Hawaii is the archetypal island paradise.
It has all the exotic flora and fauna you‘d imagine of a tropical island, combined with the comforts and service you’d expect from a developed American economy. Spend just a few days there and it‘s possible to wonder if you’ll ever want to go home.
The biggest surprise about Hawaii, though, is the fact that it‘s not just one island but literally hundreds, in a huge archipelago, though your cruise will only visit a handful of the main locations - Kauai, Niihau and Maui, for instance. Even so, you’ll delight in the hidden coves and secret beaches dotted all around this Pacific paradise, giving you a cruise that will help you to relax and unwind utterly.
Take Oahu, for example. On just one island, you‘ll find a vibrant mix of natural wonders and cultural attractions and amenities of the 21st century, you can soak up the sun or join the surfers in the legendary Waikiki. There’s history at Pearl Harbor, snorkelling at Hanauma Bay and the spectacular mountains of Nuuanu Pali.
The bright colours of the flowers and plants, the fresh fish and exotic fruit, the glorious sunshine and sparkling clear blue waters, the luscious landscapes populated by smiling, friendly people eager to help. It really is hard to do this wonderful location justice in a few words.
The magnificent Grand Princess is almost a destination in her own right. It‘s a cliché to say that a liner is a floating city, but the Grand Princess most definitely matches the description - built to accommodate up to 2,600 passengers, with a huge theatre, outdoor cinema, a wide choice of restaurants from haute cuisine to casual dining, casinos, it has everything. Other liners covering Hawaii include the Queen Mary 2, the world’s largest luxury liner, the Ruby Princess, the Star Princess, the Silver Shadow and Seabourn Odyssey, amongst others.
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