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Hawaii Travel Guide

Are you thinking about a cruise to Hawaii? Great choice! Hawaii is more than just a group of islands. It's a place of stunning beaches, fun activities, and interesting history. Each island has something special to offer, making your trip full of surprises.

One big reason people love Hawaii is its nature. Imagine stepping off the ship and seeing beaches with different colored sands - gold, red, black, and even green! The islands have warm weather all year, perfect for outdoor fun whether you're there in January or June..

But there's more to Hawaii than just pretty views. The local culture is amazing! You'll notice the friendly spirit of the people in Hawaii the moment you arrive; they call it the 'Aloha spirit.' There's also unique music and dance everywhere and festivals that are so much fun to be part of. And for the history buffs, places like Pearl Harbor are must-sees, making the trip both fun and educational..

Why cruise to Hawaii? It's simple. You get to see all the best spots without the hassle of planning travel between islands. So, you're not just going on a cruise; you're signing up for an easy-going adventure. Whether you're there for the beaches, the culture, or the history, a cruise to Hawaii gives you a taste of it all. It's a no-stress way to see a beautiful place. With cruise line volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 80% versus the brochure price! Book your Hawaii cruise today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted cruise headquarters.

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NorwegianPride of AmericaHawaiiHonoluluHonolulu7 NightsHilo, HI | Honolulu, HI | Kahului (maui), HI | Kona, HI | Nawiliwili (kauai), HI$1,399
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NorwegianPride of AmericaHawaiiHonoluluHonolulu7 NightsHilo, HI | Honolulu, HI | Kahului (maui), HI | Kona, HI | Nawiliwili (kauai), HI$1,799
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NorwegianPride of AmericaHawaiiHonoluluHonolulu7 NightsHilo, HI | Honolulu, HI | Kahului (maui), HI | Kona, HI | Nawiliwili (kauai), HI$1,699
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NorwegianPride of AmericaHawaiiHonoluluHonolulu7 NightsHilo, HI | Honolulu, HI | Kahului (maui), HI | Kona, HI | Nawiliwili (kauai), HI$1,649
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NorwegianPride of AmericaHawaiiHonoluluHonolulu7 NightsHilo, HI | Honolulu, HI | Kahului (maui), HI | Kona, HI | Nawiliwili (kauai), HI$1,749
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NorwegianPride of AmericaHawaiiHonoluluHonolulu7 NightsHilo, HI | Honolulu, HI | Kahului (maui), HI | Kona, HI | Nawiliwili (kauai), HI$1,649
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Holland AmericaWesterdamAsiaSeattleSeattle53 NightsDutch Harbor, Alaska | Fukuoka, Japan | Hakodate, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Honolulu, Hawaii | Hubbard Glacier | Ishigaki, Japan | Juneau, Alaska | Kanazawa, Japan | Kauai, Hawaii | Kobe, Japan | Kochi, Japan | Kodiak, Alaska | Kushiro, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan | Naha, Japan | Sakaiminato, Japan | Seattle, Washington | Sitka, Alaska | Toyama, Japan | Vancouver, Canada | Yokohoma, Japan$6,999
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Holland AmericaWesterdamAsiaVancouverSeattle51 NightsDutch Harbor, Alaska | Fukuoka, Japan | Haines, Alaska | Hakodate, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Honolulu, Hawaii | Hubbard Glacier | Ishigaki, Japan | Kanazawa, Japan | Kauai, Hawaii | Kochi, Japan | Kushiro, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan | Naha, Japan | Osaka, Japan | Sakaiminato, Japan | Seattle, Washington | Shimizu, Japan | Sitka, Alaska | Toyama, Japan | Vancouver, Canada | Yokohoma, Japan$6,734
