Venus Cruises Prepares for Big Anniversary

“Excellence in service is what makes Venus Cruise stand out,” said Yasuo Iritani, CEO, Venus Cruise. 

Iritani said that while the company does not have a fleet of ships, the size and cozy atmosphere aboard the Pacific Venus mixes well with the level of service offered, creating a premium product.

“We listen to the needs of our clients, and plan accordingly,” he explained. “This includes both the onboard product and our deployment.”

Theme cruises are mixing more and more into the line’s product offering, according to Iritani

During the summer, the one-ship line sees more families, and also offers more weekend cruises to attract younger couples. Weekend summer cruises have been performing well, according to Iritani, in an interview with Cruise Industry News.

The company is marking its 20th anniversary since operations started with the Pacific Venus which launched from Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries in 1998.

Venus will offer a celebratory cruise to commemorate the anniversary, leaving on January 10 and sailing to Myanmar and Southeast Asia.

Most summer sailings are short, staying close to home from Osaka, but also using other big cities in Japan as turnaround ports.

Voyages are primarily domestic, with the ship sailing to the northern parts on Japan’s mainland and Hokkaido in the summer. The company also offers the occasional adventure to South Korea, Russia, and Taiwan.

Read the full interview with Yasuo Iritani in the Cruise Industry News Fall 2017 Quarterly Magazine.

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