Imagine lounging on the top deck of the cruise ship, a couple days out to sea, when you glance out to where a craggy volcano thrusts its cone over the horizon. In winter, it may even be snow capped. This vision of Hawaii is just like the one seen by the Marquesans who settled this remote island chain and the European explorers and American whalers who followed. Cruise ships currently offer the only direct sea routes to Hawaii from the United States mainland. Citizens of other countries may be able to book travel on a freighter that services the islands.
Traveling to Hawaii by ship affords the traveler a different perspective on the islands.
Items you will need
- Dinner and casual clothes
- Pack a remedy for motion sickness, such as Dramamine or prescription ear patches, and use it regularly. The Pacific is a big ocean with huge swells. Regardless of your ship’s size or stabilizing technology, you will feel the motion of the ocean and should prepare accordingly to keep your cruise experience enjoyable.
- “The National Geographic Traveler: Hawaii”; Rita Ariyoshi; 2000
- HawaiiCruises.com: Hawaii Cruise Options
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