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Top Things to Do

Meet the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu Sunset - Princess Cruises

Whether you’re exploring the islands or on board a Princess ship, there are countless ways to experience the best of Hawaii and relax and rejuvenate. There are award-winning shore excursions for all ages, enriching “Aloha Spirit” island-inspired activities and entertainment, and there’s all the signature Princess features that you have come to love, like Movies Under the Stars, live music, comedians, casino gaming, world-class cuisine and so much more.

Photo: Sunset, Hawaii - Princess Cruises

Hula dancer onboard with Ukulele player - Ahloa spirit logo on the bottom left

Immerse yourself in all things Hawaii

Our exclusive "Aloha Spirit" program brings the sights and sounds of Hawaii to life on board with a wide variety of island-infused entertainment and enrichment programs, including:

  • Hawaiian Ambassadors on board every sailing
  • Lei-making workshops
  • Ukulele playing, and Hula dance lessons
  • Polynesian language classes
  • A special Grand Hawaiian Farewell Luau, where guests show off their new Hawaii-inspired talents
  • The Halau Hula Olana Folkloric Show — a Princess guest favorite
  • Hawaiian musicians, naturalists, and entertainers
  • The historic King Kamehameha Festival celebrated on board, as part of our Festivals of the World program

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Kalua Duck with Plum Wine Sauce on a white dish sitting on a table

Savor Hawaii

Our team of talented chefs will take you on a mouthwatering culinary journey with exclusive "Aloha Spirit" menus, featuring freshly prepared and carefully curated Hawaiian dishes. You'll quickly see why Food & Wine magazine named us Best Cruise Line for Food Lovers. Delight in slow-roasted Luau pork, delectably marinated Kona shrimp, divine Hawaiian Macadamia-infused desserts and, of course, refreshing Hawaiian-inspired cocktails. Friendly crew members also host open tastings and culinary demonstrations so you can truly immerse yourself in the wonderful flavors Hawaii.

Photo: Kalua Duck with Plum Wine Sauce

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Explore the Hawaiian Islands Ashore

Four Pacific jewels, as dazzling as they are different.
Tubing down Hanamalu Ditch - with the dicovery at sea logo at the bottom

CULTURE, HISTORY & ADVENTURE

Let Princess Cruises take you to the best sights and on thrilling adventures with our award-winning Hawaii shore excursions. Get to know the each of the islands in depth with Discovery and Animal Planet Recommended and Exclusive excursions, offering you immersive adventures or even unique experiences you can only get from Princess. And on itineraries with More Ashore Late Night calls, we stay until at least 9 p.m. in port like Honolulu, so you can also experience some of the fabulous nightlife.

Photo: Tubing down Hanamalu Ditch, Kauai

Iolani Palace - Princess Cruises

Oahu (Honolulu)

The most populous of the Hawaiian islands, bustling Oahu offers attractions for visitors of all ages. Our sailings feature a special late night departure from Oahu, so you can spend a full day seeing the sights, then revel in Honolulu's exciting nightlife. From iconic Waikiki Beach to the enormous Ala Moana Shopping Center to the glorious Iolani Palace and poignant Pearl Harbor memorials, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do in "The Big Pineapple" of Hawaii!

Photo: Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Oahu

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Maui

Once the favorite playground of Hawaiian royalty, great warrior King Kamehameha chose to make Maui's Lahaina his capital after uniting the Hawaiian islands. Explore breathtaking Haleakala National Park that boasts diverse volcanic and rainforest landscapes, plus a 10,000 foot tall dormant volcano. Or sail out onto the scenic waters off Maui’s sun-kissed shores and witness in awe as humpback whales frolic about.

Photo: Humpback whales off the coast of Maui

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Na Pali Coast - Princess Cruises

Kauai

When it comes to Kauai, good things come in small packages. Despite being the smallest of the four main islands, Kauai is home to the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" Waimea Canyon,the lush Fern Grotto framed by Wailua River, and so much more. The stunning Na Pali Coast has served as the backdrop for Hollywood blockbusters, such as Jurassic Park and King Kong. With endless emerald landscapes, Kauai truly lives up to its nickname of "The Garden Island".

Photo: Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii

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Kilaueau lava flow on the Big Island with a couple in a boat looking on - Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson

Big Island

Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian islands combined, the Big Island is a paradise of black-sand beaches, tropical rainforests, and even snow-capped peaks at the soaring Mauna Kea summit. Feel the spiritual "mana" on a shore excursion in Waipi'o Valley, once the meeting place for Hawaiian kings and fabled to contain an otherworldly gate. At the famous Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, behold extraordinary lava landscapes and two of the world’s most active volcanoes.

Photo: Kilauea lava flow on the Big Island

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