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    Japanese cruises provide travelers with opportunities to enjoy culture and adventure from the comfort and elegance of a home base. Cruise ships allow travelers to unpack and relax in one place between heading out for life-changing experiences. While Japan is known as one of the most technologically advanced places in the world, this is a culture steeped in etiquette and history. In addition to towering skyscrapers, visitors can tour the former Imperial Palace surrounded by immaculate gardens. Tourists can enjoy souvenirs like woodblock prints, Buddhist statues, and traditional samurai gear, as well as enjoying Kabuki, a Japanese form of dance and theater that is more than 500 years old. The three best deals on Japanese cruises are offered by Princess Cruises. This cruise line offers additional incentives along with already-low prices on Japanese cruises, including the one-of-a-kind “3 for Free” promotion. The top three Japanese cruises offered by Princess Cruises include the Japan & Taiwan cruise, the Golden Week Korea Getaway, and the Korea and Japan Getaway. Ask these questions when booking a Japanese cruise.

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    What do cruisers get with the Princess Cruise “3 for Free” promotion?

    When taking advantage of this promotion, every guest in a stateroom receives a free room upgrade, free gratuities during the cruise, and free onboard spending money.

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    How much are the onboard gratuities with the “3 for Free” promotion?

    The free gratuities part of this promotion is based on pre-payment in the amount of $13.50 per guest per day. These gratuities do not apply to bar charges or spa services.

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    With the “3 for Free” promotion, how much onboard spending money does each person receive?

    The amount of onboard spending money is based on the length of the cruise. For example, each guest per stateroom receives $75 during cruises of 6 to 9 days in length. The most onboard spending money offered is $150 per guest on cruises of 13 days or more. 

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    Where can I use the onboard spending money?

    Spending money must be used during the voyage and is not redeemable for cash. While this money cannot be used in the casino, it can be used throughout the ship.

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    What are the details of the Japan & Taiwan cruise?

    This six-day cruise leaves from Osaka, Japan, and visits Okinawa, Taipei, and Tokyo. This cruise is on the Diamond Princess, refurbished in 2014 with significant upgrades, including impressive dining rooms, showrooms, lounges, casinos, outdoor movies, shops, an art gallery, and a center for kids and teens. Interior rooms for this Japanese cruise start at $849 per person, which includes all dining and non-alcoholic drinks.

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    What are the details of the Golden Week Korea Getaway?

    This four-day cruise leaves from Tokyo, Japan and visits the Kanmon Straits, Busan and Busan Straits of Korea, and Kobe, Japan. This Japanese cruise is also on the Diamond Princess. Interior rooms for this Japanese cruise start at $799 per person, which includes all dining and non-alcoholic drinks.

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    What are the details of the Korea and Japan Getaway?

    This five-day cruise leaves from Kobe, Japan, and visits Kochi, Kagoshima, Busan, South Korea, and the Kanmon Straits. This cruise is also on the Diamond Princess. Interior rooms for this Japanese cruise start at $799 per person, which includes all dining and non-alcoholic drinks.

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    When do these offers expire on Japanese cruises?

    These deals won’t last forever. The fine print - including expiration dates - are on the Princess Cruise websites where you find information on each of these Japanese cruises.