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5 Night
Okinawa & Ishigaki Cruise

Leaving:
Hong Kong
Visiting:
Okinawa, Ryukyu Island ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 1
    Hong Kong
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Okinawa
  • Day 4
    Ryukyu Island
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Hong Kong
Ship Details

Voyager of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Inside cabins have "virtual balconies," offering ocean views in rooms that normally have none

Cons

No consistency in dining room and buffet, food choices ranged from poor to great

Bottom Line

A good choice for anyone seeking a fun and active cruise experience

Reviews

Voyager of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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9 Night
Southeast Asia Cruise

Leaving:
Tokyo
Visiting:
Toba, Shikoku ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 2
    Toba
  • Day 3
    Shikoku
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 6
    Sakaiminato
  • Day 7
    Kanazawa
  • Day 8
    Sakata
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
Ship Details

Diamond Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Far more cultural immersion opportunities than on the usual cruise ship

Cons

English speakers are often in the minority, particularly on shorter cruises

Bottom Line

A great, easy way to discover Japan and its culture

Reviews

Diamond Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

22 Night
Far East Cruise

Leaving:
Shanghai
Visiting:
Pusan, Hong Kong ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Shanghai
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Hong Kong
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Nha Trang
  • Day 9
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Singapore
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Darwin
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Brisbane
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Majestic Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Wide range of venues, lots of entertainment and dining designed by Michelin-starred chefs

Cons

Might feel too big if you're used to smaller Australian ships

Bottom Line

A bigger offering of Princess Cruises' best, plus unique features not found on other ships

Reviews

Majestic Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

7 Night
Best Of Japan Cruise

Leaving:
Hong Kong
Visiting:
Kagoshima, Okinawa ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 1
    Hong Kong
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Kagoshima
  • Day 5
    Okinawa
  • Day 6
    Ryukyu Island
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Hong Kong
Ship Details

Voyager of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Inside cabins have "virtual balconies," offering ocean views in rooms that normally have none

Cons

No consistency in dining room and buffet, food choices ranged from poor to great

Bottom Line

A good choice for anyone seeking a fun and active cruise experience

Reviews

Voyager of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

36 Night
Far East & Alaska

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
Ketchikan, Sitka ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Inside Passage (Cruising)
  • Day 3
    Ketchikan
  • Day 4
    Sitka
  • Day 5
    Icy Strait
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Valdez
  • Day 9
    Seward
  • Day 10
    Kodiak
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Dutch Harbor
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Sakhalin
  • Day 20
    Hokkaido
  • Day 21
    Hokkaido
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 24
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 25
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 26
    Shimizu
  • Day 27
    Shimizu
  • Day 28
    Osaka
  • Day 29
    Hiroshima
  • Day 30
    Hiroshima
  • Day 31
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 32
    Nagasaki
  • Day 33
    Kagoshima
  • Day 34
    Cruising
  • Day 35
    Taipei (Keelung)
  • Day 36
    Cruising
  • Day 37
    Hong Kong
  • Day 38
    Hong Kong
Ship Details

Viking Orion - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

Many perks included in cruise fare, including one-of-a-kind thermal suite and fine dining

Cons

People looking for traditional cruise activities -- casino, glitzy production shows -- will be disappointed

Bottom Line

A solid value on a cruise ship that focuses on exploration onboard and ashore

Reviews

Viking Orion Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service4.5
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

14-night
Circle Japan Intensive Voyage

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Tokyo
Visiting:
Aormori, Akita ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Aormori
  • Day 4
    Akita
  • Day 5
    Kanazawa
  • Day 6
    Sakaiminato
  • Day 7
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 8
    Kitakyushu
  • Day 9
    Hiroshima
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Shikoku
  • Day 11
    Kobe
  • Day 12
    Kobe
  • Day 13
    Shimizu
  • Day 14
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 15
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
Ship Details

Azamara Quest - Azamara Club Cruises

Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

Con: Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

Bottom Line: Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

Reviews

Azamara Quest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value3.5

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  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

4 Night
Best Of Fukuoka Cruise

Leaving:
Beijing
Visiting:
Fukuoka, Beijing ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Beijing
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Fukuoka
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Beijing
Ship Details

Quantum of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Technologically advanced ship offers exceptional cabins and activities.

Cons

Ship has been modified for Chinese cruisers; Western dining is limited.

Bottom Line

Best if you get the ship's Asian focus and are fine sailing with other cultures/customs.

