Post # 1
Anyone have any advice for me? I am looking into cruising to Hawaii for our first anniversary, next fall. Or possibly spring 2014.
Anything will be helpful. Sharing past experiences if you have done it even better.
Post # 3
I’m from Hawaii, though I’ve never cruised. Personally I wouldn’t do it (I’d rather island hop than cruise), because it takes away from your laying on the beach, experiencing authentic things, etc. time. But, if you love to cruise or are interested more for the general relaxation of that then I think a lot of people really enjoy it. Good luck!
Post # 4
After researching a bit a cruise would be best for affordability.
BUT I know that being herded like cattle on and off a boat is not ideal.
Since you are from Hawaii, any tips for flying there?
Post # 5
We went on a cruise through the Hawaiin islands two years ago and lvoed it. I can see MsCarabiner’s point about enjoying the beaches as well, but it is a good way to see the islands. We hjad only been to Maui before and probably would not have gone on a trip to the big island, but it ended up being one of our favorite stops on the cruise! The cruise we took stayed overnight in Maui and Kauai so you had some extra time there. Here are some tips:
-Stay an extra night or two on the beginning or end of the cruise so that you can experience onefo the islands for a few days
-Rent a car in port. It was so easy and we were able to do whatever we wanted and did not have to worry about getting a tour. We rented a car on all the stops except Kona. That is the only place we did an organized tour. It also saves some money renting your own car rather than having to take the tour.
-If you are worried abour saving money, skip the fancy room. You are in port every single day so you really won’t be in there much
Let me know if you have any o0ther questions! Happy to help.
Post # 6
Flying to Hawaii you mean? We try to start looking for tickets very early so that we can see how the prices are looking and jump on a good deal. Early Spring (feb-apr) are probably the cheapest, before the big groups of summer travelers come. We like to use Kayak, and make sure to clear your cookies between shopping because sometimes they’ll “remember” that you came before and up the price to make you buy because you think they’re rising. Good tickets are possible. My husbands parents just came to visit from HI, via CA, for abou $400 round trip!