Experiencing a Hawaii cruise is a dream come true for
many people around the world. Very few travel
adventures can live up to the thrill of sailing out
into the depths of the Pacific Ocean on a luxury
cruise liner in search of a paradise that is Hawaii
and her neighboring islands. And what a paradise it
Golden sunsets, sun-drenched sands and palm trees
swaying in the warm gentle breeze await all who take
a Hawaiian cruise. Is there anything on Earth that
could rival sipping your favorite poison while
watching the sun dip down below a watery horizon -
all to the gentle sound of wavelets breaking on the
golden sands of Hawaii? For many, this is paradise
For U.S. and Canadian citizens, Hawaii cruises depart
from numerous seaports along the west coast of North
America. Vancouver, Seattle and San Diego are the
main ports of departure to Hawaii, although several
of the other ports up and down the coastline offer
cruise services to Hawaii too.
Hawaii cruise vacations normally comprise of a
round-trip of 15-18 days and take in Hawaii and one
or two ports on the other islands in the group.
One-way cruises can also be booked where passengers
opt to fly back home from Hawaii. Many companies also
offer extended Hawaii cruise vacations of 25-30 days
or more. These extended cruises are an excellent
choice for those wishing to experience a more
intense adventure in Hawaii and also for those who
would like the opportunity to spend some time on
the other islands of Maui, Lanai, Oahu and Kauai.
Aside from lazing on the pool deck and soaking up
the sun on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, a Hawaii
cruise offers many shore excursions to satisfy even
the most restless of vacationers. On the Big Island
itself you can turn intrepid adventurer and explore
the dormant volcanoes of Mauna Kea or the smaller
Kilauea crater. If you don't fancy the hike you can
always do a Circle of Fire tour by helicopter.
On the south side of the Big Island near the port
of Kona is the Kona Cloud Forest botanical walk.
You can also enjoy many varied types of watersports
here, as well as taking a passenger submarine down
to explore the 25 acres of coral reef in the
Further afield, a Hawaii cruise lets you relive the
drama of Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, as well
as providing an opportunity to explore the beautiful
city of Honolulu. You can go in search of whales off
the shore of Lanai Island, and even head off into the
rainforest of Kauai in a 4x4! So, whether you want
endless days of relaxation, the ultimate in outdoor
adventure or a bit of both, a Hawaii cruise could be
the dream vacation for you.
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