Hawaii is so much more than magnificent emerald valleys, endless golden sand beaches and a remarkable deep blue ocean. The six Islands of Aloha are characterised by the warmth of the Hawaiian people, their fascinating culture, the spiritual beauty of the Hula and the incomparable local cuisine. Planning a journey to Hawaii and looking for more inspiration? We've compiled all sorts of useful links to explore our upcoming trips, sources of inspirational information and helpful resources from our blogging archives to get you started.
Many experienced cruisers would describe this as the best of all cruises - combining leisurely days at sea with visits to some of the world's most beautiful islands, while cruising on a ship that will delight the most avid connossieur. Sailing the warm waters of the Pacific in the spacious comfort of Holland America Line gives us ample time to enjoy the amenities... READ MORE
Explore the history of Hawaii from 1500 years ago, when the Polynesians arrived after navigating the ocean using only the stars to guide them, to the island's WWII history and Pearl harbour, right up to present day... READ MORE
"There are six major islands to visit in Hawaii: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the island of Hawaii! Each has its own distinct personality, adventures, activities and sights. Click here to explore the Islands of Aloha..." READ MORE
“All of the Hawaiian Islands have complex and fragile ecosystems that are easily affected by outside influences. And important value for natives and locals alike is the idea of malama aina or to care for the land. There are many ways visitors can learn about the native traditions used to work the land - and help keep Hawaii sustainable for generations to come..." READ MORE
"Located on the northeastern side of the island of Hawaii, Hilo offers breathtaking natural beauty plus all the amenities of a vibrant town. Taste some of Hawaii’s exquisite produce or buy local crafts, see more culture when you browse the art at the East Hawaii Cultural Center. Hilo has plenty of natural beauty, too...” READ MORE
"Once known as Lele, which means “relentless sun” in Hawaiian, Lahaina is a historic town that has been transformed into a Maui hotspot with dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops and restaurants. Once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the early nineteenth century, Lahaina was also a historic whaling village……” READ MORE
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"We're home after a wonderful month in the South Pacific. We realise how fortunate we were to escape the frigid temperatures and huge snowfalls to bask in sunny skies everyday. If you are looking for exotic ports of call plus lazy days at sea, this itinerary is a must! Hawaii was our first stop with visits to three different ports including an overnight in Honolulu"... READ MORE
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