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NorwegianPride of AmericaHawaiiHonoluluHonolulu7 NightsHilo, HI | Honolulu, HI | Kahului (maui), HI | Kona, HI | Nawiliwili (kauai), HI$1,799
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CunardQueen ElizabethUSAVancouverSydney38 NightsApia, Western Samoa | Auckland, New Zealand | Bay Of Islands, New Zealand | Glacier Bay, Alaska | Honolulu, Hawaii | Hubbard Glacier | International Dateline | Juneau, Alaska | Ketchikan, Alaska | Melbourne, Australia | San Francisco, California | Sitka, Alaska | Skagway, Alaska | Sydney, Australia | Vancouver, Canada | Victoria, British Columbia$2,308
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PrincessRuby PrincessHawaiiVancouverVancouver16 NightsHilo, Hawaii | Honolulu, Hawaii | Kauai, Hawaii | Lahaina, Hawaii | Vancouver, Canada$1,399
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NorwegianPride of AmericaHawaiiHonoluluHonolulu7 NightsHilo, HI | Honolulu, HI | Kahului (maui), HI | Kona, HI | Nawiliwili (kauai), HI$1,899
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CunardQueen ElizabethUSAVancouverSydney28 NightsApia, Western Samoa | Auckland, New Zealand | Bay Of Islands, New Zealand | Honolulu, Hawaii | International Dateline | Melbourne, Australia | San Francisco, California | Sydney, Australia | Vancouver, Canada$1,651
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Carnival LuminosaFijiSeattleSydney22 NightsHonolulu, Hawaii | International Dateline | Moorea, French Polynesia | Papeete, French Polynesia | Seattle, Washington | Suva, Fiji | Sydney, Australia$1,349
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Celebrity EdgeHawaiiVancouverHonolulu13 NightsAstoria - Oregon | Hilo - Hawaii | Honolulu - Oahu - Hawaii | Kailua Kona - Hawaii | Lahaina - Maui - Hawaii | Vancouver - British Columbia$1,928
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NorwegianPride of AmericaHawaiiHonoluluHonolulu7 NightsHilo, HI | Honolulu, HI | Kahului (maui), HI | Kona, HI | Nawiliwili (kauai), HI$1,949
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Holland AmericaWesterdamAsiaYokohomaSeattle34 NightsFukuoka, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Honolulu, Hawaii | Ishigaki, Japan | Kanazawa, Japan | Kauai, Hawaii | Kobe, Japan | Kochi, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan | Naha, Japan | Sakaiminato, Japan | Seattle, Washington | Toyama, Japan | Yokohoma, Japan$4,759
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PrincessRoyal PrincessHawaiiVancouverSydney36 NightsAstoria, Oregon | Auckland, New Zealand | Honolulu, Hawaii | International Dateline | Lahaina, Hawaii | Los Angeles (San Pedro) | Moorea, French Polynesia | Pago Pago, Samoa | Papeete, French Polynesia | Picton, New Zealand | San Diego, California | San Francisco, California | Sydney, Australia | Tauranga, New Zealand | Vancouver, Canada | Victoria, British Columbia$2,480
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PrincessRoyal PrincessHawaiiVancouverAuckland30 NightsAstoria, Oregon | Auckland, New Zealand | Honolulu, Hawaii | International Dateline | Lahaina, Hawaii | Los Angeles (San Pedro) | Moorea, French Polynesia | Pago Pago, Samoa | Papeete, French Polynesia | San Diego, California | San Francisco, California | Tauranga, New Zealand | Vancouver, Canada | Victoria, British Columbia$2,049
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Celebrity SolsticeHawaiiVancouverHonolulu9 NightsHilo - Hawaii | Honolulu - Oahu - Hawaii | Kailua Kona - Hawaii | Lahaina - Maui - Hawaii | Vancouver - British Columbia$934
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Hawaii Travel Guide

