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Oahu (Honolulu) , Hawaii | Oahu (Honolulu) , Hawaii | Maui (Lahaina) , Hawaii | Hawaii (Kailua Kona) , Hawaii | Victoria , British Columbia | Seattle , Washington | Vancouver , British Columbia

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DAY 1 - Departure Day

Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii

SAY ALOHA TO ADVENTURE

Tropical beaches, historical sights and distinctive flavors are what Hawaii's capital is all about. Stop by a local bakery or food truck for malasada, a regional classical of sugar-dusted fried dough. Next, head out to Pearl Harbor to see a slice of U.S. history firsthand. Later, stretch out on a white sand beach — if you're feeling adventurous, grab a surfboard and hit the waves.

Aerial view of the Honolulu, Hawaii and the surrounding mountains
The Aloha Tower in Honolulu, Hawaii
Hanauma Bay on the Hawaiian island of Oahu
Aerial view of the Honolulu, Hawaii coast and skyline
A statue of King Kamehameha in front of the Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawaii
Two Mai Tai drinks with a blurred beach in the background

Tropical beaches, historical sights and distinctive flavors are what Hawaii's capital is all about. Stop by a local bakery or food truck for malasada, a regional classical of sugar-dusted fried dough. Next, head out to Pearl Harbor to see a slice of U.S. history firsthand. Later, stretch out on a white sand beach — if you're feeling adventurous, grab a surfboard and hit the waves.

Aerial view of the Honolulu, Hawaii and the surrounding mountains
The Aloha Tower in Honolulu, Hawaii
Hanauma Bay on the Hawaiian island of Oahu
Aerial view of the Honolulu, Hawaii coast and skyline
A statue of King Kamehameha in front of the Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawaii
Two Mai Tai drinks with a blurred beach in the background
Things To Do

in Oahu (Honolulu)

Various surfboards on Waikiki Beach

Ride a Wave

Vibrant Waikiki is known for its world-class beaches, designer shopping and restaurants focusing on Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Grab a surfboard and hit the gentle waves. Then, find an oceanside spot to indulge in pau hana, the local answer to happy hour and small plates.

An aerial view of the USS Arizona memorial at Pearl Harbor

Don Your Learning Cap

Head to Pearl Harbour to learn more about what it was like on that fateful day of 7 December 1941. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial, which starts with a quick but informative documentary viewing followed by a memorable boat ride out to the historic ship.

Convict tang fish swimming in Hanauma Bay

Swim with Sea Life

Below Honolulu's crystal-clear waters lies a coral reef that's home to thousands of species of colorful and tropical marine life. Book a snorkeling tour and explore what's beneath the sea with your cruise to Honolulu. You can often see fish right from the snorkeling boat.

A cup of multicolored shave ice in Hawaii

Local Cuisine

Cool off at mid-day with some shaved ice, a cold treat covered in flavoured syrups. Try a traditional Hawaiian meal, such as laulau, a dish of pork and fish steamed in a taro leaf. Seek out Hawaii Regional Cuisine, a distinctive modern style that combines ingredients and techniques from the Pacific Islands, Asia and California.

Hawaii Oahu Honolulu Polynesian Shopping

Shopping

Waikiki is a shopper's paradise, with high-end shops as well as boutiques selling local signatures. At Ala Moana, the world's largest open-air shopping centre, you'll find everything from designer fashions to purveyors of specialities, like fine coffees and traditional handmade quilts.

DAY 2 - DOCKED

Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii

DEPARTS:
5:00 PM

SURF'S UP

Hawaii's capital is also the centre of its culture and history. Dive into Hawaii's monarchical past at Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace, or take the boat ride out to explore Pearl Harbour. Head to Waikiki International Market Place for designer shopping and hip restaurants serving creative takes on the Asian roots of Hawaiian cuisine. Stretch out on a white sand beach to finish your day.

