JAPAN JUBILATION – Fly Cruise in Springtime to Japan 2021

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Laperouse
Package Departs
11 Mar 2021
Package Duration
18 Nights
Embark Ship
Haiphong, Vietnam
Disembark Ship
Osaka, Japan
Deluxe Stateroom - Balcony Prestige Stateroom Deck 4 - Balcony Prestige Stateroom Deck 5 - Balcony
AU $12,995
per person
AU $14,375
per person
AU $14,900
per person

Package Duration: 16 nights Fly, Cruise & Stay
Package starts: 11th Mar 21 from Australia
Cruise starts: 13th Mar 21 from Haiphong Vietnam
Cruise ends: 26th Mar 21 into Osaka
Package ends: 28th Mar 21 in Osaka Japan
Back in Australia by: 29th Mar 21

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS:
– UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Ha Long Bay, the Itsukushima Shrine and its vermilion torii on Miyajima (from Hiroshima), the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima.
– A spectacular sail around Ha Long Bay, amidst scenery of stunning beauty.
– An overnight stay in Hong Kong, city of lights: with its unforgettable bay, modern buildings reaching towards the sky, typical markets and lively shops.
– Shanghai, a modern and cosmopolitan city, blending skyscrapers, gardens and night life.
– After your cruise discover Osaka, one of the biggest Japanese metropolises, and its famous castle, and the ancient imperial capitals of Kyoto and Nara.
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RATES in AUD per person from*
Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony was $16340 – EARLY booking offer price from AU $12,995*pp
Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony was $17995 – EARLY booking offer price from AU $14,375*pp
Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony was $18705 – EARLY booking offer price from AU $14,900*pp
Twin DS Deluxe Suite was $25810 – EARLY booking offer price from AU $20,195*pp
Single DEL Deluxe Balcony was $30005 – EARLY booking offer price from AU $17,495*
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JAPAN JUBILATION Fly, Cruise & Stay package prices includes:
– Return economy class airfare** from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Hanoi and ex Osaka on return inc tax with a full service carrier including luggage and meals
– One way transfer from Hanoi airport to hotel
– 1 nights accommodation at The Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel (or similar) with breakfast
– One way transfer from Hanoi hotel to port at Haiphong
– 13 night boutique small ship cruise aboard Le Laperouse from Haiphong to Osaka including: All meals while on board the ship | Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner | Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands) onboard cruise | Evening entertainment and shipboard events | Onboard cruise ship room service 24h (special selection) | Port taxes
– One way transfer from Osaka port to hotel
– 2 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel, Osaka
– FREE full day tour to Kyoto from Osaka (own arrangements to/from tour meeting/ending points)
– One way transfer from Osaka hotel to airport

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (30Sep19). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. **All airfares/taxes based on 2020 schedules/rates and are subject to change until bookable approx 10 months prior to travel. Once issued, all airfare/taxes are due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here (based on early booking 25% discounted rates with Ponant - all discounts factored in) may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Offer ends 30Nov19 or until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 30 Sep 2019 to 30 Nov 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
11 Mar 2021 Fly Australia to Hanoi
12 Mar 2021 Arrive Hanoi, Transfer to hotel
13 Mar 2021 Transfer to port at Haiphong, embark Le Laperouse ship

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
13 Mar 2021
Haiphong, Vietnam
06:00 PM
14 Mar 2021
Halong Bay, Vietnam
15 Mar 2021 At sea    
16 Mar 2021
Hong Kong
overnight
17 Mar 2021
Hong Kong
18 Mar 2021 At sea    
19 Mar 2021 At sea    
20 Mar 2021
Shanghai, China
overnight
21 Mar 2021
Shanghai, China
22 Mar 2021
Nagasaki, Japan
23 Mar 2021
Karatsu, Japan
24 Mar 2021
Hiroshima, Japan
24 Mar 2021
Miyajima Japan
25 Mar 2021
Takamatsu, Japan
26 Mar 2021
Osaka, Japan
07:00 AM

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
26 Mar 2021 Transfer to hotel, Osaka at leisure
27 Mar 2021 Full day tour to Kyoto
28 Mar 2021 Transfer to airport, Fly Osaka to Australia
29 Mar 2021 Arrive Australia

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
Deluxe Stateroom
   
Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
   
Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
   
Deluxe Suite Deck 3
   

13 Night cruise departing from Haiphone to Osaka onboard Le Laperouse.

Set off to encounter age-old civilisations during a 15-day cruise in Asia aboard Le Lapérouse. A PONANT itinerary taking you from Vietnam to Japan via China.

