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Taking an Unforgettable Hawaii Cruise for Your Honeymoon

by Shannon Kietzman, writer for Your Wedding

A Hawaii cruise provides a great means for exploring all of the islands of this state without needing to wait at numerous airports, moving in and out of hotels, and continually unpacking and repacking your belongings. In fact, a Hawaii cruise is really the best way to explore these lovely islands because you simply get back on your ship and wake up the next day to a brand new island!

Booking a Hawaii Honeymoon Cruise

Numerous cruise lines provide Hawaii cruise packages. Norwegian Cruise Lines, in fact, regularly offers seven-night Hawaii Cruises departing from Honolulu. On this Hawaii cruise, you can enjoy stops at Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and, of course, the island of Hawaii. Many of the longer Hawaii cruises even include overnight stops.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Holland America Cruise Line also offer Hawaii cruises departing from the west coast of the United States. These cruises, however, are usually repositioning cruises that are moving the cruise ship from one part of the world to the other. A Hawaii cruise starting from the west coast generally takes anywhere from ten to fourteen days to complete.

If you want to take a Hawaii cruise for you honeymoon, you might want to discuss it with a cruise specialist. This person can help you sort through the various specials and prices associated with a Hawaii cruise to ensure you create the package that is right for you. In addition, you usually do not have to pay the cruise specialist for this service because he or she receives compensation from the cruise line.

The Islands You Will Explore on a Hawaii Cruise

When you go on a Hawaii cruise, you will probably explore Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii.

Oahu is where you will find the capital of the Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu. Honolulu is Hawaii’s largest city and includes attractions such as the Arizona memorial at Pearl Harbor, Waikiki Beach, a village of seven different cultures, and the Polynesian Cultural Center. Oahu is also home to some of the most challenging golf courses in Hawaii. In addition, you can enjoy a luau feast and shop for Kona coffee, teak products, and island fashions on Oahu.

Kauai is referred to as the “Garden Isle” because of its lush beauty and relaxing atmosphere. The north shore of this island has been included in numerous movies, including South Pacific. On the south shore, you can enjoy Poipu Beach, which includes several luxury resorts. You will also want to see Waimea Canyon, which is like a smaller version of the Grand Canyon. A must-do while on Kauai is the flightseeing helicopter tour. This tour goes over the Napali coast, which is inaccessible by land and is filled with wooded peaks and small cove beaches.

Maui provides opportunities to hike or bike Mt. Haleakala. You and your sweetheart will love the romance and beauty of the scenic waterfalls and the white sand beaches. You can also visit Lahaina, which is a 19th century restored whaling village.

The actual island of Hawaii, referred to as the “Big Island,” is home to the Volcanoes National Park as well as two active volcanoes. On Hawaii, you can explore black lava beaches and orchid farms. In the winter, you can even spend time at Hawaii’s ski resort.

On a Hawaii cruise, you will enjoy an atmosphere that is generally more relaxed than with other cruises. Evening dress is casual and onboard activities carry a Hawaiian theme, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in this unbelievable experience.

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