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Japanese subtropical Islands

Keelung (Chilung) - Kobe

Dates:
3/23/2024
to  3/30/2024

8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
$6,180
30% Ponant Bonus
What's Included

PONANT is the first cruise company to take you to the heart of the sublime landscapes of the tropical islands in southern Japan during an expedition cruise. On this 8-day itinerary aboard Le Jacques-Cartier from Taiwan to Kobe, you will discover the rich natural heritage, traditional villages and craft of the Okinawa and Yaeyama Islands, in the Ryukyu archipelago. 

As you depart from the Port of Keelung, in Taipei, the capital of the lush island of Taiwan, you will set sail for the southern islands of Japan, including Ishigaki, the capital island of the Yaeyama Islands. In the heart of the magnificent Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park, you will be able to enjoy the dynamic atmosphere of the eponymous city or discover Kabira Bay, renowned for its idyllic scenery, combining crystal-clear turquoise water and beaches of white sand. 

Following a port of call in the picturesque village of Taketomijima, with its traditional Okinawan dwellings and its idyllic sandy expanses, Le Jacques-Cartier will sail south to the island of Iriomotejima. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this little corner of paradise will enchant you with its authentic and preserved character, with its wild beaches lying alongside traditional villages surrounded by luxurious tropical forest: jungle, mangrove, rivers, waterfalls. This unique biodiversity is made up of many endemic species.  

You will then head for Kumejima, the island that linked Okinawa to China in the past. Famous for its ‘Eisa’, a form of folk dance performed to the rhythm of traditional drums, this multifaceted island will reveal itself through its natural treasures: the mythical Mifuga rock formation or the idyllic beach of Hatenohama, a point of reference for fans of the underwater world. 

Your next port of call will be Zamami, in the Kerama Islands. You will enjoy the unspoiled beauty of this pristine island, known the world over for the distinctive blue of the surrounding sea, called ‘Kerama blue’. The sea life in the area is also exceptionally rich and sea turtles can often be spotted swimming among the coral.  

Le Jacques-Cartier will sail to the coral island of Kikaijima. You will be fascinated by this enchanting island with beautiful beaches and turquoise waters. Its lush seabed and biodiversity will allow you to enjoy a captivating exploration. 

You will disembark in Kobe, a charming harbour city nestling between sea and mountains in the heart of the Japanese archipelago.

 


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A unique expedition cruise to discover the sublime landscapes of the subtropical islands of southern Japan. Outings and shore visits in zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.  UNESCO...


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Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(204 ft²)

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Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(204 ft²)

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Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

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Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(290 ft²)

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Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(290 ft²)

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Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(290 ft²)

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Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(290 ft²)

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Prestige Deck 5
 

(409 ft²)

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Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(409 ft²)

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Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(344 ft²)

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Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(344 ft²)

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Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(484 ft²)

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Owner's Suite Deck 5
 

(484 ft²)

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