Hawaii Cruises 2018 - 2019
Heavenly waterfall pools, enrapturing volcanoes and dramatic natural beauty. Visit lush green Hawaiian islands born in fire.
With its tropical beaches, fascinating landscapes and welcoming local cultures, Hawaii has long been synonymous with paradise. Graced with spectacular natural beauty, the ultimate cruise destination boasts some of the most breathtaking sights on Earth. Cruise the dramatic coastlines of Kauai, tour Maui’s breathtaking Hana Highway or hike the otherworldly landscapes of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which is home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Hawaii is the perfect cruise destination for beach lovers, with a stunning variety of white, yellow, green, red and black sand beaches on which to kick back and relax. A host of the world’s hottest surf spots like Oahu’s North Shore and Waikiki Beach await the adventurous, and history buffs can join more than 2 million annual visitors to the somber USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Hawaii cruises depart from Honolulu, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco.
Honolulu is the beating heart and state capital of Hawaii, situated on the third largest island of the Pacific Archipelago. An island of contrasts, Oahu lures visitors with its pristine beaches, rugged coastlines, turquoise waters, volcanic landscapes, world-renowned surf, rich cultural heritage and intriguing – at times dark – history. An eternal summer and the island’s genuine Aloha makes Honolulu the idea cruise destination year-round.Highlights of Honolulu
- Learn how to hula, a beautiful traditional Polynesian dance, under the swaying palm trees of Waikiki Beach
- Hang ten and learn to surf at one of Oahu’s many world-renowned beach breaks
- Visit the USS Arizona Memorial, a somber monument commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II and the fallen service members
Once a fishing village in the early times, Hilo is the only city on the Island of Hawaii. Hilo’s vibrant town is based on a crescent-shaped bay where a collection of well-preserved centuries-old wooden storefronts have been converted into art galleries, gift shops, and cultural sites. Just a few miles south of Hilo is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, occupying over 333,000 acres of hiking trails, volcanic craters, scorched deserts, rare rainforests and home the Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.Highlights of Hilo
- Taste a paradise of tropical fruits and locally made treats inside the Hilo Farmers Market
- Escape to a world of luscious gardens, Japanese-style fish ponds and historic pagodas at Liliuokalani Gardens
- Wander through the deep forest of Akaka Falls State Park and follow the paths leading to two spectacular waterfalls
Lahaina is a port village on the island of Maui and is the second largest island of in the Hawaiian archipelago. Also known as ‘The Valley Island’, Maui is renowned for its spectacular white, black, red and gold sand beaches. Also a watersports hotspot, Kanaha Beach is a favorite among windsurfers whilst Makena Beach's golden sands is a perfect place to disconnect from the world and relax.Highlights of Lahaina
- Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Luau and watch native performers dance with fire as you taste some Hawaiian delicacies like the kalua pua'a (pork roasted in an underground oven)
- Wander through the historic town of Lahaina and discover the oldest Banyan tree in the United States, which at more than 60-ft high occupies an entire city block
- Test your Golf skills in the middle of paradise and choose from over 14 top-rated golf courses with spectacular views
Kailua-Kona, famous for its coffee farms, rugged coastline and historic landmarks straddles the west coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. The village was once the retreat for Hawaiian royalty, today welcoming hordes of cruise visitors with its staggering natural beauty, watersports and architectural heritage. A must-see landmark is the beautiful former royal vacation home Hulihee Palace, which is the perfect place in Kailua Bay to watch the sunset.Highlights of Kailua
- Experience kayaking, snorkeling or diving at night to watch manta rays in Keauhou Bay
- Visit the early Hawaiian settlement, sacred temples and petroglyphs in Kaloko Honokohau National Historical Park
- Sample delicious, locally-farmed, impossibly fresh Konan coffee in the Holualoa village
Kauai is the oldest and northernmost island of Hawaii. The affectionally nicknamed ‘Garden Island’ for best-known for its luscious, centuries-old rainforests, sharp mountain spires, staggered cliffs and spectacular waterfalls, some of which are only accessible by air or sea. Nawiliwili is a port village southeast of Kauai and serves as the cruise gateway to the island.Highlights of Nawiliwili
- Head to Poipu Beach, which is a sanctuary for the adorable Hawaiian Monk Seals
- Marvel at the mysterious Nounou Mountains, also known as "The Sleeping Giant", which is a curious mountain ridge is shaped like a human figure sleeping on its back
- Explore Wailua State Park to enjoy the amazing views of Wailua Falls and tour the breathtaking fern grotto by boat
Once known as ‘The Pineapple Island’ for its rich pineapple plantations, the Lanai of today has evolved as a top Hawaii cruise destination. Lanai can be explored in three distinct regions; central Lanai’s rolling valleys and tropical forests offer a great hiking adventure, whilst North Lanai boasts incredible beaches and Hulopoe Bay features incredible underwater wonderlands.Highlights of Lanai
- Take an adventurous four-wheel drive through Keahiakawelo, also known as the Garden of Gods for its unique lunar topography
- Dive around spectacular underwater cathedrals – fascinating natural formations which have taken their peculiar shape from underwater lava tubes
- Taste Lanai’s staple dish, Poi, which is made from the Taro plant and is usually served in luaus
Hawai, the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean, offers an appealing blend of fascinating culture, diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, oceanic surroundings, rainforests and active volcanoes. The Hawaiian islands together form an archipelago made of 8 main islands, the biggest being Hawai’i island, built from five volcanoes. Hawaii and Honolulu, in particular, is inhabited by several cultures and ethnic groups including people of indigenous Hawaiian, North American, and Asian heritage. Its rich history, azure blue sky, beautiful beaches and a variety of historic sights make it a popular destination for tourists and surfers. Every island in Hawaii is different. Hawaii cruise is the best way to experience this variety.