March 26 - April 13, 2024

Japan Explorer

Chairman’s Cruise | Tokyo Roundtrip

Escorted By: David and Roslyn Craig

16 Days

Most Meals

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Join David and Roslyn Craig on the Chairman’s 55th Anniversary Voyage!


This destination truly has it all… a rich and fascinating history, exotic beaches, active volcanos and interesting wildlife. We start our journey with three wonderful nights in Tokyo, a city known for its natural beauty, sakura-lined streets, otaku culture, wonderful cuisine, and shrines and temples. Let the fun unfold as we explore the many fascinating ports of call in Japan, along with a visit to Busan, South Korea.

55th Anniversary Cruise Series Featuring Japan Explorer, Epic British Isles, and Mediterranean Ancient Kingdoms: Enjoy onboard spending money when you book more*. First cruise receive $50 USD pp, second cruise receive $100 USD pp, third cruise receive $200 USD pp. *Offer based on booking cruise series, inquire for details.

On Request

1.5 - EASY

This cruise is suitable for all passengers who meet our basic criteria for group travel.
Optional excursions are not covered by this rating and may involve considerable walking, sometimes over rough surfaces.

Tour Highlights

  • Celebrate Craig Travel's 55th Anniversary along with David and Roslyn Craig
  • Experience Tokyo, one of Japan’s liveliest, and most international, destinations
  • Explore the busy markets of Osaka, where the visual noise of neon offers insight into the energy and ambition of this city
  • Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and associated Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • Described as the "San Francisco of Korea", Busan combines a vibrant big-city atmosphere with a laid-back attitude and subtropical landscapes
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the town at the Tsuruga Museum
  • Toyama's bay is so scenic, it belongs to the UNESCO-endorsed Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club

Inclusive Features

  • 3 nights pre-hotel stay in Tokyo at Prince Park Tower Hotel or similar with breakfast, city tour and transfers between airport / hotel / pier
  • 14-night cruise on the ms Westerdam, based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom in selected category
  • Baggage handling shipside and at hotel
  • All meals and entertainment on board
  • Services of our cruise escort and/ or cruise director
  • All gratuities for included shipboard services
  • All cruise line taxes and fees
  • Air - inclusive rates also include: return economy airfare from cities listed, transfers between the airport and the hotel / ship, all related air taxes and current fuel surcharges, airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value

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Have any questions? Contact Roselle at rking [at] craigtravel.com or call 1-800-387-8890

Holland America Line

ms Westerdam

The ms Westerdam has won multiple Best Cruise Ship awards over the years. She features elegant public rooms, expansive teak decks and interiors inspired by musical instruments bringing a new world of sights and sounds to her guests.

The 82,348-ton vessel accommodates 1,954 guests and is the ultimate expression of Holland America Line’s brand evolution. She provides unforgettable entertainment experiences with the Music Walk, three stages presenting a variety of live music nightly.

Fabulous lounges and restaurants are yours to enjoy. The Dining Room is set on two floors and framed by views of the sea. The transformed Lido is now a modern marketplace offering different themed stations and selections, the Pinnacle Grill is an intimate alternative dining, and the Canaletto serves Italian classics, including pasta made fresh daily. A complete Promenade deck, a hydro pool, a Lido pool and a sea view pool, a superb fitness centre, spa and beauty parlour are all yours to enjoy.


All staterooms feature two lower beds, that can convert to a queen, a private bathroom with shower, and an individually flat-panel TV with an interactive menu of programming including; on-demand movies, music stations, as well as both live and pre-recorded television.

Ports of Call

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Cruise Cost in Canadian Dollars Per Person

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

K Inside (Various)

Single

$8,875

Double / Twin

$5,985

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

J Inside (Main)

Single

$8,945

Double / Twin

$6,025

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

E Outside (Main)

Single

$9,455

Double / Twin

$6,315

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

D Outside (Main, Upper Promenade)

Single

$9,645

Double / Twin

$6,415

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

C Outside (Main)

Single

$9,825

Double / Twin

$6,465

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

VD Veranda (Upper Verandah, Rotterdam)

Single

$11,985

Double / Twin

$7,265

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

VC Veranda (Various)

Single

$12,085

Double / Twin

$7,325

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

VB Veranda (Various)

Single

$12,185

Double / Twin

$7,375

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

VA Veranda (Various)

Single

$12,295

Double / Twin

$7,425

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

SS Signature Suite (Upper Verandah)

Single

$14,665

Double / Twin

$8,615

Airfares in Canadian Dollars Per Person

Toronto
$2,365
Ottawa / Montreal
$2,545
Halifax / Winnipeg
$2,685
Calgary / Edmonton
$2,585
Regina / Saskatoon
$2,635
Vancouver
$2,295
Victoria
$2,495

Deposit is $950 per person. Final payment due Dec 20, 2023.

Cruise only costs are based on joining at the hotel in Tokyo and leaving the group on the ship in Tokyo. See deck plan for full details on the various categories available.

Airfares from other gateways are available on request.

Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details. Air prices are estimated (subject to confirmation). Final pricing will be advised once flights are confirmed. Cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based on rates, taxes and fees effective March 2023 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. This cruise will operate with a minimum of two members as listed and will be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers.

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $312 to $518pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $201 to $434pp plus applicable taxes. Please contact a Sales Specialist for insurance premium. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to terms and conditions for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Check out some of our frequently asked questions before booking your journey.

What are Craig Journeys all about?

Our goal is to offer meaningful authentic experiences that inspire a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through immersive sightseeing and engaging interactions with local people and cultural sites, we strive to foster a greater appreciation of our global community.

We go to great lengths to ensure the physical comfort of our members, providing excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, comfortable transportation, and more. At the same time, we encourage them to embrace and engage with local customs.

Why should I book with Craig Travel?

All of our tours are carefully planned to provide a comfortable pace, quality accommodations, in-depth sightseeing, and fully inclusive pricing. We encourage you to compare our offerings with other tours available. Check to see exactly what is included and what extras you may be required to pay.

What do you mean by 'Fully Inclusive' pricing?

Almost all Craig Tours and Cruises include all prepaid costs, encompassing airfare and related taxes, hotel accommodations and/or cruise expenses with taxes and service fees, most meals as described for each departure, sightseeing with entrance fees, gratuities for included services (such as guides, drivers, hotel staff, porters), and even airport transfers. For those residing in southern Ontario, we provide transfers between your home and the airport in most areas, while other passengers receive a special credit or an overnight stay at an airport hotel, depending on the circumstances.

Not included in the published prices are personal services and items such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, and beverages with meals or otherwise (according to local customs; for example, beverages like water, tea, and coffee are typically not included in Europe except during breakfast). Shore excursions on ocean cruises are not included unless specified.

While taxes and fees are included in our prices, they always remain subject to change. Consequently, we may need to collect supplements to cover tax and fee increases that cannot be absorbed.