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About Kauai

Kauai is the oldest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, with volcanic rock dating back more than 5 million years. But the island still displays all the beauty and vigor of youth. From lush rain forests and valleys to majestic mountains and long stretches of white sand, there's no question: Nature takes center stage here.

In fact, Kauai has more beaches per mile of coastline than any of the other islands. Only 3 percent of the island has been developed for commercial and residential use; the rest is agricultural and conservation lands. Two-thirds of Kauai's land area is impenetrable.

Kauai is notable for many other reasons. British Capt. James Cook and his crew first landed in Hawaii at Waimea, on Kauai's west coast, in 1778. When Kamehameha the Great embarked on his campaign to unite all the islands under one rule, Kauai clung to its independence. After Kamehameha failed twice to take the island by force, Kauai's king finally agreed to cede his island to the Hawaiian king. After Kamehameha died in 1819, his son, Liholiho, became king. He lured Kauai's king, Kaumualii, aboard his royal yacht and sailed to Oahu. There, Kaumualii was coerced into marrying Kaahumanu, Kamehameha's widow, further ensuring that Kauai would remain under Hawaiian rule.

Kauai is the only Hawaiian island with navigable rivers; it also has a breathtaking gorge that Mark Twain dubbed the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" and 15 miles of sheer cliffs rising along an uninhabited coastline. Hollywood has been so taken with Kauai that the island been cast in more than 60 movies and TV productions.

To ensure that concrete will never conceal Kauai's beauty, officials passed a law stipulating that no buildings on the island can stand higher than a palm tree (three or four stories). So no matter when or where you are on Kauai, nature will always reign.


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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Kauai

    Leaving:
    Honolulu
    Visiting:
    Maui, Hilo ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    7 Night Cruise to Kauai Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Honolulu
    • Day 2
      Maui
    • Day 3
      Maui
    • Day 4
      Hilo
    • Day 5
      Kona (Kailua Bay)
    • Day 6
      Kauai
    • Day 7
      Kauai
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Honolulu
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    Pride of America - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Recent reno added high-end furnishings; Hawaii-centric with every day in port; stellar customer service

    Cons

    Entertainment could be better; best food found at extra-fee restaurants

    Bottom Line

    Upgraded ship presents perfect way to see all of Hawaii in a week in style and comfort

    Reviews

    Pride of America Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    Travelers with a hankering to explore the Hawaiian islands but without the vacation time or mon...

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    fsudawg85
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Hawaii awesome. The boat...
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    GoonerUK
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Good overall but could be improved
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  • 11 Night
    Cruise to Kauai

    Leaving:
    Honolulu
    Visiting:
    Maui, Hilo ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    11 Night Cruise to Kauai Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Honolulu
    • Day 2
      Maui
    • Day 3
      Hilo
    • Day 4
      Maui
    • Day 5
      Kauai
    • Day 6
      Kona (Kailua Bay)
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Vancouver
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    Norwegian Jewel - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Attractively refurbished ship with lots of dining and entertainment options

    Cons

    Water slide was removed in the 2018 makeover

    Bottom Line

    Choose this Jewel-class flagship if you like a vessel that's comfy and fun.

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    Norwegian Jewel Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    4.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining4.0
    Service3.0
    Value4.0

    More than 14 years old, Norwegian Jewel has regained its luster with an extensive refurbis...

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    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Best Cruise Ever....
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Amazing New Zealand, great ship, great fun
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    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 18 Night
    Cruise to Kauai

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Honolulu, Hilo ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    18 Night Cruise to Kauai Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Honolulu
    • Day 8
      Honolulu
    • Day 9
      Hilo
    • Day 10
      Maui
    • Day 11
      Kauai
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Kona (Kailua Bay)
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Ensenada
    • Day 19
      San Diego
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    Eurodam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Midsized ship with great dining, entertainment and enrichment options, and good service

    Cons

    Busy Lido Market and spa reception; tired Club HAL spaces for kids; challenging internet

    Bottom Line

    Perfect combination of modern amenities and entertainment with traditional ship ambiance

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.5
    Value4.5

    Eurodam, which debuted in 2008, is a classic example of Holland America's attention to architec...