Aerial view of the Honolulu, Hawaii and the surrounding mountains
The Aloha Tower in Honolulu, Hawaii
Hanauma Bay on the Hawaiian island of Oahu
Aerial view of the Honolulu, Hawaii coast and skyline
A statue of King Kamehameha in front of the Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawaii
Two Mai Tai drinks with a blurred beach in the background

Hawaii's capital is also the centre of its culture and history. Dive into Hawaii's monarchical past at Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace, or take the boat ride out to explore Pearl Harbour. Head to Waikiki International Market Place for designer shopping and hip restaurants serving creative takes on the Asian roots of Hawaiian cuisine. Stretch out on a white sand beach to finish your day.

Aerial view of the Honolulu, Hawaii and the surrounding mountains
The Aloha Tower in Honolulu, Hawaii
Hanauma Bay on the Hawaiian island of Oahu
Aerial view of the Honolulu, Hawaii coast and skyline
A statue of King Kamehameha in front of the Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawaii
Two Mai Tai drinks with a blurred beach in the background
Things To Do

in Oahu (Honolulu)

Various surfboards on Waikiki Beach

Ride a Wave

Vibrant Waikiki is known for its world-class beaches, designer shopping and restaurants focusing on Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Grab a surfboard and hit the gentle waves. Then, find an oceanside spot to indulge in pau hana, the local answer to happy hour and small plates.

An aerial view of the USS Arizona memorial at Pearl Harbor

Don Your Learning Cap

Head to Pearl Harbour to learn more about what it was like on that fateful day of 7 December 1941. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial, which starts with a quick but informative documentary viewing followed by a memorable boat ride out to the historic ship.

Convict tang fish swimming in Hanauma Bay

Swim with Sea Life

Below Honolulu's crystal-clear waters lies a coral reef that's home to thousands of species of colorful and tropical marine life. Book a snorkeling tour and explore what's beneath the sea with your cruise to Honolulu. You can often see fish right from the snorkeling boat.

A cup of multicolored shave ice in Hawaii

Local Cuisine

Cool off at mid-day with some shaved ice, a cold treat covered in flavoured syrups. Try a traditional Hawaiian meal, such as laulau, a dish of pork and fish steamed in a taro leaf. Seek out Hawaii Regional Cuisine, a distinctive modern style that combines ingredients and techniques from the Pacific Islands, Asia and California.

Hawaii Oahu Honolulu Polynesian Shopping

Shopping

Waikiki is a shopper's paradise, with high-end shops as well as boutiques selling local signatures. At Ala Moana, the world's largest open-air shopping centre, you'll find everything from designer fashions to purveyors of specialities, like fine coffees and traditional handmade quilts.

INSIDER TIP

The Waikiki Trolley stops at sightseeing and scenic spots near Honolulu, where you can hop on and off at will.

DAY 3 - TENDERED

Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii

ARRIVES:
8:00 AM
DEPARTS:
11:59 PM
LAHAINA, MAUI'S

HOT SPOT

Lahaina is an old whaling village turned tourist spot that retains the flavor of an old South Seas town. Your Lahaina cruise leaves you near Front Street, perfect for meandering down for its shops and art galleries, checking out the block-long banyan tree and enjoying the spectacular ocean views. Take a hiking tour with local guides at Hike Maui or fall asleep to the sound of breaking waves as you camp on the beach with Camp Maui-X.

A beautiful vibrant beach with aqua blue water, rocks, and palm trees in Maui, Hawaii
A whale jumping out of the ocean with a rainbow in the sky in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
An aerial view of a rocky coastal beach with waves crashing upon rocks in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

Lahaina is an old whaling village turned tourist spot that retains the flavor of an old South Seas town. Your Lahaina cruise leaves you near Front Street, perfect for meandering down for its shops and art galleries, checking out the block-long banyan tree and enjoying the spectacular ocean views. Take a hiking tour with local guides at Hike Maui or fall asleep to the sound of breaking waves as you camp on the beach with Camp Maui-X.

