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From the Philippines to Japanese Coasts

Example 15 Day Cruise aboard L'Austral
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Leaving from Malaysia on this 15-day voyage, L’Austral takes you to the Philippines, a string of idyllic islands where the white-sand beaches, limestone cliffs, and lush mangroves try to outdo one another with their beauty. Then, Japan welcomes you to its magnificent Southern Islands which boast spectacular nature and ancestral culture, including zen gardens and age-old temples.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
Day 2 : At Sea
Day 3 : Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Day 4 : Coron
Day 5 : Manila
Days 6-7 : At Sea
Day 8 : Hualien, Taiwan
Day 9 : Ishigaki-Jima, Japan
Day 10 : Naha - Okinawa Island
Day 11 : Naze - Oshima Island
Day 12 : Miyanoura - Yakushima Island
Day 13 : At Sea
Day 14 : Hiroshima
Day 15 : Disembark in Osaka

Highlights

  • Observe Manila's blend of ancient districts and modern skyscrapers
  • Explore the island of Coron, with its lush landscapes and underwater world
  • Discover the Shuri-jo Castle and its traditional Japanese architecture
  • View 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines and Japan

Ship

L'Austral

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

A lone fisherman off the coast of the Philippines Tropical jungle of Borneo Exploring Malaysia Hiroshima Peace Memorial A young woman walks through a field of flowers

Day 1 Embark in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Arrive in Kota Kinabalu and embark L'Austral. Settle in to your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew.

Day 2 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 3 Puerto Princesa, Philippines

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The underground river of Puerto Princesa is the first of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites awaiting you on your expedition.

Day 4 Coron

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 5 Manila

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 6-7 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Day 8 Hualien, Taiwan

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 9 Ishigaki-Jima, Japan

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 10 Naha - Okinawa Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit the Shuri-jo Castle in Naha on Okinawa Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 11 Naze - Oshima Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 12 Miyanoura - Yakushima Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Yakushima Island features a globally-distinct temperate rainforest with over 1,900 flora species and subspecies, including Japanese cedar. Have the opportunity to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 13 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 14 Hiroshima

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the years just following the atomic bomb blast on August 6, 1945, scientists doubted if Hiroshima could ever live again. Yet modern Hiroshima rose like a phoenix from its own ashes, and less than five decades since its obliteration, it is a vibrant city with a population of one million and growing. Today choose between two optional half-day excursions. Join a driving tour to the highlights of the area, during which you can expect to see Hiroshima Castle, the poignant Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and its powerful museum, and Shukkeien Garden. Alternatively travel by coach following a scenic route to Miyajima-Guchi. From here board the local ferry for a 10-minute cruise to the lovely island of Miyajima. This picturesque island, considered one of Japan's most scenic destinations, is the location of the Itsukushima Shrine and its famous large red torii gate that rises up out of the ocean. The Shinto shrine was established in 593, the first year of the reign of Empress Suiko and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 15 Disembark in Osaka

  • 1 Breakfast
Following breakfast on board, disembark in Osaka and transfer to the airport for your homeward journey.

L'Austral

Per person starting at
$6,920
Superior Stateroom
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Superior Stateroom
8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
Deluxe Stateroom
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Deluxe Stateroom
28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suite
3 suites, 290 sq ft with 54 sq ft private balcony, located on the Le France Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, desk, minibar, private bath.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite - Deck 5
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite - Deck 6
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Owner's Suite
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Owners Suite
484 sq ft with 97 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living, dining areas, private bath with large tub and shower, minibar, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD, CD, and IPOD, Video on demand, Satellite phone

Notes

Please note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

Children welcome:
- Flexible, or connecting staterooms
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Children's menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities
- Special kids' rates

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
• English speaking lecturer
• All meals while on board the ship 
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• Open bar, tea, filter coffee, water, a selection of cruise wines white, red and rosé offered during meals, afternoon tea
• Evening entertainment and events
• Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
• 24h room service (special selection)
• Water sports activities using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
• Park entry fees into protected area

Cruise fares do not include:
• Airport taxes (subject to modification)
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
• Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; please ask for more information
• Optional shore excursions
• Beverages other than the ones mentioned
• Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
• Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
• Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
• Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable

Included

  • 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 14 Dinners
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