Kansai Information

Queen Elizabeth coming to Kobe Port

 In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the opening of Kobe Port, the Queen Elizabeth will arrive into port (Kobe Port Terminal) twice in March 2017 to operate the first cruise travel arriving at and departing from Kobe. Kobe City and the Kobe City Passenger Ship Promotion Association will hold a variety of events to welcome the Queen Elizabeth. Please visit Kobe Port and enjoy the landscape with the luxury cruise ship matching well with the port town.
 
[Queen Elizabeth docking information at Kobe Port]
■ Date and time of arrival and departure (tentative schedule)
(1st) Arrival: March 13 (Mon.), 6 a.m.
   Departure: March 13 (Mon.), 8 p.m.
(2nd)  Arrival: March 20 (Mon., national holiday), 6 a.m.
            Departure: March 20 (Mon., national holiday), 9 p.m.
 
■ Places to dock
Shinko Pier No. 4, berths Q1, Q2
Kobe Port Terminal (4-5 Shinko-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City)
 
■ Cruise overview
World Cruise 2017 (122 days)
Route:  Southampton, UK (Jan. 7) – (omitted) – Naha – Kobe (Mar. 13) – Kagoshima – Busan – Hiroshima – Kochi – Kobe (Mar. 20) – Shanghai – (omitted) – Southampton (May 8)

 
[Welcome events]
■ Welcome events on arrival
(1st) Welcome events on arrival (March 13, from 5:30 a.m.)
  • Colored water discharge from a fireboat owned by Kobe City
  • Balloon release
 Send-off event on departure (March 13, from 7:40 p.m.)
  • Musical performance by the Kobe City Fire Fighter Band and the Kobe Yamate University brass band club
(2nd) Welcome events on arrival (March 20, from 5:30 a.m.)
  • Colored water discharge from a fireboat owned by Kobe City
  • Balloon release
 Send-off event on departure (March 20, from 8:45 p.m.)
  • Musical performance by the Kobe Yamate University brass band club
  *Note that arrival/departure times and event times may change without prior notice.
 
■ Activities taken by shopping districts
 Along with the arrival of the Queen Elizabeth, the Motomachi and Sannomiya shopping districts, located near the city center, will provide guide services to help non-Japanese passengers and crew members better communicate with local people when they go to shops and restaurants.
 In addition, there will be booths that further entertain foreign tourists with Japanese cultural experiences, such as trying Japanese calligraphy, tasting matcha green tea, and experiencing origami (paper folding).


 
 
 
Contact : Promotion Division, Kobe City Port and Urban Projects Bureau
Phone or E-mail +81-78-322-5670
Website http://www.city.kobe.lg.jp/culture/leisure/harbor/passenger/index.html