A beautiful vibrant beach with aqua blue water, rocks, and palm trees in Maui, Hawaii
A whale jumping out of the ocean with a rainbow in the sky in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
An aerial view of a rocky coastal beach with waves crashing upon rocks in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
Things To Do

in Maui (Lahaina)

The old and big banyan tree in Lahaina Town on the Island of Maui, Hawaii

Beneath the Banyan

Lahaina's famous banyan tree was imported from India and planted next to Lahaina Harbor in 1873, and now it's one of the largest banyans in the country — the size of an entire city block. Check out the art exhibits and other events beneath its shady branches.

Kaanapali beach in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii with views of volcanos

Kaanapali Beach

Kaanapali Beach, just north of Lahaina, has been called America's best beach. It has three miles of crystal-clear water and perfect white sand, and its shallow waters are good for snorkeling. During winter, you often see humpback whales off the coast.

Hawaii Lahaina Heleakala National Park Dunes

House of the Sun

The 30,000 acres that make up Haleakala, or "House of the Sun," National Park have stunning landscapes, amazing hiking trails, and guided horseback rides. Experience another side of Maui here. You can see the 10,000-foot Haleakala Crater from almost every point on Maui.

A healthy poke bowl filled with ahi tuna, avocado, veggies, and rice in Hawaii

Local Cuisine

No matter your taste, you'll be satisfied in Lahaina. You can find everything from the finest Hawaiian Regional Cuisine to a local-style plate lunch with two scoops rice, mac salad and an entree such as teriyaki. During your Maui cruise, try a Hawaii-style shave ice dessert with tropical flavor syrups and azuki beans.

Koa wood brimmed hats in Maui, Hawaii

Shopping

Check out local arts, crafts and other Hawaii souvenirs such as t-shirts, Hawaiian music CDs and macadamia nuts along Front Street, Lahaina's main drag. For more commercial items, head to Old Lahaina Center, the Lahaina Cannery Mall and Lahaina Gateway.

INSIDER TIP

Lahaina is fairly compact and easy to explore on foot.

DAY 4 - TENDERED

Hawaii (Kailua Kona), Hawaii

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
5:00 PM

Whether you're looking for the perfect beach experience or fascinating Hawaiian history, Kailua Kona is the right place. Hike over lava rocks to pristine, secluded Makalawena Beach, where you can snorkel in the crystal-clear waters. Back in town, learn about the Hawaiian monarchy at 19th-century Hulihee Palace. Or see how early Hawaiians lived among the thatched-roof houses and lava-stone walls at Kaloko-Honokahau National Historical Park.

The beach with rocks along the shore and waves crashing in Kailua Kona, Hawaii
 A red kite surfing on the beach of Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Hawaii Kailua Kona Punalu'u Beach Coast

Whether you're looking for the perfect beach experience or fascinating Hawaiian history, Kailua Kona is the right place. Hike over lava rocks to pristine, secluded Makalawena Beach, where you can snorkel in the crystal-clear waters. Back in town, learn about the Hawaiian monarchy at 19th-century Hulihee Palace. Or see how early Hawaiians lived among the thatched-roof houses and lava-stone walls at Kaloko-Honokahau National Historical Park.

The beach with rocks along the shore and waves crashing in Kailua Kona, Hawaii
 A red kite surfing on the beach of Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Hawaii Kailua Kona Punalu'u Beach Coast
Things To Do

in Hawaii (Kailua Kona)

Ancient polynesian tiki wooden craving statues in Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Ancient Sanctuary

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, considered one of Hawaii's most sacred sites, is a 40-minute drive south from Kailua Kona. The site was formerly royal grounds and a "place of refuge" for ancient lawbreakers. Take a self-guided walking tour amidst the restored, centuries-old temple and fishponds alongside the ocean and soak up the history.

