Hawaii – Tips On Planning A Trip

Hawaii is a destination on many peoples bucket list and rightly so. It is America’s Paradise, exotic but also genuinely American, distant but not too distant and an amazing blend of tropical waters, incredible beaches and unbelievable geology. There are eight major islands in the Hawaiian archipelago and each one has its own unique character.Continue reading “Hawaii – Tips On Planning A Trip”

Pacific Cruise Itineraries

Pacific Cruises – For those looking to venture a bit further from home there is a whole ocean of destinations to explore. That’s the largest body of water on the planet, The Pacific Ocean. Most Pacific cruisers start with a cruise to Alaska but that is just the beginning. Looking south from Canada consider shorterContinue reading “Pacific Cruise Itineraries”

Hiking In HaleakalńĀ National Park

Going to spend some time on Maui, Hawaii? Don’t miss spending some time hiking on HaleakalńĀ. If you can fit it in, catch a sunrise from the peak (Sunsets are less spectacular as the volcano’s top is usually shrouded in clouds by evening). There are few places like this where you can drive from seaContinue reading “Hiking In HaleakalńĀ National Park”

The Port of Honolulu Hawaii

Cruise Port Honolulu Hawaii Honolulu is a frequent stop for cruise ships repositioning in the Pacific, cruises going out of the west coast of the U.S. And Canada as well as cruising the Hawaiian Islands. It is the largest city in the islands, the states Capital and gateway to Hawaii’s most developed island. General HonoluluContinue reading “The Port of Honolulu Hawaii”

Port of Call Kona, Hawaii

The Port of Kona or Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii Kona is a favorite stop for cruise ships visiting the “Big Island” of Hawaii. Famous for its coffee, beaches and Volcano National Park on the island. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Link to Google Map¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Where the Tenders Dock There areContinue reading “Port of Call Kona, Hawaii”

Visiting Haleakala

The Largest Volcano on the Hawaiian island of Maui The Hawaiian island of Maui is actually two volcanic cones joined by a small piece of land. The larger volcano to the southeast is HaleakalńĀ towering 10,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean and still considered active, though currently quiet. The HaleakalńĀ Observatory, also known as theContinue reading “Visiting Haleakala”

O’ahu, Hawaii, the American Paradise

Above:¬†Waimea Bay¬† O’ahu, Has Something For Everyone Banzai Pipeline, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head ‚Äď these are all names we associate with Hawaii and they all are found on O’ahu. There are numerous reasons to visit all the Hawaiian islands but O’ahu is the real star. This island offers the excitement of Honolulu andContinue reading “O’ahu, Hawaii, the American Paradise”

Beating The Jones Act

Our One-Time Getting Around The Jones Act For a refresher on the Jones Act see Cruising and the Jones Act Here. Back in 2016 we booked a back-to-back set of cruises with Celebrity. The first cruise was an Alaska cruise starting in Seattle and finishing in Vancouver. The second cruise continued on from Vancouver andContinue reading “Beating The Jones Act”