19 Night Transpacific Cruise on Ovation of the Seas from Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Aerial view of overwater bungalows
The 19 Night Transpacific Cruise from Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii visits Papeete, Tahiti; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Moorea, French Polynesia; Sydney, Australia. 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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19 Night Transpacific Cruise
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Explore Ovation of the Seas
Day 1 - Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii
Day 2 - 6 - Cruising
Day 7 - Papeete, Tahiti
Day 8 - Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Day 9 - Moorea, French Polynesia
Day 10 - 12 - Cruising
Day 13 - International Date Line
Day 20 - Sydney, Australia
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Aerial view of overwater bungalows
Aerial view of overwater bungalows in Bora Bora
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19 Night Transpacific Cruise

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Leaving from
Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii
Ovation of the Seas
Day Port
Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii
Departs at 6:00 PM
2 - 6
Day at sea
Papeete, Tahiti
From 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Moorea, French Polynesia
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10 - 12
Day at sea
International Date Line
Day at sea
Sydney, Australia
Arrives at 6:30 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Ovation of the Seas

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Ovation of the Seas
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Ovation of the Seas, Aerial View, Australia, Vietnam, and the Philippines
Aerial View of Ovation of the Seas Cruise Ship Visiting Australia, Vietnam, and the Philippines
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Ovation of the Seas
Welcome to one of the world's most innovative ships, filled with game changers, edge-of-your-seat entertainment, and dining that defies the imagination. Score 300-foot high views from the North Star®, order up a cocktail in binary at the Bionic Bar®, and enjoy a full-sensory aerial adventure in Live. Love. Legs.


Get ready to discover a world of new experiences as you sail between exotic shores. Like hanging ten on the FlowRider® surf simulator, scoring 300-foot-high views from the North Star®, feeling the thrill of free-fall on RipCord® by iFLY®, and sipping handcrafted cocktails paired with surreal views in Two70®.


You're in for a palate-pleasing adventure, from robot-crafted cocktails at Bionic Bar® and Mediterranean flavors at Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver, to an exclusive five-course epicurean experience at Chef's Table and Tuscan fare with Cali flair at Coastal Kitchen.


Score a front-row seat to jaw-dropping acrobatics and mesmerizing visual effects in Live. Love. Legs. Or watch what happens when music, cinematography and tech combine in Pixels.

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 6:00 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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Ripcord by iFly Instructor Helping Guest
Guests Watching a Man Enjoying the iFly
North Star Lounge Chairs
North Star Lounge Chairs in the Upper Deck

North Star®

It’s time to raise the bar on adventure — with 360-degree views of the world from 300 feet above sea level in the North Star® observation capsule — winner of the Guinness World Record for tallest viewing deck on a cruise ship.
Ripcord by iFly Instructor with a Kid
Boy Enjoying the iFly with Instructor

RipCord® by iFLY®

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.
Bumper Cars at the Sea Plex
Bumper Cars at Night


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 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 6:00 AM - 5:00 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 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: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Day 8
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 7:00 AM - 8:00 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 9: Moorea, French Polynesia

Day 9
French Polynesia
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Moorea, French Polynesia, Overwater Cabanas
Overwater cabanas in Moorea Island, French Polynesia
Things to do in
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 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 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 10 - 12: Cruising

Day 10 - 12
At Sea
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QN Culinary, specialty dining, smoking eggs, Wonderland, culinary, cuisine
Jamie's Italian Chicken Porcini Bruschetta
Chicken Porcini Bruschetta with Zesty Lime

Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver

At Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver, sit down to Tuscan-inspired cuisine crafted by one of Britain’s most famous chefs. Seasonal ingredients meet authentic recipes in family-style dishes that range from homemade pastas and classic Italian entrees, to contemporary creations infused with rustic influences.
QN Culinary, specialty dining, Nitro chocolate, Wonderland, culinary, cuisine


Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine is all about pushing the culinary envelope. Dishes are designed to tantalize your taste buds and present a visual feast. Find crispy crab cones topped with fluffy avocado mousse, gazpacho served with pepper spheres and bread foam, and dreamy desserts that will take your breath away. Pair your meal with cocktails described as “magical” elixirs crafted to deliver full-sensory experiences.
Tuna Wasabi Carpaccio Izumi
Tuna Wasabi Carpaccio served at Izumi, fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of Royal Caribbean's best cruise dining restaurants.


