7 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise on Serenade of the Seas from San Diego, California Seattle, Washington Mountains
The 7 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise from San Diego, California visits San Francisco, California; Astoria, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Vancouver, British Columbia. 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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7 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Serenade of the Seas
Day 1 - San Diego, California
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - 4 - San Francisco, California
Day 5 - Cruising
Day 6 - Astoria, Oregon
Day 7 - Seattle, Washington
Day 8 - Vancouver, British Columbia
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Seattle, Washington Mountains
View of mountains in Seattle, Washington
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7 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise

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Leaving from
San Diego, California
Serenade of the Seas
Day Port
San Diego, California
Departs at 5:00 PM
Day at sea
3 - 4
San Francisco, California
From Day 3, 7:00 AM - Day 4, 6:00 PM
Day at sea
Astoria, Oregon
From 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Seattle, Washington
From 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Vancouver, British Columbia
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*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
Get to know
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: San Diego, California

Day 1
San Diego
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San Diego, California Gaslamp Quarter Cityscape
Gaslamp Quarter cityscape at sunset in San Diego, California
Things to do in
San Diego
Departs at 5:00 PM
Known for its year-round near-perfect temperatures and pristine beaches, San Diego offers adventure for travelers of all stripes. Visit San Diego and explore the city's vibrant art scene: Check out a local film festival, or catch a Shakespeare performance at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. After you get your creative fix, discover the city's rich military history at the USS Midway Museum. If physical activity is more your speed, catch some waves at La Jolla Beach, one of the country's best surf spots. Then pop over to nearby La Jolla Cove, where you can see seals and sea lions lounging in the California sunshine.
San Diego, California Balboa Park
Balboa Park's Casa de Balboa Building in San Diego, California

Park It in Balboa

With 1,200 acres of hiking trails, fountains, beautiful architecture, gardens and museums it is easy to spend an entire day getting lost in Balboa Park. There are also venues located in the park featuring numerous performing arts shows like concerts, plays and youth ballet performances.
Insider tip
Wear comfortable shoes for exploring, and carry a light jacket — this coastal city can get chilly in the evenings.
San Diego, California Aircraft Carrier
USS midway aircraft carrier in beautiful sky, in San Diego, California

Man the Cockpit

From the engine room to the flight deck, the USS Midway museum is home to 60 carefully preserved exhibit areas and 30 restored aircraft taking you on a unique warship journey the moment you step on board. You'll be able to climb into the cockpits, explore where the crew lived and even take a tour of the Captain's and Admiral's quarters.
San Diego, California Sandstone Cliffs
Sandstone cliffs at Torrey Pines gliderport in Sand Diego, California

Urban Oasis

Another wide-open space right in San Diego is Torrey Pines Natural Reserve. Stretching across 1,500 acres of undeveloped land, you'll find unspoiled beaches, a lagoon and jaw-dropping landscapes. If hiking, enjoying a seaside picnic and Pacific Ocean views are your thing, you've come to the right place.
San Diego, California Carne Asada Fries
Fries with cheese, guacamole, and carne asada, in San Diego, California

Local Cuisine

San Diego's cuisine is the definition of diverse. Tuck into the Mexican-inspired but decidedly non-authentic local favorite of carne asada fries topped with slices of shaved beef, cotija, crema and guacamole. Indulge in decadent New American dishes like the duck fat fries at Searsucker. Italian more your style? Head to Cucina Urbana for pasta made with fresh, seasonal ingredients like local herbs and tomatoes.
San Diego, California Cat Figurines
Colorful cat figurines in old town San Diego, California


The shopping is endless in San Diego. Be sure to grab a local souvenir from Noon Designs. Choose from handcrafted jewelry, letterpress printed cards and goods by local artisans. If you're looking for something a little more mainstream while still keeping it local, head to The Gaslamp Quarter or Del Mar Plaza. Jump onbpoard a San Diego cruise and check out Old Town Market for unique, handcrafted tchotchkes like the animal-themed decor at Love My Pet.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
At Sea
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Family Playing Mini Golf
Girl Learning to Play Mini Golf with her Father
Allure of the Seas Mini Golf Course
Allure of the seas, Dunes, golf, games,

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.
Man Arrive on the top of the Rock Wall
Man Climbing Down 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 3 - 4: San Francisco, California

Day 3 - 4
San Francisco
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San Francisco, California Painted Ladies
View of Painted Ladies from Alamo Square in San Francisco, California
Things to do in
San Francisco
From Day 3, 7:00 AM - Day 4, 6:00 PM
California's City by the Bay is a melting pot of cultures and natural beauty waiting to be explored. Stroll Fisherman's Wharf and see the sea lions gathered to soak up the sun at Pier 39. Cruise to San Francisco and take the ferry out to Alcatraz to learn about the history of one of the nation's most infamous prisons — the ride offers some of the best views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Or explore one of San Francisco's unique neighborhoods: Head to the Mission and fuel up on house-roasted pour-over coffee as you peruse the hip bookstores and record shops. Or check out the impressive Palace of Fine Arts, surrounded by waters frequented by ducks, geese and swans.
San Francisco, California Marin Headlands
View of Golden Gate bridge from Marin Headlands

