Southern Islands Explorer

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 13 nights
  • Departs 30 Oct 2019
  • Sails from Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Ship Diamond Princess
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1277409‍
  • Voyage code ‍M939A‍

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo (Yokohama) Wed 30 Oct 2019

Tokyo, Japan

A city where you’ll find centuries-old culture jostling for position next to cutting-edge technology – a fabulous blend of history and modernity that has to be seen to be believed.

Diamond Princess at sea

At Sea Thu 31 Oct 2019

Diamond Princess at sea
Busan, Japan

Busan Fri 01 Nov 2019

Busan, Japan

The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is your gateway to a fascinating land whose culture is a unique amalgam of old and new. Modern high-rise towers dwarf ancient Buddhist temples. The city's bustling business district offers a stark contrast to the serene grounds of Yongdusan Park. In short, Busan is a microcosm of South Korea, a nation whose startling economic success often obscures one of Asia's most sophisticated and venerable cultures. Busan was the scene of bitter fighting during the Korean War. The United Nations Memorial Cemetery marks the final resting place for the troops from 16 nations who gave their lives during the conflict.

Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki Sat 02 Nov 2019

Nagasaki, Japan

For most travelers, Nagasaki is a symbol of the horror and the inhumanity of war. An estimated 75,000 people perished in 1945 when the city became the second target of a nuclear attack. Today, Nagasaki's Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum draw visitors from around the world. But this beautiful city on Kyushu offers other sights. Often described as the San Francisco of Japan, the city occupies verdant hills surrounded by a deep-water bay. For three centuries, Nagasaki was Japan's sole window on the world. The city is also celebrated as the setting for Puccini's opera "Madame Butterfly."

Diamond Princess at sea

At Sea Sun 03 Nov 2019

Diamond Princess at sea
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo (Yokohama) Mon 04 Nov 2019

Tokyo, Japan

A city where you’ll find centuries-old culture jostling for position next to cutting-edge technology – a fabulous blend of history and modernity that has to be seen to be believed.

Diamond Princess at sea

At Sea Tue 05 Nov 2019

Diamond Princess at sea
Okinawa, Japan

Okinawa Thu 07 Nov 2019

Okinawa, Japan

The largest island in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Okinawa has been a center of trade and a source for conflict through its history. The island has been an independent kingdom, the feudal possession of a Japanese daimyo and a prefecture of Japan following the Meiji Restoration of 1866. Okinawa was the scene of bitter fighting during the closing days of World War II. Over 100,000 civilians perished and the island was left in ruins. A US military possession, Okinawa returned to Japanese rule in 1972. Naha is the island's largest city and the capital of Okinawa Prefecture. Okinawa is the birthplace of karate. One of the world's most popular martial arts, karate is a fusion of Chinese kung fu and traditional island martial arts.

Ishigaki Island, Japan

Ishigaki Fri 08 Nov 2019

Ishigaki Island, Japan
Keelung, Taiwan

Taipei (Keelung) Sat 09 Nov 2019

Keelung, Taiwan

The oldest Chinese reference to Taiwan dates back to the Han Dynasty in the 3rd century B.C. However, it wasn't until the 17th century A.D. that Chinese Hakka traders first settled on the island. These bold merchants were soon followed by European and Asian adventurers seeking to control and colonize the strategic island. The most famous migration of all occurred in 1948, when the government of the Republic of China fled the mainland. Taipei is Taiwan's capital city and one of the world's most important commercial centers. Despite its turbulent history, Taiwan today boasts an economy that is the envy of the world. Modern Taiwan is a world leader in the production of bicycles, computer chips, plastics, chemicals and computer notebooks. Taipei is a sophisticated modern metropolis that has not forgotten its rich traditional past. The port of Keelung is your gateway to Taiwan. Visit the bustling city of Taipei and other interesting areas surrounding on this fascinating island in the East China Sea.

