Passenger Transport
When it comes to long-distance travel, people have always counted on ships. Today, cruise ships ply routes around Japan and all over the world, providing a leisurely escape that allows people to “enjoy time and space,” as well as a means of travel.
In addition, ferries have grown with the spread of car and truck transportation, and also play a key role in domestic logistics services. But like cruise ships, ferry travel also opens up new horizons in leisure.

Ferries Efficiently Transport People and Cargo in Coastal Japan

Ferries are liners that carry passengers, cars, trucks, and semitrailers all together. Long-distance ferries have the following advantages, since they are operated mainly at night.

Structure/Characteristics 
In general, the lower part of the hull has space to accommodate vehicles and trailers, which are loaded and unloaded via a rampway set at the stern, bow, or side of the vessel using the RO/RO method. Passenger cabins, restaurants, and other amenities are located on the upper decks.
Some long-distance ferries are huge, with luxurious appointments almost on a par with cruise ships.



Pleasure Travel with Hospitality That Knows No Limits

Cruise ships take passengers from one place to another, but the real joy is in the journey. Once you come aboard, the time is all yours to spend as you please — enjoying fine dining, watching a live musical performance, or just taking in the sights at sea.

Structure/Characteristics
Cruise ships have multiple decks packed with a full range of facilities for passengers to enjoy during their voyage — all types of staterooms and suites, restaurants, lounges, cinemas, bars, theaters, and even spa and salon services.
The Nippon Maru is equipped with the “Fin Stabilizer” rolling prevention system to maximize passenger comfort. It also features variable pitch propellers — the angle of the screws can be adjusted for smooth berthing or departure in any size port.