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Nawilwili, Hawaii

As the only cruise line home porting in Hawaii, Norwegian has gained recognition for having the best Hawaiian itineraries by Porthole Cruise and Travel magazine. Dive into the exciting itineraries and unforgettable experiences awaiting you on a 2024 Hawaiian cruise vacation.

Ready to start planning? Explore all Hawaii cruises.

Couple surfing in Hanalei Bay, Hawaii
Couple surfing in Hanalei Bay, Hawaii

Norwegian's seven-day Inter-island Hawaii cruises set sail every Saturday from Honolulu aboard the Pride of America. Norwegian Spirit offers itineraries that include South Pacific island explorations or a unique Alaska and Hawaii combination for a more extensive journey. Whatever your choice, Norwegian can make your dream cruise to Hawaii happen.

Norwegian's 2024 Hawaii Cruise Ports

Get a taste of Norwegian's award-winning Hawaiian cruises by exploring the enchanting ports you'll visit on our weeklong sailings:

  • Honolulu: Kick off your seven-day Hawaiian adventure in the bustling city of Honolulu, home to iconic landmarks like Pearl Harbor and Waikiki Beach.
  • Hilo: Discover Hilo's natural beauty, often compared to a giant greenhouse with stunning tropical flora.
  • Kona: Experience the crystal-clear waters, state parks, coffee plantations, and historical sites of Kona.
  • Kahului: Located in Central Maui, Kahului offers access to some of Hawaii's most famous natural wonders and attractions.
  • Nāwiliwili: Explore Kauaʻi, the oldest and most northern Hawaiian island, known for its incredible beauty and the wiliwili trees that once lined its harbor.
Honokalani Black Sand Beach, Wainapanapa, Maui, Hawaii
Honokalani Black Sand Beach, Wainapanapa, Maui, Hawaii

Visit Exotic Destinations Alongside Hawaii

Longer Hawaiian cruises let you explore the stunning South Pacific or journey north to Alaska. South Pacific itineraries include breathtaking islands like Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea, and Tahiti. Choose a Hawaii and Alaska cruise for a unique experience, stopping at three of the Hawaiian Islands before visiting Alaskan gems like Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, and Ketchikan.

Wailuku river state park
Wailuku river state park

Unforgettable Experiences in Hawaii

Your cruise to Hawaii is about more than just the islands' natural beauty. Explore historic landmarks and cultural treasures with the following must-see sights and attractions for your cruise vacation.


Visit Wailuku River State Park in Hilo to see the mesmerizing 80-foot Rainbow Falls. Explore the Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo, the only rainforest zoo in the United States, home to rare species like the Hawaiian hawk and Nene goose. Discover the awe-inspiring Kīlauea Volcano at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and stroll through the enchanting Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens, a 30-acre Japanese garden offering serene views of Hilo Bay. If you're a wine lover, don't miss the opportunity to sample wines from a volcano winery.

Kona coffee, Oahu, Hawaii
Kona coffee, Oahu, Hawaii


Savor Hawaii's iconic coffee with a tour through Kona's famous coffee belt, visiting coffee plantations and learning about the bean-to-cup process. Dive into crystal-clear waters, snorkeling, or scuba diving to explore vibrant coral reefs and marine life. Escape to the secret waterfalls of Kohala. Discover ancient Hawaiian culture at the Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, a sacred place of refuge in ancient times, and visit the Hulihe'e Palace, a former vacation home of Hawaiian royalty.


Experience the picturesque Road to Hana, admiring waterfalls, lava cliffs, and lush coastlines along the famous Hana Highway. Venture into the lush ʻĪao Valley State Park to see the iconic ʻĪao Needle, a towering, green-mantled rock outcrop. Explore the Maui Ocean Center, a state-of-the-art aquarium showcasing Hawaii's unique marine life, and relax on the golden sands of Kāʻanapali Beach, one of Maui's most famous stretches of coastline.

Waimea canyon, Kauai, Hawaii
Waimea canyon, Kauai, Hawaii


Discover the 1,000-year-old ʻAlekoko Fishpond, Kauai Museum, and Grove Farm homestead and sugar plantation museum in Nāwiliwili. Take in the majestic beauty of Waimea Canyon, known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," and visit the breathtaking Nāpali Coast, known for its emerald-hued cliffs and cascading waterfalls.

Spend time at the picturesque Wailua River, where you can kayak or take a leisurely riverboat cruise to the stunning Fern Grotto. Do you want to see a luau? Book the Luau Kalamaku with premium seating for an unforgettable cultural experience.


Immerse yourself in history by visiting Pearl Harbor, the USS Missouri, and the USS Arizona Memorial. Explore the Polynesian Cultural Center to learn about Hawaii's rich cultural heritage, and hike to the summit of the Diamond Head crater for panoramic views of Oahu's coastline. Relax on the world-famous Waikiki Beach and visit the historic Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States.

Norwegian offers several excursions, including airport drop-off, if you cannot spend a few days in Honolulu before or after your cruise. One of the most popular excursions is Pearl Harbor and the USS Missouri.

Norwegian Cruise Line offers various activities and adventures to suit every taste for your cruise vacation. We want to ensure that your 2024 Hawaiian vacation is truly unforgettable. Which cruise to Hawaii is right for you? Stay informed by signing up for Norwegian's cruise deals to receive the latest special offers directly to your inbox. When booking your 2024 Hawaii cruise, you can be confident you're getting the best deal available.