Wander the Marin Headlands

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge to the Marin Headlands for the best views of the famed bridge. Park a bit up the road and wander down the path for different perspectives. End up at Battery Spencer Park and snap a photo of the landmark that looks good on any day.
Insider tip
Wear your walking shoes: San Francisco is full of hills, so comfort is key.
San Francisco, California Castro District Rainbow Crosswalk
Castro District Rainbow Crosswalk intersection in San Francisco, California

Mission Possible

From Castro Street to Clarion Alley, the streets are full of color in the Mission. Spend a few hours walking around this quirky neighborhood, and discover brightly painted murals and creative street art. Stumble into one of the local shops near Castro Theater for an afternoon espresso.
Insider tip
Make sure you have cash or a One-Day Passport before boarding the Cable Cars. Conductors will not accept credit card.
San Francisco, California Alcatraz Aerial
Aerial view of the prison island of Alcatraz in San Francisco, California

Afternoon at Alcatraz

Board the ferry to Alcatraz from Fisherman's Wharf and walk the cell blocks that were once home to America's most notorious criminals, including Al Capone. Spend a few hours experiencing the Rock's mystique by visiting the Cell House and gardens, and hear firsthand experiences of time spent at the infamous prison.
San Francisco, California Sour Dough Bread Soup
Sour Dough Bread Soup with cheese, famous in San Francisco, California

Local Cuisine

San Francisco has a lot of delicious food — but you've got to grab something in a sourdough bread bowl. Fill it with clam chowder or chili, and wash it down with a frosty Anchor Steam, one of the first American craft brews after Prohibition. If you've still got room left, head to the Mission: Feast on carne asada burritos, or try the cult classic bread or sticky buns at Tartine bakery.
San Francisco, California Turquoise Jewelry
Turquoise jewelry in Union Square, San Francisco, California


Shop till you drop in Union Square. Home to massive department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Bloomingdale's and more — it's the shopaholic's dream location. Jump onboard a San Francisco cruise and head to Fisherman's Wharf to pick up a souvenir from one of the many gift shops in the tourist district.

Day 5: Cruising

Day 5
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.
Salad - Chops Grille
Salad served at the fine dining steakhouse, Chops Grille. Best cruise vacation restaurant dining served table side.

Chops Grille

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.
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.

Day 6: Astoria, Oregon

Day 6
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Astoria, Oregon, City view with Astoria Megler bridge
Astoria, Oregon city view with the Astoria Megler bridge in the distance
Things to do in
From 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The culture of Astoria embraces both its seafaring blue-collar trade history and the burgeoning arts scene that draws artisans and creators alike. Stroll through downtown past the boutique shops, hip restaurants and museums. Check out the Oregon Film Museum housed in the old Clatsop County Jail — this is the spot where the opening chase scene from the Steven Spielberg's cult class "The Goonies" was filmed — and the Captian George Flavel House, a meticulously maintained American Queen Anne-style mansion. Cruise to Astoria and head to Fort Stevens National Park to see the Civil War-era fortifications and canoe on Lake Coffenbury.
Astoria, Oregon, Trolley on railroad
Trolley on railroad iin Astoria, Oregon

Trolley Adventure

The Astoria Trolley, known as Old 300, runs a three-mile route along the Columbia River and Astoria's historic downtown. Ride the full one-hour tour for $1, or get the $2 day pass that lets you hop on and off at restaurants, museums and other points of interest along the route.
Insider tip
Dress in layers so you're prepared for rain showers, which come and go even on sunny days.
Astoria, Oregon, Retired Coast Guard lightship Columbia
The retired Coast Guardf lightship Columbia in Astoria, Oregon

Soak in Some History

Columbia River Maritime Museum is dedicated to sharing the significance and the history of the Columbia River, the Coast Guard and all those who work on the water. The Lightship Columbia, a former floating lighthouse, is on display illuminating the challenges sailors had to overcome to pilot a boat from the Pacific into the Columbia River.
Insider tip
The best time to check out the Astoria column is in the late afternoon, or just as the sun sets.
Astoria, Oregon, Astoria Column monument
The Astoria Column monument in Oregon

Climb the Column

The Astoria Column is the highest point in the city, offering panoramic views of the area from its viewing platform at the top. The exterior of the tower is decorated with pictures that tell the history of Astoria, from its founding in 1811 to the arrival of the railroad.
Astoria, Oregon, Sliced duck breast
Sliced duck breast on a white plate with a fork

Local Cuisine

Astoria's penchant for embracing both tradition and the avant-garde is evident in its kitchens. Cruise to Astoria and stop by a chef-led restaurant for modernist plates that highlight local ingredients in dishes like Oregon albacore with preserved garlic or duck breast from a nearby farm served with roasted beets and turnips. And stop by one of the creative craft breweries that line the pier for a pint overlooking the Columbia River.
Astoria, Oregon, Fur coats
A rack with fur coats at a store


Since its founding as a fur trade depot, Astoria has been home to craftspeople and artists. Today, bespoke jewelry, wooden bow ties and artisan home goods are among the variety of crafts that pay homage to the creativity and history of this city. Look for shops in museums and in the downtown area with your Astoria cruise.

