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Asuka II

NYK offers cruises to the Japanese market aboard the company's luxury cruise ship Asuka II, which is operated by NYK Cruises, a wholly owned subsidiary of the NYK Group.

The first vessel in the Asuka series was launched in 1991 and was the first Japanese cruise ship to conduct a world cruise. Since then, the Asuka brand has become synonymous with the luxurious, high-quality cruise experience.

Asuka II was launched in 2006, and the ship's enhanced facilities helped the brand expand its customer base and continue to be recognized as the premier cruise ship within the Japanese market.

Asuka II currently conducts a variety of cruises throughout the year to ports around the globe. Voyages can be as short as one night and can feature offshore viewings of immense summer fireworks displays or visits to local festivals. Voyages of a moderate length often explore areas around Japan. And lengthier grand cruises sail to ports in Asia and regions in Oceania.

NYK will continue to expand and provide its guests with the opportunity to taste the luxury cruise culture around Japan, Asia, and the world.