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Tokyo/Kyoto (Kobe)
10-night Grand Japan Cruise
April 16, 2023
Windstar Cruises: Star Breeze
Tokyo/Kyoto (Kobe)
Vacation Offer ID 1407998
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  • $300 Per Couple Shipboard Credit

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The Signature Collection – Exclusive Amenities
The Signature Collection Sailings offer Exceptional Value and Exclusive Amenities.

Cruise Inclusions

  • 10-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment

Available Add-Ons

Optional shore excursions.
Optional roundtrip airfare.

  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Tokyo
04/16/2023 04/16/2023
At Sea
04/17/2023 04/17/2023
Shingu
04/18/2023 04/18/2023
Kochi

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Kochi, Shore Excursion - 8 hours

Meet at the port of Kochi -KERALA 
(Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure)

KOCHI: 8HRS

Disembark from the ship and meet your personal guide on the pier.

You will drive to the historic Fort Kochi area where you walk in the area known as “Jew Town”.  

You will visit the Mattancherry Palace, which was commissioned by the Portuguese for the Raja of Kochi in exchange for trading rights.  The palace is two storeys’s high and is built in the traditional Kerala style known as “nalukattu” (four buildings around a central courtyard).  Made of wood and richly carved, the palace exhibits memorabilia from the Raja of Kochi’s collection, but it is best known for its outstanding murals painted on the walls.  Fast fading, one can still see some of these excellent 16th century paintings illustrating episodes from the great Indian epic – The Ramayana.

Surrounding the Synagogue are a jumble of antique and spice shops, and souvenir shop and it is a fun area to wander at leisure.

You will have time to explore the Heritage Zone, which with its varied architectural styles highlights Cochin’s history of being occupied by various foreign rulers.  In this area, which is protected, is St Francis’ Church, first established by the Portuguese in the 1500s.  This is one of the earliest European churches in the country.  The simple façade served as the prototype for future churches here.  Vasco Da Gama was buried here in 1524 before his body was taken to Portugal 14 years later.  You will also visit the Santa Cruz Cathedral which was built in the late 19th century and has impressive murals on its ceiling.  The walking tour ends at the Chinese Fishing Nets, which were first erected between 1350 and 1450 indicating trading ties with China. 

You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon you drive to the Folklore Museum.  This Museum has an exceptional collection of private artifacts from all over the South and interestingly has a theatre attached as an added attraction.  The collection includes masks, beautifully carved old wooden doors, musical instruments, lamps and tribal jewelry.    You will also have the opportunity to watch a private performance of the classical Kathakali dance.

Early evening you will return to the ship.

Inclusions:
Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, Private guide, Complimentary Soft beverages and Bottled water in the car, Monument entrance and still camera fee,Meet and Assist at all airports and hotels, Porterage at airports, All currently applicable taxes


Exclusions:
Expenses of any personal nature (laundry,telephone calls etc, unless specified) Tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), Meals (unless specified) Any insurance or Visa, Any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, Air fare is quoted seperately.

*Terms and conditions apply

Kochi, Shore Excursion - 4 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure)
Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will head to the historic town of Mattancherry. The Mattancherry Palace was built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Raja of Kochi in exchange for trading rights. The palace is two stories high and is built in the traditional Kerala style of “nalukattu” (four buildings around a central courtyard). Made of richly-carved wood, there are beautiful murals on display here depicting scenes from the Hindu epics – Ramayana and Mahabharata and some of the Hindu legends. The Palace also houses Dutch maps of old Kochi, royal Palanquins, coronation robes of former Maharajas of Kochi as well as period furniture.

You will next visit the Jewish Synagogue. One of the oldest in India, it is set in the Jewish Quarter, commonly known as “Jew Town”.  The area is famous for its aromatic spice market and its antique shops.  The interior of the Synagogue is decorated with 18th century blue ceramic Cantonese tiles, hand painted and each one different!
 
