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Cherry Blossoms and Snow Monkeys with Ultimate Japan

NCL Cruises Norwegian Jewel
Date 28th Mar 24
Nights 13 Nights
Tokyo, Japan
Fly, arrive and transfer to your hotel for a three-night stay.
Tokyo, Japan
A day trip to see a Snow Monkey in Yudanaka. (Self-Guided) Catch a bullet train from Tokyo up to Nagano in the Japan Alps today, using the Rail Pass. Meet a guide in Nagano Station and catch a Limited Express train from Nagano to Yudanaka today. The journey will take approximately 45 minutes. Please see the tickets provided for details of the train schedule and your seat reservations. Upon arrival in Yudanaka, our guide will accompany you by bus and a 30-minute walk to Jigokudani Park to see the snow monkeys keeping warm in the hot springs. Please wear sensible footwear and warm clothes. Guide, transport and entrance fees are included. After finishing the tour, you will take a train back to Nagano, say good bye to our guide and make your own way back to Tokyo.
Tokyo, Japan
Enjoy a day at leisure.
Tokyo, Japan
Transfer to the port to board Norwegian Jewel for your ten-night cruise.
Nagoya, Japan
Nagoya, the capital of Japan's Aichi Prefecture, is a shipping hub in central Honshu and home to museums and gambling parlours. Originally completed in 1612; the restored Nagoya Castle features artefacts and exhibits from the Echo Period. Stop by Atsuta Jingu, a prominent shrine surrounded by trees containing a sacred sword. Discover 125 fascinating species at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Watch phenomenal whale and dolphin shows at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. Visit Osu for Japanese crafts, modern fashion buys, and hip pop-up restaurants and taco joints. Osu Kannon is a 14th-century Buddhist temple which houses a library of impressive classical works.
Kochi, India
Kochi is a Japanese prefecture located on Shikoki Island known for its mountains, rivers, and Pacific beaches. Pay a visit to one of Japan's best preserved feudal castles of the 1600s, Kochi-jo. Beside the castle, find Hirome Market brimming with local cuisine, unique souvenirs, and clothing boutiques. Every year, the famous Yosakoi Festival attracts hundreds with its dancers, colourful costumes, and spectacular fireworks display. The 4km limestone Ryuga Cave took 175 million years to form and is one of Japan' most historical sites. A leisurely stroll around Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden is the perfect escape. Chikurin-ji is a Shington temple founded in the early eighth century; ideal for a flavour of traditional Japanese architecture and culture.
Kagoshima, Japan
Kagoshima is a charming seaside city on Japan's Kyushu Island, best known for the active volcano Sakurajima that faces Kinko Bay. At the base, Nagisa Lava Trail winds through lava fields filled with boulders. The stunning Japanese gardens and former residence of a feudal lord, Sengan-en, offers guided tours and mesmerising volcano views. For a flavour of the city's history, Kagoshima Castle is a must-see or head to Museum of the Meiji Restoration to experience sound, light, and robots as they present a three-dimensional portrayal of the Meiji Restoration. Marvel at views of the spectacular Mount Shiroyama or dolphin-watch and visit the family-fun parks at the iconic Kagoshima Bay.
Busan, South Korea
A large port city in South Korea, Busan is well-known for its beaches, mountains, and historic temples. Visit Gwangalli Beach for views of the modern Diamond Bridge and a selection of lively bars. The Buddhist shrine Beomeosa Temple can be found at the base of Geumjeong Mountain with many great hiking trails. If you're a seafood lover; Jagalchi Market will impress you with its array of fresh catches. Head to the soaring Busan Tower to experience its viewing deck for spectacular vistas across the city. The 14th-century seaside Buddhist temple Haedong Yonggungsa awaits. Perhaps relax on the golden sands of Haeundae Beach and take in breathtaking views of Busan as you work on your tan.
Nagasaki, Japan
The Japanese city of Nagasaki sits on the northwest island of Kyushu. The city's buildings are spread across hillside terraces overlooking a natural harbour. Nagasaki is most famous for suffering an Allied nuclear attack in August 1945 during World War II, an event which is commemorated in the city's Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Park. Take a boat trip over to Gunkanjima Island, once home to the area's thriving coal mining community that was abandoned in the 1970's. Escape to the tranquil surroundings of Glover Garden and view Glover Residence, the former home of Scottish merchant Thomas Blake Glover and the oldest Western-style wooden building in Japan. Visit the unique turtle-shaped Fukusai-ji Temple and also the Kofukuji Temple or spend a few hours at Huis Ten Bosch amusement park. No trip to Nagasaki would be complete without admiring Nagasaki’s unique skyline from Insayama Observation Deck, especially after dark.
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Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto is home to one of the three most famous natural sights in Japan. Visit Amanohashidate, a pine covered sandbar that spans the mouth of the Miyazu Bay as well as other national and historical landmarks. Tourist spots of the Kansai Region can be accessed within 90 minutes from the port. Take a trip to San'in Kaigan Geopark, known as the museum of local topography and geology. Blessed with natural history, it makes for an interesting location to observe local culture and history.
Mount Fuji, Japan
Mount Fuji is an active volcano near the Pacific Ocean coast in the Yamanashi and Shizouoka prefectures of Japan's central Honshu; approximately 100km southwest of Tokyo. Commonly known as 'Fuji-san'; its last eruption was in 1707. At 3,776m it is Japan’s tallest peak with a base of about 125km in circumference and a diameter of 40 to 50km. Around the jagged edges of the crater are eight peaks - Hukusandake, Izudake, Jojudake, Kengamine, Komagatake, Kusushidake, Mushimatake, and Oshaidake. Mount Fuji's northern slopes are lined with the Fuji Five Lakes - Lakes Yamanaka, Kawaguchi, Sai, Shoji, and Motosu. The mountain has been a pilgrimage site for centuries; it’s considered one of Japan’s three sacred mountains and is surrounded by shrines and temples. Mount Fuki is also a popular choice for summit hikes; especially during July and August. Its iconic profile is the subject of countless works of art, especially the Edo Period prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige.
Tokyo, Japan
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Roundtrip airfare included
  • Overseas transfers included throughout 
  • Stay 3 nights at the 4* Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo
  • Ideal location for exploring the city during Cherry Blossom season
  • Superior Room with breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Day trip to Yudanaka in the Japan Alps 
  • Inclusive rail pass by bullet train to Nagano
  • Guided rail journey to Yudanaka
  • Guided walk in the Jigokudani Park to see the snow monkeys keeping warm in the hot springs
  • Sail away for 10 nights  on Norwegian Jewel
  • Full board meals
  • Upgrade to NCL's Free at Sea for £199pp and receive premium beverages, speciality dining, excursions discounts & Wi-Fi
Why Book
Why Book
  • Visit Meiji Shinto Shrine, Tokyo Imperial Palace and Tsukiji Market during your two-night stay in Tokyo
  • Enjoy Kyoto and take a trip to San'in Kaigan Geopark, known as the museum of local topography and geology

