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Sea of Okhotsk Explorer: Japan & Far East Russia
1 Jun - 14 Jun
13 Nights
10 Ports
Swan Hellenic

Sea of Okhotsk Explorer: Japan & Far East Russia

1 June - 14 June 2022
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

13 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

1 June

Setting sail from Yokohama (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.

Our tip

Brave the metro subway system. It’s efficient, fun and easy to use. The staff are unfailingly polite if you get confused or lost. Live like the locals but avoid rush hours!

2 June

At sea

3 June

Japan: Hakodate

4 June

At sea

5 June

Russia: Korsakov

Korsakov, Sakhalin Island, Russia

6 June

Russia: Tyuleniy

7 June

At sea

8 June

Russia: Yankicha Island

9 June

Russia: Atlasova Island

10 June

Russia: Matua

11 June

Russia: Natalii Bay

12 June

At sea

13 June

Russia: Korsakov

Korsakov, Sakhalin Island, Russia

14 June

Arriving in 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.

Don't miss

Here’s a weird thing – there is a thriving Venetian glass industry here, dating back to the need for glass fishing floats.

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

Swan Hellenic - SH Minerva in Antarctica
Swan Hellenic - SH Minerva - Sauna
Swan Hellenic - SH Minerva - Balcony Cabin

SH Minerva & SH Vega are stylish and contemporary expedition vessels that reinvent the Swan Hellenic of old.

What we love

SH Minerva & SH Vega carry just 152 guests to destinations including Antarctica, the Arctic, the Russian Far East, Europe, Indonesia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. The Scandi chic interiors are flooded with natural light, while thoughtfully designed public areas are geared towards wildlife viewing and enjoying spectacular polar scenery. The main Swan Restaurant hosts breakfast, lunch and dinner, complemented by the Club Lounge for casual dining and drinks, while other facilities include a photography lab, sauna and base camp-style mudroom.

Capacity 152 Guests
Crew 120 Staff
Style Relaxed and refined

Inclusions

  • All meals
  • Selected alcoholic drinks
  • Tea, coffee and soft drinks
  • WiFi
  • One night pre-cruise hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Shore excursions (Antarctica, Arctic and Russian Far East)
  • Branded parka and hire of rubber boots (Antarctica, Arctic and Russian Far East)
  • Airport transfers
  • Lecture programme
  • Gratuities and taxes
More about SH Minerva

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.

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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Sea of Okhotsk Explorer: Japan & Far East Russia

1 June - 14 June 2022
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

13 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

Ship

SH Minerva of Swan Hellenic

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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
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom
Matthew Lonsdale

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 more peace of mind.

We're happy to do all of that over the phone. 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