Hawaii is hands down, one of the most romantic, and accessible cruise destinations on the map. Not only does Hawaii offer numerous islands to explore, exciting excursions such as scuba diving adventures, and waterfall tours, Hawaii also offers unlimited opportunities to relax and enjoy the sights in a laid-back environment.
On a Hawaii cruise, passengers will enjoy ports of call such as Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and of course Hawaii â€“ a.k.a, the Big Island. Hawaii cruises last anywhere from seven days to 14 days or up to 21 days or more. Not only are Hawaii shore experiences “casual,” but the vast majority of Hawaii cruises are ultra-relaxed as well. Onboard activities range from cultural offerings and hula lessons to culinary demonstrations highlighting Hawaiian cooking and Hawaiian music.
Depending on a variety of factors such as season, cruise line, length of cruise, accommodations, itinerary, cruise ship, and excursions, a Hawaii cruise may cost several hundred dollars up to $1,000 or more.
If you want to save on a Hawaii cruise, there are a several tricks and tips that can help you maximize savings. Cruise lines love advance booking, so you may enjoy special incentives, credits, and cash back just for booking far in advance. If youâ€™re one to procrastinate â€“ no worries, there are benefits for you too! If a cruise isnâ€™t completely booked several weeks or so before the cruise is set to sail, prices are slashed. If you book last minute, you may enjoy savings up to 75 percent. Cruise lines will do anything to fill up those last few rooms!
Other ways to enjoy additional savings on a Hawaii cruise include: booking off-season, booking with a group/family, taking advantage of package deals, booking online, and booking with popular cruise lines that sail to Hawaii such as Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL), Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, and Holland America.
Keep in mind that the vast majority of tourists don’t come to Hawaii when the weather’s best in the islands — they typically come when it’s at its worst everywhere else. High season in Hawaii is typically from mid-December through March or mid-April.
The off-season features the best cruise deals and the islands are less crowded. Off-season runs spring (mid-Apr to mid-June) and fall (Sept to mid-Dec). An added bonus is during these times, Hawaiiâ€™s weather is at its best.
Besides special rates for groups and families, just about every cruise line has special rates for seniors. A senior is typically defined as a person who is 55 or older. The only drawback is, to lock in the special rates you canâ€™t book online. You must call a cruise travel specialist or book directly with the cruise line. Keep in mind that proof of age is required.
For more discounts and deals on Hawaii cruises, visit: Kayak.com, Expedia.com, Orbitz.com
Travelocity.com, or VacationsToGo.com. You can also contact a cruise travel specialist. A cruise travel specialist, can help you search through specials, and the different pricing options, airfare add-ons, and pre and post-cruise packages. A plus — cruise travel specialists typically do not charge for their services as they are compensated by the cruise line.