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How Early to Show Up for a Cruise
When you’re about to head on a cruise it can be a little stressful to make sure you’re fully prepared before you leave. Knowing all of the steps that happen before you leave port and how long it can take will help you arrive with plenty of time to board.
A Check-Off List of Items You’ll Need
When you arrive at port before you leave on a cruise there are a lot of things to remember. Besides making sure everything is taken care of at home, you’ll need a few items left out of your luggage to make the process go a little more smoothly. Make sure to have your government-issued ID and/or passport handy. All of your luggage should have identification tags on them that are visible in case they should become lost, and you should have a credit card with you to take care of any expenses you’ll incur when you’re on board.
What Happens Before You Leave Port
Check in can be swift and easy as long as you have all of the things that you need. The important thing to remember is to follow all of the time guidelines that your cruise line gives you and to give yourself plenty of time to arrive, check-in and board.
Count Down to Departure
Most times it’s necessary for passengers to fly to the port that their cruise will depart from. This means it’s necessary to plan time for that as well. Arriving the day the cruise leaves may make things a little too close for comfort, so flying in a day early might be beneficial. Most cruise lines will begin checking passengers in about four hours before the ship will set sail. They will also ask that you’re on board and checked in at least 90 minutes before departure.
Better Safe Than Sorry
When boarding the cruise ship some passengers like to keep a small bag with them separate from the rest of their luggage with a few essentials. This can be a great precaution if the rest of your bag doesn’t arrive to your room right away.
Away You Go
If you arrive at the dock prepared and give yourself a couple of hours leeway before your departure, you should have plenty of time to make the boarding process as casual and enjoyable as the rest of your trip. Make plans ahead of time for a place to leave your car and secure transportation from there to the dock. After you’ve boarded, all you have to do is look at the schedule to see what sort of fun is in store for your time on the ship.
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Uncovering the Best Cruises for Seniors Over 60
Cruises are a great way for seniors over 60 to explore the world and have an enjoyable, stress-free vacation. With so many different cruise options available, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. To help you find the perfect cruise, here are some tips on uncovering the best cruises for seniors over 60.
Choose a Cruise Line That Caters to Seniors
When it comes to choosing a cruise line, there are several that specialize in catering to seniors over 60. These cruise lines often offer special packages and discounts that make them more affordable and enjoyable for seniors. Additionally, they may provide activities and amenities specifically designed with seniors in mind, such as fitness classes, lectures, and even medical services. Some of the most popular cruise lines for seniors include Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, and Holland America Line.
Look for Cruises With Special Senior Rates
Many cruise lines offer special rates for seniors over 60. These rates can be up to 50% off the regular price of the cruise. Additionally, some cruise lines may offer additional discounts or perks such as free drinks or onboard credits when booking with a senior rate. It’s important to do your research and compare prices between different cruise lines to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible.
Consider Your Destination
When choosing a cruise for seniors over 60, it’s important to consider your destination carefully. Some destinations may be better suited for older travelers than others due to their accessibility or activities available. For example, cruising around Europe may be more suitable than an Alaskan adventure due to its milder climate and easier access to attractions. Additionally, some destinations may offer special discounts or packages specifically designed with seniors in mind.
Cruising is an excellent way for seniors over 60 to explore the world while having an enjoyable vacation. By choosing a cruise line that caters to seniors, looking for cruises with special senior rates, and considering your destination carefully, you can uncover the perfect cruise for your needs and budget.
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At Lake Ashi, a serene lake surrounded by mountains, a pirate ship cruise runs between the three ports of Hakonemachi-ko, Motohakone-ko and Togendai-ko. Three ships with different designs sail on the lake, and the visitors can enjoy the grand view of the ships passing by each other. During the cruise, there will be a spot where the passengers can view Mt. Fuji, the red torii gate of Hakone Shrine and the lake all at once, so have your cameras ready.
