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Cherry Blossom Explorer: Luxury Cunard Japan Voyage & Mount Fuji Tour

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Queen Elizabeth
  • Duration 24 NIGHTS
  • Departure 27 March 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code ASA7865

Complimentary HOTEL STAY IN TOKYO

Complimentary TOUR OF MOUNT FUJI

A spellbinding natural marvel, immerse yourself in the blush-hued delights of Japan’s cherry blossom during an in-depth Cunard cruise, scintillating Tokyo stays, and a breathtaking Mount Fuji tour.

Your iconic adventure begins in Japan’s capital, Tokyo, before you’ll join Cunard’s beloved Queen Elizabeth for your awe-inspiring 18-night sailing of coastal Japan and South Korea. A bucket list experience, you’ll be immersed in the nation’s natural beauty, traditions, and culture, all while relishing Cunard’s iconic standards of maritime luxury. Highlights include calls to striking Aomori, compelling Nagasaki, and charismatic Kagoshima.

Disembarking in Yokohama, you’ll then transfer to Tokyo to fully embrace its scintillating atmosphere and fulfil the heart of your stay: a magical tour of Mount Fuji, featuring a sky ride and a boat trip, before a high-speed bullet train whisks you to Tokyo.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

18 night full-board cruise on board Queen Elizabeth

Complimentary Fully Escorted Tours

Tour of Mount Fuji including the Hakone Ropeway cable car

Boat trip across Lake Ashi

High-speed bullet train to Tokyo

Complimentary Hotel Stay

4 night four-star stay at the Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers

Overnight flight

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Tokyo

Your holiday begins as you fly from Australia to your destination.

Day 2
Tokyo: Hotel Stay

One of Asia’s most iconic megacities, Tokyo is where you’ll kickstart your adventure with a one-night stay. Here, you’ll be welcomed by the city’s mesmerising skyline, captivating culture, and charming traditions.

Overnight: Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel

Day 3
Tokyo: Embark Ship

Embark the regal Queen Elizabeth in Tokyo’s port, Yokohama. On board, you’ll enjoy Cunard’s unrivalled heritage, sense of occasion, and an array of activities including glamourous ballroom dancing, lawn bowls, and traditional Afternoon Tea.

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Day 4
Relax At Sea
Day 5
Aomori

Aomori, a captivating Japanese prefecture, unfolds with scenic beauty. Cherry blossoms, snow-covered landscapes, and rich traditions make it a charming destination, offering an authentic and serene escape in northern Japan.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Day 6
Relax At Sea
Day 7
Sakaiminato

Sakaiminato, a place where tradition and enchantment intertwine. Discover the charm of this coastal town, immerse yourself in its rich heritage, and let the magic of Sakaiminato ignite your soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Day 8
Busan

Embark on a transformative journey from picturesque Burravoe to vibrant Busan. Discover a captivating blend of modernity and tradition, indulge in tantalizing cuisine, immersing yourself in South Korea’s rich and dynamic culture. Unforgettable experiences await.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Day 9
Nagasaki

Discover the captivating spirit of Nagasaki, a city that rose from the ashes with unwavering resilience. From its rich history to vibrant culture, it’s a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Day 10
Relax At Sea
Day 11
Shimizu

Embrace the coastal allure of Shimizu, Japan. With its iconic Mount Fuji views, maritime charm, and historic sites, it’s a destination that invites you to immerse in Japanese culture and nature’s beauty.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Day 12
Tokyo

Experience Tokyo’s captivating contrasts. From serene shrines to bustling streets, traditional cuisine to vibrant nightlife, this city blends old and new in a mesmerising way. Tokyo satisfies every traveller’s desires for exploration and cultural immersion.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Day 13
Relax At Sea
Day 14
Beppu

Indulge in the tranquil haven of Beppu, Kyushu Island’s hot spring paradise. Surrender to rejuvenating waters, savour delectable cuisine, and immerse yourself in serenity. Let this blissful retreat revive your body, mind, and spirit.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Day 15
Relax At Sea
Day 16
Busan

