Busan

South Korea

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Cruises to Busan

Busan – South Korea’s second largest city – is a harmonious blend of age-old culture and contemporary metropolitan flair. The downtown skyline and Bampo Bridge are two of Busan’s visual wonders. The old-world Buddhist temples and vintage structures preserve the essence of Korean history and culture. Equally captivating is the abundance of Busan’s natural landscape, from miles of unspoiled beaches to expansive mountainous terrain. Busan is also home to one of the largest trading ports in the world, and its growing popularity in tourism and commerce makes this South Korean city a must-see destination.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Busan Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    KST (Korea Standard Time) UTC/GMT +9 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Korean.
  • Currency & Shopping
    South Korean Won (KRW)
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organized Shore Excursions for sightseeing, museums, foodies, wine tasting. Taxis, shuttles and buses are available.
    • Famous For
      Located on the southernmost tip of the Korean peninsula, Busan, is the second largest city in South Korea and the country's biggest port city.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Shinsegae Centum City is the largest shopping mall in the world, boasting levels upon levels of stores, restaurants, salons – and even a golf course.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The National Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum are located at Gyeongbokgung Palace, built six centuries ago by the founder of the Chosun dynasty

Busan TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Cultural Performance & Busan City

Enjoy a glimpse of this with visits to the Yongdo Culture & Arts Center for a beautiful performance, an exploration of Y...

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Tea Culture & City Highlights

Enjoy a tour that showcases Busan's main attractions and includes a fascinating look at Korea's tea culture....

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Highlights of Gyeongju & Busan

Behold an exquisite Buddhist temple complex and a king’s tomb in Gyeongju before returning to Busan to tour a serene par...

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Haedong Younggungsa Temple & City Tour

Discover the area’s most iconic architecture, both ancient and modern, before immersing yourself in local daily life by ...

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Featured Busan CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Tokyo, Japan

9-Day Japan Round-trip Tokyo: Osaka, Busan, Beppu & Shimizu

Enjoy more time to explore during an overnight in Osaka. | Discover all the renovated Norwegian Sun offers on board.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Tokyo (Japan);
Beppu (Japan); Busan (South Korea); Nagasaki (Japan); Kagoshima (Japan); Kyoto (Osaka) (Japan); Mount Fuji (Shimizu) (Japan);
DISEMBARK Tokyo (Japan);
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Hiroshima, Japan

11-Day Asia from Tokyo to Tokyo: Osaka, Nagoya, Kochi & Busan

Explore more with an overnight stay in Osaka. | Cruise Southeast Asia on the renovated Norwegian Sun.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Tokyo (Japan);
Kochi (Japan); Beppu (Japan); Busan (South Korea); Nagasaki (Japan); Hiroshima (Japan); Kyoto (Osaka) (Japan); Nagoya (Japan); Mount Fuji (Shimizu) (Japan);
DISEMBARK Tokyo (Yokohama) (Japan);
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12-Day Japan Round-trip Tokyo: Osaka & Busan

12-Day Japan Round-trip Tokyo: Osaka & Busan

Enjoy more time to explore with an overnight stay in Osaka. | Discover the best of East Asia on Norwegian Sun.
SHIP Norwegian Sun
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Tokyo (Japan);
Hakodate (Japan); Sapporo (Otaru) (Japan); Kanazawa (Japan); Busan (South Korea); Nagasaki (Japan); Kagoshima (Japan); Kyoto (Osaka) (Japan); Mount Fuji (Shimizu) (Japan);
DISEMBARK Tokyo (Japan);
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