5 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise on Radiance of the Seas from Vancouver, British Columbia Astoria, Oregon, Coastal landscape and Columbia River
The 5 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia visits Astoria, Oregon; Santa Barbara, California; San Diego, California; Los Angeles, California. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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5 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise
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Explore Radiance of the Seas
Day 1 - Vancouver, British Columbia
Day 2 - Astoria, Oregon
Day 3 - Cruising
Day 4 - Santa Barbara, California
Day 5 - San Diego, California
Day 6 - Los Angeles, California
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Astoria, Oregon, Coastal landscape and Columbia River
View of the lush landscape surrounding Astoria, Oregon and the Columbia River
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5 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise

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Leaving from
Vancouver, British Columbia
Radiance of the Seas
Day Port
Vancouver, British Columbia
Departs at 4:00 PM
Astoria, Oregon
From 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day at sea
Santa Barbara, California
Tendered from 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
San Diego, California
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Los Angeles, California
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Radiance of the Seas

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Radiance of the Seas
A five-course epicurean extravaganza at Chef's Table. A stage-side spectacular of song and dance in City of Dreams. Movies by the pool and mini golf right on deck. Radiance of the Seas® transports you to far-off discoveries on land and at sea.


Adventure is waiting around every corner onboard Radiance of the Seas®. Join a game of mini golf or reach new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. Then unwind with a movie on the poolside screen or check into Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.


Prepare to fuel up on fare that's as thrilling as the destinations you'll visit, like authentic Tuscan flavors at Giovanni's Table and exotic Asian eats at Izumi. For contemporary steakhouse dining with a twist, head to Chops Grille℠. Or sit down to a five-course culinary journey at Chef's Table.

Day 1: Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 1
British Columbia
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Bridge to the City, Vancouver, British Columbia
Bridge to the City, Vancouver, British Columbia
Things to do in
Departs at 4:00 PM
Alive with the hum of high-energy adventure, Vancouver is a sophisticated cityscape on the edge of British Columbia’s wild interior. This multicultural city offers a bit of everything: big city buzz, sky-high mountains and Pacific beaches. If you’re a history buff you can view First Nations artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Take little ones to meet over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, or get a bird’s eye view of old-growth forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Horseshoe Bay salmon fishing… Granville Island paddle boarding… Grouse Mountain’s aerial tram— discover loads of outdoor adventure in Vancouver, from the bay to the backwoods.
Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia
Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia


Walk the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring 20th-century brick buildings and taking a selfie with the whistling Steam Clock. Explore Maple Tree Square, site of ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton’s first tavern, and then stroll under the elaborate Chinatown Millennium Gate. Eat Asian delights— or escape the bustle amid Dr. Su Yat-Sen’s peaceful gardens.
Insider tip
Canadians are known to offer a polite smile and “hello” when even greeting strangers.
Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia
Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia


Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike red cedar forest trails, relax beachside, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, or view the Brockton Point totem poles. Then walk along the Seawall, with the downtown skyline as your backdrop.
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia


Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with proper tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia


Vancouver’s cultural diversity is the key ingredient to its unique culinary scene. Dozens of food trucks, street food carts and farmers’ markets offer something for every taste. Farm-to-table dishes feature Fraser Valley duck and spot prawns. Enjoy an assortment of Asian cuisine, from Chinese dim sum to Japanese ramen. Then sip Okanagan Valley wine or Granville Island beer from Canada’s first microbrewery.
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia


Head to Robson Street for mainstream chain stores, or hit the quirky indie shops of Gastown, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Lonsdale Quay Market is home to 80 unique shops, while Granville Island’s art studios sell First Nations carvings and jewelry— plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

Day 2: Astoria, Oregon

Day 2
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Astoria, Oregon, City view with Astoria Megler bridge
Astoria, Oregon city view with the Astoria Megler bridge in the distance
Things to do in
From 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The culture of Astoria embraces both its seafaring blue-collar trade history and the burgeoning arts scene that draws artisans and creators alike. Stroll through downtown past the boutique shops, hip restaurants and museums. Check out the Oregon Film Museum housed in the old Clatsop County Jail — this is the spot where the opening chase scene from the Steven Spielberg's cult class "The Goonies" was filmed — and the Captian George Flavel House, a meticulously maintained American Queen Anne-style mansion. Cruise to Astoria and head to Fort Stevens National Park to see the Civil War-era fortifications and canoe on Lake Coffenbury.
Astoria, Oregon, Trolley on railroad
Trolley on railroad iin Astoria, Oregon

