‘Our upcoming season sees us returning to Japan where the off-the-beaten track locations are ideal for small ship exploration,’ Commercial Director and Expedition Leader Aaron Russ said.
Japan’s art scene
‘Japan’s National Parks, Art and Culture’ voyage circumnavigates Japan’s main island, exploring its wilderness, culture and history, as well as the arts scene.
Art-themed experiences include a blend of ancient and contemporary art with visits to the Hachinhoe Art Museum and the Towada Art Centre, as well as viewing pottery and silk painting in Kanazawa.
New destinations on the 15-day ‘Undiscovered Philippines and Indonesia’ voyage are Bacan Island, Pulau Saparua and Molana.
The 18-day ‘Indonesian Explorer’ voyage includes a visit to Triton Bay, one of the world’s best places to swim with whale sharks.
The 17-day ‘Discover the Secrets of Melanesia’ voyage takes in the Trobriand Islands, called the 'islands of love,’ where indigenous culture has continued unchanged for countless generations.
Deep into Antarctica
The programme, which is on sale now, also includes voyages in the Kimberley and into the heart of Antarctica aboard the flagship Heritage Adventurer.