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    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Average cruise
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Panama Canal
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      Main dining room and/or buffet
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    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 116 Night
    Cruise to Kauai

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Honolulu, Kauai ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    116 Night Cruise to Kauai Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Honolulu
    • Day 8
      Kauai
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Apia
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Nuku'alofa
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Auckland
    • Day 21
      Auckland
    • Day 22
      Tauranga
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Picton
    • Day 25
      Cruising
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      Cruising
    • Day 27
      Sydney (Australia)
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      Sydney (Australia)
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      Eden (Australia)
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      Cruising
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      Melbourne
    • Day 32
      Cruising
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      Adelaide
    • Day 34
      Cruising
    • Day 35
      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Busselton
    • Day 38
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 39
      Cruising
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      Exmouth
    • Day 41
      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Bali
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      Bali
    • Day 45
      Cruising
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      Singapore
    • Day 47
      Singapore
    • Day 48
      Cruising
    • Day 49
      Cruising
    • Day 50
      Cruising
    • Day 51
      Colombo
    • Day 52
      Cruising
    • Day 53
      Male
    • Day 54
      Cruising
    • Day 55
      Cruising
    • Day 56
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 57
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 58
      Cruising
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      Cruising
    • Day 60
      Salalah
    • Day 61
      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
    • Day 64
      Luxor
    • Day 65
      Luxor
    • Day 66
      Aqaba (Petra)
    • Day 67
      Cruising
    • Day 68
      Cruising
    • Day 69
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 70
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 71
      Limassol
    • Day 72
      Rhodes
    • Day 73
      Cruising
    • Day 74
      Istanbul
    • Day 75
      Istanbul
    • Day 76
      Nessebur
    • Day 77
      Odessa
    • Day 78
      Constanta
    • Day 79
      Cruising
    • Day 80
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 81
      Katakolon (Olympia)
    • Day 82
      Taormina (Messina)
    • Day 83
      Sorrento
    • Day 84
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 85
      Florence (Livorno)
    • Day 86
      Monaco (Monte Carlo)
    • Day 87
      Monaco (Monte Carlo)
    • Day 88
      Cruising
    • Day 89
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 90
      Gibraltar
    • Day 91
      Cruising
    • Day 92
      Cruising
    • Day 93
      Ponta Delgada
    • Day 94
      Cruising
    • Day 95
      Cruising
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      Cruising
    • Day 97
      Cruising
    • Day 98
      Hamilton
    • Day 99
      Cruising
    • Day 100
      Cruising
    • Day 101
      Miami
    • Day 102
      Key West
    • Day 103
      Cruising
    • Day 104
      Cruising
    • Day 105
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 106
      Cruising
    • Day 107
      Cruising
    • Day 108
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 109
      Cruising
    • Day 110
      Acajutla
    • Day 111
      Puerto Madero
    • Day 112
      Huatulco
    • Day 113
      Cruising
    • Day 114
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 115
      Cruising
    • Day 116
      Cruising
    • Day 117
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Crystal Serenity - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    Extensive enrichment and entertainment, inclusive fares, top-notch service.

    Cons

    Can feel clubby with many older, repeat passengers.

    Bottom Line

    You'll be pampered but never bored on luxury's largest ship.

    Reviews

    Crystal Serenity Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

    The 980-passenger Crystal Serenity takes the best of big-ship cruising and the best of luxury t...

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    CruiserFromMaine
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    We had a great cruise on the Serenity
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    We Jumped Ship In Cabo!
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    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
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    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 16 Night
    Cruise to Kauai

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Honolulu, Kauai ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    16 Night Cruise to Kauai Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Honolulu
    • Day 7
      Honolulu
    • Day 8
      Kauai
    • Day 9
      Maui
    • Day 10
      Kona (Kailua Bay)
    • Day 11
      Hilo
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Ensenada
    • Day 17
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Crystal Serenity - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    Extensive enrichment and entertainment, inclusive fares, top-notch service.

    Cons

    Can feel clubby with many older, repeat passengers.

    Bottom Line

    You'll be pampered but never bored on luxury's largest ship.

    Reviews

    Crystal Serenity Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

    The 980-passenger Crystal Serenity takes the best of big-ship cruising and the best of luxury t...

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    Andelle01
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    What is wrong Crystal?!
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    Sail Date Dec 2019
    NOT Crystalized
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    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 15 Night
    Cruise to Kauai