There's no better way to see the islands of the world than aboard a cruise. What appears as a dot on the horizon grows larger and larger as you approach by ship, eventually becoming a swath of land just begging to be explored. From sunny specks of white sand beaches, to volcanic outcrops of towering peaks, and historic ports with sordid pasts, Norwegian Cruise Line visits islands in every corner of the world. Here, we list ten not to miss.
The one word that travellers associate with Hawaii more than any other is "Aloha." Hawaii is known as "The Aloha State." The word is often expressed as a greeting, to say hello or goodbye, but Aloha traditionally has a deeper meaning. In Hawaii, Aloha is a way of life. It's a message of harmony and tranquility.
Long before beautiful, tropical Hawaii became the 50th and last state in the USA, it was a kingdom ruled by the descendants of fearless Polynesian explorers. Visitors cruising to Hawaii today can still see the Polynesian influence everywhere on the islands, from its people to its language to its food. Some of the Polynesian island nations that have had the greatest influence on Hawaii are Tonga, Tahiti, Fiji, Marquesas, Samoa and Aotearoa (New Zealand and Maori).
On a Hawaiian cruise, there are many opportunities for single travellers to explore and push the limits, and perhaps learn something new about themselves. The Hawaiian islands accept the lone traveller with open arms, and cruising solo onboard Pride of America is a blast in itself. So, hey, don’t be afraid to get out there and do your thing! Here are four tips for embracing Hawaii all by yourself.
Sometimes the most enticing qualities of a holiday lie within its simplicity and detachment from the bustle of everyday life. Take a Hawaii cruise to Molokai and you'll see one of those spots. Known to be proudly "Hawaiian by nature," Molokai boasts nature unspoiled by modern life. You won't find traffic or street lights on this island. Instead, a surefooted-mule can be your transportation along cliffs and rolling hills. You'll find miles of sandy beach replacing long asphalt roads for a welcome change of scenery. Truly, the classics are classics for a reason: because they stand the test of time. Quiet your mind and allow the beauty of Molokai to restore and replenish with its classic Hawaiian lifestyle. Here are some local places and activities to consider during your holiday to Molokai.
As you casually sip your Mai Tai and twirl your cocktail umbrella in your fingers, here’s a fun fact to lay (or lei) on your fellow cruisers: Oahu is often called “The Gathering Place” because over 75% of the state’s population lives on this island. Here are four reasons you’ll want to take a Honolulu Cruise – and maybe even choose to stay.
A relaxing holiday destination means a wardrobe to match. Especially when it comes to Hawaii, a location that has long been known for its colourful shirts and easy-breezy Muumuus. Take a cue from the locals and pack for your Hawaii cruise with an appreciation for natural beauty in mind. Read ahead for a quick guide to essential items you'll want to take along on your tropical getaway.
Whether you’re looking to get close to an active volcano or get acquainted with the local fare, The Big Island has something for everyone. And if you cruise with Norwegian, you can enjoy a Hawaii getaway for half the cost of a land vacation. Need more reasons to escape to paradise? Here are just a few of the many reasons to take a Hawaii Holiday.
Discover excitement in the Aloha state on your next Hawaii cruise. Go island-hopping, explore off-the-beaten path, tour volcanos and take in the beauty of the Napali coast. Or relax on a local beach as you sip a Mai Tai. Here are the Top 4 Reasons you can't miss a Hawaii holiday this year.