeological finds, the MairaKan, a permanent exhibition of emerging science and innovation, or the Edo Tokyo Open Air Museum, which preserves the city’s architectural heritage. The National Art Center in Roppongi ? part of the Roppongi Art Triangle together with the Mori Art Museum and the Suntory Museum of Art ? is an absolute must. The district of Roppongi itself is also well worth a visit: with its Tokyo Tower, it is a city within a city, full of restaurants, clubs, bars and shops for a shopping spree.

MSC Bellissima From MSC Cruises

MSC Bellissima will offer a stunning array of features to rival those of her sister ship, MSC Meraviglia. First of all, innovative MSC for Me technology provides an enhanced onboard experience, connecting you to your fellow guests, the crew and the ship itself. The two-deck inside promenade features a spectacular 260-foot-long LED dome, and is lined with places to shop, eat and drink. There are 20 bars and 10 restaurants to choose from, including specialty restaurants. For entertainment, you can enjoy 2 brand new Cirque du Soleil shows designed especially for MSC Bellissima, and relax in the desert themed Water Park - an oasis for kids and families.

Ship Cabins

STUDIO INTERIOR FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Relaxing armchair Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

DELUXE OCEAN VIEW FANTASTICA

Window with ocean view Relaxing armchair Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

JUNIOR OCEAN VIEW FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Window with sea view Relaxing armchair Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

JUNIOR OCEAN VIEW WITH OBSTRUCTED VIEW FANTASTICA

Window with ocean view Relaxing armchair Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

OCEAN VIEW BELLA GUARANTEED

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer

PREMIUM OCEAN VIEW FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Window with sea view Relaxing armchair Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

BALCONY AUREA

Sitting area with sofa Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

BALCONY BELLA GUARANTEED

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer

DELUXE BALCONY FANTASTICA

Sitting area with sofa Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

DELUXE BALCONY FANTASTICA

Sitting area with sofa Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

DELUXE BALCONY WITH PARTIAL VIEW FANTASTICA

Surface approx 17 sqm, balcony approx 4 sqm, deck 8 and 14. Sitting area with sofa. Bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer. Comfortable double or single beds (on request). Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar. ZOE - in-cabin Bluetooth speaker.

STUDIO BALCONY FANTASTICA

Sitting area with sofa Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

GRAND SUITE AUREA WITH TERRACE

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Select suits have a balcony with a private whirlpool Sitting area with double sofa bed Spacious closet Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

PREMIUM SUITE AUREA

Spacious closet Bathroom with bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

PREMIUM SUITE AUREA WITH TERRACE

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Select suits have a balcony with a private whirlpool Sitting area with double sofa bed Spacious closet Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

YACHT CLUB DELUXE SUITE

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Spacious wardrobe Bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar ZOE - Virtual Personal Cruise Assistant Surface approx. 24-28 sq.m.* Crystal Cabin Swarovski |MSC Cruises Cabin n°16018** With 700,000 crystals used to embellish the space Crystallized furniture (bedside tables, sideboard and coffee table) Wall sconces have been specially designed, offering stunning lighting throughout the cabin Beautiful coral artwork sparkling with crystals Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club

YACHT CLUB DUPLEX SUITE WITH JACUZZI

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Select suites have a balcony with private whirlpool Luxury suites with premium design Sitting area with sofa or separate living area Spacious closet Bathroom with bathtub and/or shower Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Complimentary Wi-Fi

YACHT CLUB INTERIOR SUITE

All beds can be both single or double (on request). Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. Interactive TV. Telephone. Wifi connection available (for a fee). Mini bar, Nespresso type machine and safe. Air conditioning. Surface approx. 16 sq.m.

YACHT CLUB ROYAL SUITE

Balcony with private whirlpool bath and dining table Separate living area and dining room Walk-in closet Bathroom with tub and show, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Complimentary Wi-Fi
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