Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas cruise liner has docked in the Japanese port city of Aburatsu for the first time.
The 2,074-passenger ship called at the port, which lies in Kyushu Island’s Miyazaki prefecture, on Friday as part of an eight-night Japan and Korea Cruise which also includes calls at Nagasaki, Kobe, Beppu and Busan.
To mark the arrival, Aburatsu’s Mayor Yoshiyuki Taniguchi welcomed the vessel and exchanged plaques with Legend of the Seas’ Captain, Arild Hansen.
“We are pleased to offer Aburatsu as the latest port for Miyazaki for Legend of the Seas’ North Asian cruises,” said Isao Iio, Royal Caribbean’s representative in Japan. “Miyazaki has always been a very popular destination for Royal Caribbean and with our multiple calls here lined up this season, we will be bringing thousands of international guests here to let them discover and experience her famed cultural and gastronomic attractions.”
Legend of the Seas is currently home-porting in Tianjin and is scheduled to operate a series of new five- to 14-night itineraries to Japan and Korea. The ship will be calling at Aburatsu five more times this season.