Hawaii Cruises Highlights

  • Honolulu (Oahu): Your likely first stop, Honolulu, is bustling with activity. Beyond being a lively city, it's your gateway to Oahu's diverse attractions. Want history? Check out Pearl Harbor. Craving nature? Don't miss the Diamond Head hike. The port itself is visitor-friendly, offering easy access to shops, restaurants, and transportation services. Essentially, it's the perfect launchpad for your Hawaiian adventure.
  • Kahului (Maui): Kahului boasts a laid-back atmosphere that invites you to take it easy. It's your entry point to Maui's scenic roads, like the route to Hana, known for breathtaking views. Or, explore Haleakal? National Park, a can't-miss for nature lovers. The port is practical, with straightforward facilities, making navigation a breeze.
  • Hilo and Kailua-Kona (Big Island): The Big Island greets you with two ports. Hilo is your pass to stunning waterfalls and the impressive Volcanoes National Park. Kailua-Kona, contrasting its sister port, offers a sunny climate, historic landmarks, and superb coffee farms. Both ports, while modest, provide the essentials and introduce you to the island's rich geography.
  • Nawiliwili (Kauai): Nawiliwili may seem small, but it's your portal to some of Kauai's greatest treasures. Think Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," and the tranquil Fern Grotto. The port itself is uncomplicated, ensuring you spend less time figuring things out and more time exploring.
  • Pearl Harbor National Memorial (Oahu): Dive into history at Pearl Harbor, the site that plunged the U.S. into WWII. The memorial honors the lives lost in the 1941 attack. You'll find museums, exhibits, and the sunken USS Arizona, serving as a profound reminder of historical events.
  • Diamond Head State Monument (Oahu): This iconic landmark offers hiking trails that promise panoramic views of Honolulu. The crater's ridge is a testament to the island's volcanic origins, and the climb, while somewhat challenging, rewards it with unparalleled vistas.
  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (Big Island): Home to two active volcanoes, K?lauea and Mauna Loa, this park invites you to witness nature's raw power. Trek through volcanic craters, deserts, and rainforests, and learn about the geological forces shaping the Hawaiian islands.
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (Oahu): Renowned for its snorkeling, Hanauma Bay is a nature lover's paradise. This curved bay was declared a protected marine life conservation area and underwater park, teeming with colorful fish and coral reefs.
  • Waimea Canyon State Park (Kauai): Dubbed the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," this geographical marvel stretches 14 miles long and more than 3,600 feet deep. It's a panorama of deep gorges, rugged crags, and vast valleys, with plenty of lookouts for that perfect photo.
  • Haleakal? National Park (Maui): Witness the majesty of the Haleakal? volcano, explore the wilderness, and maybe even catch a sunrise that will redefine your standard of beauty. The landscape, often compared to Mars, offers a stark contrast to the typical tropical scenery.
  • Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park (Kauai): Accessible only by helicopter, boat, or hiking, the Na Pali Coast is a preserved wonder. Its towering cliffs, dotted with lush greenery and cascading waterfalls, drop dramatically into the deep blue Pacific, making it a sight you won't easily forget.
  • Historic Lahaina Town (Maui): Once a whaling village, Lahaina Town is now a hot spot for shopping, dining, and historical exploration. Check out the banyan tree park, old prison, and various museums for a dip into the locale's past.

Hawaii Cruises Travel Tips

  • One of the biggest issues Hawaii has is those who visit taking the lava rocks. It is advisable that you do not do this.
  • Reserve tickets for the well-known tourist destinations in advance, such as Pearl Harbor.
  • Make sure to bring enough sunscreen with you! It can be very hot and sunny.
  • A lot of the land is sacred, and you should make sure you treat it as such.
  • Stop and listen to the local music and try the local food.
  • Speak with the people there and learn more about the history of the land and their ancestors. 
  • Slow down and take in the sights, sounds, and smells around you while there. You will appreciate the area and your time more. 
  • Try Poi, it is one of the most delicious things you will ever have and a staple in the Hawaiian community.
  •  Hawaiians are proud of their rich cultural heritage, so whether you're exploring volcanic landscapes or attending a traditional luau, remember to show respect. It's appreciated, for instance, to listen to and follow the guidance of tour guides, especially when it comes to environmental conservation.
  • While English is widely spoken, learning a few Hawaiian phrases can warm up interactions. A simple "Aloha" (hello) and "Mahalo" (thank you) can bring a smile to locals' faces.
  • For currency, U.S. dollars are used, and it's handy to have cash for small vendors at local markets. Credit cards are widely accepted in most areas.

