Stunningly dramatic coastlines, towering volcanic mountains, spectacular waterfalls, Hawaii is in a league of its own as a cruise destination.
Hawaii has largely become synonymous with paradise. It is a multicultural gem where community traditions are kept alive by cultural festivals. It is made up of the descendants of ancient Polynesians, explorers of Europe, American missionaries and Asian plantation immigrants. Capture the sensational Hawaiian sunrises and sunsets and relax on luxurious golden-sand beaches.
Hawaii is the best place for a tropical getaway. Heavenly waterfall pools, technicolour coal reefs, enrapturing volcanoes, Pearl Harbor, Old Lahaina Luau, Hilo, Honolulu and Mauna Kea are just some of the many reasons to plan a cruise to Hawaii and see its charm, culture and breathtaking natural beauty for yourself. A luxurious cruise can introduce you to heavenly Hawaii from the most enchanting perspective.
Honolulu, Hawaii's capital, is often the first stop for tourists. The Wakiki beach is the centre of activity in Honolulu, with an impressive crescent shaped beach front with a large amount of hotels close by. Known for its surfing, Honolulu is ideal for anyone with an interest in all watersports, from canoeing and kayaking to snorkeling and swimming. Honolulu is also known as a hotspot for arts, culture and nightlife. With a large number of clubs, restaurants and bars in Wakiki and Chinatown you are sure to find the ideal place for you.Highlights of Honolulu
- Visit famous locations like Aloha Tower, Diamond Head and the Hawaii Theatre
- Discover the history of Hawaii at museums commemorating Pearl Harbour
- Enjoy fine dining in Wakiki and art galleries of the Chinatown art district
In Hilo discover a diverse and beautiful landscape, from white sand beaches and dramatic waterfalls to black sand beaches and snow-covered volcanoes. The charming farmer's markets, restaurants and shops in Hilo town are sure to keep you entertained for your stay. A day trip away from Hilo is also a great idea, with two mountains, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, being in close proximity and the ideal way to view Hawaii Island from above. Hilo is the perfect way to discover Hawaii, with its slow and friendly pace sure to welcome all visitors.Highlights of Hilo
- Discover natural wonders like Mauna Kea and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Visit unique shops and the popular Hilo farmers market
- Learn the culture & history of the island at the many museums
Lahaina is a town on the island of Maui, and has a distinctly historic feel, as well as historic stylings. Reminders of the history of Lahaina are all around, from the remains of the city wall to the Banyan tree in the town square, planted in the 19th century. Lahaina is becoming a popular destination for a tropical getaway and provides you with some of the best attractions that Maui has to offer. Enjoy a scenic stroll along Front Street, which is known for its particular charm as well as a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. Visit some of the beautiful beaches including Ka'anapali Beach, which is one of the best on Maui.Highlights of Lahaina
- Relax on the beautiful Ka'anapali Beach
- Enjoy a fresh taste of Hawaiian regional cuisine in one of Lahaina's restaurants
- Discover the maritime wildlife while snorkeling and scuba diving
Kauai is Hawaii's oldest island and offers many attractions. There is an abundance of natural beauty on the island, with a stunning array of flora and fauna, as well as the forest and cloud-covered peak of Mount Waialeale. The island has many hiking trails for those who want an active holiday and beaches for those who would rather relax. The perfect way to see the island is by air, with helicopter tours bringing you to locations such as the Na Pali coast and the dramatic Waimea Canyon.Highlights of Nawiliwili
- Witness the natural beauty of the Kalalau Trail and Waimea Canyon
- Discover undisturbed waterfalls, beaches and more
- Journey along the scenic coastline on a boat tour
Kailu-Kona is a lively seaside town in the heart of the sunny Kona coast. From the harbor you can see Hualalai, one of three active volcanoes of Hawaii. Kailua Village is becoming a well-known destination for great shopping, dining and immersing yourself in Hawaii's rich culture. Go explore some of the natural wonders that make Kailua unique, such as waterfalls, volcanoes and soft black sands. Kona has an array of restaurants and bars to enjoy fresh hawaiian food, as well as world famous Kona coffee.Highlights of Kailua-Kona
- Enjoy some sunrise-snorkeling at King Kam beach
- Take in the views at the summit of Mauna Kea
- Discover the local history and culture at the Kamakahonu compound
Kahului is a town of over 20,000 people on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The region attracts tourists with its gorgeous sandy beaches and clear waters. A visit to the botanical garden is recommended, where you can learn about the flora of the island. Kahului is the primary shopping area in Maui and so you will find a variety of shopping options as well as farmers markets and swap meets. Kahului is the largest town on Maui and so is the centre of activity, meaning there is a huge variety of activities to keep you entertained.Highlights of Kahului
- Take a helicopter tour and experience the beauty of Maui from above
- Enjoy the sunset from one of Kahului's beaches
- Immerse yourself in the local culture at farmer's markets and swap meets
A hidden paradise of swaying palm trees, cascading waterfalls, secluded white sand beaches, azure blue sky and more, Hawaii cruises makes for the perfect vacation of serenity. This Pacific gem is a splendid mix of ancient tradition and enchanting beauty in harmony with its serenity and island ambience. The Hawaiian Islands together form an archipelago made of 8 main islands, the biggest being Hawai’i Island (the Big Island), built from five volcanoes. Popular routes include taking in the options of Alaska and the West Coast of America
Experience a different kind of paradise and escape to Kauai, the Aloha State’s oldest and northernmost island. This beautiful island landscape holds an abundance of lush emerald rainforests and sweeping rivers. An unspoken rule amongst Kauain locals states that no building can exceed the height of a coconut tree, allowing the skyline to be dominated by swaying green palms and majestic mountains, often under a brilliant rainbow. A wide variety of outdoor activities are available from snorkelling with turtles to hiking along one of Kauai’s many extensive trails. Leisure seekers can sample the island’s golden sand beaches and soak up the long-lasting Hawaiian sun.
For the unique cosmopolitan experience look no further than Honolulu, a city bursting with a dynamic culture and vibrancy on the island of Oahu. For a colourful array of exotic local marine life, discover the Waikiki Aquarium and get the chance to meet some of the city’s most loved residents – the exuberant Hawaiian monk seals! Manoa Falls makes for a fantastic dense forest hike, along with boasting a spectacular waterfall at the end of the trail.
Hawaii Cruises – Best Time to Visit
The best time to cruise in Hawaii is in the summer months. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds then the months of February and September have low rainfall and a comfortable temperature in the mid 20’s.
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