Trolley Adventure

The Astoria Trolley, known as Old 300, runs a three-mile route along the Columbia River and Astoria's historic downtown. Ride the full one-hour tour for $1, or get the $2 day pass that lets you hop on and off at restaurants, museums and other points of interest along the route.
Insider tip
Dress in layers so you're prepared for rain showers, which come and go even on sunny days.
Astoria, Oregon, Retired Coast Guard lightship Columbia
The retired Coast Guardf lightship Columbia in Astoria, Oregon

Soak in Some History

Columbia River Maritime Museum is dedicated to sharing the significance and the history of the Columbia River, the Coast Guard and all those who work on the water. The Lightship Columbia, a former floating lighthouse, is on display illuminating the challenges sailors had to overcome to pilot a boat from the Pacific into the Columbia River.
Insider tip
The best time to check out the Astoria column is in the late afternoon, or just as the sun sets.
Astoria, Oregon, Astoria Column monument
The Astoria Column monument in Oregon

Climb the Column

The Astoria Column is the highest point in the city, offering panoramic views of the area from its viewing platform at the top. The exterior of the tower is decorated with pictures that tell the history of Astoria, from its founding in 1811 to the arrival of the railroad.
Astoria, Oregon, Sliced duck breast
Sliced duck breast on a white plate with a fork

Local Cuisine

Astoria's penchant for embracing both tradition and the avant-garde is evident in its kitchens. Cruise to Astoria and stop by a chef-led restaurant for modernist plates that highlight local ingredients in dishes like Oregon albacore with preserved garlic or duck breast from a nearby farm served with roasted beets and turnips. And stop by one of the creative craft breweries that line the pier for a pint overlooking the Columbia River.
Astoria, Oregon, Fur coats
A rack with fur coats at a store


Since its founding as a fur trade depot, Astoria has been home to craftspeople and artists. Today, bespoke jewelry, wooden bow ties and artisan home goods are among the variety of crafts that pay homage to the creativity and history of this city. Look for shops in museums and in the downtown area with your Astoria cruise.

Day 3: Cruising

Day 3
At Sea
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Family Celebrating a Hole in One
Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas
Navigator of the Seas Adventure Ocean
Girl Playing with Dolls at Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean®

“Are we there yet?” is a thing of the past. We keep every kid entertained with games, events, age-appropriate activities and more in our award-winning youth program.
Solarium at Sunset
Sunset at the Solarium Pool


Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Whirlpool at Night
Beautiful Night on the Pool Deck


It’s easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you’re soaking up ocean views, too.
Spa Stone Massage
Woman Receiving a Spa Stone Massage

Spa & Fitness Center

A luxurious sanctuary offering signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out. Browse our spa menu for pricing.

Day 4: Santa Barbara, California

Day 4
Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara, California, Point Conception
View of Point Conception in Santa Barbara, California
Things to do in
Santa Barbara
Tendered from 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Known as "The American Riviera," Santa Barbara is home to endless hills that line the ocean's edge of central California. The glittering waters off of Leadbetter Beach, the sunny skies glistening off the Pacific Ocean and the red-tiled rooftops of Spanish-inspired homes make for unforgettable Californian sights. At first glance, it might seem like a relaxed coastal town, but life is anything but routine in Santa Barbara. Between visiting the two-dozen tasting rooms of the downtown Urban Wine Trail, kayaking through caves in Channel Islands National Park or stepping into the past at the Old Mission Santa Barbara, a historic landmark established in 1786, this city offers something for every discerning traveler year-round.
Santa Barbara, California, Old Mission
The Old Mission is Santa Barbara, California

Local La Historia

Founded by Europeans in 1786, Santa Barbara teems with centuries of history. To learn about the first inhabitants of the American Riviera, the Chumash Indians, visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, both of which are located downtown. If you're looking for Spanish inspiration, head to Old Mission Santa Barbara, the city's chief cultural landmark that was established in 1786.
Insider tip
While you can easily access downtown Santa Barbara by foot, you'll likely need a car to reach the surrounding areas like Montecito or Mission Canyon.
Santa Barbara, California, Channel Islands National Park
Santa Barbara, California, Channel Islands National Park