Hawaii Cruises Things To Do

  • Pearl Harbor National Memoria
    Pearl Harbor National Memoria

    As a piece of history, the Pearl Harbor National Memorial is one of the places that is listed as a must-see attraction in Hawaii. The memorial is set up to honor the 2,388 Americans who died due to the Japanese attack in the area. 

    BEST TIME TO VISIT 

    It is said that summer is the best time to visit this monument. The weather is pleasant, and if you have kids, they can come along and learn. 

     

    YOU SHOULD KNOW

    Plan to spend up to two hours in the memorial. They do not allow you to bring bags or purses inside the monument but do have lockers to store the items in. 
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
    Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

    One of the biggest, best, and most talked about tourist attractions, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve has a lot to offer the visitor. You can snorkel, take a walk, go in the water, layout by the beaches, or look for local sea life. 

    BEST TIME TO VISIT 

    The best time to visit the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is summer because of the warm temperatures. This allows you to spend more time inside the water, snorkeling or enjoying the entire area. 

     

    YOU SHOULD KNOW

    This area can become quite packed, so make sure to plan ahead. It closes down from time to time, so read up on the available hours before your trip.
  • Waikiki Beach
    Waikiki Beach

    Waikiki Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches and places to spend your time in Hawaii. If you are going to be going through here on your cruise, it is a place you want to stop in. You can do paddleboards, outrigger, snorkel, and more. 

    BEST TIME TO VISIT

    Since this is a beach with white sands and teal waters, you will want to visit during the warmer months of the year. This is usually summer. You can do all of the activities and enjoy the weather while on the beaches. 

     

    YOU SHOULD KNOW

    It can be tough to find a place to park, so it is important to think about being dropped off or Ubering to the area. Bars and restaurants are right alongside the beach, so you can enjoy your food and drink by the water.
  • Lanai Cat Sanctuary
    Lanai Cat Sanctuary

    If you love cats, then this is a must-see place. You can visit this safe haven that is home to over 600 cats. All are spayed and neutered and are living their lives out in peace on the island. Everyone is welcome to stop by and visit the cats.

    BEST TIME TO VISIT

    The cats usually do not stick around if the weather is not nice, so planning for sunny, warm weather is ideal when visiting this sanctuary.

     

    YOU SHOULD KNOW

    It can take a while to get to the island that has all of the cats, so it is recommended that you put aside a day for the trip. They welcome donations on top of the small entrance fee, which goes to help care for the cats at the shelter. 
  • Lydgate Farms Kauai Chocolate
    Lydgate Farms Kauai Chocolate

    A locally, family-owned chocolate farm; their recipe is a well-kept secret and one you can come out and learn more about. In addition to the cacao that they grow, they also grow vanilla and honey on the same land. Tastings are welcome and you can purchase some to bring home with you.  

    BEST TIME TO VISIT

    Many who have visited before say that the best time to visit is when it is cooler. The spring or fall months provide a more comfortable time while walking the acres and learning more.  

     

    YOU SHOULD KNOW

    You will learn some culinary tips and tricks, so make sure to pay attention! Check-in 15 minutes before the tour is supposed to start, so you don't miss anything.
  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
    Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

    This Scientific and Educational non-profit garden is a nature preserve and sanctuary for the wildlife that has found themselves here and now call it home. They have a living seed bank, study center, and more. Those interested in the beautiful views and educational materials can visit during open visiting hours.  

    BEST TIME TO VISIT

    Any points in the year are ideal to visit this area since the gardens change with the seasons. Those who visit usually do so when the weather is warmer, but not hot. This makes it more comfortable to walk through, especially with the moisture in the area.   