Petroglpyhs found in Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Read the Rocks

Visit the 223-acre Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve and see more than 3,000 ancient kii pohaku, Hawaiian petroglyphs. Some of these images carved into lava rock date back to 1200 AD. It's thought the carvings of people, canoes, turtles and various symbols represent births and other important events.

The Hulihee Palace, a former vacation home for the royal family in Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Vacation Like Royalty

Hulihee Palace, built in 1838 as a summer vacation getaway home for Hawaiian royalty, stands right in the heart of Kailua-Kona. You can wander through the restored palace, which now operates as a museum with beautiful koa furniture and other ornaments and artifacts from the late 19th century, when King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani ruled.

Poke bowl filled with rice, avocado, seaweed salad, veggies, and raw salmon

Local Cuisine

Kona cuisine is all about fresh fish — try the poke (pronounced po-kay), a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine. Traditional forms include aku (an oily tuna) and he'e (octopus). You can also find modern takes on the traditional flavors and products with your Hawaii cruise, like wok-charred local ahi tuna with wasabi soy sauce or roasted lamb from nearby Kahua Ranch.

Hawaii Kailua Kona Punalu'u Beach Sweet Breads

Shopping

Walkable downtown Kailua-Kona has many boutiques and galleries where you'll find unique jewelry, Hawaiian quilts, carved koa wood bowls and other unique and handcrafted items by Hawaii artisans. At the Kona Farmers Market (Wednesdays through Sundays), you can find macadamia nuts, local honeys and jams, Hawaiian crafts and Kona coffee.

INSIDER TIP

It's almost always sunny and dry in Kona, so pack plenty of sunscreen, even on overcast days, and carry water, too.

DAY 5 - AT SEA

CRUISING

CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

North Star Raised Above Rear of the Ship
Guests Watching a Man Enjoying the iFly

North Star Raised Above Rear of the Ship
Guests Watching a Man Enjoying the iFly

Things to Do

North Star Lounge Chairs in the Upper Deck
North Star®

THE SKY'S THE LIMIT

It’s time to raise the bar on adventure – with 360-degree views of the world from 100 metres above sea level in the North Star® observation capsule – winner of the Guinness World Record for tallest viewing deck on a cruise ship.

iFly by Ripcord Little Girl Flying
RipCord® by iFLY®

GRAVITY-DEFYING FUN

There’s no rush in the world like skydiving – and on the RipCord® by iFLY® simulator you can feel the freedom of freefall without even leaving the deck.

SeaPlex at Sunrise
SeaPlex®

HAVE THE PLAYTIME OF YOUR LIFE

The largest indoor active space at sea is only on Royal Caribbean®. Basketball and bumper cars — it's the first time you'll ever play like this on a cruise.  

DAY 6 - AT SEA

CRUISING

FOR FOODIES

Delicious Lobster Al Forno
QN Culinary, specialty dining, smoking eggs, Wonderland, culinary, cuisine

Delicious Lobster Al Forno
QN Culinary, specialty dining, smoking eggs, Wonderland, culinary, cuisine

Things to Do

Chicken Porcini Bruschetta with Zesty Lime
Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver

FAMOUSLY FANTASTIC ITALIAN

At Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver, you’ll enjoy Tuscan-inspired dishes like the crowd-pleasing Famous Plank and pastas made in-house – all crafted by one of Britain’s most famous chefs.

Baby Vegetables in the Garden at Wonderland on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship
Wonderland

VENTURE DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

Our Wonderland chefs twist their culinary kaleidoscopes, inventing elaborate dreamscapes of never-before-seen fare. The story begins as you 'brush' the menu and find your element – Sun, Ice, Fire, Water, Earth and Dreams.

Assorted Sushi Rolls Platter served at Izumi, Japanese Restaurant. One of the best fine dining cuisine on a cruise.
Izumi

A FAR EAST FEAST

Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation.

