Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Carnival Corporation announced the largest deployment ever by a global cruise line in Japan when it brings Sun Princess to the country for a spring to summer season of cruising in April 2013.
Princess Cruises in Japan will feature a 87-day program of nine cruises on seven different itineraries operating April through July of 2013 from both Yokohama and Kobe. The cruises will be from nine to 12 days in length.
The itineraries, which have been customized for the Japanese vacation market, will launch with the most significant national holiday of Golden Week, a nine-day cruise on April 27, 2013, which includes two days in Hakata during the renowned Dontaku Festival.
Highlights of other itineraries will include overnight stays at cities with popular annual festivals, destinations known for their natural hot springs, northern ports of Japan and foreign ports in Korea and Taiwan, among others. Pricing for cruises will start at 124,000 yen per person, double occupancy for a nine-day sailing.
This new season of cruises will open for sale on April 16, 2012 and the sailings, along with all other cruises sold in the Japan market for Princess’ worldwide destinations, will be sold in Japanese Yen.