Diamond Princess is cruising the south of Asia.

Today 10/21 we arrived at the port of Chiang Mai, Vietnam.

When you visit this resort region, you will find lots of palm trees!  I love to be surrounded by these tress and just rest for a while. Speaking of coconut trees, the last time I saw them was in Jamaica during my around the world cruise aboard the Sun Princess.

I haven’t seen them for a long time, so I’m thrilled to be immersed in a tropical forest bath.

I am healed. 🙂

This week Diamond Princess is on a 15-day cruise around Asia from Japan to China and Southeast Asia.

And today 10/19 we arrived in mainland China.

I first visited China in 2015 when I was aboard Sapphire Princess, and now today I’m back and I can’t hide the surprise every time that China is making such great progress.

The cityscape view from the port, as you can see there is so much construction happening. Even though it has been a long time since democracy began, noise of the construction sites and the massive growth of city China’s momentum is still going strong.

I can’t help but feel that the Chinese economy and future is exciting. 🙂

 

Diamond Princess has a plan that you don’t want to miss when you are on the Japan Cruise, Showa Kayo Night!

Violin duo performers warm up the venue with classic music before I hit the stage.

Then from 21:30 it’s Showa! 🙂

The history of Showa Kayo is full of masterpieces but the time is limited to only 45 minutes. 🙁

It’s a great night when my music selection and the music that the audience loves to hear matched perfectly.

It is also a moment that makes me think that I was born in Showa.

 

How much you can be healed and supported by a single message?

The power of words is tremendous.

Thank you very much. 🙂

6 days on a short cruise.

9 days on a long cruise.

Arrived early in the morning at Yokohama Port. On this day, the passengers will turnover and we will be off to the next port of call. Departure time just in time for the sunset as we pass beneath Yokohama Bay Bridge.

 

Diamond Princess made port in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture.

On that day, Sakata City was blessed with lovely weather and we found many places that were perfect for photography.

Later in the day when I returned to the ship, a thank-you message card was handed to each passenger.

Unexpected and welcome surprise.  🙂

A carefully folded crane and thank you note.

Sakata is an unforgettable place and I hope one day to return.

The human mind is universal.

 

Diamond Princess is a great location for a photo shoot.

The last couple I have been working with my photographer on some new pics.

I’m having a lot of fun 🙂

 

Diamond Princess Japan-Asia tour cruise is sailing smoothly.

Every night, I really enjoy performing on stage international music. Music from Italy, Spain, China and many other countries. But the one thing I try add for the passengers is a special memorable experience of Japan music.

Enka Night ( Japanese Soul Music ) and Showa Kayo Night ( Classic Japanese Pop).

If you’re coming on board please drop by Crooner’s to enjoy this music.

It’s been about a month since I boarded Diamond Princess, when unexpectedly I received a special message from some visiting passengers.

Passengers on Princess Cruise ships sometimes send a messages of thank you at the end of their cruise when they disembark. These nice people remembered me fondly during their cruise!

Every time I receive one of these cards with such a heartwarming message, I’m so energized and grateful!

Thank you very much!  🙂

 

8/2

Diamond Princess has landed in Aomori

We arrived at the Aomori Port on the first day of the Nebuta Festival.

I am so excited to see the Nebuta Matsuri Festival for the first time in my life!

I hope this festival lasts forever!  🙂