Asia Africa and Middle East: Southern Japan Cruise

Cunard

Japan's first real contact with the West was through Portuguese explorers and Jesuit missionaries, and then Dutch merchants. Apprehensive Shoguns thus closed Japan to foreign trade except at Nagasaki. Stop by Peace Park for a moment of serenity, or visit the Confucian Shrine to see the influence that the Chinese community has on Nagasaki.

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Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of Call YokohamaDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Yokohama is often called the Garden City, though its name actually means "City by the Bay." Its waterfront area provides a port to the rest of the world as well as beautiful beaches. The waterfront district has unique arts galleries and boutiques and one of the largest Chinatown areas in Japan. Yokohama is the home of Japan's Central Baseball League and Japan's first coffee shop. There is even an indoor beach with sand and water and waves! The second largest city in Japan, Yokohama is home to 3 million people and is a growing, innovative business center. Its large, accessible port has made it Japan's largest international trading center. It certainly maintains its own identity and does not fall into the shadow of Tokyo, a mere 18.6 miles (30 kilometers) from Tokyo.

Day 2 Cruising
Day 3Port of Call Beppu Arrival 8:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Beppu is the leading hot spring resort of Japan with as many as 104 public baths. In an excellent natural setting, 130,000 kiloliters of hot spring water (enough to fill 3,600 2-meter swimming pools) gushes out daily from approximately 2,700 sources scattered over an area of 50 square meters. Since earlier times, Beppu has flourished as a hot spring resort and in 1950 it was designated as an international spa tourist cultural city. It boasts of its large variety of hot springs according to their mineral contents including acid, sulfur, salt, iron, and alum. Beppu has nine out of 11kinds of hot springs designated in the international hot spring conference. Eight areas with especially large amounts of gushing water, namely Hamawaki, Beppu, Kankaiji, Horita, Myoban, Kannawa, Shibaseki and Kamegawa, are called the "Eight Major Hot Springs Areas of Beppu", each featuring its own characteristics as to the mineral contents and natural surroundings. They serve as places for hot spring treatment, recuperation and recreation not only for tourists but also for local residents.

Day 4 Cruising
Day 5Port of Call Busan Arrival 7:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Busan/Pusan is Korea's second largest city. Tourists often come to this region to hike and to visit the Buddhist Temples located deep within the region's mountains. The Beomeosa Temple, founded in 678 AD, is perhaps one of the most frequented temples in the area and is always packed with worshipers and tourists. For art buffs, Busan offers several museums and historical buildings. If scenery is your thing, try visiting the Dongbaek Island, or bird watch at the Nakdong river estuary.

Day 6Port of Call Nagasaki Arrival 6:30amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture located at the south-western coast of Kyushu. Nagasaki lies at the head of a long bay which forms the best natural harbor on the southern Japanese home island of Kyushu. The main commercial and residential area of the city lies on a small plain near the end of the bay. Two rivers divided by a mountain spur form the two main valleys in which the city lies. The heavily built-up area of the city is confined by the terrain to less than 4 square miles out of a total of about 35 square miles in the city as a whole. The city was rebuilt after the war, albeit dramatically changed, as any city would be after such colossal damage. New temples were built and new churches as well, since the Christian presence never died out and even increased dramatically after the war. Some of the rubble was left as a memorial, such as a one-legged torii gate and a stone arch near ground zero. New structures were also raised as memorials, such as the Atomic Bomb Museum. Nagasaki remains first and foremost a port city, supporting a rich shipping industry and setting a strong example of perseverance and peace.

Day 7Port of Call Kagoshima Arrival 8:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Kagoshima is a bright sunny tropical city. Tourists can see smoke coming from the magnificent Mt. Sakurajima across Kinko Bay. The city has been known as the Naples of the Orient for many years. It prospered as a castle town of the powerful Lord Shimazu, who had 770 thousand "koku" of rice during the Edo Period. The city still maintains the strong spirit of Takamori Saigo and Toshimichi Okubo, heroes of the Meiji Restoration. The most famous historical spot related to them is the extensive Iso Garden, former villa of Lord Shimazu. The garden´s pond is representative of Kinko Bay, which is north of downtown, and the hill is representative of Mt. Sakurajima. Sightseeing spots in the city are mostly related to Lord Shimazu and Takamori Saigo. Tsurumaru Castle (Reimei Hall), where Lord Shimazu lived, the great view from Shiroyama, where the last fort of the Saigo army was located during the Satsuma Rebellion, Nanshu Cavern, where Saigo barricaded himself, Nanshu Cemetery, where the dead from the Satsuma Rebellion are buried, and the high-tech Museum of the Meiji Restoration (Ishin Furusato-kan) are located along the Kotsuki River. The museum has information about places where Saigo, Okubo, Iwao Oyama, and Heihachiro Togo were born. Tenmonkan in the downtown area offers all types of souvenirs, including Kagoshima dishes such as sakezushi, pork bone, and kibinago, as well as shochu, Kagoshima Ramen, Satsumayaki, satsumaage, and karukan.

