Pop Culture Kings of Asia

16 October - 27 October 2018

Duration

11 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

8 Ports

16 October

Setting sail from 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.

17 October

Japan: Shimizu

18-19 October

Japan: Osaka

20 October

Japan: Okayama

21 October

Japan: Hiroshima

22 October

At sea

23 October

South Korea: Jeju

24-25 October

South Korea: Incheon (Seoul)

26 October

At sea

27 October

Arriving in Beijing (Tianjin)

Home to 11 million people and an astonishing six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Beijing is an exhilarating and at times overwhelming introduction to China's distinctive history, society and culture. Brave the smog and feast your eyes on the majestic Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, along with an ever-expanding roster of spectacular modern architecture, including the iconic Bird's Nest Stadium, star of the 2008 Olympic Games. The old Beijing is still alive and well, and we recommend exploring the maze of narrow alleyways known as hutongs, where you'll find traditional shops, markets and restaurants.

Our tip

Covering an area larger than the Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven gives an insight into the practices of the ancient Eastern civilisation, and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is particularly pretty.

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
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.

Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing

Where to stay in Beijing

We think the Aman at Summer Palace is really special.

Great Wall of China

Excursions from Beijing

Within reach of the city are various sections of China’s Great Wall. We think Mutiyanya is the most scenic and the best to visit, and a private tour to help avoid the crowds is a must.

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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