Island Hopping Hawaiian Style
Hopping from one Island Paradise to Another
On a typical Hawaiian cruise, you get to hop from one tropical island paradise to another. Most cruise lines dock on seven island port cities where they let their cruisers experience what the island has to offer for one to two days.
Ouahu is the home of Honolulu, the capital city of the state of Hawaii. It quarters various landmarks and attractions that are famous all over the world. Some of these attractions are the Waikiki Beach, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and Pearl Harbor. Honolulu’s landmarks are more or less only a 10-minute drive from the harbor, giving you ample time to discover the various spots that the island has to offer.
Hilo is a perfect combination of both historical and contemporary landmarks. Places to visit while you are on shore are fish auctions, street markets and fabulous gardens. You’ll not only get to experience life in Hilo with the Aloha Spirit, but you can also tour the renovated downtown areas that nestles shops and cafes catering to tourists and locals alike.
Frequently acknowledged as one of the world’s most beautiful islands, Maui is certainly a great island to explore on your time ashore. The lush and luxuriant valleys of the island, compounded by sandy coves and golden beaches, make Maui a perfect island getaway. While in Maui, you can explore the Haleakala Crater which is the largest dormant volcano in the world, the verdant rainforests of the nearby West Maui Mountains, and the art galleries of Lahaina.
Lihue is located in the Hawaiian garden island of Kaua’i. Upon reaching shore, I suggest you hail a cab and start exploring all the historical landmarks there is on the island. These spots include Grove Farm Homestead, the Kauai Museum, and a wide array of old churches. You can also enjoy the pristine beaches or drop by the island’s amazing canyons and breath-taking waterfalls. In Kauai, you can also check out some private surfing lessons by inquiring about it at your ship’s excursion desk.
Molokai’s history has always been along the context of its being an island of special power, not physical power but of the spiritual kind. Today though, a power of different kind is being attributed to it. Molokai is the island that is heralded as the Most Hawaiian Island –in the sense that it’s the island with the largest population of Hawaiian native residents. In Molokai, you can visit and enjoy Hawaii’s longest white sand beach, or explore the world’s tallest cliffs. The island remains a remote and peaceful destination with no crowd of tourists hanging around, giving you a serene atmosphere to enjoy.
Hopping from one paradise Hawaiian island to another is just one of the perks in choosing a Hawaiian cruise. Waking up to a new port and a new place to explore can be really entertaining and memorable.
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Know Your Cruising Seasons
|Winter||approx Nov.-Feb.||Catch a glimpse of the Humpback whales from the North as they migrate for the winter.|
|Spring||approx March-May||Spring is the time to enjoy Hawaii's festival season which stretches from late Feruary to May.|
|Summer||approx June-August||With schools out, many cruises offer more for the entire family to experience during this time of year.|
|Fall||approx Sept.-Oct.||In the Fall Hawaii experiences less rain, making it a great benefit of traveling during this time.|