Wonders of Japan Cruise (2018)

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​Experience scenic, compelling Japan, visiting unique ports and rarely seen wilderness areas in luxury on board exclusively chartered 'L'Austral.'
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2019 Wonders of Japan
We have released our 2019 Wonders of Japan dates and are now taking pre-registrations. 
30 May -  12 June 2019 
Contact us to register your interest and secure the best cabin choices on the 2019 departure.*
*Dates are subject to change. 

Experience scenic, compelling Japan, visiting unique ports and rarely seen wilderness areas in luxury on board exclusively chartered 'L'Austral.' Listen to fascinating lectures from A&K's award-winning expedition team and choose from a variety of enriching experiences en route.

A&K Advantages

  • Gain incomparable insight into Japan as you travel in the company of A&K's award-winning expedition team, local experts and guides
  • Cruise aboard luxurious, exclusively chartered 'L'Austral,' with no more than 199 guests for optimal comfort
  • Travel with peace of mind knowing all gratuities, shore excursions and bar drinks are included
  • Discover Japan in a way only possible by small ship, visiting unique ports and off-the-beaten-path wilderness areas
  • Be among the first cruise passengers to visit the village of Karatsu
  • Visit Gyeongju, Korea, ancient dynastic capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Reflect on Japan's turbulent history and witness its miraculous resurgence at Hiroshima
  • Witness a private performance by the world-renowned Kodo drummers
  • Enjoy fascinating onboard discussions and experiences on Japanese art and culture, history, geology, economy and horticulture
  • Choose from a wide array of included shore excursions, including opportunities to delve deeper into Japan's culture, architecture, arts and natural history
  • Set out on incomparable art experiences during visits to the Chichu Art Museum, O'Hara Museum of Art and the Adachi Museum of Art
  • Enjoy exclusive welcome and farewell ceremonies in select ports of call


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