Hawaii is one of the most popular bucket list travel destinations and rightfully so. Since one of the major benefits of visiting the 50th state on a cruise is that you can see multiple islands while only unpacking once, here are the best cruises to visit Hawaii.
Norwegian’s Pride of America – Pride of America is the only cruise ship that sails year-round, 7 night round trip cruises around the Hawaiian Islands. With two overnight ports (Maui and Kauai), the ship is in port for a crazy 100 hours during the week. After all, you don’t go to Hawaii to stay on the ship. This gives you plenty of time to see what Hawaii has to offer. Read 12 Reasons to Take a Cruise on Pride of America
During the week long cruises on Pride of America, you get to visit four different Hawaiian Islands (five ports) that concludes with a scenic cruise by the breathtaking Na Pali Coast. With no sea days, there is no better way to cruise Hawaii than on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America. View Prices on Cruises on Pride of America
Princess Cruises – Princess offers three different options for cruising to Hawaii. The cruise line offers 15 day round trip cruises to Hawaii from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. These cruises are a great option for those who want to visit Hawaii but do not fly. Each cruise visits four ports in Hawaii (Honolulu, Hilo, Kauai, and Maui) to go along with 9 sea days.
Royal Caribbean – Royal Caribbean offers a handful of one way cruise to Hawaii from Vancouver and a one way cruise back to Vancouver from Hawaii. These 10 to 12 night cruises visit 5 ports in Hawaii (Honolulu, Kona, Kauai, Maui, and Hilo) on Radiance of the Seas.
Celebrity Cruises – Like Royal Caribbean, sister line Celebrity also offers a handful of one way cruises to and from Hawaii. The 10 to 12 night cruises on Celebrity Solstice have five to six sea days to go along with port stops in Honolulu, Maui (overnight stay), Kona, and Hilo. The only downside is that Celebrity does not visit the Garden Isle Kauai.
Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival offers some of the best budget friendly cruises to Hawaii. The 10 to 14 day cruises can be found for under $1,000 per person. These one way cruises to and from Hawaii are part of Carnival Journeys and are offered on Carnival Legend and Carnival Splendor. You get to visit the most popular islands and cruise ports in Hawaii and a couple of the cruises even include an overnight in Honolulu.
Holland America Line – If you are looking for a longer cruise to Hawaii, Holland America offers everything from a 17 day round trip Hawaiian cruise from Vancouver to a 28 day round trip cruise out of San Diego that includes a visit to Bora Bora and Tahiti. These cruises are also a great option for those who do not fly. Each of these cruises visit the five main cruise ports in Hawaii.