SuperStar Virgo

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Cruise line
Star Cruises

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
09 Oct, 2017 - 17 Oct, 2017

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SuperStar Virgo Review and Specifications

Specifications of SuperStar Virgo

Year built 1999  /  Age : 18
Flag state Panama
Builder Meyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
Building cost USD 350 million
Owner (GHK) Genting Hong Kong Ltd
Operator Star Cruises (Asia)
Speed 24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Length (LOA) 268 m / 879 ft
Beam (width) 32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage 75338 gt
Passengers 1974 - 2800
Crew 1300
Passengers-to-space ratio 38
Decks 13
Cabins 935
Decks with cabins 10
Last Refurbishment 2014

Review of SuperStar Virgo

Launched in 1999, SuperStar Virgo is one of the Star Cruises ships, together with Star PiscesSuperStar AquariusSuperStar Gemini and SuperStar Libra

History - construction & ownership

Star Cruises, member of Genting Hong Kong, is the 3rd biggest cruise line in the world, following Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises. The company dominates the Asia-Pacific market. It is owned by Genting Hong Kong, and is listed on the Singapore Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Star Cruises was established as an associate of Genting Group of Malaysia, incorporated on November 10, 1993 in Bermuda, with corporate headquarters in Hong Kong. The first ships of the company were two cruiseferries bought from the bankrupted estate of Swedish Rederi AB Slite. Star Cruises purchased several other used vessels in the following years. In 1998, the company took delivery of its first newbuild, SuperStar Leo. Sister ship SuperStar Virgo followed in 1999. The same year Star Cruises acquired Sun Cruises.

SuperStar Virgo

The 75,338-ton, 2,800-passenger cruise ship SuperStar Virgo was constructed to enter the Asian cruise market together with her sister ship SuperStar Leo (now Norwegian Spirit). The cruise ship was delivered to Star Cruises on 2 August 1999. The ship's 2014 drydock refurbishment cost USD 19,7 million.

Cruise itinerary program

In 2016, the shipowner Star Cruises company announced that the SuperStar Virgo ship will offer round-trip itineraries out of China's Nansha Port in 2016. In 2017, the ship was homeported in Kaohsiung (Taichung). The Hong Kong-based company confirmed the ship will provide two itineraries per week leaving from Nansha (Guangzhou), which is the largest city of the Guangdong province in Southern China and located close to Hong Kong. Passengers will be able to choose from a 3-day cruise to Hong Kong, or a longer 6-day sailing calling in Halong Bay, Danang and Sanya.

In 2017, the ship was homeported in Kaohsiung (Taichung) to offer 6-day / 5-night itineraries in the “Golden Triangle”. Beside Kaohsiung, the ship's other turnaround ports are Hong Kong and Manila.

Cabins

SuperStar Virgo provides a total of 935 staterooms in 18 categories. The largest aboard SuperStar Virgo are the Executive Suites (650.25 ft2). SuperStar Virgo staterooms offer an in-room safe, TV, and air conditioning. Passenger suites are designed with a separate sitting area, stunning views, and jacuzzi bathtubs. 

Dining options - Food & Drinks

SuperStar Virgo is operated as a "freestyle" cruise ship, which means passengers have the choice to dine when, where and with whom they choose. All food presentation is a treat for the eye. All meals are included during the voyage at the main dining restaurants.

Follows the complete list of SuperStar Virgo restaurants and food bars.

  • Bella Vista Restaurant (560-seat, International cuisine)
  • Samurai Restaurant
  • Mediterranean Restaurant (Buffet-style restaurant, offers International cuisine of high quality with fresh ingredients - a hallmark of Star Cruises)
  • Tai Pan (a la carte Chinese restaurant for more upscale Chinese cuisine)
  • Tatami Room (with sliding screens, floor-level seating and low tables; Japanese cuisine)
  • The Noble House (multi-course Chinese banquet)
  • The Pavilion Room (family-style Chinese restaurant)
  • The Taj (Indian restaurant)
  • Palazzo (Italian)
  • Blue Lagoon (serves fast food and snacks).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

SuperStar Virgo offers unforgettable voyages through Asian destinations. The vessel features an art gallery, a video game arcade, Jacuzzis, and nightly live music. The Star Cruises' vessel is perfect for family holidays, romantic excursions and group adventures. The amenities on board the cruise ship are planned to suit every cruise style. During the evenings guests can take advantage of the main performance theatre, The Lido, producing and hosting cabaret shows, magicians, musicians, and other talented acts. There are also a couple of themed bars - Celebrity vodka bar, and Bellini champagne bar.

SuperStar Virgo entertainment

Music artists from Hong Kong and Taiwan including Richie Ren, Andy Hui, Michael Wong, Tiger Huang, Michael Tse, William So, Edwin Siu, Johnny Yip and Bo Luk performing in The Lido on a weekly basis, as Star has revamped its entertainment for the Chinese market. The Virgo cruise ship also features “BEATSHIP by ZOUK,” a nightclub party onboard. In addition, there is a new illusionist show aboard, as well as a Broadway opera, Memory Lane, featuring the best of Shanghai and Hollywood from the 1950s. 

