Norwegian Cruise Line has become the unofficial Hawaii cruise line, and deservedly so. With their armada of three cruise ships sailing the Hawaiian Islands, NCL hopes its passengers will fall in love with this tropical paradise as quickly as they have.
An NCL Hawaii cruise is like an island adventure in unlocking the mysteries of this Polynesian culture.
The three dedicated and beautiful NCL cruise ships that sail the Hawaiian Islands all year are: Pride of Aloha; Pride of America; and Pride of Hawaii. All designed – including the many balconies, incredible amenities, excellent kids’ facilities- with Hawaiian culture in mind.
Freestyling On A NCL Hawaii Cruise
Norwegian Cruise Line’s “Freestyle Cruising” is as relaxed and casual as island life. Passengers can choose among a wide variety of Hawaiian activities doing what they want when they please. For example, you can everything or do nothing; dress up for dinner or remain in shorts; sing Karaoke or dance under the stars: sleep late or workout early at the gym; enjoy adventures from port or remain onboard. With Norwegian Cruise Line, cruising is easy and fun.
All the cruise ships have multiple restaurants, bars and lounges. Norwegian Cruise Line works hard to provide excellent entertainment like full-scale Broadway musicals, live bands, piano bars, and DJ-run discos. Steiner-run Mandara Spas offer luxe treatments at not so luxe prices. The fitness centers are also excellent.
Norwegian Cruise Line built its cruise ships to have as much of a Hawaiian feel onboard as on shore. In fact, children and adults for that matter can join a variety of onboard cultural activities and classes like hula lessons and impromptu Hawaiian language sessions. The libraries, game rooms, Ping-Pong, art auctions, and Hawaiian port talks are always available.
Planning and organizing activities for kids is a full time daily occurrence onboard each of the distinctive cruise ships. Well-trained counselors staff the children’s programs; age-appropriate activities range from parties and video arcades to kid-friendly learning sessions. There are teen centers, discos and kids’ pools too making the cruise ships phenomenally kid-friendly.
But, the highlight of all Norwegian cruises is the signature Chocoholic’s Buffet, held at least once on each cruise ship. That alone is worth the trip.
The vacation instructions are simple. Decide to cruise Hawaii. Arrive in Honolulu or Maui, board the ship and the rest of the details melt away as you have a vacation of a lifetime.