If you’re looking to take a cruise to a tropical destination, look no further than the beautiful islands of Hawaii. Hawaiian cruises take you to around the major islands of Maui, Kona, and Honolulu. Each of these islands offers scenic waterfalls and luxurious beaches. When most people think about taking a tropical cruise, they set their sights on various locations in the Caribbean. However, those looking to set sail should certainly consider cruising the scenic Hawaiian islands. As you continue your research about where to take your vacation, keep these things in mind about Hawaiian cruises:
Where to Depart From
There are several ports that you can consider when looking to travel to Hawaii. For example, you can depart from Honolulu, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Ft Lauderdale, Seattle, etc. Cruises that depart within Hawaii itself takes cruisers around the various scenic islands that Hawaii has to offer. Hawaiian islands such as Kona, Hilo, Maui, and Kauai. Various cruise lines include departure from different ports, so be sure to look into which departure ports are used by the cruise line you are considering booking through. The packages provided by several cruise lines offer several options for the duration of your cruise. The trip can last between 7-14 days, with packages including 10 and 11 day cruises.
What You’ll Get to See
It’s no secret that Hawaii is home to some of the best scenery our world has to offer, making it a fantastic spot to spend your vacation. Many cruisers choose to stay in Honolulu before or after their cruise, as there is easy access to Waikiki Beach, which is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Pearl Harbor is also a popular destination for travelers, as typical cruise excursions allow tourists to experience the memorial of the USS Arizona. In Kona, also known as “The Big Island”, cruisers can try the world-famous Kona coffee before embarking on a tour of the island. Hilo is also a popular excursion destination, famous for Volcanoes National Park. The beautiful landscape will provide scenery that will not soon be forgotten by all travelers.Those looking for adventure will look towards Maui and Kauai, which are both islands famous for beautiful national parks. There is no shortage of locations to check out tall waterfalls and stunning sunsets throughout the islands. Also, all beaches can be accessed by the public, so be sure to take advantage of any stretch of sand you happen upon during your travels.
When to Set Sail
In reality, there’s really never a bad time to cruise to the islands of Hawaii. However, various times of the year have their own advantages to keep in mind when planning your trip. The winter months are the most popular time for tourists to head to Hawaii, as they hope to escape the cold winter weather. However, the weather in Hawaii during these months are usually the rainiest. Also, flights are at their most expensive prices at this time due to its popularity. Many people also look to travel in the summer with their families, which is always a great idea. However, only certain cruise lines offer cruises at that time, so your options may be limited. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is usually a good time to find great deals on a cruise. Later in the Spring is usually considered the best time to take your cruise, as the weather is unbeatable and the ships are far less crowded.
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