Tropical beauty, warm hospitality, mysterious volcanoes, Polynesian culture, islands with their own distinct characteristics – all this is waiting for you on a cruise to Hawaii.
Potential Departure Ports:
- Los Angeles/San Pedro, California
- San Diego, California
- Seattle, Washington
- Ensenada, Mexico
- Vancouver, British Columbia
- Honolulu, Hawaii (for inter-island cruises)
Who Should Go:
- Beach Lovers
- Adventure Seekers
Keep in mind most Hawaiian cruises are at least 7 days, so you’ll need to plan vacation time accordingly.
- Fantastic sunbathing, swimming, body-boarding, surfing and kite-surfing
- Volcanoes National Park – a stark and beautiful landscape of cooled – and sometimes flowing – lava
- Golf courses with amazing views of the ocean
- Incredible underwater features formed by lava – great for scuba diving
- Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific”
- A visit to Pearl Harbor is an especially moving experience for visitors of any age
Good to Know:
On a cruise to Hawaii, you’re likely to call on one non-U.S. port. Due to the Passenger Vessel Services Act of 1886, foreign-flagged ships cannot transport passengers from one U.S. port to another without making at least one stop at a foreign port. This is the reason that many cruise ships departing from Los Angeles or San Diego make a stop in Ensenada, Mexico, on the way to or from Hawaii.
Foreign-flagged ships that sail inter-island cruises in Hawaii usually call on Fanning Atoll to the south, but these cruise itineraries are rare.
One U.S.-flagged ship – Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America – is able to sail inter-island cruises without calling elsewhere.
For more information, tips and ideas about your Hawaiian cruise, talk with Cruise Holidays of Lakeville.