Asia: Taipei, Okinawa & Himeji Asia: Taipei, Okinawa & Himeji Asia: Taipei, Okinawa & Himeji

11-day Cruise on Norwegian Spirit

Asia: Taipei, Okinawa & Himeji

from Hong Kong, China

Cruise from Hong Kong to Yokohama on board the extensively renovated Norwegian Spirit. From Keelung, travel to Yeliu Park to explore historic sites and the stunning natural beauty of the rock formations. Then journey outside Kagoshima to the base of the nearby active volcano, Sakurajima, and walk along the Nagisa Lava Trail that takes you through lava fields and offers amazing harbor views. During your overnight stay in Himeji, discover what is considered Japan’s most beautiful surviving feudal castle or visit Engyoji, an ancient temple complex perched on Mount Shosha (a filming site of the blockbuster movie The Last Samurai).
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11 Days. 10 Ports. 1 Amazing Vacation.
Port of Call
Hong Kong, China
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This former British colony brims with modern skyscrapers, ancient traditions and incredible food. A shopper’s paradise, local shops and markets offer everything imaginable, from silk to jewelry and electronics. The highest point in the city, Victoria Peak, offers sweeping views of this vibrant city. Hollywood Road’s temple and antique shops are worth exploring, or take a junk cruise and explore the magnificent bay. As Asia’s culinary capital, your gastronomic desires are sure to be fulfilled.

Port of Call
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Colonization by the Dutch in the 17th century has left an ample architectural legacy, as did Taiwan’s rule by Japan from 1895-1945. Grab a coffee at the former British Consulate, a landmark overlooking the bay. Art lovers can enjoy the outdoors and contemporary sculptures at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts’ Sculpture Park, and for a spiritual experience, a visit to the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Centre, with the world’s largest sitting Buddha, is highly recommended.

Port of Call
Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan
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The capital of this fascinating island, once known as Formosa (“beautiful island” in Portuguese), has a rich aboriginal, colonial and political history. Snap a selfie at the ornate, dragon-adorned Mengjia Longshang Temple or photograph the changing of the guard at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, a must-see site. Experience 360-degree views of the city from the 91st floor observation deck of Taipei 101. Selfies and panaromic pics done, head off to shop for Taiwanese lacquerware, silk and fine art.

Port of Call
Ishigaki, Japan
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Discover this remote and picturesque island’s lush mountains, beautiful beaches and magnificent coral reef from island viewpoints. See the native palm forest and the lavishly decorated Chinese tomb. Journey to isolated Irimote to trek through the island’s dense jungles and mangroves or enjoy fantastic snorkeling amid beautiful coral reefs. Back in Ishigaki, search for local textiles, pottery, crafts and black pearls, and enjoy local meat-centered specialties in the town’s restaurants.

Port of Call
Miyakojima (Okinawa), Japan
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Pacific perfection awaits at Miyakojima in Okinawa Prefecture. This Japanese island paradise is known for its natural beauty and vibrant local culture. The Eastern Cape is a nationally-designated Place of Scenic Beauty with a spectacular view of the surrounding ocean. Stop by the beaches of Sunayama or Aragusuku for sunshine and snorkeling. A visit to the Shigira hot springs will help you relax or take a ride across the expansive Ikema bridge for a scenic drive across the beautiful blue waters.

Port of Call
Kagoshima, Japan
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Visit the exquisite Iso-Teien Garden and its villa, built in 1660, and enjoy gorgeous views before a short ferry ride to smoking Sakurajima for a close-up view of the volcano and its lava fields. Or journey into the countryside to Chiran and its well-preserved streets lined with samurai homes. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Lake Ikeda and the stunning vistas of the Satsuma Peninsula. Local Satsuma dolls, unique cards printed with ink made from volcanic ash, and unusual wooden toys make interesting souvenirs. And be sure to try some miso soup, sashimi or ramen, the area’s famous noodles.

