Aleutians and North Pacific Crossing (17 Days)

Cruise Line: Windstar Cruises
Yokohama, Japan to Seward, AK, United States
Dates: 06 May 2019 - 22 May 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
06 May 2019
Yokohama, Japan
6:00 PM
DAY 2
07 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 3
08 May 2019
Miyako, Japan
7:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 4
09 May 2019
Hakodate, Japan
7:00 AM 11:59 PM
DAY 5
10 May 2019
Aomori, Japan
7:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 6
11 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 7
12 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 8
13 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 9
14 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 10
15 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
International Dateline (Crossing)
Day-at-Sea
DAY 11
16 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 12
17 May 2019
Dutch Harbor, AK, United States
12:00 PM 9:00 PM
DAY 13
18 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 14
19 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 15
20 May 2019
Kodiak, AK, United States
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 16
21 May 2019
Homer, AK, United States
7:00 AM 2:00 PM
DAY 17
22 May 2019
Seward, AK, United States
5:00 AM
Aleutians and North Pacific Crossing map

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Included

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    • Unlimited use of all water sports equipment

    • Informative port lectures and destination briefings

Not Included

  • Not included, however, are items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, laundry, transfers prior to or after cruise disembarkation or optional programs or activities. You’ll also be charged separately for shore excursions, and additional conveniences or conveyances not specified in the itinerary

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Late Booking Policy:

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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Yokohama, Japan - 06 May 2019

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Length:
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Private: Escort On Public Transportation From Haneda Airport To Tokyo Hotel
Sometimes traveling can be stressful, especially when you land in an unfamiliar city or country. Let our experienced guide meet you at the airport and accompany you to your Tokyo hotel via the city's efficient public transportation system.

Please be aware the price does not include public transportation costs for either the guests or the guide. You will be responsible for paying these costs at the time of the service.

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- The cost of travel via public transportation from the airport to your hotel for you and your guide are NOT included in the cost of the tour.
- Credit cards are accepted for long-distance trains and limousine buses. Only local currency is accepted on local trains and subways.
- Approximate cost from Haneda Airport to central Tokyo is JPY 1,200-2,000 per person (approximately $12-20 USD per person).

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Length:
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Private: Escort On Public Transportation From Narita Airport To Tokyo Hotel
Sometimes traveling can be stressful, especially when you land in an unfamiliar city or country. Let our experienced guide meet you at the airport and accompany you to your Tokyo hotel via the city's efficient public transportation system.

Please be aware the price does not include public transportation costs for either the guests or the guide. You will be responsible for paying these costs at the time of the service.

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- The cost of travel via public transportation from the airport to your hotel for you and your guide are NOT included in the cost of the tour.
- Credit cards are accepted for long-distance trains and limousine buses. Only local currency is accepted on local trains and subways.
- Approximate cost from Narita Airport to central Tokyo is JPY 3,200-4,000 per person (approximately $30-35 USD per person).

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Private: Tokyo Art Collector's Tour
Your guide will meet you at your hotel and from there you will proceed on your art expedition using Tokyo's efficient public transportation system. The number of fine galleries here are limitless but your guide will have the route planned out to help make your art dreams a reality.

Whether your artistic interests lie in antiques (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc), ceramics, Ukiyo-e prints, drawings, paintings or sculptures, your guide will have pre-arranged a personal shopping experience for you at some of the most esteemed galleries in the city and will provide translation between you and the gallery as well. This combination of planning, personal attention and expert translation will hopefully result in a successful acquisition of the perfect addition to your collection.

At the end of the tour, your guide will be happy to escort you back to your hotel. If you prefer to linger at a gallery or visit a museum, you will be responsible for finding your own way back to your hotel, either via public transportation or taxi.

Departures:
10:00 AM, 01:00 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- As this is a private tour, please contact ShoreTrips if you would prefer a different departure time.
- Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your central Tokyo hotel. If you are staying outside of central Tokyo, please contact ShoreTrips to make different meeting arrangements.
- If you choose to stay in the city at the end of this tour, rather than have your guide escort you back to your hotel, you will be responsible for making your own way back. Your guide will be happy to provide you with instructions on how to return to your hotel via public transportation or you may take a taxi instead.
- The operator of this tour suggests that each participant purchase a travel insurance policy that will cover them for injuries and illnesses while in Japan due to the extreme costs of hospitalization and medical services.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Private: Tokyo After Dark
Your night-time adventure begins at Shibuya crossing, the busiest pedestrian crosswalk in the world. You haven't lived until you've experienced this quintessential Tokyo street-crossing ritual. Be part of the crowd of thousands who begin to gather at the corners, patiently waiting for the walk sign to change from red to green. Once the "go" signal is given, this mass of humanity briskly, yet politely, crosses to the other side of the street before the light turns red and the process repeats.

