What Is a Transpacific Cruise?

One of the top factors in choosing a cruise is choosing the location, such as the Pacific Ocean. What is a transpacific cruise? Learn more in this article.

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The Pacific Ocean is the world’s largest ocean, and definitely worth exploring. What better way to see the Pacific Ocean than on a cruise There are a variety of different cruises that touch the Pacific Ocean. But for the most worthwhile experience, you should choose a transpacific cruise.

What Is a Transpacific Cruise?

A transpacific cruise is simply a cruise that sails along the Pacific Ocean. This is in contrast to a transatlantic cruise that crosses the Atlantic Ocean.

The Pacific Ocean is the world’s largest body of water, so many transpacific cruises are longer than the average cruise, with many lasting 14 to 30 days. What’s so appealing about this type of cruise? Let’s find out.

Why Choose a Transpacific Cruise?

You may choose a transpacific voyage over another cruise itinerary for many reasons. As mentioned, transpacific cruises are usually lengthier, so they’re a good choice if you want to be on the ocean for a few weeks. 

These types of cruises also offer exceptional new experiences based on their different ports. Some experiences you may look forward to on a transpacific cruise include snorkeling in the coral reef, learning to surf, spending days on pristine beaches, and diving into Polynesian culture.

Transpacific Cruise
Transpacific Cruise (Photo Credit: Ramunas Bruzas / Shutterstock)

Finally, what’s cool about transpacific cruises is that many cross the International Date Line, which runs between the North and South Pole and serves as the boundary between one calendar day and the next.

So if you’ve always wanted to time travel, a these cruises may be your best bet! Let’s look at cruise lines that offer this unique type of cruise.

Cruise Lines that Offer Transpacific Cruises

Several cruise lines offer transpacific sailings. The major cruise lines include Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises. Let’s look at each of these cruise lines’ offerings. 

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean has some of the most popular transpacific cruises. Royal Caribbean’s transpacific cruises cross hemispheres. They offer a transpacific cruise from Sydney to Seattle, meaning you should be prepared to experience several different weather changes. 

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises has transpacific cruises that vary from 15 to 19 days across the Pacific Ocean. Their cruise itineraries are usually between North America and Asia or Australia.

Moorea island, French Polynesia, Tahiti
Moorea island, French Polynesia, Tahiti (Photo Credit: Iryna Makukha / Shutterstock)

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line offers various transpacific cruises ranging from 18 to 30 days. Their cruises start and end at a variety of locations, such as Manila, Brisbane, Los Angeles, Singapore, Seattle, and Alaska.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line’s transpacific offerings for guests often change, but they typically have at least one of theses voyages going at some point during the year. Make sure to keep tabs on their website for all of the updates. 

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises offers cruises to Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific. Most sailings originate from North or South America, as well as Australia, with many interesting ports along the way.

Transpacific Cruises FAQ

Where Do Transpacific Cruises Go?

Transpacific cruises typically make stops at exotic islands across the Pacific Ocean. These islands may include: Tahiti, Bora Bora, Hawaii, Easter Island, and Vancouver Island.

What’s the Best Time of Year for a Transpacific Cruise?

Royal Caribbean says the best time to take a transpacific cruise is during the Southern Hemisphere’s winter – from May to October. This is because their summer months are cyclone season, which may hinder or limit your cruise experience. 

Wrap-Up: Add a Transpacific Cruise To Your Bucket List

A transpacific cruise is a unique cruising experience that everyone should do at least once. Not only do you get to stop along various ports with unique cultures, but it’s also a longer experience, giving you more time to soak up your cruise. 

Hopefully, you’ve learned what this type of cruise is and are inspired to make sure your next cruise explores the Pacific Ocean. Plus, you’ll get to cross the International Date Line off of your bucket list!

Haiyan Ma
Haiyan Ma
I absolutely love cruising with my favorite ports of call being in the Caribbean. As a former crew member for Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival Cruise Line I can continue my passion by sharing my experiences with readers. Find out more about us here.


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