Princess Cruises to begin homeport sailing in Japan on March 15, 2023

   December 3, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

After the recent decision by the government of Japan to allow the return of international cruise ships to the country, Princess Cruises announced it will commence homeport sailing in Japan starting March 15, 2023, giving passengers in the region "the opportunity to enjoy the effortless, personalized Princess MedallionClass experience for the first time."

John Padgett, Princess Cruises president said the reopening of Japanese ports to the international cruise industry was an important and welcome development that not only vastly expanded the vacation opportunities available to guests but also helped to significantly strengthen the Japanese tourism economy.

"In addition, we know Japanese guests will appreciate the unmatched Princess MedallionClass experience offering unmatched personalization and hassle-free service."

Japanese-built Diamond Princess ship returns to celebrate the 10th anniversary of sailing out of Yokohama (Tokyo) and Kobe (Kyoto) starting March 15 with a 9-day voyage roundtrip from Tokyo.

The liner, specially designed with the destination in mind, is scheduled to call at 38 destinations in 4 different countries on 43 itineraries and 57 departures, ranging between 5-19 days.

The company said that key reasons to experience Japan with Princess Cruises in 2023 include: Temples, Shrines, Castles; Festivals; Vibrant Cities & Landscapes; Spring Flowers, Gardens, and Onsens.

Diamond Princess cruise ship

For travelers who want more time to explore the country, Princess Cruises offers 13- or 14-day Highlights of Japan cruise tours, featuring a multiple-night land tour combined with the voyage, for more time on land to experience the wonders of Tokyo and Kyoto.