Japan Cruises

A fusion of old and new awaits as you set sail on a cruise to Japan. Marvel at the medieval castles and ornate shrines as you travel Japan’s scenic coastline punctuated with traditional villages and modern cityscapes. From neon lit skylines to peaceful zen gardens and subtropical islands, there is an abundance of scenery and culture waiting to be discovered on a cruise around Japan.

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14 Days Osaka to Tokyo

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Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean International is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise holidays since its launch in 1969. Each successive...more class of ships is an architectural marvel and pushes the envelope of what is possible on a cruise ship. Onboard, the global cruise line has debuted countless industry 'firsts' – such as rock climbing, ice skating and surfing at sea – to capture the imagination of families and adventurous holiday-makers alike. Throughout, guests sail on exciting itineraries to some of the world’s most-popular destinations and enjoy Royal Caribbean’s friendly and engaging service.
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Budget:Premium
Known For:Something for Everyone
Fleet Size:27
Oceania
You can sail to the far corners of the globe on Oceania's small, luxurious ships, but you’ll always feel like you’re coming home to family. From the moment...more you step on board, you’ll feel cared for and cared about because our dedication to service comes from the heart. Our ships radiate warmth and character among their true elegance. All boast exquisite appointments and details one would only expect to find in a luxurious, private estate. With up to six open-seating, gourmet restaurants to choose from, dining is a central highlight of the Oceania Cruises experience and guests may dine when, where and with whom they wish.
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Budget:Luxury
Known For:Finest Cuisine at Sea
Fleet Size:7
Princess
Why Princess? Because you want to tell better stories. To immerse yourself in destinations near and far. To try new foods and encounter new cultures. To...more refresh your spirit and reconnect with those you love. Choosing a cruise line can seem tough, but Princess makes it easy. Because you want more than the usual cruise experience…you want to come back new. Discover what makes each port unique through the insights of local experts and crew members who sail with us to over 330 destinations.
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Budget:Premium
Known For:Relaxing Atmosphere
Fleet Size:17

Discover Popular experiences and highlights on a cruise around Japan

Marvel at Mt. Fuji

Marvel at Mt. Fuji

Admire the snow covered peak of Mt. Fuji as you travel through varied landscapes en route, then take in spectacular panoramas from its slopes.

Cultural Immersion in Kyoto

Cultural Immersion in Kyoto

Explore the cultural heart of Japan brimming with temples and shrines. From the famed Golden Pavilion to Nijo Castle, there's plenty to discover.

Island Time in Okinawa

Island Time in Okinawa

Switch to island time with a visit to Okinawa. Here you will find subtropical coastlines fringed by coral reefs and dotted with pristine beaches.

Old Meets New in Tokyo

Old Meets New in Tokyo

Explore this cosmopolitan city where tradition meets the cutting edge. Wander through serene Japanese gardens between traditional shrines, all nestled in the shadows of a neon-lit skyline pierced by skyscrapers.

Japan’s Seasonal Colours

Japan’s Seasonal Colours

Whether it is the pink pastels of the cherry blossoms in springtime, or the reddish-orange hue that coats the countryside in autumn, the seasonal shades of Japan’s countryside add colour to an already stunning canvas.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their cruises around Japan

Great Cruise Through inside passage Alaska   , QLD, Australia, Apr 2024
Amazing scenery that you wouldn't see anywhere else in the world, towering snow-capped mountains, and huge glaciers absolutely wonderful would recommend it to everyone.
Perfect Royal Princess Sydney to Yokohama   , Nelson, New Zealand, Apr 2024
Our first-time cruising with Princess and we'll definitely return. The Royal Princess is not a Wow looking ship, but it's absence of waterfalls, ice-skating rinks, shopping malls and the like really suited our style of cruising. The staff were all exceptional! The entertainment was fabulous, the meals were delicious and our bed was extremely comfortable! ...read more The itinerary included quite a few at sea days (one stretch of 4 days and another of 5 days) however the entertainment was ramped up so you never felt bored. We enjoyed the ports-of-call and had a mix of ship-booked excursions and doing it alone. The ship's excursions were very pricey and the main comment we heard was that they weren't worth the money.
Our booking experience with Georgie at Global Journeys was faultless! She kept us readily informed and couldn't have been more helpful. An excellent service.
Cunard lost it's shine?   , New Zealand, Mar 2024
Not sure I'd travel with Cunard again. This was my 14th cruise and 1st Cunard. It was chosen for destination and being rated a 5 star cruise line. Prior to this we did an Oceania cruise (just pre covid- 2019) and it was 5 star, however Cunard was not up the that standard. While I like the decor, some areas of the ship are getting a bit tired and need ...read more a refurbishment. Some of the crew were just going through the motions, a couple of the days trips were poorly organised and managed, and the trip included lunches were like being in a boarding school lunch room. Definitely not as many inclusions as other cruises, and actually felt a bit undervalued as a client
Fantastic experience     , Vic, Australia, Apr 2023
The Viking "Far Eastern Horizons" cruise was fantastic. The shore excursions were led by very experienced Japanese guides. The excursions gave us a snapshot look at some great Japanese cities- Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Osaka, Tokyo etc. and Taipei in Taiwan. The on board lectures given by historians on the history, culture and food of Japan were a wonderful ...read more adjunct for understanding our experience. The accommodation, food and entertainment on the ship were first class. Would thoroughly recommend this Viking experience. Attached a view of Mt. Fuji photographed from the dining room at breakfast!