If so, then Norwegian’s Pride of America is truly unique in that she’s the only cruise ship based in Hawaii and offers 7-night inter-island cruises. While there are other ships that visit Hawaii they’re all going to require a five-day sea crossing (at least) and then one-way air to return to the mainland.
Pride of America departs every week from Honolulu (on Oahu) and sails to The Big Island of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui. Try to see these islands any other way, and you’ll be packing, flying, shuttling and unpacking when you should be enjoying! And all that air and surface travel comes at a cost too! Contrast that to the cruise where you maximize your awake hours in ports and travel while you sleep. . .what could be more convenient.
If you’re thinking about a Hawaii cruise, you should strongly consider extending your visit with a pre- or post-resort stay in Honolulu. Sights there of course include the famous Waikiki Beach, Diamondhead, Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial to name just a few. Since you have to get to Honolulu anyway to board the ship it would be a shame not to spend some time enjoying it.
Buyers Tip: As much as cruises in general (and especially the Caribbean and Europe) are a buyer’s market, Pride of America’s Hawaii cruises are the exception—prices almost always increase over time. And if you’re looking for a stateroom that will accommodate more than two guests, they’re in even scarcer supply, so we strongly urge you to book Hawaii cruises a year in advance if possible. But we do have a great handpicked deal for this fall:
7 Night Hawaii Cruise–November 3, 2012. we have a limited supply of Balcony Staterooms in Category BB that where our rate is $360 per person less than current pricing so you’ll save $720 per cabin and we’re throwing in a $50 onboard spending credit. If you want to save even more, we have interior staterooms in category IB that are $620 per person below current prices—a savings of $1,240 per cabin.