Taking a big trip to the other side of the planet Traveling to Asia is as exciting as it sounds; Asia is the largest and most diverse continent on Earth, so you'll expirience culture, beauty, history, and adventure.
The Inland Sea is regarded as one of the most beautifula and peaceful parts of Japan.The most scenic part of the Inland Sea is between Hiroshima,Okayama on Honshu and Takamatsu on Shikokou.This area is blessed with superb coastal scenery,charming farms slow-paced fishing villages,a mild climate and over 3000 small volcanic and granite islands.Visitors to this region of sometimes have to pinch themselves as a reminder that they are still in ultra modern Japan.Tourist explore the region on bicycles,ferries,local trains and buses and local cruise ships.
Dalian is a major city and seaport in the south of Liaoning province.It is the southernmost city of Northeast China and China's northermost warm water port at the tip of the Liaodong pensinsula.Dalian is the province's second largest city and has sub-provicial adminstrative status only the provincial capital is larger.The city is quite sunny with 2,740 hours of bright sunshine annually and most months receiving at least 60% of possible sunshine.The annual mean temperature is 10.90 oC.
Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. It is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on it at 8:15 A.M. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II.
Visit the night market of Jordan street and savor seafood delicacies in Kwo Tong. Ride the funicular to reach the top of Victoria hill, about 554 meters high and admire the commanding view of Hong Kong. It's strongly suggested to have a walk in Nathan and Canton avenues at Kaouloun peninsula. Both avenues are a commercial paradise in Hong Kong. Countless shopping malls and branded stores are waiting for you to do your shopping .
Kokura Castle, Hiraodai Plateau and Mount Sakamura are ideal for long walks because of their breathtaking landscapes. One of the must-see tourist spots of the city is the limestone caverns.
Kitakyushu is one of the most important hubs of Japan, a popular centre for land and marine trade. Furthermore, it is an industrial city that contributes in wholly growth of Japan. During spring and summer take place a lots of festivals with music and customs.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan. At over 12 million people in the official metropolitan area alone, Tokyo is the core of the most populated urban area in the world, Greater Tokyo (which has a population of 35 million people). This huge, wealthy and fascinating metropolis brings high-tech visions of the future side by side with glimpses of old Japan, and has something for everyone.
Kyoto is a city in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the imperial capital of Japan, it is now the capital of Kyoto Prefecture, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Ranked as the 11th of the world's most livable cities in the magazine Monocle in 2012, Kyoto was praised for its history and compact city solutions such as its own subway system.
Shanghai is located in the Yangtze River Delta in eastern China and once was a fishing and textiles town. Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to European recognition of its favorable port location and economic potential.Is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yuyuan Garden, as well as the extensive and growing Pudong skyline.
Takamatsu is a large city on the island of Shikoku in Japan. It is famous for its magnificent parks. Especially, Ritsurin Park is a jewel of the city with its huge, lush green landscapes full of Japanese pine trees and many impressive sights. You can enjoy your tea in the pretty tea houses surrounded by a wonderful scenery. Many museums and beautiful temples are, also, in the city and they create a unique atmosphere. Takamatsu is extremely well-known throughout Japan for its udon, one of the three major types of Japanese noodle dishes. So, do not forget to taste it!
The best time to visit is autumn though if you do not mind dust stroms would also be an excellent choice.
Tianjin is a metropolis in northern China and one of the five national central cities of the People's Republic of China.Tianjin borders Hebei Province and Beijing Municipality bourded to the east by the Bohai Gulf portion of the Yellow Sea.
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Each year, thousands of travellers from all over the world choose Azamara Club Cruises. In fact, Azamara was the top-ranked 2012 small-ship cruise line for service, value and overall experience. Azamara Quest is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of our bars, restaurants, lounges, Casino and Cabaret and you will never feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where our attentive staff is always ready to offer a complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens in a large number of staterooms with verandas.
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Αzamara Club Cruises includes late night or overnigh stays on more than half of all port visits. And that means richer, fuller experiences of local people and cultures around the world. With Azamara, you will have enough time to marvel at the nightlife of Asia, the rainforest of Costa Rica and the palaces of St. Petersburg. On Azamara's smaler ships you will sail to less-travelled ports, enjoy scenic rivers and waterways that are off-limits to big cruise lines, and dock in prime spots close to town. It all adds to a richer travel experience. And it gets even better with Azamara's focus on Destination Immersion, meaning longer stays, more overnight and night touring in many places you visit. You'll have time to dine on local foods and wines, go to jazz clubs and listen to musicians in the cafes, and walk the lighted ramparts in old cities. We think you'll agree the world is a wonderful place when you see the Azamara way.
That’s in addition to our complimentary AzAmazing EveningsSM events, created specifically for Azamara guests to participate in a unique night of culture. And, of course, fun. Or feel free to venture out and explore the more than 200 destinations we travel to on your own. You have all the time in the world to do so. The best way to learn about a new culture? Joyfully immerse yourself in local life and encients traditions. When you come back onboard, you’ll enjoy our inclusive amenities including select standard spirits, international beers and wines, gratuities, English butler service for suite guests, and more, our award-winning spa, fitness center, and dining, and our friendly, always attentive staff, all from the comfort of our boutique, 686-guest club-like ships. Like a welcoming club
Taste your way through six distinctive dining experiences, including 24-hour room service. Discoveries Restaurant is Azamara's main dining room, with full breakfast and dinner menus and lunch service on sea days. Price C and Aqualina are elegant speciality restaurants spotlighting steakhouse classics and Mediterranean dishes. For casual breakfast, lunch and dinner, Windows Cafe and its adjoining outdoor seating area are just the ticket, while the Pool Grill is perfect for burgers and fries on sunny afternoons. Enjoy a changing daily selection of complimentary boutique wines at lunch and dinner, along with select beers. Or ask our sommelier for help choosing a special bottle from our Wine Cellar featuring thousands of vintage and small production wines.
Sea days are perfect for sampling spa services that will leave you relaxed and reinvigorated. Azamara offers exclusive body, facial and massage treatments, health and wellness consultations, acupuncture, and a full-service salon. Just another day in paradise. With more late and overnight stays, we often bring local performers to the ship for truly authentic entertainment. Dance and admire the Murano glass fixtures in the Looking Glass Lounge, test your luck at lively Casino Luxe, or enjoy a musical revue in the Cabaret Lounge. Follow your whims and do something different ever night. Or simply relax with after-dinner drinks as Mosaic@Night, one of the ship's favourite casual gathering spots day and night. All ship bars serve complimentary select spirits, international beers, cocktails and wines.
Discover a seafaring community that feels like a club. A place where guests mingle easily and the staff and crew know your name, interests and preferences. Great service anticipates your needs and meets them swiftly. It's simultaneously friendly, attentive and professional. Top-tier service is the cornerstone of Azamara culture, from headquarters to shipboard staff to onshore guides. Our motivation is simpe: we want to see you again soon!
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Azamara Club Cruises consists of two intimate ships, Azamara Journey® and Azamara Quest®. Each can carry 686 fortunate guests to discover the hidden corners of the world that larger cruise ships simply cannot reach. In addition to offering a more personalized experience, our ships have recently undergone a $17.5 million revitalization including new European bedding and soft goods, flat screen televisions, new veranda decking and furniture, and wireless internet service in all staterooms and public areas. Plus, 93% of our staterooms offer ocean views and 68% have a private veranda.