DAY 7 - AT SEA

CRUISING

SHOW STOPPERS

Two 70 Virtual Concert "Santa Fe & the Fat City Horns"

Two 70 Virtual Concert "Santa Fe & the Fat City Horns"

Things to Do

Logo for the Pixels original production show with the word in Rainbow pixels.
Pixels

PIXEL PERFECT

Art meets technology in this epic fusion of live performance, music and experimental cinematography. Pixels will show you how to view the world through a whole new filter.

Acrobatic Performers on Live, Love, Legs Show
Live. Love. Legs.

THRILLING THEATRICS

From lavish costumes and vocal performances to jaw-dropping aerial acrobatics, engage all your senses in Live. Love. Legs.

Two 70 Pixels Show
Two70®

AHH-INSPIRING IN ANY LIGHT

By day, it's an open area living room with panoramic views through windows two decks high. By night, the lights go down, the windows become screens and the space comes alive with aerialists, robots and much more. This is Two70® – a place that can take you anyplace.

DAY 8 - AT SEA

CRUISING

SUN DRENCHED DAYS

Guests Enjoying the Solarium
Man Doing Air Trick on Flowrider

Guests Enjoying the Solarium
Man Doing Air Trick on Flowrider

Things to Do

Girl Surfing Flowrider at Daytime with a Smile
FlowRider®

NOW BOARDING FOR ADVENTURE

Grab your board and get ready for 100,000 litres of rushing amazingness headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 12-metre-long FlowRider® surf simulator.

Guests Enjoying the Drinks and Pool at the Solarium
Solarium

SUN AND SERENITY

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.

DAY 9 - AT SEA

CRUISING

LIGHTS OUT NIGHTS OUT

Couple Enjoying a Bottle of Wine
Bottles at the Bionic Bar

Couple Enjoying a Bottle of Wine
Bottles at the Bionic Bar

Things to Do

Couple Enjoying a Bottle of Wine
Vintages

UNCORK A VINTAGE ADVENTURE

Whether you favour a bold Cab or the subtle nuance of Pinot Noir, Vintages has the perfect glass. From France to California, Chardonnay to Shiraz, the wide world of wine is well represented through extensive partnerships with top winemakers. This is the perfect setting for indulging your passion for wine, or igniting it. Vintages also offers a small bites menu.

Bionic Bar - Deck 5 Starboard Midship (Royal Promenade)
Harmony of the Seas - Royla Caribbean International
Bionic Bar®

MIXOLOGY MEETS TECHNOLOGY

Meet two robotic bartenders who know how to shake up your night. At Bionic Bar® they can mix, muddle, and stir it up too.

Solarium Bar and cafe on the OA, Oasis of the Seas
Solarium Bar

SUN, SERENITY & SIPS

Does sitting in the whirlpool make you thirsty? Grab a drink at the nearby Solarium Bar.

DAY 10 - AT SEA

CRUISING

DAY 11 - DOCKED

Victoria, British Columbia

ARRIVES:
8:00 AM
DEPARTS:
6:00 PM

ADVENTURE IN BLOOM

As one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria delivers a delightful blend of romantic British pomp and outdoor Canadian pursuits. Culture seekers and adventure junkies alike get their fill at the southern end of Vancouver Island. Here you can admire traditional Victorian architecture at Craigdarroch Castle and eat your way around Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Explore the vivid floral displays that earned its 'Garden City' nickname, or cycle along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail in the 'Cycling Capital of Canada'.

As one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria delivers a delightful blend of romantic British pomp and outdoor Canadian pursuits. Culture seekers and adventure junkies alike get their fill at the southern end of Vancouver Island. Here you can admire traditional Victorian architecture at Craigdarroch Castle and eat your way around Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Explore the vivid floral displays that earned its 'Garden City' nickname, or cycle along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail in the 'Cycling Capital of Canada'.

