Cruising the Sea of Japan on the Diamond Princess

Cruising the Sea of Japan on the Diamond Princess

13 days from only £2,999pp

Exclusive departure | 6th September 2020

  • Eight nights on the Diamond Princess, with full board
  • Two nights in four-star accommodation, with breakfast
  • Guided tour of Tokyo with visits to the Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace, Hamarikyu gardens, Edo-Tokyo Museum and Sensō-ji Temple
  • Guided tour of Sakaiminato with visits to a samurai house, Lake Shinji, the Izumo-taisha Shrine and Adachi Museum of Art
  • Explore Kanazawa with visits to Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa Castle, Nomura-ke samurai residence and Omicho market
  • Experience Sakata with visits to Sankyo Warehouses, Honma Museum of Art and a sake brewery with tasting
  • Visits to Busan in Korea and Tsuruga and Niigata in Japan
  • Return flights from a selection of UK airports, plus hotel transfers
  • All port charges and local taxes
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout
At a Glance
Brand New Ocean Cruise
Return flights & transfers
8 nights on the Diamond Princess
2 nights in a 4-star hotel
Daily visits & tours
Full board cruise, B&B hotels
Expert tour manager
All local & airport taxes
Checked Luggage


Embark on a Japanese adventure on the impressive Diamond Princess cruise ship. From Tokyo to Tsuruga Bay and Sakata to Sakaiminato, this cruise of Japan really embraces the historic and cultural jewels of the country, by sea. From peaceful shrines to impressive palaces, soak up the Japanese way of life through the likes of temple tours, bustling markets, samurai residences and sake tasting. In between these unforgettable tours, you can lounge in luxury on the Diamond Princess, home to amazing dining experiences, a Japanese spa and incredible evening entertainment. 

A mix of traditional heritage and up-to-the-minute technology, Japan is a truly captivating country.  A spiritual place, we will have the opportunity to take in its fascinating history through tours of the Meiji Shrine, Hamarikyu gardens and Sensō-ji Temple; and that’s just Tokyo. Whilst at sea, you could indulge yourself in a Japanese “onsen” bathing experience, live music or Kai Sushi on ship before stopping by neighbouring Busan. After taking in the beautiful scenery of South Korea, its onwards across the Sea of Japan to the charming fishing port of Sakaiminato and the beautiful Lake Shinji. 

Lovers of art and culture will be thrilled to experience the Honma and Adachi Museums of Art, sporting fans will enjoy the samurai residence of Kanazawa, whilst foodies will fall in love with the national drink of sake, on the Sakata guided tour. There really is something for everyone and though-provoking moments around every corner. Along the way, you won’t be able to miss the stunning scenery and scatterings of natural beauty, as your ship approaches a new destination the horizon. 

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a cabin and includes: 

  • Return flights
  • Overseas transfers
  • Local and airport taxes
  • Port charges
  • Checked luggage (as per airline's allowance)
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast in Tokyo
  • An eight-night full board cruise on the Diamond Princess
  • All touring as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All coach travel as mentioned in the itinerary
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

The price excludes additional shore excursions and optional but recommended gratuities of USD13.50 per day.

Your Ship: Diamond Princess

Voted best international cruise ship in Japan by Cruise Magazine readers, Diamond Princess® boasts a wealth of fabulous leisure and entertainment opportunities to enjoy during your cruise. Complimentary 24-hour room service to your stateroom is included for all passengers and included dining options range from relaxed and informal to fine dining.  

Indulge your appetite whenever you wish; the on-board chefs are busy throughout the day and night creating great-tasting fare from scratch. Princess® offers extensive included dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, with endless buffet choice to gourmet dishes. If you wish to try one of the speciality restaurants, perhaps book into Kai Sushi to savour top-quality sushi and sashimi.

You can even experience a traditional Japanese bath or “onsen” on board, Izumi features indoor and outdoor Japanese bathing experiences, including steam rooms, saunas, and hot tubs with spectacular ocean views. The largest of its kind at sea, it offers a chance to experience a popular Japanese pastime as you cruise.

Lotus Spa® offers a variety of relaxing treatments, from aroma stone therapy massages to detoxifying ocean wraps, while the salon provides hairstyling, manicures and pedicure. The fitness centre offers classes and personal training as well as state-of-the-art equipment for personal workouts.

On the top deck, the Conservatory is an enclosed climate-controlled recreation area with hot tubs, a refreshing freshwater pool, bar and space to unwind.

Diamond Princess® boasts a wide-ranging selection of entertainment options including live bands, classical musicians and original music and stage productions. The vast array of activities available on board also includes an art gallery and on-board casinos.

Diamon Princess ship in Japan
Diamond Princess top deck


Diamond Princess top deck
Diamond Princess crew on board
Diamond Princess sushi chef

Useful Information

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Japan or South Korea however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/japan/entry-requirements and https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-korea/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.


We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Fact File

  • Countries: Japan, South Korea
  • Currencies: Japanese yen and South Korean won (on land), US Dollar (on board the ship)
  • Language: Japanese and Korean
  • Flight time: Approx. 11 hrs 45 mins
  • Time zone: GMT+8
  • Deposit: £300 per person

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final ship location Departure airport Transfer time
Tokyo - Haneda Airport Tokyo 20 mins Yokohama Tokyo - Haneda Airport 25 mins

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