Natural Wonders

There is never a shortage of natural inspiration on this stretch of the California coast. Comprising five islands to the west of mainland Santa Barbara, the Channel Islands National Park is the perfect place for all types of adventure, from hiking the trails of Torrey Pines Forest on Santa Rosa to snorkeling among elkhorn and feather boa kelp underneath the Pacific waters. If you're on the lookout for local wildlife during your Santa Barbara cruise, join the Condor Express for a whale-watching adventure or hike the Romero Canyon Trailhead for a chance to catch a glimpse of the world's fastest flying bird, the peregrine falcon.
Insider tip
If you're traveling to Santa Barbara during the winter months, pack accordingly — even sunny California can get cool and rainy during these times.
Santa Barbara, California, Pier
View of Santa Barbara, California from the pier

Beach Bummin'

While the whole state of California is known for its beautiful beaches, the stretch along the Santa Barbara coast is particularly pristine. Head east from State Street, the main avenue for dining and shopping in the city, to easily access the clear blue waters of East Beach. If you're looking to reel in some fresh fish, head to Stearns Wharf, the oldest working pier in California. ExploreArroyo Burro Beach, Butterfly Beach in Montecito and Leadbetter Beach for surging, boogie boarding and paddle boarding adventures.
Insider tip
If you have extra time, rent a car to drive the scenic Route 1 Pacific Coast Highway, which leads straight up the coast of California.
Santa Barbara, California, Tamales
Two corn tamales on a colorful plate

Local Cuisine

As a world-class foodie destination, Santa Barbara will exceed your expectations in the food and wine category. Take a sip of full-bodied Californian Cabernet and Pinot Noir at each of the two-dozen stops along the Urban Wine Trail of downtown Santa Barbara, or head to State Street to taste the fresh delicacies of the Californian coast. Cruise to Santa Barbara to visit The Lark for half-shelled oysters and grilled Spanish octopus straight from the sea. Take a trip to La Super-Rica Taqueria, a location discovered by Julia Child herself, for their much-lauded corn tamales and tacos with handmade tortillas.
Santa Barbara, California, Shopping Center
Santa Barbara, California, Shopping Center


With the Santa Ynez mountains providing a stunning backdrop, State Street offers all the shopping you could ever hope for during your vacation. From linen clothing to Mexican chocolate, you can find anything along the bustling street. For souvenirs and keepsakes, head to Paseo Nuevo, one of Santa Barbara's open-air malls.

Day 5: San Diego, California

Day 5
San Diego
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San Diego, California Gaslamp Quarter Train
Gaslamp Quarter cityscape with red train in San Diego, California
Things to do in
San Diego
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Known for its year-round near-perfect temperatures and pristine beaches, San Diego offers adventure for travelers of all stripes. Visit San Diego and explore the city's vibrant art scene: Check out a local film festival, or catch a Shakespeare performance at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. After you get your creative fix, discover the city's rich military history at the USS Midway Museum. If physical activity is more your speed, catch some waves at La Jolla Beach, one of the country's best surf spots. Then pop over to nearby La Jolla Cove, where you can see seals and sea lions lounging in the California sunshine.
San Diego, California Balboa Park
Balboa Park's Casa de Balboa Building in San Diego, California

Park It in Balboa

With 1,200 acres of hiking trails, fountains, beautiful architecture, gardens and museums it is easy to spend an entire day getting lost in Balboa Park. There are also venues located in the park featuring numerous performing arts shows like concerts, plays and youth ballet performances.
Insider tip
Wear comfortable shoes for exploring, and carry a light jacket — this coastal city can get chilly in the evenings.
San Diego, California Aircraft Carrier
USS midway aircraft carrier in beautiful sky, in San Diego, California

Man the Cockpit

From the engine room to the flight deck, the USS Midway museum is home to 60 carefully preserved exhibit areas and 30 restored aircraft taking you on a unique warship journey the moment you step on board. You'll be able to climb into the cockpits, explore where the crew lived and even take a tour of the Captain's and Admiral's quarters.
Insider tip
If you head to Torrey Pines, familiarize yourself with their regulations such as hours of operation, trash disposal and hiking trails.
San Diego, California Sandstone Cliffs
Sandstone cliffs at Torrey Pines gliderport in Sand Diego, California