Things To Do

in Victoria

WALK TO REMEMBER

Step out for a stroll along the boat-lined Inner Harbour, home to Victoria’s most notable landmarks. Check out First Nations tribal artefacts at the Royal British Museum. Admire the neo-baroque stylings of Parliament Buildings where the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia gathers. Then marvel at Thunderbird Park’s ornate totem poles.

ADVENTURE EDEN

Enter the colourful and aromatic world of Butchart Gardens to wander its 55 acres of flower-lined paths. This National Historic Site bursts with bright blooming tulips, daffodils, roses and hyacinths. Explore its manicured themed gardens – and don’t miss a ride on the hand-carved Rose Carousel.

RAISE A CUPPA TO TRADITION

Indulge in the city’s time-honoured British heritage with classic Victorian afternoon tea at the world-renowned Empress hotel. A beloved tradition for over a century, this quintessential Victoria experience includes a fabulous menu of fine loose-leaf teas served with house-made finger sandwiches, scones and clotted Empress cream.

LOCAL CUISINE

Victoria’s West Coast cuisine showcases local ingredients from the Saanich Peninsula and Cowichan Valley. Savour shellfish fresh from Pacific waters and shepherd’s pie in an English-style pub. Eat Asian noodles in Chinatown and hit Victoria Public Market for handmade cheese and smoked salmon. With over a dozen craft breweries, cider houses, artisanal distilleries and wineries, you certainly won’t be thirsty.

SHOPPING

Waterfront Wharf Street satisfies all your souvenir needs, while Government Street is known for funky boutiques, First Nations art galleries and famous hand-knit Cowichan sweaters. Lower Johnson Street, nicknamed 'Lo-Jo', houses local designer boutiques and indie stores galore. Check out Victoria Public Market for epicurean goods.

INSIDER TIP

It’s mandatory in British Columbia to wear a helmet when bicycling.

DAY 12 - DOCKED

Seattle, Washington

ARRIVES:
8:00 AM
DEPARTS:
6:00 PM

PUGET-PRIZED ADVENTURE

Nicknamed the Emerald City, Seattle’s skyscrapers stand tall against a gorgeous backdrop of evergreen-covered peaks. Steep-hilled city centre streets are flanked by notable museums, while Puget Sound’s waterfront hosts the landmark Seattle Great Wheel. Take the Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island for Pacific seafood lunches and small lot wine tastings. Or enjoy a daytime hike in Mount Rainier National Park. Whether biking the leafy Burke-Gilman trail or kayaking Lake Union, it’s easy to feel a close connection to Seattle’s natural wonders. And when it comes to spectacular views, Kerry Park poses the skyline’s best Instagram angle.

Seattle downton skyline with Space Needle and Mount Rainer in Seattle, Washington
Seattle Great Wheel and skyline at the pier in Seattle, Washington
Seattle skyline viewed from the water, Seattle, Washington

Nicknamed the Emerald City, Seattle’s skyscrapers stand tall against a gorgeous backdrop of evergreen-covered peaks. Steep-hilled city centre streets are flanked by notable museums, while Puget Sound’s waterfront hosts the landmark Seattle Great Wheel. Take the Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island for Pacific seafood lunches and small lot wine tastings. Or enjoy a daytime hike in Mount Rainier National Park. Whether biking the leafy Burke-Gilman trail or kayaking Lake Union, it’s easy to feel a close connection to Seattle’s natural wonders. And when it comes to spectacular views, Kerry Park poses the skyline’s best Instagram angle.

Seattle downton skyline with Space Needle and Mount Rainer in Seattle, Washington
Seattle Great Wheel and skyline at the pier in Seattle, Washington
Seattle skyline viewed from the water, Seattle, Washington
Things To Do

in Seattle

View of the Space Needle from below in Seattle, Washington

Seek Out the Centre

The Seattle Centre was home of the 1962 World's Fair, which portrayed a mid-century view of the Land of Tomorrow. Since the fair, this 74-acre park has remained a cultural hub within the city. Get a good look at Seattle with a 360-degree view from the observation deck of the Space Needle, or check out the Museum of Pop Culture, which has exhibits on popular music as well as science fiction and fantasy in film and television.