Day 8Port of Call Kochi Arrival 8:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Kochi Prefecture, on Japan’s Shikoku Island, is a largely rural area known for its mountains, rivers and Pacific beaches. Capital Kochi City has one of Japan’s best preserved feudal castles, Kochi-jo, established in the 1600s. The city's centuries-old Sunday market has hundreds of vendors selling food and other wares. Summer's Yosakoi Matsuri is a festival in which colorfully attired dance teams fill the streets.

Day 9 Cruising
Day 10Port of Call Yokohama Arrival 6:30am

Overview

Yokohama is often called the Garden City, though its name actually means "City by the Bay." Its waterfront area provides a port to the rest of the world as well as beautiful beaches. The waterfront district has unique arts galleries and boutiques and one of the largest Chinatown areas in Japan. Yokohama is the home of Japan's Central Baseball League and Japan's first coffee shop. There is even an indoor beach with sand and water and waves! The second largest city in Japan, Yokohama is home to 3 million people and is a growing, innovative business center. Its large, accessible port has made it Japan's largest international trading center. It certainly maintains its own identity and does not fall into the shadow of Tokyo, a mere 18.6 miles (30 kilometers) from Tokyo.

Onboard the Queen Elizabeth

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Ship Rating

4.5/5

Queen Elizabeth® invites you to an uncrowded world where spacious decks set the perfect backdrop for you to savor a flawless Cunard experience. Immerse yourself in endless entertainment, luxurious accommodations, and an array of dining choices. Her Art Deco features and gleaming chandeliers mix with contemporary attractions to ensure a remarkable vacation. Enjoy croquet on her Games Deck, stunning entertainment in her Royal Court Theatre, or relax in her elegant conservatory. The choice is yours.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Games Deck

  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Movies
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Children's Outdoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Religious Services
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Royal Spa

  • Beauty Salon
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Internet Center
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Self-Service Laundromat

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Britannia Restaurant

Main Dining

Queens Grill Restaurant: Guests staying in the Queens Grill Suites have a table reserved in the Queens Grill Restaurant. You'll always be greeted warmly by name, and appreciate attentive service during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner is served when you wish between 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Princess Grill Restaurant: The sophisticated, intimate Princess Grill serves up excellent cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dinner is served when you wish between 6:30 – 9 p.m. To match your choice, a sommelier will gladly talk through the impressive wine list. In warmer weather the courtyard offers alfresco dining, wonderful in more exotic parts of the world.

Britannia Restaurant: Your table reservation is at Britannia Restaurant, where grandeur and occasion combine with exceptional service. Breakfast and lunch always feel special here and whether you've chosen to take your seat for dinner at 6 or 8.30 p.m., you can arrive with a flourish, down the steps of the curved staircase.

The Verandah

Specialty Dining

The Verandah: Steakhouse at The Verandah restaurant offers a sublime experience, whether it's lunch or dinner. Showcasing specialties such as prime USDA grain-finished New York strip steak and Alaskan king crab, alongside dishes celebrating British origin such as Salt Marsh lamb rack, as well as renowned Wagyu beef from farther afield. The menu is a celebration of the fine provenance of the US, British Isles and Australia. The Verandah takes design inspiration from the original Verandah Grill on board Queen Mary. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Casual Dining

Lido Restaurant: Should you prefer a club sandwich or a light bite in the afternoon, head for the Lido Restaurant where buffet dining is available throughout the day. By evening it transforms into one of three regional venues: Asado is a South American Grill; Jasmine serves up exquisite Asian cuisine; while Aztec tempts you with interpretations of Mexican classics.

