hawaii - oh what a cruise
Living in Waikiki we thought it would be hard to find a good cruise without a long flight, but we were wrong. The 7 day Hawaii cruise was just wonderful. We overnighted at two locations, which gave much time to explore the state. On the last day we left port early enough to truly enjoy the coast of Kauai, such a remarkable sight could never be seen unless you paid for a helicopter ride. I will say don't take the reviews of the excursions too seriously. We almost didn't book the Norwegian glass bottom boat cruise because of a review, but I am so glad we did. The fish we saw were colorful and plenty (I even saw an elusive eel). The excursion was so worth it and the staff so knowledgeable. Take this cruise and do as much or as little as you choose - cruise like a Norwegian!
Hawaiian Cruise-tour Feb Mar 2014 "Fantastic"
We have just returned from our cruise on the Pride of America. Prior to the cruise we took the 3 day cruise tour of Honolulu. This was a perfect choice for us as first time visitors. We were shown many of the main attractions of the island, from Pearl Harbor to the rain forest and the beaches. It was a full schedule of sightseeing. The highlight for us was the Kualoa Ranch. This tropical paradise is used as a movie set for may well known films and TV shows. We were treated to a boat ride and lunch on a private "secret" island beach. The cruise-tour is well organized and allows for a carefree experience of the attractions. The Marriott Hotel included in the package was very nice. The location couldn't be better. You are steps away from the beach and shops at Waikiki. I would recommend this package to anyone visiting Hawaii for the first time. Great value considering how much you see on the tour.