You will end your tour at the Chinese Fishing Nets, which were first erected between 1350 and 1450 AD indicating trading ties with China.
 
You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to the port to board your ship.

Inclusions:
Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, Private guide, Complimentary Soft beverages and Bottled water in the car, Monument entrance and still camera fee, Meet and Assist at all airports and hotels, Porterage at airports, All currently applicable taxes

Exclusions:
Expenses of any personal nature (laundry,telephone calls etc, unless specified) Tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), Meals (unless specified), Any insurance or Visa, Any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, Air fare is quoted separately.


* Terms and conditions apply
HALF DAY EXPLORING OLD KOCHI
Leave from pier for a panoramic drive along Mahatma Gandhi Road ending with a stop at the local market, known as the Broadway. A walk through, this local market in the new town of Ernakulum, is an enriching experience. A surprise lurks at every corner and whether you like it or not, you are propelled forward in a sea of people, brightly coloured baubles and warm, comforting smells.
 
Photo stop at Shiva Temple.
 
St. George's Forane Church, locally known as Edapally Church is a Catholic pilgrimage church in Edapally KochiIndia. Asia's largest shrine to Saint George, about five million people visit it every year.
The church is thought to have been founded in 593 AD. It is regarded as one of the oldest churches in Kerala, after the seven churches founded by Thomas the Apostle in the first century AD. The church was originally dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Marth Mariam). In 1080, a new church was built adjacent to the old church. A nine-day festival is celebrated annually as part of the Feast of Saint George. The church, also a destination for non-Christians, attracts offerings of gold, chicken, and eggs.
Gaze at the ancient Chinese fishing nets that line the shores of Fort Cochin.
 
You’ll be fascinated by the Dhobi Khana, your next stop. Each morning washing from all over Kochi is brought here to be soaped, soaked, boiled, beaten, and thrashed. Stop here for photos that you’ll never be able to duplicate anywhere else.
 
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00h00 – 00h30 Depart the pier for panoramic tour of Ernakulum This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues
00h30 – 00h55 Photo Stop at Shiva Temple 10 meters / Flat
00h55 – 02h10 Drive through Marine drive and stop for a walk through the Broadway Market 300 meters / Flat
02h10 – 02h30 Depart for Edappally Church
02h30 – 03h10 Visit Edappally Church 50 meters / Flat / 02 steps
03h10 – 04h20 Proceed to Chinese fishing net and visit
04h20 – 05h30 Later drive to Drive to Dhobi Khana and visit. Back to port
 
HALF DAY HERITAGE TRAIL - A WALK THROUGH KOCHI
The best way to discover a new place is on foot; explore the streets of historic Fort Cochin and learn more about this town that is brimming with tales of maritime traders, who made Cochin the first European township in India.
 
A brief stop will be made at the Chinese fishing nets & St. Francis Church one of the area’s famous landmarks. These nets are set up on bamboo poles and held horizontally by huge mechanisms, which lower them into the sea. This is a unique symbol of the centuries-old influence on this coastline.
 
Princess Street is one of the oldest streets in Fort Kochi. The bungalows built in the European style and the other buildings of colonial architecture lining both sides of the street make it pretty as a picture.
    
The buildings here, with bronze stucco walls and peeling plaster, house antique stores, cigar shops, provisional stores, curio shops, kiosks, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and so on.  Some are being used as homestays for tourists.


For the best view of the street, head for the Loafer’s Corner, a popular meeting place at the confluence of Princess Street, Peter Celli Street and Bastion Street.
 
The plain, squat walls that surround the two-storey Mattancherry or “Dutch Palace”, do not offer a particularly appealing invitation, but you will be delighted once inside. Its wooden interior is decorated with a remarkable series of murals. In the royal bedroom alone are 45 paintings illustrating the Ramayana every inch of space covered with rich colour, and painstaking detail. There is also an interesting collection of Dutch maps of old Kochi, coronation robes belonging to the maharajas, royal palanquins, weapons and furniture.
 
