5 Night Okinawa & Ishigaki Cruise on Voyager of the Seas from Shanghai, Baoshan, China Okinawa, Japan Sea Bridge
The 5 Night Okinawa & Ishigaki Cruise from Shanghai, Baoshan, China visits Okinawa (Naha), Japan; Ishigaki, Japan; Hong Kong, China. 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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5 Night Okinawa & Ishigaki Cruise
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Explore Voyager of the Seas
Day 1 - Shanghai (Baoshan), China
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Okinawa (Naha), Japan
Day 4 - Ishigaki, Japan
Day 5 - Cruising
Day 6 - Hong Kong, China
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Okinawa, Japan Sea Bridge
Bridge between islands in Okinawa, Japan
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5 Night Okinawa & Ishigaki Cruise

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Leaving from
Shanghai (Baoshan), China
Voyager of the Seas
Day Port
Shanghai (Baoshan), China
Departs at 4:30 PM
Day at sea
Okinawa (Naha), Japan
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ishigaki, Japan
Tendered from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day at sea
Hong Kong, China
Arrives at 7:00 AM
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Your ship Voyager of the Seas

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Voyager of the Seas
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Voyager of the Seas, Anchored
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Voyager of the Seas
Voyager of the Seas® has plenty of surprises to fill your wandering with wonder. Onboard you'll find junkanoo-jamming parades on the Promenade, Far East flavors at Izumi, and thrills on every deck, from wave riding on the FlowRider® surf simulator to late night spins around the ice-skating rink.


Raise the thrill factor on the Rock Climbing Wall and hang ten on FlowRider®. Lace up your skates and put your adventure on ice, or tee up for a game of mini golf. This is your epic getaway, and you decide how to seize the day.


This is one epicurean adventure your taste buds will thank you for. Savor sizzling steaks at Chops Grille℠, or indulge in a five-course foodie feast at Chef's Table. Fresh-rolled sushi awaits at Izumi, and family-style favorites will satisfy your cravings at Giovanni's Table.


Settle in for a show filled with songs from classic movies in Music in Pictures, and wander down the Great White Way in Broadway Rhythm & Rhyme. On this ship, every act is epic.

Amped Up Adventure

The newly amped up Voyager of the Seas® is packed with more ways to play on your South Pacific getaway. Gear up for a glow-in-the-dark laser tag face-off in Battle for Planet Z℠ and catch a wave on the FlowRider℠ surf simulator. Take a flavor-filled journey to the exotic Far East at Izumi and find your element with rustic Italian dishes served with a contemporary flair at Giovanni’s Table.

Day 1: Shanghai, China

Day 1
Baoshan, China
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Shanghai, China Pagoda View
View of a traditional Chinese pagoda from the street in Shanghai, China
Things to do in
Departs at 4:30 PM
Called Hu for short, glamorous Shanghai is China's largest city, and it reverberates with echoes of China's past. But at the same time, it's a city with its eyes on the future, where Gothic and neoclassical architecture contrasts space-age skyscrapers. Cruise to Shanghai and visit the Bund, a historic neighbourhood on the west side of the Huangpu River, where you can still see buildings from the city's past prior to 1949. Across the way on the east side, you can gaze up at the futuristic towers of Pudong. See decorative bronze artifacts dating back to the 18th century BC at the Shanghai Museum. Then, head to the Old City, where you can wander the bustling narrow streets inside the fortified walls, take in the smell of incense and sip <em>longjing </em>green tea at a traditional teahouse.
Shanghai, China Historical Buildings
Historical buildings at the Bund in Shanghai, China

Better in the Bund

The Bund is Shanghai's art deco heritage neighbourhood, with colonial architecture from the 1920s and '40s. Walk along the riverfront promenade at the golden hour for beautiful photos – from here, you can see the futuristic skyscrapers of Pudong's skyscrapers across the river.
Insider tip
China's currency is the <em>renminbi</em> (abbreviated as RMB) and also called the yuan. Shanghai has lots of cash machines, though not all accept foreign cards. Smaller Chinese cities don't always have cash machines, so it's wise to stock up on extra cash in Shanghai.
Shanghai, China Shanghai Towers
Shanghai Towers and cityscape of Shanghai, China

