Prepare to immerse yourself in the charms of Tokyo followed by the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska, Canada and North America on Ecruising’s 28-night Japan, Alaska & San Francisco journey in May 2019.
This extraordinary Northern Pacific adventure from one of Australia’s leading cruise experts combines a cruise on board the luxurious Crystal Symphony topped and tailed by stays in iconic hotels in both Tokyo and San Francisco.
Begin your journey in Tokyo on May 23 where you will spend 3 nights at the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo and a chance to explore Japan’s largest metropolis at your leisure. From the timeless beauty of the Meiji Shrine to the glittering Ginza district and impressive Tokyo Tower, the city represents a unique and complex blend of East and West. Houses of wood and paper stand beside towering steel skyscrapers, while kimono-clad women stroll beside teenagers who have created a fashion all their own. Take in a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience, indulge your tastebuds at world class restaurants including Prego and Nobu Matsuhisa’s Silk Road, or just sit back in wonder at how 11 million residents can live so harmoniously side by side in one of Asia’s most intriguing cities.
Prepare to commence the next phase of your trip – as you embark on an epic 22-night on board Crystal Symphony on May 26. Trip highlights include a visit to Japan’s northernmost Island of Hokkaido with its wild mountains, virgin forests, sapphire lakes and surf-beaten shores, and Petropavlovsk on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, offering up stunning views of Avacha Bay and the surrounding volcanic mountains.
Across the Pacific, discover the glaciers and fjords of Alaska. Here you will explore the port of Dutch Harbor, on tiny Amaknak Island in the heart of the Aleutian Islands, home to unique and abundant wildlife including whales, seals, sea otters, porpoises and rare seabirds, and Kodiak Island, Alaska’s own Emerald Isle, magnificently verdant thanks to its plentiful summer rains. See icebergs calving off the Hubbard Glacier; explore Alaska’s gold rush history at atmospheric frontier town, Skagway; admire the symmetrical cone of Mount Edgecumbe and the countless green-tufted islands surrounding picturesque Sitka; and discover Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world – and a veritable paradise for both fishermen and nature-lovers.
Sail down the famed Inside Passage into Canadian waters, taking in stopovers at the charming city of Victoria and British Columbian capital, Vancouver, before finally disembarking in San Francisco on June 17 where you will spend your final 3 nights at The Westin St Francis on Union Square. Here you can take a stroll through Chinatown, shop at Union Square, wander along Fisherman’s Wharf and explore giant redwoods and artistic Sausalito across the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge. And for wine buffs, a Full Day Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour is the ultimate indulgence – with visits to some of America’s leading wineries.
Ecruising’s 28-night Japan, Alaska & San Francisco journey departs from Tokyo on May 23, 2019 and is priced from $14,559 per person twin share including return economy airfares from Australia, all accommodation including a free upgrade to a Balcony cabin on board Crystal Symphony, transfers, and complimentary select fine wines, champagne, premium spirits, soft drinks and bottled water on board the cruise.
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