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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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