Japan, Russia & Alaska Cruise ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

Tokyo (Yokohama) , Japan | Hakodate , Japan | PETROPAVLOVSK, RUSSIA | International Dateline | Skagway , Alaska | Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier , Alaska | Seattle , Washington

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DAY 1 - Departure Day

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

DEPARTS:
6:00 PM

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.

DAY 2 - AT SEA

CRUISING

CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

North Star Raised Above Rear of the Ship
Guests Watching a Man Enjoying the iFly

North Star Raised Above Rear of the Ship
Guests Watching a Man Enjoying the iFly

Things to Do

DAY 3 - DOCKED

Hakodate, Japan

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
5:00 PM

Taste the sushi

Opened as one of Japan's first international ports in 1859, Hakodate has a fascinating commercial and military legacy. Experience it by exploring the Goryokaku, a unique and verdant star-shaped fortress from the short-lived Republic of Ezo. Then, check out the Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, a series of atmospheric bay side godowns (a style of Asian warehouse) revived as a shopping and dining spot.

View from atop Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate, Japan
A Torii gate with stairs leading to the Hakodate Hachiman shrine in Hakodate, Japan
View of Hachimazaka, a hill slope leading to the port in Hakodate, Japan

Opened as one of Japan's first international ports in 1859, Hakodate has a fascinating commercial and military legacy. Experience it by exploring the Goryokaku, a unique and verdant star-shaped fortress from the short-lived Republic of Ezo. Then, check out the Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, a series of atmospheric bay side godowns (a style of Asian warehouse) revived as a shopping and dining spot.

View from atop Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate, Japan
A Torii gate with stairs leading to the Hakodate Hachiman shrine in Hakodate, Japan
View of Hachimazaka, a hill slope leading to the port in Hakodate, Japan
Things To Do

in Hakodate

Million Dollar View, the view from atop Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate, Japan

Million-Dollar View

It may be only 334 meters high, but Mt. Hakodate has stunning views of the city of Hakodate and the surrounding waters. Known as the "million-dollar view," it's one of Japan's best-known spots for panoramic vistas. A gondola will get you to the observation deck in three minutes, and a hike takes around 45.

Aerial view of Goryokaku Park, a star shaped fort in Hakodate, Japan

Remains of a Lost Republic

The Goryokaku is a unique star-shaped fort built in the mid-19th century by the Tokugawa shogunate to protect Hakodate from Western powers. In 1869, former samurai established the Republic of Ezo here before imperial troops defeated them six months later. Today, the fort is a leafy oasis surrounded by more than 1,000 cherry trees that bloom in spring.

Kanemori red brick warehouse, bay-side godowns,  and ferry boat in Hakodate, Japan

The Lowdown on Godowns

The Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse is a beautifully preserved group of bay-side godowns — a term for warehouses derived from an Indian dialect — dating to the early 20th century. Today, these buildings offer an eclectic mix of shopping and dining, but even their architecture makes them worth a stop.

Kaisendon, seafood bowl of crab, tobiko caviar, tuna, and more, in Hakodate, Japan

Local Cuisine

Hakodate is a seafood lover's utopia. Cruise to Hakodate and drop anchor near the asaichi (morning market) south of Hakodate Station, and you'll find a myriad of eateries offering marine delicacies such as king crab, sushi and uni (sea urchin). If in doubt, try Maruyama Shoten's kaisendon (seafood bowl) of raw uni, squid, salmon and roe over rice.

Close up of makisu, sushi roller mats, in Hakodate, Japan

Shopping

Celebrate Hokkaido's oceanic heritage with a cute squid-themed souvenir — favorites ranges from stuffed animals to keychains. Take home traditional Hokkaido handmade wooden items, such as spoons, bowls, placemats and other kitchenware, or pick up a bar of specialty soap made from Hokkaido-sourced materials: The local seaweed is thought to take exfoliation to the next level. Seek out these and other distinctive trinkets at the shops at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse during your visit.