     

    YOU SHOULD KNOW 

    There is a $20 admission fee. The walkways are steep, so make sure to wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. May not be as entertaining for children or younger teens.
  • Kona Cloud Forest
    Kona Cloud Forest

    The Kona Cloud Forest is one of the most beautiful places that you will find throughout all of Hawaii. It is untouched, natural, and it provides you with more insight into the connection of nature and us.   

    BEST TIME TO VISIT

    The best time to visit is when it is warmer out, such as springtime. Early summer is also nice, but make sure it is not storming or heavily raining, as you can easily lose your way while in the thick brush.  

     

    YOU SHOULD KNOW 

    There are animals living in this natural area, and they are not tamed. There are rainbow trees, a beautiful and rare sight to see. It does rain often, so it is important to plan ahead before the trip to the forest.
  • Dolphin Quest
    Dolphin Quest

    Get up close and personal to the dolphins in the area. They are extremely social. You can swim with them, pet them, or just watch them. They have shows from time to time, and times where you can get in the water and actually swim with them or pet them.  

    BEST TIME TO VISIT

    The best time to visit is when it is warmer, so the summer months are ideal. The dolphins prefer warmer weather, water, and sunshine.   

     

    YOU SHOULD KNOW 

    A portion of the encounter program fee supports marine education, conservation, and scientific studies. You can make a reservation to spend time here up to a year in advance.

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Quick Facts

Hawaii's culture is a vibrant thread in the fabric of island life, offering a deep, respectful connection with its history and people. Engaging with these traditions enriches not just your travel but your worldview. When you are planning and scheduling your cruise, it is important to know when the best time to do this is. The best time is literally at any time. You can find that certain seasons might be more ideal than others, depending on what you want to do or the weather; but visiting Hawaii is ideal at any point in time. 

  • Getting There

    Located in the central Pacific, Hawaii might appear as an isolated speck on the map, but don't let its remote location fool you. This archipelago is a key destination for numerous cruise lines departing from the U.S. West Coast, making it surprisingly accessible for travelers looking for a tropical getaway.   

    Most cruises are routed through Honolulu, which is situated on the island of Oahu. This bustling city serves as Hawaii's central hub, equipped with the state's largest port and the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, simplifying travel logistics for visitors. It's not just a stopover but a gateway to the rich experiences Hawaii offers.  

    Once in Honolulu, inter-island travel becomes a scenic voyage. Cruise ships navigate effortlessly through the blue Pacific waters to other enchanting islands such as Maui, the Big Island, and Kauai. Each island is unique, boasting its own set of adventures and breathtaking views.

  • The Perfect Time for a Hawaii Cruise

    Cruising to Hawaii is an idyllic experience, and selecting the perfect time can elevate your cruising adventure to new heights. The Hawaiian Islands, with their sunny disposition, are a year-round paradise for cruisers. Let's delve into the optimal times for cruising to this tropical haven.

    Cruising in Hawaii's winter, from December to March, offers slightly cooler weather with temperatures around 78°F (25°C). While cruising during this season, you might encounter some rain showers, but they're often brief and contribute to the islands' lush greenery. This time of year provides a unique cruising experience, with the islands' landscapes at their most vibrant, thanks to these refreshing showers.

    Summer cruising, between April and November, turns up the heat, with averages around 85°F (29°C). This dry season is perfect for cruising, offering more sunny days, less rain, and ideal conditions for smooth sailing. The calm seas and clear skies make summer cruising a top choice for those seeking endless sunshine and optimal sea conditions.

    For cruisers looking to avoid the crowds, the shoulder seasons — spring (April to June) and fall (September to November) — are prime times. Cruising in these months means missing the peak tourist influx, often resulting in more attractive rates and a more relaxed atmosphere on the islands and on the cruise itself.

    The golden window for cruising to Hawaii? Many seasoned cruisers recommend May and October. These months strike a perfect balance for a Hawaiian cruise, offering manageable prices, fewer tourists, and abundant sunshine. When planning your Hawaiian cruising journey, consider your priorities — whether it's budget-friendly options, avoiding busy times, or maximizing sunny days — and let Hawaii's natural beauty and cruising delights take care of the rest.  

