There are a wide variety of ways to spend time during your Hawaiian cruise. From the delicious food and lavish restaurants, the exciting on-board activities, and extraordinary shows you will find ways to entertain yourself. While stopped at the various ports you will find gorgeous scenery, shopping and exciting activities. The climate is pleasant all year round so even when just hanging out is a nice experience.
The island of Hawaii was first settled around 1300 years ago. Now our 50th state has become a cosmopolitan flavor reflecting elements of cultures found around the world. Even so, the people are renowned for hospitality and truly reflect the spirit of “aloha” and you can see it in so many aspects and details of their culture and every day life.
The state of Hawaii is comprised of many, many smaller islands that each have a distinct flavor with different attractions. While on the island of Hawaii you might want to visit the Kilauea crater. Be on the look out for the fire goddess Pele who is said to inhabit this extraordinary natural wonder. In Maui, enjoy the amazing water sites and nature lovers will find Honolulu is a very special place.
Most people think sun and beaches when they start packing for their Hawaiian cruise. But look beyond your swimsuit when filling your suitcase. Even though you’ll spend a fair amount of time on the beach, you will enjoy other activities as well. Pack some tank tops, shorts and a sundress or two. But also throw in a light jacket and one warm outfit. Even in the sunny Caribbean can have unpredictable weather. A little forethought can keep you from getting caught off guard. Of course, sun block and sun glasses are a must. As are a camera, something to read, and some music.
Remember that good health care may be hard to come by. This is especially true if your cruise itinerary contains long stretches at sea. Bring enough of your regular medications for the duration of your trip as well as some backup. Check with your doctor ahead of time to ensure that common seasickness drugs will not have adverse reactions with your other medications. While a Hawaiian cruise may seem like a once in a lifetime opportunity, it is not the time to push yourself beyond your physical limitations. You want to enjoy the whole cruise in good health. While it is good to come prepared, you don’t need to pack your entire medicine cabinet. Cover the essentials and you will be fine.
While there is a lot to do both on and off the cruise ship, each Hawaiian cruise package is different. Make sure to do a little research on the sites and activities you wish to take advantage of during your vacation. Given the wide diversity of packages available you should have no trouble finding one that fits the needs of your family. Seasoned travelers and novices alike will be surprised by the exciting offers out there. Once you book your Hawaiian cruise be prepared to enjoy the gorgeous scenery, amazing food and the friendly people.