Soak in the sun, unleash your adventurous spirit, and become awestruck with history – all in the same place. If you haven’t already guessed it – we’re talking about Hawaii. With so much to do, see, and eat, this tropical getaway is the perfect paradise for any beach bum, history buff, and adrenaline junkie. And sailing around Hawaii is the perfect way to experience it all!
Thanks to Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), you can hop around four of the main islands in one week, all year round. Think of it as Hawaii’s Greatest Hits Tour and you’re front row VIP, every night. Need more convincing than that? Well, here’s our three reasons why Hawaii should be on the top of your list.
1. Wake Up to Spectacular Views – Everyday
Hawaii is breathtakingly beautiful, no doubt about it. Between its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and the mighty mountain peaks in the background, this is the best of nature rolled into one. But don’t ruin your serene mornings with a hotel room that faces a parking lot. When you sail with NCL, you’ll wake up to the beauty of Hawaii – every single day. Surround yourself with the sights and sounds as you step onto your private balcony to have your pinch-me moment, Zen moment or even Instagram moment. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did.
2. You’ll Never Be Bored
Snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, oh my! In Hawaii, you’ll never run out of things to do – no matter what you’re into. And when sailing with NCL, you have 80+ shore excursions to pick from!
When stopping at Hilo, you can surround yourself in nature’s paradise at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, home to 2,000 species of “fragrant tropical flowers, colorful fruits, and plants from all over the world”. Or head over to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to walk through the extinct Thurston Lava Tube, a cave formed by a river of lava. Plus, with overnight stays in Maui and Kaua’i, you’ll have more time to tour an actual pineapple plantation, hang 10 and learn the surfing basics, go horseback riding, and snorkel alongside exotic fish and maybe see some green sea turtles.
Want to come in a few days before the cruise? Opt-in for NCL’s 4-day O’ahu Explorer Cruisetour. Transport yourself to a different world as you enjoy a scenic tour of O’ahu’s North and South Shore and Kualoa Ranch. Step back in time with an eight hour of Pearl Harbor featuring a stop at the USS Arizona Memorial, a floating memorial built over the sunken hull of the battleship serving as the final resting place for many of the ship’s crew. A 3-night stay at the famous Waikīkī Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and complimentary transfers from the airport to the hotel and hotel to Pride of America are also included.
3. Get Your Five Free Perks
NCL truly makes vacationing worthwhile because on any Pride of America sailing, you can choose up to 5 free offers. Arrive the day before with their Free 1-Night Hotel Pre-Cruise offer. Plus, you also have the choice to also purchase optional roundtrip airfare starting at $399 from select airports. That’s definitely a steal. Excited to explore the island? You can with the Free Shore Excursion credit. The offers also include Free Pre-Paid Service Charges, Free Specialty Dining, and Free Family and Friends. Almost forgot to mention, when you book a suite, you get all 5 offers!
So, pack your bags and get excited to sail Hawaii, the Norwegian way. Oh, and don’t forget your sunscreen!