Golden Lion Pub: A Cunard favorite, choose from a wide selection of beer, cider and wine to compliment the delicious gastro pub style menus in a comfortable, traditional setting. Enjoy all the British pub essentials such as quizzes, live music and screens to show your favorite sporting events.

Queens Room: The elegant tradition of afternoon tea is a Cunard signature not to be missed. White-gloved waiters serve delightful cucumber sandwiches, fresh scones and tea accompanied by the sounds of the orchestra in the magnificent Queens Room ballroom.

Café Carinthia: Located in a central position on Deck 2, overlooking the Grand Lobby, Café Carinthia is the perfect place to sit and relax watching the world go by. Sip specialty teas and coffees with an accompaniment of delicious pastries. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Staterooms feature tasteful décor, a soft color palette and nightly turndown service.

Standard Inside (Category: IF)

Category: IF
Area: Approximately 152 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar. Enjoy nightly turndown service, complimentary 24 hour room service, Penhaligon's toiletries, robes and slippers.

Standard Inside (Category: IE)

Category: IE
Area: Approximately 152 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar. Enjoy nightly turndown service, complimentary 24 hour room service, Penhaligon's toiletries, robes and slippers.

Standard Inside (Category: ID)

Category: ID
Area: Approximately 152 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar. Enjoy nightly turndown service, complimentary 24 hour room service, Penhaligon's toiletries, robes and slippers.

Standard Inside (Category: IA)

Category: IA
Area: Approximately 152 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar. Enjoy nightly turndown service, complimentary 24 hour room service, Penhaligon's toiletries, robes and slippers.

Deluxe Inside (Category: GC)

Category: GC
Area: Approximately 207 sq. ft.

Our most spacious inside staterooms offer you all the luxurious details including nightly turndown service and 24-hour room service. There's a king-sized bed, sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar.

Deluxe Inside (Category: GB)

Category: GB
Area: Approximately 207 sq. ft.

Our most spacious inside staterooms offer you all the luxurious details including nightly turndown service and 24-hour room service. There's a king-sized bed, sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar.

Deluxe Inside (Category: GA)

Category: GA
Area: Approximately 200-243 sq. ft.

Our most spacious inside staterooms offer you all the luxurious details including nightly turndown service and 24-hour room service. There's a king-sized bed, sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar.

Luxurious staterooms feature elegant décor in soft, muted colors, an ocean view, 24-hour room service and nightly turndown service.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: FC)

Category: FC
Area: Approximately 180 sq. ft.

Enjoy natural daylight as you awake in your king-sized bed. Relax in your living area with sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV and mini-bar. The view from your window is slightly obscured due to its position.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: FB)

Category: FB
Area: Approximately 180 sq. ft.

Enjoy natural daylight as you awake in your king-sized bed. Relax in your living area with sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV and mini-bar. The view from your window is slightly obscured due to its position.

Oceanview (Category: EF)

Category: EF
Area: Approximately 197-201 sq. ft.

Awaken to natural daylight and a new view each day as you explore the world. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, living area with desk and sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ample storage and mini-bar.

Oceanview (Category: EC)

Category: EC
Area: Approximately 197 sq. ft.

Awaken to natural daylight and a new view each day as you explore the world. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, living area with desk and sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ample storage and mini-bar.

Oceanview (Category: EB)

Category: EB
Area: Approximately 197 sq. ft.

Awaken to natural daylight and a new view each day as you explore the world. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, living area with desk and sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ample storage and mini-bar.

Features a balcony with a seating area in a spacious stateroom featuring tasteful décor in soft, elegant tones.

Balcony (partially obstructed view) (Category: CB)

Category: CB
Area: Approximately 228-408 sq. ft.

These refined staterooms feature a king-sized bed, living area with sofa and desk, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar. Your private balcony has a slightly obstructed view due to its position on the ship.

Balcony (partially obstructed view) (Category: CA)

Category: CA
Area: Approximately 228 sq. ft.

These refined staterooms feature a king-sized bed, living area with sofa and desk, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar. Your private balcony has a slightly obstructed view due to its position on the ship.

Balcony (Category: BF)

Category: BF
Area: Approximately 242-264 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BE)

Category: BE
Area: Approximately 242-321 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BD)

Category: BD
Area: Approximately 242 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BC)

Category: BC
Area: Approximately 256-383 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BB)

Category: BB
Area: Approximately 228-470 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BA)

Category: BA
Area: Approximately 228-471 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Club Balcony (Category: A2)

Category: A2
Area: Approximately 258-307 sq. ft.

