17 Night Transpacific Cruise on Serenade of the Seas from Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Papeete, Tahiti Black Sand beach
The 17 Night Transpacific Cruise from Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii visits Papeete, Tahiti; Moorea, French Polynesia; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; 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
Itinerary Overview
Explore Serenade of the Seas
Day 1 - Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii
Day 2 - 6 - Cruising
Day 7 - Papeete, Tahiti
Day 8 - Moorea, French Polynesia
Day 9 - Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Day 10 - 12 - Cruising
Day 13 - International Date Line
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Papeete, Tahiti Black Sand beach
A black sand beach in Papeete, Tahiti
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17 Night Transpacific Cruise

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Leaving from
Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii
Serenade of the Seas
Day Port
Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii
Departs at 10:00 PM
2 - 6
Day at sea
Papeete, Tahiti
From 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Moorea, French Polynesia
Tendered from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Tendered from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10 - 12
Day at sea
International Date Line
Day at sea
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Serenade of the Seas

Your ship
Serenade of the Seas
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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Ship, Side View, European and Caribbean Destinations
Side View of Serenade of the Seas Cruise Visiting Bermuda, Norwegian Fjords, Scandinavia
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Serenade of the Seas
From poolside movie nights and jaw dropping entertainment, to game changing flavors prepared to please your palate, all paths lead to discovery onboard Serenade of the Seas®.


Panoramic vistas aren't all you'll find on this ship. Get active on the Rock Climbing Wall or with a game of mini golf. Head to Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center to break a sweat or indulge in some "me time." And a giant poolside movie screen means plenty of opportunities to unwind outside.


Craving something delicious? You've come to the right place. Serenade of the Seas® is brimming with far out flavors, like tantalizing Tuscan fare at Giovanni's Table, steaks seared to perfection at Chop's Grille℠ and five-courses of incredible at Chef's Table. For the perfect glass of wine, Vintages has your back.


As the day winds down, the night heats up with dazzling productions by world-class performers. Whether it's all the hits from Broadway and the Big Screen in Stage to Screen, or remixed classics in Vibeology, you're definitely in for a show.

Day 1: Oahu, Hawaii

Day 1
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii, Aerial View of City
Aerial view of the Honolulu, Hawaii and the surrounding mountains
Things to do in
Departs at 10:00 PM
Honolulu packs a diverse culture and a laid-back attitude into a setting rich with beauty. Visit Pearl Harbor and tour Iolani Palace — the only former residence of a royal family in the U.S. — 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 Harbor to learn more about what it was like on that fateful day of December 7, 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 midday with some shave ice, a cold treat covered in flavored 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


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

Day 2 - 6: Cruising

Day 2 - 6
At Sea
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Family Playing Mini Golf
Girl Learning to Play Mini Golf with her Father
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.
Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall

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.

Day 7: Papeete, Tahiti

Day 7
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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
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 center, Papeete feels more French than anywhere else in Tahiti. Head to the center 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 almost 1,000 feet 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 an 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 snorkeling 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


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 colorful sarongs unique to Tahiti.

Day 8: Moorea, French Polynesia

Day 8
French Polynesia
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Moorea, French Polynesia, Overwater Cabanas
Overwater cabanas in Moorea Island, French Polynesia
Things to do in
Tendered from 6:00 AM - 8:00 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 snorkeling 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 store 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 center, 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 close-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


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 9: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Day 9
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 8:00 AM - 5:00 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


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 10 - 12: Cruising

Day 10 - 12
At Sea
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Focaccia della Casa - Giovanni's Table
Flat Italian bread with potatoes and herb, marinated artichokes, olives & pesto. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table.
Grilled NY-Strip Steak -  Chops Grille
12 oz Grilled NY-Strip Steak served at the fine dining steakhouse, Chops Grille. One of the best cruise line restaurants.

Chops Grille℠

For more than a decade, the chefs at Chops Grille have specialized in serving up quality, hand-cut meat. Dinner at this hallmark Royal Caribbean specialty restaurant goes far beyond the typical steakhouse experience, though, with reimagined classics like succulent Maine lobster, gruyere cheese tater tots, white truffle-scented mushroom soup, and of course, expertly prepared prime beef.
Antipasti Appetizer Giovannis Table
Italian salami, prosciutto, roasted peppers, olives & Gambonzola cheese. Best cruise dining at Giovanni's Table restaurant.

Giovanni's Table

Every meal at Giovanni’s Table is a family-style celebration of rustic Italian flavor. You’ll find all your favorite Old-World classics on the menu here, like house focaccia served with marinated artichokes, olives and pesto, fluffy gnocchi tossed in a thyme-scented sauce of lamb and root vegetables, traditional risotto finished with porcini and truffle mushroom tapenade, and veal osso buco paired with creamy cheese polenta, ripe tomatoes and sautéed green beans.

Day 13: International Date Line

Day 13
International Date Line
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Couple with their Kids in the Pool
Family Swimming and Enjoying the Pool
Girls Running on the Pool Deck
Girls Splashing and Running by the Pool


Soak up the sun or savor the shade on expanded pool decks, with complimentary loungers, live music, and the opportunity to enjoy a frosty cocktail.
Solarium at Sunset
Sunset at the Solarium Pool


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.