15 Night Bering Sea & Japan Cruise on Radiance of the Seas from Vancouver, British Columbia
The 15 Night Bering Sea & Japan Cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia visits Sitka, Alaska; Aomori, Japan; Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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15 Night Bering Sea & Japan Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Radiance of the Seas
Day 1 - Vancouver, British Columbia
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Sitka, Alaska
Day 4 - 6 - Cruising
Day 7 - International Date Line
Day 14 - Aomori, Japan
Day 15 - Cruising
Day 16 - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
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15 Night Bering Sea & Japan Cruise

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Leaving from
Vancouver, British Columbia
Onboard
Radiance of the Seas
Day Port
1
Vancouver, British Columbia
Departs at 4:30 PM
2
Cruising
Day at sea
3
Sitka, Alaska
From 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
4 - 6
Cruising
Day at sea
7
International Date Line
Day at sea
14
Aomori, Japan
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
15
Cruising
Day at sea
16
Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Radiance of the Seas

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Radiance of the Seas
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Radiance of the Seas
A five-course epicurean extravaganza at Chef's Table. A stage-side spectacular of song and dance in City of Dreams. Movies by the pool and mini golf right on deck. Radiance of the Seas® transports you to far-off discoveries on land and at sea.

FROM GLACIER GAZING TO BAR RAISING THRILLS

Adventure is waiting around every corner onboard Radiance of the Seas®. Join a game of mini golf or reach new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. Then unwind with a movie on the poolside screen or check into Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.

FEED YOUR INNER EXPLORER

Prepare to fuel up on fare that's as thrilling as the destinations you'll visit, like authentic Tuscan flavors at Giovanni's Table and exotic Asian eats at Izumi. For contemporary steakhouse dining with a twist, head to Chops Grille℠. Or sit down to a five-course culinary journey at Chef's Table.

ELEVATE ENTERTAINMENT

Ready to be dazzled? The celestial show City of Dreams takes you from Atlantis to Venice, while Piano Man revisits memory lane with classics on the keys. And throughout the ship, you'll find performances by onboard guest entertainers, from piano sing-alongs at the Schooner Bar to live jams at the English Pub.

Day 1: Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 1
Vancouver
British Columbia
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Things to do in
Vancouver
Departs at 4:30 PM
Alive with the hum of high-energy adventure, Vancouver is a sophisticated cityscape on the edge of British Columbia’s wild interior. This multicultural city offers a bit of everything: big city buzz, sky-high mountains and Pacific beaches. If you’re a history buff you can view First Nations artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Take little ones to meet over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, or get a bird’s eye view of old-growth forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Horseshoe Bay salmon fishing… Granville Island paddle boarding… Grouse Mountain’s aerial tram— discover loads of outdoor adventure in Vancouver, from the bay to the backwoods.

BUBBLING WITH ADVENTURE

Walk the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring 20th-century brick buildings and taking a selfie with the whistling Steam Clock. Explore Maple Tree Square, site of ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton’s first tavern, and then stroll under the elaborate Chinatown Millennium Gate. Eat Asian delights— or escape the bustle amid Dr. Su Yat-Sen’s peaceful gardens.
Insider tip
Canadians are known to offer a polite smile and “hello” when even greeting strangers.

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike red cedar forest trails, relax beachside, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, or view the Brockton Point totem poles. Then walk along the Seawall, with the downtown skyline as your backdrop.

COLONIAL CHARISMA

Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with proper tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.

LOCAL CUISINE

Vancouver’s cultural diversity is the key ingredient to its unique culinary scene. Dozens of food trucks, street food carts and farmers’ markets offer something for every taste. Farm-to-table dishes feature Fraser Valley duck and spot prawns. Enjoy an assortment of Asian cuisine, from Chinese dim sum to Japanese ramen. Then sip Okanagan Valley wine or Granville Island beer from Canada’s first microbrewery.

