A highlight of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 2020/21 ocean programme is its inaugural 14-night Authentic Japan fly-cruise from Tokyo aboard Boudicca. The itinerary features three maiden calls in Japan – Beppu, Hiroshima and Nagoya – and focuses on the themes of authenticity and taking guests closer as part of Fred. Olsen's range of new Community & Way of Life cruise experiences. This enriching adventure around Japan's islands is awash with immersive experiences enabling guests to discover this country's fascinating way of life.
Visit Kamakura, the place where the Samurai originated; don a traditional Kimono as part of a traditional tea ceremony in Kobe; be captivated by Geishas as they dance to Japanese music in Tokyo; sample Sake rice wine and sushi and relax in the thermal hot springs at Beppu. This exotic fly-cruise finishes off in style with a visit to Taipei, capital of Taiwan.
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