Height of Adventure

Take a river cruise to see some of Shanghai's modern architectural highlights: The 470-metre-tall Oriental Pearl Tower looks like something straight out of the Jetsons, while the twisting Shanghai Tower, the second tallest building in the world, is meant to evoke a lucky dragon coming out of the earth. The World Finance Centre Tower looks like a giant bottle opener.
Shanghai, China Yuyuan Garden Pavillion
Traditional pavillions in Yuyuan Gardens in Shanghai, China

Ancient Ambience

Get a feel for old China by wandering through the Yu Garden during your Shanghai cruise holiday. The classical garden is 400 years old, with carp-filled pools and bamboo groves. See more of ancient China at the Shanghai Museum, which has 120,000 ancient relics, including bronze artefacts and sculptures.
Shanghai, China Dumplings
Dumplings with dip in Shanghai, China

Local Cuisine

Eating in Shanghai is all about street food. You'll see people drinking from giant dumplings through strwas in a dish called xiao long bao – a soup dumpling. Join in, or eat them with chopsticks in a sit-down restaurant. Try cold noodles with eel, ginger and bamboo shoots, or pick up a flaky, pork-flecked spring onion pancake – this comfort food is practically a way of life here.
Shanghai, China Chinese Lanterns
Red Chinese lanterns at the antique market in Shanghai, China


It's hard not to find shopping in Shanghai. Nanjing Road is the busiest, with everything from speciality food shops to modern shopping centre. If you have time to get something tailored, try the South Bund Fabric Market. During your China cruise, pick up a distinctive Chinese red lantern at the Antique Market or at most street markets.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
At Sea
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Woman Putting with her Family
Family Playing Mini Golf Onboard
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.
Kids Climbing up the Rock Wall
Kids Climbing on the Rock Wall Staring at the Ultimate Abyss

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 12 metres (40 feet) above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Day 3: Okinawa, Japan

Day 3
Naha, Japan
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Okinawa, Japan Sea Coast Cliff
Rocky cliff at a beach in Okinawa, Japan
Things to do in
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The only place in Japan with a subtropical climate, Okinawa radiates a relaxed island vibe, with its sunny skies, clear blue oceans and warm weather year-round. Check out the Ryukyu Mura – a recreation of an old Okinawan village with crafts, foods and festivals – to learn what life was like during the time of the independent Ryukyu Kingdom from the 15th to 19th centuries. Cruise to Okinawa to see the stately pagodas of Ryukyu Castle and the stone ruins of Nakagusuku Castle with its ancient walled courtyards. Head to Okuma Beach on the mainland, or venture out to Miyako Island to see the iconic stone arch at Sunayama Beach and snorkel under the gentle turquoise waves.
Okinawa, Japan Shuri Castle Kyueimon Gate
Ancient Kyueimon Gate in wall of Shuri Castle in Okinawa, Japan

Live Like a King

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shurijo Castle's bright red exterior is instantly striking. Destroyed and rebuilt many times over, this building offers you a sense of life during the Ryukyu Kingdom's golden years. Then, see the former residence of the Japanese king at the Shikinaen Gardens populated by tropical flora.
Insider tip
If you're here in October, join in the fun of the famous Naha Tug-of-War Festival.
Okinawa, Japan Beach
Beautiful Beach with resort in Okinawa, Japan

Where Sea Meets Sky

Explore the depths of the bay at Nami-no-ue Sea and Sky Park. With guided snorkelling tours and diving equipment, you can see 95 types of coral and 53 species of colourful fish. Finish up with a beach party and a barbeque under the golden sun.
Insider tip
If you catch a taxi, the door will open and close for you automatically; there is no need to do it yourself.
Okinawa, Japan Traditional Ryukyu House
A house of traditional construction in Okinawa, Japan

Okinawan Education

At Ryukyu Mura village, you'll find a recreated village and practical demonstrations of old crafts. The vibrant village welcomes visitors with dances and celebrations of traditional festivals and arts. Complete your day of learning at the Okinawa Prefecture Museum, home to a massive 85,000 artefacts dating to the 12th century.
Okinawa, Japan  Soba Soup
Bowl of Okinawa Soba Soup with thick noodles in Okinawa, Japan

