A cruise to Hawaii and South Pacific is a unique blend of adventure and relaxation. Renowned worldwide for their scenic landscapes ranging from lush tropical rainforests to high mountain peaks and active volcanoes, and of course, spectacular sandy beaches and crystal clear water, Hawaii and other South Pacific islands offer a cruise of a lifetime. In addition to shore excursions providing an opportunity to explore and experience the region’s greatest gems, passengers aboard a discount ship can also enjoy a wealth of activities for all tastes and ages, enjoy the local delicacies and learn more about the unique Polynesian culture and history.
Itineraries usually include shore excursions to:
Hawaii. The 50th American state and the northernmost Polynesia’s island group consists of an archipelago of eight islands and many smaller islets of outstanding natural beauty and some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world: from absolutely breathtaking sandy beaches to active volcanoes and lush rainforests which are home to some of the most exotic animal and plant species.
French Polynesia. The French overseas territory consists of multiple groups of islands: Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, Gambier Islands, Bass Islands, Austral Islands and the Tuamotu Archipelago. Cruises with a planned stop in French Polynesia typically include excursions to Tahiti, the most populous of all islands and the location of the territory’s capital, the breathtaking Bora Bora, Huahine, Moorea and other scenic islands and islets.
Fiji. The country which consists of over 330 islands and over 500 islets amazes its visitors with its diverse landscapes and beautiful flora and fauna. In addition to sunbathing on beautiful sandy beaches and swimming in crystal clear water, Fiji’s visitors also like to visit the Sigatoka Sand Dunes, climb the Mount Tomanivi, explore the Colo-i-Suva Forest Reserve and enjoy a wealth of other attractions, depending on the itinerary.
Cook Islands. Named after Captain James Cook, the group of 15 islands in free association with New Zealand since the mid-1960s is also a standard stop of most discount cruises to South Pacific islands due to a wealth of attractions, mainly natural wonders such as: the Aitutaki Lagoon, Anatakitaki Cave, Muri Lagoon, etc.
Easter Island (Rapa Nui). The southernmost Polynesian island is best known for hundreds of moai, colossal statues that have been made by the Rapa Nui people between the mid-13th and late 15th century. In the mid-1990s, the Easter Island has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site.