Journey To
Taiwan & Japan

May 1 – May 15, 2021

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Gorges,

Gardens & Castles

On a journey through Japan, discover enchanting landscapes and profoundly important historical sites. Step into the magic of Kawachi Fujien Gardens, where you’ll walk beneath purple canopies of wisteria and wander the paths winding through ponds and groves of Korakuen Garden.

Explore Taroko Gorge in Taroko National Park and pause for reflection in the shadow of the iconic Torii Gate rising from Ishigaki. In Okayama, the city’s namesake castle has presided over the Asahi River since the 16th century, inviting visitors to explore enduring traditions from kimonos to pottery. Venture to Kyoto, the beguiling city that holds mysteries and wonders of Japan’s centuries of history, and to nearby Nara, Japan’s first permanent capital still brimming with historic treasures.

Cruise Dates

May 1 – May 15, 2021

14 NIGHTS

Hong Kong > Tokyo

Fares From

$15,999

PER PERSON | Fares expire 4/30/2019

DESTINATION

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Taroko Gorge
  • Kawachi Fujien
    Wisteria Garden
  • Torii Gate
  • Okayama Castle
  • Korakuen Garden
  • Kyoto & Nara

Fares From

$15,999

PER PERSON

Fares expire 4/30/2019

Itinerary

Day 01 - Hong Kong, China

EMBARK – PM

DEPART – 9 PM

Hong Kong, China

Although Hong Kong has returned to its original Chinese roots, it still remains a cosmopolitan city with influences, languages and accents from around the world. Here East meets West and the result is electric. Soaring skyscrapers rise from the hills and harbor, blending geography and nature with commercial concrete, steel and pulsating neon in a way that brings traditional Chinese culture and Western-style commerce into perfect harmony.

Day 02 - Cruising The South China Sea

DAY AT SEA

Days at sea are an indulgent invitation to take full advantage of Crystal Endeavor’s luxurious amenities and services, from pampering interludes at the Crystal Life Spa & Salon or invigorating work-outs in the state-of-the-art fitness center to wine tastings, culinary presentations, lectures on art and history, or even a date with Lady Luck at the Resorts World at Sea Casino. Of course, the real thrill remains the opportunity for wildlife sightings with our Expedition Team keeping an eye out for nature’s wonders in addition to leading enriching presentations and conversational lectures unique to each destination.

Day 03 - Hualien, Taiwan

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

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Hualien, Taiwan

Bustling and modern Hualien sits on the rugged east coast of Taiwan, an island laden with mountainous nature reserves bursting with enchanting scenery. Just to the city’s north is Taroko National Park, an absolute jewel of the region and home to Taroko Gorge, a sheer-walled, 12-mile-long river canyon accessed by a scenic winding highway. Eternal Spring Shrine, a picturesque temple complex built over a cascading waterfall, clings to the verdant cliffs of this must-see park’s interior.

Day 04 - Ishigaki Island, Japan

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

Ishigaki Island, Japan

White, sandy beaches. Clear blue waters. Coral reefs. No, you haven’t stumbled upon a Caribbean isle here in the southernmost region of Japan. What you have encountered is a slice of paradise that merges East Asian culture with tropical bliss, an intoxicating blend of sit-on-the-beach relaxation and Shinto-shrine enlightenment. Ishigaki, which is both the name of the island and the name of the city that covers the entire island, seems ready made for snorkeling, hiking, beachcombing and kayaking. One of the more idyllic spots on the island is Kabira Bay, located on the northwest coast and known for beautiful sands and turquoise waters. Part of the Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park, the bay is a popular spot for diving, with a chance to see some of the many manta rays that frequent aptly named Manta Scramble. Inland, dense palm forests, jungle-clad mountains and rivers lined with mangrove are a photographer’s and nature lover’s delight. West-facing Sunset Beach, a stretch of sand on the north end of the island, is ideal for – you guessed it – watching the sun dip into the East China Sea.