SHOPPING

Head to Robson Street for mainstream chain stores, or hit the quirky indie shops of Gastown, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Lonsdale Quay Market is home to 80 unique shops, while Granville Island’s art studios sell First Nations carvings and jewelry— plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
Cruising
At Sea
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Girl Climbing the Rock Wall During the Day
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch
CAN'T MISS FAVORITES
Man Arrive on the top of the Rock Wall
Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Allure of the Seas Mini Golf Course
Allure of the seas, Dunes, golf, games,

Mini Golf

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Day 3: Sitka, Alaska

Day 3
Sitka
Alaska
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Things to do in
Sitka
From 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose among the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. And its rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. This is off-the-path Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on adventure.

LINKS TO THE PAST

Explore Sitka National Historical Park to trace the town’s early beginnings and native heritage. See indigenous artifacts, watch a documentary film, and walk the mile-long Totem Trail. Then view creative pieces by local Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian artists at the Sitka Cultural Center.
Insider tip
Pack your sunglasses— Alaska has bright sunlight even in winter.

BERING HISTORY IN MIND

Learn about Sitka’s Russian influence on a walk to St. Michael’s Cathedral, one of the few remaining Russian Orthodox churches in Alaska. Check out the Russian Bishop’s House and watch New Archangel Dancers perform traditional choreography. Then stand atop Castle Hill, where the first American flag flew over Alaska in 1867.
Insider tip
Don’t eat berries along Alaskan trails, as some are poisonous.

FOR THE BIRDS

Get up close to native eagles, owls, falcons and hawks at the Alaska Raptor Center’s rehab hospital. Meet the vets who nurse injured birds back to health and view the flight-training center— a rainforest environment where recovered animals relearn survival skills before release back into the wild.

LOCAL CUISINE

The local Pacific Northwest “frontier cuisine” is packed with fresh seafood offerings like sockeye lox and halibut fish and chips. Here you’ll find Dungeness crab harvested by local families and food trucks serving black cod collars. And don’t miss Baranof Island Brewing Company— the Silver Bay IPA and Halibut Point Hefeweizen are two solid sipping options.

SHOPPING

Downtown galleries are your best bet for Northwest Coast native art and jewelry made by Inupiat Eskimos. Russian nesting dolls, woven Tlingit baskets and wild berry products also make authentic Alaskan souvenirs. Stop by the WinterSong Soap Company for herbal bath products made on-site.

Day 4 - 6: Cruising

Day 4 - 6
Cruising
At Sea
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Chefs Table - Dining Room
Welcoming dining room with special dishes & spectacular wines. Fine dining at the best vacation cruise restaurant Chefs Table
FOR FOODIES
Focaccia della Casa - Giovanni's Table
Flat Italian bread with potatoes and herb, marinated artichokes, olives & pesto. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table.

Giovanni's Table

A casual Italian trattoria, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including fresh pastas, braised meat dishes and stews.
Chef's Table Appetizer
An appetizer at Chef's Table on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship

Chef's Table

Located in an intimate, exclusive spot onboard, this private epicurean experience for a limited number of guests, treats you to a five-course, menu and wine tasting.

Day 7: International Date Line

Day 7
International Date Line
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Two Couples Enjoying the Jazz Bar Lounge
Performer in the Jazz Bar Lounge Performing for Guests
SHOW STOPPERS
Live Bands at the Music Hall
Two couples at Music Hall Enjoying the Live Bands

Live bands

Pick the genre you please and you're likely to find a band of talented musicians onboard to match, from live jazz to cover bands, quartets, Latin, and acoustic performers across the fleet nightly.

Mystery Dinner Theater

Reserve your spot at this funny dinner whodunnit starring our professional cast of highly suspicious characters— and you. Will you be the first to solve the murder?

Day 14: Aomori, Japan

Day 14
Aomori
Japan
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Things to do in
Aomori
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Aomori is a relatively unexplored city located north of Honshu, Japan's main island. Visit the Hirosaki Castle during the Cherry Blossom Festival during the springtime. In summer, you can enjoy the spectacular Nebuta Matsuri festival or explore the deep green virgin beech forests. Fall is great for hiking along the Oirase Gorge river or heading to Aoni Onsen, a remote hot spring resort lit only by gas lanterns. If you cruise to Aomori during the winter, you can admire the snow-covered trees, try skiing or snowboarding, or visit one of the city's museums. End your visit to Aomori, Japan with some delicious seafood and local sake.

