Diamond Princess Returns to Japan the Land of the Rising Sun

Princess Cruises announces extended 2025-26 Japan and Southeast Asia cruise season as Diamond Princess returns to the Land of the Rising Sun for expanded programme showcasing beautiful fall foliage. 

The 2025-26 cruise season to the must-see island nations of Japan and Southeast Asia onboard a Princess ship has been announced. On sale now, Japan built Diamond Princess returns featuring an expanded Japan season showcasing the region’s breathtaking fall foliage, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto and more.  

Japan Princess Cruises

“We truly make it easy to travel to Japan and Southeast Asia on our Diamond Princess Love Boat to experience these amazing destinations,” said Terry Thornton, chief commercial officer for Princess Cruises. “For our fall 2025 through winter 2026 season, we’re thrilled to expand our Japan cruises from Tokyo (Yokohama) during the beautiful fall foliage season and continue to Singapore to highlight the best of Southeast Asia. Plus, our guests only need to unpack once to experience these storied countries while enjoying vibrant shore excursions and our regional culinary and entertainment offerings onboard.”  

From ancient temples and castles, to bustling markets and breathtaking gardens, cruisers experience the best way to see Japan with Princess with a new autumn 2025 season offering 11 new voyages ranging in length from nine to 22 nights, visiting 25 destinations throughout the Land of the Rising Sun, as well as stops in Korea and Taiwan. Highlights of the season include: 

  • 13-night Circle Japan Fall Foliage sailing taking place during the beautiful autumn leaves season 
  • Nine-night Circle Japan voyage a circumnavigation of the country with stops at Nagasaki, Akita and Sakaiminato 
  • Nine-night Southern Islands departures to the southernmost part of Japan and the lush islands of Okinawa and Ishigaki 
  • 10-night Kyushu & Korea cruise, which sails these large islands of Japan including visits to Hiroshima, Osaka (for Kyoto) and Shimizu (for Mt. Fuji) 
  • For the ultimate Japan exploration, guests can combine these 18- to 22- night itineraries for an unforgettable 40-night adventure 

Following her extended Japan season, Diamond Princess will sail to Singapore on a 12-day Southeast Asia & Japan cruise featuring Taipei (Keelung) and Hong Kong to kick off three roundtrip Singapore sailings including: 

  • 14-night Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam cruise, which also includes calls to Phuket, Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang) and Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) 
  • 16-night Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam departure which also includes a call to Halong Bay, UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a gateway to Hanoi 
  • Closing the season will be a 14-night Southeast Asia & Japan sailing from Singapore back to Tokyo (Yokohama) with late night More Ashore stays in both Hong Kong and Shimizu (for Mt. Fuji) 

Diamond Princess

Japan Princess Cruises

Built in Japan, the 2,670-guest Diamond Princess offers a unique experience tailored to the region. Guests enjoy authentic cuisine at Kai Sushi, sip Japanese-inspired cocktails created by mixologist Rob Floyd, soak in the traditional Izumi bath and enjoy folkloric shows, regional entertainment, and Japanese holiday celebrations.  

Additionally, the all-new Churrascaria Brazilian Grill offers quality meats boasting bold South American flavours, cooked to perfection in the tasty tradition of grilling churrasco style. Servers present these flavourful cuts on vertical skewers, and hand-carve them right onto the plate.  

No matter the cruise, Princess delivers a premium holiday with the line’s award-winning, signature Princess MedallionClass experience which offers unparalleled service and personalisation. Guests booking can take advantage of inclusive packages like Princess Plus and Princess Premier which add popular amenities like Wi-Fi, beverages, desserts, fitness classes, crew gratuities and more at an even greater savings of up 65% when the inclusive package amenities are purchased separately.  


Some images supplied. Destination images courtesy of unsplash.com

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