DAY 4 - AT SEA

CRUISING

FOR FOODIES

Delicious Lobster Al Forno
QN Culinary, specialty dining, smoking eggs, Wonderland, culinary, cuisine

Delicious Lobster Al Forno
QN Culinary, specialty dining, smoking eggs, Wonderland, culinary, cuisine

Things to Do

DAY 5 - AT SEA

CRUISING

SHOW STOPPERS

Two 70 Virtual Concert "Santa Fe & the Fat City Horns"

Two 70 Virtual Concert "Santa Fe & the Fat City Horns"

Things to Do

DAY 6 - TENDERED

PETROPAVLOVSK, RUSSIA

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
6:00 PM

DAY 7 - AT SEA

CRUISING

SUN DRENCHED DAYS

Guests Enjoying the Solarium
Man Doing Air Trick on Flowrider

Guests Enjoying the Solarium
Man Doing Air Trick on Flowrider

Things to Do

DAY 8 - AT SEA

CRUISING

LIGHTS OUT NIGHTS OUT

Couple Enjoying a Bottle of Wine
Bottles at the Bionic Bar

Couple Enjoying a Bottle of Wine
Bottles at the Bionic Bar

Things to Do

DAY 9 - CRUISING

International Dateline

View of the wake from the aft of a cruise ship
DAY 10 - AT SEA

CRUISING

CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

North Star Raised Above Rear of the Ship
Guests Watching a Man Enjoying the iFly

North Star Raised Above Rear of the Ship
Guests Watching a Man Enjoying the iFly

Things to Do

DAY 11 - AT SEA

CRUISING

FOR FOODIES

Delicious Lobster Al Forno
QN Culinary, specialty dining, smoking eggs, Wonderland, culinary, cuisine

Delicious Lobster Al Forno
QN Culinary, specialty dining, smoking eggs, Wonderland, culinary, cuisine

Things to Do

DAY 12 - DOCKED

Skagway, Alaska

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
8:30 PM

GATEWAY TO THE KLONDIKE

Since its Klondike Gold Rush days, Skagway has served as an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. Take an old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street and get lost in riveting historical reenactments. Here you’ll also discover plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from dog-sledding on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Breathtaking view of the Skagway Alaska ice snow glaciers.
Skagway Alaska vintage train transportation rail along with sea and mountains in the background.
Skagway Alaska trail hiking mountain view.

Since its Klondike Gold Rush days, Skagway has served as an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. Take an old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street and get lost in riveting historical reenactments. Here you’ll also discover plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from dog-sledding on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Breathtaking view of the Skagway Alaska ice snow glaciers.
Skagway Alaska vintage train transportation rail along with sea and mountains in the background.
Skagway Alaska trail hiking mountain view.
Things To Do

in Skagway

Blown away Skagway Alaska scenery with a vintage car rail along with snow mountains and beautiful purple flowers.

ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Prepare to be blown away by breathtaking Alaskan scenery while riding in a vintage rail car along the White Pass and Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway. See Bridal Veil Falls, Dead Horse Gulch and Glacier Gorge unfold before you while climbing the 2,885-foot incline of White Pass.

Skagway Alaska trail hiking mountain view.

TAKE A HIKE

Known as “the world’s longest outdoor museum”, Chilkoot Trail encompasses 33 miles of hiking trails. Follow in the footsteps of Klondike stampeders as you trek through dense rainforest, enjoy incredible scenery, and discover the Gold Rush ghost town of Dyea. This is the ultimate Alaskan outdoor challenge.

Skagway Alaska historic museum.

GO FOR GOLD

Step back in time at the museums of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Relive the good old Gold Rush days through interactive exhibits at its Visitor Center, housed in the restored 19th-century Railroad Depot. You can also watch a captivating documentary film detailing the rush for gold in Alaska.

The best place for a banquet of king crab legs is in Skagway Alaska.

LOCAL CUISINE

Skagway is one of the best places to feast on king crab legs. Hit Skagway Brewing Company for sockeye salmon sandwiches paired with a Blonde Ale made from hand picked Sitka spruce tree tips. Enjoy Mendenhall Mudd or Klondike Walnut fudge at the Alaska Fudge Company— and then sip a nightcap at Red Onion Saloon, the oldest watering hole in town.

Welcome to Skagway Alaska and our local shopping downtown.

SHOPPING

Skagway’s downtown historic corridor has its fair share of Gold Rush-era facades that now house souvenir shops. Sprinkled among them are galleries selling local artisan paintings, carvings, pottery, woodworks and jewelry. You’ll know it’s authentic if it has the “Made in Skagway” logo.

