(31) Cruising Hawaii and the South Pacific

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(31) Cruising Hawaii and the South Pacific

South Pacific cruises primarily circle the volcanic islands and coral atolls around Fiji or Tahiti. Hawaii cruises are typically seven night circle cruises within the Hawaiian Islands with ports of call to each of the five main islands: Oahu, Hawaii (the Big Island), Maui, Kauai (the Garden Island) and Molokai. Hopefully, you will get lucky and be treated the spectacular sight of lava flowing from Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean.

  • Best Bets: Helicopter ride over the Kilauea volcano crater and the Road to Hana on Maui.
  • Best Time: Plan your cruise for mid-January through early April when giant humpback whales migrate to Hawaii's warm waters to mate, cavort and give birth to their young. Don't be surprise to see whales breaching the calm waters next to your cruise ship. (Note: late summer and early fall are the height of Pacific rain and hurricane season.)



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