Beach with Mountains in Hawaii

WATERFALLS AND VOLCANOES HAWAIIAN CRUISES

Aloha, the local greeting that means love, affection and peace.
Just the word "Hawaii" conjures visions of turquoise waves lapping at colorful sands, a rich historical tapestry that's as Polynesian as it is American and a welcoming culture you can distill into a single word: Aloha. Once you arrive, trace the history of Pearl Harbor on Oahu, where you can tour battleships and see the memorial to that fateful day in 1941. Cruise to Hawaii and head to the Big Island to scale volcanoes like Mount Kilauea and chase waterfalls on the slopes of Mauna Kea. Or enjoy the sun and surf on the remote shores of Kauai and Maui.

HIT THE BEACH
Hawaii is a group of islands with hundreds of beaches. Do you cruise to Oahu and hit Waikiki — where the people-watching is as good as the tanning — or to the scenic Napali Coast of underrated Kauai? Decisions, decisions.

EXPLORE THE RAINFOREST
Hawaii offers a tropical twist on the hip travel hobby called "forest bathing." It's all the rage among spiritually minded travelers these days and a great way to see nature uparagraphCopy close. Hike to Rainbow Falls on the Big Island, or through the lush Hana Rainforest on Maui.

CLIMB VOLCANOES
The volcano goddess Pele takes many forms in Hawaii. Hawaii is the United States' most volcanic state, but your experience doesn't have to be death-defying. Daredevils will want to get up close and personal with the active lava flow of Kilauea, but you could instead hike up Mauna Loa, which is extinct.

MONUMENTS OF THE PAST
No trip to Oahu is complete without paying your respects to the victims of Pearl Harbor at the USS Arizona Memorial. However, there's a lot more to Hawaiian history. You should also learn about Hawaii's Polynesian heritage at Honolulu's Iolani Palace, the former home of the long-ruling Kamehameha dynasty.

COFFEE WORLD
When imagining Hawaiian beverages, you might think of a fruity drink with an umbrella, but the state is the only permanent coffee producer in the U.S. Head to the Big Island to tour the plantations where the good stuff is grown, from famous Kona Coffee to craft producer Mount Thunder.

POLYNESIAN HISTORY
Hawaii's Polynesian past is still palpable today. On Oahu, check out the Polynesian Cultural Center, where you can tour six different recreations of traditional villages. Watch a Polynesian dance, play ancient games that have been handed down through the generations, and learn the old ways of fishing without a net.

TAKE THE PLUNGE INTO
YOUR HAWAIIAN ADVENTURE
Paradise is a journey, not a destination — at least when you take a Royal Caribbean cruise to Hawaii. Choose the popular port of Honolulu on bustling Oahu island, or discover the riches of more obscure islands like Kauai and Hawaii (the "Big Island") itself.
Hawaiian Village and Mountains

ISLAND-HOP

Think Hawaii begins and ends at Waikiki? Think again. Even if you can't visit all the Hawaiian islands (there are technically hundreds, after all), try to see at least one besides Oahu, such as lush Maui, forlorn Kauai or volcanic "Big Island" Hawaii.


Beautiful Hawaii From the Sky

PACIFIC TOP TO BOTTOM

See Hawaii as part of a larger West Coast cruise. Explore the culinary scenes of Vancouver and Seattle before you set sail for Hawaii's Napali Coast, where the dramatic, steep cliffs of densely jungled mountains rise high above turquoise waters.


GO ON A VOLCANIC VOYAGE

Explore the lush rainforests, thundering waterfalls and idyllic beaches of Hawaii

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CUISINE
POI, PORK, AND POKE 

Seafood is an important part of the Hawaiian diet, but there's so much more to enjoy. Visit Hawaii and prepare for a feast like no other, with nods to Polynesia, Japan and even the American heartland.

POKE
Poke bowls are a great way to enjoy Hawaii's renowned ahi tuna. Ahi tuna has become famous all over America, most commonly seared and added to Asian-style salads. The best way to sample this Hawaiian favorite, however, is in bowl form. There are several varieties of poke, with modern versions substituting avocado and spicy mayo for classic accompaniments like seaweed and rice.

POLYNESIAN PORK
Is there any meal more Polynesian than a whole, roasted pig? Vegetarians have plenty of choices in Hawaii, but this isn't one of them. After cooking for hours over an open flame, this tender meat is plucked off the bone and plated, or sandwiched in a Hawaiian roll.

POI, THE TASTY PASTE
Taro root is a common food in the Asia-Pacific region, but usually not in the U.S. — outside of Hawaii, at least. The purple paste known as poi is a puree of this much-loved root vegetable, and it pairs well with other Hawaiian staples, such as the aforementioned Kalua pork (dip it!) and fresh fish.

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Dive deeper into the ports of Hawaii, from attraction-filled Honolulu, to waterfall-rich Maui, to Kauai (home to the famed Napali Coast), to Hilo and Kona, gateways to the volcanos and coffee farms of the aptly named Big Island.

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