The Genting Dream moored in the port at Naha, Okinawa. Picture: Stuart Heaver

Luxury cruise to Okinawa a far cry from voyage 200 years ago of first Western sailor to write about the island

British naval captain Basil Hall wrote first Western description of Japanese island, then part of Ryukyu kingdom, after sailing its treacherous waters without a chart; he found a people who appeared ‘perfectly contented’

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The Genting Dream moored in the port at Naha, Okinawa. Picture: Stuart Heaver
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