This will be a remarkable journey of discovery using Japanese cuisine as a window into the culture, art and rituals of this ancient society. Orion II guests will have the opportunity to discover Japan and its ancient culture through the amazing diversity of Japanese food. At each port of call discover a different Japanese dish, learn its history and visit local markets to shop for ingredients.
Onboard, expert chefs - including special guest chef Hideo Dekura - will teach guests how to prepare and present a range of the world’s favourite Japanese dishes such as sushi; while time ashore will include visits to the markets including the famous Jalgachi Fish Market in Busan.
Guests will enjoy exploring the amazing variety of seafood, prepare mouth-watering Kobe beef and learn why the notorious fugu puffer fish can be lethal and yet is sought by gourmet food lovers the world over.
The eight-night Japanese Culinary Adventure departs Kobe on 27th April 2012 and visits Shimonoseki, Busan, Nagasaki and Okinawa before arriving back into Kobe. Prices from £4,495 per person (£3,596 per person if booked before 30th November 2011) including eight nights onboard Orion II, all meals, entertainment and educational programmes, use of the ship’s sporting equipment and facilities, Zodiac excursions, port and handling charges, tender transfers and government fees and taxes.For more information visit www.orionexpeditions.com or The Cruise Line