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Paradise can be found on a cruise to Hawaii. Your future will be filled with ukuleles, botanical gardens and soothing, serene days by the water.

The options are endless to relax and enjoy America’s most picturesque islands during your cruise vacation. Volcanoes with golf on the side and waves you can take for a ride. Waterfalls cascading through your hair, and luaus with pig roasts in the air. Each day brings new opportunities: whether you choose to explore the natural beauty of the islands or immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture.

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Things to Do on a Cruise to Hawaii


Did you know that Hawaii is comprised of over 1,500 islands? You are probably more familiar with the eight main islands which include Maui, Hawaii and Oahu. The 50th state is actually in Polynesia, and offers an exciting backdrop of volcanoes and jungles to the riveting culture of the island natives. Featured below are a few of the best things to do when cruising to Hawaii:



Humpback whales in Hawaii
  • Spot a hoard of humpback whales as they come to the warm waters off of Maui to give birth. If you stick your head in the water you can hear their echoing voices.
  • Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center where people are on hand to teach you about the different cultures and traditions on many islands in Polynesia. For instance, attend a Samoan cooking class or learn how to start a fire using two pieces of wood.


Napali Coast, Hawaii
  • Tour the USS Missouri to learn about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that preceded America’s involvement in WWII. There is also a beautiful memorial in the area.
  • See the beautiful and enchanting Napali Coast. Whether from the vantage point of a cruise or on a helicopter excursion, you’ll be amazed at the waterfalls and stunning hue of this tropical coastline.
Fire dancers at a Hawaiian luau
  • Attend a luau. These celebratory feasts usually include hula dancers, flame throwers and a delicious dinner, all served outside with the ocean in the background.
  • Hike up an active volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You can feel the heat from the crater that vents steam from the volcano, and then go inside a lava tube.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Cruises to Hawaii


What is the best time for a Hawaii cruise?

The best time for a Hawaii cruise is from April to June and September to mid-December when the weather is pleasant, prices are lower, and crowds are smaller. Winter months (mid-December to March) are ideal for whale watching but are busier and more expensive.


How long is a typical Hawaii cruise?

Hawaii cruises typically last between 7 to 14 days. Cruises departing from the U.S. mainland take about 5 days to reach Hawaii, so longer itineraries are common to allow time for island visits.


Which cruise lines offer Hawaii cruises?

Several cruise lines offer cruises to Hawaii - ask your cruise consultant which line is right for you! These cruises may include stops at multiple Hawaiian islands such as Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island.


Where do most Hawaii cruises depart from in the U.S.?

Most Hawaii cruises departing from the U.S. mainland leave from West Coast ports. Major cruise lines typically depart from Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, however, there are also cruises that depart roundtrip Honolulu.


What types of Hawaii cruise itineraries are available?

There are two main types of Hawaii cruise itineraries: Interisland cruises (like a 7-night round-trip from Honolulu) and round-trip cruises from Californian ports (usually 14-18 nights)


What's challenging about planning a Hawaii cruise?

Everything about planning a cruise to Hawaii can be tough – from booking flights and choosing an itinerary (how many islands in Hawaii, again?) to finding the perfect room onboard a comfortable ship and selecting the best shore excursions, there’s a lot to cover. That’s where we come in! Our expert consultants are the best at making sure you get the best deal on the perfect Hawaii cruise while you sit back and dream about your upcoming vacation.


What are top 3 most popular shore excursion when in Hawaii?

The top three most popular shore excursions in Hawaii typically include visiting Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial on Oahu, exploring the Road to Hana and Haleakala National Park on Maui, and enjoying snorkeling or scenic tours on the island of Kauai, such as the Napali Coast boat tours or visiting Waimea Canyon. Each excursion offers unique experiences showcasing Hawaii's rich history, natural beauty, and adventure opportunities.


Can I surf when on a Hawaiian Cruise?

Yes, you can surf during a Hawaiian cruise. Several cruise itineraries include stops at ports where surfing is popular, such as Oahu's North Shore or Maui's Kaanapali Beach, allowing opportunities for surfing lessons or rentals directly from the ports.


Can I go scuba diving on Hawaii cruises?

Yes, you can go scuba diving on Hawaii cruises. Many cruise lines offer scuba diving excursions at various ports of call throughout the Hawaiian Islands, allowing passengers to explore vibrant coral reefs and marine life under the guidance of certified instructors.


What are the most popular gifts to bring home from a Hawaii cruise?

The most popular gifts to bring home from a Hawaii cruise include locally made items like Hawaiian coffee, macadamia nuts, and tropical fruit preserves, as well as souvenirs such as Hawaiian shirts, leis, and handmade jewelry. Additionally, many visitors opt for unique cultural artifacts like tiki carvings and traditional Hawaiian crafts.


How do I start planning my Hawaiian cruise?

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Hawaii: Cruise Lines

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Hawaii: Departure Ports

Hawaii has always been considered a slice of paradise. These islands offer rainforests, volcanos and beaches that are a surfer’s idea of heaven. Cruising to Hawaii offers a special set of circumstances. Most ships have to sail from a port in the U.S. main land, so several cruises leave from San Francisco, Los Angeles or even Vancouver. Norwegian Cruise Lines offers the only ship, the Pride of America that can sail around Hawaii without returning stateside, she offers regular sailings from Honolulu. Of course for those looking for extra time in paradise you can cruise from Papeete in Tahiti.

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