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Wednesday, 1st June 2011
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Royal Caribbean cruises returning to Japan

In a major boost to Japanese tourism, cruise operator Royal Caribbean has announced that its ship Legend of the Seas will be calling in Japan from August 1st onwards.

Following on from its Hong Kong summer season, the ship will call at Okinawa, followed by stop-offs at Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Beppu, Nagasaki and Hokkaido until early October.

The ship will continue with its scheduled ports of call, with none of the areas affected by the March 11th earthquake due to be visited.

Kelvin Tan, regional director, Asia Pacific of Royal Caribbean Cruises, said that the company is "well-assured" of the safety of the country.

"Japan has always been an attractive tourist destination and its show of great resilience in the face of the recent crisis has given travellers the confidence to visit the country again," he added.

Legend of the Seas is a member of Royal Caribbean's Vision Class and features premium facilities such as a rock climbing wall, a casino and a miniature golf course.

Written by Kimberley Homer

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