Alaska Crossing to Japan

30 August - 25 September 2018

Duration

26 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

17 Ports

30 August

Setting sail from Vancouver

Cosmopolitan Vancouver is a city that rewards exploration, an eminently liveable place and an easy gateway to the natural beauty of British Columbia. The culinary scene here is a particular draw, with seafood galore and some fantastic Asian restaurants, and the city has also been at the forefront of the craft beer movement. Verdant Stanley Park is a favourite of locals and visitors alike, while Kitsilano's beaches and wooden houses are wonderfully picturesque. Cultural attractions tend to be on a smaller scale than you'd expect from a city of this size, but the thrill of stumbling across one of Vancouver's quirky little galleries is all part of the city's appeal.

Our tip

Canadians call their one-dollar coins “loonies” (because it bears the image of a loon) and their two-dollar coins “toonies” so sort out your vocabulary and talk like a local!

31 August

At sea

1 September

United States: Ketchikan

2 September

United States: Misty Fjords

3 September

United States: Wrangell

4 September

United States: Sitka

5 September

United States: Tracy Arm Fjord

6 September

United States: Haines

7 September

United States: Juneau

8 September

At sea

9 September

United States: Kenai Fjords National Park

10 September

United States: Seward

11 September

United States: Homer

12 September

United States: Kodiak

13 September

At sea

14 September

United States: Unga Island

15 September

United States: Dutch Harbor

16-22 September

At sea

23-24 September

Japan: Kushiro, Miyako

25 September

At sea

26 September

Arriving in Tokyo

Tokyo is a dazzling introduction to Japan and its utterly unique culture. With more neon than Las Vegas and more Michelin stars than Paris, it's a real assault on the senses, but an efficient public transport system means it's easy to explore. Asakusa is an atmospheric district where you'll find Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple, Akihibara spills over with shops selling electronic gadgets, and Harajuku is the place to marvel at the latest colourful Japanese fashions. It's also easy to escape the crowds and find a spot of peace and quiet, with tranquil parks, shrines and lotus ponds dotted around the city.

Don't miss

The world’s busiest pedestrian crossing at Shibuya. Take the metro to the station of the same name and watch as thousands cross simultaneously when the traffic lights turn red.

The Ship

Your home from home

Windstar Cruises - Star Pride
Windstar Cruises - Star Breeze Jacuzzi
Windstar Cruises - Star Pride Balcony Suite

Recent additions to the Windstar fleet, these former Seabourn ships are hugely popular little vessels, for good reason.

What we love

These small ships accommodate just 212 guests in large and recently refurbished all suite accommodation. There's a choice of restaurants and comfortable lounges and plenty of deck space. The ship's marina ensures you can enjoy the complimentary watersports when anchored in hidden bays and tiny coves.

Capacity 212 Guests
Crew 140 International Staff
Style This is laid-back luxury at its best with relaxed informal days, refined yet comfortable evenings and a friendly and welcoming crew.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues including room service
  • Soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas
  • Welcome cocktails
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Unlimited use of all watersports equipment
More about Star Legend

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver

Our favourite hotel in Vancouver

If you’re not committed to the waterfront where the ships come in, we love the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

Grizzly bear at Knight Inlet, Canada

Stay a little longer in Canada

If you’ve time, set aside a couple of days to travel to Knight Inlet Lodge for bear viewing.

Park Hotel Tokyo

Extend your stay in Tokyo

The Park Hotel at Shimbashi in the Shiodome Media Tower offers premium rooms with great views from the 25th floor up!

Cycle lane in Tokyo

Get on your bike

The 25km Tokyo Great Cycling Tour is one of the city’s greatest trips. See both secret back streets and landmark attractions on this full day extravaganza.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP