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Hawaii is a truly unique place. An ancient land of volcanic fire which gave birth to one of the most pristine tropical paradises our planet has ever known.
With a rich culture dating back almost to the time of Christ, it’s a place that isn’t simply visited, it’s a place to be appreciated and discovered.
The Hawaiian Islands are an experience. And, the ultimate way to experience them is from the comfort of the sea aboard the cruise ship, Pride of America.
Thanks to Norwegian Cruise Line, you can discover four islands in seven days, ensuring every second of your trip counts.
Not only will you get to appreciate the stunning scenery on inter island transfers - watching the humpback whales play in the Pacific as you sail the Nā Pali Coast - you’ll have more than 100 hours of shore time to explore O’ahu, Maui, The Big Island and Kaua’i.
You will also have the opportunity to embrace the beautiful Polynesian culture with exciting shore excursions like a visit to the historic city of Kona, which was established by King Kamehameha I as his seat of government before he consolidated rule of the archipelago in 1795.
Experience a luau at Kilohana Plantation. Chat to the locals, hear their stories and share in their connection to their culture. Hawaii is one of the few places on the planet where all of the indigenous population speak in both native tongue and English.
Overnight stays in Maui and Kaua’i as well as zero sea days will give you even more time to explore the natural beauty of the "Garden Island", from its emerald valleys to its sharp mountain spires, and the world-class beaches of “The Valley Isle”.
A trip down the Hana Highway is also a must. The legendary road to Hana - a peaceful town on the rugged eastern coastline of Maui - is only 84 kilometers but can take anywhere from two to four hours to complete.
Starting in Kahului, the drive is littered with narrow one-lane bridges, hairpin turns and incredible island views as it winds its way through flourishing rainforests, flowing waterfalls, plunging pools and dramatic seascapes. If you’re a snap happy photographer or an Instagram addict, the road to Hana will keep you going for a month.
Just about every morning you’ll wake up to a new island. Norwegian Cruise Line’s freestyle dining and all meals included deals are convenient and, if you travel aboard Pride of America, you can dine when you want at your choice of up to seven complimentary restaurants. Norwegian also has some of the widest varieties of accommodation at sea – whether you’re travelling in a group, as a family, couple or going solo, Norwegian has you covered.
From the Capital Atrium to the John Adams Coffee Bar, the Cadillac Diner, the Liberty Dining Room and the stunning colonial style staircase, it is a truly unique experience.
In fact, the ship is a destination in itself. The onboard entertainment is second to none, with an array of shows and traditional Hawaiian activities. However, a quiet moment is only as far away as you want it to be.
Relax on the idyllic pool deck, take a dip in the jacuzzi or take some time to stroll through the shops before catching a show. The ship is so big that you can even shoot some hoops on the upper deck. If you’re not feeling quite so sociable you can chill out on the private balcony of your suite and just take in the magnificent scenery.
Best of all, the cruise both starts and ends in Honolulu, meaning you can spend extra time before and afterwards to explore everything the city has to offer, from Diamond Head and Waikiki, through to the moving memorial at Pearl Harbor.
Cruiseco is currently offering holiday packages, which include return flights, two nights pre-cruise accommodation at the Aqua Oasis Hotel in Honolulu and a four-island seven day cruise, with prices starting at just $4,270 per person.
Hawaii is a rare tropical paradise. So why not sit back, relax and let Norwegian take care of all the finer details. For more information click here.
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