◆Writer：Mika (DeepExperience Content Creator)
This time we boarded the sightseeing cruise ship, Santa Maria. We also brought along a friend from Korea, who’s excited for her first day cruise!
Let’s see what kind of ship the Santa Maria is!
From Osakako Station, head towards the Tempozan Harbor Village/Kaiyukan West Pier, and get your ticket.
※We went on the 12:00pm cruise.
Head down the stairs, and get ready to board.
※First-class ticket holders line up on the other side of the red rope.
▼ The Santa Maria
It was bigger than I expected! Reminds of a pirate ship, lol.
Now, we’re ready to push off!
▼Leaving the pier〜
The ship interior
The Santa Maria is a four-story ship, with a different space on each floor. Check them all out and see where you want to spend your time.
1st Floor: Columbus room
▼ This room has a lot of maritime equipment on display.
There’s lots of unique items. Our friend seemed excited to take a look around!
If you’re interested in ships, definitely check this floor out.
▼ Press the switch on the cannon and...
...well, you’ll just have to see for yourself ;)
2nd Floor: The Food Court
▼ The spacious dining area
You can purchase food and drinks here, so it’s a great place to enjoy a meal and the view.
▼ Of course, we sat by the window
▼ The view outside
Our friend ordered the mixed juice. Yum!
3rd Floor: First Class
A first class booking is an extra ¥500, but gives you access to the VIP room. It’s a nice place to escape the crowds when there are lots of passengers.
▼ Columbus points to the entrance.
▼ It’s a little more luxurious here.
▼ This is the most popular window seat in the VIP room. Once we sat in this spot, we understood why.
If you want the most relaxing experience, then first class is the best way to go. Also, first class comes with either a drink or ice cream.
▼ The most popular spot on the ship, the deck.
At the very front is the highest point, where you can get a great view of the scenery.
▼ There are also benches!
This is a popular spot so there tends to be a lot of people here, but we were able to snap a pic while it wasn’t crowded!
▼ The weather was great and the breeze was really nice.
With the wind in our faces, and scenery changing, we...
▼ Passed under bridges...
▼ Looked through telescopes...
And before we knew it, 45 minutes was up and we had already arrived at our destination.
As we were leaving, our friend turned to me and said, “I want to go again!” Honestly, I could understand why.
We had a wonderful time on the Santa Maria day cruise. There’s also the twilight cruise, which lets you see the sunset! I can just imagine how romantic it would be.
If you like sunsets, definitely give that one a try!
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▼ Photos of our time
If you come on board the Santa Maria, definitely capture the memories of your time in Osaka!