Local Cuisine

The food here is both distinctly Japanese and uniquely Okinawan, with Chinese and South Asian influences creating a cuisine all its own. Okinawa cruises allow you to try Okinawan soba (actually more reminiscent to udon noodles because they're so thick) served in a ramen-like pork broth and topped with slow-cooked pork spare ribs. Don't miss out on Agu, the Wagyu beef of pork, with its tender texture and sweet flavour.
Okinawa, Japan Shisa Guardian Lion
Traditional Ryukyu Shisa Guardian Lion Clay Pottery in Okinawa, Japan


Many craft techniques are unique to Okinawa. Head to Kokusai-Dori (International Street) to browse for Ryukyan glass and lacquerware or colourful Shuri-ori textiles. On Tsuboya Yachimun-Dori Street, you can pick up intricate Tsuboya-yaki pottery – choose between decorative traditional statues or plates, bowls and other home-use items.

Day 4: Ishigaki, Japan

Day 4
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Ishigaki, Japan Kabira Bay Boats
Several boats on Kabira Bay in Ishigaki, Japan
Things to do in
Tendered from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The most cosmopolitan island in the Yaeyama Island Group of Okinawa, Ishigaki's subtropical climate means it's beach weather all year round here — the island is rimmed with powdery white beaches and sky-blue waters teeming with coral reefs. Cruise to Ishigaki and take the one-hour hike up Okinawa's highest peak, Mt. Otomo, and marvel at the ocean views dotted with neighboring islands. Walk around Ishigaki's small town: Sample freshly caught fish at the Public Market, explore the 19th-century Miyara Dounchi House and Gardens, or channel inner calm at nearby Torinji Zen Temple. Looking for more thrill factor? Head to the mangroves of Nagura Anparu Wetland for a kayaking adventure.
Ishigaki, Japan Kabira Bay
Boats along Kabira bay in Ishigaki, Japan

Sail on Glass

Visit Kaibara Bay, where glass-bottom boats fly through striking blue water giving you a rare underwater look. The bay is passionately protected by locals, and swimming is not allowed, but if you'd like to take a dip, head to Sukuji Beach — here, you'll find warm water, jet skis and diving tours.
Insider tip
Although many tourists visit Ishigaki, learning a few Japanese phrases will make you popular with the locals.
Ishigaki, Japan River Forest Mangrove
River with forest mangrove in Ishigaki, Japan

Find Your Own Path

On a clear day, climb up Mt. Otomo — the highest peak in Okinawa — for expansive views of the island and beyond. The mountainous path leads you through dense forest and takes one hour each way. Cruise to Ishigaki, Japan and finish your adventure at Nagura Anparu Wetland with a mystical kayak tour through the impressive Mangroves.
Insider tip
There are jellyfish from May to October. Only official beaches are netted and protected, so be careful at more secluded spots.
Ishigaki, Japan Traditional Costumes
Colorful traditional ryukyu clothing for sale in Ishigaki, Japan

Party in the Past

Head to Yaima Village, where you can experience a real-life recreation of the Ryukyu Era. Old structures have been rebuilt and musical shows are put on daily. Have fun trying on Ryuku traditional dress, paint your own Shiisa statuette, or learn to make mouthwatering Sata Andagi donuts.
Ishigaki, Japan Yaeyama Soba
Yaeyama soba noodle soup from Ishigaki, Japan

Local Cuisine

Head to Sukuji Beach for the island's best restaurants and bars. Try yaeyama soba, a delicious fusion of pork and seafood flavors balanced by Okinawan-style thick wheat noodles. Pair your soba with a glass of awamori, Okinawa's signature liqueur, with earthy, sweet flavors similar to sake or shochu.
Ishigaki, Japan Shisa
Traditional Ryukyu Shisa guardian lion at Ishigaki, Japan


A visit to Ishigaki's Public Market will fill your bags with great Ishigaki souvenirs during your visit to Japan. Pick up a jar of locally harvested Okinawan sea salt, a bottle of awamori and a small handmade Shiisa statue. Shissa are guardian spirits that look like a mix between a dog and a lion.

