FarEast adventure with MSC Cruises

first_imgFar-East adventure with MSC CruisesFar-East adventure with MSC CruisesIn August this year, MSC Splendida will set sail on an eight-night round-trip from Yokohama, taking in some of Japan’s most beautiful natural, historic and present-day sights in addition to Vladivostok in Russia.In Japan, each port offers a fascinating insight into the many different facets of the Japanese way of life, from gleaming high-rise cities to exquisite gardens, traditional ceremonies and crafts, ancient temples and castles.  The Japanese archipelago is also blessed with many scenic wonders – hot springs, forests and rivers – and the famous snow-capped cone of Mt Fuji.The first port of call is Muroran, Japan where guests can visit the replica Ainu village of thatched buildings, illustrating how the traditional Ainu people lived. The next port is Aomori, Japan with highlights including the Buddhist Seiry-ji Temple, made entirely of wood and the Asamushi Onsen for a hot spa experience.Vladivostok, Russia will delight with its 19th-century Triumphal Arch and 19th-century St. Virgin Assumption Church, a wooden structure that was destroyed in 1938 and rebuilt in 1997. The domed Pokrovsky Cathedral, which fared badly under Soviet rule, was rebuilt in its original spot in 2007. Savour the fabulous views of Golden Horn Bay before heading to Sendai in Japan.From Sendai, guests can cross to the sacred Kinkasan Island. From the highest point on the island, enjoy superb views of Sendai and the Kurikoma Mountains. Then visit the Koganeyama Jinja Shrine, an 8th-century structure, built in honour of the Shinto kami of good fortune. It is said that visiting the shrine three years in a row will cure all financial problems of the faithful pilgrim!Three separate days at sea offer the chance for guests to make the most of MSC Splendida ’s many attractions. Wining and dining is world-class with dozens of bars and restaurants offering dining options from Mediterranean dishes to spicy Tex-Mex. Guests can enjoy live music every night in different venues around the ship and spectacular shows are staged in the stunning Strand Theatre.   Click here for 360 degree virtual tour of MSC Splendida. Wake up to a view from a stylish oceanview cabin with panoramic window or be tempted by a private spacious balcony cabin.  From an interior cabin to whichever you may choose you’ll love the designer décor and superior comfort.MSC Splendida’s eight-night Yokohama round-trip cruise departs August 2, 2018. Fares start from $AU1,749* per person (NZ$1,949 per person) twin share.Book today and secure your cabin on this Far-east adventure!  Call 1300 028 502, visit msccruises.com.au or call your local travel agent.Source = MSC Cruiseslast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Since divisional realignment in the NFL in 2002, 21 teams have made the jump from finishing last place in their division, to first place the next season.It’s never happened in the NFC West.There have been 128 teams that have had the chance to make the jump from worst to first and only 16% of teams have actually accomplished the feat.The Cardinals hope that a high-volume roster turnover, including a new quarterback, will do the trick. 24 Comments   Share   Related LinksPatrick Peterson’s absence from voluntary OTAs not captain-likeOn 1st day of OTAs, Cardinals’ Kingsbury tight-lipped about offenseCardinals’ Kirk on former college teammate Murray: ‘He’s just electric’Cardinals support Patrick Peterson, other absent vets at voluntary OTAsThe good news for the Cardinals is that at least one team in the NFL has made the worst-to-first jump every season except for 2014.Thirteen of the 21 teams have been out of the NFC.However, another mitigating factor for Arizona is that no team that has taken the No. 1 overall draft pick from the previous offseason and improved that high in the standings. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals’ Andy Isabella, center, works out with teammates during an NFL football organized team activity, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)last_img read more