Busan, South Korea’s bustling port city, captivates with its stunning beaches, vibrant street markets, and cultural richness. Home to the colourful Jagalchi Fish Market and the scenic Gamcheon Culture Village.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Day 17
Nagasaki

Visit Nagasaki again to further explore its picturesque harbour, historic sites, and vibrant culture, beautifully contrasts its tragic past.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Day 18
Kagoshima

Kagoshima, Japan’s volcanic wonder. Witness majestic Sakurajima, indulge in hot springs, and savor Southern charm. Let this city’s blend of nature and culture ignite your spirit of exploration.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Day 19
Kochi

Kochi, Japan, is a captivating blend of ancient traditions and modern delights. Discover its serene temples, captivating festivals, and pristine nature. A must-visit destination for cultural enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Day 20
Relax At Sea
Days 21 - 22
Tokyo: Disembark & Hotel Stay

Today you’ll disembark Queen Elizabeth and be transferred to Tokyo for a final three nights. Discover Japan’s fascinating city of contrasts from serene ancient shrines to dizzying neon-lit streets.

Overnight: Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel

Day 23
Mount Fuji: Tour & Tokyo Hotel Stay

Today, you’ll tour a sight unlike any other: the sacred Mount Fuji. Alongside your tour is a Hakone Ropeway cable ride that lifts you above active hot springs, and a boat ride along Lake Ashi.

Overnight: Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel

Days 24 - 25
Tokyo: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Your Tour Highlights

Mount Fuji
More than 200,000 people climb the snow-capped summit of Mount Fuji every year. Its elegant shape has long been depicted in art and literature and visitors can hike to the top or take the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car, admiring the view often shrouded by an atmospheric layer of cloud.
Hakone Ropeway Cable Car
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Hakone like never before with the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car. Soar above lush forests and witness the iconic Mount Fuji in all its glory. This unforgettable journey offers a unique perspective of Japan's natural wonders. Don't miss this chance to elevate your Hakone adventure.
Lake Ashi
In Lake Ashi you’ll take a boat across the still and peaceful water, enjoying the serene natural beauty of the Crater Lake. This picturesque lake offers incredible views of Mount Fuji, and your boat trip will also take you to see many of the shrines and museums that are dotted around the lake’s shores.
Mount Fuji
More than 200,000 people climb the snow-capped summit of Mount Fuji every year. Its elegant shape has long been depicted in art and literature and visitors can hike to the top or take the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car, admiring the view often shrouded by an atmospheric layer of cloud.
Hakone Ropeway Cable Car
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Hakone like never before with the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car. Soar above lush forests and witness the iconic Mount Fuji in all its glory. This unforgettable journey offers a unique perspective of Japan's natural wonders. Don't miss this chance to elevate your Hakone adventure.
Lake Ashi
In Lake Ashi you’ll take a boat across the still and peaceful water, enjoying the serene natural beauty of the Crater Lake. This picturesque lake offers incredible views of Mount Fuji, and your boat trip will also take you to see many of the shrines and museums that are dotted around the lake’s shores.

Queen Elizabeth

When Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II conducted the naming ceremony in her own honour in October 2010, she continued a marvellously regal formal cruising tradition. Cunard has maintained all the refined styling, amenities and service associated with the Golden Era of cruise sailing and added modern facilities, leisure, and entertainment opportunities.

Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are highlights of the glorious Cunard Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. You could dance the night away in the Queens Room at a themed ball, enjoy Afternoon Tea served by white-gloved waiters, or watch a polished production in the Royal Court Theatre. You’ll have three main gourmet restaurants to choose from, promising gastronomic delights to suit all tastes. And with spacious accommodation and two lovely pool areas, along with the Mareel® Wellness & Beauty sanctuary, you’ll enjoy a comfortable and relaxing cruise.

  • Occupancy 2081
  • Tonnage 90,900 tons
  • Length 965 ft (294.00 m)

Life on board Queen Elizabeth

Enjoy Cunard Queen Elizabeth’s spectacular heritage, sense of occasion and huge array of activities, including ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls and Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room.

dining

From classic British and French in the Britannia and Grills restaurants to the best steak onboard at The Verandah, plus a range of international cuisines at The Lido, there’s something to suit every taste.

