17 Night Transpacific Cruise on Quantum of the Seas from Brisbane, Australia Kailua Kona, Hawaii, Kaloko-Honokohau National Park
The 17 Night Transpacific Cruise from Brisbane, Australia visits Papeete, Tahiti; Moorea, French Polynesia; Hawaii (Kailua Kona), Hawaii; Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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17 Night Transpacific Cruise
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Explore Quantum of the Seas
Day 1 - Brisbane, Australia
Day 2 - 4 - Cruising
Day 5 - International Date Line
Day 6 - 8 - Cruising
Day 9 - Papeete, Tahiti
Day 10 - 11 - Moorea, French Polynesia
Day 12 - 16 - Cruising
Day 17 - Hawaii (Kailua Kona), Hawaii
Day 18 - Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii
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Kailua Kona, Hawaii, Kaloko-Honokohau National Park
A rocky beach at Kaloko-Honokohau National Park
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17 Night Transpacific Cruise

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Leaving from
Brisbane, Australia
Onboard
Quantum of the Seas
Day Port
1
Brisbane, Australia
Departs at 6:45 PM
2 - 4
Cruising
Day at sea
5
International Date Line
Day at sea
6 - 8
Cruising
Day at sea
9
Papeete, Tahiti
From 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
10 - 11
Moorea, French Polynesia
8:00 AM from Day 10, 8:00 AM - Day 11, 6:00 PM
12 - 16
Cruising
Day at sea
17
Hawaii (Kailua Kona), Hawaii
Tendered from 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
18
Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii
Arrives at 6:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Quantum of the Seas

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Quantum of the Seas
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Quantum of  the Seas, Side View, China and Japan Destinations
Side View of Quantum of the Seas Cruise Ship Visiting Destinations in China and Japan
Get to know
Quantum of the Seas
Discover everything this vacation visionary has to offer, from 300-foot-high views in the North Star®, to jamming out at an impromptu parade. In between thrills, fuel up on dining designed to please your palate, like family-style favorites at Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver and elevated fare at Chef's Table.

ADVENTURE FROM EVERY ANGLE

The first of its class, Quantum of the Seas® is real a game changer. Defy gravity on RipCord® by iFLY® — the first skydiving simulator at sea. Soak up 360 views 300 feet above deck in the North Star®. Practice riding waves on the FlowRider® surf simulator. And take in transformative entertainment at Two70®.

A CELEBRATION FOR YOUR SENSES

You'll find plenty onboard to tease your taste buds, like cocktails mixed by robotic bartenders at the Bionic Bar® and five courses of gourmet goodness at Chef's Table. Not to mention family-style favorites at Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver and elevated Mediterranean fare at Coastal Kitchen.

PUTTING THE SPECTACLE IN SPECTACULAR

Craving some futuristic sounds? Take in an epic fusion of music and innovation at Sonic Odyssey. Or dive into the mysteries of the sea in the spellbinding production, Starwater.

Day 1: Brisbane, Australia

Day 1
Brisbane
Australia
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Brisbane, Australia  Aerial View
Aerial view of Brisbane, Australia and the Brisbane river
Things to do in
Brisbane
Departs at 6:45 PM
Discover the capital of Queensland, Australia's Sunshine State. Laid-back Brisbane feels like a big country town, but it's actually Australia's third-largest city. Cruise from Brisbane, Australia and experience its charm in any season thanks to year-round warm temperatures. Head to South Bank, where you join the locals cooling down in one of the many museums and galleries, or enjoy the sunshine at the man-made Streets Beach. Two of Australia's beach-going meccas, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast, border Brisbane – take a short drive out and hop on a surfboard or relax in the sun-soaked sand.
Brisbane, Australia South Bank Artificial Beach
The South Bank artificial beach in Brisbane, Australia

Head South

You can't miss South Bank when in Brisbane. Take in the view from the Wheel of Brisbane, the city's version of the London Eye. Stroll through the Arbour, a walkway awning with expertly curated plants and flowers. Take a dip at Streets Beach – Australia's only inner-city man-made beach – before heading to one of the neighbourhood's upmarket eateries.
Insider tip
Take advantage of the free CityCat ferries on the Brisbane River.
Brisbane, Australia Panoramic View From Mount Coot-Tha Lookout
A panoramic view from Mount Coot-Tha lookout in Australia

Get a 360 View

See Brisbane from several different perspectives. Check out the wide-angled view from Mt Coot-tha Lookout, then face your fears and do the Story Bridge Adventure Climb. Next, see the sunset from Kangaroo Points Cliff Park, or hop on a free CityCat ferry for skyline views from the Brisbane River.
Insider tip
Don't feel obligated to tip in Brisbane; it's not expected throughout Australia.
Brisbane, Australia Japanese Pizza Hiroshima Style
Hiroshima style Japanese pizzas on a flat top

Local Cuisine

It's always patio season in Brisbane. For the best riverside dining, check out Eagle Street Pier, which is bustling with city workers once the clock strikes 5 p.m. And don't miss Eat Street Northshore, a wharf that becomes a hub for forward-thinking street food on Friday and Saturday nights, where you can get a slice of Japanese pizza or a dessert of decadent churros.

