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On cruises to South Korea, you’ll find the perfect mix of natural wonder, modern urban sightseeing, and deep-rooted cultural experiences to explore. You’ll visit one of Asia’s biggest and most iconic mountains, see cities founded over 1,000 years ago, and visit holy sites that transcend history.
On an Asia cruise, visit beaches on Jeju Island surrounded by towering volcanic rock formations and lush green fields that abutt the sea. Discover the majesty and deep history of Buddhist temples in Busan. Make your next vacation one to remember on a luxury cruise to South Korea with Celebrity.
South Korea is home to many palaces and temples that represent various eras and layers of religious and cultural history. Visit the Tongdosa Temple in Busan, built in the 7th century and home to several shrines and over 800 relics. Tour the Yakcheonsa Temple on Jeju Island, a sacred Buddist landmark famous for its tiered Chinese-styled roofing and the 18,000 tiny Buddha statues housed in its Dharma hall.
South Korea is rich in natural scenery, including beautiful mountains and volcanoes. Take a guided hike up Geumjeong Mountain near Busan to the intricate Beomesa Temple and even further up to Geumjeong Fortress. Go step-by-step across the thrilling glass-bottomed Oryukdo Skywalk, cantilevered over the cliff for breathtaking views of Oryukdo, created by powerful volcanic eruptions over 80 million years ago.
South Korea’s coastline is known for its blissful beaches, where you’ll find soft sand and buzzing beach bars. The shores of South Korea are also home to a number of fishing villages that give you a taste—both literally and figuratively—of why the sea is important to South Korea’s economy. Enjoy the beautiful white sand and calm surf at Gwakji Beach on Jeju Island, or the busy and bustling Haeundae Beach in Busan.
On South Korea cruises, you’ll depart from Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan and set sail along the coastlines of both Japan and the Korean peninsula through the Sea of Japan. Cruise itineraries are for 12 nights, with an average of three days at sea to enjoy the ship, and run from March to November. These are round-trip cruises that both start and end in Tokyo (Yokohama).
On cruises to South Korea, you will experience the world-class amenities and award-winning service that Celebrity is famous for. Spoil yourself with the best in luxury all-suite accommodations and exclusive dining and lounge access at The Retreat. Enjoy a top selection of regional and international wines at Cellar Masters. Rejuvenate your body and mind at The Spa after a night of dazzling entertainment and fine dining on board.
Dive into the calm and welcoming waters on the beaches that line the shores of Jeju Island. Explore vast and ornate Buddhist temples marked by nearly 2,000 years of history and cultural heritage in Busan. Dine on fresh fish, delicious local kimchi, and traditional rice wine as you discover the diverse tastes and cuisines of South Korea.