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11 Days Cruise | Japan to South Korea | 2025

Tokyo - Mount Fuji - Nagoya - Osaka - Naha - Nagasaki - Jeju - Seoul - and more...

11 Day Cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line's 'Norwegian Sun'

BONUS Shore Excursion Credit, Onboard Credit AND MORE!

Visit the Manjang Cave in Jeju, the world's longest lava tube

Discover Mt Fuji, Kyoto, Naha and MORE!

From $3,999 Typically $6,324 pp twin share

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Embarking on a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and Traveldream from Japan to South Korea aboard Norwegian Sun promises an unforgettable experience filled with luxury, adventure, and cultural immersion


Join our Traveldream Group on this Special Departure

Exclusive Price and an AMAZING Itinerary!

WITH BONUSES JUST FOR YOU!


Norwegian Sun is a modern and elegant ship designed to offer passengers a variety of amenities and activities that ensure both relaxation and entertainment throughout the voyage. The ship provides an intimate yet vibrant atmosphere where every detail is taken care of to enhance the cruising experience.

The ship itself is a marvel of contemporary cruise design. Its numerous decks house a wide array of facilities that cater to every passenger's needs and preferences. From multiple dining options to extensive entertainment venues, Norwegian Sun is equipped to provide a comprehensive cruising experience. The ship features a variety of staterooms and suites, each designed with comfort and luxury in mind, offering stunning ocean views or private balconies for those who want a more secluded experience. The accommodation options are diverse, ranging from cozy interior staterooms to spacious suites that cater to families and groups.

Dining on Norwegian Sun is a culinary journey in itself. The ship boasts numerous dining venues that offer a range of cuisines, from casual buffets to fine dining experiences. Passengers can enjoy international dishes at the Garden Café or indulge in exquisite meals at specialty restaurants like Cagney's Steakhouse and La Cucina. Each restaurant provides a unique ambiance and menu, ensuring that dining is not just about food, but an integral part of the overall cruise experience. The variety of culinary options allows passengers to explore different flavors and styles, making each meal a new adventure.

Entertainment on board Norwegian Sun is diverse and engaging, ensuring that there is something for everyone. The ship's theater hosts Award Winning shows and live performances that captivate audiences every night. For those who prefer a more relaxed evening, there are numerous lounges and bars where passengers can enjoy live music, karaoke, or simply unwind with a cocktail. The Sun Club Casino offers a range of gaming options for those feeling lucky, providing an exciting venue for entertainment. Additionally, the ship features a wide array of activities, from fitness classes and sports courts to spa treatments and poolside relaxation.


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One of the highlights of this particular cruise itinerary is the opportunity to explore both Japan and South Korea, two countries rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. The journey begins in Yokohama, a bustling port city near Tokyo, and includes stops in Osaka, Nagoya, and Jeju, among others. Each port of call offers unique excursions and experiences, from exploring ancient temples and vibrant cityscapes to discovering the scenic landscapes and local traditions. The ship’s excursion team provides a variety of guided tours and activities that allow passengers to fully immerse themselves in the local culture and history of each destination.

The onboard experience is complemented by the ship’s dedication to service and hospitality. The crew of Norwegian Sun is known for their friendliness and professionalism, ensuring that every passenger’s needs are met with a smile. Whether it's providing recommendations for shore excursions, attending to dining preferences, or ensuring the staterooms are immaculate, the crew’s commitment to excellence enhances the overall cruising experience. This high level of service creates a welcoming and comfortable environment where passengers can relax and enjoy their journey.

Wellness and relaxation are also key components of Norwegian Sun experience. The Mandara Spa offers a range of treatments designed to rejuvenate the mind and body, from massages and facials to acupuncture and aromatherapy. The ship also features a fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and a variety of fitness classes, allowing passengers to maintain their wellness routines while at sea. For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, the pool deck provides ample space to soak up the sun, enjoy a swim, or relax in one of the hot tubs, offering a perfect blend of activity and tranquility.

In addition to all these amenities, Norwegian Sun is equipped with modern technology and conveniences to enhance the cruising experience. Interactive touch screens are available for easy navigation and information, and a range of onboard shopping options are just a few of the features that make the journey more enjoyable. The ship’s design also ensures smooth sailing and stability, providing a comfortable ride even in rough seas. This attention to detail and passenger comfort underscores NCL’s commitment to providing an exceptional cruise experience.