A view of the needle amongst the skyscraper building in Seattle Washington

Waterfront Wonders

The Seattle Centre complex encompasses an assortment of impressive attractions. View colourful masterpieces by glassblower Dale Chihuly at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. Explore the Pacific Science Centre or the Museum of Pop Culture. Then take in sweeping city views from the top of the 185-metre-tall Space Needle.

Tour of Seattle's underground level in Washington

Relive the Gold Rush

The Seattle Underground tour takes you under the city to the Gold Rush-era streets of Seattle, before the city was rebuilt on top of itself. Then, head to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Pioneer Square, where you can get even more info on the Gold Rush and how it shaped the city.

Assorted Dungeness crab legs with butter mustard sauce and fresh lemons in Seattle, Washington

Local Cuisine

Seafood is king in Seattle. Geoduck clams, Penn Cove mussels and Dungeness crab are some of the most sought-after local specialities. At Pike Place, pick up curried beef bao, a Chinese-style dumpling best eaten by hand. For a snack or breakfast, head to Coyle's Bakeshop and pick up a cretzel, a pretzel-croissant combo that's all the rage among locals.

Kiosk selling jewelry in a markeplace in Seattle, Washington

Shopping

Shopping in Seattle means a visit to Pike Place Market – first opened in 1907, the historic marketplace is the go-to spot not only for fresh produce but also for artisan crafts ranging from handmade jewellery to ceramics and beauty products. During your Seattle cruise holiday, head to Ballard Avenue NW for hip boutiques and shop for big brands in the city centre.

DAY 13 - Arrival Day

Vancouver, British Columbia

ARRIVES:
6:00 AM
COASTAL CANADIAN

CHARMER

Kick off the afternoon lunching on xiaolongbao buns in Chinatown. Then explore the city’s cultural offerings at the Bill Reid Gallery or Vancouver Art Gallery. Get into some active adventure, whether it’s water-biking False Creek or mountain-biking the North Shore. Evenings are best spent dining and drinking in Yaletown’s hip warehouse district.

Kick off the afternoon lunching on xiaolongbao buns in Chinatown. Then explore the city’s cultural offerings at the Bill Reid Gallery or Vancouver Art Gallery. Get into some active adventure, whether it’s water-biking False Creek or mountain-biking the North Shore. Evenings are best spent dining and drinking in Yaletown’s hip warehouse district.

Things To Do

in Vancouver

BUBBLING WITH ADVENTURE

Walk the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring 20th-century brick buildings and taking a selfie with the whistling Steam Clock. Explore Maple Tree Square, site of ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton’s first tavern, and then stroll under the elaborate Chinatown Millennium Gate. Eat Asian delights – or escape the bustle amid Dr Su Yat-Sen’s peaceful gardens.

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike along the red cedar forest trails, relax beachside, take a horse-drawn carriage ride,or view the Brockton Point totem poles. Then walk along the Seawall, with the city centre skyline as your backdrop.

COLONIAL CHARISMA

Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with a proper afternoon tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.

LOCAL CUISINE

Vancouver’s cultural diversity is the key ingredient to its unique culinary scene. Dozens of food trucks, street food stalls and farmers’ markets offer something for every taste. Farm-to-table dishes feature Fraser Valley duck and spot prawns. Enjoy an assortment of Asian cuisine, from Chinese dim sum to Japanese ramen. Then sip Okanagan Valley wine or Granville Island beer from Canada’s first micro-brewery.

SHOPPING

Head to Robson Street for mainstream chain stores, or hit the quirky indie shops of Gastown, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Lonsdale Quay Market is home to 80 unique shops, while Granville Island’s art studios sell First Nations carvings and jewellery – plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

INSIDER TIP

The Seabus runs every 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver and offers fantastic skyline views.

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