  • Why Book a Cruise to Hawaii?

    Thinking about the best way to explore Hawaii? Let's chat about why booking a cruise around these stunning islands could be the vacation decision of your dreams.  

    First off, value for money is a big win. A Hawaiian cruise rolls your accommodation, transportation, and often food and entertainment into one neat package. Say goodbye to the hassle of booking multiple flights between islands or stressing about finding hotels. You'll be hopping from one paradise to another hassle-free.  

    Now, let's talk views. Approaching the islands from the sea gives you a unique perspective, one that even frequent flyers to Hawaii would miss. We're talking about coastlines crowded with lush forests, waterfalls cascading directly into the ocean, and volcanoes rising in the distance. Sunsets at sea? They're priceless.   

    Cruises often come with a bonus, too: exclusive access. Some cruise lines offer private luaus on secluded beaches or exclusive shore excursions that aren't available to regular tourists. Plus, some hidden gems are more accessible by ship, giving you a less crowded and more enriched experience.  

    But maybe the best part is the convenience. Unpack once, then sit back and enjoy. No jumping between hotels, no rental car returns, and no wasted time in airport lines. You're free to soak up every moment of your Hawaiian adventure, both onboard and ashore.  

    So, why a Hawaiian cruise? Because it offers a smooth, scenic, and stress-free way to explore the diverse beauty of these Pacific jewels. It's not just a trip; it's a seamless ticket to an all-encompassing experience.

  • Experience the Flavors of Hawaii

    Hawaii offers more than breathtaking islands; it's a haven for foodies! The local cuisine is a vibrant fusion of the islands' diverse cultures, brimming with colors and flavors.  

    Let's talk about the must-tries. You can't leave without sampling "poke," a traditional dish of diced raw fish seasoned to perfection. And "luau" isn't just a party; it's a delicious feast featuring "kalua pig," slow-cooked in an underground oven, and "poi," a staple made from taro.  

    For a sweet tooth, "haupia," a coconut milk-based dessert, is a delight. Thirsty? Try the local brews or a "Mai Tai," the iconic tropical cocktail.  

    As for where to enjoy these? Seaside eateries offer the freshest seafood. Attend a luau for authentic experiences or hit local spots like Honolulu's Side Street Inn for dishes loved by residents.  

    From upscale beachfront restaurants to food trucks, each offers a unique taste of Hawaii's culinary richness. Don't just explore the islands; savor them!

  • Immerse Yourself in Hawaii’s Culture

    Hawaii is more than its picturesque landscapes; it's a cultural mosaic where traditions thrive. The spirit of "Aloha," much more than a greeting, is a way of life, emphasizing community, love, and respect for the land and each other.  

    The islands' rich heritage comes alive in its customs. Take the "lei" tradition, for example; these floral garlands are symbols of welcome, affection, and farewell. Remember, it's respectful to accept a lei and wear it as long as you're in the presence of the giver.   Festivals? You'll want to experience the "Merrie Monarch Festival," a week-long celebration of Hawaiian culture and the most prestigious hula competition. The "Aloha Festivals," held across the islands, celebrate Hawaiian heritage and unity through music, dance, and parades.  

    Hawaii's culture is a vibrant thread in the fabric of island life, offering a deep, respectful connection with its history and people. Engaging with these traditions enriches not just your travel but your worldview.

  • Ready to Book Your Hawaiian Cruise?

    There's no denying it: a Hawaiian cruise is the escapade you've been dreaming of. Imagine waking up to the sight of a new island each morning, each one a world of its own, offering unique adventures from the sun-kissed beaches to the rugged volcanic landscapes. Indulge in the local flavors, partake in rich traditions, and let the island rhythm sway your heart.  

    But Hawaii isn't just a destination; it's an experience, a journey through diverse cultures, breathtaking sceneries, and unparalleled hospitality. It's about those unexpected moments that become memories, like an impromptu hula lesson or a serene sunset watched from the ship's deck.  

