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Cruising Article –08/30/2012

Seeing the sights and sounds of Maui on a cruise

Hawaii, Maui, Pacific Islands

A Hawaii cruise is one option for you, your kids and your significant other if you're interested in seeing what this Pacific paradise has to offer. Princess Cruises offers many Hawaiian cruises to the beautiful islands, where there's an abundance of activities to sign up for while you're in the region. Whether you want to see the natural wonders of Hawaii's forests or lie on a white sand beach, there's a Princess Cruises Hawaiian cruise itinerary that can take you there.

The sights and sounds of Maui
Maui is one of the most popular islands in Hawaii because of its lavish lifestyle and its miles of pristine beaches. Princess Cruises offers voyages calling in Maui the opportunity to explore the natural wonders of the island, as well as the unique culture that can be found throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Whether you're traveling with your entire family or just your significant other, there's always something for you to see, do and enjoy while you're in Maui.

Maui Ocean Center
The Maui Ocean Center is one facility worth visiting while you're in the area. This venue has been in existence since 1998 and continues to attract travelers from around the globe. The goal of the Maui Ocean Center is to give people an in-depth look at life under the sea, including a closer view of the marine animals that call this region home. Some of Hawaii's rarest native species are housed at the Maui Ocean Center. Exhibits worth visiting while at the facility include the Turtle Lagoon, the Marine Mammal Discovery Center and the Sea Jelly Gallery, full of beautiful glowing jellyfish.

Haleakala National Park
Haleakala National Park is another one of Maui's gems you'll want to explore while you're on your Hawaiian cruise. Whether you have a love of nature or you simply want to see some of Hawaii's unique animals and plants this major attraction is one not to miss. The park is heavily secluded, making it a sanctuary in the region. It's home to the Halekala Crater, which was the remainder of a once-active volcano. While in the area, there are also several hiking trails to explore to stretch your legs.