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. Several major cruise lines offer seasonal cruises to and from the Hawaiian Islands (typically from Los Angeles, San Francisco, or San Diego) with interisland cruise components. But you can also hop aboard a strictly interisland cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line's ship Pride of America, or Un-Cruise Adventures' smaller yacht.
Norwegian Cruise Line. 866/234–7350; www.ncl.com.
Un-Cruise Adventures. 888/862–8881; www.uncruise.com.