Asian Seas Exploration (22 Days)

Cruise Line: Seabourn
Hong Kong, China to Kobe, Japan
Dates: 24 Apr 2018 - 15 May 2018

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24 Apr 2018
Hong Kong, China
11:59 PM
25 Apr 2018
26 Apr 2018
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
7:00 AM 3:00 PM
27 Apr 2018
Keelung, Taiwan
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
28 Apr 2018
Hirara, Japan
10:00 AM 5:00 PM
29 Apr 2018
Naha, Japan
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
30 Apr 2018
01 May 2018
Putuoshan, China
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
02 May 2018
Shanghai, China
10:00 AM
DAY 10
03 May 2018
Shanghai, China
DAY 11
04 May 2018
Shanghai, China
5:00 PM
DAY 12
05 May 2018
DAY 13
06 May 2018
Yantai, China
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 14
07 May 2018
Tianjin, China
8:00 AM
DAY 15
08 May 2018
Tianjin, China
5:00 PM
DAY 16
09 May 2018
Dalian, China
10:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 17
10 May 2018
DAY 18
11 May 2018
Yeosu, South Korea
9:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 19
12 May 2018
Hakata, Japan
7:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 20
13 May 2018
Hiroshima, Japan
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 21
14 May 2018
Takamatsu, Japan
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 22
15 May 2018
Kobe, Japan
7:00 AM
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For 24 Apr 2018 - 15 May 2018
Your Onboard Host(s):
Gae Kravit, Jim Kravit

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Shanghai Highlights with Lunch at the Whampoa Club - Shanghai - 2018 ( 7 Hours )
Shanghai, China | 02 May 2018

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Sightseeing • Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts

Shanghai as a whole encompasses a huge area, but the city center is a relatively small district situated by the Huangpu River in what is called Puxi (west of the river). One boundary of the city center is Shanghai's waterfront boulevard also known as the Bund. Wai Tai (The Bund) combines the best aspects of the city's pre-1949 era and its future-oriented focus. In the early 1920s, the Bund became the city's foreign street: Americans and Europeans built banks, trading houses, clubs, consulates, and hotels in styles from neoclassical to Art Deco. The municipal government has renovated the old buildings.

We begin our morning with a first- hand look at the Shanghai of old with a walk through the city’s old Chinese quarter to the lovely Yu Yuan garden, a 16th century Ming Dynasty private garden and residence. Despite Shanghai’s crowded streets and teeming masses, the garden remains an oasis of tranquility. Its deceptive size, laid out with many corners and breezeways to give one the illusion of size, houses in exquisite harmony the essential elements of a Chinese garden – pavilions, water, vegetation, rock formations, and bridges. The Old Town refers to the original Chinese city that flourished in the Ming dynasty. The architecture of the area has been restored to the original Ming period style.

Next, we will visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Museum. This new landmark memorizes the past, records the present and previews the future. The 20,000 square meter exhibition hall contains the remarkable past of this great city and focuses on the unbelievable changes the open-door policies have caused.

We will then enjoy a lunch of local cuisine at Whampoa Club, a throwback to the 1930's of Shanghai, beside the Huangpu River.

After lunch we will take a short drive around the French Concession district, one of the original European settlement areas, to view the many fine examples of 19th and early 20th century architecture gracing the streets and alleys before returning to the ship.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual with comfortable shoes. Moderate walking.

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  • Accommodations aboard ship l Onboard meals l Beverages, including select wines, champagnes and spirits, beer, soft drinks, bottled water l Onboard Staff Gratuities l Entertainment and onboard programs

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Shore Excursions

Hong Kong, China - 24 Apr 2018

Kaohsiung, Taiwan - 26 Apr 2018

Keelung, Taiwan - 27 Apr 2018

Shanghai, China - 03 May 2018

Shanghai, China - 04 May 2018

Dalian, China - 09 May 2018

Hiroshima, Japan - 13 May 2018

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