Japan-Infused Onboard Activities

East truly meets West on our Japan cruises when you delve deep into the culture, exquisite cuisine and lively entertainment, joined by many passengers and crew members who call Japan home. An assortment of cruise activities allow passengers to experience unique Japanese offerings as well as popular Princess favorites for a truly enriching vacation and memories to last a lifetime.

Japanese Lanterns – Princess Cruises

International Cuisine

Savor traditional sticky rice served at every meal, a Japanese-style breakfast, a la carte sushi bar, Sake menu and tastings, and more – with familiar favorites and regional dishes made from scratch by our expert chefs.

Japanese-Inspired Films – Princess Cruises

Enriching Entertainment

Enjoy Japanese-inspired films on Movies Under the Stars®, join song-filled Karaoke, attend seminars by expert guest lecturers from Japanese universities and peruse an informational display in the ship's Atrium highlighting the culture and history of Japan's beautifully landscaped gardens.

Japanese Storytelling – Princess Cruises

Cultural Immersion

Thrill to Rakugo, traditional Japanese storytelling showcased in one of our signature Princess lounges, enjoy the serenity of a Japanese bath experience on Diamond Princess® and learn native crafts like paper flower making or quilling as you delve into this fascinating culture.

Kagami Wari Dance – Princess Cruises

Traditional Ceremonies

At the Captain's Welcome Party, participate in a traditional Kagami Wari ceremony. The Captain leads the breaking open of the cask with mallets, and you'll have the opportunity to sample some of the sake inside and toast a blessing to the wonderful journey ahead.

Regional Tea Sampling – Princess Cruises

Regional Tea Sampling

Sample the “Tea of the Day,” a regional offering in addition to the “always available” green tea, black tea and breakfast tea as part of the regular tea service. Indulge in this opportunity to try a variety of teas throughout the cruise, and perhaps discover a new favorite.

Diamond Princess Japanese Bath Preview Video Tour

Exclusively on Diamond Princess sailings, the world's largest open air Japanese bath, with both indoor and outdoor bathing areas, evokes the serenity of a classic Japanese spa while you soak in spectacular ocean views.

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