Romance Hawaii Guide : Romance Hawaii Guide
CRUISING ROMANCE THE HIGH SEAS OF Cruising can be a totally relaxing and indulgent option for couples who prefer the convenience of a floating resort. Besides the romance of sailing the ocean, cruise also offers a number of practical benefits including: • no unpacking and re-packing as you tour the islands • meals are included in the ‘allinclusive’ price • great vantage points for whale-watching (DecemberApril) and viewing the more inaccessible scenic highlights such as the dramatic Nāpali Coast of Kaua‘i. One cruise, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America, is located in Hawai’i year-round. Others visit for part of the year. Speciality, short-duration cruises also operate offering a particular focus such as golfing, whale-watching and dinner cruising. A range of itineraries are available. The Pride of America, for example, offers a seven-night inter-Hawaiianisland itinerary, departing Honolulu on O‘ahu every Saturday, and cruising to Maui, Hawai‘i Island and Kaua‘i where the ship spends two full days in port on each island. Passengers sail at night, allowing the days for exploration of the four ports. Shore excursions encompass such activities as: 20 ROMANCE HAWAI‘I • helicopter and waterfall adventures • a tour of Volcanoes National Park on Hawai‘i Island • visits to boutique orchid and coffee farms • crater hikes • volcano biking adventures • rainforest ziplining (via flying-fox) • kayaking • golfing • tours of the stunning Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon • visits to Kauai’s most romantic, exciting and adventurous movie locations • snorkelling • mountain tubing (riding in large inflated rings down century-old irrigation channels) – a fun way to explore the rainforest • surfing lessons • whale watching • beach excursions • parasailing Cruising Hawai’i means that you can do as little or a much as you feel like each day. It’s completely up to you. Recline and relax poolside, or keep busy with action-packed days of shore excursions, workouts in the sports centre, swimming and deck sports.
Romance Hawaii Guide 2014