Day 2 - 4: Cruising

Day 2 - 4
Cruising
At Sea
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Quantum of the Seas Rock Climbing Wall Little Girl Art
Quantum of the Seas Rock Climbing Wall Little Girl Art
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Odyssey of the Seas Seaplex Bumper Cars
Odyssey of the Seas Seaplex Bumper Cars

Bumper Cars

Buckle up and take the wheel for nonstop fun on the only bumper cars at sea. Rush hour gets a thrilling spin at the largest indoor activity space ever to set sail — SeaPlex®.
Symphony of the Seas Flowrider Boy Body Surfing
Flowrider Boy Body Surfing

FlowRider®

Grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.
SeaPlex Arcade
Xbox One Consoles at the SeaPlex Arcade

SeaPlex®

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.  
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool

Solarium

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 5: International Date Line

Day 5
International Date Line
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Jamie's Italian Spinach Rotolo
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LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Greek Meze, Coastal Kitchen
Greek Meze, Coastal Kitchen

Coastal Kitchen

Exclusively for suite guests and Pinnacle Club members, Coastal Kitchen fuses Mediterranean influences with farm-fresh flavors from California. Filled with Pacific Coast favorites and Med-inspired entrees, the menu here rotates to spotlight delicious, seasonal ingredients. And you can pair every bite with a glass or bottle of wine off a list that includes vintages from the sun-kissed valleys of Napa to the golden-green hills of Tuscany.
Chef's Table Dessert
A dessert at Chef's Table on Royal Caribbean cruises

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.
Solarium Bistro Dipping Sauces
Solarium Bistro Dipping Sauces and Food

Hot Pot at Solarium Bistro

Dip into a dining experience unlike any other onboard. With roots in Chinese culture, Hot Pot at Solarium Bistro features a style of dining where you cook your meats and vegetables right at the table in a simmering pot of stock — or a “hot pot.”
La Patisserie
La Patisserie Entrance with Outside Dining

La Patisserie

Get ready for some French confectionary perfection. Take your sweet tooth on a decadent journey through an exciting assortment of flaky macarons, tantalizing petits-fours and rich artisan chocolates — all paired with tasty espressos, frothy cappuccinos and more at La Patisserie.

Day 6 - 8: Cruising

Day 6 - 8
Cruising
At Sea
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Starwater Show Acrobats Aerial Performers Suspended
Two performers suspended doing aerial acrobat tricks during the Starwater show on Quantum.
NIGHTS YOU'LL NEVER FORGET
Anthem of the Seas Skybar North Bar Cocktails
Anthem of the Seas Skybar North Bar Cocktails

North Star Bar

After you’ve taken a ride on the North Star℠, featuring brilliant 360º views from 300 feet above sea level, celebrate your unforgettable ascent with something sparkling, mixed, frosty, or tropical. At North Star Bar, the sips are just as impressive as the sights.
Sunshine Bar
Sunshine Bar by the Pool at Night

Sunshine Bar

At Sunshine Bar within the Solarium, you can select treats from a tempting menu of fresh juices and antioxidant-rich smoothies. Or slip into an island state of mind with one of Sunshine Bar’s creative cocktails. Whatever your’re in the mood for, Sunshine Bar has a drink to satisfy every craving.
Boleros Entrance
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Boleros

Whether you’re stopping by for an after dinner drink or joining the salsa-stepping party, nighttime sizzles at Boleros. This Latin-themed club serves up Cuban mojitos, Brazilian caipirinhas, and your favorite classic cocktails to the sound of a six-piece band playing salsa, cumbia, merengue and samba.
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Casino

There's nothing to stir your sense of excitement like the sound of cards being shuffled, chips being stacked and slot machines paying out. Consider the Casino Royale℠ to be your little slice of Vegas right at sea— with thousands of square feet of lights, action, slots and tables.

