A Transpacific cruise is a wonderful way to see the Far East, South Pacific, or Australia / New Zealand. Due to the tremendous distances traveled during a typical voyage, Transpacific itineraries can last anywhere from 10 days up to a month (or sometimes beyond). It is for this reason that they sail much less frequently than Transatlantic cruises. When offered, these sailings are not to be missed, mainly in part to their incredibly varied itineraries.
Generally speaking, these cruises will sail either a northern or southern route. The former stretches between Japan and Alaska, offering ports of call in both places, with additional stops in Russia, China, or other parts of the Far East. The latter runs between Los Angeles and the South Pacific. This itinerary usually includes ports in Hawaii, French Polynesia, New Zealand, and Australia.