17 Night Transpacific Tahiti & N.zealand on Radiance of the Seas from Brisbane, Australia Bay of Islands, New Zealand Pacific Ocean Landscape
The 17 Night Transpacific Tahiti & N.zealand from Brisbane, Australia visits Bay Of Islands, New Zealand; Auckland, New Zealand; Papeete, Tahiti; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; 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 Tahiti & N.zealand
Itinerary Overview
Explore Radiance of the Seas
Day 1 - Brisbane, Australia
Day 2 - 3 - Cruising
Day 4 - Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Day 5 - Auckland, New Zealand
Day 6 - 8 - Cruising
Day 9 - International Date Line
Day 10 - Cruising
Day 11 - Papeete, Tahiti
Day 12 - Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Day 13 - 17 - Cruising
Day 18 - Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii
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Bay of Islands, New Zealand Pacific Ocean Landscape
View of the nature's landscape along the coast of the Pacific ocean in Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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17 Night Transpacific Tahiti & N.zealand

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Leaving from
Brisbane, Australia
Onboard
Radiance of the Seas
Day Port
1
Brisbane, Australia
Departs at 4:30 PM
2 - 3
Cruising
Day at sea
4
Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Tendered from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5
Auckland, New Zealand
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6 - 8
Cruising
Day at sea
9
International Date Line
Day at sea
10
Cruising
Day at sea
11
Papeete, Tahiti
From 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Tendered from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
13 - 17
Cruising
Day at sea
18
Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii
Arrives at 6:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Radiance of the Seas

Your ship
Radiance of the Seas
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Radiance of the Seas Aerial
An aerial image of Radiance of the Seas
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Radiance of the Seas
A five-course epicurean extravaganza at Chef's Table. A stage-side spectacular of song and dance in City of Dreams. Films by the pool and mini golf on deck. Radiance of the Seas® transports you to far-off discoveries on land and at sea.

FROM GLACIER GAZING TO BAR-RAISING THRILLS

Adventure is waiting around every corner onboard Radiance of the Seas®. Join a game of mini golf or reach new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. Then unwind with a film on the poolside screen or check into Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Centre.

FEED YOUR INNER EXPLORER

Prepare to fuel up on fare that's as thrilling as the destinations you'll visit, like authentic Tuscan flavours at Giovanni's Table and exotic Asian eats at Izumi. For contemporary steakhouse dining with a twist, head to Chops Grille℠. Or sit down to a five-course culinary journey at Chef's Table.

ELEVATE ENTERTAINMENT

Ready to be dazzled? The celestial show City of Dreams takes you from Atlantis to Venice, while Piano Man revisits memory lane with classics on the keys. And throughout the ship, you'll find performances by onboard guest entertainers, from piano sing-alongs at the Schooner Bar to live jams at the English Pub.

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 4:30 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 - 3: Cruising

Day 2 - 3
Cruising
At Sea
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Girl Climbing the Rock Wall During the Day
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch
CAN'T-MISS FAVOURITES
Kids Climbing up the Rock Wall
Kids Climbing on the Rock Wall Staring at the Ultimate Abyss

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Sister Teaching Younger Brother Mini Golf
Family Enjoying a Round of Mini Golf

Mini Golf

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Day 4: Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

Day 4
Bay Of Islands
New Zealand
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Bay of Islands, New Zealand Ocean Shore
View of the ocean shore from the mountains in Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Things to do in
Bay Of Islands
Tendered from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Look up — the Bay of Islands is said to have the world's second bluest sky after Rio de Janeiro. Located on the northwestern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the sea here is also a beautiful shade of turquoise, dotted with 144 subtropical islands of the area. Cruise to Bay of Islands and check out Urupukapuka Island, where you can hike through Maori village sites or relax on the white-sand beach. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds — this is the site where the treaty that made New Zealand into its own nation was signed. Or head out on a dolphin spotting cruise to see the population of bottlenose dolphins that call these waters home.
Bay of Islands, New Zealand Hole In Rock
Hole in the rock in Bay of Islands, New Zealand

The Hole in the Rock

Take a day trip to explore the bay and its pretty islands from close up, capped off with a trip through the Hole in the Rock. Carved by the sea and weather, the hole is 240 feet wide, though looks a lot smaller when you're heading toward it on your day-trip boat at speed. If conditions are right, don a wetsuit and jump in to swim with the bottlenose dolphins.
Insider tip
Have your camera ready — dolphins are known to appear out of the blue.
Bay of Islands, New Zealand Canoe
Close up of a maori canoe at Waitangi Treaty Grounds in New Zealand

