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Mitsui Ocean Cruises details inaugural Mitsui Ocean Fuji itineraries

Mitsui Ocean Cruises detailed the first six sailings for Mitsui Ocean Fuji
Mitsui Ocean Fuji (ex Seabourn Odyssey) is set to debut in December on a series of six Japan cruises through Jan. 8.

Sailings from Yokohama, Nagoya and Kobe visit ports including Beppu, Shingu, Kochi, Takamatsu, Kagoshima, Jeju and Busan, Korea.

The cruises range from five to 12 days and include a festive 11-night New Year's cruise highlighted by a special new year's party, entertainment and celebrations. Bookings open in early July.

Capturing the essence of Japan

Tsunemichi Mukai, president of Mitsui Ocean Cruises, invited passengers to 'be the first to sail and experience our beautiful new ship that captures the essence of Japan, the diversity of its deep culture, the delicious cuisine and the beauty of its natural landscapes, people and destinations.'

Mitsui Ocean Fuji's first cruise, Dec. 1-7, sails from Yokohama to Tokyo with calls at Beppu, Busan and Shimonoseki. The Dec. 8-13 voyage, round-trip Yokohama, visits Shingu, Kochi and Busan.  From Dec. 14-18, a Nagoya roundtrip calls at Busan and Takamatsu.

From Dec. 19-23, Mitsui Ocean Fuji sails roundtrip Kobe to Busan and Matsuyama. The Dec. 23-29 cruise, from Kobe to Yokohama, visits Hakata, Busan and Kagoshima.

And the New Year's cruise, Dec. 29 – Jan. 8 sails roundtrip  Yokohama with stops at Jeju, Busan, Nagasaki, Beppu and Hiroshima.

Proud moment for Mitsui O.S.K.

'The launch of this new cruise brand and ship is a very proud moment for the Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ Group,' Mukai added. 'It puts us on the map as a growing player in the cruise industry.  We will bring prosperity to Japan and happiness and joy to people from all around the world while contributing to the port communities all around Japan.'