From Haiphong, you’ll discover the Bay of Ha Long, a real jewel of Vietnam. Sailing among the limestone pillars, grottos and arches of this site with its surreal atmosphere will undoubtedly be the defining moment of your cruise.

A former British colony, Hong Kong is unlike any other city. Hiding behind the crowds and the neons are temples and markets, a strange mix of modernity and tradition.

Le Lapérouse will then set sail for Shanghai, a futuristic city with a thousand faces. In this Chinese megalopolis with contrasting architecture, the spirit of the 1930s still seems to reign over certain streets, particularly in the Bund waterfront area.

In Nagasaki, don’t miss out on the visit of the Peace Memorial, built in tribute to the victims of the atomic bomb in 1945.

We will call at Hiroshima, the gateway to the Miyajima, home to the majestic Shinto Shrine, whose entrance is guarded by a magnificent vermilion torii.

You will disembark in Osaka, a modern, forward-looking city, in the heart of the Japanese archipelago.

Highlights of this cruise:

Haiphong
On the banks of the Red River Delta, Haiphong is one of Vietnam’s three major ports. Contemporary and outward-looking, the city also has a rich past. One stunning example of its old colonial town is the Du Hang pagoda, the gateway to Hanoi, the county’s capital and a symbol of its anti-colonial struggle. Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam’s independence here in 1945, where his body rests in the middle of the Ba Dinh square in his mausoleum. A few hundred metres away is the wrought-iron fence that surrounds the Presidential Palace and the delicate One Pillar Pagoda. Further south, kick back in the peace and quiet of the Confucian Temple of Literature.

Ha Long Bay
Located 170 kilometres east of Hanoi, in the gulf of Tonkin, Halong bay is a marvel of marvels. A must for all who wish to soak up the spirit of Vietnam, at once peaceful and mysterious. You’ll sail into the heart of this legendary natural beauty, not surprisingly listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Over approximately 1,500 square kilometres, the famous bay offers an infinite quasi supernatural and ghostly spectacle of limestone pillars rising from the sea in all shapes and sizes, sculpted by nature for centuries. This exceptional scenic beauty of this site includes myriad creeks, caves and other interior lakes to feast your eyes on.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong, known as the “Fragrant harbour”, bordered by the South China Sea, is a heady place attracting tourists from the world over. This former British colony today combines ultramodern shopping malls and authentic markets like the Ladie’s Market or the night market on Temple Street. At first sight, you’ll be overwhelmed by the city’s architecture which, because of lack of ground space, reaches skywards, with its 1,250 skyscrapers and other towers. Believing is seeing, so if you go up to Victoria Peak, the highest point on the island, you’ll see a dizzying and unforgettable view of the bay.

Shanghai
Set in the most amazing geographic location, Shanghai has fast become the largest economic and commercial hub in China. Although this futuristic megalopolis is the capital of excess, it still has soul. See for yourself as you stroll around the Bund district, emblematic of old Shanghai. From here, you can reach People’s Square, a must-see vast and luminous space bordered by historical monuments. In the former French concession, you’ll be able to appreciate the charm of the most Westernised of Chinese cities: a haven of peace in the heart of an urban jungle!

Nagasaki
Located on the north-west coast of Kyushu, Nagasaki will impress you by its rich heritage. Despite the destruction in 1945, you can visit several ancient sites, including the beautiful 19th-century Catholic Church of Oura and its garden, the sanctuary of Suwa Shrine or several Buddhist temples. A visit to the Atomic Bomb Museum gives you insight into the extent of the damage caused by the nuclear attack. Close by, a walk in the Memorial Peace Park leads you to a collection of objets d’art offered as a gift from Japan to the world.