  • Britannia Restaurant
  • The Lido
  • Steakhouse at The Verandah*
  • The Golden Lion*
  • Dinner at the Lido*
  • Al Fresco Dining*
  • Café Carinthia*
  • Britannia Club Restaurant^
  • Queens Grill+
  • Princess Grill**

Bars & Lounges*

  • Commodore Club
  • Garden Lounge
  • Gin & Fizz
  • The Golden Lion
  • Queens Room
  • Chart Room
  • Yacht Club
  • Casino

*Available at an additional cost

^Included when staying in a Britannia Club Balcony stateroom

+Included when staying in a Queens Grill Suite

** Included when staying in a Princess Grill Suite

Facilities

Browse the art gallery and luxury boutiques, try your hand at croquet and fencing or take part in fitness classes or deck games. Alternatively, relax by the Pavilion Pool or in Mareel® Wellness & Beauty.

  • Library
  • Open-air pool
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
  • Gala Evenings
  • Film screenings
  • Planetarium shows
  • Deck and board games
  • Sports facilities
  • Dance classes
  • Spa

entertainment

There’s never a dull moment with West End-style productions at the Royal Court Theatre, and a full live music programme, plus ballroom dancing in the Queens Room.

  • G32 Nightclub
  • Queens Room
  • Empire Casino
  • Illuminations
  • Royal Court Theatre

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Cabins & Suites

Cunard boasts some of the most spacious staterooms at sea, and each one comes with a myriad of services, features, and amenities for you to enjoy.

inside Prices from $7,999pp

Cunard Queen Elizabeth Inside Cabin

Cunard Queen Elizabeth’s well-appointed inside staterooms offer a haven of comfort and style for you to enjoy during your voyage. You’ll find thoughtful features and luxurious amenities throughout to ensure that extra special touch.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: ASA7865
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Oceanview Prices from $8,999pp

Cunard Queen Elizabeth Ocean View Cabin

Beautifully positioned to offer spectacular sea views, Cunard’s Oceanview staterooms provide a private escape from which to enjoy the sights of the horizon. The perfectly framed views are the ideal backdrop to your luxurious surroundings.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: ASA7865
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balcony Prices from $9,999pp

Cunard Queen Elizabeth Balcony Cabin

Escape to your own private outdoor space in one of Cunard’s obstructed view Balcony staterooms, where you can sit back and feel the crisp sea air on your skin. Complete with fabulous features and thoughtful amenities, you’ll be sure to be well looked after.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: ASA7865
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Grill Suite Prices from $16,999pp

Cunard Queen Elizabeth Suite Cabin
Cunard Queen Elizabeth Suite Cabin

Delight in breathtaking sea views that can be enjoyed from both inside and outside your Grill Suite. A voyage with a Grill Suite reservation will offer a whole new level of indulgence with the extra special touches of fine-dining experiences, and exclusive access to the Grills Lounge and Terrace

  • Complimentary room service
  • Satellite TV, illy coffee machine and world atlas
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Velour robe and slippers
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • A selection of fresh fruit, delivered daily
  • Sparkling wine and chocolates to welcome you on board.
  • Your own Grills Concierge for the duration of your stay
  • A spacious private balcony with table and chairs to relax in
  • A seven-pillow concierge menu
  • Freedom dining in the Princess Grill restaurant
  • Optional in-room dining from the Princess Grill menu
Cruise Code: ASA7865
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Your Hotel Stay

Tokyo

Included Hotel

Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel (Or Similar)

The four-star Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel offers a comfortable and convenient stay. With its prime location overlooking Tokyo Bay, you’ll enjoy stunning views and easy access to popular attractions. The hotel boasts modern and well-appointed rooms, ensuring a restful stay. Indulge in a variety of dining options, from Japanese cuisine to international flavours. Take advantage of the hotel’s fantastic amenities, including a fitness centre, spa, and rooftop terrace.

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