Spring Cruise From Seattle to Hawaii (2022)
This 18-day cruise departs Vancouver, B.C., on April 10, 2022, and features stops on four islands and an overnight stay in Honolulu.
Cruisers departing from Seattle will be transferred to Vancouver on a complimentary motor coach, provided by AAA. When you arrive back in Vancouver, on April 28, a motor coach will return you to Seattle the same day.
While Covid-19 regulations for entering Canada are in flux, it’s anticipated that travelers will need to have been vaccinated over 14 days before their border crossing, in order to cross the border into Canada. Use this questionnaire to learn what current Canadian entry requirements are.
In addition to free transportation between Vancouver and Seattle, booking this cruise through AAA earns you a colorful variety of additional perks, including:
- A special, Hawaiian-themed welcome gift.
- $50 of onboard spending credit.
- $50 of onboard beverage credit.
- A complimentary meal from the award-winning menu at Pinnacle Grill.
- Invitations to exclusive parties hosted by AAA.
- Coverage of all taxes, fees, and port expenses.
- Coverage of all meals and entertainment aboard the ship.
The best part of booking a concierge cruise from Seattle to Hawaii is that your trip will be led by an expert host. AAA hosts are fluent cruisers who have extensive experience helping travelers like you get the most out of their Hawaii experience.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your adventure, knowing that your AAA host is handling the logistics of your trip and is there to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
This round-trip Hawaii cruise from Seattle features the following port stops:
1. Hilo, Hawaii
Hilo is famous for its breathtaking natural beauty — dramatic waterfalls, verdant rain forests, unforgiving volcanoes, and endless beaches. Landmarks include the Kohala coast and the crater of Kilauea volcano, where lava hasn’t stopped flowing since 1983.
During your time here, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of shore excursions, including:
- Helicopter Adventure Over Kilauea Volcano & Waterfalls. This dramatic helicopter ride introduces you to the lava flows of Kilauea Volcano and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Kilauea is famous because it’s the longest continuously erupting volcano in the world. During your flight, you’ll also encounter rain forests, deep valleys of wild vegetation, and cascading waterfalls.
- Rainbow Falls, Kaumana Cave, & Black Sand Beach. This small-group excursion leads you through the hidden beauty of Hilo — a subterranean lava tube, two iconic waterfalls, and a hidden waterfall disguised by a road. You’ll also search for endangered green sea turtles on Richardson’s Beach, which is famous for its luscious black sand.
2. Kona, Hawaii
While the Hilo side of the Big Island is famous for its lava flows and dark forests, the Kona side of Hawaii is known for its drier weather and coffee-perfect microclimates. You’ll see dozens of coffee farms dotting the hills, with beans being transported around the city for roasting and exporting.
In addition to the rich natural beauty of Kona, history buffs will appreciate the deep history of this port, with sites like Kamehameha’s temple, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau, and the site of Captain Cook’s death ready for visiting.
Popular shore excursions at Kona include:
- Kona Highlights Tour. This city tour introduces you to some of Kona’s most iconic sights — the murals of Painted Church, Place of Refuge national park, and a sampling of local coffee at Royal Kona Coffee.
- Atlantis Submarine Dive. Enjoy the unique experience of diving 100 feet underwater in a world-class submarine. Deep under the sea, you’ll navigate 25 acres of coral reef gardens that are flourishing atop an ancient lava flow that poured into the ocean over 18,000 years ago. Through large portholes, you’ll witness the teeming waters of Kona, full of hundreds of fish species, crustaceans, and other sea life.
3. Lahaina, Maui
The island of Maui is nicknamed “The Valley Isle,” and it’s not hard to see why. This luscious paradise sports enormous beaches, rugged volcanic craters, twisting scenic drives under canopies of vibrant jacaranda trees, plunging waterfalls, and a city center filled with art galleries, eateries, and historic stops.
The city of Lahaina is on the National Register of Historic Places, and its dynamic Front Street has been called one of the “Top Ten Greatest Streets” by the American Planning Association.
4. Nawiliwili, Kauai
Kauai is the oldest Hawaiian island. This ancient rock is covered in decadent rain forests, swamps, knife-edged mountains, tumbling waterfalls, and numerous other sites that you probably recognize. This is because the unforgettable peaks and valleys of Kauai have been featured in many films, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, and even a King Kong remake.
Port activities include river cruises, helicopter rides over gaping Waimea Canyon, food tours, and much more.
5. Honolulu, Hawaii
Your stay in Honolulu takes you away from the high-rise buildings and modern culture of Waikiki and introduces you to the Hawaii of yesteryear — sacred temple sites, aging Victorian architecture, bustling Chinatown, and America’s only royal palace.
Popular port adventures include tours of Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial, intimate wine and food walks, submarine dives, whale watching cruises, scenic drives along the Pali Coast, and numerous museum visits.