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Hakonemachi-ko: The first ship leaves at 9:30, and the last ship leaves for Togendai-ko at 16:20. Please note that the timetable varies at each port and will change in the winter period
The cruise will be canceled in harsh weather conditions
From Hakonemachi-ko to Motohakone-ko: 10 minutes From Motohakone-ko to Togendai-ko: 25 minutes From Togendai-ko to Hakonemachi-ko: 25 minutes
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Hakonemachi Port: 2 minute walk from "Hakonemachi-ko" bus stop (OH66, Hakone Tozan Bus) Motohakone Port: 1 minute walk from "Motohakone-ko" bus stop (OH67, Hakone Tozan Bus) Togendai Port: Directly connected to Togendai Station (OH65, Hakone Ropeway)
Normal Fare One-way/Adults: 1,200 yen/Elementary School students: 600 yen Round-trip/Adults: 2,220 yen/Elementary School students: 1,110 yen Special Fare (Passengers will be allowed to use cabins.) One-way/Adults: 1,800 yen/Elementary School students: 900 yen Round-trip/Adults: 3,330 yen/Elementary School students: 1,570 yen All fares including tax
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The Hakone Sightseeing Cruise offers sightseeing boats that sail around Lake Ashinoko, a popular spot in Hakone. There are three boats: Royal II, Victory, and Queen Ashinoko, and passengers can board the cruise at any of the three ports along the edge of the lake. Those ports are Hakonemachi-ko, Motohakone-ko, or Togendai-ko. We recommend the cruise that leaves from Motohakone-ko, as you can view Mt. Fuji, a large torii gate, and Lake Ashinoko all at once. Passengers can enjoy majestic views on sunny days, when the contrast between the blue sky and the sparkling surface of the lake is very beautiful.
Purchase a Hakone Free Pass to cover the public transportation costs to Lake Ashi and purchase discounted tickets for the boat tour.
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Fuji Hakone Pass is exclusive to non-Japanese visitors. It covers excursion travel in the popular Fuji and Hakone areas from Tokyo (Only Shinjuku Station) on the Odakyu Line or Chuo Highway Bus.
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Hakone Ashinoko (Lake Ashi) Boat Cruise
Hakone Ashinoko(Lake Ashi) Boat Cruise have double hulls, so they have superior stability and twice the width.
The observation deck in particular provides 360-degree views. You can take a 30-minute excursion from the port at Hakone Sekisho-ato Port or the Moto-hakone Port. You can tour the southern half of Lake Ashinoko and view the Hakone Sekisho(Checkpoint) and the red torii archway of Hakone-jinja Shrine from on board the boat. On clear days, you can view Mt. Fuji, which is a registered world cultural heritage site, as you enjoy your short trip on the lake at Hakone. Regularly scheduled boats link the four ports of the Hakone Sekisho-ato Port, Moto-hakone Port, Hakone-en Port, and Kojiri Port. *In the event of thick fog, strong wind, or other inclement weather, boat schedules may be altered or trips canceled.
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A Hakone Sightseeing Cruise ship crossing lake Ashi
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise by Cha (CC BY 3.0)
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise is a sightseeing cruise across Lake Ashi in Hakone Japan. There are currently 3 routes that cross the lake. The longest route takes approximately 30 min. The "Key" reason most people take the cruise is to get a good look or "photo" of Mt. Fuji in the background and or the Autumn colors in the fall. The ships themselves are decorated as old time Pirate ships (just "decorated" only... they are modern ships). On weekends and during Japanese holidays the ships can get quite packed... and possibly hard to find a good position (unless you quickly get a spot when you get on). The Hakone Sightseeing Cruise serves the 3 ports of Togendai-ko, Hakonemachi-ko, and Motohakone-ko on Lake Ashi.
Closest Train Station: Togendai
164 Motohakone, Ashigarashimo District Hakone, Kanagawa 250-0522 Japan
Leaves from the pier close to Togendai Station.
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Hotels & Lodging
Takumino Yado Yoshi...
Gora Hanaougi Sounk...
The Prince Hakone L...
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Hours & Fees
Hours: First ship leaves around 9:00 a.m., Last around 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Never, view the Timetable on Official Site.
Cost: 13+: One Way 1,000 yen, RT 1,840 yen | Under 13: One Way 500 yen, RT 910 yen | If you want a private cabin, +500 - +800 yen. Other discounts tickets available.
Information presented is based on the time it was created. There may be changes since publication. Please confirm information by visiting the Official Website before visiting.
Website: Hakone Sightseeing Cruise Homepage
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Hakone Pirate Ships
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Scenery from the Ship
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Three Kinds of Pirate Ships
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Inside the Ships
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