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17-Day Grand Japan with Gion and Tenjin Festivals july 10 - july 27, 2023

17-Day Grand Japan with Gion and Tenjin Festivals

July 10 - 27, 2023

The Japan festival season reaches its height during the summer months of July and August. In July 2023 the Sisterhood will be sailing on the Diamond Princess where we'll not only travel around Japan and South Korea, but we'll also be participants in the Kyoto Gion Festival (on July 17 from Osaka and July 24 from Kobe) AND the Osaka Tenjin Festival on July 25th!

The Kyoto Gion Festival is Japan’s biggest festival with more than 1000 years of history, featuring massive “Yama” and “Hoko” floats weighing up to 12 tons and up to 80 feet high. The Osaka Tenjin Festival is one of Japan’s top three festivals and features processions through the streets of Osaka with an ornate portable shrine, ending in a parade of glowing boats and a spectacular fireworks display.

Closed to the world for over 200 years, today the ports of Japan glimmer with an otherworldly beauty. In Japan, you'll find an explosion of culture in every city and no matter where you end up, be sure to take in the eclectic architecture along the way, as temples and shrines give way to apartment blocks and izakaya pubs specializing in sushi rolls and sake rice wine. Japan's ancient culture will capture a piece of your soul. Old temples wafting with incense, impressive castles jutting into the sky and tatami-clad wooden homes await you with an air of magnificence.

Join Sisterhood Travels on this once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity. There is not a more economical, convenient, exciting way to see Japan than by cruising. Right now, the deposits are only $100 per person and fully refundable (deposit amount can change at any time based on Princess Cruises requirements). We cannot stress enough that this ship is selling out literally overnight because of its distinctive itinerary. We encourage you to book right away to secure your stateroom. NOTE: If you want to be matched with a roommate, we cannot make a booking for you until we have a roommate or you have one that you've secured on your own. Sisters can bring Misters on this cruise!

17-Day Grand Japan with Gion and Tenjin Festivals

PRICING INCLUDES:

  • 17 nights accommodations in the stateroom category of your choice on the Diamond Princess
  • All food and snacks 24 hours per day including room service
  • $100 per stateroom onboard credit
  • All mandatory port fees and gratuities
  • Standard Vacation Protection Insurance Plan through Princess Cruises
  • Premiere Beverage Package - Enjoy everything from cocktails, beer and wine to specialty coffees, smoothies, soda, juice and bottled water. Service charge included!
  • Unlimited WIFI - With Princess' best internet package, you can video chat and text with family back home, stream your favorite shows and check email
  • Crew Gratuities
  • Deluxe Goodie Bag

Our Cruise Itinerary

  • Monday, July 10, 2023 - Sail away from Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan at 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - Day at Sea
  • Wednesday, July 12 - Akita, Japan - 7am - 4pm
  • Thursday, July 13, 2023 - Kanazawa, Japan - 9am - 7pm
  • Friday, July 14, 2023 - Sakaiminato, Japan - 7am - 5pm
  • Saturday, July 15, 2023 - Busan, South Korea - 8am - 6pm
  • Sunday, July 16, 2023 - Day at Sea
  • Monday, July 17, 2023 - Osaka (for Kyoto), Japan- 6am - 7pm
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2023 - Toba, Japan - 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2023 - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan - 6:30 am - 5pm
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023 - Day at Sea
  • Friday, July 21, 2023 - Nagasaki, Japan - 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday, July 22, 2023 - Jeju, South Korea - 8am - 5pm
  • Sunday, July 23, 2023 - Day at Sea
  • Monday, July 24, 2023 - Kobe, Japan - 6am - 9pm
  • Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - Osaka (for Kyoto), Japan -  7am - 11pm
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - Day at Sea
  • Thursday, July 27, 2023 - Disembark Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Explore The Diamond Princess

Pricing

Double Occupancy in noted locations (prices can be lower or higher depending on stateroom and location selection)

  • Interior Staterooms (Aft) - $3388 + $255 taxes + $257.16 insurance = $3880.16 per person
  • Oceanview Staterooms (Mid-Forward - unobstructed) - $4468 + $255 taxes + $312.76 insurance = $5035.76
  • Balcony Staterooms (Midship) - $5598 + $255 taxes + $391.86 insurance = $6244.86 per person
  • Mini Suite (Mid-Forward) - $6868 + $255 taxes + 480.76 insurance = $7603.76 per person

Single Occupancy Rates:

  • Interior Staterooms (Aft) - $6096 + $255 taxes + $426.72 insurance = $6777.72
  • Oceanview Staterooms (Mid-Forward - unobstructed) - $8256 + $255 taxes + $577.92 insurance = $9088.92
  • Balcony Staterooms (Midship) - $9316 + $255 taxes + $652.12 insurance = $10,223.12
  • Mini Suite (Mid-Forward) - $11,916 + $255 taxes + 834.12 insurance = $13,005.12

Deposit & Final Payment

$100 per person - 100% refundable if you cancel your cruise before April 11, 2023

Final Payment Due on or Before: APRIL 12, 2023

What's Not Included

  • Airfare: We will assist you with booking your airfare
  • Transfers: we will arrange on request through Princess or through private transfer company
  • Pre- and Post Stays: We can customize a pre-cruise or post-cruise itinerary upon request (details available late 2022)
  • Any Optional Activities such as casino, spa, shore excursions and shopping

All pricing and availability subject to change without notice until booking is confirmed with a deposit.

For more information, contact us at info@sisterhoodtravels.com or call us at 910-742-5324