    So, why wait? The islands are calling! Dive into the planning phase and find the cruise that speaks to you. Whether you're for adventure, relaxation, or cultural enrichment, a Hawaiian cruise encapsulates it all in one unforgettable package. Secure your spot on this incredible journey, and let Hawaii turn your dreams into reality. Aloha awaits!

  • Getting There

    Located in the central Pacific, Hawaii might appear as an isolated speck on the map, but don't let its remote location fool you. This archipelago is a key destination for numerous cruise lines departing from the U.S. West Coast, making it surprisingly accessible for travelers looking for a tropical getaway.  

    Most cruises are routed through Honolulu, which is situated on the island of Oahu. This bustling city serves as Hawaii's central hub, equipped with the state's largest port and the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, simplifying travel logistics for visitors. It's not just a stopover but a gateway to the rich experiences Hawaii offers.  

    Once in Honolulu, inter-island travel becomes a scenic voyage. Cruise ships navigate effortlessly through the blue Pacific waters to other enchanting islands such as Maui, the Big Island, and Kauai. Each island is unique, boasting its own set of adventures and breathtaking views.

  • The Perfect Time for a Hawaii Cruise

    If you're dreaming about cruising to Hawaii, you're probably picturing perfect weather. Well, you're in luck because Hawaii is all about those sunny days! But let's break down the best times to visit for your ultimate cruise experience.  

    Hawaii enjoys warm weather year-round, but it's not always the same across the board. Winter, from December to March, is a bit cooler, with temperatures hanging around 78°F (25°C). Expect some rain – it's what keeps the islands so lush and green. But don't worry; showers usually pass quickly.   Summer, between April and November, cranks up the heat with averages around 85°F (29°C). It's the dry season, meaning more sun, less rain, and smooth sailing (literally).  

    Now, if you want to dodge the crowds, consider cruising in the "shoulder seasons" – that's spring (April to June) and fall (September to November). You'll miss the tourist rush, often meaning cheaper rates, and still enjoy great weather.  

    The real golden time? Many cruise-goers swear by May and October. You get the best of everything: manageable prices, fewer tourists, and that glorious Hawaiian sunshine. So, when planning your cruise, think about what matters most to you – saving money, skipping lines, or soaking up the maximum sun – and let Hawaii do the rest!

  • Why Book a Cruise to Hawaii?

    Thinking about the best way to explore Hawaii? Let's chat about why booking a cruise around these stunning islands could be the vacation decision of your dreams.  

    First off, value for money is a big win. A Hawaiian cruise rolls your accommodation, transportation, and often food and entertainment into one neat package. Say goodbye to the hassle of booking multiple flights between islands or stressing about finding hotels. You'll be hopping from one paradise to another hassle-free.  

    Now, let's talk views. Approaching the islands from the sea gives you a unique perspective, one that even frequent flyers to Hawaii would miss. We're talking about coastlines crowded with lush forests, waterfalls cascading directly into the ocean, and volcanoes rising in the distance. Sunsets at sea? They're priceless.  

    Cruises often come with a bonus, too: exclusive access. Some cruise lines offer private luaus on secluded beaches or exclusive shore excursions that aren't available to regular tourists. Plus, some hidden gems are more accessible by ship, giving you a less crowded and more enriched experience.  

    But maybe the best part is the convenience. Unpack once, then sit back and enjoy. No jumping between hotels, no rental car returns, and no wasted time in airport lines. You're free to soak up every moment of your Hawaiian adventure, both onboard and ashore.  

    So, why a Hawaiian cruise? Because it offers a smooth, scenic, and stress-free way to explore the diverse beauty of these Pacific jewels. It's not just a trip; it's a seamless ticket to an all-encompassing experience.

  • Experience the Flavors of Hawaii

    Hawaii offers more than breathtaking islands; it's a haven for foodies! The local cuisine is a vibrant fusion of the islands' diverse cultures, brimming with colors and flavors.  

