Welcome to the Land of the Rising Sun – Welcome to Japan!
For the second time, we are offering a Tango cruise to Japan; a country that fires the imagination, that can be both contemporary, yet also so "different" and exotic to us. Let us explore the fascinating mix of super modern mega-cities and religious mystical sites. 

Japan in the spring is an unrivaled experience- without a doubt the most beautiful season to visit. Our 12-day cruise "around Japan" begins and ends in Yokohama, which is not far from the Japanese capital Tokyo. We will discover some of the most interesting cities in Japan by ship, without any of the usual hassle one has with packing and unpacking bags.
On this special trip, Felipe will accompany us with his japanese wife & dance partner Ayano. In addition to the tango workshops, we can also learn first hand many interesting things from Ayano about the country she grew up in.
Milongas onboard complement our journey, which even brings us as far as South Korea.
Our starting point is Yokohama near Tokyo. With its imperial palace, the impressive Tokyo Tower and an infinite collection of cultural buildings such as the Meiji shrine or the Buddhist temple Senso-ji- the capital of Japan alone is a worthwhile destination and therefore we suggest extending your trip before the cruise starts.
From Yokohama, we set sail together and the next day we reach Shimizu. From here we can see the famous landmark of Japan; Mount Fuji. This 3776m high snow-capped mountain is revered by the Japanese as a national shrine. Its summit surpasses other peaks and sometimes, even the clouds- it is an unforgettable sight.
In our next ports, we find ourselves in Osaka and in Kobe. We can take in the sights of Nara and Kyoto. The former imperial city of Kyoto is a veritable treasure trove of Japanese culture; the variety of temples is immeasurable. The magnificent gardens are transformed through the course of the seasons in a fascinating way and we are particularly fortunate to be visiting Kyoto in the spring.
We reach the city of Kochi the next day, located on the island of Shikoku, visitors are offered a rare mixture of sandy beaches, mountain panorama, and historical sites - the view from the castle is said to be quite impressive, but also the temples around Kochi are beautiful! Our next port is Kagoshima at Kyushu. This city is often compared with its Italian sister city Naples due to a similarly mild climate, palm tree lined streets, and Sakurajima, Kagoshima's Vesuvius.
Having now gained some insight into Japan and its culture, our ship takes us to Busan. Busan is the second most populous city in South Korea and the largest port in the country after Seoul. A visit to Korea’s largest fish market should not be missed.
After a relaxing day at sea, we make our way back to Japan, arriving in the port of Aomori on the most northern part of the island of Honshu; the main island of Japan. We can take a trip to Hirosaki; the cherry blossom festival is normally celebrated in late April and is held in the park surrounding the beautiful Hirayama-style Japanese castle- it all looks amazing, and without a doubt-unforgettable.

Another day at sea allows us time to look back on our many experiences, and thus we arrive once again in Yokohama, but now enriched with new impressions. As we have another night with our ship in Yokohama, we can visit the beautiful town Kamakura the following day. Kamakura has a great wealth of temples and monuments. What a fantastic ending to a wonderfully varied Japan cruise!

Come and be enchanted: Japan evokes a fascination, from which there is no escape. The land of smiles will also lift our hearts.

Itinerary:

April 21 Tokyo (Yokohama)   20:00
April 22 Mount Fuji (Shimizu) 07:00  15:00
April 23 Kyoto (Osaka)  11:00  
April 24 Kyoto (Osaka)    04:20
April 24 Kobe 07:00 18:00
April 25 Kochi 07:00 15:00
April 26 Kagoshima 07:00 15:00
April 27 Busan (South Korea) 10:00 17:00
April 28 day at sea    
April 29 Aomori  09:00 20:00
April 30 day at sea    
May  01 Tokyo (Yokohama) (over night) 07:30  
May  02 Tokyo (Yokohama) check out in the morning   

The shipping company reserves the right to change the itinerary.

The “Millennium” is a modern cruise ship of Celebrity Cruises. As a member of the “Millennium Class”, it is considered to be one of the most exquisite and elegant 5-star cruise ships from Celebrity Cruises.
There are numerous bars with live music, cosy cafes, a two story theatre, discotheque and a casino. Its special ambience, along with its world class cuisine, will provide you each evening with his sumptuous dining delight. Enjoy a 5-course menu served nightly in the elegant two-level restaurant, and visit the buffet restaurant with its large terrace overlooking the ocean during all hours of the day to satisfy your appetite.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the 25.000 sq-ft AQUA SPA. Indulge yourself in one of the tranquillity treatments, or shed those extra calories in the fitness centre.
The "Millennium" has two dance floors. We plan to organise 4 - 6 Milongas, so there is also time to enjoy other activities of our cruise ship. The Milongas will be held before or after dinner.
Modern comfortable cabins are equipped with air conditioning, television, safe, mini bar, shower and bathrobe. We have inner, outer and balcony cabins remaining. Suites are available upon request.
Early reservation is recommended for cabins in order to take advantage of a central location on the cruise ship. 