Overall, cruising with NCL and Traveldream from Japan to South Korea aboard Norwegian Sun offers a perfect blend of luxury, adventure, and cultural exploration. The ship’s comprehensive amenities, diverse dining and entertainment options, and exceptional service ensure that every aspect of the journey is memorable. Whether you are a seasoned cruiser or embarking on your first voyage, Norwegian Sun promises an enriching and enjoyable experience that will leave you with lasting memories of your journey through these fascinating regions.

 

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Itinerary Downloadable Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12

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Day 1

 Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan's largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savour traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination.

The ship will depart at 7PM.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: Norwegian Sun

Day 2

Mount Fuji (Shimizu), Japan

The ship will arrive at 7AM.

In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise, or learn of undersea delights at Japan's first sushi museum, and get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro. Shop for traditional Japanese wooden handcrafts and fabrics unique to the region, and sample some yokan, a sweet jellied confection.

The ship will depart at 6PM.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: Norwegian Sun

Day 3

 Nagoya, Japan

The ship will arrive at 8AM.

Japan's fourth largest city by population, Nagoya, is a centre of modern commerce, with Toyota, Noritake china and a Legoland theme park calling this capital home. Tour the Toyota Exhibit Hall, experience Noritake Gardens and sit amongst the stars in the planetarium at the Science Museum. Nagoya Castle, deemed a National Treasure, is a must-see, as is exploring their entertainment district, Sakae. This busy hub is where you'll find Nagoya TV Tower, the city's symbol, and Oasis 21, a multi-level public park with a futuristic water theme.

The ship will depart at 5PM.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: Norwegian Sun

Day 4

 Kyoto (Osaka), Japan 

The ship will arrive at 8AM.

Cradled by rolling hills on three sides, Kyoto is considered the historical and cultural epicenter of the country. The city was Japan's capital for more than 1,000 years (794 - 1868) and approximately 1,600 Buddhist temples and more than 400 Shintō shrines are peppered throughout the city. From numerous historic sites and tranquil gardens to delicious local cuisine and boutique shopping, Kyoto offers you a window into the heart of Japan's traditions and culture.

The ship will remain in Kyoto overnight.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: Norwegian Sun

Day 5

 Kyoto (Osaka), Japan 

Spend another day in Kyoto!

Cradled by rolling hills on three sides, Kyoto is considered the historical and cultural epicenter of the country. The city was Japan's capital for more than 1,000 years (794 - 1868) and approximately 1,600 Buddhist temples and more than 400 Shintō shrines are peppered throughout the city. From numerous historic sites and tranquil gardens to delicious local cuisine and boutique shopping, Kyoto offers you a window into the heart of Japan's traditions and culture.

The ship will depart at 6PM.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: Norwegian Sun

Day 6

Day at Sea

Enjoy a full day at sea! Take the opportunity to relax and enjoy the ships facilities and services.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: Norwegian Sun

Day 7

 Naha (Okinawa), Japan

The ship will arrive at 7AM.

Enjoy the scenic countryside, WWII memorials, magnificent limestone caves and a reconstructed Ryukyu village where the island's heritage and crafts are on display. Take home exquisite Bingata fabric, handmade paper, colourful tsuboya-yaki pottery and other craft items. You'll also find foods to suit any palate, but traditional Okinawan cuisine blends influences from Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisines.

The ship will depart at 5PM.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: Norwegian Sun

Day 8

Day at Sea

Enjoy a full day at sea! Take the opportunity to relax and enjoy the ships facilities and services.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: Norwegian Sun

Day 9

 Kagoshima, Japan

The ship will arrive at 7AM.

Visit the exquisite Iso-Teien Garden and its villa, built in 1660, and enjoy gorgeous views before a short ferry ride to smoking Sakurajima for a close-up view of the volcano and its lava fields. Or journey into the countryside to Chiran and its well-preserved streets lined with samurai homes. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Lake Ikeda and the stunning vistas of the Satsuma Peninsula. Local Satsuma dolls, unique cards printed with ink made from volcanic ash, and unusual wooden toys make interesting souvenirs. And be sure to try some miso soup, sashimi or ramen, the area's famous noodles.