As the tour continues into the Shinjuku district, famous for its large large entertainment, business and shopping area, you'll venture into the world of “Lost in Translation!”. Many scenes from this Golden Globe Award winning movie were filmed in this fast-paced, bustling, neon-lit Toyko district. You might want to watch the movie before taking this tour to refresh your memory.

Keep your sunglasses handy when heading into Kabuki-cho where ramped-up neon spills into the streets and lights up the night. No flash for selfies needed here.

As you make your way through these bright, bustling districts, your guide will know just when to veer off the main streets to a Yakatori bar (skewered chicken grilled over a charcoal fire), stop for a drink or lead you down micro-alleys to rub elbows with local workers at an Izakaya.

Departures:
06:00 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- As this is a private tour, please contact ShoreTrips if you would prefer a different departure time.
- You will need to take a taxi or public transportation to the starting point of this tour. Specific instructions will appear on your voucher.
- Please note: This tour ends in Shinjuku. You will make your own way back to your hotel with transportation instructions provided by your guide.
- This tour does not include food or beverages other than those inclusions mentioned above. All additional purchases are at the guest's expense.
- The operator of this tour suggests that each participant purchases a travel insurance policy that will cover them for injuries and illnesses while in Japan due to the extreme costs of hospitalization and medical services.

Offered by: Urban Adventures
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Snack
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts
Private Tokyo: Japan’s Cultural Curiosities

We’ll start your private Tokyo tour in the neighbourhood of Ningyocho, a district known for its old traditions and, as you’ll discover right away, tasty treats. That’s because the smell of cinnamon will lead us to our first stop, a shop that specialises in Japanese sweets. Established in the Meiji Era (1897), this shop stays true to its original vibe — something that is quite uncommon these days in modern, fast-paced Tokyo! Next up, we’ll stop at an incense store that dates back to 1705, where we’ll learn about Kōdō, the art of appreciating incense and the traditional Japanese incense ceremony. Along the way, we’ll also visit a little gift shop that carries various traditional Japanese items, from calligraphy tools to decorative wares. Hungry? Good! We’ll stop at a snack shop from the Showa Era that carries treats popular in the early 20th century, including candies, caramels, Ramune soda, fish jerky, and bean paste snacks, to name a few. Then, we’ll visit two shops specialising in a specific traditional snack: senbei, or rice crackers. We’ll try sweet kawara senbei (made from flour, not actually rice), as well as salty rice crackers, a favourite in many Japanese households. We’ll then cross the street to a shamisen shop, and learn a bit about this traditional Japanese musical string instrument. From there, we’ll head to a local tenugui shop, where they sell woven hand towels depicting Japanese scenes. Your private Tokyo tour will next lead you to one of the eight temples in Ningyocho. We’ll visit a shrine where virtue, longevity, learning, and wealth are worshipped. You can offer a prayer here, and wash a coin to ensure a prosperous life. Once we’ve exhausted Ningyocho, we’ll visit another nearby neighbourhood, Nihonbashi. The district of Nihonbashi was a hub for merchants during the Edo period. Today, it is predominantly a financial district that houses trading firms, and even the Tokyo Stock Exchange. And although Nihonbashi is very much a modern neighbourhood, it features many traditional Japanese shops hidden in its alleyways and even within its department stores. We’ll visit a seaweed shop, as well as an old-fashioned stationery shop that was established in 1946. You’ll get to browse through the display of calligraphy brushes, inks, traditional paints, handmade greeting cards, and little dolls. We’ll also check out a toothpick shop (yes, toothpicks) that has been in business since 1704 and that gives something extra special to buyers — each toothpick is wrapped in a piece of paper with a poem, and is produced by hand. We’ll also stop at a katsuobushi shop that can be traced back more than 200 years. Katsuobushi is the fish shavings used to make fish broth, the very essence of Japanese cooking. Lastly, we’ll check out the shop that makes golden leaves measuring 0.0001 mm, and that have been traditionally used for decorating ceramics, furnishings, and even food. Our Tokyo tour will finish at the Nihonbashi information centre, where we will get to taste a few more traditional Japanese sweets before saying sayōnara. Please note that this itinerary is subject to change. As most of the shops we visit are small, family-owned businesses, they sometimes unexpectedly close or alter their hours for the day. In such a case, we'll visit other nearby shops or attractions that still keep with the theme and essence of the tour. (If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Cultural Curiosities group tour.) This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers. Tour photos by Ben McNamara