DAY 13 - CRUISING

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier, Alaska

ARRIVES:
6:00 AM
DEPARTS:
10:00 AM

Discover the Fjords

One of Alaska’s lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30-mile-long stretch, you can’t help but be awed by the surrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle’s appeal.

One of Alaska’s lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30-mile-long stretch, you can’t help but be awed by the surrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle’s appeal.

Things To Do

in Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier

WILD WONDERS

Endicott Arm is one of the largest breeding grounds for harbor seals on the planet. Keep your eyes peeled for these creatures splashing in icy waters near the ship. Along the shore you might also glimpse brown bears, bald eagles, sea ducks, deer, moose and wolves.

GRAND FINALE

Your journey through scenic Endicott Arm Fjord ends with a front-row view of Dawes Glacier. Standing over 600 feet tall and a half-mile wide, this very active icecap is known for its spectacular calving displays which produce huge, chunky icebergs that float in area waters.

DAY 14 - AT SEA

CRUISING

SHOW STOPPERS

Two 70 Virtual Concert "Santa Fe & the Fat City Horns"

Two 70 Virtual Concert "Santa Fe & the Fat City Horns"

Things to Do

DAY 15 - Arrival Day

Seattle, Washington

ARRIVES:
6:00 AM

EMERALD CITY ADVENTURE

Explore Seattle from a multitude of perspectives. Head to Lake Union, where you can go on a flightseeing tour and take in views of the city by plane. Climb to the top of the iconic Space Needle — the views of the Cascade Mountains and Elliott Bay can't be beat. Immerse yourself in Pike Place Market, the city's buzzing heartbeat: Grab an espresso and stroll among the produce-filled farm stands and artisan selling their crafts.

View of buildings near Pioneer Square in Seattle, Washington
Aerial view of Seattle, Washington
A hiking path to West Point Light lighthouse in Seattle, Washington

Explore Seattle from a multitude of perspectives. Head to Lake Union, where you can go on a flightseeing tour and take in views of the city by plane. Climb to the top of the iconic Space Needle — the views of the Cascade Mountains and Elliott Bay can't be beat. Immerse yourself in Pike Place Market, the city's buzzing heartbeat: Grab an espresso and stroll among the produce-filled farm stands and artisan selling their crafts.

View of buildings near Pioneer Square in Seattle, Washington
Aerial view of Seattle, Washington
A hiking path to West Point Light lighthouse in Seattle, Washington
Things To Do

in Seattle

View of the Space Needle from below in Seattle, Washington

Seek Out the Center

The Seattle Center was home of the 1962 World's Fair, which portrayed a mid-century view of the Land of Tomorrow. Since the fair, this 74-acre park has remained a cultural hub within the city. Get a good look at Seattle with a 360-degree view from the observation deck of the Space Needle, or check out the Museum of Pop Culture, which has exhibits on popular music as well as science fiction and fantasy in film and television.

A view of the needle amongst the skyscraper building in Seattle Washington

Waterfront Wonders

The Seattle Center complex encompasses an assortment of impressive attractions. View colorful masterpieces by glassblower Dale Chihuly at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. Explore the Pacific Science Center or the Museum of Pop Culture. Then take in sweeping city views from the top of the 605-foot-tall Space Needle.

Tour of Seattle's underground level in Washington

Relive the Gold Rush

The Seattle Underground tour takes you under the city to the Gold Rush-era streets of Seattle, before the city was rebuilt on top of itself. Then, head to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Pioneer Square, where you can get even more info on the Gold Rush and how it shaped the city.

Assorted Dungeness crab legs with butter mustard sauce and fresh lemons in Seattle, Washington

Local Cuisine

Seafood is king in Seattle. Geoduck clams, Penn Cove mussels and Dungeness crab are some of the most sought-after local specialties. At Pike Place, pick up curried beef bao, a Chinese-style dumpling best eaten by hand. For a snack or breakfast, head to Coyle's Bakeshop and pick up a cretzel, a pretzel-croissant combo that's all the rage among locals.

Kiosk selling jewelry in a markeplace in Seattle, Washington

Shopping

Shopping in Seattle means a visit to Pike Place Market — first opened in 1907, the historic marketplace is the go-to spot not only for fresh produce but also for artisan crafts ranging from handmade jewelry to ceramics and beauty products. During your Seattle cruise vacation, head to Ballard Avenue NW for hip boutiques, and shop for big brands downtown.

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