Awake in Paradise
December 2015 | By Susan Milne | 3 minute read
Is there anything more blissful than cruising the Hawaiian Islands, awaking each morning to another glorious day in paradise? Each island is unique with a wealth of sights and activities to keep you well entertained ashore.
Looking for a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands? Norwegian Cruise Line, one of our preferred partners, is the only cruise line offering year-round Hawaii cruises aboard the state of the art, 2,183-passenger Pride of America.
Sailing from Honolulu on a seven-night itinerary, you’ll spend the better part of two days on each of the islands you visit; Kauai, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. You’ll have nearly 100 hours in port to explore the islands on a range of excursions or set off on your own. Extend your stay on Oahu with a four-day tour and hotel stay in Honolulu.
Highlights include sailing past the glowing lava flow of Kilauea at night and scenic cruising along the spectacular Napali Coast of Kauai, two inspirational experiences.
Pride of America is a luxurious cruise ship with an American theme to its décor. Take a look at some of the features:
- Stay active at the Santa Fe Spa and Fitness Center.
- The swimming pool area is a fun place in the style of Miami’s South Beach.
- Unique is the Conservatory tropical garden and aviary.
- Relax at one of the 11 bars and lounges.
- Norwegian’s Freestyle Cruising lets you dine at leisure in the two main dining rooms or at the specialty restaurants including China Town, Lone Star Steakhouse and Little Italy. There are 19 dining options on board!
- Take in a production show, a comedy variety show or dance the night away by the pool. There’s something for everyone when it comes to entertainment.
- Families will appreciate the interconnecting family suites, just right for those multigenerational vacations together.
- The supervised kids’ center with its own pool and café is a great place for children to make new friends.
Delve into Hawaiian culture while on board by visiting the Kuku Cultural Center which displays items of historic and cultural value. Hear about Hawaiian culture from the ’native ambassadors’. You can also learn the hula and enjoy Hawaiian cuisine served which is served in the restaurants.
Other options for cruising to Hawaii include the round-trip sailings from San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Vancouver. These cruises visit several Hawaiian islands and give you about four seas days sailing to/from Hawaii, the perfect time to relax and really enjoy all your cruise ships has to offer.
One way sailings between Hawaii to the west coast take place in the spring and fall. These cruises combine well with pre or post cruise stays in Hawaii for more time to see the islands.
You can catch a glimpse of Hawaii on trans-Pacific sailings to the South Pacific or Australia which frequently make calls at one of two Hawaiian ports.
Hawaii cruising certainly is wonderfully scenic as well as rejuvenating with plenty of options for adventures ashore. Are you ready for a fabulous cruise vacation to the Islands of Aloha?