Travel to/from Japan:
You should arrive at the latest on the 21st April 2020 in the morning.
Check-in is on the 21st April in the port of Yokohama and is possible until 18:00 (6 pm), departure is at 20:00 (8 pm). The port of Yokohama is about 25km from Tokyo Haneda Airport or 90km from Tokyo Narita Airport.
On arrival in Narita, an airport transfer to Yokohama can be booked via Celebrity Cruises.
On arrival in Haneda you can take a taxi to the port to Yokohama, the drive takes approximately 40 minutes.
Departure is possible from the 2nd of May or an extended stay in Tokyo can be booked. 
Flight bookings can only be done directly with the airline, not with Bailando Reisen.

There is planned a pre-stay in Tokyo.  For details: please click here

Participation in all Tango events is only possible, when booking through Bailando Reisen.

 

Price per Person:

Inside stateroom      2.450,- €     waiting list
Outside stateroom      2.950,- € inclusive: "Classic Beverage Package" waiting list 
Balcony stateroom/Deck 6      3.350,- € inclusive: "Classic Beverage Package" waiting list
Balcony stateroom/Deck 7      3.450,- € inclusive: "Classic Beverage Package" waiting list

Deadline: 31st August 2019.
Early booking tariff until June 15, 2019. Thereafter, the travel price increases by 150, - € per person.
Single cabins and accommodation for children are available upon request.

PLEASE NOTE: if you wish to pay in US Dollars: Dollar to the Euro rate fluctuates on a daily basis. Please contact us for USD payment, if desired.

Cruise price includes:

  • 11 nights in your reserved stateroom

  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner)

  • Use of on-board facilities i.e. fitness centre, sauna, on board activities

  • Nightly entertainment in the theatre, live music and a discotheque

  • Several milongas on board

  • 24-hour room service

  • Harbour tax & fees

  • Travel guides (Klaus & Anette Spiegel)

  • New: on board gratuities (180 USD/11 days)


  • If you book a balcony or outside stateroom, the "Classic Beverage Package" is included in your cruise price. This Package includes: All Fountain and Canned Soda, All Bottled Juices, Freshly Squeezed Juices, Premium Coffees and Teas (also Cappuccino and Espresso), Aqualina Bottled Water, Beers up to 6,- USD, Spirits/Liqueurs/Cocktails, Frozen Drinks and any Wine by the Glass up to 8,- USD - at indefinite consumption.

Please indicate during registration for the cruise if you want to take advantage of the Tango Workshop Package:
5 x 90 minutes of tango lessons with Felipe & Ayano: 100,- € per person. 

Not included in the cruise price:
Purchases on board, shore excursions, transfers, flights to Tokyo (Japan). 

There is planned a pre-stay in Tokyo.  For details: please click here

TANGO
You will have the opportunity on board to build on your Tango skills by attending the tango classes in small groups with Felipe Martinez and Ayano Yoneda. The tango lessons will be held in small groups in a pleasant atmosphere and tailored to suit individual needs. Those who already have participated in our South American Tango cruises with Felipe know what enthusiastic and talented Tango teacher he is. On this cruise, Felipe will teach with his Japanese wife Ayano. Private lessons can also be arranged.
Tango classes will be held in the conference centre.
Some Milongas compliment this extraordinary cruise. 

Felipe and Ayano are the organizers of the San Francisco Tango Marathon, an open international event held every year in November.
Felipe Martinez
has taught at major festivals in US and Canada, danced on cruises in South America & the Mediterranean; and toured & taught in many major cities throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. He regularly spends time in Buenos Aires to feed his passion and knowledge of tango.

Originally from Madrid, Felipe holds a degree in Education and has been dancing tango since 1997. He has been based in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 16 years, where he is a regular teacher, host and DJ at several venues — including The Beat, El Valenciano, Genesis and the Stanford Tango Club.
Celebrated for his elegant approach to tango and incisive teaching, Felipe is one of the most widely traveled and in demand dancers of his generation. Thorough and precise in the classroom. 

Please indicate during registration for the cruise if you want to take advantage of the Tango Workshop Package:
5 x 90 minutes of tango lessons with Felipe & Ayano: 100,- € per person. 

Participation in all Tango events is only possible, when booking through Bailando Reisen.

Felipe & Ayano

Registration and information: 
Registration must be made in writing for double occupancy staterooms. 
(Single registrations are possible and upon request). 
A minimum of 25 persons is required for the tango cruise.
For those guests who do not wish to participate in the tango program/tango lessons there are limited spaces which require a separate offer. As with all registrations, contractual agreements will be in place and will adhere to the Royal Caribbean/Celebrity Cruise Line conditions. 

Participation in the tango program (workshops, milongas, excursions) is only possible if booking is made through Bailando Reisen.

Reservation and payment:
Registration must be completed in writing for double occupancy staterooms.
Upon request, single registrations are possible.
Payment to Bailando Reisen can be done by bank transfer. Credit card payment is not possible. 
We send you a confirmation by email with our bank details and you can make the deposit (15% of the price) and final payment by bank transfer.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to Anette Spiegel.
info@tango-cruise.com, Tel 0049-821/3196 570.

Download the booking form here

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