Most people don’t think Hawaii can be seen in just one week. But member Max Creek begs to differ. He and his family chose Norwegian’s Pride of America as their ticket into the islands, which they had never visited. Their mission: To explore as much as they could in the one-week sailing.
The ship’s itinerary made that seem feasible, as it included four Aloha State highlights — Maui, Hilo and Kona on the Big Island, and Kauai.
Onboard, freestyle dining and a laid-back ambiance meshed well with the tropical surroundings. But it was off the ship where their plan was put to the test.
In Maui, Max Creek and his family opted to rent their own car for the Road to Hana. Meandering through the coastline, waterfalls and rainforest at their own pace made for a successful road trip, with the pools within Haleakala National Park becoming a favorite of the trip.
As the week progressed, visits to Volcano National Park and Rainbow Falls during their stop in Hilo, the village of Kona and two days in Kauai spent along the Na Pali Coast and on Kalapaki Beach gave them the taste of the islands they were craving. Read Max Creek’s full review for more details on each stop.
For their efforts, Max Creek and four other Reviewers of the Week — roosterx4, rjc1117, Cessnargh and NanciEA — receive Cruise Critic logo items.
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