The ship will depart at 6PM.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: Norwegian Sun

Day 10

 Nagasaki, Japan

The ship will arrive at 7AM.

Nagasaki is often equated with the dropping of the atomic bomb, and there are many moving museums, memorials and monuments dedicated to its World War II history that shouldn't be missed. Yet modern Nagasaki offers a vibrant and charming atmosphere that's waiting to be explored. Among its cobblestone and rolling hills, the city boasts a rich culinary scene that will excite your inner foodie. To capture Nagasaki's scenic beauty, consider a cable car ride or harbour tour. Centuries-old shrines, temples and churches dot the landscape and are a must see.

The ship will depart at 5PM.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: Norwegian Sun

Day 11

 Jeju, South Korea

The ship will arrive at 6AM.

The dormant volcano Hallasan formed many of the natural attractions found on Jeju. As South Korea's tallest mountain, Hallasan offers an abundance of hiking opportunities and is an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve showcasing a crater lake and an abundance of plants and wildlife. The Manjang Cave, formed by cooling lava, is the world's longest lava tube and is partially open for tours. Head from the mountain to the magnificent beaches and watch famed haenyo (powerful sea-women) dive for octopus, abalone, clams and more without the aid of a breathing apparatus. Don't miss the opportunity to sample fresh seafood dishes at a local restaurant.

The ship will depart at 2PM.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: Norwegian Sun

Day 12

 Seoul (Incheon), South Korea

The ship will arrive early this morning, Disembarkation will commence at 7AM.

Travel to Seoul and discover its 5,000-year-old heritage amidst the ultra-modern high-rises. Visit the magnificent 14th century Gyeongbok Palace and stone pagoda, the National Museum and the bustling antique district. Or spend a day in the serene atmosphere of a Zen Buddhist temple and a historic Korean village. Tour the DMZ and rediscover the drama of recent history. Or simply wander the fish market and promenade at Incheon.

Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • 11 Day Cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line's 'Norwegian Sun' in an Ocean View Stateroom (Upgrades/Downgrades Available*)
  • NCL Premium Beverage Package
  • Complimentary WiFi (150 minutes per person)
  • 1 x Speciality Dining Credit
  • USD$50 Shore Excursion Credit per shore visit/per stateroom
  • Free Onboard Credit to use toward spa days, shopping sprees and more at sea**
  • Gratuities

*If you downgrade to an Inside Stateroom, please note that not all the above inclusions apply.

**Please note OBC will apply if minimum numbers are met for this departure. We will advise you on your documentation if this Added Bonus will apply.

 

EMBARKATION + DISEMBARKATION
  • Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing on Day 1 of the cruise
  • Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking on final day of cruise

About Norwegian Sun: While you're becoming a world traveller, you won't have to worry about what to do or where to go, as there are plenty of dining options, a wide variety of bars and lounges, and the relaxing Mandara Spa on board Norwegian Sun. Starlink provides fast Internet service at sea and is now available on Norwegian Sun. Using advanced low earth orbit satellites, SpaceX's Starlink delivers industry leading broadband internet connectivity, which will improve the capacity, speed, and reliability of Internet on board. Experience all that the world has to offer during the day and stretch out in style at night. Every single stateroom has been renovated with the world traveller in mind. Enjoy contemporary design inspired by our newest, most sophisticated ships. Live it up as you wind down.

Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Visas (if required)
  • Entry fees or activities not listed
  • Transfers to and from airport, hotel and cruise port

Stateroom Upgrade/Downgrade: Wanting to upgrade to a Balcony or even save some dollars and downgrade to an inside stateroom? Ask our Customer Service team for availability and a quote.

Travelling Solo: Please speak with our Friendly Customer Service Team regarding a single supplement quote.

Extra Services: Ask our Customer Service team for recommendations, quotes or to book extra services.

Travel Insurance: We recommend Covermore travel insurance. To quote and book, please click HERE.

Travelling on your own? Why not join the Traveldream Solo Travellers Facebook group where you can interact with other travellers.

Departure Dates


NOV 2025
03 rd
Monday 03 Nov 2025  ‐  Friday 14 Nov 2025
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