The isles that make up the fantastic US state of Hawaii create a truly unforgettable cruising experience. Recent times have seen this fabulous destination continue to rise in popularity and become one of the destinations the heart longs to visit. Not only does Hawaii represent the opportunity to indulge in sun drenched waters but the paradise ambience created is entirely unique. It was once thought that the only way to cruise the beautiful Islands of Hawaii was by enjoying a world cruise however, many cruise lines have introduced exceptional itineraries to circumnavigate these sumptuous ports of call for a brilliant insight into the Hawaiian way of life. Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line are just two examples of cruise lines that designate a ship to enjoy back to back Hawaii itineraries during the wintertime period for sensational weather and the opportunity to achieve a winter glow.
When you think of Hawaii what do you see? I can tell you what we see as it exists and we can take you there. Incredible beaches combine with magnificent volcanic scenery to create a once in a lifetime experience. Put this together with the local passion and spirit of flower garlands, hula dancers and fun filled festivity for a scintillating vacation.
One of the most famous destinations to visit is the Island of Honolulu. With so many things to do and sights to behold, this brilliant port of call offers the chance to feed your adventurous soul. The stunning Waikiki Bay is a haven for sun worshippers. Alternatively head for a spectacular al-fresco shopping mall for some retail therapy or dine at one of the many waterfront restaurants for a taste of local cuisine. All at your fingertips the port of Honolulu provides a great opportunity to unwind, recharge and relax. There’s even the chance to venture out on a tour of your choice. Great examples include the Waimea Falls Park to witness the enchanting waterfall were locals fuel their adrenaline by diving from the towering cliffs above or head for the amazing historical sight of Pearl Harbour. Those feeling like a full scale adventure may wish to explore the volcanic scenery further by enjoying one of the many excursions available, even boasting the opportunity to take a flight in a helicopter to gain a greater vantage point.
Of course Honolulu is just one of the spectacular sights to enjoy, there are so many great places to visit as you island hop aboard a Hawaii cruise. Take in the beauty of Maui voted “Best Island” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler for seventeen years or head to the untouched tranquillity of Lanai. There’s Oahu, Molokai and Kauai, all incredible destinations each with their own individual personalities whilst maintaining the magic of this blissful area. A truly captivating destination, the islands of Hawaii come together to form a simply stunning holiday escape.
Golf lovers will relish the opportunity here to tackle the volcanic rough and coastal water hazards. Characteristics such as these have earned Hawaii Island the regularly known title of “Golf Capital of Hawaii.”
One of the major attractions of Hawaii is the chance to learn a brilliant activity; surging. Considered on the finest locations on the planet to tackle the waves, the islands of Hawaii provide the perfect setting to give it a try. After all Hawaii is the birthplace of big wave surfing.
The magical islands of Hawaii certainly have a lot to shout about but one of the sensational features that sometimes fails to gain the recognition it deserves is the magnificent local cuisine. The year of 1991 was an exceptional year for this fabulous destination. Twelve Hawaii chefs came together to establish something truly special; Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Considered a revolutionary culinary movement, the blending of Hawaii’s flavours commenced like never before. To sample some of the finest restaurants around we recommend several stunning chef dining rooms. Peter Merrimam’s restaurant is presented by the Honolulu magazine as “Best Big Island Restaurant”. There’s also the chance to experience Mark Ellman’s restaurant and the amazing dining venue of Alan Wong to name but a few.
Hawaii offers something for everyone, from sporting activities to sensual serenity and there is nothing quite like cruising this sumptuous destination