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Norwegian Jewel
Dine differently every day onboard Norwegian Jewel with 15 restaurants and the freedom to dine when you want and wherever your palate leads you. Immerse yourself in the hottest entertainment at sea including Australia’s own Burn the Floor direct from their worldwide tour. Relax in comfort and style with a wide range of staterooms and suites including The Haven by Norwegian®, an exclusive cruising experience like no other.
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Food & Drink


Every cruise fare includes beautifully crafted menus in our two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. From fresh-baked breads, desserts and pastries to our chefs' original dishes made with the freshest ingredients, your dining can be as fine or fun as you want.

Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, our complimentary dining options include two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, our Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chef's Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.


Dining aboard Norwegian is about having choices. Enjoy delicious comfort foods as well as more exotic choices from our many complimentary dining options. Or widen your palette further and choose from our speciality restaurants for a cover charge or á la carte. Whether it's a cheeseburger you have a desire for, or Coq au Vin, your dinner is ready when you are. And if you book a Speciality Dining Package, you can savour an array of our speciality restaurants for one special price.

Enjoy a night of gastronomic proportions at one of our many speciality restaurants. Sip your favourite cocktail as you select from choice cuts of Angus beef at Cagney's Steakhouse. Enjoy delicious pasta made with the freshest ingredients inside our rustic and chic Italian eatery, La Cucina. Or savour French cuisine at Le Bistro. No matter what you choose, our speciality dining options feature the tastes you'll crave.


Mix it up with an Exciting Variety of Bars & Lounges

Norwegian Jewel features up to 15 bars and lounges, each with its own unique vibe. Dance to the ultraviolet energy at Bliss Ultra Lounge. Sip champagne, sake or scotch. Lounge poolside with an umbrella drink. Play pool at the pub. Follow your mood and mingle.