Next. The Jew Town surrounding area called Jew Town is a fascinating mix of antique shops, warehouses, and spice auction rooms. Signs for N.X. Jacob’s tailor shop, and the offices of J.E. Cohen serve as reminders of a once thriving community now consisting of about seven families. You’ll have a chance to stroll here before returning to your ship.
 
Return back to pier
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00h00 – 00h30 Depart the pier to Fort Cochin This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues
00h30 – 02h00 Visit Chinese fishing nets and St. Francis Church
 
695 meters / Flat/4
02h00 – 02h30 Walk through princess street and loafer’s corner 300 meters / Uneven
02h30 – 03h00 Drive to Mattancherry
03h00 – 03h30 Visit Dutch Palace 200 meter/20 steps
03h30 – 04h00 Leisure time in Jew town
04h00 – 04h30 Return back to pier 50 meters / Flat
 
 
04/19/2023 04/19/2023
Beppu
04/20/2023 04/20/2023
At Sea
04/21/2023 04/25/2023
Kyoto (Kobe)
04/26/2023 04/26/2023
Windstar Cruises: Star Breeze
Star Breeze is your ship to enjoy as you choose, with just the right amount of pampering; always indulgent, never intrusive. And with only 212 guests, you begin to feel like it's your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard.

Each day, each hour, is yours to relish. If you've got energy to burn, rev it up in the Fitness Center or choose your sport from the onboard Watersports Platform where use of the equipment is complimentary. If you're hungry your choices are limitless, from fine dining in AmphorA to a great sandwich at The Yacht Club. Whether it's time to yourself on the sun-drenched deck or fun with friends in Compass Rose, you can be sure every moment is filled with magic.

Images are representative of facilities onboard. Actual configurations and interiors may vary.

