A New Cruise Is Making the Islands of Seto Inland Sea, Japan, More Accessible
Ponant’s eight-day cruise on a luxury expedition ship takes travelers through the Seto Inland Sea, once Japan’s most important trade route.
The morning sun was already high and hot, penetrating a blue sea haze that softened the forested islands on the horizon. The silhouette of a cargo ship inched north along the diffuse line between sky and sea, toward the frenetic cities on the mainland of Honshu. But where I was, all was peaceful.