STAR COLLECTOR: THE BEST OF CHINA, KOREA & JAPAN

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Star Collector: The Best of China, Korea & Japan

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Mar 17 Sat
6:00 PM
Mar 18 Sun
At Sea
Mar 19 Mon
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Mar 20 Tue
11:00 AM
5:00 PM
Mar 21 Wed
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Mar 22 Thu
1:00 PM
8:00 PM
Mar 23 Fri
At Sea
Mar 24 Sat
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
Mar 25 Sun
10:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mar 26 Mon
12:01 AM
9:00 PM
Mar 27 Tue
At Sea
Mar 28 Wed
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
Mar 29 Thu
At Sea
Mar 30 Fri
7:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mar 31 Sat
12:01 AM
6:00 PM
Apr 1 Sun
1:00 PM
10:00 PM
Apr 2 Mon
At Sea
Apr 3 Tue
8:00 AM
11:00 PM
Apr 4 Wed
At Sea
Apr 5 Thu
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
Apr 6 Fri
9:00 AM
6:00 PM
Apr 7 Sat
8:00 AM
8:00 PM
Apr 8 Sun
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
Apr 9 Mon
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
Apr 10 Tue
1:00 PM
6:00 PM
Apr 11 Wed
7:00 AM
11:59 PM
Apr 12 Thu
At Sea
Apr 13 Fri
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
Apr 14 Sat
8:00 AM
SAT MAR 17
TO 6:00 PM Hong Kong

day 1 Hong Kong, China


Our ship docks right in the heart of Hong Kong’s harbor, putting you at the center of all manner of attractions. Watch sampans and junks glide through the waters of Aberdeen. Soak in the towering skyscrapers, peaceful green hillsides and world-famous Harbour from the top of Victoria Peak. Pursue bargains at Stanley Market. Have your fortune told at the Temple Street Night Market. Visit Lantau Island where a giant bronze Buddha holds court.
MON MAR 19
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Taipei (Keelung)

day 3 Taipei (Keelung), China (Taiwan)


The modern metropolis and capital city of Taiwan is an interesting mix of Japanese, Chinese and Southeast Asian cultures. The skyline is dominated by the 1,671-foot, 101-storied, bamboo-shaped skyscraper, Taipei 101. Other highlights of Taipei include the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park, Martyrs’ Shrine which is an excellent example of classical Ming Dynasty architecture, and the Confucius Temple.
TUE MAR 20
11:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Miyakojima (Hirara)

day 4 Miyakojima (Hirara), Japan


Miyakojima Hirara Japan
Famous for its white-sand beaches and clear waters, Miyakojima is considered by many to have the most beautiful beaches in Japan. Visit the town of Hirara where you will see the 16th century tomb of samurai hero Nakasone Tuyumya. Other highlights include Taragawa Awamori Sake Brewery, Utopia Farm and the amazing view of Higashi Henna Cape.
WED MAR 21
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Okinawa (Naha)

day 5 Okinawa (Naha), Japan


Renowned for its scenic beauty, rich history and unique Chinese, Japanese and Korean culture, Okinawa is famous for its ceramic wares. Tsuboya Potter Museum is the place to visit to learn about this beautiful artform. You’ll also want to see Shuri Castle & Shureimon Gate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Kokusai Street, the main shopping area.
THU MAR 22
1:00 PM TO 8:00 PM Ishigaki Island

day 6 Ishigaki Island, Japan


Ishigaki City is the southernmost Japanese city located closer to Taiwan than the main islands of Japan. Well known by Japanese tourists for the clear waters and coral reefs, the island is ringed by beaches offering excellent snorkeling, swimming and diving. The emerald-green water of Kabira Bay, a top sightseeing spot famous for the cultivation of black pearls is here, which you can view on a glass bottom boat trip as swimming is not allowed.
SAT MAR 24
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Zhoushan / ZHUJIAJIAN

