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Cruising Article – 2012-08-28
Comparing the value of a Hawaii cruise to a land-based vacation
General Cruising Information and Tips
The best Hawaiian cruise vacations take place at sea on a Princess Cruises ship. With a Princess Hawaiian cruise vacation, you’ll get more with your travel dollars than a land-based vacation and experience the “Aloha Spirit” from the moment you step onboard the relaxed, rejuvenating retreat of your Princess ship.
Whether you've been to Hawaii before or you're simply looking to try something new, there are several Princess Cruises itineraries that can take you to your desired destination. If you've always dreamt of getting a tan on Waikiki Beach or lounging on the white sands of Maui, there's an itinerary that can take you there. You'll also be able to enjoy the additional benefits of traveling by sea rather than a long plane flight.
Stretching your dollar on hotel costs
One of the biggest expenses you'll need to consider for any Hawaiian vacation is your hotel. Where you stay can be a big indicator of how the rest of your trip will go. If you opt for a Hawaiian cruise vacation with Princess Cruises, you can enjoy competitive rates for premium accommodations. At the Westin Moana Surfrider Waikiki hotel, you'll pay approximately $2,669 to stay in an ocean-view room for 14 days on one island. However, on a Princess Cruises vacation, you'll only pay $1,694 for a Balcony stateroom on the Sapphire Princess, saving you hundreds of dollars.
Meals, flying and entertainment
To fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu, you'll have to pay approximately $646 round trip, and this isn't including the cost of food and entertainment en route to your destination. You’ll also need to pay for airfare as you travel from island to island.
As the Consummate Host, Princess Cruises provides an array of great-tasting freshly prepared cuisine and dazzling entertainment all included in your cruise fare. Therefore, you can simply relax, unwind and escape completely® as you sail from one awe-inspiring Hawaiian island to another.
Exploring the Hawaiian Islands
To island hop on a land vacation, you could spend upwards of $400 per person. However, traveling to four islands on a Princess Cruises vacation is simply a part of the trip, all included in the initial cost of your Hawaii cruise fare. As an added bonus, you only have unpack once and let Princess Cruises handle the rest while you enjoy exploring the Hawaiian islands.
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