Urban Oasis

Another wide-open space right in San Diego is Torrey Pines Natural Reserve. Stretching across 1,500 acres of undeveloped land, you'll find unspoiled beaches, a lagoon and jaw-dropping landscapes. If hiking, enjoying a seaside picnic and Pacific Ocean views are your thing, you've come to the right place.
San Diego, California Carne Asada Fries
Fries with cheese, guacamole, and carne asada, in San Diego, California

Local Cuisine

San Diego's cuisine is the definition of diverse. Tuck into the Mexican-inspired but decidedly non-authentic local favorite of carne asada fries topped with slices of shaved beef, cotija, crema and guacamole. Indulge in decadent New American dishes like the duck fat fries at Searsucker. Italian more your style? Head to Cucina Urbana for pasta made with fresh, seasonal ingredients like local herbs and tomatoes.
San Diego, California Cat Figurines
Colorful cat figurines in old town San Diego, California


The shopping is endless in San Diego. Be sure to grab a local souvenir from Noon Designs. Choose from handcrafted jewelry, letterpress printed cards and goods by local artisans. If you're looking for something a little more mainstream while still keeping it local, head to The Gaslamp Quarter or Del Mar Plaza. Jump onbpoard a San Diego cruise and check out Old Town Market for unique, handcrafted tchotchkes like the animal-themed decor at Love My Pet.

Day 6: Los Angeles, California

Day 6
Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, California, Downtown Cityscape
The downtown cityscape in Los Angeles, California
Things to do in
Los Angeles
Arrives at 7:00 AM
The trend-setting global metropolis of Los Angeles has it all. Get to know the Entertainment Capital of the World: Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a drive down cinematic Sunset Boulevard. But there's a lot more to explore in LA than its star-studded heritage. Enjoy the 75 miles of coastline: Wander the famous canals of Venice Beach, or drive out to the more remote Malibu coast. Get your culture on at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, home to everything from ancient Islamic artifacts to contemporary American art. Or stretch your legs with a hike at Runyon Canyon Park — it offers great views of the surrounding hills and the iconic Hollywood sign.
Los Angeles, California, Point Dume
View of Point Dume in Malibu, California

Explore the Outer Beach Towns

Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu and Long Beach are four of Los Angeles' most popular beach destinations. Of the four, Malibu is the most remote and least urban — head here for surfing and stand-up paddleboarding. Depending on traffic, you can get to Long Beach in 40 minutes, while the others take around an hour.
Los Angeles, California, Famous Hollywood sign
The famous Hollywood sign in California

Star-Studded Trails

Snap a pic of the Hollywood sign, stroll down the Sunset Strip and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or visit Paramount Studios. You can see all of these and more on the Grand City Tour by StarLine Tours which operates two times a day, seven days a week.
Los Angeles, California, View from Runyon Canyon Park
The view of Los Angeles, California from Runyon Canyon Park

Hit the Hills

LA isn't only about urban adventure — the locals love the outdoors, too. Hike the hills at Runyon Canyon Park, where they also offer free outdoor yoga classes. Or hit the Griffith Park trails: Here, you can hike to Bronson Canyon, the entrance of which appears as the mouth of the Batcave in the 1960s version of "Batman."
Los Angeles, California, Chorizo Tacos
Chorizo tacos on a white plate with a sliced lime

Local Cuisine

As international and unique as its residents, the cuisine in Los Angeles is an experience all of its own. Indulge your sweet tooth with unique ice cream flavors like chocolate caramel potato chip cupcake at Salt and Straw. Stop by one of the many food trucks for carne asada tacos. Or head to high-end Nobu for classic sushi or new-school tuna sashimi tacos — it doesn't get more LA than that.
Los Angeles, California, Famous Rodeo Drive
View of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California


LA is known for its shopping, and the city's most iconic spot for retail is Rodeo Drive. Browse through high-end fashions, and maybe spot a few celebrities while you're there. Head to the Grove for more budget-friendly designer offerings, and stroll down Melrose Avenue if you're looking for boutiques and vintage items. For bargains on clothes, shoes and textiles, check out the Los Angeles Fashion District.