What is a casual cruise?

POINT

Each passenger ship offers a wide variety of facilities including restaurants and rooms for freshening up.
The grand appearance of each passenger ship sailing through the ocean means that potential passengers may be spoilt for choice over which one to choose.

Introduction to Passenger Ships

Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry	Line: Hakodate - Aomori Line details

Blue Happiness

Blue Happiness
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Total length: 144 m (472.4 ft)
International gross tonnage:8,851t
Passenger capacity: 583 people
Speed: 20 knot
Vehicle capacity: 71 trucks or 230 passenger vehicles

Origin of name: “Blue,” our corporate color and the image of Tsugaru Straits, and “happiness.”. This ferry was given its name based on the concept of happiness for all passengers and people on the banks separated by the Tsugaru Straits, aiming to make more people smile in the Tsugaru Straits area.

Blue Dolphin

Blue Dolphin
DATA

Total length: 144 m (472.4 ft)
International gross tonnage:8,850t
Passenger capacity: 583 people
Speed: 20 knot
Vehicle capacity: 71 trucks or 230 passenger vehicles

Origin of name: Our corporate color “blue” and our image logo “dolphin,” that you can see in the Tsugaru Straits. “Blue Dolphin” operated on the line of Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry connecting Aomori and Hakodate since 2010. It has been loved by many passengers for a long time. This well-known name was given to the new ferry going into service in October 2016. It aims to be a ferry loved by everyone, like a charming “dolphin” popular among children and adults.


Blue Mermaid

Blue Mermaid
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Total length: 144 m (472.4 ft)
International gross tonnage:8,820t
Passenger capacity: 583 people
Speed: 20 knot
Vehicle capacity: 71 trucks or 230 passenger vehicles

Origin of name: Fairy tale-like cruising… We would like many people to be familiar with Blue Mermaid We would like to make the voyage enjoyable for many passengers. With these goals in mind, the ferry's name comes from our company color of "blue" and "mermaids," popular characters from fairy tales. The name means that ferry traveling of Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry begins here.

Blue Dolphin 2

Blue Dolphin 2
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Total length: 137 m (449.5 ft)
International gross tonnage:7,003t
Passenger capacity: 586 people
Speed: 20 knot
Vehicle capacity: 65 trucks or 200 passenger vehicles

Origin of name: Our corporate color “blue” and “dolphins” that we can see in the Tsugaru Straits. The name of “Blue Dolphin” loved by many passengers, which has connected the Tsugaru Straits Road “Aomori-Hakodate” line since 2010 as the first casual cruise ferry, was changed to “Blue Dolphin 2” in 2016. As well as undertaking the role as a flagship so far, the name includes a desire to maintain the Tsugaru Straits Road “Aomori-Hakodate” with “Blue Mermaid (2014),” “Blue Dolphin (2016)” and “Blue Happiness (2017).”


Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry	Line: Hakodate - Oma 航路情報詳細へ

Daikanmaru

Daikanmaru
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Total length: 91 m (298.6ft)
International gross tonnage:1,912t
Passenger capacity: 478 people
Speed: 18 knot
Vehicle capacity: 21 trucks or 60 passenger vehicles

“Daikanmaru” going into service as Japan’s first international ferry in 1964 (when it was called “Taikamaru”). The ferry name was named after the fully vibrant scenery at that time. It was renamed by residents in Oma Town, hoping to create new bustle in this town again.


MOL Ferry co.,Ltd. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines: Oarai - Tomakomai Line details

Sunflower Sapporo

Sunflower Sapporo
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Total length: 199.7 m (655.2 ft.)
Total tonnage: 14,000 t
Passenger capacity: 590 people
Speed: 24 knot
Vehicle capacity: 160 trucks, 150 passenger vehicles

Evening ferry voyage. From tourist rooms to suites, there are various types of rooms available. You can enjoy a meal looking at the magnificent scenery through the window at the onboard restaurant.

Sunflower Furano

Sunflower Furano
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Total length: 199.7 m (655.2 ft.)
Total tonnage: 14,000 t
Passenger capacity: 590 people
Speed: 24 knot
Vehicle capacity: 160 trucks, 150 passenger vehicles

Evening ferry voyage. As with “Sunflower Sapporo,” you can choose from various types of cabins including tourist rooms and suites according to your needs. Thanks to sufficient facilities, you can comfortably enjoy a pleasant time on the ferry.


Sunflower Shiretoko

Sunflower Shiretoko
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Total length: 190 m (623.4 ft)
Total tonnage: 11,410 t
Passenger capacity: 154 people
Speed: 25 knot
Vehicle capacity: 160 trucks, 62 passenger vehicles

Origin of name: The vessel is named after Mt. Esan, an active volcano located in the city of Hakodate. Esan stems from the Ainu word Iesan (meaning “blazing away as lava streams down”).

Sunflower Daisetsu

Sunflower Daisetsu
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Total length: 190 m (623.4 ft)
Total tonnage: 11,401 t
Passenger capacity: 154 people
Speed: 25 knot
Vehicle capacity: 160 trucks, 62 passenger vehicles

This ferry departs late at night. As with the Sunflower Shiretoko, cabins including single beds are available. There is a vending machine area and a shop selling unique Sunflower goods.

PanStar Cruise PanStar Line: Osaka - Busan Line details

PanStar Dream

PanStar Dream
DATA

Total length: 160 m (524.9 ft.)
Total international tonnage: 21,535 t
Passenger capacity: 680
Speed: 25.16 knot
Cargo capacity: 220 TEU

A long-distance ferry connecting Osaka and Busan in 18 hours three times a week.

No other ferry service provides such a wide range of services as PanStar Dream. A variety of information is displayed at the front desk as needed, including sunrise and sunset times, the business hours of on-board facilities and travel speeds. Brand-name products are also available through duty-free shopping, and a variety of events are offered.

Passengers can enjoy a luxurious time in the cafe while savoring the views. Our staff's warm hospitality ensures a safe, comfortable voyage.