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Hawaii Cruises: Fun and Sun

Hawaii is the only US state that’s composed solely of islands. It is famous for its tropical attractions and its amazing beauty. Despite being an American state, Hawaii has many attractions that’s solely its own. Although it may seem as if the many destinations of Hawaii have very few things to offer, you’d be surprised how unique and varying the sights you can see here are. Hawaii is truly an amazing tourist destination and it is through a cruise that you can fully enjoy what it can offer.

Pacific Island Cruises

Pack your sun tan lotion and your snorkelling gear, this cruise is all about blue sea and fantastic weather.   Between Australia and the islands of Hawaii are some of the most beautiful, unspoilt islands anywhere.  Starting in the Whitsunday Islands, off Australia’s east coast, sail eastwards to the islands of Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga and Tahiti.

The big cruise liners pass this way, but if you want tranquillity and freedom to visit some of the sheltered coves and to dive straight from the deck, a better option is to take one of the smaller boats or a tall ship to explore the area.

Whitsunday Islands Cruise Options

With 74 islands off Queensland’s coast, the Whitsunday Islands are situated at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.  The warm waters and great scenery have to make a Whitsunday Islands cruise one of the most relaxing cruising experiences available.

There are two options for cruising in the area; the first is to take one of the larger cruises ships departing from Sydney or Newcastle which make their way up to Port Douglas, or secondly take one of the smaller yachts or schooners that concentrate between 3 and 6 days sailing around these beautiful islands.

Greek Island Cruise Choices

There are several choices when it comes to taking a cruise around the Greek Islands.  There are the cruise liners from the well known international companies, there are the smaller local companies with ships carrying around 800 passengers, the small motor yachts or sailing ships and finally the romantic ‘ferry’ type boats that are used for island hopping; ideal for those with more time.  Cruises in the region take in many famous ports of call and some go further a field to Turkey, Egypt and Israel.  These cruises generally operate in the spring and summer months between April and October.

Galapagos Islands Cruises

The Galapagos Islands lie 600 miles off the coast of Equador and are reached by a short flight from Quito to either the Island of Baltra or San Cristobal. A Galapagos Islands Cruise is probably up there in the top ten places to visit for both animal lovers and divers but with so many options available how do you choose what’s right?