With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favourite may take a few days. Pop some bubbly and toast to the good life inside Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar. Kick back with a cocktail then dance it out at Spinnaker Lounge. Or work on perfecting your tan as you relax poolside at Topsiders Bar. Whether you're looking to meet up with friends or make new ones, there's always an opportunity to mix it up.

When it comes to the entertainment on Norwegian Jewel, there's never a dull moment. Enjoy a magical evening with our magician and comedy show. Get mesmerised by awe-inspiring acrobatics at Le Cirque Bijou. Groove to disco during our newest show, Velvet. Or don your best attire and dance the night away during Norwegian's Night Out. It's showtime. All the time.

From top to bottom and from bow to stern, Norwegian Jewel has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of our covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all at our award-winning Casinos at Sea®. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa. With so much to do, we'll always have you coming back for more.

Forget to pack something? No worries! Our gift shops onboard carry everything you'll need for fun in the sun. Shop from a variety of souvenirs, cosmetics, clothing, snacks and sundry items. Treat yourself at our duty-free shops full of fantastic savings on fine jewellery, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco.

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Health & Fitness

When you want some "me" time, look no further than Mandara Spa®. Relax with a hot-stone massage, one of over 50 speciality treatments offered. At our onboard spas, treatments range from the classic to the luxurious. Let our pampering professionals soothe and rejuvenate you with facials, massages, acupuncture and a full menu of services.

From top to bottom and from bow to stern, Norwegian Jewel has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of our covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all at our award-winning Casinos at Sea®. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa. With so much to do, we'll always have you coming back for more.

Kids & Teens

Families play better together on Norwegian. From dodgeball to cupcake decorating, there are lots of activities all over the ships. Plus, with complimentary youth programmes, kids can learn to juggle at Circus School in Splash Academy and teens have the coolest themed parties in Entourage. Add exclusive NickelodeonTM entertainment at sea for kids of all ages – even the grown up ones – and your family holiday gets awesome. While the kids are having fun, so can you, indulging in a spa treatment, enjoying a leisurely meal or just switching off. And when it comes to bedtime, family-friendly accommodation gives everyone the elbow room they need. Night, night.

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Terms & Conditions
Advertised offers based on 2 adults sharing the lowest category stateroom/cabin/suite unless otherwise stated. Single supplements may apply. All offers subject to availability and can change without notice and may go up or down in price. Advertised prices based on the cheapest UK departure airport and travel date (other dates and departure airports may incur a supplement). *New qualifying bookings made for any open for sale 3+ night sailings made before the 30 March 2023 for individual FIT reservations and new created qualifying groups (delegates with names) for all stateroom categories. Cannot be held as a new or existing traditional or group block (except 50% discount). Not applicable to affinity / FS group types (except 50% discount). Free at Sea upgrade charge depends on cruise length – £149pp for cruises of 6-8 days; £199pp for cruises of 9-11 days. 3rd and 4th guest pay taxes only available on select sailings, and only valid where 1st and 2nd guests on booking pay full fare. 50% cruise discount apply to total cruise only fare of all guests subject to exceptions below. New individual FIT reservations cannot be moved into an existing speculative / traditional / gross group. Cannot be held as a group block and is not combinable with Interline or net rates. Offer is capacity controlled and can be withdrawn at any time. Some exclusions apply. Offers non-transferable, non-refundable, have no monetary value and cannot be substituted or customised. Hays Travel’s recommended hotels based on traveller reviews, prime locations, and popularity. Additional restrictions may apply. Hays Travel reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions. COVID: We highly recommend all guests travelling be fully vaccinated before travel. Proof of vaccination may be required for any overseas destinations or sailings. Please ensure you check government guidelines and cruise lines for all up to date information. Cruise lines may require proof of vaccination status at the terminal prior to boarding. Failure to provide this evidence may result in denial of boarding at the guest’s own expense, however current government guidelines at the time of booking may result in a change to this information. Onboard and destination experiences, features, itineraries, and guest conduct rules vary by ship and destination and are subject to change without notice. Please contact your local Hays Travel branch for the most up to date information.
Cherry Blossoms and Snow Monkeys with Ultimate Japan
Norwegian Jewel
28th Mar 24
13 Nights
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