Located on the ‘big island’ of Hawaii itself, Hilo is a typical Hawaiian town closed to the Wailuku State National Park, famous for the rainbow falls due to the shimmering colours cast by the spray reflecting the gorgeous light of the sun above. The distinctive ‘boiling pot’ lava pools bubbling away are also in the vicinity, along with Kilauea and Mauna Loa active volcanoes
Things to do in Hilo, Hawaii:
Wailuku State National Park
This scenic park is famous for two major natural attractions- the Boiling Pots and Rainbow Falls. The Boiling Pots are a series of hot pools flowing like bubbling water, while Rainbow Falls is an 80ft waterfall casting spectrums of light as the spray catches the sun.
Honolulu, Oahu - Overnight onboard
DAY 12-1326 Apr 2023
Honolulu is famous not only for laid-back Hawaiian style and gorgeous beaches, but also as the location of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which visitors can learn about at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. To explore the wilderness of Honolulu, the grand Iolani Palace and Nuʻuanu Pali mountain are also well worth a visit, while a Helicopter tour is a must for unrivalled views of land and sea.
Things to do in Honolulu, Oahu - Overnight onboard:
Pearl Harbor National Memorial
Also known as the USS Arizona Memorial, this floating shrine is only accessible by boat and sits directly over the sunken warship. The resting place of 1077 crewmembers whose names are enshrined on the memorial, here you can see parts of the craft still jutting out of the water.
Nuʻuanu Pali Mountain
This breath-taking vantage point offers unrivalled views of the Koolau Cliffs and Windward Coast. Nestled among mountain peaks at over a thousand feet high, visitors can take in the scenery of the lookout for free before carrying on to the town or coast.
This beautifully restored palace is a key part of Hawaii’s identity. Built in 1882, this restored landmark features original artefacts including furniture, accessories and photographs. Visitors can tour the palace, gallery and grounds self guided or with a guide.
DAY 1428 Apr 2023
Named after the light Hawaiian wood for making surf boards, Nawiliwili is the perfect destination for those looking for a grand panoramic view with many fantastic vantage spots, such as Kalalau lookout over the sea and Waimea canyon lookout with plunging waterfalls beyond. A helicopter tour is the best way to see the entire magnificent island at its best, while a Fern Grotto Tour treats visitors to tales of the region on a peaceful rowboat ride.
Things to do in Nawiliwili, Kauai:
Fern Grotto Tour
Located at the Wailua River, Fern Grotto is a beautiful lava rock grotto. Visitors can take river boat tours to explore this destination, known as the most romantic spot on Kauai, and hear songs and tales surrounding Hawaii.
DAY 2004 May 2023
Synonymous with Hollywood and the capital of show business, a tour of L.A’s iconic
Hollywood sign and star-studded walk of fame are simply a must. If you have more time, take in the views from Griffith Observatory, take a stroll along Santa Monica beach and pier, check out Hollywood Bowl or head to Universal Studios and Disney Land for some rollercoaster action
Things to do in Los Angeles:
Overlooking the Los Angeles basin, Griffith Observatory is a fantastic, free attraction. In the observatory itself, visitors will find fascinating planetarium shows, and in the surrounding area over 50 miles of beautiful hiking and cycling routes.
This iconic amphitheatre was recognised as one of the 10 best live music venues in the United States, and for good reason. Its unique band shell provides a stunning stage for hundreds of musical events every year visitors of all ages will love.
Venice Beach is a hub of art, entertainment, cuisine and shopping, known for its free-spirited, bohemian culture. Whether you’re strolling on the boardwalk or dining on the waterfront, you’ll be swept up in the fun-loving community of this beach town.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
The world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame is a must-visit on any trip to Los Angeles. Originating in the late 1950’s, this iconic landmark now comprises of over 2,600 stars with an average of two new stars being added every month. Visitors are free to watch these ceremonies.
Hollywood Hills and Sign
As one of the best ways to see the stunning views of Los Angeles, a hike through the Hollywood Hills is a must. With a range of different routes for beginners to avid adventurers, visitors can make their way close by the off-limits "Hollywood" sign
Opened in 1974 by J. Paul Getty, the Getty Museum showcases art and exhibitions across two campuses, the Getty Centre and Getty Villa. The first is home to Western Art from as early as the middle ages, while the Getty Villa houses art from Ancient Greece and Rome.
The Original Farmers Market
Originating in July 1934, the Farmers Market gained permanent stalls in just three months. Today, it is a hub of international cuisine, including fresh produce and authentic restaurants, and even offers tours to allow visitors to try many global delicacies.
Santa Monica Pier
What was created to dispose of sewage in 1909 has become a national icon. Over the years it has gained an amusement park, an aquarium, space for concerts and much more. Visitors can also fish or boat on the waters around the pier, an age-old tradition.
