Cruising The Hawaiian Islands

January 3, 2012

Cruising The Hawaiian Islands

Cruising the Hawaiian Islands allows one to really get a feel for the heritage of Hawaii as well as enjoy and experience multiple different locations, instead of being coped up in a hotel room and only able to explore one island. On a Hawaiian Island cruise you won’t worry about lodging and itineraries as the cruise ship sets that all up for you, allowing you to sit back and enjoy a stress free vacation. Whether you are looking to getaway for a family vacation, honeymoon, spring break or other, cruising the Hawaiian Islands will make your vacation an experience of a lifetime. Below are all the cruise lines that offer Hawaiian Islands itineraries and what the boats have to offer!

cruising the hawaiian islands

Cruise Lines That Are Cruising The Hawaiian Islands

Norwegian Cruise Lines

  • Pride of America - Offering 3, 4 and 7 day Hawaiian Island cruises, referred to as an “island hopping” cruise, where guests will be immersed in American culture, and themed rooms with American cars, California Gold Rush and Chigago Skyscrappers. Also offered aboard are 14 different different eateries like; Japanese, American Cusine, a steakhouse, Italian, French and more. Cruisers on the Pride of American will also enjoy recreation like; 9 different bars and lounges, live entertainment, magicians, unicycle jugglers, theatre acts at the Hollywood Theater, an aracde, card room, golf driving net, hot tubs and pools, a Mandara Spa, a gyrosphere and kids and teens clubs for parents looking to get some alone time! Ports of call for this Hawaiian Island hopper cruise are; Honolulu, Nawiliwili, Kona Coast, Hilo as well as Kahului. The ship is also near brand new, launched in 2006 making it the newest ship in the Norwegian Cruise ship line up, as well as the lone ship “sailing under the US flag” as NCL puts it, which is the first ship to have this status in over 50 years.

The Pride of American is the only cruise ship that departs in Hawaii, and allows its passengers to experience 4 major islands, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Big Island which then docks back in Hawaii. There are other cruise lines that offer Hawaiian Island cruises but depart from a different place in the United States other than Hawaii which below are those cruise lines.

Princess Cruises

  • Princess Cruises offers round trip cruises around the Hawaiian Islands that depart from both Los Angeles as well as San Francisco. Maui, Hilo, Honolulu and Kauai are the 4 islands that you get to visit when cruising with Princess Cruises.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity cruises the Hawaiian Isands for the most part of their Hawaiian cruises, but they also make one stop in Ensenada Mexico, which there are two different Hawaiian vacation cruise itineraries offered, both on their Celebrity Century which include:

  • 13 day cruises from Honolulu to Ensenada which ports of call that include; Oahu, Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, Lahaina, Hilo and Kailua Kona.
  • 15 day cruises that depart from San Diego, CA and have ports of call that include; Kailua Kona, Honolulu, Oahu, San Diego, Hilo, Mount Kilauea, Lahaina as well as Ensenada.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises offers 3 different cruise ships that are cruising the Hawaiian islands, which include:

  • Carnival Spirit – 12 day cruises which depart out of Vancouver, BC and has ports of call that consist of; Hilo, Maui, Honolulu, Kauai, Kona and Vancouver.
  • Carnival Splendor – This ship sets sail out of Los Angeles and visits Maui, Hilo, Kona Honolulu and Ensenada and lasts a total of 15 days.
  • Carnival Spirit – 15 day cruises are offered on this ship as well which departs out of San Diego, CA and visits Kona, Kauai, Hilo, Maui, Honolulu and Ensenada.

Disney Cruise Line

  • Disney offers a 15 day cruise of the Hawaiian Islands which takes passengers to; Hilo, Honolulu, Nawiliwili, Kahului as well as Ensenada, all of which depart from Los Angeles, CA.

Holland America

  • Holland America has Hawaii Island cruises that last, 14, 15, 19, 20 and 30 days, all of which visit the Islands of Hawaii as well as other areas of the world all of which embark from San Diego, CA. When cruising the Hawaiian islands with Holland America, you will do so on the ms Oosterdam which they designate as their only ship that cruises to Hawaii.

 

 

 

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