The following emails have been sent to all guests booked on our Hong Kong to Tokyo Cruise as of the date of each email. If you have not received these emails, please contact your travel agent or our office immediately to update your address.
February 21, 2019 Visa and Hotel Information for Your Upcoming Asia Cruise
We’re looking forward to seeing you in April on our Hong Kong to Tokyo Cruise! As you start to plan for this amazing vacation, we wanted to give you an update on a few things relating to your cruise. While all of this may not apply to you, please take a minute to read this entire email.
- Chinese Visa Update
- Pre-Cruise Hotels in Hong Kong and Bangkok
We’ll send an email with information on our party themes and excursion information later this month as we are still putting the final touches on the entertainment program.
Chinese Visa Update
Many of you have asked if you need a separate visa to visit China, and it’s taken a while to get a verified answer from both NCL and the Chinese authorities due to the complexity of our itinerary. The situation is fairly simple.
You do NOT need a visa to visit Shanghai as long as you take at least one “organized tour” offered by NCL. Once you have taken the tour, you are free to come and go as you please while the ship is docked in Shanghai. We are working closely with NCL to develop tours to match our needs and offer you both outstanding ways to see the city as well as an opportunity to explore on your own. We will have more details on tour offerings later this month.
If you do have a visa for China, then you would not be required to take a tour first.
No visas are required to visit Taiwan or Hong Kong for citizens of most countries. However, if you are in doubt, please check with their consulate for a complete list.
Pre-Cruise Hotels in Hong Kong and Bangkok
We have a rooms available in both Bangkok and Hong Kong before the cruise. if you’d like to add these to your reservation, please email or call us and we will add them.
We have a block of rooms at the centrally located Sheraton Hong Kong. We are offering a 2-night package that includes daily breakfast and transfers to the ship at the following rates:
Double Occupancy $299 per person
Single Occupancy $575 total
This is the rate for 2 nights hotel (April 15, 16), daily breakfast, all taxes, and transfers to Jewel on April 17. Extra nights are available at the rate of $279 per night per room.
If you’re planning to go to Bangkok for Songkran (Thai New Years!) before the cruise, we have an amazing rate at the spectacular W Bangkok hotel. We’re offering a three-night package, subject to availability, at the following rate:
Double Occupancy $369 per person
Single Occupancy $699 total
This rate is for 3 nights accommodations (April 12,13,14) including breakfast. Transfers are not included. Atlantis will assist with purchasing passes to all parties and guidance around Bangkok.
To book any of these pre-cruise packages, please contact your travel agent or call us on 310-859-8800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week we’ll send out party theme information and some details about Tokyo events after our stay. We are not offering a post-cruise program due to the high occupancy rates in Tokyo during our cruise.
Thank you again for selecting Atlantis for your vacation and we can’t wait to show you Asia!
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