“No Ka ‘Oi” of Hawaii with Explora Journeys by If Only

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Explora Journeys

Born from hundreds of years of seafaring history, Explora Journey’s incredible EXPLORA I ship has been meticulously designed to deliver the ultimate cruising experience. Featuring 461 refined ocean-front suites, more than 27,000 square feet of outdoor deck space, four swimming pools, outstanding wellness facilities and a variety of dining venues onboard, it embodies the relaxed luxury the brand is known for.

Get ready to be amazed by Hawaii’s awe-inspiring beauty, so full of primeval prettiness that it has to be seen to be believed. After six days of discovering islands big and small it’s onward, cruising majestically through Pacific waters to Canada’s west coast. Your adventure continues on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train with a front-row seat to some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery, before your journey draws to a close in the friendly city of Calgary. This itinerary is truly one of a kind, with a diversity of landscape and culture that is hard to match.


15 night stay from

£7,459 per person

Price includes:

  • Return fights 
  • Pre and post-cruise travel arrangements
  • 9 night cruise - Ocean Terrace Suite, all-inclusive

By land

Beginning your journey in Honolulu, you'll have three nights in a hotel to settle into beach life. Then, a 9-night cruise takes you to some of Hawaii's highlights on the Big Island and Kauai. Five days cruising across the Pacific Ocean brings you to Canada's west coast, where you'll stop off in Victoria on Vancouver Island before reaching your final port in Vancouver. Continuing into Canada's countryside, the Rocky Mountaineer train winds its way through spellbinding scenery before arriving in Banff, from which a shared bus transfer to Calgary brings your holiday to an end.

By sea

  • Oceanfront suites 
  • 4 swimming pools (3 outdoor, 1 indoor)
  • Indoor and outdoor bar and lounge spaces 
  • 9 culinary experiences 
  • Spa
  • Beauty salon
  • Fitness room
  • Casino
  • Art gallery
  • Onboard shops

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - 3

Arrive in Honolulu and transfer to your oceanfront hotel for the next three nights. Named after legendary surfer Duke Kahanamoku, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort offers top-notch facilities and the chance to learn how to ride the waves, Hawaii style!

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Day 4

Make your way to the port to meet your Explora Journeys ship ready for your departure tonight.

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Day 5

Located on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii, Kailua-Kona is the gateway to the island’s pristine beaches, volcanic landscapes and lush rainforest. Take a moment to connect with the spirit of Hawaii at Kaloko-Honokohau Historical Park.

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Day 6

A landscape so unspoiled that it was used as the backdrop to pre-historic thriller Jurassic Park, 97% of the land on Kauai is undeveloped mountain ranges and rainforests, leading to its reputation as ‘The Garden Isle’. Waimea Canyon, ‘the Grand Canyon of the Pacific’, impresses anyone lucky enough to visit with its breathtaking natural beauty and outdoor activities.

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Day 7 - 11

As you traverse the Pacific Ocean you can get to know every part of your exquisite ‘home at sea’. Wake up to endless ocean vistas from your sumptuous accommodation, complete with a private outdoor terrace to breathe in the sea air. Focus on your physical health in the ship’s onboard Fitness Centre before shifting your attention to spiritual wellness in the spa, where serene treatment rooms play host to expertly performed therapies and world-class facilities include a steam room, sauna and salt cave. Then it’s time to enjoy the selection of immersive dining experiences onboard - showcasing global flavours in sophisticated surroundings, with renowned guest chefs flaunting their talents in innovative and inspiring menus.

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Day 12

Arrive in the charming capital of British Columbia, perched on the southern edge of Vancouver Island. Wander through the city, where a mix of modern and colonial architecture sits against a backdrop of the magnificent Olympic Mountains or spend a few hours kayaking along the city’s coastline. Keep your eyes peeled for harbour seals, river otters and a variety of birdlife as you paddle.

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Day 13

After disembarking your ship in Vancouver, you’ll be transferred to your stylish hotel, Fairmont Pacific Rim, near the Coal Harbour Waterfront. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the city.

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Day 14

Transfer to the station and board the legendary Rocky Mountaineer train for your two-day journey to Banff. Enjoy sweeping views through panoramic windows and delicious cuisine as part of the SilverLeaf service as you wind through dramatic mountain passes on this historic route that connects Canada from east to west.

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Day 15

Continuing your journey by train today, you’ll pass shimmering lakes and towering mountains. Arrive in Banff in the evening and transfer to the 5 Star Fairmont Banff Springs located in Banff National Park.

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Day 16

There’s time to take in the breathtaking views from your hotel before you leave Banff and travel to Calgary International Airport (shared bus) for your flight back home.

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