Art and Culture of Japan
29 May - 8 Jun
10 Nights
11 Ports
Ponant

Art and Culture of Japan

29 May - 8 June 2018
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

11 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

29 May

Setting sail from Otaru

The charming port town of Otaru, on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido, is a common start and end point for cruises visiting both Japan and the Russian Far East. The town has a notable history, playing an important role in the herring trade during the 19th century, and this is reflected in the stone warehouses alongside the picturesque canal. It's only a small place, so if you run out of things to do then the city of Sapporo is just a half-hour train ride away, or you can explore the wild and beautiful landscapes of rural Hokkaido.

Our tip

Get out of the city to see the breathtaking mountain scenery in the region, not to mention the great beaches.

30 May

At sea

31 May - 2 June

Japan: Sado Island, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato

3 June

South Korea: Busan

4-5 June

Japan: Kita-Kyushu, Beppu, Oita

6 June

Japan: Hiroshima

7 June

Japan: Takamatsu

8 June

Arriving in Osaka

Osaka, Japan's third largest city, is a pulsating commercial hub, famous for its food and its fiercely independent spirit. This is where the conveyor-belt sushi restaurant was first invented, and the cityscape rivals Tokyo for neon-lit futurism. If you need respite from the urban sprawl seek out Osaka Castle and the surrounding Nishinomaru Garden, a particularly pretty spot during the cherry blossom season.

For once-in-a-lifetime tailor-made itineraries, Mundy Adventures specialises in expedition cruises to some of the most wonderful places on earth; places often only accessible by water.

The Ship

Your home from home

Ponant Cruises - Le Lyrial
Ponant - Le Lyrial stateroom
Ponant - Onboard cuisine

Sleek and stylish, Le Boréal, Le Soléal, L'Austral and Le Lyrial are wonderful small ships which blend luxury, intimacy with a discreet elegance and a tasteful décor.

What we love

The muted natural tones that make up the modern and minimalist interior of these excellent small ships are enhanced by playful splashes of colour which creates some of the most stylish ships we've seen. The accommodation is flexible; staterooms can be combined to create expansive suites and the restaurants live up to the outstanding gastronomic reputation that you'd expect from a French flag cruise line.

Capacity 264 Guests
Crew 140 Staff
Style Refined with a wonderful mix of a modern super yacht and nautical tradition, all with a French flair.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All soft drinks
  • Tea, coffee and pastries
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Expedition by zodiac on selected sailings
More about L'Austral

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Ryokan Ginrinso

Where to stay in Otaru

If you’ve always wanted to stay at a ryokan, Ginrinso could be a great choice – expensive, but pretty special.

Japanese rickshaw

Take a tour of Otaru

A local tour by ebisuya (rickshaw) is easy paced with a great guide thrown in.

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Art and Culture of Japan

29 May - 8 June 2018
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

11 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Founded in 1970, we have sold more luxury cruises for more years than anyone else in the UK.
Edwina Lonsdale
Matthew Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
Alex Loizou

Mundy Cruising was the very first cruise specialist in the UK. We have been making the best cruise holidays even better since 1970.

How? Simply by offering our clients more expertise, more personal service, more unique ideas, more fascinating add-ons, more fabulous freebies and finally (and vitally) more peace of mind.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP