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Hosted Taiwan & Isles of Southern Japan Cruise

Join this hosted, ultra-luxury, springtime voyage through Taiwan and the dazzling isles of southern Japan.

Enjoy this exciting cruise onboard the Seabourn Quest and savour an ideal escape for travellers seeking authentic experiences away from the crowds of traditional tourist destinations. This subtropical paradise presents travellers with the perfect opportunity for relaxation on diverse and pristine beaches, as well as exploration of enchanting mangrove forests. Fall in love with a bustling port city situated in northern Taiwan, just 25 kilometers northeast of Taipei, it serves as a gateway to the island's beautiful northeastern coast. Known for its vibrant street food scene, stunning natural scenery, and rich cultural heritage.

 

14 Day Taiwan & Isles of Southern Japan Cruise
Seabourn Quest  | April 13 - 27, 2025  Roundtrip Yokohama 
Onboard Hosts Shane Maddaford & Izumi Ogawa 

Oceanview Suite - CA $14,847 per person inc. taxes & fees

Veranda Suite - CA $17,547 per person inc. taxes & fees

 

Exclusive Bonus: Onboard Hosts & Welcome Reception + your choice of a $200 Personalized Experience Credit per person OR $200 Shipboard Credit per person. 

 

Your Ship: Seabourn Quest

Seabourn Quest is the third iteration of the vessel design that has been called “a game-changer for the luxury segment.” True to her Seabourn bloodlines, wherever she sails around the world, Seabourn Quest carries with her a bevy of award-winning dining venues that are comparable to the finest restaurants to be found anywhere. Seabourn Quest offers a variety of dining options to suit every taste and every mood, with never an extra charge.

Join us on this exciting itinerary and immerse yourself in the wonders of Japan and Taiwan.

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

Yokohama, Japan

Board ship
Depart - 5:00 pm


Upon arrival in Yokohama, transfer to your ship - the Seabourn Quest to start to cruise adventure.

Day At Sea



Each day on board offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment and enriching activities.

Day At Sea



Each day on board offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment and enriching activities.

Amami (Naze), Amami Oshima, Japan

Arrive - 8:00 am | Depart - 6:00 pm

Amami Oshima is the ideal escape for travelers seeking authentic experiences away from the crowds of traditional tourist destinations. This subtropical paradise presents travelers with the perfect opportunity for relaxation on diverse and pristine beaches, as well as exploration of enchanting mangrove forests. As the gateway to the largest of the Amami Islands, Amami showcases a unique blend of cultures, with a heritage that fuses mainland Japanese traditions and the influences of Okinawa's Ryukyu Kingdom. Visitors can savour the island's traditional cuisine, featuring fresh seafood and unique flavours, such as Umibudo (sea grapes) and the regional specialty, keihan. Nature enthusiasts will be captivated by the island's rich biodiversity, including the endangered Amami rabbit, found nowhere else, and numerous rare and endemic bird species. Birdwatchers and wildlife lovers will find plenty to marvel at on this unspoiled island.

Naha, Japan

Arrive - 8:00 am | Depart - 6:00 pm

Okinawa’s capital was heavily damaged during World War II. Its most famous landmark, the Chinese-style Shuri Castle, is a reconstruction, but well worth visiting, especially its impressive Shureimon gate, a UNESCO Heritage Site. Just nearby, a couple of relic sites remain: the stone houses and cobbled walkways of the Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, and the tranquil Shikina-en Garden. The Okinawa Prefecture Museum and Art Museum reveals a great deal of the local history. Okinawa has long been famous for a distinctive style of ceramic wares, which are still made in Naha’s Tsuboya neighbourhood. Visit the Tsuboya Pottery Museum to earn about the craft, then stroll the shops along Yachimun Street to pick up some examples as souvenirs.

Miyakojima (Hirara), Miyako, Japan

Arrive - 8:00 am | Depart - 6:00 pm

Miyako Island is 300 km south of Okinawa island, and is famous for its beaches, said to be Japan’s most beautiful. Maehama beach is for swimmers, while Yoshino has great coral reefs for snorkelers and the white-sand Sunayama has dramatic rock formations. Cape Higashi-Hennazaki is a long, narrow cape with the picturesque lighthouse at the end. The city’s Botanical Garden boasts over 1600 tropical varieties. Nakasone Tuyumya was an important leader of Miyako and the Okinawan people in the 16th century. Near the port in Hirara is memorial to him and his descendants, a designated national cultural asset. At the island’s north end, the graceful Ikema Ohashi bridge leads to the small Ikema Island.

Keelung (Taipei), TaiwanApr 19, 2025 - Apr 20, 2025

Arrive - 8:00 am (Apr 19) | Depart - 6:00 pm (Apr 20)
Overnight!

Keelung’s biggest claim to fame is Keelung Night Market, one of the best night markets in Taiwan. Perhaps you will want to visit Zhongzheng Park, one of the best places to visit in the daytime, the hilltop park has commanding views of the port. Walk up to Big Buddha Temple, where there are children’s activities and several Buddhist statues, including the giant white Guanyin Statue overlooking the port. You can even climb up inside the statue. At the northeastern entrance to Keelung Port, Heping Island is an excellent getaway. Heping Island Park features some lovely natural saltwater swimming pools and coastal scenery. These are just a few ideas, there are enough worthwhile sights in Keelung to entertain you by spending a whole day or night there.

Ishigaki Island, Japan

Arrive - 7:00 am | Depart - 3:00 pm

Closer to Taiwan than to Japan’s main islands, the Yaeyama group is a volcanic archipelago known (though not widely) for its coral reefs and clear waters. Ishigaki is the main hub, and attracts mostly Japanese visitors with inside information about the Caribbean-like appeal of the place. A part of the Okinawa Prefecture, the island is ringed by beaches that vary from sandy expanses to whole strands made up entirely of broken, bleached and tumbled coral. The land itself is mostly given over to palm forests and pineapple plantations. Capes such as Hirakubozaki on the west side, or Uganzaki at the northern tip, are marked by lighthouses and offer nice views. At Kabira Bay no swimming is allowed, due to culture of black pearls, but glass-bottom boats offer views of the colourful sea life. Other beaches welcome snorkelers, swimmers and windsurfers.

Day At Sea



Each day on board offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment and enriching activities.

Nagasaki, Japan

Arrive - 8:00 am | Depart - 6:00 pm

Nagasaki’s fine natural harbor on Kyushu island was mostly of local interest until Portuguese explorers landed there in 1543. It quickly flourished as a trading centre for European and Asian merchants, which continued throughout its history. It also developed into an important industrial centre. Because of its open status, the city harboured a significant Christian community, as well as a bustling Chinatown. During World War II, Nagasaki’s concentration of military and industrial sites made it a target of repeated Allied bombing raids, culminating in a nuclear bombing on August 9, 1945, the second, and to date the last use of a nuclear weapon in war. As in Hiroshima a few days before, the devastation from the aerial explosion of the “Fat Man” plutonium bomb was horrific. An area of over 2.5 square miles was flattened, and about 80,000 people were killed directly, with an equal number suffering injuries. Now rebuilt, and with a thriving industrial and shipbuilding economy, Nagasaki still attracts visitors with the relics of its history up to and including the atomic bombing.

Kagoshima, Japan

Arrive - 8:00 am | Depart - 6:00 pm

Tucked into a deep-cut bay at the southern end of Kyushu Island, this port has been compared to Naples in Italy, because it is also dominated by views of an active stratovolcano, Sakurajima. Enjoy its magnificence from the Shiroyama Observatory, or from the tranquil Edo-period Senganen Japanese Garden. Ishibashi Park has three Edo-era stone bridges, of five originally built at the end of the 19th century. Near the port is the impressive Kagoshima Aquarium, with seven floors of displays including the massive Kuroshio Tank maintaining a current that sustains large specimens including a whale shark.

Day At Sea



Each day on board offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment and enriching activities.

Shimizu, Japan

Arrive - 8:00 am | Depart - 6:00 pm

A busy port located on the Suruga Bay, Shimizu is renowned for the surrounding views of Mt. Fuji. One of the most famous is from Miho no Matsubara, a shoreline lined with groves of lovely pine trees that is a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. One tree, said to be over 650 years old, plays a part in a popular folkloric myth. On clear days, the snow-capped cone can also be viewed from the heights of the Nihondaira Plateau overlooking the city and the bay. Near the port, the four-story S Pulse Dream Plaza shopping mall boasts a museum dedicated to sushi!

Yokohama, Japan

Disembark
Arrive - 7:00 am


Today marks the end of your stunning Taiwan & Southern Japan cruise.

Cruising on a Seabourn ship is unlike any other form of travel. The experience is luxurious, yet relaxed — elegant, yet casual — sumptuous, yet understated. Seabourn’s intimate ships visit the most desirable destinations worldwide, sailing to the heart of landmark cities, as well as to hidden gems where larger vessels cannot follow. Seabourn ships attract interesting people, who seek to share experiences beyond the expected in places beyond the ordinary. Their acclaimed staff offers a unique style of heartfelt hospitality that is sincere, thoughtful and personal.

Terms & Conditions

Featured prices are cruise only, per guest based on double occupancy and are inclusive of Cruise Fare, Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses. All savings amounts are included in the fares shown. Fares are in the currency indicated. All fares are valid at the time of publication. Fares are subject to change based on availability and other considerations.   Discounts available on select sailings departing 2025 and beyond. Excludes full world and grand voyages. Savings on select sailings. Discounts are based on promo code NB* and are valid on select sailings. Discounts applies only to the gross cruise-only base fare and Taxes, Fees or Port Expenses (TF&PE). Discounts are not valid on any optional packages including but not limited to: air, private car transfers, or pre/post packages. Offer is subject to availability and may be capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. Seabourn reserves the right to correct errors. Ships’ registry: Bahamas. ©2024 Seabourn.

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