Diamond Princess at sea

At Sea Sun 10 Nov 2019

Diamond Princess at sea
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo (Yokohama) Tue 12 Nov 2019

Tokyo, Japan

A city where you’ll find centuries-old culture jostling for position next to cutting-edge technology – a fabulous blend of history and modernity that has to be seen to be believed.

What's included *

  • 24-hour complimentary room service
  • All meals included, with Poolside Grill, Horizon Buffet and International Cafe. Plus, casual and fine dining options
  • Entertainment and Onboard activities
  • Original musicals created exclusively for Princess Cruises by Stephen Schwartz
  • Stargazing on top deck with Princess’ exclusive partnership with Discovery
  • Port lectures and Discovery at Sea Programmes
  • Movies Under the Stars with complimentary popcorn
  • Princess deck parties
  • Sports activities including basketball and table tennis
  • Rejuvenating Spa facilities to relax and be pampered
  • 100% Egyptian cotton bed linens
  • Adult only retreat on board
  • Luxurious accommodation with TV, hairdryer, safe & bathroom sundries
  • Youth and Teen programme
  • VIP service, speciality dining and 24-hour butler service for Suites

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Interior Two Lower Beds

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The Interior stateroom is approximately 168 to 182 square feet and richly appointed with fine amenities. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers. These features and fine amenities are standard in the Interior stateroom: Twin beds that convert to a queen size bed* Private bathroom with shower Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion 100% Egyptian cotton linens Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings Daily housekeeping service Evening bed turn-down *Due to some cabin configurations, the two twin beds may not convert to a queen size bed.

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IE Emerald Deck £1,509pp Enquire now
ID Baja Deck £1,529pp Enquire now
IC Lido Deck £1,549pp Enquire now
IF Lido Deck £1,489pp Enquire now

Oceanview Two Lower Beds

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The Oceanview stateroom is approximately 183 to 194 square feet and features a picture window for memorable views. The Oceanview stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers. These features and fine amenities are standard in the Oceanview stateroom: Picture window Twin beds convertible to a queen-size bed* Private bathroom with shower Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion 100% Egyptian cotton linens Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk 110V AC electrical outlet with U.S. plug fittings Daily housekeeping service Nightly turn-down service *Due to some cabin configurations, the two twin beds may not convert to a queen size bed.

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OF Plaza Deck £1,889pp Enquire now
OC Plaza Deck £1,994pp Enquire now

Premium Oceanview Two Lower Beds

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The Premium Oceanview stateroom is approximately 200 square feet and features a forward-facing cabin for memorable views. The Premium Oceanview stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities. These features and fine amenities are standard in the Premium Oceanview stateroom: Twin beds convertible to a queen-size bed* Private bathroom with shower Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion 100% Egyptian cotton linens Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings Daily housekeeping service Nightly turn-down service *Due to some cabin configurations, the two twin beds may not convert to a queen size bed.

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O5 Baja Deck £2,099pp Enquire now

Balcony Two Lower Beds

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The spacious approximately 237-square-foot Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities and outstanding views from an approximately 46-square-foot private balcony. Some staterooms also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers. These features and fine amenities are standard in the Balcony stateroom: Balcony with patio furniture Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed* Private bathroom with shower Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion 100% Egyptian cotton linens Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings Daily housekeeping service Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow *Due to some cabin configurations, the two twin beds may not convert to a queen size bed.

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BE Baja Deck £2,129pp Enquire now
BF Lido Deck £2,069pp Enquire now

The Ship - Diamond Princess

As one of only two Princess Cruises cruise ships built in Japan, it’s not surprising this exotic gem can often be found sailing to the most intriguing vacation destinations abroad. Great-tasting cuisine can be found throughout the cruise ship, including at our popular Italian restaurant, Sabatini’s®, where freshly prepared pasta creations reign supreme. In the elegant dining rooms, you’ll find sommeliers to help you enhance your meal with paired wines. Poolside, our hand-tossed pizza is always served to you just out of the oven. And, as an added bonus, both Movies Under the Stars® and The Sanctuary®, a tranquil haven exclusively for adults, have recently been added to Diamond Princess!

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