Reviews

Quantum of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining3.5
Service5.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

17 Night
Far East Cruise

Leaving:
Tokyo
Visiting:
Toba, Shikoku ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 2
    Toba
  • Day 3
    Shikoku
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 6
    Sakaiminato
  • Day 7
    Kanazawa
  • Day 8
    Sakata
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Kushiro
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Sakhalin
  • Day 15
    Otaru
  • Day 16
    Hakodate
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
Ship Details

Diamond Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Far more cultural immersion opportunities than on the usual cruise ship

Cons

English speakers are often in the minority, particularly on shorter cruises

Bottom Line

A great, easy way to discover Japan and its culture

Reviews

Diamond Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

4 Night
Best Of Nagasaki Cruise

Leaving:
Shanghai
Visiting:
Nagasaki, Shanghai ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Shanghai
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Nagasaki
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Shanghai
Ship Details

Spectrum of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Reviews

Spectrum of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

7 Night
Best Of Japan Cruise

Leaving:
Beijing
Visiting:
Fukuoka, Sakaiminato ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Beijing
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Fukuoka
  • Day 4
    Sakaiminato
  • Day 5
    Maizuro
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Beijing
Ship Details

Quantum of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Technologically advanced ship offers exceptional cabins and activities.

Cons

Ship has been modified for Chinese cruisers; Western dining is limited.

Bottom Line

Best if you get the ship's Asian focus and are fine sailing with other cultures/customs.

Reviews

Quantum of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining3.5
Service5.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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5 Night
Fukuoka & Kagoshima Cruise

Leaving:
Shanghai
Visiting:
Fukuoka, Kagoshima ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Fukuoka
  • Day 4
    Kagoshima
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Shanghai
Ship Details

Spectrum of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

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7 Night
Eastbound Bali-bali

Leaving:
Bali
Visiting:
Lombok, Komodo Island ... see more
Cruise Line:
Star Clippers
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  • Day 1
    Bali
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    Lombok
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Komodo Island
  • Day 4
    Pink Beach
  • Day 5
    Satonda
  • Day 6
    Lombok
  • Day 7
    Lombok
  • Day 8
    Bali
Ship Details

Star Clipper - Star Clippers

Pros

A glorious tall-ship sailing experience with an emphasis on water sports

Cons

Compact cabins show some wear

Bottom Line

Akin to an upscale summer camp at sea for adults who want to experience true sailing

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Star Clipper Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
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Value4.0

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2019 Best for Embarkation

43-day
Land Of The Rising Sun & Pacific Legends Collector

Leaving:
Yokohama
Visiting:
Shimizu, Kobe ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Yokohama
  • Day 2
    Shimizu
  • Day 3
    Kobe
  • Day 4
    Shikoku
  • Day 5
    Kochi
  • Day 6
    Kanmon Strait
  • Day 7
    Kanazawa
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Vladivostok
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sakhalin
  • Day 12
    Otaru
  • Day 13
    Hakodate
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Yokohama
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Hiroshima
  • Day 18
    Kanmon Strait
  • Day 19
    Nagasaki
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Amami Oshima
  • Day 22
    Okinawa
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Iwo Jima
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Saipan
  • Day 27
    Guam
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Equator (Cruising)
  • Day 30
    Jayapura
  • Day 31
    Wewak
  • Day 32
    Madang
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Rabaul
  • Day 35
    Cruising
  • Day 36
    Solomon Islands
  • Day 37
    Guadalcanal
  • Day 38
    Cruising
  • Day 39
    Cruising
  • Day 40
    Noumea
  • Day 41
    Ile of Pines
  • Day 42
    Cruising
  • Day 43
    Cruising
  • Day 44
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Maasdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

Con

Shows signs of age in some areas

Bottom Line

Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

Reviews
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Overall
4.0/5
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Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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5 Night
Far East Cruise

Leaving:
Fukuoka
Visiting:
Maizuro, Kanazawa ... see more
Cruise Line:
Costa Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Fukuoka
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    Maizuro
  • Day 3
    Kanazawa
  • Day 4
    Hamada
  • Day 5
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 6
    Fukuoka
Ship Details

Costa neoRomantica - Costa Cruises

Multinational guests and crew

Some two-story cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows

Squok Club has innovative children's programs

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Costa neoRomantica Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Embarkation

14-day
Land Of The Rising Sun

Leaving:
Yokohama
Visiting:
Shimizu, Kobe ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Yokohama
  • Day 2
    Shimizu
  • Day 3
    Kobe
  • Day 4
    Shikoku
  • Day 5
    Kochi
  • Day 6
    Kanmon Strait
  • Day 7
    Kanazawa
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Vladivostok
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sakhalin
  • Day 12
    Otaru
  • Day 13
    Hakodate
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Yokohama
Ship Details

Maasdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

Con

Shows signs of age in some areas

Bottom Line

Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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4 Night
Best Of Chan May Cruise

Leaving:
Hong Kong
Visiting:
Hue, Hong Kong ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Hong Kong
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Hue
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Hong Kong
Ship Details

Voyager of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Inside cabins have "virtual balconies," offering ocean views in rooms that normally have none

Cons

No consistency in dining room and buffet, food choices ranged from poor to great

Bottom Line

A good choice for anyone seeking a fun and active cruise experience

Reviews

Voyager of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Embarkation

13-night
Alaska To Japan Voyage

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Seward
Visiting:
Kodiak, Dutch Harbor ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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    Seward
  • Day 2
    Kodiak
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Dutch Harbor
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Kushiro
  • Day 13
    Hakodate
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
Ship Details

Azamara Quest - Azamara Club Cruises

Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

Con: Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

Bottom Line: Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

Reviews

Azamara Quest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.5/5
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Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value3.5

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11 Night
Southeast Asia Cruise

Leaving:
Tokyo
Visiting:
Akita, Aormori ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Tokyo (Yokohama)
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    Cruising
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    Akita
  • Day 4
    Aormori
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Sakaiminato
  • Day 7
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 8
    Kanmon Strait
  • Day 9
    Kochi
  • Day 10
    Tokushima
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
Ship Details

Diamond Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Far more cultural immersion opportunities than on the usual cruise ship

Cons

English speakers are often in the minority, particularly on shorter cruises

Bottom Line

A great, easy way to discover Japan and its culture

Reviews

Diamond Princess Reviews

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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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7 Night
Westbound Bali-bali

Leaving:
Bali
Visiting:
Giligenteng Island, Probolinggo ... see more
Cruise Line:
Star Clippers
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    Bali
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    Cruising
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    Giligenteng Island
  • Day 4
    Probolinggo
  • Day 5
    Bali
  • Day 6
    Senggigi
  • Day 7
    Lombok
  • Day 8
    Bali
Ship Details

Star Clipper - Star Clippers

Pros

A glorious tall-ship sailing experience with an emphasis on water sports

Cons

Compact cabins show some wear

Bottom Line

Akin to an upscale summer camp at sea for adults who want to experience true sailing

Reviews

Star Clipper Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
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Dining3.0
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Value4.0

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5 Night
Nagasaki & Fukuoka Cruise

Leaving:
Beijing
Visiting:
Nagasaki, Fukuoka ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Beijing
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Nagasaki
  • Day 4
    Fukuoka
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Beijing
Ship Details

Quantum of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Technologically advanced ship offers exceptional cabins and activities.

Cons

Ship has been modified for Chinese cruisers; Western dining is limited.

Bottom Line

Best if you get the ship's Asian focus and are fine sailing with other cultures/customs.

Reviews

Quantum of the Seas Reviews

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4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining3.5
Service5.0
Value4.0

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4 Night
Best Of Okinawa Cruise

Leaving:
Shanghai
Visiting:
Okinawa, Shanghai ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Shanghai
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Okinawa
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Shanghai
Ship Details

Spectrum of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

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Spectrum of the Seas Reviews

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0.0/5

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19 Night
Far East Cruise

Leaving:
Tokyo
Visiting:
Akita, Aormori ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Akita
  • Day 4
    Aormori
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Sakaiminato
  • Day 7
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 8
    Kanmon Strait
  • Day 9
    Kochi
  • Day 10
    Tokushima
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 13
    Wakayama
  • Day 14
    Kumano
  • Day 15
    Kochi
  • Day 16
    Kanmon Strait
  • Day 16
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 17
    Nagasaki
  • Day 17
    Gunkanjima
  • Day 18
    Aburatsu
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
Ship Details

Diamond Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Far more cultural immersion opportunities than on the usual cruise ship

Cons

English speakers are often in the minority, particularly on shorter cruises

Bottom Line

A great, easy way to discover Japan and its culture

Reviews

Diamond Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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Spectrum of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

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Far East Cruise

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Fukuoka
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Cruise Line:
Costa Cruises
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Costa neoRomantica - Costa Cruises

Multinational guests and crew

Some two-story cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows

Squok Club has innovative children's programs

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Highlights Of China & The Yangtze

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Beijing
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Sanctuary Retreats
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Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer - Sanctuary Retreats

Luxury cruising on China's Yangtze River

Passenger/crew ratio of 1:1

Private balconies and spacious spa

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