7th March 2024 FOR 12 NIGHTS | Azamara Journey
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WHY WE RECOMMEND Pacific CRUISES
China is the world’s oldest continuing civilisation, and as such you can expect the chance to experience a remarkable collection of bustling cities, quaint ports and iconic landmarks during a luxury voyage across this captivating country, each of which have incalculable value to history.
Arriving in the Chinese capital of Beijing, you'll discover many of the nation's most incredible sight within the city and it's surrounding regions. There is of course, the utterly unmissable sight of the Great Wall of China, but there’s so much more besides, including the legendary Forbidden City and Tianenman Square alongside many historic sites offering an insight into the ancienty Ming and Qing dynasties.
China's second city Shanghai is also featured on many luxury China cruises and here visitors will discover a stunning blend of modern marvels and ancient history, where futuristic skyscapers and historic temples stand as testament to China's rich past and bright future.
Elsewhere across China you'll discover the towering glass skyscrapers that define the skyline of timeless harbours like Hong Kong, while villages, towns and ports across the coastlines merge into one another, all surrounded by the remarkable valleys of the Chinese countryside. Another particular highlight of any Chinese voyage is the city of Xian, home to the world-famous Terracotta Warrior - a vast collection of thousand year old sculptures which depict the ancient armies of Qui Shi Huang.
It’s impossible to visit all of China’s incredible sights within one trip, which is why the best cruises to this famous nation offer plenty of time ashore in a variety of exciting ports, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen and Dalian, because every destination in China deserves to be explored as much as possible. See what incredible China itineraries are available to book now at SixStarCruises.co.uk and secure your place on-board before it's too late.
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Neon signs galore, dim sum, and amazing temples are a few of the favorite experiences in Hong Kong. Take is as much as you can of this thrilling city with its endless shopping and towering skyscrapers. Your agenda for Hong Kong should include Victoria Peak, an Aberdeen Fishing Village, the Man Mo Temple and Sheung Wan Dried Food and Herbal Market. Be certain to have extra room in your suitcase for the bargains you are bound to discover.
07 Mar 2024
08 Mar 2024
Enjoy the contrasts of Taipei, located just 18 miles from the port of Keelung: lively clubs and ancient temples; skyscrapers and small street markets; bustling streets and peaceful gardens. As expected for a city surrounded by ocean, the seafood is spectacular. Visit the National Palace Museum to view the world's largest collection of Chinese art treasures. And for an unsurpassed view of this city, visit a mountainside tea house.
09 Mar 2024
This island off Okinawa isn’t typically what comes to mind when you think of Japan. Lush rainforests, mangrove-draped rivers, white sand beaches, and coral reefs will have you feeling like you’ve stepped off the ship into a tropical paradise during your cruise to Japan with Azamara®. With influences from Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese, and American culture, the architecture, food, and way of life on Ishigaki are incredibly unique—from samurai-style homes, to Chinese-inspired monuments, to laid-back beach vibes.
10 Mar 2024
With unique history, a subtropical climate, and crystal-blue waters, the southern islands of Okinawa are an exotic paradise. At the heart of this Japanese prefecture is the capital city of Naha, which combines a tropical atmosphere with a modern vibe. For local culture, explore the Tsuboya pottery district, which has produced ceramics since 1682, or the Makishi Public Market where you can buy fresh seafood and have it cooked at a number of eateries inside. A must-see is Shurijo-koen, the reconstructed castle of the Okinawan royal family, and its famed wall gate—Shurei-no-mon. It’s the iconic image of Okinawa and can also be found on Japan's ¥2000 bank note.
11 Mar 2024
12 Mar 2024
Discover the natural beauty of seaside Kagoshima, a city surrounded by beautiful mountain backdrops and dozens of local hot springs. While nearly all visitors make their way to see the volcanic heights of Mt. Sakurajima, attractions such as the historic village of Chiran and the Kagoshima Botanical Garden prove equally compelling places to stop and take a deep breath.
13 Mar 2024
Miyazaki is the capital city of Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1924. As of 1 June 2019, the city had an estimated population of 398,215 and a population density of 619 persons per km².
14 Mar 2024
Cochin provides a variety of unexpected experiences: A tiny synagogue, and a Jewish presence some claim dates back to the time of Solomon. St Francis Church, where Vasco de Gama was once buried. Mattancherry Palace, with a series of remarkable murals painted on its wooden walls. Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, gracefully silhouetted against sky and sea. An opportunity to sail the “backwaters,” a network of rivers, streams, and canals, for a peek at traditional rural lifestyles. And of course the spellbinding Kathakali dance, with its highly stylized performances and elaborate makeup and costumes.
15 Mar 2024
Osaka is a large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu. It's known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. The 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle, which has undergone several restorations, is its main historical landmark. It's surrounded by a moat and park with plum, peach and cherry-blossom trees. Sumiyoshi-taisha is among Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines.
16 Mar 2024 - 17 Mar 2024
18 Mar 2024
It’s hard to imagine Tokyo as a tiny fishing village named Edo. Tokyo is now the largest metropolitan area in the world, an exciting city with a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, restaurants, museums, temples, and gardens to visit.
19 Mar 2024
(This holiday is generally suitable for persons with reduced mobility. For customers with reduced mobility or any medical condition that may require special assistance or arrangements to be made, please notify your Cruise Concierge at the time of your enquiry, so that we can provide specific information as to the suitability of the holiday, as well as make suitable arrangements with the Holiday Provider on your behalf).
A luxurious boutique hotel at sea, the Azamara Journey® is a mid-sized ship with a deck plan that’s intimate but never crowded, and offers everything modern voyagers are looking for—plus some unexpected extras.
Re-imagined staterooms include modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. Plus the ship features a large number of staterooms and suites with verandas, perfect for starting your day with fresh sea air and stunning views.
Across the fleet, our authentic service goes beyond the expectations of even the most well-traveled cruisers. Friendly and approachable, our staff are attentive, and happy to offer everything from poolside service to recommendations for your on-shore exploration. After all, we love sailing the world just as much as you do!
Add to all of that world-class dining options, spa experiences to relax and refresh, and all-new entertainment offerings, you’ve got an onboard experience that’s matched only by the immersive cultural encounters we’ve got in store on shore.
Alternative sailing dates
Flexible with departure dates? Alternative sailing dates for this itinerary are available in the list below