36 Kagoshima Cruise Reviews

Kagoshima has an active volcano that erupts up to 300 times a year, so good chance of actually seeing eruption while there for the day if lucky to witness. Eruption is brief so must spot before cloud of smoke dissipate.
Kagoshima has an active volcano that erupts up to 300 times a year, so good chance of actually seeing eruption while there for the day if lucky to witness. Eruption is brief so must spot before cloud of smoke dissipate. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Booked a tour to visit the volcano island Sakurajima which had a small eruption as we approached.
Booked a tour to visit the volcano island Sakurajima which had a small eruption as we approached. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We took a taxi into town and got the hop on hop off bus. An extra special bonus was when the volcano decide to belch large puffs of smoke and ash. Not a good place to be if you have respiratory problems and I would imagine keeping your ... Read More
We took a taxi into town and got the hop on hop off bus. An extra special bonus was when the volcano decide to belch large puffs of smoke and ash. Not a good place to be if you have respiratory problems and I would imagine keeping your car clean would be a real hassle. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Kagoshima Scenic Ride - included 3 hour tour We visited Shroyama Park where we enjoyed views of Kagoshima and sakurajima volcano spewing ash. We then stopped at the Reimeikan museum to view cultural artifacts. The excursion then returned ... Read More
Kagoshima Scenic Ride - included 3 hour tour We visited Shroyama Park where we enjoyed views of Kagoshima and sakurajima volcano spewing ash. We then stopped at the Reimeikan museum to view cultural artifacts. The excursion then returned to the ship but we departed to explore further on our own and take the cruise provided shuttle back to the city from Dolphin Port. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We purchased a 2-day shuttle pass, but only used it the first day. We took the shuttle and explored the Dolphin Port, then walked downtown and walked through the shopping area. On our second day we hired a taxi to take us to the Chiran ... Read More
We purchased a 2-day shuttle pass, but only used it the first day. We took the shuttle and explored the Dolphin Port, then walked downtown and walked through the shopping area. On our second day we hired a taxi to take us to the Chiran Peace Gardens, Kamakaze Museum, and Samurai Gardens. It was about an hour drive, including a drive on a melody road, and we spent a couple of hours there before returning to the ship. It cost about $200 for the four of us. Our cab driver was amazing, and used a translator app on his phone to share all kinds of information with us. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Only did the included freebee, which took us to a cultural museum which was interesting. Customs procedure was long and ate into the time there. Not something Viking had any control over though.
Only did the included freebee, which took us to a cultural museum which was interesting. Customs procedure was long and ate into the time there. Not something Viking had any control over though. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
First time to Kagoshima. Took the extra bus (€15) into town rather than the taxi and this was better value. Nice place to visit.
First time to Kagoshima. Took the extra bus (€15) into town rather than the taxi and this was better value. Nice place to visit. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Took excursion to Sakurajima Island. Heavy fog again. Walked up path to view volcano but couldn't see it. :"Shopping stop" was in a dingy area where there was nothing a tourist would care to purchase.
Took excursion to Sakurajima Island. Heavy fog again. Walked up path to view volcano but couldn't see it. :"Shopping stop" was in a dingy area where there was nothing a tourist would care to purchase. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Beautiful town, interesting shops and restaurants. The volcano was active during our visit and worth getting up on side of mountain
Beautiful town, interesting shops and restaurants. The volcano was active during our visit and worth getting up on side of mountain Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
This was the best excursion HAL organised. Delightful city and we covered a good range of activities. Guide was average.
This was the best excursion HAL organised. Delightful city and we covered a good range of activities. Guide was average. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Quite uninteresting place with little character or charm. Weather didn’t do it any favours either
Quite uninteresting place with little character or charm. Weather didn’t do it any favours either Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shared a taxi with another couple to the Kamakazi Museum. 16,000 yen covered driver plus 2 hours wait. Extremely moving museum and much cheaper than shore excursion. We had visitited and were out by the time the shore excursions and ... Read More
Shared a taxi with another couple to the Kamakazi Museum. 16,000 yen covered driver plus 2 hours wait. Extremely moving museum and much cheaper than shore excursion. We had visitited and were out by the time the shore excursions and school groups arrived. Highly recommended Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
I enjoyed the visit to Arimura Lava Observatory. The weather was beautiful and had a clear view of the volcano. Sengan en gardens were beautiful, the luncheon was great. Enjoyed seeing the Shochu distillery and tasting room
I enjoyed the visit to Arimura Lava Observatory. The weather was beautiful and had a clear view of the volcano. Sengan en gardens were beautiful, the luncheon was great. Enjoyed seeing the Shochu distillery and tasting room Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Bullet train to Kakonudate to visit Samurai houses, ery interesting but a long walk from station.
Bullet train to Kakonudate to visit Samurai houses, ery interesting but a long walk from station. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
I went on the shore excursion that visited the samurai gardens in Chiran and the Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots. Although many exhibits were in Japanese, they had translated some of the letters, poems etc, that the pilots wrote before ... Read More
I went on the shore excursion that visited the samurai gardens in Chiran and the Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots. Although many exhibits were in Japanese, they had translated some of the letters, poems etc, that the pilots wrote before they flew off to their death and there was a short film in English. Kagoshima looked a very scenic port and I would have liked to have spent more time there. Cruise terminal has free wifi. The shuttle bus (US$10) dropped people off at the Dolphin Port where quite a few took the ferry across to Sakurajima, the active volcano. This is much cheaper than doing the shore excursion.You can see it puffing out ash from the ship if its clear. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
We did a 5 Hour tour of the Kagoshima area with an onboard English speaking guide. The tour was arranged through Princess and was worth the money. We normally don’t do organise tours but due to the location we thought this was the ... Read More
We did a 5 Hour tour of the Kagoshima area with an onboard English speaking guide. The tour was arranged through Princess and was worth the money. We normally don’t do organise tours but due to the location we thought this was the better option and I’m glad we did it this way. To do similar on your own would be more than difficult and certainly not as safe. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Volcano is excellent
Volcano is excellent Read Less
Sail Date April 2017

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