Hawaii Cruise

There are many great ways to explore the Hawaiian islands and enjoy the many exciting activities available. While some people prefer Hawaii tours by land, others seek alternative options. A cruise around Hawaii offers a great way to visit more than one island, enjoy onshore exploration and even stay for a night or two at various ports of call. It's possible to take a Hawaii cruise for one or two days to two weeks affording many variables to best suit your needs.

Hawaii Cruise Ships
Hawaii Cruise Ships

There are so many possibilities to consider when playing with the idea of a cruise around Hawaii. Cruises to Hawaii from international ports of call are popular. There are several lavish cruise lines offering cruises to Hawaii for all ages. Wonderful offshore and onshore amenities are provided along with several other advantages for choosing this particular way to unearth the jewels of the Hawaiian islands. Choosing cruises to Hawaii eliminates the need for transportation, booking hotels and finding restaurants for dining while still enjoying the best of everything. Some of the most incredible views of Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai are revealed during a Hawaii cruise, sights many visitors never get a chance to see.

The stunning beauty of Oahu's North Shore is best witnessed on a cruise around Hawaii or via helicopter tours. Both offer unrivaled viewpoints of the breathtaking shoreline. From the surrounding waters, Big Island is a vision to behold. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can be seen from the vantage point of the ocean where the area is displayed in its raw entirety. The coastline of Kauai showcases never-ending rainforest backdrops, cascading waterfalls and rugged shores replete with towering bluffs and a wealth of exotic flora. An ocean cruise can be a great replacement for Kauai tours for many people.

Hawaii Cruise Inside
Hawaii Cruise Inside  Image: Michel Verdure

Major cruise lines such as Princess Hawaii Cruises, and Royal Caribbean leave from either international ports, Honolulu or other major Hawaiian ports for a Hawaii cruise with several options in trip lengths. Each cruise line provides a number of choices in accommodations from simple cabins to deluxe villas offering something for every budget. Even the most affordable rooms often exhibit flairs of opulence. Hawaii cruise packages are available from all of the major cruise ships, bundling lodging, dining, shopping and activities together to create spectacular Hawaii holidays.

Hawaii cruise packages leaving from the islands include options through Pride of Aloha, and Pride of America. A week-long vacation package includes a Hawaii interisland cruise stopping at the major ports on the four major islands. Casual and gourmet dining, excellent entertainment, such as Oahu luau-style shows, and a host of fun things to do are offered for all passengers. Some of the Hawaii cruise packages available also offer a chance to enjoy terrific Hawaii golfing excursions at some of the championship Hawaii courses.

Hawaii cruise ships carry an average of 2,000 passengers on each journey. Each ship has a unique design and numerous amenities, both convenient and luxurious. For instance, aboard Royal Caribbean cruises to Hawaii lavish decor, onboard spa services, onboard golf, wine tastings, theater shows and much more are all at your fingertips. During a cruise around Hawaii, passengers will witness an archipelago of exotic islands brimming with multicolored flora, green, gold and black sand beaches, cloud-tipped volcano summits and even whales and dolphins from the large decks. Hawaii cruise packages offer all-inclusive deals that cover everything guests will need and more, complete with the exciting Hawaiian "Aloha" spirit.

When already staying on one of the islands some great options include a Hawaii dinner cruise or Hawaii sailing tours. Dinner cruises careen along the island shoreline, serve up delicious fare and showcase excellent Hawaiian-style performances. Hawaii sailing tours are offered for scuba diving, sightseeing, snorkeling and dolphin or whale watching. These are great shorter alternatives for cruises to Hawaii and afford a chance to experience striking backdrops and expansive ocean surroundings.

Whether you're already in Hawaii and wish to take a cruise, or you're planning on a Hawaii cruise from a faraway destination, there will be no room for disappointment. The many stops Hawaii cruise ships make allow guests to venture throughout the islands exploring all the best each has to offer by day, and relish in a wealth of luxury aboard the ship by night, covering all the most impressive elements of a Hawaiian vacation.

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