This is a romantic escape like no other. With prime amenities and luxurious staterooms, courtesy of the likes of Crystal, Silversea, Holland America, Norwegian, and Princess cruise lines, your passage through the Hawaiian Islands is as calm and comfortable as the trade-wind breezes themselves.
Hawaii definitely knows hospitality inside and out, a fact that becomes even more apparent as you embark on a luxury Hawaiian cruise and sample the different ports of call.
Honolulu on the island of Oahu is Hawaii’s largest city, a cultural hub for national landmarks and excellent shopping, particularly at Aloha Tower Marketplace on the waterfront. Maui yields more than a hundred miles of coastline and dozens of beaches to visit, along with cascading waterfalls and the infamous Haleakala volcano. The unpretentious island of Hilo is the departure point for shore excursions to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Docking at Kailua Bay on the west side of the big island, you can experience an array of wildlife, including sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins, and whales. And on the island of Kauai, where some of the volcanoes are five million years old, the natural beauty of the lush forests and valleys will leave you breathless.
The fly-in-fly-out method for Hawaii visits is a lovely way to go, but you can also embark at San Diego or Vancouver to unwind on board for a few days. And if you have the time, the exotic islands of the South Pacific are never very far away.