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Experience Japan’s Celebrated Cherry Blossom Season with Norwegian Jewel

March 12, 2018 Cruise Deals No Comments Email Email

With Japan’s cherry blossom season fast approaching this March and April, travellers keen to discover the country’s unique mix of ancient sites and distinctive modern cities can book a holiday of a lifetime aboard Norwegian Jewel.

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Boasting an incredible array of world-class dining, award-winning entertainment and accommodation options, in addition to activities sure to appeal to guests of all ages, Norwegian Jewel is the ideal home from which to explore the best that Japan, and the broader Asia region, has to offer. Choosing from three never before offered immersive itineraries, spanning from 11 to 15 days, guests can stroll through the awe-inspiring cherry blossoms in full bloom.

“Widely celebrated in Japanese literature, poetry and art, experiencing Japan’s cherry blossom, or ‘sakura’ season first-hand is a real bucket list moment for seasoned and first-time travellers alike and we’re excited to be offering guests an opportunity to experience this for the first time with Norwegian Cruise Line” said Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Steve Odell.

“Not only is nature on display in all her glory, the parks and gardens of Japan come alive with locals joining together for picnics and ‘hanami’, or flower viewing, delivering a truly unique cultural experience.”

“More and more we are including these types of not-to-be-missed events and festivals as special inclusions in our itineraries, ensuring our cruisers can enjoy the very best of every destination we visit,” added Mr. Odell.

For a limited time, guests can take advantage of great offers, such as being able to choose up to five free inclusions including a free beverage package, free specialty dining package, free shore excursion credit, free wi-fi package or having their friends or family sail at a reduced rate, as well as enjoying reduced deposits and up to US$500 to spend on board.

Sailings timed to make the most of cherry blossom season and beyond include an 11-day itinerary departing from Hong Kong on March 21st, 2018, visiting Chinese ports Xiamen, Shanghai and Beijing, as well as Hakata, Kobe, and Shimizu in Japan – home to cherry blossom heaven in Shimizu Park and disembarking in Tokyo, where the blooms in Ueno Park are not to be missed.

Additional cherry blossom sailing departures include April 1st and 16th.

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