From delicious sushi rolls to fresh sashimi and nigiri, Izumi serves up an exotic Asian-inspired dining experience. Savor izakaya-style appetizers and rolls that range from classic to imaginative. No matter what you order, you’re in for a far out, Far East feast filled with incredible flavors from Tohoku to Tokyo.

Day 13: International Date Line

Day 13
International Date Line
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Two 70 Bar View
Two 70 Virtual Concert "Santa Fe & the Fat City Horns"
Pixels Original Production Show Logo Rainbow Colors
Logo for the Pixels original production show with the word in Rainbow pixels.


Art meets tech in this epic fusion of live performance, music and experimental cinematography. Pixels will show you how to view world through a whole new filter.
Ovation of the Seas, Live Love Legs Show
Acrobatic Performers on Live, Love, Legs Show

Live. Love. Legs.

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

Day 20: Sydney, Australia

Day 20
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Sydney, Australia, Aerial View
Aerial view of Double Bay in Sydney, Australia
Things to do in
Arrives at 6:30 AM
You won't have any trouble filling up an itinerary in Sydney — there's a wealth of sights, sounds and activities here to delight adventurers of all stripes. Visit one or all of the city's three iconic landmarks: the Sydney Opera House, the massive arched Harbour Bridge and white-sanded, crescent-shaped Bondi Beach. Get your culture on at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, with works from ancient tribal Australia to medieval Europe to modern times. Cruise to Sydney and check out the North Head Cliffs at Manly Beach, which offer panoramic views of the bay and the skyline, or go snorkeling along the underwater nature trail at secluded Gordon's Bay to spot starfish and sea urchins.
Sydney, Australia, Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia

Go in Circles

Circular Quay is the perfect place to start exploring Sydney. You can find the Opera House here, and Harbour Bridge is within walking distance. Stride into one of the many walking and pub tours that leave from here. Just 20 minutes away, you can stretch your legs on the iconic Harbour Bridge walk, the first of its kind in the world.
Insider tip
There are a surprising number of interesting museums in Sydney, including the Maritime Museum, which explores the seafaring history of the city.
Sydney, Australia, Manly beach
People enjoying Manly beach in Sydney, Australia

Get Manly

Bondi Beach gets all the attention, but Manly Beach in the Northern Beaches is a bit more local. The Corso is lined with shops and restaurants, including local favorite, Hugo's. If surfing is your thing, this is the place to be. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a fantastic way to soak in the city's coastline.
Sydney, Australia, The Gap at Watsons Bay
The Gap at Watsons Bay in Sydney, Australia

Walk Watsons

Hop on the ferry or one of the regular buses that go to Watsons Bay to enjoy the scenic hike around South Head. During your journey, you'll enjoy views of Sydney Harbour, North Head, the historic Hornby Lighthouse and, of course, the sapphire-blue Pacific Ocean. The Gap offers breathtaking views of the sea from the rocky cliffside.
Sydney, Australia, Fresh Rock oysters
A plate of fresh Sydney rock oysters

Local Cuisine

With all the water surrounding you, it's no surprise seafood takes center stage on many plates in the city. Head to Sydney Fish Market for giant Sydney Rock oysters or classic fish and ships. Stop into a local pie shop for a traditional Australian meat pie, or explore Sydney's international side with udon or ramen noodles at a Japanese noodle bar, or seek out shrimp dumplings in Chinatown.
Sydney, Australia, Opal ring
An opal ring displayed on a stone


There are plenty of shopping malls in the heart of the city, including Westfield Mall, Pitt Street Mall and the wonderful Queen Victoria Building, which is now a shopping mall featuring top designers. Seek out cutting boards made from local camphor laurel — they're not only beautiful but also have natural antimicrobial properties. During your Sydney cruise vacation, look for jewelry made from opal, the national gemstone of Australia.