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Luxury Japan Voyage & Cherry Blossom Discovery

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Departure Date: 13 March 2026 - 19 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Westerdam
  • Duration 19 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range March 2026
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code ASA2239

Complimentary Mount Fuji Tour

Immerse yourself in the cultures and landscapes of Japan and South Korea during a luxury Holland America Line cruise followed by a Tokyo hotel stay and a tour of Mount Fuji.

Fly to Tokyo, where your journey begins with a one-night hotel stay before embarking the striking Westerdam for a 14-night East Asia voyage. Set sail for the highlights of Japan during the cherry blossom season, including Kochi, Kagoshima and Nagasaki. Cruising to South Korea, you’ll enjoy a night in port near Seoul ahead of reaching the charming Jeju Island and Busan, a cultural gem on the southern coast.

Japan then beckons once more, where you’ll explore Fukuoka and Kobe before disembarking back in Tokyo. Here, you’ll check in for a two-night Tokyo hotel stay including an immersive tour of Mount Fuji, which you’ll ascend via the Hakone Ropeway cable car.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

14 night full-board cruise on board Westerdam

Overnight in port in Incheon

Hotel Stay

3 nights four-star hotel stay in Tokyo at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

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

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers

Overnight flights

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.
The cherry blossom season is subject to changes based on weather conditions that may accelerate, delay or shorten the cherry blossom season.

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

Tokyo, a scintillating blend of modernity and tradition, juxtaposes neon skyscrapers with ancient temples and shrines. Uncover its rich history at Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace, then dive into the fun and frenzy of Golden Gai’s cosy bars.

Overnight: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Day 3
Tokyo: Embark Ship

Today you’ll embark Holland America Line’s Westerdam, a ship that combines the elegance of traditional cruise sailing with state-of-the art amenities, the finest eateries, health and fitness facilities, and dazzling entertainment.

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 4
Relax At Sea
Day 5
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: Westerdam

Day 6
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: Westerdam

Day 7
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: Westerdam

Day 8
Relax At Sea
Days 9 - 10
Incheon: Overnight in Port

Incheon, where tradition meets innovation. Embrace ancient temples, modern marvels, and a dynamic culture. Let this gateway to South Korea inspire your exploration and expand your horizons.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 11
Jeju Island

Escape to the paradise of Jeju Island, where stunning natural wonders await. Explore volcanic landscapes, pristine beaches, and lush forests. Indulge in delicious cuisine, immerse in local culture, and let Jeju’s beauty rejuvenate your soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 12
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: Westerdam

Day 13
Fukuoka

Experience the captivating blend of tradition and modernity in Fukuoka, Japan. With its rich history, vibrant cityscape, and warm hospitality, it’s a destination that ignites cultural exploration and connection.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 14
Relax At Sea
Day 15
Kobe

Experience Kobe’s captivating blend of tradition and innovation. Delight in exquisite cuisine and witness the resilience of a city that triumphed over adversity. Let Kobe ignite your senses and inspire your journey.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 16
Relax At Sea
Day 17
Tokyo: Disembark Ship & Hotel Stay

Disembark in Tokyo for a two-night hotel stay. Lose yourself in the upmarket boutiques, lavish cocktail bars and traditional sushi restaurants. Drink in the views from Roppongi Hills, and marvel at the flamboyant street fashion of Harajuku.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Day 18
Tokyo: Hotel Stay & Tour

Take a tour of Mount Fuji, the near-perfectly symmetrical volcano that rises above Tokyo. Ascend via the Hakone Ropeway cable car and explore the tranquil Lake Ashi, sailing across its serene waters to visit shrines and museums.

Meals Included: Lunch

Overnight: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Days 19 - 20
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.

Westerdam

Westerdam has been trusted by more than one million guests since its launch in 2003. Allow this splendid Vista-class vessel to carry you in comfort to some of the world’s must-see destinations.

With its abundant range of high-class dining options, Westerdam satisfies almost every conceivable gastronomic preference. Travellers on board can also delight in duty-free shopping and luxuriate in world-class spa facilities.

Infuse your evenings with magic, courtesy of Westerdam’s Broadway-style shows and movies under the stars, as well as the very best in live music.

With its three enticing swimming pools, a basketball court, and an impressive fitness centre offering daily classes, Westerdam serves up seemingly infinite opportunities for thrills.

Whatever activities you enjoy on your cruise, you will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy Westerdam’s renowned stabilised cruising technology, as you decompress on your journey across the ocean to your next captivating destination.

  • Occupancy 1964
  • Tonnage 82,348 tons
  • Length 951 ft (290.00 m)

Life on board Westerdam

This Vista-class ship presents guests with everything that they will require in order to enjoy their time on board, encompassing the finest eateries, health and fitness facilities, and entertainment venues, to cite just a few of the vessel’s attractions.

dining

The dining options on board Westerdam are diverse, and sure to please almost every imaginable palate and nationality. Whether you require a quick bite to eat or are in the mood for a multiple-course formal dinner, you can be sure of finding the right eateries for the occasion.

