Cherry Blossoms & Samurais ’25

Our member requested 2025 Outlander Society trip is to Japan with a 14 night Silversea cruise going entirely around this island nation, plus 5 nights land pre-cruise in Tokyo and Kyoto. This 19 night trip begins April 4, 2025 (depart the USA on April 3rd) and returns home April 23, 2025.

This exclusive departure is limited to 16 guests plus Michael & Kelly, your hosts. At the time of this writing there are 2 rooms remaining.

In-depth Japan, with 5 nights by land & bullet train followed by a 14 night all-inclusive luxury cruise around the entire country

in partnership with
Sailing aboard the yet to be built 728 passenger Silver Nova
Visiting during Cherry Blossom season!

Itinerary & Excursions

Set your imagination alight on this circumnavigation of the Land of the Rising Sun. Starting with a night at the historical Imperial Hotel Tokyo and then to amazing Kyoto by super hi-speed train. After spending two nights with immersive tours with a Welcome Dinner in one of the best cities in Japan, get to know the best of Tokyo, and then board the ship. Embarking from the neon jungle of Tokyo, first enjoy some Silver Nova onboard comfort as you sail to Osaka and beyond in a circumnavigation of Japan.

2025

April 3rd depart from the USA for Tokyo, arriving the next day

April 4th Tokyo, transfers to the historic Imperial Hotel

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Tokyo, Japan

April 5th Bullet train to Kyoto, 2 nights at the amazing boutique hotel, The Suriyan, and our Outlander Welcome Dinner

April 6th Kyoto in-depth

April 7th Kyoto free time, then take the Bullet train to Tokyo and overnight at the majestic Imperial Hotel

April 8th Tokyo in depth

April 9th Tokyo explorations and afternoon transfer to board our Silversea Cruise for embarkation. Each port of call will have several included shore excursions to choose from, or you may opt for a Select excursion for a cost. Dining, including most specialty dining, is included. Most drinks on board are included!

Silver Nova - Arts Café

April 10 Day at Sea

April 11 Osaka – choice of excursions included

A day in Japan’s foodie capital will leave you satiated, then its back on board for Hiroshima and Fukuoka. Enjoy a day in South Korea’s Busan before sailing back to Japan for an overnight in Kanazawa – home of Geishas, samurai and silk kimonos. A further sea day delivers you to Aomori and Hakodate, before heading home:

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Osaka, Japan

April 12 Day at Sea

April 13 Hiroshima – choice of excursions included

April 14 Fukuoka (Kyushu Island) – choice of excursions included

April 15 Busan (South Korea) – choice of excursions included

April 16 Day at Sea

April 17 Kanazawa [overnight] – choice of excursions included

April 18 Kanazawa – choice of excursions included

April 19 Day at Sea

April 20 Aomori – choice of excursions included

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Osaka, Japan

April 21 Hakodate (Hokkaido) – choice of excursions included

April 22 Day at Sea and included Outlanders Farewell Dinner

April 23 Disembark in Tokyo for your flight home, transfer to airport included

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Tokyo, Japan

PRICING (BASED ON SUITE SELECTION)

INCLUDES LAND & CRUISE

While the price is chosen starts with your suite selection, the price includes the land portion at well, staying at some amazing properties in Kyoto and Tokyo.

Silversea’s oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in luxury cruising. All include the services of a butler thanks to the highest service ratio at sea and almost all have a private teak veranda so that you can breathe in the fresh sea air by merely stepping outside your door. Select your suite – guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite.

ALL PRICES ARE PER GUEST, BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY AND AVAILABILITY AND INCLUDE LAND PORTION AS WELL AS CRUISE. MAX 17 GUESTS INCLUDING YOUR HOSTS.

Category on shipSuite DescriptionPer PersonFinal DueInitial Deposit Due to
Secure Spot
Second
Deposit
based on double occupancy except for SOLO CV belowprice shown is cruise + landNov
2024
All payments nonrefundable, insurance recommended
and will be quoted
Due when land components are confirmed – that could be next week or next year
CLASSIC VERANDA SUITESuite size 357 sq.ft. including veranda$24,998Per Person$4,150$3170
PREMIUM VERANDA SUITESuite size 357 sq.ft. including veranda$28,998Per Person$6,040$3340
MEDALLION SUITESuite size 527 sq.ft. including veranda$35,398Per Person$8,140$3470
SIGNATURE SUITESuite size 700 sq.ft. including veranda$46,498Per Person$10,360$3470
OTIUM SUITESuite size 1324 sq.ft. including veranda$55,198Per Person$11,700$3470
SOLO CLASSIC VERANDA SUITESuite size 357 sq.ft. including veranda$31,888SOLO RATE – LIMITED$4,450$4,260
All are based on availability at the time of booking, and prices are based on double-occupancy with the exception of SOLO suite. All suites come with $200 ship board credit.

Black Friday Offer Free business class air up to $5000 per person if booked by Nov. 30, 2022

SUITE DESCRIPTIONS:

Otium Suite

OTIUM SUITE

  • Deck 6, 7 of 9
  • Suite size 1324 sq.ft. including veranda
  • Veranda
  • Living room

Signature Suite

SIGNATURE SUITE

  • Deck 6, 7, 8, 9 of 9
  • Suite size 700 sq.ft. including veranda
  • Veranda
  • Living room

Medallion Suite

MEDALLION SUITE

  • Deck 6, 7, 8, 9 of 9
  • Suite size 527 sq.ft. including veranda
  • Veranda
  • Living room
Premium Veranda Suite

PREMIUM VERANDA SUITE

  • Deck 6, 7, 8, 9 of 9
  • Suite size 357 sq.ft. including veranda
  • Veranda
Classic Veranda Suite

CLASSIC VERANDA SUITE

  • Deck 6, 7, 8, 9 of 9
  • Suite size 357 sq.ft. including veranda
  • Veranda

ALL PRICES ARE PER GUEST, BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY AND AVAILABILITY AND INCLUDE LAND PORTION AS WELL AS CRUISE

All-Inclusive Benefits

Fares shown are per Guest

  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalized service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard gratuities

Want to go with us?

To sign up you can fill out our Secure Payment Form and authorize your deposit with the trip description of “Cherry Blossoms 25” and indicate which suite type above you would like to request. If you have questions please contact us at 843.279.0310 or office@mgatravel.com. See Pricing & Availability above.

Michael in Tokyo about 20 years ago!

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