Follows the complete list of SuperStar Virgo lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Star Club; Grand Piazza
  • The Promenade; Lobby Boulevard; Sunset Boulevard
  • Oscar's Hair & Beauty Salon; Apollo Spa & Fitness Centre; Universal Gym
  • VIP Room; Genting Club; Activity Centre
  • Cafe Gelato; The Observatory
  • Bellini (jazz bar)
  • Galaxy of the Stars Lounge (with 360-degree views)
  • The Den (you can see the Captains working; the layout of Superstar Virgo Cruise in mini display; the ‘Hall of Fame’)
  • Samson's and Delilah's (steam, sauna and massage rooms for men/women)
  • Star Boutique; Wine Shop; Internet Cafe; Photo Gallery; Card Room
  • The Lido (Theater); Starlight Video Arcade
  • Charlie's Childcare, Computer World, Starlight Cinema
  • Neptune's Wet & Wild; Jumbo Chessboard; Table Tennis
  • Pool Deck, Pool Bar, 3 pools, 5 Jacuzzis; Mega Waterslide; Sun Deck; Jogging Track.

SuperStar Virgo Itineraries 2017

The below listed SuperStar Virgo cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Star Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Shanghai cruise port

05 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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05 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
07 Oct     At Sea   
08 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
09 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
10 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
11 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
12 Oct     At Sea   
13 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

06 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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06 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
08 Oct     At Sea   
09 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
10 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
11 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
12 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
13 Oct     At Sea   
14 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

07 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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07 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
09 Oct     At Sea   
10 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
11 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
12 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
13 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
14 Oct     At Sea   
15 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

08 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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08 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
10 Oct     At Sea   
11 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
12 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
13 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
14 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
15 Oct     At Sea   
16 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

09 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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09 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
11 Oct     At Sea   
12 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
13 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
14 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
15 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
16 Oct     At Sea   
17 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

10 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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10 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
12 Oct     At Sea   
13 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
14 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
15 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
16 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
17 Oct     At Sea   
18 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

11 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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11 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
13 Oct     At Sea   
14 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
15 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
16 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
17 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
18 Oct     At Sea   
19 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

12 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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12 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
14 Oct     At Sea   
15 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
16 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
17 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
18 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
19 Oct     At Sea   
20 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

13 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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13 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
15 Oct     At Sea   
16 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
17 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
18 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
19 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
20 Oct     At Sea   
21 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

14 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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14 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
16 Oct     At Sea   
17 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
18 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
19 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
20 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
21 Oct     At Sea   
22 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

15 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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15 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
17 Oct     At Sea   
18 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
19 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
20 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
21 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
22 Oct     At Sea   
23 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

16 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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16 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
18 Oct     At Sea   
19 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
20 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
21 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
22 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
23 Oct     At Sea   
24 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

17 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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17 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
19 Oct     At Sea   
20 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
21 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
22 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
23 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
24 Oct     At Sea   
25 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

18 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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18 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
20 Oct     At Sea   
21 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
22 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
23 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
24 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
25 Oct     At Sea   
26 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

19 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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19 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
21 Oct     At Sea   
22 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
23 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
24 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
25 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
26 Oct     At Sea   
27 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

20 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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20 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
22 Oct     At Sea   
23 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
24 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
25 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
26 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
27 Oct     At Sea   
28 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

21 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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21 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
23 Oct     At Sea   
24 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
25 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
26 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
27 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
28 Oct     At Sea   
29 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

22 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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22 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
24 Oct     At Sea   
25 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
26 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
27 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
28 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
29 Oct     At Sea   
29 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

23 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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23 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
25 Oct     At Sea   
26 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
27 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
28 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
29 Oct     Kagoshima, Japan   
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     At Sea   
30 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

24 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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24 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
26 Oct     At Sea   
27 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
28 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
29 Oct     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Kagoshima, Japan   
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     At Sea   
31 Oct      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

25 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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25 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
27 Oct     At Sea   
28 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
29 Oct     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Kagoshima, Japan   
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     At Sea   
01 Nov      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Shanghai cruise port

26 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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26 Oct      Departing from Shanghai, China   
28 Oct     At Sea   
29 Oct     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Kagoshima, Japan   
01 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     At Sea   
02 Nov      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Kobe cruise port

04 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Osaka roundtrip
Prices starting
from $2328
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04 Nov      Departing from Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
06 Nov     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
07 Nov     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
08 Nov     Kagoshima, Japan   
09 Nov     At Sea   
10 Nov     Shanghai, China   
11 Nov     At Sea   
12 Nov      Arriving in Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   

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Shanghai cruise port

09 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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09 Nov      Departing from Shanghai, China   
11 Nov     At Sea   
12 Nov     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
13 Nov     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
14 Nov     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
15 Nov     Kagoshima, Japan   
16 Nov     At Sea   
17 Nov      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Kobe cruise port

11 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Osaka roundtrip
Prices starting
from $2328
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11 Nov      Departing from Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
13 Nov     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
14 Nov     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
15 Nov     Kagoshima, Japan   
16 Nov     At Sea   
17 Nov     Shanghai, China   
18 Nov     At Sea   
19 Nov      Arriving in Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   

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Shanghai cruise port

16 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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16 Nov      Departing from Shanghai, China   
18 Nov     At Sea   
19 Nov     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
20 Nov     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
21 Nov     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
22 Nov     Kagoshima, Japan   
23 Nov     At Sea   
24 Nov      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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Kobe cruise port

18 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Osaka roundtrip
Prices starting
from $2328
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18 Nov      Departing from Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
20 Nov     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
21 Nov     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
22 Nov     Kagoshima, Japan   
23 Nov     At Sea   
24 Nov     Shanghai, China   
25 Nov     At Sea   
26 Nov      Arriving in Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   

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Shanghai cruise port

23 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Shanghai Round Trip
Prices starting
from $1164
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23 Nov      Departing from Shanghai, China   
25 Nov     At Sea   
26 Nov     Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
27 Nov     Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan   
28 Nov     Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan   
29 Nov     Kagoshima, Japan   
30 Nov     At Sea   
01 Dec      Arriving in Shanghai, China   

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