Gems of China, Korea & Japan

28 April - 16 May 2019

Duration

18 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

13 Ports

28 April

Setting sail from Shanghai

Shanghai has long been China's most outward-looking, cosmopolitan city, as evidenced by the fascinating mixture of European and Oriental architecture. The Bund, a riverfront promenade flanked by grand colonial era buildings, is the city's most famous thoroughfare, while the Pudong financial district lights up the city skyline at night with its futuristic towers. Shanghai's restaurant scene is thriving like never before, with a number of Michelin-starred chefs setting up shop here, while Nanjing Road is the place to head for a spot of retail therapy, with its shiny shopping malls and luxury boutiques.

Our tip

Take time to stroll along the Bund where the Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classical and Renaissance style buildings of the west side are starkly juxtaposed with the super modern Pudong district.

29 April

China: Putuoshan

30 April

At sea

1 May

China: Yantai

2 May

China: Dalian

3-4 May

China: Beijing (Tianjin)

5 May

At sea

6-7 May

South Korea: Incheon (Seoul)

8 May

At sea

9 May

South Korea: Busan

10 May

At sea

11 May

Japan: Kanazawa

12 May

Japan: Osaka

13 May

Japan: Kita-Kyushu

14 May

Japan: Hiroshima

15 May

Japan: Takamatsu

16 May

Arriving in Kobe

Small in size and cosmopolitan in its outlook, Kobe is a thoroughly pleasant city with a long and distinguished history as one of Japan's main trading ports. Kobe's past as a commercial hub is reflected in its architecture, with a number of unusually European-looking houses, as well as a charming, if slightly touristy, Chinatown. Kobe is overlooked by Mount Rokko, and you can take a cable car to the top for marvellous views. The city is also an important centre for sake production, so it's a great place to sample Japan's most famous tipple.

Don't miss

Kitano-cho was the centre of foreign trade in the 19th century, so here you can find the former mansions, Ijinkan, which are open to the public. A great area to just wander around.

The Ship

Your home from home

Seabourn Cruises - Seabourn Odyssey in Venice
Seabourn Cruises - Odyssey, Quest and Sojourn - Veranda Suite
Seabourn Cruises - Odyssey, Quest and Sojourn - Aft pool

Any one of Seabourn's lovely little trio of spacious and elegant sisters is the perfect choice for a combination of contemporary style and traditional expert hospitality.

What we love

When Seabourn built Odyssey, Sojourn and Quest, over a period of just three years, we were delighted. Not only because each one is beautiful, but also because their similarity means that they are interchangeable, enabling you to travel all over the world in a familiar environment.

Capacity 458 Guests
Crew 330 International Staff
Style The contemporary décor appeals to a sophisticated and cosmopolitan crowd. With lots of outside space, you can enjoy an al fresco experience if you choose.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all restaurants including room service
  • Open bar policy throughout the ship
  • On board entertainment and lecture programme
  • Extensive spa and fitness facilities
  • Programme of daytime activities
  • Gratuities

YEAR BUILT

Odyssey 2009, Sojourn 2010, Quest 2011
TONNAGE 32,000 grt
Length 650 feet
Breadth 84 feet
Cruising Speed 19 knots
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Rooftop bar at The Peninsula Shanghai

Where to stay in Shanghai

So many fabulous hotels to choose from, but we would go for the Peninsula on the Bund.

Yuyuan Gardens, Shanghai

Another side to Shanghai

Wander the Yuyuan Gardens with its serene fish ponds, pretty pagodas and enjoy a rest from the crowds at the Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse, reached by a zigzag causeway designed to stop evil spirits.

Hotel La Suite, Kobe

Where to stay in Kobe

We like Hotel La Suite right on the waterfront.

Japanese sake

Around Kobe

Go to the Sake breweries in the Nada district – much of the best sake comes from this region.

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

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