NYK Group Cruise to Support Earthquake and Tsunami Reconstruction Honored as 2012 Cruise of the Year
January 7, 2013
Hiroyuki Yasumoto, general manager of NYK's
Cruise Enterprise Group,
and Yasuo Iritani, chairman of JOPA
A November cruise on NYK’s luxury cruise ship Asuka II to support reconstruction of the area damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami has been recognized with a special award at the 2012 Cruise of the Year Awards* sponsored by the Japan Oceangoing Passenger Ship Association (JOPA).
During the two-night, three-day cruise from November 7 to 9, guests were treated to a number of activities at Sendai and Ishinomaki to allow them to learn more about Tohoku, the northeast area of Japan mostly affected by the March 11, 2011 tragedy, and interact with the residents there. More details about this cruise can be found at the link below.
On December 25, 2012, an award ceremony was held on board Pacific Venus, which was moored at the port of Yokohama, and NYK was presented with a memorial plaque from Yasuo Iritani, the chairman of JOPA.
The NYK Group will continue its efforts to assist the reconstruction of areas in need.
Related press release: “NYK Hosts Cruise to Aid Reconstruction of Earthquake-Damaged Area,” November 9, 2012, https://www.nyk.com/english/release/1964/NE_121109.html
*Cruise of the Year
An annual award presented by the cruise section of the Japan Oceangoing Passenger Ship Association. The purpose of the award is to recognize a notable cruise that has attracted a significant number of customers and contributed to the development of the travel trade. This is the fifth year the award has been presented.
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