  • The Pinnacle Grill
  • Tamarind
  • The Dining Room
  • Rudi’s Sel De Mar
  • Nami Sushi
  • Club Orange
  • Canaletto
  • Taste of De Librije (European Sailings)
  • Lido
  • New York Deli and Pizza
  • Dive-in
  • Grand Dutch Cafe
  • Explorations Cafe
  • Gelato
  • The Culinary Arts Centre

Facilities

Make the most of a wide range of facilities on board the stunningly appointed Westerdam, from an extensive library to sports activities and a relaxing spa. It’s all about making the kinds of memories that you might rarely get to make in your lifetime – so whatever catches your eye, why not throw yourself in?

  • Library
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sport
  • Three pools (indoor and outdoor)
  • Whirlpools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Nursery
  • Kids Club
  • Youth Area
  • Shops
  • Laundry

entertainment

Westerdam makes available only the very best in evening entertainment for all guests, including such highlights as a stimulating casino, thrilling theatrical shows, and a welcoming nightclub at which to dance the night away.

  • Casino
  • Theatre
  • Nightclub

For prices please select your departure airport

Cabins and Suites

When it comes to picking from a wealth of utterly pleasurable and generously equipped staterooms and suites, you could scarcely make a finer choice of ship for your upcoming luxury cruise than Westerdam. Cabins are on offer that are suitable for single travellers and larger groups alike, catering to almost every possible preference and demand.

Inside Prices from $5,999pp

Holland America Westerdam Inside Stateroom

As the name suggests, these are elegantly appointed and cosy inside staterooms, all with ample space to relax, and a variety of amenities of which to take advantage. An Inside stateroom on board Westerdam really does present almost everything you could really require on your luxury cruise.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
Cruise Code: ASA2239
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Alternative Departure Dates
26 March 2026
26 Mar 2026
19 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Tokyo, Tokyo: Hotel Stay, Tokyo: Hotel Stay & Tour, Tokyo: Embark Ship, Kobe, ...
Fr From $6,499pp

Ocean View Prices from $6,699pp

Holland America Westerdam Outside Stateroom

It’s called “ocean view”, and that’s exactly what this large and high-specification stateroom provides. These cabins vary in their exact configuration, but you can certainly expect the kinds of views of the open ocean that will have you and your fellow travellers whipping out your cameras – not to mention approximately 174 to 180 square feet of space in which to stretch your legs.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Window
  • Desk
  • Separate seating area
Cruise Code: ASA2239
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
26 March 2026
26 Mar 2026
19 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Tokyo, Tokyo: Hotel Stay, Tokyo: Hotel Stay & Tour, Tokyo: Embark Ship, Kobe, ...
Fr From $7,299pp

Verandah Prices from $7,699pp

Holland America Westerdam Balcony Stateroom

Westerdam’s Veranda staterooms are elegantly designed and furnished, with many comfort-enhancing amenities, although these are far from their only attractions. That’s because they also offer plentiful natural light, thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a private veranda, giving passengers head-turning views of the ocean or port.

  • Signature Marine’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Separate seating area
  • Private verandah
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: ASA2239
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
26 March 2026
26 Mar 2026
19 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Tokyo, Tokyo: Hotel Stay, Tokyo: Hotel Stay & Tour, Tokyo: Embark Ship, Kobe, ...
Fr From $8,299pp

Signature Suite Prices from $9,499pp

Holland America Westerdam Suite Stateroom

Westerdam offers guests an almost unrivalled luxury experience with its Signature Suites. Each spacious suite is exquisitely decorated and includes state-of-the-art amenities. Expect floor-to-ceiling windows, a private verandah, two lower beds that can be converted to a single queen-size bed, and a formidable 372 to 384 square feet of space in which to unwind.

  • Mini bar
  • Sofa bed
  • Murphy bed
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Choice of firm, medium, or soft pillows
  • Private bathroom with shower, dual vanity, full-size whirlpool path and additional flower stall
  • Complimentary fresh fruit
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Generous storage
  • Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
Cruise Code: ASA2239
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
26 March 2026
26 Mar 2026
19 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Tokyo, Tokyo: Hotel Stay, Tokyo: Hotel Stay & Tour, Tokyo: Embark Ship, Kobe, ...
Fr From $9,699pp

Your Hotel Stay

Tokyo

Included Hotel

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba (Or Similar)

Situated on Tokyo’s scenic waterfront, the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba offers a peaceful and sophisticated retreat to return to after thrilling days exploring Tokyo. This hotel satiates all your dining desires with nine charming restaurants to choose from, including Teppanyaki Icho, which serves expertly crafted Japanese cuisine prepared from authentic seasonal ingredients. You can also enjoy a serene swim in the tranquil rooftop swimming pool, followed by a return to your elegant room boasting some of the best panoramic views of the city.

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