Day 9: Papeete, Tahiti

Day 9
Papeete
Tahiti
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Papeete, Tahiti Tiki Huts Over Water
Tiki huts sitting on top of beautiful crystal turquoise waters with mountains in the background in Papeete, Tahiti
Things to do in
Papeete
From 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Papeete is the lively capital of Tahiti – a figure-eight-shaped island formed by the eruption of two volcanoes, it's become a go-to spot for tropical adventure. A bustling urban centre, Papeete feels more French than anywhere else in Tahiti. Head to the centre of the city to see the vibrant Municipal Market, where you can pick up coffee and chocolate croissants, sample fresh produce or shop for hand-carved Tiki statues. See the waves crash against the volcanic black-sand beach at Plage du Taharuu. Cruise to Tahiti and hike through the verdant jungle at Fautaua Valley – don't miss the dramatic waterfall that cascades about 300 metres down into a natural pool.
Papeete, Tahiti Garden
The lush landscape of the Paofai Gardens in Papeete, Tahiti

Gardens Galore

Escape the city heat at the botanical gardens of the French Polynesia Assembly Complex. Stroll past a herb garden, tiki statues and a tranquil moss-covered pond, where Queen Pomare of Tahiti used to bathe every morning. Or head to the beautiful Paofai Gardens, where the trails take you past the bay and through ornamental fish ponds.
Insider tip
Rush-hour sees traffic jams on the road, so leave plenty of time to get back to the port.
Papeete, Tahiti Snorkeling Fish
Up close view of a fish swimming while snorkeling in Papeete, Tahiti

Everyone Gets a Beach

Papeete is lined with picture-perfect beaches for every hobby. Go surfing at black-sand Papenoo Beach. Play a game of beach volleyball at Plage du Mahana Park. Or go snorkelling alongside tropical reef fish at Plage de Toaroto.
Insider tip
The Municipal Market is a morning affair, so be sure to visit there first.
Papeete, Tahiti Pearl Farming
Black pearl farming in Papeete, Tahiti

The Real Black Pearl

Head to the Robert Wan Pearl Museum to learn all about striking black pearls. The museum takes you through how black pearls were first created and what makes them so special. After learning about the process, you'll have the opportunity to take one of these Tahitian beauties home.
Papeete, Tahiti Traditional Tuna Salad
Traditional raw tuna salad in Tahiti

Local Cuisine

Lining the waterfront, you'll find an array of restaurants serving a mixture of Tahitian and French cuisine. Cruise to French Polynesia and taste the national dish of poisson cru – chunks of raw fish marinated in coconut milk. Make sure you also try coconut crab, a rich dish of salty seafood and sweet coconut.
Papeete, Tahiti Shopping
Closeup of colorful Pareus hanging on store rack in Tahiti

Shopping

There is only one place you should be going to shop in Papeete: The Marche de Papeete is the hub of the city and the best place to buy delicacies and souvenirs during your Tahiti cruise. In over two stories, you'll find vendors selling exotic fruits and vegetables, intricate wood carvings, shark tooth pendants or pareos, the colourful sarongs unique to Tahiti.

Day 10 - 11: Moorea, French Polynesia

Day 10 - 11
Moorea
French Polynesia
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Moorea, French Polynesia, Overwater Cabanas
Overwater cabanas in Moorea Island, French Polynesia
Things to do in
Moorea
8:00 AM from Day 10, 8:00 AM - Day 11, 6:00 PM
Moorea is the picture-perfect vision of an ideal island paradise. Formed by volcanic activity, this heart-shaped island hidden a few short miles off the Tahiti mainland holds beaches that look out to the brightest blue waters you can imagine, and the soaring green peaks of the mountains here are the stuff of legend. Head to Tiki Village to experience a traditional Polynesian dance. Hike up to Belvedere Lookout for views of famous Cook's Bay and volcanic Mount Tohivea. Go snorkelling in the lagoon at Opunohu Bay, or check out the Moorea Dolphin Center to get up-close-and-personal with nature's cutest, most intelligent sea creatures.
Moorea, French Polynesia, Sting ray
A sting ray in the ocean

Lagoon Around the Island

Check out Lagoonarium de Moorea, an enclosed lagoon overlooked by Motu Ahi mountain. It's the lagoon of your dreams: warm waters glimmer with coral gardens and friendly floating turtles. Take a dip in its aqua waters and find out why the Polynesian Corals are worth the fuss.
Insider tip
The coconut milk you buy in a shop is nothing like real island coconut milk – be sure to try some!
Moorea, French Polynesia, Dolphin
A dolphin sticking its head out of the water

