Ports Osaka | Tamano | Hiroshima | Miyajima Island | Uwajima | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Pusan (Busan) | Sakaiminato | Maizuru |
The Signature Collection – Exclusive Amenities
The Signature Collection Sailings offer Exceptional Value and Exclusive Amenities.
Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.
As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Lapérouse will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line's hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.
Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.
Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.
FREE Unlimited WiFi is available on board all Ponant ships.*
*Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or circumstances beyond Ponant's control.
Theme: Immersion in Japanese Culture
Japan is a country pulled in two radically different directions. It deeply honors its past while rushing headlong into the future. Hyper-modernity exists next to the quiet serenity of ancient shrines and gardens. On this voyage you will discover both of these aspects of Japan as they are reflected in the art, culture, music, and gardens of its towns and cities.
The traditional aesthetic is seen in the architecture and adornments of the Buddhist and Shinto shrines you will visit throughout the journey.
The modernist impulse is evident in the architecture of the cities through which you will travel and is also represented in the arts on display in the Adachi Museum in Sakaiminato and the Busan Museum of Art.
After an included guided tour in Nagasaki, you will be hosted for a specially arranged traditional Shippoku lunch and Geisha performance. Sampling Japanese food and drink; experiencing traditions of music and dance; viewing art both ancient and modern; walking through modern cities and admiring ancient shrines – these are the elements of your immersion in the culture of Japan.
To enhance your cruise experience, enjoy discussions with art historian Timon Screech and landscape design experts Holly and Osamu Shimizu, who will join you on this cruise.
In addition, delight in onboard music performances by Reison Kuroda, master player of the shakuhachi (Japanese traditional bamboo flute).*
*Cruise line theme is subject to be cancelled or discontinued at any time without notice.
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