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    Holland America
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    Saint Petersburg

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  1. Take a look at Holland America, not sure about 2021, but we are on a cruise from Yokohama to Hong Kong with stops in Osaka, Naha, Ishigaki Island, Keelung & Kaoshung - Taiwan, Manila, Boracay & Puerto Princesa in the Philippine from February 14 to 28, 2022. Also look at Princess, we are on a cruise in 2022, but I'm also not sure about 2021. Celebrity also has cruises around Japan. .
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    Yokohama hotels

    In August 2018 we stayed at the Daiwa Roynet - Koen hotel. Pretty reasonable rate, very clean. It's across the street from the Yokohama baseball park and right near Chinatown. I found it on trip advisors, it had good ratings. It's close to the port so a taxi was less than $20.
  3. We stayed at the Daiwa Roynet Koen, clean and reasonable price. Near Chinatown and less than UD$20 for a taxi to Osanbashi Cruise Terminal (assuming this is dock you are leaving from) Another option is the Hotel New Grand, you can see the terminal from the hotel. https://www.tripadvisor.com/SmartDeals-g14127330-d2417799-Keihin_Ferry_Boat_Inc-Naka_Yokohama_Kanagawa_Prefecture_Kanto-Hotel-Deals.html#MAPVIEW
  4. do a search on youtube on how to use an ATM in Japan including where they are located at Narita and Haneda. As mentioned 7 / 11 stores have ATM's , here is a video on how to use them
  5. One of the things we found interesting is the "ghost buildings in the area by the port", new multi story apartments and near the train station, office buildings that were completely empty. There were no local shops, restaurants or markets. We saw a Starbucks sign on a store and it was empty and never occupied, just the sign.
  6. Note the cruise port terminal is located in a new area. I don't think they sell liquor in the cruise terminal and there are no shops near the terminal. Therefore, you will have to purchase liquor before you get to the terminal and the city of Tianjin is not close, about 38 miles away. https://www.chinahighlights.com/tianjin/tianjin-cruise-port.htm
  7. If you are comfortable with a small group, 16 at the maximum I would look at Overseas Adventure Travel (part of Grand Circle Travel headquartered in the Boston area) Much cheaper and their tour allows you time to get adjusted to the altitude, spend afternoon and next morning at MP and you stay at a hotel in the town near MP.
  8. Not sure if this has been posted, but something special at the Singapore Airport
  9. You might look into an independent contractor to take you to the port. We used the Roll Call for our cruise to get 8 passengers and then booked a Green Tomato mini bus to take us from a hotel in Tokyo to the port in Yokohama. See the information from Trip Advisors https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g298161-d8674294-Reviews-Green_Tomato_Airport_Shuttle-Narita_Chiba_Prefecture_Kanto.html
  10. If your going to stay in Yokohama (rather than Tokyo) it's easy to take a bus from Haneda to YCAT (Yokohama City Airport Terminal) and then a taxi to your hotel. you can also take a bus to Tokyo, just do a search on youtube. Assuming you are leaving from Osanbashi Cruise Terminal, then a hotel near the port is Hotel New Grand (the hotel is also near Chinatown and the Cup Of Noodles Museum plus many other attractions. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hotel+New+Grand/@35.4460505,139.6461426,17z/data=!3m1!5s0x60185ce297361643:0x4ceb5b0528839890!4
  11. Might help to have more information. Which airport are you flying into (Narita or Haneda) and what port are you departing from, Yokohama? Lowest cost option if your leaving from Yokohama is to fly into Haneda and stay at a hotel near the port. Do you have a budget for the hotel and do you want to do any sight seeing?
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