Offered by: Urban Adventures
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Snack
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine
Tokyo After 5

Tokyo’s vibrant food culture is legendary, and is one of the many reasons why people flock to the Japanese capital. On this Tokyo tour enjoy the food culture of Tokyo from an ordinary businessman’s perspective, as well as the tradition of foods in everyday life of Tokyo.

Throughout your Tokyo food tour, your local guide will explain the history of food and places you visit, sharing with you their own personal experiences and food-related family traditions and customs during the tour. We’ll begin our tour in Yakitori Alley, near Yurakucho, an area with many casual bar-style restaurants and the birthplace of yakitori, one of many Japanese people’s favourite appetizers. As many businessmen and women do after 5pm, we’ll enjoy a drink of sake or a local beer, then sample yakitori at one of the many local restaurants, each with their own “tare” (sauce) mixed with their secret ingredients. After having a drink to go with the yakitori, we’ll travel to Tsukishima to visit “Monja” Street, where “Monja-Yaki” is said to have originated. Often compared with Okonomi-yaki in Osaka, Monja-yaki is a type of Japanese pan-fried batter with various ingredients. The ingredients are finely chopped and mixed into the batter before grilling. You’ll have the chance to watch your food being cooked, chat with the cook, and devour your Monja-yaki fresh from the hot plate. In true local style, you’ll use a small metal spatula for cutting it to pieces then chopsticks to eat with right from the grill.

We’ll take a quick stroll through Ginza, where you can find great confectionery shops and learn about the rich variety of traditional Japanese sweets — and, best of all, choose one to try! Usually made of rice and red beans, these sweets change based on the ingredients available at each time of year, and even their shapes are inspired by what you can find in nature during that season. We’ll end our delicious Tokyo night tour by checking out a local pub for some more drinks, where you’re welcome to stay longer or return to the start point with your guide. Your guide can also recommend other cool local bars in small alleys, or a karaoke place for more fun into the night. Tour photos by Ben McNamara

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Private: Tokyo Art Hunt
Your guide will meet in your hotel lobby in central Tokyo (or another agreed upon location). Based on your personal art preferences provided during the check-out process, he/she will be ready to fulfill all your art expectations.

To make your way around the city you will use Tokyo's efficient, clean public transportation system. Your journey from place to place will be part of the experience as you discover this modern, busy city.

At each stop, the guide will give the background of the artwork. You may also have a chance to hear insightful stories by gallery curators (subject to availability.) The artworks may consist of those by Japanese and non-Japanese artists, modern, contemporary and even antiques.

While you might associate Ginza with upscale shopping, nightlife and entertainment, contained within are several interesting art galleries. Some are obvious, others require the knowledge of your local guide to locate.

The Roppongi neighborhood showcases "Art Triangle Roppongi" formed by the National Art Gallery (the largest art gallery in all of Japan), the MORI Art Center and the Suntory Museum of Art.

Don't let the fact that Shinjuku is home to the world's busiest train station deter you from visiting. Your knowledgeable guide will navigate the crowds to deliver you to the best art galleries in the district.

Mixed within the vibrant teenage culture, haute cuisine and cutting-edge architecture of Omotesando are very fine galleries. The Ota Memorial Museum of Art houses an impressive collection of ukiyo-e (woodblock) paintings while the Nezu Museum is bursting with a wide variety of East Asian art and a traditional Japanese garden.

If your interests lie in art seen through the lens of a camera, you'll find a wonderful display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Ebisu.

Your guide will leave you at a gallery so you may continue your exploration of Tokyo's magnificent art. Transportation instructions to your hotel will be provided by your guide.

Departures:
01:00 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- As this is a private tour, please contact ShoreTrips if you would prefer a different departure time.
- Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your central Tokyo hotel. If you are staying outside of central Tokyo, please contact ShoreTrips to make different meeting arrangements.
- Please note: This tour ends at an art gallery. You will make your own way back to your hotel with transportation instructions provided by your guide.
- The operator of this tour suggests that each participant purchases a travel insurance policy that will cover them for injuries and illnesses while in Japan due to the extreme costs of hospitalization and medical services.

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