A cruise of Japan and Hong Kong on Crystal Cruise lines is a favorite for Kristie and me. Our journey began with a flight to Yokohama, Japan. With stops in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we toured the museums remembering Imperial Japan and World War II. You can only imagine the impact it had on us to view some of the displays that had little children’s bikes and shoes burned. Departing from Japan we set sail for Hong Kong, China. This is both an enjoyable and moving cruise, one that given the opportunity you really must take.
One of the things you can enjoy at sea is being able to see sunrises and sunsets completely from beginning to end. Reminds me of a story that a child wrote. In writing a letter to God, the child wrote “Dear God, I didn’t think that purple and orange went together until I saw your sunset on Thursday.” Imagine seeing that in a peaceful setting from the ship. If you enjoy seeing sunrises and sunsets this will definitely be a benefit you can enjoy every day of your cruise. Be sure you take a camera to capture those memories.
Did you know that all cruise lines are rated? While all cruises are excellent values, cruise ratings help you to know the level of service to expect when choosing a cruise line. Ratings are based on excursions, food, entertainment, and of course service.
Q: Is Cruising Affordable and a Good Vacation Value?
A: Cruising is the best vacation value! There are cruise vacations to suit every budget. Your cruise fare includes all meals, your stateroom, onboard activities and entertainment, plus transportation from port to port. You’ll know what your vacation will end up costing you before you go. (Typically, your only extra expenses will be drinks, optional shore excursions, and personal services such as massage or hairstyling.)
When cruising South America, you have two options in cruising the coast of Chile. The first option is to depart from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and dock at Valparaiso, Chile. From Valparaiso the trip to Santiago is approximately forty-five (45) minutes to one and half (1-1/2) hours over the mountains. The second option is the reverse and you will see the Chilean Fjords, Argentina, and parts of Brazil. Using frequent flyer points will save you on either of these cruises.