Shanghai, China – Due to popular demand, Star Cruises has enhanced its itineraries from Shanghai to meet International standards of 8-Day/7-Night voyages, now taking in the capital city of Tokyo and the iconic Mt. Fuji, two “must see” destinations in Japan, in addition to Osaka and Kagoshima. The new cruise season will begin on July 6 and extend to November 30 to also take advantage of the beautiful autumn foliage in Japan.
Known as the “Golden Land Route”, these tours also take in Mt. Fuji, the majestic symbol of Japan, and Kyoto, the historic capital of Japan. The cruise industry has also benefited from Japan’s popularity as a vacation destination, with over 2 million passenger destination days in the country in 2016.
A pioneer in the Asian cruise industry, Star Cruises is introducing an innovative 8-Day/7-Night “Golden Sea Route” cruise vacation alternative starting from $748 (50% off from the published rates!) per person based on twin occupancy. Guests aboard SuperStar Virgo can visit Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Osaka, with land tour options to include Kyoto, and Kagoshima, with spectacular views of the active volcano, Mount Sakurajima, in Kagoshima Bay. The 8-Day/7-Night “Golden Sea Route” cruise vacation will also appeal to families, with cabins on board SuperStar Virgo able to accommodate three to four guests.
“The average cruise length from China tends to be short, at 4 to 5 nights, with calls to secondary port cities. The cruise ship itself is the primary attraction,” says Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises. “Star Cruises’ new 8 Day/7 Night cruises will provide a step-change forward in the Chinese cruise experience with calls to four famous ports and bringing the cruise length to international standards where more than 50% of cruises are of 7-night duration. The extension of our itinerary to 8-Day/7-Night will bolster its appeal to the overseas market, which we believe will attract more International cruise travellers to Shanghai.”
On board, guests can enjoy an immersive Japanese experience with complimentary local delicacies such as takoyaki (octopus balls) from Osaka and sushigaku, a Tokyo specialty. Balcony and Admiral Class passengers will also receive a complimentary Yukata set. For onboard shopping, guests can also take advantage of a wide selection of popular Japanese merchandise and enrichment programs with a touch of Japanese flair available throughout the Shanghai homeport deployment, including floral arrangement and Origami classes providing guests a more in-depth appreciation of the Japanese culture.
Passengers will appreciate the ease of a cruise vacation as they can visit a variety of attractions through shore excursions that will focus on sightseeing with added local traditional shows in various ports prior to departure.
Book through your local travel agencies. You may also contact Star Cruises representative office, call (02) 836 6080 or visit Star Cruises official website at www.starcruises.com for more information.