Karatsu
Karatsu Bay is edged with long sandy beaches and a huge pine forest that was planted over 350 years ago to protect the coast from the winds and tides of the Genkai Sea. From the top of the donjon of Karatsu Castle or Mount Kagami, you will be able to admire magnificent panoramas. In the north of the Higashi-Matsuura Peninsula, the waves have eroded the lava plateau and carved a magnificent natural site, the seven Nanatsugama Caves, out of the basalt. The city of Karatsu is famous for the quality of its pottery, which is influenced by the craftsmanship of nearby Korea. Very fine pieces are displayed in the city’s galleries and at Karatsu Castle, alongside magnificent samurai armour.

Hiroshima
Visiting Hiroshima is a moving experience. The town spreads along Honshu Island, along the inside coasts of Seto. While firmly focused on the future, Hiroshima doesn’t forget its past, and a visit to the Peace Memorial Park and Genbaku Dome is a must. You’ll enjoy the city’s modern, cosmopolitan atmosphere and effervescent nightlife just as much as the peaceful stillness of its natural parkland areas such as splendid Shukkei-en, the town’s historic garden.

Miyajima Island
At the heart of the Inland Sea, Miyajima, the “island sanctuary” will reveal its treasures. In the background you will see the Shinto Grand Sanctuary, whose entrance is guarded by a magnificent vermillion “Torii“. Considered to be one of the most beautiful sites in the Japanese islands, you will be transported by the unique character and the serenity of this sacred site.

Takamatsu
A former fortified city, ruled over by the Matsudaira clan from the Tamamo castle with its seawater moats, the city is home to one of the most beautiful classic gardens in Japan, the Ritsurin. It was created by the barons of the city at the start of the Edo period, during which time gardening became a profession in its own right. Its landscape incorporates Mount Shiun in the background, an example of what is known as the shakkei technique, which uses the surrounding landscapes to increase the beauty of the gardens.

Osaka
Like its big sister Tokyo, Osaka is the product of ancestral traditions and amazing technological innovations. And despite its size, its location on the Pacific Ocean give it a sense of serenity. The main historic landmark is the 16th-century Osaka Castle, which stands proud in the midst of majestic skyscrapers. The lively streets of Dotomburi and the bizarre Shinsekai district attract thousands of locals and visitors. A multitude of restaurants offer menus full of regional specialities: takoyaki, made with octopus, and other succulent dishes such as kushikatsu kebabs.

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Lapérouse will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with 5-star service.

Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 131 metres
  • Maiden Voyage: June 2018
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 184
  • Officer Nationality: French
  • Ship Registration: France

Ship Amenities

  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Satellite Television
  • Ipod Players
  • Video on Demand
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bath Robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi

Ship Facilities

  • Reception Desk
  • Boutique
  • Zodiac
  • Water Sports including Kayaking & Paddle-Boarding
  • Pool Deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Solarium
  • Pool Bar & Lounge
  • Theatre
  • Main Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Panoramic Lounge
  • Spa & Fitness Centre

EXPERIENCE CRUISING ANOTHER WAY, DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF YACHT CRUISES.

Our mission is to transport you to mythical destinations and secret ports only accessible to small capacity ships.

To offer the delights of a French-inspired cuisine in an intimate environment – a discreet service where no attention to detail is spared – and unforgettable moments of relaxation on board elegant yachts of character.

To combine sophistication and conviviality, with priority given to authentic experiences, emotions and the ongoing quest for excellence.

Yacht cruises: more than a cruise, a privilege…

Attentive, professional, discreet and elegant, the fully bilingual service on board will meet your every desire. Our unique atmosphere is filled with a signature sentiment: a warm welcome from an experienced crew who are passionate about what they do, in the tradition of private yachting.

In the dining areas, our gourmet cuisine is worthy of top fine dining restaurants: exquisite wines are available, and menus are created with expertise by our skilled chefs with a French-inspired menu enhanced by specialties from our various ports of call.

Pleasure, enrichment, discovery: relax – we take care of everything…

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* Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Please submit any data errors/omissions you may notice on this site.

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