Day 05 - Naha, Okinawa, Japan

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

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Naha, Okinawa, Japan

A cosmopolitan hub full of energy, Naha is the capital of the Okinawa prefecture, boasting influences of ancient Japanese traditions and more recent evidence of international visitors. Explore the urban jungle of Kokusai-Dori’s shopping and dining, including the fusion cuisine that is unique to Okinawa, evolved from decades of western occupation (taste the taco rice, champura and soki soba). Naminoue Shrine offers a glimpse into Okinawan mythology, while Gokokuji Temple tells dramatic tales of controversial settlers.

Day 06 - Cruising The East China Sea

DAY AT SEA

Days at sea are an indulgent invitation to take full advantage of Crystal Endeavor’s luxurious amenities and services, from pampering interludes at the Crystal Life Spa & Salon or invigorating work-outs in the state-of-the-art fitness center to wine tastings, culinary presentations, lectures on art and history, or even a date with Lady Luck at the Resorts World at Sea Casino. Of course, the real thrill remains the opportunity for wildlife sightings with our Expedition Team keeping an eye out for nature’s wonders in addition to leading enriching presentations and conversational lectures unique to each destination.

Day 07-08 - Shanghai, China

ARRIVE – AFTERNOON

DEPART – EVENING

Shanghai, China

Located where the Yangtze River meets the Pacific, Shanghai’s enviable position is the source of its existence, shaping it into what it is today – a modern metropolis of dizzying scale and ancient influence. Once a tiny fishing village, Shanghai is now the center of China’s economic resurgence with a spacious waterfront promenade and flotilla of sampans edging the Huangpu River.

Day 09 - Cruising The East China Sea

DAY AT SEA

Days at sea are an indulgent invitation to take full advantage of Crystal Endeavor’s luxurious amenities and services, from pampering interludes at the Crystal Life Spa & Salon or invigorating work-outs in the state-of-the-art fitness center to wine tastings, culinary presentations, lectures on art and history, or even a date with Lady Luck at the Resorts World at Sea Casino. Of course, the real thrill remains the opportunity for wildlife sightings with our Expedition Team keeping an eye out for nature’s wonders in addition to leading enriching presentations and conversational lectures unique to each destination.

Day 10 - Moji, Kitakyushu, Japan

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

Moji, Kitakyushu, Japan

During WWII, the original target of the “Fat Man” atomic bomb was not Nagasaki, but Kokura, one of five small cities that merged to create Kitakyushu in 1963. Thanks to thick cloud cover, the city was spared. Today, you can stroll a winding promenade at Moji Port to discover some of Kitakyushu’s historic buildings, shops, restaurants, and museums. Kokura Castle, an impressive symbol of the city, and the beautiful Kawachi Wisteria Garden are among the area’s most popular attractions.

Day 11 - MIYAJIMA (ITSUKUSHIMA), JAPAN & CRUISING THE INLAND SEA

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

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Miyajima (Itsukushima), Japan

This ethereal island’s fame – and name – come from the iconic 1400-year-old floating Itsukushima Shrine that illustrates the spiritual sanctity of Miyajima (the island’s popular name). This “island of gods” is rich with adventures, including a challenging climb up Mount Misen rewarded with sweeping views and cultural highlights at the summit, biking through the island’s picturesque pathways and possible Zodiac landings.

Cruising the Inland Sea

Days at sea are an indulgent invitation to take full advantage of Crystal Endeavor’s luxurious amenities and services, from pampering interludes at the Crystal Life Spa & Salon or invigorating work-outs in the state-of-the-art fitness center to wine tastings, culinary presentations, lectures on art and history, or even a date with Lady Luck at the Resorts World at Sea Casino. Of course, the real thrill remains the opportunity for wildlife sightings with our Expedition Team keeping an eye out for nature’s wonders in addition to leading enriching presentations and conversational lectures unique to each destination.

Day 12 - Tamano (Uno Ko), Japan

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

Tamano (Uno Ko), Japan

This town is all about innovation, home to several engineering powerhouses and shipbuilding facilities. The breathtaking scenery and outdoor lifestyle of Tamano in no way conveys an industrial atmosphere, with beaches perfect for swimming or beach volleyball, and public displays of contemporary art downtown. Lovely Miyama Park boasts an English garden and numerous walking and biking paths, while Ojigadake Bluffs reward hikers with sea views.

