Napali Coast, Hawaii Tropical Paradise
Exotic tropical paradise in Napali Coast, Hawaii

A Journey Like No Other


Experience postcard-perfect islands, captivating cultures and welcoming locals.

For the bucket-list-topping holiday of a lifetime, nothing can compare to a transpacific cruise onboard Royal Caribbean®. With sailings to and from Australia, paradisiacal ports of call are on the itinerary – unforgettable destinations such as Papeete, Moorea and Raiatea. Soak up the stunning beaches of French Polynesia, where the aquamarine waters are too beautiful to believe. Shop for black pearls in Tahiti, roaming the bustling Papeete Market. Immerse yourself in Maori traditions in New Zealand and climb the sacred site of Mount Eden. From horseback riding on secluded beachfront trails to snorkelling with rainbow-coloured fish, adventure in all its best forms awaits. Book your cruise with the cruise line voted Best Overall 20 years running.

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Kauai, Hawaii Waterfall
Beautiful luscious landscape surrounding the waterfalls called Wailua Falls in Kauai, Hawaii

Discover Astounding Diversity

From natural wonders and time-honoured cultures to buzzy cities brimming with must-try restaurants, shops and sights, your transpacific cruise takes you to the best of all worlds.  

Breathtaking Natural Beauty

Famous for its movie-set scenery, French Polynesia is home to exceptional natural landmarks. Don’t miss the swoon-worthy Faarumai Waterfalls and the geyser-like Arahoho Blowhole. Snorkel with stingrays in Temae Beach or stroll the lush Pa'ofa'i Gardens. Around every bend on your transpacific cruise, gorgeous natural sites await.

Fascinating Ancestral Cultures

Immerse yourself in the art, music, dance and foods of ancestral cultures. Get an authentic taste of French Polynesia at the Tiki Village Moorea, picking up folklore and hand-made goods, and catching a riveting show with lunch. In New Zealand, the Auckland Museum is the go-to destination for a deep dive into Maori history and treasures.

Unforgettable Urban Playgrounds

A best cruise partly because of the urban playgrounds visited, your transpacific holiday stops in some of the world’s best-loved cities. Like Auckland, with its picturesque harbours and waterfront restaurants. Sydney or Brisbane – two of Australia’s buzziest metro areas. And Honolulu (Oahu), where the nightlife is as electric as the beaches.

Milford Sound, New Zealand Mitre Peak
Mitre Peak in Fiordland, New Zealand

Double Down on Adventure

Play all day onshore and onboard, with an ocean of activities at your fingertips – from exploring local treasures to digging into your ship’s lineup of memory-maxing experiences.  

Make Beach-Combing a Must-Do

When you book a transpacific cruise, beach-combing should be at the top of your to-do list. You’ll find gorgeous stretches of sand – including the finest baby white and striking volcanic ebony – nestled along turquoise waters. From the palm-fringed Teavaro Beach to the snorkelling haven that is Plage de Toaroto, the beach life beckons.

Go Full-In on Flora and Fauna

Hop on a jeep safari to explore Tahiti’s dense rainforest, with Insta-worthy views of stunning Punaruu Valley and a waterfall swim on the agenda. In New Zealand, Ti Point Reptile Park offers a comprehensive – and fascinating – array of native and exotic reptiles. Set in the bush overlooking Hauraki Gulf, the Park is beautiful and educational.

Dive Into a Floating Destination

As part of your transpacific cruise onboard Ovation of the Seas® or Quantum of the Seas®, you’ll discover an action-packed ship that is a destination in and of itself. Think thrilling activities, mouth-watering dining, Broadway shows, live concerts, art auctions, kids’ programmes, shopping and spa treatments – and that’s just for starters!

Turquoise Water Formation in Australia
Turquoise Water Formation in Australia

Cruise from Australia or Hawaii

Whether you come onboard in Sydney or Brisbane – or across the Pacific pond in Honolulu (Oahu) – your itinerary includes the perfect mix of sea days, island-hopping and urban perusing.

Kickstart Your Cruise in Sydney or Brisbane

If your transpacific cruise sails from Sydney or Brisbane, kickstart your adventure soaking up the local scene. Iconic sights include the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Brisbane River. For a memorable meal under Brisbane’s Story Bridge, head to the charming Howard Smith Wharves, home to some of the city’s best restaurants.

Dig Into the “Big Pineapple”

Sweet as the fruit in its nickname, Honolulu is full of fun, culture and history! Check out Waikiki Beach where Hawaiian royalty used to surf. Stop by the impressive Pearl Harbor National Museum and for awesome whale-watching, take a hike along the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail. As the starting point for your holiday, Honolulu is teeming with excitement!

Dining and Beverage Packages

Onboard your ship, you’ll find that most everything is complimentary. But if you think your inner foodie may not be able to resist the international temptations of Izumi Japanese Cuisine, Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver and other speciality restaurants, a Dining Package stacks up steep savings.

Similarly, a Beverage Package unlocks all the sips your heart desires, from unlimited fountain drinks with a Classic Soda Package to the alcohol-included Deluxe Beverage Package. On a 16- to 18- night transpacific cruise, packages can be the best way to go.



The best cruise experiences are those that combine fun family activities with relaxing me-time. Keep your finger on the pulse of all onboard happenings with the Cruise Planner, the ultimate guide to managing your cruise.


You are travelling to some of the most picturesque places on earth – islands made for on-foot exploration! Be sure to bring comfortable, closed shoes for jungle treks and mesh water shoes for any pebbly beaches.


Once you book a cruise, start planning your experiences. Many, like speciality dining, require reservations, which you can make online. But for the children’s programmes, the kiddos must be signed on the day of embarkation – and space is limited!

Palate-Pleasing South Pacific Plates 

Gastronomy ranks high on the best cruise adventures – and you’re in for taste-bud-tempting treats! You’ll savour delicious fusions, such as the flavours of France and Polynesia, and freshness beyond compare.

Fork Up Poisson Cru

Poisson Cru, Tahiti’s national dish, is an unforgettable taste of Polynesian heaven. A type of ceviche, Poisson Cru combines sushi-grade tuna, fresh vegetables, lime juice and coconut milk. For some of the best to be had, along with spectacular sunsets, The Roulottes – Papeete’s waterfront food trucks – are not to be missed.

Bite into a Crusty Baguette

It has been said that the French baguette should be a Polynesian food group! This delicious bread, with its crisp golden-brown crust and soft airy interior, shows up in the most unexpected places, such as sweet-and-sour chow mein sandwiches. For breakfast, enjoy a warm, just-out-of-the-oven slab slathered with mango spread. Yum!

Try Hāngī-Cooked Foods

A traditional Māori method, New Zealand’s hāngī cooking uses heated rocks buried in an umu or pit oven. Chicken, pork, lamb, pumpkin, sweet potatoes – even a hāngī-steamed dessert pudding! – are some of the delicious offerings you can enjoy. When in Auckland, tuck into these delicacies at the centrally-located (and delicious!) Māori Kitchen.

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