Transpacific Cruises – the Complete Guide and Booking Services

Transpacific cruise

What is a transpacific cruise? It is a cruise that includes in its itinerary crossing North or South Pacific Oceans. In my previous article I have already told you all about the transatlantic cruises. Is there any difference between them, other than ocean name? Yes! In this article you will get to know everything you need before purchasing a trans-pacific cruise.

The Pacific Ocean on the map and its reviews:

Sad turtleWhat is the main difference?

* Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world. It is exciting to think of crossing the largest ocean and probably, you will need a longer vacation for that.

* Exotic destinations. When crossing South Pacific Ocean you have a chance to see exotic landscapes, places, islands, beaches and cultures.

* More North American departure ports and what is good – New York included. That means, you can still cross the Pacific Ocean on a cruise ship without flying from the East to the West side of the US.

The best time to go on a transpacific cruise

Fall is the best time of year to cross the Pacific Ocean. Though, when it comes to ports of call, weather can differ so much depending on the country or island, you can not really guess what is awaiting you.

How long is a transpacific cruise?

16-18 nights – is the minimum length. Average is about 24. The longest currently available – 41 nights.

Trans-Pacific cruise costs

Prices for crossing the pacific are not very high per day but quite costly when it comes to payment for the whole trip. Also, prices vary depending on how luxury the cruise ship is. The lowest last minute or early booking price can start with 800$. Average price is about 1500-2500$ and luxury options go above 6000$. The cheapest transpacific cruises start in Tokyo, Japan.

Another affordable option to cross the ocean: Freighter cruises

Where to go?

Though, there are not so many transpacific cruises as compare to transatlantic, Pacific Ocean cruises have a great choice of destinations from North to South. Check out the map and departure ports below and pick, what you like the most.

Departure ports on the map:

North American departure ports:

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Seward, AK
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada

International departure ports:

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Otaru, Japan
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Yokohama, Japan

Currently, Australia has the best choices and the most departures.

Cruise lines that offer transpacific crossings

The following cruise lines offer transpacific cruises in 2020 – 2021 – 2022, please contact for current available options and prices:

Note: Travelrows LLC is a CLIA accredited travel company and will be happy to help you with booking (without any service fees) a transpacific or any other cruise. Contact us for details or questions.

  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Carnival Cruises
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Cunard Line
  • Holland America Line
  • Oceania Cruises
  • P&O Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises
  • Seabourn Cruises
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Viking Cruises
  • Windstar Cruises

What to do aboard?

Like many other cruises around the world, transpacific ones have a lot of entertainment aboard when crossing the ocean. Still, make a plan for the days in the open sea, especially for the days without wi-fi.

Some people mention in their reviews, that ocean-crossing cruises are super boring. If there is a very slight chance of you to be bored, think what you could do there before purchasing a cruise.

Raise your hand if you need a cruiseFrequently Asked Questions

What to wear on a transpacific cruise?

The best would be to get ready clothes for the ship and for ports of call. Check out average temperatures at ports of call during your travel and get some appropriate shoes for shore excursions. For the ship, get the most comfortable clothes and shoes for hanging out in the sea for a long time. Check with the cruise line if there is a special dress code for dinners and events.

Are there any transpacific cruises with the same departure and embark port?

Yes, they do exist. Itineraries, destinations and availability may change with time. Please contact us for help with finding them.

Are those cruises “repositioning”? 

Yes, they are considered to be repositioning as it is not a scheduled crossing plus they have different departure and embarkation ports. Though, if you compare them with transatlantic cruises, they sail all year round, not just fall and spring. Note, that there are still much more options in fall and spring and just some of them go in summer and winter.

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