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Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Highlights
Many major cruise lines depart from Honolulu, a tourist's paradise featuring some of the world's most pristine beaches.
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Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

From its beautiful beaches to historic landmarks (for example, Pearl Harbor) and wonders of nature, Honolulu (located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu), is a very popular destination to visit. It's often featured as a departure port on many cruise itineraries, but is a destination port on many cruises as well. Almost all of the cruises from Honolulu are Hawaii cruises, typically ranging in length from 7- to 12-nights long. Depending on the cruise line, there are also a few South Pacific and Transpacific voyages available as well.

Cruises from Honolulu are currently available on Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Seabourn Cruise Line. NCL, by far, features the most cruises from Honolulu, aboard their beautiful Pride of America. This ship sails weekly on 7-night inter-island Hawaii cruises, round trip from Honolulu.

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Destinations for Cruises from Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii:

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

Celebrity Cruises
  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 17 (16 - 3,260 Guests)
  • Inclusive Packages Available
  • Award-Winning Cruise Line
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Disney Cruise Line
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (1,754 - 2,500 Guests)
  • Disney Characters at Sea
  • Live Production Shows
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Explora Journeys
  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 2 (922 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Journeys
  • First ship debuting in 2023
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Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 20 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
  • Freestyle Cruising
  • Award-Winning Entertainment
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Oceania Cruises
  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 8 (684 - 1,250 Guests)
  • Gourmet Cuisine
  • Country Club Casual
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Oceania Cruises Oceania Cruises from Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Cash Back, Onboard Credit or Grats!
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (67 - 264 Guests)
  • Luxurious Private Yachts!
  • Sails to Exotic Destinations!
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Princess Cruises
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (2,000 - 4,300 Guests)
  • Great Dining & Entertainment
  • Unique Itineraries
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (490 - 750 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive, Ultra-Luxury
  • Enrichment Programs
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Royal Caribbean
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 29 (5,668 Guests)
  • State-of-the-art Ships
  • Fantastic Entertainment
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Things to do near Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Honolulu, along with a brief description:

♦ Pearl Harbor

A cruise from Hawaii just wouldn't be complete without a visit to Pearl Harbor. This United States Navy base, (headquarters of the U.S. Pacific fleet), was made famous by the World War II attacks by Japan (in 1941). Today, this base is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Hawaii. Within this area are other historic landmarks, including the following former naval battleships: USS Arizona (a sunken battleship, which has a memorial), USS Bowfin (which is now a museum) and USS Utah (another sunken battleship, which has a memorial on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor).

♦ Diamond Head

The 761-foot-high Diamond Head is one of the world's most famous volcanic craters. Many cruises offer Diamond Head as a shore excursion, allowing you to experience this interesting wonder for yourself. It is just a 45-minute hike to the top, where you can take in an amazing view of Oahu.

♦ Waikiki

If you're looking for a great beach to visit while on a cruise from Honolulu, certainly consider Waikiki Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the world. This beach can get quite crowded at times, but is truly beautiful. Just imagine walking along a beach, under the tropical sun, with an amazing view of Diamond Head in front of you! Waikiki Beach is located right by a few great hotels, and is where surfing competitions and various outdoor performances (such as hula dancing) take place.

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