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Cruising The Pacific Ocean

Pacific Cruise Itineraries – While Alaska is one of cruising’s favorite destinations, the Pacific is the largest body of water on the planet, and Alaska is just the beginning of the Pacific adventure. Want to explore more? Look south from Canada and consider shorter Pacific itineraries by looking into a number of cruises based out […]

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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. […]

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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 shorter […]

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Hiking In Haleakalā National Park

Going to spend some time on Maui, Hawaii? Don’t miss spending some time hiking on Haleakalā. 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 sea […]

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A Hike On Oahu’s North Shore

Looking for a nice hike of a couple of hours while in Oahu? Head to the famous North Shore and Waimea Valley near Waimea Bay.

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Port of Call Honolulu Hawaii

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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 Honolulu […]

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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 are […]

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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 Haleakalā towering 10,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean and still considered active, though currently quiet. The Haleakalā Observatory, also known as the […]

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O’ahu, Hawaii, the American Paradise

Above: Waimea Bay  O’ahu, Has Something For Everyone Banzai Pipeline, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head – 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 and […]