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Things to Do on a Hawaiian Cruise

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There are so many things to do on a Hawaiian cruise – let us help you choose!

Hawaii is truly the land of adventure, offering people of all ages and personality types a variety of activities and excursions. From breathtaking beaches and unique sea life to mountain and volcano expeditions, there is no shortage of exploration possibilities. Depending on what island you are visiting, there are plenty of things to do on a Hawaiian cruise. Cruises to the archipelago offer guests everything from zip-lining and golfing to parasailing, jet skiing, surfing and more. Here are some popular spots and activities you can begin researching ahead of time to ensure you have the best Hawaii cruise ever:

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Kauai is the ideal island to visit if you are an adventure junkie. Ships dock in the cruise port of Nawiliwili, and the island offers more remote, untouched and cultural types of excursions than you will find on other islands.

Unique and unforgettable voyages include Waimea Canyon State Park, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”; the stunning Na Pali Coast (a great spot for snorkelers); the Kilohana crater;  the Wailua River (a popular place for kayakers); and Hanalei Valley, home to waterfalls, rainbows and exotic scenery.

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If you are searching for one of the best Hawaii cruises, choose an itinerary that has a port stop in Maui. Voted “Best Island” by multiple travel magazines year after year, Maui has two ports – Lahaina and Kahului. The island is known for its scenic beaches, natural attractions and a variety of activities.

Some of the most popular spots include the road to Hana, a breathtaking drive comprised of 54 bridges and countless waterfalls; wine and goat cheese tasting tours at the Surfing Goat Dairy; a thrilling helicopter ride to explore the Molokini Crater and Crater Rainbow; and hikes or bike rides through the renowned Haleakala National Park to see the top of Haleakala Crater.

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Perhaps one of the most popular places to go when visiting Hawaii, the port stop in Oahu is in Honolulu. Jam-packed with activities and attractions, consider what is on top on your list as you will find plenty of things to do on a Hawaiian cruise to Oahu. Visitors often spend time at Pearl Harbor, where you can tour the military base and see the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri and more. Also located in Oahu is one of the world’s top hiking spots on the volcano known as Diamond Head Crater. If you and your family are fans of nature, consider exploring the Manoa Valley Jungle filled with rainbows, waterfall and over 1,000 plant species. Last, learn more about the beautiful people of Hawaii at the Polynesian Cultural Center or take an unforgettable drive up the Pali Coast.


Hawaii – The Big Island

The beautiful island of Hawaii is ideal for anyone who loves to get out into nature or enjoy outdoor sports and adventures. The two cruise ship ports you will find on this island include Hilo and Kona.  Here you can explore the Kona Coast and witness Kealakelua Park, a popular landmark. Observe untouched beauty via a 6-wheel drive up to the top of Holoholo Hualalai Crater, or hike up to the falls at the popular Kohala Waterfalls. Anyone seeking to snorkel, dive, swim or windsurf can do so at A-Bay Beach, known for its exquisite white sand. And marine-life lovers can opt to visit the Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm, America’s only farm dedicated to magical seahorses.

With so many things to do on a Hawaiian cruise, you are sure to have a whirlwind vacation full of unforgettable adventures. Not sure when is the best time to cruise Hawaii and experience all of this and more? Speak with a knowledgeable agent to find your ideal itinerary and date. Visit or contact us directly at 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784) to learn more. And, don’t forget to like us on Facebook and join our InnerCircle for exclusive offers and cruise news you can use! Also, check out our new Resource Center, where you can receive expert knowledge from us before your next cruise or cruisetour.

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