Port of Call
Beppu, Japan
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As you approach the coastal town of Beppu, it might appear as if the town were smoldering. In reality, it’s steam escaping from its many hot springs, Beppu’s claim to fame—along with hot spring experiences, from mud baths to sand baths. Their most famous, Hell circuit (Jigoku), are only for admiring, not bathing. Beppu Park, in the city’s center, offers green space and a vibrant Japanese garden. In spring, cherry blossoms attract thousands of visitors; in fall, autumn leaves do the same. Tomonaga Panya, a local bakery since 1916, has an English menu and a signature delicacy, wanchan (doggie) bun. Guests love its custard filling and raisin face.

Port of Call
Himeji, Japan
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Himeji was founded as a castle town in the 14th century. Through the centuries the castle went through several major renovations and expansions under different rulers. Today, Himeji Castle still sits upon the hillside and is the main attraction for visitors to the area. With approximately half a million residents, the city offers a wide range of dining and shopping opportunities to enjoy as you explore the castle, shrines and temples.

Port of Call
Himeji, Japan
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Himeji was founded as a castle town in the 14th century. Through the centuries the castle went through several major renovations and expansions under different rulers. Today, Himeji Castle still sits upon the hillside and is the main attraction for visitors to the area. With approximately half a million residents, the city offers a wide range of dining and shopping opportunities to enjoy as you explore the castle, shrines and temples.

Port of Call
Mount Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
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In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise, or learn of undersea delights at Japan’s first sushi museum, and get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro. Shop for traditional Japanese wooden handcrafts and fabrics unique to the region, and sample some yokan, a sweet jellied confection.

Port of Call
Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
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Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan’s largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savor traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination.

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Staterooms & Accommodations
Revel in spacious serenity at sea with our amazing, imaginative and luxurious Suites that offer only the finest appointments throughout. The floor-to-ceiling windows in our private balcony accommodations are perfect for sun seekers and stargazers. Our Oceanview and Inside Staterooms are comfortable and well-decorated where you can peacefully recline at the end of the day or linger in the mornings.
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  • Suite

  • Oceanview

  • Inside

Experience Norwegian Spirit
Welcome aboard your best vacation yet.
  • 2014 Best Overall
    2014 Best Overall
  • 2020
    Remodeled Date
  • 2,018
    Double Occupancy
Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, our complimentary dining options include three main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, our Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chefs Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.
  • The Local

    The Local

  • Le Bistro

    Le Bistro

  • Garden Cafe

    Garden Cafe

Bars & Lounges
With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favorite may take a few days. Try a new vintage to pair with another amazing ocean sunset. Let our talented bartenders shake things up with one of their signature cocktails or choose to kick back with good beer and great conversations. Whether you’re hanging with old friends or making new ones, there’s always an opportunity to mix it up.
  • Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar

    Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar

  • Spice H20

    Spice H20

  • Bliss Ultra Lounge

    Bliss Ultra Lounge

When it comes to entertainment, there’s never a dull moment. Tickle your funny bone during our comedy variety show inside the Stardust Theatre. Rock the night away with this high energy party that celebrates the sounds of soul to the raw force of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Or don your best attire and dance the night away at Norwegian's Night Out. It’s showtime, all the time on Norwegian Spirit.
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  • World Beat

    World Beat

  • Blazing Boots

    Blazing Boots

From bow to stern, Norwegian has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of our covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all on one of our many casino games. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa. With so much to do, we’ll always have you coming back for more.
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  • Sports Court

    Sports Court

  • Pool Deck

    Pool Deck

Please visit the Spa for the latest pricing on all products & services. Prices are subject to change. Guests must be 18 or older to indulge in our spa services. An 18% gratuity and spa service charge will be added at time of purchase.
  • Bamboo Massage

    Bamboo Massage

  • Facial Treatments

    Facial Treatments

  • Relaxing


Onboard Shopping
Forget to pack something? No worries! Our gift shops on board carry everything you'll need to help make your vacation incredible. Shop from a variety of souvenirs, cosmetics, clothing, snacks and sundry items. Treat yourself at our duty-free shops full of fantastic savings on fine jewelry, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco.
  • Jewelry Shopping

    Jewelry Shopping

  • Duty Free Shops

    Duty Free Shops

  • Trade Routes

    Trade Routes

Explore Top Shore Excursions

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