Financial Aid - Special Discounts and Campaings for Students and Young Professionals
Peace Boat has been coordinating regional and global educational voyages from Japan since 1983, taking over 40,000 participants and visiting over 100 ports of call, with the aim of creating awareness and action based on effecting positive social and political change in the world.

We believe that the mobilization of volunteers is one of the key elements in building a broad social movement. Our Japan-based volunteer schemes engage hundreds of people a year in Peace Boat activities, with work done in land being credited against the costs of joining a voyage. Through these volunteer schemes, Peace Boat has been able to make our peace voyages accessible to people from all walks of life and strengthen activity in civil society in Japan.

Striving to expand Peace Boat's programmes to participants from around the world, the "Youth Special Discount" offers a subsidy to younger participants, and the "Global Friendship Campaign" offers a 10% subsidy in the voyage fare for youth and young adults who want to travel for Peace.
Youth Special Discount
Full Voyage Fare discounted to 990,000 JPY

Eligibility Requirements

Peace Boat's Youth Special Discount is available for:

  • Friendly budget cabins only
  • Participants under 40 years old on date of voyage departure
  • Participants residing outside of Japan
  • Participants able to communicate effectively in English, Japanese, Chinese or Korean
  • Participants joining a full global voyage (excludes the Oceania and Asia cruises)
  • **This discount cannot be combined with early bird discounts.

    **This discount can be combined with the Peace Boat Friendship Campaign (see below).

Global Friendship Campaign
Aims to empower youth and young adults who want to travel for Peace

10% discount from full voyage fare

Eligibility Requirements

Peace Boat's Friendship Campaign is available for:

  • All cabin types
  • Participants under 40 years old on date of voyage departure
  • Participants residing outside of Japan
  • Participants able to communicate effectively in English, Japanese, Chinese or Korean
  • Participants joining a full global voyage (excludes the Oceania and Asia cruises)
  • Students, young professionals and other motivated participants who can demonstrate a strong interested in Peace Boat's activities for international exchange peace, equal and sustainable development.
  • Applicants are requried to:

    Submit an essay (no more than one side of an A4 sized page) giving a self-introduction, describing their interest in travel and peace and their motivation for joining a Peace Boat voyage.

    Make themselves available for interview by the onboard web reporter about their experience and activities onboard, and be willing to have their photo and comments featured in future Peace Boat publications.

    **This discount can be combined with either the under 40s special discount (if using a friendly budget cabin) or with early bird discounts.

    Itineraries and regular voyage fares
    Please check below for the upcoming Global Voyage Itineraries and regular full voyage fares according to cabin type.

    Peace Boat's 95th Global Voyage: Fares
    Peace Boat's 96th Voyage Oceania: Fares
    Peace Boat's 97th Voyage Asia: Fares
    Peace Boat's 98th Global Voyage: Fares
    Peace Boat's 99th Global Voyage: Fares
    Peace Boat's 100th Global Voyage: Fares

    Procedures for applying
    For the "Youth Special Discount" please write to please contact us at participate[at]peaceboat.gr.jp indicating voyage, port of embarkation and disembarkation, cabin type preference and nationality (for visa requirements), to obtain a quote and specify that you would like to use the "Youth Special Discount". To apply for financial aid through the Global Friendship Campaing, please submit the Global Friendship Campaing Application Form (Available in PDF here) and an essay (no more than one side of an A4 sized page) giving a self-introduction, describe your interest in travel and peace and your motivation for joining a Peace Boat voyage.

    Applicants will be contacted within 14 working days of application receipt, and informed about the subsidized fare for the voyage or segment of their interest. Awards per voyage are limited and will be granted upon successful screening of application documents on a first come first served basis. Applications must be sent at least two months before your expected embarkation date.

    Applications can be sent via email to:

    participate[at]peaceboat.gr.jp
    (Subject: Youth Special Discount, or Global Friendship Campaing)

    To request more information about financial aid, contact us at participate[at]peaceboat.gr.jp