day 8 Zhoushan / ZHUJIAJIAN, China


Considered the “Venice of China,” Zhujiajian is connected by 36 bridges over a series of lakes and streams. You can walk across centuries-old stone bridges and explore hidden passageways allowing you to see into China’s past. The nearby island of Putuoshan is accessible by ferry and is home to very important Buddhist sites, including 80 monasteries and gardens. The main temple has a 110-foot bronze and gold statue dedicated to Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy.
SUN MAR 25
10:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Shanghai

day 9 Shanghai, China


Welcome to the “Pearl of the Orient” and the center of China’s industry and trade.  Built on the edge of the Huangpu River, Shanghai is an impressive mix of old and new.  The colorful skyline features many skyscrapers including the recognizable Oriental Pearl TV Tower, 1,535 feet high and the tallest TV tower in Asia.  Old City Shanghai is a maze of streets with small shops, restaurants, and street vendors.  A visit to Nanjing Road will introduce you to over 600 shops along a 3.4-mile road.  Also see the Shanghai Museum and the Jade Buddha Temple.
MON MAR 26
12:01 AM TO 9:00 PM Shanghai

day 10 Shanghai, China


Welcome to the “Pearl of the Orient” and the center of China’s industry and trade.  Built on the edge of the Huangpu River, Shanghai is an impressive mix of old and new.  The colorful skyline features many skyscrapers including the recognizable Oriental Pearl TV Tower, 1,535 feet high and the tallest TV tower in Asia.  Old City Shanghai is a maze of streets with small shops, restaurants, and street vendors.  A visit to Nanjing Road will introduce you to over 600 shops along a 3.4-mile road.  Also see the Shanghai Museum and the Jade Buddha Temple.
WED MAR 28
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Qingdao

day 12 Qingdao, China


Home of the longest bridge in the world (16.6 miles) and the famous Tsingtao Brewery, Qingdao is an important seaport due to its close proximity to Korea and Japan and hosted the sailing competitions for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The official symbol of Qingdao is the Zhanqiao Pier which features the picturesque Huilange Pavilion and the Wu Si Guangchang. Nearby is the Taiqing Palace, the birthplace of Taoism and over 2,000 years old.
FRI MAR 30
7:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Beijing (Tianjin)

day 14 Beijing (Tianjin), China


Your ship will dock in Tianjin, the nearest port city to Beijing, located 105 miles away. As the capital of China Beijing is the main political, economic and cultural center for China.  Highlights here include the UNESCO Sites of Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Huangyaguan Great Wall, and the Ming Tombs, and also historic Tiananmen Square.
SAT MAR 31
12:01 AM TO 6:00 PM Beijing (Tianjin)

day 15 Beijing (Tianjin), China


Your ship will dock in Tianjin, the nearest port city to Beijing, located 105 miles away. As the capital of China Beijing is the main political, economic and cultural center for China.  Highlights here include the UNESCO Sites of Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Huangyaguan Great Wall, and the Ming Tombs, and also historic Tiananmen Square.
SUN APR 1
1:00 PM TO 10:00 PM Dalian

day 16 Dalian, China


Compared to other big cities with major historical importance in China, Dalian is young, with only 100 years of history. It is China’s northern-most “ice free” port and is also known as the fashion hub of China.  Dalian is a very green city filled with gardens, squares and fountains. Must-sees here include the People’s Square,  the Botanical Garden, the Pole Aquarium, Labour Park and Xinghai Square.
TUE APR 3
8:00 AM TO 11:00 PM Seoul (Incheon)

day 18 Seoul (Incheon), South Korea


The capital of South Korea is an interesting blend of modern and historical. Among the five UNESCO sites in the area are the stone walls that line the city and Changdeokgung Palace.  Modern Seoul is considered one of the most wired cities in the world and boasts the world’s tallest art gallery, the world’s largest cinema screen and the world’s largest underground shopping mall.
THU APR 5
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Jeju (Cheju) City

day 20 Jeju (Cheju) City, South Korea


There is a lot to see and do on this island. Jeju is a popular honeymoon destination and home of the highest mountain in South Korea, the dormant Hallasan volcano which stands 6,400 feet above sea level.  Highlights of this city include the world’s longest lava tunnels, the nine UNESCO Global Geoparks, the Grandfather Stones, the beautiful beaches and the Olle coastal trails.
FRI APR 6
9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Busan