Wander Waitangi

New Zealand became a nation here, with the signing of the Waitangi Treaty between the Maori and the British in 1840. Visit the on-site Te Kongahu Museum and the intricately carved meeting house which often has Maori cultural performances. The largest Maori ceremonial war canoe in the world is here.
Insider tip
It's possible to swim with the dolphins in the Bay of Islands, with strict rules to protect the animals.
Bay of Islands, New Zealand Paragliding
Paragliding through the mountains and bay in Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Fly Through the Sky

Judge if the sky is really the world's second-bluest via a parasailing trip to see the Bay of Islands from above with your cruise. Can you count all 144 islands? For a more adrenaline-soaked trip (though you're aiming to land away from the water) try tandem skydiving with an instructor.
Bay of Islands, New Zealand Cuisine Snapper
Grilled whole red snapper with lemons and dill

Local Cuisine

Takeaway fish and chips is the perfect thing to eat near the water — the local style is whitefish fried crispy after a dip in batter, but you may see them frying up someone's catch of the day, too. In Russell, you'll find upscale spots serving bistro fare like local Hawkes Bay lamb, Northland pork and whole snapper.
Bay of Islands, New Zealand Shopping
Shopping for jade carving necklaces in Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Shopping

Look for New Zealand giftware like bone and jade carvings and handicrafts made from ancient kauri wood. The wood is from prehistoric trees found only on the top half of the North Island. The wood has been preserved for centuries in peat swamps and has an iridescent sheen.

Day 5: Auckland, New Zealand

Day 5
Auckland
New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand, Piha Beach
View of Piha Beach in New Zealand
Things to do in
Auckland
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The New Zealand greeting "Kia Ora!" sets the tone for an Auckland adventure. This Maori phrase, used by Kiwis of all ethnic backgrounds to say "hello," roughly translates to "be well" — and after you've enjoyed the outdoor excitement Auckland has to offer, that's exactly how you'll feel. With three harbors and 18,000 miles of coastline, New Zealand's largest city offers all the exploration by land or by sea you could ask for. Climb the Sky Tower for panoramic views of the city and the Twin Harbors. Jump on a New Zealand cruise and head to the Viaduct Basin in Wynward Quarter to sail the harbor or relax with at a seaside brewery.
Auckland, New Zealand, View from Mount Eden
View of Auckland, New Zealand from Mount Eden

Taonga of the Maori

Visit the Auckland Museum to learn about the history, culture and treasures (taonga) of the Maori. A Maori cultural performance takes place several times daily concluding with a very loud haka, the traditional version of the dance the local All Blacks rugby team uses to intimidate opponents.
Insider tip
New Zealanders reserve tipping for exceptional service. If you do tip, round up or aim for about 10 percent.
Auckland, New Zealand, Bungy Jump
A person bungy jumping from the Harbour Bridge

Adrenaline Junkies

New Zealand is famous for adrenaline-boosting activities like bungee jumping and Zorbing. During your New Zealand cruise, get a rush by climbing the Auckland Harbour Bridge, then bungee-jump off it. Walk the outside of the 630-foot-tall Sky Tower. You can even base jump all the way down, flying for 11 seconds at more than 50 miles per hour.
Insider tip
Dress for the possibility of four seasons' worth of weather in one day.
Auckland, New Zealand, Green Mussels
A plate full of New Zealand green mussels

Local Cuisine

With the world's highest coffee roasters per capita, New Zealand is all about cafe culture. Though it's debated whether it was invented by Australians or Kiwis, drink a flat white while the kids have a fluffy, foamed milk with chocolate and marshmallow treats. Cruise to Auckland and seek out a hip farm-to-table spot for pastured-raised lamb roast, or feast on whitebait fritters or green-lipped mussels at a waterfront seafood spot.
Auckland, New Zealand, Manuka Honey
A jar of Manuka honey

Shopping

Souvenirs with New Zealand's unofficial emblem, the silver fern, are popular; rugby fans will want one in the form of All Blacks' paraphernalia. Pick up some raw Manuka honey; many believe it has medicinal benefits. Kids young and young at heart will love anything with a kiwi bird on it.

Day 6 - 8: Cruising

Day 6 - 8
Cruising
At Sea
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Raddiccio Caesar - Giovanni's Table
Romaine lettuce tossed with radicchio, herb croutons and cheese. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table Italian restaurant.
FOR FOODIES
Giovannis Table Creamy Lasagna
Hot Lasagna

Giovanni's Table

A casual Italian trattoria, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including fresh pastas, braised meat dishes and stews.
Chefs Table - Dining Room
Welcoming dining room with special dishes & spectacular wines. Fine dining at the best vacation cruise restaurant Chefs Table

Chef's Table

Located in an intimate, exclusive spot onboard, this private epicurean experience for a limited number of guests, treats you to a five-course, menu and wine tasting.