Your Club Balcony stateroom has all the hallmarks of Cunard style with its king-sized bed and luxurious bathroom. You'll appreciate the pillow concierge menu and the choice to dine when you wish in the Britannia Club restaurant.

Club Balcony (Category: A1)

Category: A1
Area: Approximately 258-470 sq. ft.

Your Club Balcony stateroom has all the hallmarks of Cunard style with its king-sized bed and luxurious bathroom. You'll appreciate the pillow concierge menu and the choice to dine when you wish in the Britannia Club restaurant.

Spacious suites feature a separate seating area, concierge service and the Grills Experience. Select suites feature a whirlpool bath and butler service.

Princess Suite (Category: P2)

Category: P2
Area: Approximately 335-513 sq. ft.

Your refined Princess Suite offers a spacious balcony, bathroom with bath and shower, king-sized bed, dressing room and living area with sofa. Luxurious amenities include Penhaligon's toiletries and pillow concierge menu.

Princess Suite (Category: P1)

Category: P1
Area: Approximately 335-345 sq. ft.

Your refined Princess Suite offers a spacious balcony, bathroom with bath and shower, king-sized bed, dressing room and living area with sofa. Luxurious amenities include Penhaligon's toiletries and pillow concierge menu.

Queens Suite (Category: Q6)

Category: Q6
Area: Approximately 484-615 sq. ft.

These luxurious balcony suites include a king-sized bed, dressing area, spacious bathroom with bath and shower. Relax in your lounge area, enjoy generous amenities, pre-dinner canapés and the services of your butler and concierge.

Queens Suite (Category: Q5)

Category: Q5
Area: Approximately 595-671 sq. ft.

These luxurious balcony suites include a king-sized bed, dressing area, spacious bathroom with bath and shower. Relax in your lounge area, enjoy generous amenities, pre-dinner canapés and the services of your butler and concierge.

Penthouse (Category: Q4)

Category: Q4
Area: Approximately 508 sq. ft.

These refined balcony suites are located in an enviable midships position. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, dressing area and bathroom with separate bath and shower. Generous amenities including complimentary mini-bar.

Penthouse (Category: Q3)

Category: Q3
Area: Approximately 520-596 sq. ft.

These refined balcony suites are located in an enviable midships position. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, dressing area and bathroom with separate bath and shower. Generous amenities including complimentary mini-bar.

Master Suite (Category: Q2)

Category: Q2
Area: Approximately 1100 sq. ft.

These spacious suites feature a king-sized bed, marble bathroom and dressing area. You may choose to dine in-suite from the Queens Grill restaurant menu and relax on your expansive private deck.

Grand Suite (Category: Q1)

Category: Q1
Area: Approximately 1375-1493 sq. ft.

The most lavish suites on Queen Elizabeth have a sleeping area with king-sized bed, twin marble bathrooms and dressing rooms. There's room to entertain your guests, including on your own spacious private deck.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Deck 12
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
LiftLift
2 lower berths and 1 upper berth2 lower berths and 1 upper berth
3rd berth is a single sofa bed3rd berth is a single sofa bed
3rd and 4th berth is a single sofa bed and one upper bed3rd and 4th berth is a single sofa bed and one upper bed
Views obstructed by lifeboatsViews obstructed by lifeboats
Views partially obstructed by lifeboat mechanismViews partially obstructed by lifeboat mechanism
Wheelchair-accessibleWheelchair-accessible
Staterooms shaded by bridge wingsStaterooms shaded by bridge wings
Staterooms with forward-facing ocean viewsStaterooms with forward-facing ocean views
Staterooms have metal-fronted balconiesStaterooms have metal-fronted balconies

Ship Facts

Queen Elizabeth ship image
  • Ship Name: Queen Elizabeth
  • Year Built: 2010
  • Year Refurbished: 2018
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2010
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,081
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 12
  • Number of Crew: 1,005
  • Officers' Nationality: British/International
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 149
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 611
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 158
  • Tonnage (GRT): 90,400
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,072
  • Country of Registry: Bermuda
  • Total Staterooms: 1,045
  • Suites with Balcony: 127
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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Ship's registry: Bermuda

    Package ID: CUNQELASI20220413