DAY 1 | May 4. Depart the U.S.
DAY 2 | May 5. Japan / Kyoto
DAY 3-4 | May 6-7. Kyoto
DAY 5 | May 8. Kyoto / Himeji
DAY 6 | May 9. Hiroshima / Miyajima
DAY 7 | May 10. Hagi
DAY 8 | May 11. Matsue
DAY 8 | May 12. Ulsan, South Korea, for Gyeongju
DAY 9 | May 13. Moji, Japan
DAY 10 | May 14. Uno
DAY 11 | May 15. Osaka / U.S.
Disembark in Osaka and continue on the Kanazawa Post-Program Option, or transfer to to the airport for your return flight to the U.S.
The exclusively chartered M.S. Le Soléal, launched in 2013, represents the newest generation of state-of-the-art Five-Star small ships, featuring only 110 Suites and Staterooms with distinctive French sophistication.
Spacious, 100% Ocean-View Suites and Staterooms, 95% with Private Balconies
Each air-conditioned deluxe Stateroom and Suite (200 to 484 square feet) features a private bathroom with shower and luxurious Five-Star hotel amenities. Most accommodations have two twin beds that convert to one queen bed, individual climate control, satellite flat-screen television, wireless Internet access, safe, minibar, full-length closet, writing desk/dressing table, plush robes and slippers.
Chic and Casual Dining
International and regional cuisine is served during single, unassigned seatings in the stylish, spacious L’Eclipse dining room; alfresco in the casual Pytheas Restaurant; or from 24-hour room service. Continental and buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, and a four-course dinner are served daily. Complimentary wine and beer are served with lunch and dinner.
Spacious Public Areas/World-Class Service and Facilities
Inviting and spacious public areas accommodate all passengers comfortably. Enjoy views from the Panoramic Lounge, nightly entertainment in the Main Lounge, and lectures, cultural performances and film screenings in the state-of-the-art theater. There is a library, Internet suite, Sun Deck, swimming pool, beauty salon, spa, Turkish bath-style steam room, a full range of fitness equipment and two elevators. The infirmary is staffed with a doctor and nurse, and the highly trained, English-speaking international crew provides personable and attentive service.
Respect for the Environment – “Clean Ship”
The state-of-the-art propulsion system and custom-built stabilizers provide an exceptionally smooth, quiet and comfortable voyage by minimizing vibration and engine noise. By design, the ship is energy efficient and environmentally protective of marine ecosystems and has been awarded the prestigious “Clean Ship” rating, an extreme rarity among ocean-cruising vessels. The ship has two tenders.