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What are some popular destinations of the Costa Atlantica cruise ship?

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Popular destinations of the Costa Atlantica cruise ship include Fukuoka, Japan; Jeju Island, South Korea and its home port of Tianjin, China, as of 2015. The destinations feature an abundance of cultural, historical and natural points of interest, as well as tours, activities and many other things for tourists to enjoy.

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Fukuoka is one of the 10 largest cities in Japan and one of the country's top tourist destinations. It is the closest Japanese city to mainland Asia, making it a popular destination for foreign tourists as well. Its proximity to Asia gives it historical significance, including being the site of many Mongol invasions for centuries, the Fukuoka castle ruins and the site of the first Zen Buddhist temple in Japan, the Shofukuji Temple. Travers with more current interests can visit numerous parks, shopping and entertainment centers, festivals and the city's famous Yatai eateries.

CNN reports that South Korea's Jeju Island is considered to be one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Visitors can walk the island's 19 paths lining its dramatic coastline and climb its volcanic mountain, which is the highest in Korea. Famous as a destination for honeymooners, the island is also home to an erotic sculpture park featuring over 150 explicit works of art.

The Costa Atlantica's home port of Tianjin has many historical sites, including the Huangyaguan Pass section of the Great Wall of China. The completely restored location features watch towers, frontier cities, the Phoenix Fortress and the first Great Wall museum located along the walls path.

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