day 21 Busan, South Korea


The second largest city in South Korea is a popular leisure destination due to the nearby hot springs. It is home to many famous beaches that lure visitors from around the world and the UNESCO site of Gyeongju an outdoor museum that was once the capital of the Silla Kingdom and holds many architectural points of interest including ornate temples.   Also of interest is South Korea’s largest temple, Tongdosa Temple, renowned for having no outdoor statues.
SAT APR 7
8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM Nagasaki

day 22 Nagasaki, Japan


Notable for the nuclear attack it suffered during WWII, Nagasaki has memorialized the event at the city’s Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Memorial Park. The museum tells the story of the events leading up to the bombing and the park, located at the center of the bomb blast, houses a beautiful 30-foot tall fountain symbolizing peace. Other highlights to see are the Glover Gardens and Dejima Museum, which was originally an artificial island.
SUN APR 8
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Fukuoka (Hakata)

day 23 Fukuoka (Hakata), Japan


Fukuoka is known as the Samurai City full of ancient temples, like Shokufuji Temple, a 33-foot tall wooden Buddha, and Samurai Fukuoka Castle.   Today it is a large modern city which contains the large shopping and entertainment complex of Canal City, the waterfront Momochi Seaside Park, and Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine with its 6,000 flowering plum trees.
MON APR 9
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Hiroshima

day 24 Hiroshima, Japan


Largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during WWII, Hiroshima today is a modern city on the island of Honshu. The Hiroshima Memorial Peace Arch, a UNESCO site commonly referred to as the Atomic Dome, commemorates the 1945 event.  One feature is a colorful memorial to Sadako Sasaki, a young woman whose dying wish for peace was told in the story A Thousand Paper Cranes. Also worth seeing is the Hiroshima Museum of Art displaying paintings from Monet, Van Gogh, Fujishima and Asai and the UNESCO red torii of Miyajima.
TUE APR 10
1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM Kochi

day 25 Kochi, Japan


The bustling city of Kochi is located on the Kagami-gawa River delta on Urado Bay.  It was constructed around Kochi Castle which was built in the 17th century and is one of Japan's few authentic castles.  Amazingly it has survived both wars and natural disasters for centuries. In addition to the castle, Kochi has several attractions of interest.  On nearby Mount Godaisan sits Chikurenji Temple, one of the 88 temples along the Shikoku Pilgrimage. At beautiful Katsurahama Beach you will find the Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum, a tribute to the man who played a major role in the Meiji Restoration. In addition, great shopping can be found at Obiyamachi Shopping Arcade.
WED APR 11
7:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Osaka

day 26 Osaka, Japan


Osaka is the gateway to Kyoto with great street food, bright lights and delightful night life. Its main historic landmark is the 16th century Osaka Castle surrounded by a moat and many flowering trees. Kyoto is famous for its numerous Buddhist temples, gardens, imperial Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It is also known for formal traditions like kaiseki dining (multiple courses of precise dishes) and geisha entertainers.
FRI APR 13
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Shimizu

day 28 Shimizu, Japan


Most notably known as the city you can see  the UNESCO site of Mount Fuji from.  This small port city considered one of the three most beautiful ports in Japan has many historical building like Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, Sumpugo Park, and Shizuoka Sengen Shrine. The 65-foot Shiraito Waterfall, located near Mount Fuji looks like it could be silk. Enjoy tuna from Japan’s largest fishery here or a cup of maccha, a Japanese green tea.
SAT APR 14
8:00 AM TO Yokohama (Tokyo)

day 29 Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan


Yokohama, the gateway to Tokyo,  was one of the first Japanese ports open to foreign trade. It contains a large Chinatown with hundreds of Chinese shops and restaurants.  It is also known for its botanical park, Sankei-en Garden, containing preserved Japanese residences from different eras, and for the seaside Minato Mirai District, site of the Landmark Tower, standing 971 feet high.

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