Day 13 - Osaka, Japan

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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Osaka, Japan

As it has been for centuries, Osaka remains a city of commerce, one of the original Japanese towns at the core of a developing society that grew around trade with China. Although the nature of the city hasn’t changed, it is presently undergoing an architectural revolution with a dazzling display of gleaming skyscrapers. Its prime geography makes it an excellent gateway to famed locales – including the sacred site of Kyoto and the majestic tranquility of Nara.

Day 13 - Cruising the Coast of Japan

DAY AT SEA

Days at sea are an indulgent invitation to take full advantage of Crystal Endeavor’s luxurious amenities and services, from pampering interludes at the Crystal Life Spa & Salon or invigorating work-outs in the state-of-the-art fitness center to wine tastings, culinary presentations, lectures on art and history, or even a date with Lady Luck at the Resorts World at Sea Casino. Of course, the real thrill remains the opportunity for wildlife sightings with our Expedition Team keeping an eye out for nature’s wonders in addition to leading enriching presentations and conversational lectures unique to each destination.

Disembark - Tokyo, Japan

ARRIVE –  AM

DISEMBARK – 8 AM

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TOKYO, JAPAN

From the timeless beauty of the Meji Shrine to the glittering Ginza District and impressive Tokyo Tower, Tokyo is a complex blend of East and West where houses of wood and paper stand beside soaring steel skyscrapers while kimono-clad women stroll along trendy teenagers. Here in this city of more than 11 million people, the timeless Imperial Palace bears testament to Japan’s enduring traditions, existing in a verdant parkland of isolation.

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CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR™

At 20,000 tons, the all-suite Crystal Endeavor is the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, equally boasting some of the largest, most spacious suites in all of expedition cruising.

Pricing Per Suite Category

Book by April 30, 2019 for best available fares.

EXPEDITION SUITE

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EXPEDITION SUITE

Interior: 1,290 sq. ft. (119.8 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 735 sq. ft. (68.3 sq. m.)

OWNER'S SUITE

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OWNER’S SUITE

Interior: 1,130 sq. ft. (105 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 737 sq. ft. (63.5 sq. m.)

EXPEDITION PENTHOUSE

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EXPEDITION PENTHOUSE

Interior: 985 sq. ft. (91.5 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 683.5 sq. ft. (63.5 sq. m.)

PENTHOUSE SUITE

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PENTHOUSE SUITES

Interior: 457 sq. ft. (42.5 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 77.5 sq. ft. (7.2 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S7

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DELUXE SUITES S7

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S6

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DELUXE SUITES S6

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S5

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DELUXE SUITES S5

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S4

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DELUXE SUITES S4

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S3

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DELUXE SUITES S3

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S2

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DELUXE SUITES S2

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S1

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DELUXE SUITES S1

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

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CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR™

At 20,000 tons, the all-suite Crystal Endeavor is the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, equally boasting some of the largest, most spacious suites in all of expedition cruising.

Fares listed are cruise-only, per person in US dollars based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, fees and port charges, which vary by departure. Available on new bookings when booked by April 30, 2019.

Each Crystal Endeavor itinerary balances days at sea with scheduled ports of call, and is intentionally designed to be flexible, allowing the Captain and his team of experts to incorporate unplanned “expedition days” when favorable weather conditions invite the opportunity for uncommon discovery. The Expedition Team will maintain a keen eye so that if an opportunity arises, is permitted and conditions allow, the Captain will attempt to position the vessel accordingly. The order of expedition calls/stops and/or itineraries may change due to weather/sea conditions or permit specifications. At all times, itineraries and ports of call are subject to the Captain’s sole discretion. Zodiac use and/or landings, wildlife sightings and wilderness highlights on any itinerary cannot be guaranteed. Kindly note that children under the age of 6 are not permitted aboard the Zodiacs. Use of submersible, complimentary marina equipment and helicopter is based on each destination’s local rules and regulations and in the sole discretion of the Captain.