Renovated Nippon Maru Makes Long-awaited Resumption of Service
- With Autumn in Full Swing, Take a Cruise Trip with Safety, Security, Hospitality -
November 05, 2020
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that operations of the cruise ship Nippon Maru, operated by its group company, Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, Ltd. (MOPAS; President: Naohiko Yamaguchi; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo), restarted its own produced voyage on November 2 with a three-day, two night "Autumn Taste Cruise" departing from Kobe, resuming service after being suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan and overseas.
Commencing in February, the Nippon Maru underwent a major renovation (Note 1) that took around 50 days. In addition to major upgrades to facilities such as Ocean View Suites, rooms designed to accommodate three generations family, and a refurbished bar and café. The service lineup was enhanced, aiming to allow passengers to enjoy culinary masterpieces demonstrated by highly skilled chefs. The unveiling of the new Nippon Maru opens up new horizons in cruise enjoyment for passengers of all ages and interests.
With this renovation, the Nippon Maru offers a wide variety of cruises that celebrate the seasons, such as autumn travel season, year-end, and New Year. MOPAS strives to improve services for customers letting them to enjoy comfortable cruise trips while making their safety and security as the top priority by taking thorough measures to prevent COVID-19 and flu infections.
Please refer to the MOPAS press release for details of the renovation:
Please refer to the MOPAS press release for details of the cruise menu for the second half of 2020:
[ Scenes of the 1st cruise after resuming on November 2 ]
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|Cruise Ship||Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, Ltd.
|Ferries||MOL Ferry Co., Ltd.
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