14 Night Cruise sailing from Tokyo to Hong Kong aboard Viking Orion.
Discover imperial treasures
Unravel the mysteries of one of the most captivating corners of Asia. Make sense of the dazzling cultures of Tokyo and Shimizu with the help of those who live there. Hear about the recovery of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from residents who connect you to their rebirths. Learn the nuances of Taiwan from a local. And mingle with merchants at Hong Kong’s famed Stanley Market. Overnight stays in four ports let you delve deeply.
Highlights of this cruise:
Embark today and settle in for a fascinating journey that bridges the cultures of Asia and North America. Settle in to your veranda stateroom and explore your ship, perhaps browsing our onboard art collection. Later, head for dinner in our elegant main dining room, The Restaurant.
Arrive in Hiroshima for an overnight stay, giving you time to ponder this resilient city. Once at the forefront of industry and education, it grew from the 19th century to become one of Japan’s most important industrial centers. Contemplate the city’s decades-long recovery from its devastation on August 6, 1945, at the burned-out shell of the Industrial Promotion Hall and the Peace Memorial Park. Perhaps you will choose to travel to historic Hiroshima Castle and the charming “shrunken scenery garden,” or board a ferry to discover the wooded hills and cherished Itsukushima Shrine on the picturesque Itsukushima Island.
Situated on a scenic bay formed by a sunken caldera and overseen by the Sakurajima volcano, Kagoshima is often called the “Naples of the Eastern World” for its setting. During a city tour, head to the hilltop Shiroyama Park for splendid views of the city and Sakurajima volcano, and visit the Reimeikan museum in the old city castle to view exhibits on Japan’s history and culture. Or, you may opt to participate in a unique “sand bath” experience at a nearby hotel.
Hong Kong, China
Cruise into dazzling Hong Kong this morning and admire the glittering forest of skyscrapers standing between soaring mountains, a bustling harbor and offshore islands. See where deeply held Eastern traditions meet modern Western sensibilities during a panoramic city tour that takes you up Victoria Peak for sweeping views of the metropolis. An overnight stay in Hong Kong lets you explore further on your own or with one of our shore excursions.
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