Day 9: International Date Line

Day 9
International Date Line
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Two Couples Enjoying the Jazz Bar Lounge
Performer in the Jazz Bar Lounge Performing for Guests
SHOW-STOPPERS
Live Bands at the Music Hall
Two couples at Music Hall Enjoying the Live Bands

Live bands

Pick the genre you please and you're likely to find a band of talented musicians onboard to match, from live jazz to cover bands, quartets, Latin, and acoustic performers across the fleet nightly.

Mystery Dinner Theater

Reserve your spot at this funny dinner whodunnit starring our professional cast of highly suspicious characters— and you. Will you be the first to solve the murder?

Day 10: Cruising

Day 10
Cruising
At Sea
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Quill & Compass - Pub
Quill & compass, pub, promenade, bar, radiance of the seas, RD, guitar player, entertainment, onboard activity, lounge, bartender, revitalization, english pub
LIGHTS OUT NIGHTS OUT
Schooner Bar Close-Up
VY, Voyager, revite, public rooms, revitalization, Schooner Bar, bar, restaurant, dining, drinks,

Schooner Bar

There's always a crowd gathered around the piano at The Schooner Bar, one of our signature bars and a guest favorite. Drop by to take in the nautical theme, and stay to join in with the piano sing-alongs while enjoying your favorite cocktail.
Wig & Gavel English Pub
Men Enjoying a Pint at Wig & Gavel English Pub

English Pub

Meet your mates for a pint. This is an authentic English spot to enjoy British racing decor while you sip UK-inspired cocktails, scotch, whiskeys and ales, of course.

Day 11: Papeete, Tahiti

Day 11
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 7:00 AM - 11:00 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 12: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Day 12
Bora Bora
French Polynesia
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Overwater bungalows
Overwater bungalows in Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Things to do in
Bora Bora
Tendered from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Loosely translated from ancient Tahitian, Bora Bora means "created by the gods" — and when you set foot on this heavenly island in French Polynesia, you won't have any trouble understanding how it got its name. Crystalline turquoise waters and a vibrant coral reef surround a string of motus — tiny islets around the main island, just across the lagoon. Relax in the powder-soft white sand of Matira Beach, and breathe in the fresh scent of Tiare Tahiti, the distinctive white gardenia that grows wild here. Dive or snorkel among the coral reef just off Sofitel Marara. Or hike iconic Mount Otemanu, the lushly forested extinct volcano at the center of the island.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia, View of Mount Otemanu
View of Mount Otemanu in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Mountain High

Mount Otemanu towers 2,400 feet above the lagoon. Its jagged peaks are among Bora Bora's most distinctive sights, and locals have held it as sacred since time immemorial — the bodies of ancient Polynesian kings rest here. You can get to the summit by 4x4 jeep tour, helicopter or good old-fashioned hike.
Insider tip
Try saying mauruuru (pronounced ma-roo-roo) in Tahitian for "thank you," or merci in French — the locals will appreciate it.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Fish and Stingray
Fish and a stingray in the ocean

Get Friendly With Fish

Let a guided boat get you up close to the rainbow of underwater wildlife of Bora Bora. Observe black-tipped sharks via snorkel, or feed some of the friendly mantas while you enjoy the clear, calm waters.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Cannon
A World War 2 cannon in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

History on Wheels

Explore the island on a 4x4 tour to hear the fascinating history of Bora Bora, spanning its ancient Polynesian past to its role as a military base in World War II. Whether it's a champagne tour or a hearty jungle trek, you can learn at exactly your speed.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Tuna Salad
A traditional Tahitian tuna salad

Local Cuisine

Bora Bora's cuisine brings a mix of French, Asian and Tahitian flavors to the local seafood bounty. Looking for a breakfast fit to fuel a hike up Mount Otemanu. Try firi firi, a Tahitian donut that's also made with the ever-present coconut milk. Don't leave without trying the French Polynesian specialty, poisson cru, a ceviche of Tahitian ahi tuna in coconut milk and lime juice.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Tahitian pearl necklace
A Tahitian pearl necklace

Shopping

Head to the shops of Vaitape for stunning pearl jewelry — one of the signature items of French Polynesia, with the pearls themselves plucked straight from the lagoons. Other treasures include Tahitian tapestries, colorful printed pareus (sarongs), monoi oils for the skin and island fragrances laced with vanilla and tiare.

Day 13 - 17: Cruising

Day 13 - 17
Cruising
At Sea
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Girl Climbing the Rock Wall During the Day
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch
CAN'T-MISS FAVOURITES
Kids Climbing up the Rock Wall
Kids Climbing on the Rock Wall Staring at the Ultimate Abyss

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Sister Teaching Younger Brother Mini Golf
Family Enjoying a Round of Mini Golf

Mini Golf

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

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, Shave IceA picturesque view of the Halifax cityscape
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
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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