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Hawaii Cruises

Long associated with tropical paradise, Hawaii's white sandy beaches, lush forests and towering volcanic peaks never fail to amaze. This island paradise may be America's 50th state, but its position in the middle of the Pacific lends it a feeling like no other part of the US.

History

Hawaii's creation was, and continues to be, quite dramatic. The islands were shaped by volcanic eruptions with the lava that spilled out creating today's fertile land. The state of Hawaii came into being in 1959. Prior to this Hawaii had strong links with the US as it was an overseas territory and home to major a US naval base as Pearl Harbour – of course the site of the devastating attack in 1941 and today home to a poignant memorial to the servicemen who lost their lives.

Culture

Thanks to its abundance of stunning beaches and unique volcanic sea floor (which creates huge waves), Hawaii boasts some of the best surfing in the world. Today the more active can have surf lessons on the iconic Waikiki Beach; and those who prefer more leisurely pursuits can savour the laid back lifestyle that can be found on the beaches and coffee shops that offer wonderful views of the rolling surf.

What to eat

Hawaii offers some delicious fusion dishes, with fish featuring heavily. Expect to find food influenced by Asia, South America and Europe with the best recipes and ingredients taken from each region. Naturally, with Hawaii being part of the USA, expect to find all that this country does well too – with burgers, pizza and steaks all featuring on menus.

Ports we visit in Hawaii

  • Hilo, Hawaii
  • Lahaina, Hawaii
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Kahului, Hawaii
  • Kauai, Hawaii
 

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