Say Hi to Sea Life

Intercontinental Moorea Resort and Spa has designated a portion of their private lagoon as a rare natural refuge for sea creatures in need. Take a tour of the dolphin centre, and swim with them in their natural environment. Before you leave, peek at the nearby turtle sanctuary – home to adorable growing baby turtles.
Insider tip
Head to the Belvedere lookout point before 10 a.m. to snap the best photo overlooking the island.
Moorea, French Polynesia, Jungle Landscape
The jungle landscape in Moorea Island, French Polynesia

Bird's Eye View

Soar through the deep green forests at the adventurous Tiki Parc. With varying levels appropriate for all ages, you can live out tales of island exploration along a series of rope courses, bridges and zip-lines. Remember to wear sensible clothes and closed-toed shoes.
Insider tip
Taxis are moderately expensive here – book a tour to save on transport costs.
Moorea, French Polynesia, Pan seared fish filet
A pan seared fish filet on a white plate

Local Cuisine

In Moorea, you'll find plenty of the Tahitian signature dish, poisson cru – raw fish marinated in lime juice and coconut milk. You'll also encounter chicken fafa, baked in an underground oven with coconut milk and spinach. The island also offers higher-end spots serving innovative, regionally inspired fare like prawn curry or mahi-mahi with ginger and lemon sauce.
Moorea, French Polynesia, Tifaifai Quilts
Assorted tifaifai quilts

Shopping

There is one must-have Moorea keepsake on the top of every visitor's list – a famous black pearl. You can find these pearls and other authentic crafts at the Moorea Marketplace or the charming Le Petit Village. Seek out tifaifai, traditional Polynesian quilts embroidered with geometric flower patterns.

Day 12 - 16: Cruising

Day 12 - 16
Cruising
At Sea
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Quantum of the Seas Rock Climbing Wall Little Girl Art
Quantum of the Seas Rock Climbing Wall Little Girl Art
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Odyssey of the Seas Seaplex Bumper Cars
Odyssey of the Seas Seaplex Bumper Cars

Bumper Cars

Buckle up and take the wheel for nonstop fun on the only bumper cars at sea. Rush hour gets a thrilling spin at the largest indoor activity space ever to set sail — SeaPlex®.
Symphony of the Seas Flowrider Boy Body Surfing
Flowrider Boy Body Surfing

FlowRider®

Grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.
SeaPlex Arcade
Xbox One Consoles at the SeaPlex Arcade

SeaPlex®

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.  
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool

Solarium

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 17: Hawaii, Hawaii

Day 17
Hawaii
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
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Kailua Kona, Hawaii Beach Waves Rocks
The beach with rocks along the shore and waves crashing in Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Things to do in
Hawaii
Tendered from 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Located on Hawaii Island's beautiful western shore, Kailua Kona is known for its calm, clear waters that offer the perfect playground for ocean adventure. Take the 25-minute drive north to Manini'owali Beach to swim or snorkel in the ultra-blue waves alongside dolphins and sea turtles. Often referred to simply as Kona, the area is also a place of deep historical significance. Cruise to Kailua Kona and check out Kaloko-Honokahau National Historical Park, a Hawaiian Heritage Site where you'll encounter early temples, ancient petroglyphs and traditional fishponds.
Kailua Kona, Hawaii Ancient Polynesian Tiki
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.
Insider tip
It's almost always sunny and dry in Kona, so pack plenty of sunscreen, even on overcast days, and carry water, too.
Kailua Kona, Hawaii Rocks
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.
Insider tip
As you depart, make sure you stop and watch the sunset over the ocean — a Kona sunset is not to be missed.
Kailua Kona, Hawaii Hulihee Palace
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.
Kailua Kona, Hawaii Poke Bowl
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.
Kailua Kona, Hawaii Leaf Bowls
Handmade bowls made out of palm leaves in Hawaii

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.

Day 18: Oahu, Hawaii

Day 18
Oahu
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii, Skyline
Aerial view of the Honolulu, Hawaii coast and skyline
Things to do in
Oahu
Arrives at 6:00 AM
Honolulu packs a diverse culture and a laid-back attitude into a setting rich with beauty. Visit Pearl Harbour and tour Iolani Palace – the only former residence of a royal family in the US – to delve deeper into the Hawaiian capital's unique history. Snorkel Hanauma Bay or hike the iconic Diamond Head volcano to get up close and personal with the natural wonders that keep people coming back year after year. If time allows during your Honolulu cruise, head to nearby Waikiki for a surf; the calm waters are perfect for any experience level.
Honolulu, Hawaii, Surfboards On Waikiki Beach
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.
Honolulu, Hawaii, USS Arizona Memorial
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.
Honolulu, Hawaii, Convict Tang Fish
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.
Honolulu Hawaii Snow Cone Local Cuisine
Honolulu Hawaii Snow Cone Local Cuisine

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
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.

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