PONANT has released their 2021 voyages with some great bonus offers of up to 30% bonus discount.
Ponant invites you to discover the Land of the Rising Sun, where the history of the samurai and the daintiness of the geishas exist side by side.
Some of Ponant’s 20202 Japan voyages:
Otaru to Osaka – 18 October 2021 – 30% PONANT Bonus
In Otaru, you will board for a 12-day cruise that promises exceptional discoveries as you visit places such as Hiroshima and our new port of call in Ogi.
First of all, you will discover the northern point of the island of Honshu. You will then sail to Ogi, on the small island of Sado, renowned for its magnificent coastline, wild landscapes and rich history, which blends maritime and artistic traditions with vestiges of the gold rush.
An essential part of your trip will be the stop in Kanazawa. From there, you will be able to visit Shirakawa–go and Gokayama. These villages are UNESCO World Heritage Sites particularly famous for their traditional houses in the gassho-zukuri style.
From Sakaiminato, you will set off to discover medieval Japan and the ancient dwellings of the samurai, who built lavish homes and castles.
Then you will sail to South Korea, a small peninsula that juts out into the Sea of Japan, and discover Busan, South Korea’s second city. A place of great contrasts, Busan offers a spectacular view over its port, as well as over the ancient district of Chalgachi.
You will call at Miyajima, the gateway to the majestic Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whose entrance is guarded by a magnificent vermillion Torii.
You will disembark in Osaka, a modern, forward-looking city, in the heart of the Japanese archipelago.
- Superior Stateroom Deck 3 – $7.530pp twin share
- Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3 – $8,130pp twin share
- Prestige Stateroom Deck 4 – $9,070pp twin share
Osaka to Maizuru – 29 October 2021 – 30% PONANT Bonus
In Osaka, you will board your ship for a 9-day cruise to the heart of Japan.
At the start of your trip, you will discover the small Japanese city of Tamano, a former feudal domain with a unique cultural heritage. Among its sites, you will be able to admire its famous Korakuen Garden, one of the country’s three must-see landscaped gardens.
We will call at Miyajima, home to the majestic Shinto shrine whose entrance is guarded by a magnificent vermillion Torii listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Your ship will then take you to Busan, a warm and welcoming city where you will enjoy a spectacular view of the port. This ancient city full of contrasts presents numerous vestiges that speak of its prestigious past.
In Sakaiminato, you will set off to discover medieval Japan and the ancient dwellings of the samurai, who had lavish homes and castles built.
- Superior Stateroom Deck 3 – $5,480pp twin share
- Deluxe stateroom Deck 3 – $5,910pp twin share
- Prestige Stateroom Deck 4 – $6,600pp twin share
Osaka to Guam – 14 November 2021 – 30% PONANT Bonus
You’ll embark in Osaka, Japan’s second city, which is home to a fortress dating back to the 16th century, before setting sail towards the island of Hachijo-jima, which lies off the coast of Tokyo and is composed of two magnificent volcanos.
You’ll then reach the Ogasawara Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011. In this extraordinarily wild setting, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, you’ll discover volcanic landscapes of outstanding beauty: white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, coral formations, lush tropical forest, cliffs…
Located a few thousand kilometres off the coast of the main Japanese archipelago, and accessible only by the sea, these subtropical islands nicknamed the “Galapagos of the East” preserve incredibly rich fauna and flora: more than 40% of the 500 plant species are endemic.
Many marine mammals live in the deep waters of the underwater canyon on which the archipelago is located.
- Superior Stateroom Deck 3 – $6,290pp twin share
- Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3 – $6,780pp twin share
- Prestige Stateroom Deck 4 – $7,570pp twin share
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