A&K’s island adventure

THIS year Abercrombie & Kent is running a new 16-day expedition cruise to Japan, Hong Kong and the Ryukyu Islands. Sailing from Osaka, the itinerary island hops south through the East China Sea to the idyllic Ryukyu Islands, followed by Taiwan and Hong Kong. Lingering at seven World Heritage sites including ancient forests, Buddhist temples and castles, the journey ventures to secluded wilderness areas only accessible by small ship. Sailing on the all-balcony L’Austral, the cruise explores coral reefs, beaches and volcanic islands and is priced from US$16,995 per person, departing 28 May.