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Hawaii's third largest island is home

to the majority of Hawaii's diverse

population and for this reason is often

referred to as the gathering place.

Spread throughout the south eastern

shore is the state capital - Honolulu. this

is the main international hub when flying

from the UK and is a great place to stay

pre of post cruise. In Honolulu you will

find everything from historic landmarks

and treasured monuments such as Pearl

Harbour and the Aloha Tower, to world

class shopping, vibrant nightlife and

spectacular beaches. Indeed no visit

to Hawaii would be complete without

a stay on Waikiki Beach - a former

playground of Hawaiian royalty. The

great thing about staying here is that

most hotels are either located directly

on the beach or just two of three blocks

away- so you are never far from the

sea. A walk along the Waikiki historical

trail provides an insight into the past by

reading the surfboard markers dotted

along the way.



The Hawaiian Islands are one of those iconic bucket list destinations of the world made famous through TV and film

throughout the decades since the 1950's - when they became the 50th state of the USA in 1959. As a result they have

become the ultimate destination when one thinks of an exotic beach holiday.


Most people when travelling to Hawaii would

expect to pay thousands of pounds for a return

flight and perhaps plan to stay on one island with

the hope of exploring the others. An Hawaiian

islands cruise however effortlessly opens up the

islands in one holiday without having to worry

about flights and transportation between the

islands. In much the same way as Greek Island

hopping or Caribbean Island hopping. In these

locations the concept of cruising works perfectly

enabling one to see to multiple destinations in

one holiday.

Despite the obvious benefits of Hawaiian Island

cruises the number of cruise lines offering them

is rather limited in terms of season and itinerary.

Most cruise lines that do feature Hawaii in their

programmes are limited to offering sporadic

repositioning cruises in shoulder seasons in

between cruise season when the ships manoeuvre

from one destination to another. Others such as

Princess Cruises offer a winter season of longer

roundtrip 14 or 15 nights cruises from the west

cost of the USA. These tend be cheaper as the

majority of your time on board is spent cruising

across the Pacific Ocean which results in a shorter

period visiting the Hawaiian islands.

This is where Norwegian Cruise Line have bucked

the trend to offer a ship based in Honolulu year

round cruising around the islands every week

without precious holiday time spent on any

long ocean crossings. The 80,439 tonne Pride

of America is the only ship completely crewed

by American nationals which allows it to be

dedicated to only Hawaiian ports of call. This gives

you the opportunity to see much more of Hawaii

in a shorter one week space of time - not only by

day but also by night. As you journey from one

exotic island to the next, learn about the Hawaiian

culture through the eyes of native ambassadors on

board. The old advertising slogan certainly applies

here - Pride of America reaches parts of Hawaii

that other ships cannot reach!


Pride of America will spend overnight

in port here. Always a difficult one

to pronounce - kawhyeee.The island

of Pineapple plantations, the Wailua

Falls and Kalapaki Beach. The port

of Nawiliwili is your gateway to the

what many believe to be Hawaii's

most beautiful island. It is known

as the garden island die to its

dramatic emerald green valleys,

tropical rainforests, forking rivers and

cascading waterfalls. This island was

the key location used for the 1993

film Jurassic Park and was also a key

location for Avatar and Pirates Of The

Caribbean. Norwegian Cruise Line

offers an excursion called The Directors

Cut which takes you on a live narrated

tour of famous movie locations with

specially licensed video scenes made

on Kauai.


Pride of America will spend overnight in

port here. Known as the Magic Isle Maui

is the second largest island. It boasts

miles of pristine unspoilt beaches and

lush tropical rainforests; it is also the home

of the Luau featuring Hawaiian foods

such as kalua pig, cooked in an earthen

oven, poi and haupia (coconut pudding).

There are two ports of the island - Lahaina

and Kahului. Lahaina was a historic

whaling village and is now the islands

hotspot with a picturesque harbour and

huge banyan trees standing 60 foot

high. Kahului is the one used by Pride

of America as it is the gateway to Maui's

east coast beaches and legendary road

to Hana - a 52 mile long road that twists

its way through rainforests, past waterfalls,

plunging pools and dramatic seascapes.

Enjoy captivating sunsets and those

wonderful fire light Hula shows at night.

Here you will also find the Haleakala

National Park with the magical Waimoku

Falls Trail and the Haleakala volcano - the

world's largest dormant volcano.


Pride of America makes two stops on

this the largest and youngest island

of the Hawaiian islands chain with

lush tropical rainforests and towering

volcanoes. The first is to Hilo on the

east coast - known as the City Of

The Rainbows. Here, you will find

centuries-old wooden store fronts

housing sophisticated galleries, shops

and restaurants. Visit the Akaka State

Falls Park, the Pacific Tsunami Museum

and Richardson Beach Park - perfect

for snorkelling and sunbathing. The

second stop is Kona which lies on the

opposite side of the island to Hilo.

Visit the historic Kailua Village where

King Kamehameha spent his final

years. Kealakekua Bay is where Captain

James Cook first set foot on the island

in 1778 and is where he was eventually

killed. Kaloko-Honokohau is a 1160

acre National Historic Park where you

can explore calming fish ponds and

early Heiau (temples).

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