Day 7: Seattle, Washington

Day 7
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Seattle, Washington Downtown Skyline
Seattle downton skyline with Space Needle and Mount Rainer in Seattle, Washington
Things to do in
From 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Seattle is a young city, but it's short history is part of the landscape and charm. Cruise to Seattle and check out the Hiram Chittenden Locks in the Ballard neighborhood — this impressive feat of engineering passed its first ship through in 1916, and today, it's one of the busiest lock systems in the U.S. Then, stroll through the nearby Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens, an English-style landscape garden with over 1,500 varieties of plants. Or head to Gas Works Park, on the grounds of the former Seattle Gas Light Company: This former business is now a prime vantage point to view the Seattle skyline. And don't miss the famous Space Needle: From the top, you can take in clear views of the bay, the Cascade Mountains and Mount Rainier.
Seattle, Washington Space Needle
View of the Space Needle from below in Seattle, Washington

Seek Out the Center

The Seattle Center was home of the 1962 World's Fair, which portrayed a mid-century view of the Land of Tomorrow. Since the fair, this 74-acre park has remained a cultural hub within the city. Get a good look at Seattle with a 360-degree view from the observation deck of the Space Needle, or check out the Museum of Pop Culture, which has exhibits on popular music as well as science fiction and fantasy in film and television.
Seattle Washington The Needle City Views
A view of the needle amongst the skyscraper building in Seattle Washington

Waterfront Wonders

The Seattle Center complex encompasses an assortment of impressive attractions. View colorful masterpieces by glassblower Dale Chihuly at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. Explore the Pacific Science Center or the Museum of Pop Culture. Then take in sweeping city views from the top of the 605-foot-tall Space Needle.
Seattle, Washington Underground
Tour of Seattle's underground level in Washington

Relive the Gold Rush

The Seattle Underground tour takes you under the city to the Gold Rush-era streets of Seattle, before the city was rebuilt on top of itself. Then, head to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Pioneer Square, where you can get even more info on the Gold Rush and how it shaped the city.
Seattle, Washington Crab Legs
Assorted Dungeness crab legs with butter mustard sauce and fresh lemons in Seattle, Washington

Local Cuisine

Seafood is king in Seattle. Geoduck clams, Penn Cove mussels and Dungeness crab are some of the most sought-after local specialties. At Pike Place, pick up curried beef bao, a Chinese-style dumpling best eaten by hand. For a snack or breakfast, head to Coyle's Bakeshop and pick up a cretzel, a pretzel-croissant combo that's all the rage among locals.
Seattle, Washington Marketplace
Kiosk selling jewelry in a markeplace in Seattle, Washington


Shopping in Seattle means a visit to Pike Place Market — first opened in 1907, the historic marketplace is the go-to spot not only for fresh produce but also for artisan crafts ranging from handmade jewelry to ceramics and beauty products. During your Seattle cruise vacation, head to Ballard Avenue NW for hip boutiques, and shop for big brands downtown.

Day 8: Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 8
British Columbia
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Things to do in
Arrives at 7:00 AM
Alive with the hum of high-energy adventure, Vancouver is a sophisticated cityscape on the edge of British Columbia’s wild interior. This multicultural city offers a bit of everything: big city buzz, sky-high mountains and Pacific beaches. If you’re a history buff you can view First Nations artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Take little ones to meet over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, or get a bird’s eye view of old-growth forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Horseshoe Bay salmon fishing… Granville Island paddle boarding… Grouse Mountain’s aerial tram— discover loads of outdoor adventure in Vancouver, from the bay to the backwoods.


Walk the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring 20th-century brick buildings and taking a selfie with the whistling Steam Clock. Explore Maple Tree Square, site of ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton’s first tavern, and then stroll under the elaborate Chinatown Millennium Gate. Eat Asian delights— or escape the bustle amid Dr. Su Yat-Sen’s peaceful gardens.
Insider tip
The Seabus runs every 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver and offers fantastic skyline views.


Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike red cedar forest trails, relax beachside, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, or view the Brockton Point totem poles. Then walk along the Seawall, with the downtown skyline as your backdrop.


Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with proper tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.


Vancouver’s cultural diversity is the key ingredient to its unique culinary scene. Dozens of food trucks, street food carts and farmers’ markets offer something for every taste. Farm-to-table dishes feature Fraser Valley duck and spot prawns. Enjoy an assortment of Asian cuisine, from Chinese dim sum to Japanese ramen. Then sip Okanagan Valley wine or Granville Island beer from Canada’s first microbrewery.


Head to Robson Street for mainstream chain stores, or hit the quirky indie shops of Gastown, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Lonsdale Quay Market is home to 80 unique shops, while Granville Island’s art studios sell First Nations carvings and jewelry— plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.