Several major cuise lines visit the Hawaiian islands on their journeys, however, Norwegian Star is the only seven-day round-trip Hawaiian ship to include the four main islands, Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai. The reason for this is an old U.S. law that requires foreign-registered vessels to visit a foreign country or a distant port if it is allowed to pick up and drop off passengers at a U.S. port.
Norwegian Star is a modern 2,200-passenger cruise ship which sails 7-day round trip Hawaii cruise cacation itineraries from Honolulu. In addition to the stops on the main islands of Hawaii, at also visits a remote port on Fanning Island. The ship departs weekly.
NCL announced that is will be adding the brand-new Pride of America to its Hawaii fleet on July 23, 2005.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line offers eleven and 12-day Hawaii cruise vacations. The 10-night Hawaii cruise vacation on the Legend Of The Seas departs from Ensenada, Mexico. The ship stops on Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, and Oahu, with a disembarkment in Honolulu. The 11-day cruise, on the other hand, departs from Honolulu and disembarks in Vancouver, British Columbia.