Day 15: Cruising

Day 15
Cruising
At Sea
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Schooner Bar Close-Up
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LIGHTS OUT NIGHTS OUT
Schooner Bar Seating Area
AN, Anthem of the Seas, Schooner Bar, lounge, piano, ship rigging decor, screens in back,

Schooner Bar

There's always a crowd gathered around the piano at The Schooner Bar, one of our signature bars and a guest favorite. Drop by to take in the nautical theme, and stay to join in with the piano sing-alongs while enjoying your favorite cocktail.
Quill & Compass - Pub
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English Pub

Meet your mates for a pint. This is an authentic English spot to enjoy British racing decor while you sip UK-inspired cocktails, scotch, whiskeys and ales, of course.

Day 16: Tokyo, Japan

Day 16
Tokyo
Yokohama, Japan
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Things to do in
Tokyo
Arrives at 7:00 AM
Yokohama is the central gateway to exploring Tokyo, a once-humble fishing village that is now one of the world's biggest, most densely populated cities. You'll find an eclectic mix of traditional shrines and soaring skyscrapers lining these neon-lit streets. Walk the Rainbow Bridge over Tokyo Bay alongside the Yurikamome Rail Line, a futuristic, operatorless train system. Then, see old Tokyo at the Imperial Palace, an Edo Castle surrounded by moats and gardens perfect for strolling. Cruise to Tokyo and head to iconic Sensoji Buddhist Temple and pass below the massive red paper lantern of the Thunder Gate. Then, unwind in Yoyogi Park, a literal forest in the heart of the city, complete with Zen gardens and a gingko tree forest.
Tokyo, Japan, Geishas at Sensoji Temple
Two geishas walking by the Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Japan

Let Tokyo Impress You

Whether you take a guided tour or explore on your own, Tokyo will never disappoint. Scope out the cutting-edge fashion in Harajuku and learn all about Otaku culture in Akihabara. Stop off at the forested Meiji shrine and see the bright Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, a well-known geisha district.
Tokyo, Japan, Great Buddha bronze statue
A bronze statue of the Great Buddha in Japan

Seaside Escape

Every summer, Tokyoites escape the heat by heading to the picturesque town of Kamakura. Take the classic Enoshima Electric Railway to the breathtaking Hase-Dera temple housing a gold-leafed statue of the goddess Kannon. Known for the popular Giant Buddha (Daibutsu), you can spot Mt. Fuji from the nearby charcoal black beaches of Inamuragasaki park.
Tokyo, Japan, Sankeien Garden
The Sankeien Garden in Japan

Garden of Architecture

Sankeien Garden is the extravagant creation of a 20th-century silk trader. Dotting the grounds are 17 recreations of iconic buildings from across Japan. All perfectly balanced according to the season, the garden is a celebration of Japan. Cruise to Tokyo and join in a traditional tea ceremony, and learn how to wear a kimono.
Tokyo, Japan, Chicken yakitori
Chicken yakitori on a white plate

Local Cuisine

Japan has some of the world's most renowned cuisine, and Tokyo is the epicenter of all that goodness. Try nigirizushi-style sushi, with simple, single cuts of delicate raw fish served over vinegared rice. Indulge in Tokyo's unique approach to the pan-Japanese noodle soup ramen — here, thin, wavy noodles luxuriate in a soy-infused chicken broth. Or snack on yakitori, grilled chicken skewers seasoned simply with salt or tare, a savory blend of fish-infused dashi broth, soy and vinegar.
Tokyo, Japan, Kimonos on a rack
An assortment of kimonos on a rack in Japan

Shopping

Harajuku in the heart of Tokyo is a shopaholic's dream. From the weird to the classy, you'll find the latest fashion and the coolest brands. For a broader experience, head to Yokohama's 150-year-old Motomachi Shopping street. Hosting a massive sale in September and February, Motomachi has something for everyone. Jump onboard a Tokyo cruise and make sure to bring home some of the region's famous silk, either in the form of a floral kimono or scarf.

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