The Unmistakable Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco


Pack your shades and get ready to explore the West Coast.
Discover your adventurous side with a cruise to wild West Coast of the U.S. and Canada. Take in the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles with a drive down Sunset Boulevard. Peruse through bustling Pike Place Market in Seattle, or head to Vancouver, Canada, and hike the exhilarating Grouse Grind to a panoramic chalet at the summit. Jump onboard a West Coast cruise to marvel at Alaska's glacial mountains from the deck of the ship as you cruise north. Or head south to Hawaii and marvel at the dramatic cliffsides and lush, green valleys of the Napali Coast.

The Weird West
Check out the island prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco. Eat a classic California burrito in San Diego, with French fries actually wrapped into the tortilla. Or try spam musubi — essentially spam sushi — in Hawaii.

Get Starstruck
A trip to the West Coast wouldn't be complete without a celeb spotting in Los Angeles. Take a tour of the Warner Brothers Studio, then head to Griffith Observatory for sprawling views of the city. End your day with a live performance at the Dolby Theater.


Perk Up
Cafe culture is huge on the west coast, so a visit wouldn't be complete without stopping by a local coffee shop and enjoying a warm cuparagraphCopy of joe. Get a scientifically precise pour over at Blue Bottle in San Francisco or a stoutly pulled espresso shot at Dubsea Coffee in Seattle.

Coast on Four Wheels
The rugged west coast is the perfect place to roll. Kauai, often called the Garden Island of Hawaii, is filled with lush forests, hiking trails and waterfalls. Perhaps the best way to see it all is on a 4x4 tour. Explore the unexplored parts of the island, and see why people from all over the world flock to its shores.

Find Your Wild Side
The national parks of the West Coast are full of natural wonders waiting to be discovered. Check out the exotic desert landscapes of Joshua Tree just outside Los Angeles. Hike through the rugged mountains of Olympic National Park near Seattle. Or go kayaking at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve near Victoria, British Columbia.

Explore Like a Local
West Coast life is all about being active and outdoors. Get a bird's-eye view from the Skywalk suspension bridge in Vancouver, or walk the city's Seawall Trail along the coastline.

Learn what adventures
Await you on the West Coast
West Coast cruises are packed with thrills of all varieties. From the islands of Hawaii and the mountains of Alaska to the glitz and glamour of California, there are endless ways to configure your vacation.
Alaska Mountains

Conquer the Last Frontier

Discover all that Alaska has to offer on one of Royal Caribbean's cruise tours that combines land and sea experiences. Explore Denali National Park by a signature park tour, and take a scenic tour through the Last Frontier in a glass-domed train car or dog sled to a glacier.

Vancouver Briny Oysters

The Best of the Pacific Northwest

Spend some time getting to know the rugged coastline of the Pacific Northwest. Get a bird's-eye view of Vancouver by sea plane. Enjoy a walking tour through Seattle, or drive along the Columbia River in Washington and up to Mount St. Helen's.

Insider Tips

1 Although the West Coast is known for its sunshine, it tends to cool off at night no matter the season, so pack light layers.
2 Hiking in Vancouver is a must! Be sure to pack insect repellent and bear spray to be cautious.
3 There's some etiquette to know when visiting Stanley Park in Vancouver. The majority of the path is a very strict one-way. If you get confused, refer to the signs providing direction all along the path, or ask a local to help you out.


From artisanal baked goods to ultra-fresh seafood, the creators of West Coast cuisine are committed to excellence.

The Old Way to Doughnut
When visiting Seattle, you need to try Top Pot Doughnuts. This doughnut shop is not only known for its hand-made circles of love but also its vintage aesthetic and commitment to doing things the old-fashioned (and delicious) way.

Take a Bite of Vancouver
Being that this city is located on the Pacific coast, you can enjoy some of the freshest fish in the world. On top of that, organic vegetables and locally sourced meats are plentiful at restaurants across the city. Head to Bluewater Cafe for cold briny oysters on the half shell.

Keep Your Cool
Beat the heat with the Hawaiian classic shaved ice. You'll find both locals and travelers enjoying this icy cool treat. What is shaved ice? It's a dessert made with ice finely shaved from a block, topped with fruit and fruit puree syrups. Head to Island Vintage Shaved Ice in Honolulu and order the lilikoi over soft serve ice cream.


Discover the West Coast's varied hubs of adventure. Experience the rugged coastlines of Washington and Oregon, the mountains of British Columbia, the turquoise waters of Hawaii and the wilderness of Alaska. Whichever west coast cruise you choose, you're sure to discover why so many call it the "best coast."

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