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Reasons why you need a Hawaii cruise

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.

Hawaii Surfing

Activities For The Inner Explorer

Looking for outdoor activities on your Hawaii cruise?  Go surfing like a local!  No visit to Hawaii would be complete without some fun in the surf.  Learn to manage a board at Chava Greenlee's Surfing School, where one of Kauai's professional surfers will have you “shooting the curl” in no time.  Or bike the Road to Hāna, a scenic stretch of highway, showcasing lookouts, hidden beaches, tropical rainforests, and an abundance of hidden Hawaiian treasures.

Hawaii Holiday

Relax Like A Local

For a more tranquil stay, journey to the beach where you can relax in the beautiful surf and sand of Hawaii’s famous hot spots.  Or set out on the water with a naturalist guide in search of humpback whales that spend their winters in the Pacific.  Back on shore, enjoy a quick trip to the shops in Maui at Hilo Hattie’s, shopping mecca for all things Hawaiian.  Then enjoy a spa day with a massage to recharge you for the next activities on your Hawaii cruise.

Hawaii Volcanoes

See Real-Life Volcanoes

The islands of Hawaii formed millions of years ago from the power of volcanoes. On your Hawaii holiday, you can visit one of the few places in the world where people can come face to face with active volcanoes at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Enjoy a day of scenic splendor and natural beauty, from the lush surroundings of sparkling Rainbow Falls to the dramatic presence of Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano.  Walk through the extinct Thurston Lava Tube, a cave formed by a river of lava.  Or take a thrilling helicopter ride to get a birds-eye view of this astonishing geological site.

Hawaii Dining

Dine Hawaii Style

For the foodies, Hawaii is a culinary wonderland.  The luau is an essential part of the Hawaiian cruise experience, and the cultural extravaganza at the historic Kilohana Plantation is a feast for all the senses. You’ll gather around the traditional fire pit and watch the roast pig emerge, a special treat to accompany the already lavish buffet of local delicacies and desserts.  While torches blaze, graceful hulas and energetic fire dances will entertain you, and the ancient sea voyages that brought the original Hawaiians to these islands from Polynesia will be brought to life in story and song.

Pride of America

Come island-hopping with Norwegian Cruise Line on your next Hawaii cruise.  The newly enhanced Pride of America will take you to four islands in 7 days, the most of any cruise line.  Plus with two overnights in Maui and Kaua`i you’ll get more time to explore like a Hawaiian. Need more reasons to cruise? Read Cruise Fever's 12 Reasons to Take a Cruise to Hawaii on Norwegian’s Pride of America.

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