JTB signs an agreement with a major Japanese cruise operator to charter a new ship for 91-days world cruise for South America in 2025
JTB and MOL Cruises signed a partnership agreement for JTB to charter a new MOL small luxury cruise ship ‘MITSUI OCEAN FUJI’ for 91-days world cruise. The world cruise will depart from Yokohama to stop by 19 cities in 14 countries.
Princess Cruises starts selling Yokohama-based cruises in 2025, serving 17 cruises to rediscover Japan
Princess Cruises has started selling Yokohama-based cruises in 2025, serving 17 cruises visiting 34 cities in South Korea and Taiwan as well as in Japan.
A leading Japanese cruise operator unveils a new luxury ship, targeting not only regular senior travelers but also new customers
MOL Cruises announced that the Japanese cruise operator will begin operating a new cruise ship ‘MITSUI OCEAN FUJI’ in December 2024, expecting to attract senior working people or couples in Japan and even inbound travelers as new customers.
Celebrity Cruises will serve four Japan-based cruises in 2023 and expand to 18 cruises in total through 2024, expecting to welcome more than 30,000 passengers on board.
JTB sells a New Year cruise tour for Guam and Saipan on a TV shopping program in ties-up with QVC Japan
JTB has began selling a 9-days New Year cruise tour for Guam and Saipan with MSC Bellissima on the Shopping Channel QVC, a TV shopping program.
Yusen Cruise, a Japanese leading cruise operator, names a new ship as ‘Asuka III,’ appealing as art museum on the sea
Yusen Cruise, a Japanese leading cruise operator, names a new 52,000 tons ship as ‘Asuka III,' which will enter into the service in 2025. Yusen says it will be a moving art museum on the sea.
Queen Elizabeth will restart Japan cruises in April 2023, stopping by Ishigaki, Hakata, Miyako, Aburatsu and Otaru for the first time
Cunard will resume Japan-based cruises of Queen Elizabeth in April 2023, stopping by Ishigaki, Hakata, Miyako, Aburatsu and Otaru for the first time.
Yusen Cruise of Japan cancels ‘Asuka II’ world tour cruise in 2023 because smooth operation is not guaranteed
Yusen Cruise has decided to cancel 104 days-long ‘Asuka II World Tour Cruise 2023,' explaining that the decision resulted from the global COVID-19 situation and geopolitical difficulties.
Princes Cruise will restart cruises in Japan in March 2023, offering 22 courses on 32 departure days in the period between March 13 and November 9 2023.
JTB sells a Japan-based luxury cruise for vaccinated travelers only, chartering SILVERSEA Cruise ‘Silver Muse’
JTB has begun selling ‘Eight-days cruise in western Japan with Silver Muse’ departing on October 9 2021 for vaccinated travelers only. JTB charters the ship as a domestic cruise.
Ministry of Transport of Japan budgets 450 million JPY for COVID-19 countermeasures toward restart of international cruises
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has decided to give financial supports to 16 seaports in Japan to help them address COVID-19 countermeasures toward restart of international cruises.
International cruise travelers to Japan were down 12% to 2.15 million in 2019, affected by a decrease in cruises from China
The number of international cruise travelers to Japan was down 12.2% year on year to 2.15 million in 2019 because of a decrease in cruises departing from China, and port calls in Japan also down 2.2% to 2,866.