On this marvellous Pacific Cruise you board Royal Caribbean's luxurious liner Radiance of the Seas in the Hawaiian capital Honolulu then sail to other beautiful and exotic islands before beginning a relaxing five day cruise across the ocean which ends in the lovely Canadian city of Vancouver. Lots of great tours available and never a dull moment while on board mean you have all the making of a truly memorable holiday.
It may be worth arriving in Honolulu a few days before setting sail to give you time to explore this exciting destination. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial to find more about the World War II attack on Pearl Harbour or head to Waikiki Beach to watch the big wave surfers, hike to the top of the iconic Diamond Head State Monument for some breathtaking views or snorkel among the tropical fish and coral reefs at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, an important marine conservation area.
Today, after settling in to your suite or state room, you sail from Honolulu to Lahina where you can marvel at the awesome power of Maui’s most impressive landmark, Haleakala, the world's largest dormant volcano, from its highest point. Take a turn on the boards in this surfers’ paradise or hike through the rainforest and plunge into natural pools and waterfalls. Visit tropical plantations, snorkel and scuba dive off the fantastic beaches or take a whale watching tour.
Pure Kona coffee is exclusive to Kona and today you can visit a coffee farm, see how the crop is processed and taste the different varieties. Immerse yourself in the clear, calm waters of Kealakekua Bay and spot dolphins, Hawaiian green sea turtles or graceful manta rays. Or you can discover Historic Kailua Village where you'll find great shops and restaurants and for Hawaiian culture, visit Hulihee Palace, a former holiday home of island royalty.
Another day, another destination and plenty of tours to choose from that can be booked on board. Cycle close to a fiery crater on an unforgettable adventure. Volcanoes influence every aspect of this stunning island, from the exotic flowers, fruits and plants in the tropical botanical gardens to the interior’s fizzing geothermal pools and waterfalls. The fascinating Imiloa Astronomy Centre explores the origins of the earth and the influence of Hawaiian culture on music and exploration.
Today you visit the last of the Hawaiian islands on the cruise. You can be wow’ed by a helicopter tour, a great way to see the lush tropical landscape of Kauai, one of the smaller islands. Discover the Napali Coast, where Jurassic Park was filmed, or Wailua Falls, which served as the backdrop for the television series Fantasy Island. Relax on an idyllic river boat trip to the Fern Grotto or head to Kalapaki Beach for swimming, surfing, snorkelling or shopping.
The first of your five relaxing full days at sea and a great time to get to know Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas and all that she has to offer. You can chill out in a bar, lounge by the pool or enjoy a relaxing beauty treatment in the spa. For simple pleasures, why not try a game of table tennis? Or if you’re feeling energetic, now’s the chance to check out all the amazing activities the ship has to offer, from spectacular, West-End-style entertainment to adrenalin-charged sports.
You see the world like never before on board Radiance of the Seas, where the sun streams in through acres of glass that offer the best sea views around. Combine this with fantastic activities, amazing entertainment throughout the day and night, delectable dining and a great spa and fitness centre to be enjoyed, and you'll be pinching yourself every minute of every day during your time crossing the Pacific Ocean to Vancouver.
Food plays a big part of any cruise and when it comes to dining, you're spoilt for choice on board Radiance of the Seas, with a variety of sensational restaurants serving cuisine from around the globe. You can choose a different speciality eatery every night and give your taste buds a real treat throughout the day. And to work up an appetite the ship has a rock wall to test the bravest climbers and a whole range of sporting activities.
The Radiance of the Seas is a famiily friendly cruise liner and children of all ages being catered for with fun events throughout the day. While mum and dad are relaxing with a book beside one of the pools the kids will find plenty to keep them occupied. Whether you're a tiny tot or a great grandparent, there are amazing adventures on this state of the art liner and all the suites and staterooms are comfortable and stylish.
The last of your full days at sea so make the most of it. You should try at least one new experience and perhaps treat yourself to a pampering treatment in the ship's elegant spa. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner and a special show in the theatre before saying farewell to new found friends as the Radiance of the Seas nears your final destination on the cruise, the wonderful Canadian city of Vancouver, where you dock early tomorrow.
Today your luxurious cruise comes to an end when you arrive into Vancouver, and it may be worth extending your holiday by a few days and exploring the city. Surrounded by breathtaking mountains and sea, Vancouver has it all, from snow sports and sandy beaches to forest trails and seawall bike lanes. Soak up the atmosphere in buzzing Granville Island, with its waterfront cafes, walk around Stanley Park, go shopping in Robson Street and visit historic Gastown.