Warner Brothers Studio Tour
Visitors can discover the magic of Hollywood in a fascinating tour of the renowned Warner Brothers Studios. These tours combine the Golden age of Hollywood along with current TV and film production, bringing visitors to real-life working sets and classic memorabilia.
Bringing the magic of Disney to LA, Disneyland Park is a must-visit for travellers of all ages, featuring thrilling rides, exclusive shopping and lively entertainment. Visitors can also meet and greet their favourite characters and add an autograph to their books.
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Boasting hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and even rock climbing, this pleasant Californian park and nature reserve is perfect for outdoorsy cruisers, while nature-lovers can spot a number of interesting plants as well as gophers and even mountain lions.
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Customer reviews for Regatta
Based on 6 reviews
Value for money
Our cruise started in Papeete Tahiti after we had enjoyed a two day stay in Los Angeles on the way out to break our journey and a three night stay in the Intercontinental Resort Tahiti prior to embarkation. Whilst travelling out for the cruise we started to be aware of the Coronavirus spreading around the world rather quickly, however, we were committed to the holiday and there was no travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office that would have allowed us to cancel even if we had wanted to. Embarkation in Papeete was effortless and we were settled into our balcony cabin in record time. Having sailed with Oceania three times previously, we were quite used to the layout of the ship but were most impressed with the fantastic changes to the cabins and communal areas from the recent refit and upgrade. The cabin was beautifully presented and well thought out with an abundance of stowage space for all our clothes. Dining throughout the cruise in the Main Dining Room was a delight as were our visits to the two speciality restaurants of Polo Grill and Toscana. We ate most lunchtimes at the Terrace Grill and loved the outside seating, superb choice of food and impeccable service. As for the cruise itself, we departed Papeete and enjoyed calls at Moorea, Fakarava, Nuka Hiva and Rangiroa before the trip was cut short due to the first Coronavirus case being discovered in French Polynesia. Planned visits to Bora Bora and Raiatea were called off and we sailed back to Papeete instead for the final three days of the cruise. Let’s be honest, there are worse places to be berthed and we did receive a 50% future credit from Oceania for our troubles. Throughout the cruise I cannot praise highly enough the efforts the ship went through to maintain the highest of hygiene standards onboard, the measures were extremely reassuring and thorough throughout. Disembarkation was quick and well organised and we managed, despite a cancelled Virgin flight from LA to Heathrow, to get home as planned one day before the USA ban on the UK kicked in. We have been self isolating since. For those thinking of doing a similar trip, we can thoroughly recommend French Polynesia and Moorea in particular. However, be very careful when planning your journey home as you disembark early in the morning in Papeete and flights out are not until nearly midnight. Our advice is to book a hotel for that day which many had failed to do on our cruise and they were stuck with luggage for a very long day. Finally, ships tours remain extremely expensive but we managed to arrange locally at a fraction of the cost with little trouble.
6 Apr 2020
A wonderful 32 day cruise to the South Pacific. Starting in Sydney and ending in San Diego this was 32 days of heaven - many sea days of course as we travelled thousands of miles - but the beauty of places like Bora Bora and Rangiroa was outstanding. The Regatta is a small ship in comparison to many - just 600 passengers and 300+ crew but the sense of friendliness was apparent from day 1. The whole crew work as a family and from the Hotel Manager down are always very attentive and listen to any concerns/ requests you may have. The food is sublime - fresh, varied and delicious. You can request dishes not obviously available and they will oblige if they can. Cabins are clean and quite spacious but the ship is due for a refurb next year so the feel of it will change to a more modern decor. This is our second 32 day cruise with Oceania as their itineraries are fantastic. Highly recommended.
12 Apr 2019
Wonderful service food and all other areas thoroughly spoilt nothing too much trouble. All ports of call amazing Only slight criticism is on leaving ship in Tahiti we were taken to a very pleasant resort until our evening flight but it is too far from the main town and we would rather have not transited through Los Angeles due to the long distance from the stand the plane from Tahiti arrived on and the long wait at immigration. It took over 2 hours from landing to leaving the airport.
19 Mar 2019
Joined the ship for the Tasman Traveller cruise in Australasia. The ship was very comfortable, very clean but a little dated. The cabin bathrooms in particular were worn and impractical with bathtubs. But this will all change this year as it’s due a promising refurb. The staff were fantastic. Always happy, couteous and helpful. They were a real credit to the ship and the company should feel very proud to have them. Food was fabulous. I just wished sometimes that the choices and sides available (under covers etc) was better communicated and more vegetables were included. Entertainment was for a small ship surprisingly good. Trips were expensive but well organised and generally enjoyable. We would definitely like to cruise with Oceania again and will look out for any bargain opportunities with them.
24 Feb 2019
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