Watersports
Watersports
Complimentary watersports are available in the afternoons on most itineraries when anchored, on all Windstar ships. Visit the open-air watersports platform located aft. All watersports are offered sea and weather conditions permitting. In the event of turbulent seas and adverse weather conditions, watersports may be cancelled for safety reasons.
AmphorA
AmphorA
AmphorA indulges your palate with an exquisite range of delicious dishes. From fresh-from-local-markets destination specialties to celebrated culinary favorites, or your chef's signature specialties, each meal is a delicious adventure.
The Yacht Club
The Yacht Club
The Yacht Club, a Windstar favorite, is a wonderful option for casual dining. All your favorite gourmet sandwiches, snacks, and beverages are available throughout the day and evening, prepared precisely to your liking and served in impeccable Windstar style.
Veranda
Veranda
For breakfast or lunch the choices are many in Veranda. Whatever you feel like: al fresco, full-service, or choose the seemingly endless buffet. No need to hurry. This is what the good life is all about.
Candles
Candles
The outdoor seating area of Veranda transforms into Candles in the evening, where on-deck dining by candlelight highlights every voyage. This poolside grill accommodates 30 guests for dinner, offers al fresco dining on favorite seafood and steak-house grilled specialties and a romantic ambiance unmatched in any venue on sea or shore.
The Lounge
The Lounge
All of the upcoming adventures are detailed each evening in a brief talk during cocktail hour in the ship's Lounge.
Compass Rose
Compass Rose
Enjoy live music and cocktails at Compass Rose.
Screening Room
Screening Room
Stop by the screening room to catch the latest movie in comfortable luxury.
Library
Library
You might spend time in the ship's library, pouring over an atlas or choosing a CD or DVD to take back to your stateroom.
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Enjoy a workout on a variety of equipment at the Fitness Center.
Pool
Pool
Take a refreshing dip in the pool, or just relax on deck with a delicious cocktail and a good book.
Open Bridge
Open Bridge
Guests are always welcome to visit the Bridge to examine navigation charts with the Captain.
Signature Shop
Signature Shop
Visit the gift shop for that souvenir of your memorable cruise.
WindSpa
WindSpa
Take some "you time" in the tranquil spa.
Kayaking
Paddle off together to enjoy the coastal sights and get some exercise. Kayaks are available for one or two people for half-an-hour and must be entered from the water.
Sailing
Enjoy the wind and the sea on the Topper or Rumba Escape Sailboats. Designed for experienced sailors, sailboats accommodate one or two people.
Snorkeling
Enjoy the underwater beauty of reefs, coral, sea life and sunken treasure in many of the ports. Complimentary snorkel gear is provided. Snorkeling excursions are available for an additional charge.
Swimming
If a swim is all you desire, this too is an option. A swim line and user-friendly ladder are provided as well as supervision for your safety.
Waterskiing
Enjoy an open-water skiing adventure in an exotic lagoon, bay, or harbor. For experienced skiers only. Skiing slots are typically half an hour and take a maximum of two skiers at any one time. Sign up times are available on the sports platform during open hours.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
1988
Year Refurbished
2015
Year Entered Present Fleet
2015
Previous Name
Seabourn Spirit
Country of Registry
The Bahamas
Tonnage (GRT)
9,975
Guests (Lowers)
312
Total Guests
312
Passenger Decks
6
Number of Crew
150
Officers' Nationality
International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
106
Suites
6
Balconies
36
Ocean/River View
64
Interior
–
Accessible
4
Throughout the ship you’ll find an intimate and refined ambiance, with an emphasis on expansive choices, unfettered access, and the liberty to do whatever you desire.
Tipping Policy
A Hotel Service Charge of $11 per passenger is automatically added to each guest’s shipboard account on a daily basis. Guests are free to adjust this amount at the end of the cruise.
Shipboard Policies
  • Electrical
    Shipboard outlets are 110/220v
Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Library
  • Screening Room
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • DVD Player
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Private Safe
  • Slippers
  • Suites
  • Spacious Closet(s)
    Walk-in closet, plus ample drawer space
  • Entertainment Amenities
    Bose bluetooth speakers
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Vanity/Desk
  • Wi-Fi
    Internet cards can be purchased at Reception
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Luxury Bedding
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Private Bathrooms
Entertainment
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Complimentary Private Events
Dining
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Dining Style: All Casual
  • Dining Style: Flexible Dining Options
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
  • All Non-Alcoholic Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Dining Style: Open Seating or Reservations
Other Facilities
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • SCUBA Instructions
  • Outdoor Counter-Current Pool
  • Watersports Platform
Surprising in both design and size, Windstar suites are a haven of sophisticated luxury. Measuring a generous 277 to 575 square feet, your suite offers you all the modern conveniences combined with the Old World charm of ocean travel. From the fine Egyptian cotton linens and overstuffed down pillows to the in-suite bar filled with your favorite beverages, your suite was designed for exquisite comfort.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of February 2020. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

