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When Pan Am's amphibious Hawaii Clipper touched down on Pearl Harbor's waters in 1936, it marked the beginning of the end of regular passenger-ship travel to the Islands. From that point on, the predominant means of transporting visitors would be by air, not by sea. Today, however, cruising to Hawaii is a delightful way to experience the beauty and majesty of the Pacific Ocean and Hawaiian Islands.
Norwegian Cruise Lines offers "freestyle" cruises (no set meal times, less formal clothing, more nightlife choices) with seven-day Hawaii itineraries on two U.S.-flagged ships, Pride of Aloha and Pride of America.
Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess, and Royal Caribbean circle Hawaii in a number of itineraries that usually begin and end on the U.S. West Coast. Most of these itineraries include a port of call in Honolulu.
To get the best deal on a cruise, consult a cruise-only travel agency.
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