Day 5: Cruising

Day 5
At Sea
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Raddiccio Caesar - Giovanni's Table
Romaine lettuce tossed with radicchio, herb croutons and cheese. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table Italian restaurant.
Raddiccio Caesar - Giovanni's Table
Romaine lettuce tossed with radicchio, herb croutons and cheese. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table Italian restaurant.

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.
Johnny Rockets Burgers and Hot Dogs
Delicious Burger and Hot Dogs with a Soda Pop

Johnny Rockets®

With a family-friendly uncomplicated menu that offers all-American good food and is reminiscent of simpler days, you'll feel like you stepped back in time to an era of sock hops, soda fountains and drive-in cinemas.

Day 6: Hong Kong, China

Day 6
Hong Kong
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Hong Kong, China Giant Buddha Monastery
The Giant Buddha Monastery in Hong Kong, Lantau Island
Things to do in
Hong Kong
Arrives at 7:00 AM
Although it's officially part of China, Hong Kong is a world unto itself. This bustling city is full of ancient and modern architecture, lots of people and — of course — the best dim sum around. Head to the Kowloon Peninsula for Golden Mile shopping along Nathan Road. Then, make your way to Hong Kong Island to admire the views from the top of Victoria Peak — you can see the skyscrapers of the financial district as well as the fishing village of Stanley Harbour. Cruise to Hong Kong and trek out to mountainous Lantau Island to see the famous Tian Tan Buddha, standing a full 112 feet tall. Or score some quiet time at Hong Kong Park, full of contemplative rock gardens and tree-lined paths.
Hong Kong, China Victoria Peak Tram
The Victoria peak tram arriving at a station overlooking the skyline in Hong Kong, China

Peek From the Peak

The Peak Tram takes you up to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's 1,800-foot-high mountain. Less expensive buses will get you there, too. Once you're up top, admire the views over the city from the hiking trails. The Peak also offers an escape from the subtropical climate below — the air here is cooler and less humid.
Hong Kong, China Harbor Pier Ferry Dock
Boats out on the harbor alongside a rocky coast in Hong Kong

Scenic Ride to Stanley

Stanley Harbour, on the other side of Hong Kong Island, will give you a taste of a different Hong Kong. It's a fishing village on Repulse Bay with a lovely seaside walk (snap some photos of the fishing boats) as well as a famous street market. There's lots of British history, a boardwalk and even a few beaches. You can take the bus from Central for a scenic trip, though the express bus is faster.
Hong Kong, China Victoria Harbor Sailboat
Tourist sailboat crosses Victoria Harbour to the Hong Kong Island with skyscrapers in the background

Out on the Harbor

Use an Octopus card for a ride on Hong Kong's iconic Star Ferry for inexpensive views of Hong Kong's harbor. The tour makes a scenic circular route between Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island, stopping at three piers. Skyscrapers are everywhere, but look closely for the smaller Golden Bauhinia near the Wan Chai Pier, a golden flower statue where the handover of Hong Kong took place in 1997.
Hong Kong, China Dim Sum
Delicious array of dim sum in bamboo steamers in Hong Kong, China

Local Cuisine

Hong Kong is famous for dim sum, a meal of bite-sized foods with various selections brought to your table. Traditionally eaten for brunch, you'll find it at other hours, too. Choose from steamed buns, dumplings or fried rolls filled with spinach, crab or chicken. You'll likely need to share a table — but then you'll have help deciding what to order. Restaurants with lots of locals are a sign of quality and good prices.
Hong Kong, China Traditional Jade Necklaces
Traditional Jade necklaces sold in markets while souvenir shopping in Hong Kong, China


Head to Causeway Bay for modern retail therapy: This stretch of Hong Kong is virtually covered in malls and shops. Central is the district to go to for upscale designer clothes, shoes and other items. But don't overlook the markets for local handicrafts during your Hong Kong cruise. Pick up an inexpensive but distinctive jade necklace or ornament, or look for poetry-inscribed paintings and bamboo handicrafts from the antique dealers on Cat Street.