    Let's talk about the must-tries. You can't leave without sampling "poke," a traditional dish of diced raw fish seasoned to perfection. And "luau" isn't just a party; it's a delicious feast featuring "kalua pig," slow-cooked in an underground oven, and "poi," a staple made from taro.  

    For a sweet tooth, "haupia," a coconut milk-based dessert, is a delight. Thirsty? Try the local brews or a "Mai Tai," the iconic tropical cocktail.  

    As for where to enjoy these? Seaside eateries offer the freshest seafood. Attend a luau for authentic experiences or hit local spots like Honolulu's Side Street Inn for dishes loved by residents.  

    From upscale beachfront restaurants to food trucks, each offers a unique taste of Hawaii's culinary richness. Don't just explore the islands; savor them!

  • Immerse Yourself in Hawaii’s Culture

    Hawaii is more than its picturesque landscapes; it's a cultural mosaic where traditions thrive. The spirit of "Aloha," much more than a greeting, is a way of life, emphasizing community, love, and respect for the land and each other.  

    The islands' rich heritage comes alive in its customs. Take the "lei" tradition, for example; these floral garlands are symbols of welcome, affection, and farewell. Remember, it's respectful to accept a lei and wear it as long as you're in the presence of the giver.   Festivals? You'll want to experience the "Merrie Monarch Festival," a week-long celebration of Hawaiian culture and the most prestigious hula competition. The "Aloha Festivals," held across the islands, celebrate Hawaiian heritage and unity through music, dance, and parades.   

    Hawaii's culture is a vibrant thread in the fabric of island life, offering a deep, respectful connection with its history and people. Engaging with these traditions enriches not just your travel but your worldview.

  • Ready to Book Your Hawaiian Cruise?

    There's no denying it: a Hawaiian cruise is the escapade you've been dreaming of. Imagine waking up to the sight of a new island each morning, each one a world of its own, offering unique adventures from the sun-kissed beaches to the rugged volcanic landscapes. Indulge in the local flavors, partake in rich traditions, and let the island rhythm sway your heart.  

    But Hawaii isn't just a destination; it's an experience, a journey through diverse cultures, breathtaking sceneries, and unparalleled hospitality. It's about those unexpected moments that become memories, like an impromptu hula lesson or a serene sunset watched from the ship's deck.  

    So, why wait? The islands are calling! Dive into the planning phase and find the cruise that speaks to you. Whether you're for adventure, relaxation, or cultural enrichment, a Hawaiian cruise encapsulates it all in one unforgettable package. Secure your spot on this incredible journey, and let Hawaii turn your dreams into reality. Aloha awaits!

Hawaii Cruises Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Cruise to Hawaii?

    A cruise to Hawaii is a cruise that is all-inclusive and provides you with a round-trip to Hawaii, and sometimes the areas around the island. You can spend time on the island, as well as on the water during the trip. Cruises have amenities and activities on them during the time you spend going to the destination, as well as excursions when you get to Hawaii.

  • What Comes with a Hawaiian Cruise?

    A Hawaiian cruise comes with your stay in the room, amenities, activities, and other things to do while on the cruise ship. You get a round-trip to Hawaii, and the islands around the area, as well as a chance to explore and do excursions while in Hawaii. The cruise includes food and simple drinks while aboard the ship.

  • How Much Does a Hawaiian Cruise Cost?

    You can book a cruise to Hawaii as low as $800 per person for up to 11 days. Depending on the cruise line, extras added, the port of departure, length of the cruise, destinations you will be stopping at, and the type of room that you want; the price can increase or decrease. Booking through a reputable site is recommended to receive a discount.

  • What’s the Best Cruise to Take to Hawaii?

    The best cruise to take to Hawaii depends on not only price but also the destinations and what is included. There are a number of top-named cruises that come recommended for a cruise to Hawaii, such as Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Carnival Cruises. The one you choose depends on your needs and wants for your specific cruise vacation.

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