Suite

Guarantee Stateroom Program (Y) Limited Availability
  • Category: Y
Stateroom assignment (final category and location) is at the sole discretion of Windstar Cruises within a week of sailing. Assigned staterooms can be anywhere on the ship and cannot be changed once assigned. Guests wanting to confirm a specific category/room type or stateroom location must book directly into that category/room type to allow for the option of stateroom selection and should NOT book into the Guaranteed Stateroom Program.
Star Ocean View Suite (SS1) Limited Availability
  • Category: SS1
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
Star Porthole Suite (SP) Limited Availability
  • Category: SP
  • Deck 3
Star Balcony Suite 1 (SBS1) Limited Availability
  • Category: SBS1
  • Deck 6
Star Balcony Suite (SBS) Limited Availability
  • Category: SBS
  • Deck 5
Ocean View Suite 3 (S3) Limited Availability
Ocean View Suite 3
  • Category: S3
  • Deck 6
Ocean View Suite 2 (S2) Limited Availability
Ocean View Suite 2
  • Category: S2
  • Deck 5
Ocean View Suite 1 (S1) Limited Availability
Ocean View Suite 1
  • Category: S1
  • Deck 4
Ocean View Suite (S) Limited Availability
Ocean View Suite
  • Category: S
  • Deck 4
Owner's Suite (OW) Limited Availability
Owner's Suite
  • Category: OW
  • Deck 6
Deluxe Suite (DS) Limited Availability
  • Category: DS
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
Classic Suite (CS) Limited Availability
Classic Suite
  • Category: CS
  • Deck 5
Balcony Suite 1 (BS1) Limited Availability
Balcony Suite 1
  • Category: BS1
  • Deck 6
Balcony Suite (BS) Limited Availability
Balcony Suite
  • Category: BS
  • Deck 5
Prices include non-commissionable fares. Government fees/taxes of $327, transfers, and airfare (unless otherwise stated) additional for all guests.

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deckplan Overview
Deck 8

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OW)
  • Classic Suite (CS)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS)
  • Star Balcony Suite 1 (SBS1)
  • Balcony Suite 1 (BS1)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS)
  • Balcony Suite (BS)
  • Ocean View Suite 3 (S3)
  • Ocean View Suite 2 (S2)
  • Star Ocean View Suite (SS1)
  • Ocean View Suite 1 (S1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S)
  • Star Porthole Suite (SP)
  • Guarantee Stateroom Program (Y)
Deck 7

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OW)
  • Classic Suite (CS)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS)
  • Star Balcony Suite 1 (SBS1)
  • Balcony Suite 1 (BS1)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS)
  • Balcony Suite (BS)
  • Ocean View Suite 3 (S3)
  • Ocean View Suite 2 (S2)
  • Star Ocean View Suite (SS1)
  • Ocean View Suite 1 (S1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S)
  • Star Porthole Suite (SP)
  • Guarantee Stateroom Program (Y)
Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OW)
  • Classic Suite (CS)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS)
  • Star Balcony Suite 1 (SBS1)
  • Balcony Suite 1 (BS1)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS)
  • Balcony Suite (BS)
  • Ocean View Suite 3 (S3)
  • Ocean View Suite 2 (S2)
  • Star Ocean View Suite (SS1)
  • Ocean View Suite 1 (S1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S)
  • Star Porthole Suite (SP)
  • Guarantee Stateroom Program (Y)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OW)
  • Classic Suite (CS)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS)
  • Star Balcony Suite 1 (SBS1)
  • Balcony Suite 1 (BS1)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS)
  • Balcony Suite (BS)
  • Ocean View Suite 3 (S3)
  • Ocean View Suite 2 (S2)
  • Star Ocean View Suite (SS1)
  • Ocean View Suite 1 (S1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S)
  • Star Porthole Suite (SP)
  • Guarantee Stateroom Program (Y)
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OW)
  • Classic Suite (CS)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS)
  • Star Balcony Suite 1 (SBS1)
  • Balcony Suite 1 (BS1)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS)
  • Balcony Suite (BS)
  • Ocean View Suite 3 (S3)
  • Ocean View Suite 2 (S2)
  • Star Ocean View Suite (SS1)
  • Ocean View Suite 1 (S1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S)
  • Star Porthole Suite (SP)
  • Guarantee Stateroom Program (Y)
Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OW)
  • Classic Suite (CS)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS)
  • Star Balcony Suite 1 (SBS1)
  • Balcony Suite 1 (BS1)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS)
  • Balcony Suite (BS)
  • Ocean View Suite 3 (S3)
  • Ocean View Suite 2 (S2)
  • Star Ocean View Suite (SS1)
  • Ocean View Suite 1 (S1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S)
  • Star Porthole Suite (SP)
  • Guarantee Stateroom Program (Y)