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Hawaii Cruises from Seattle

In normal cruise seasons, there are several cruises to Hawaii from Seattle, Washington, each year. However, Covid-19 upended the usual cruise schedule, forcing cruise companies to cancel many of 2021’s cruises and pushing off bookings until 2022. Fortunately, cruising is returning to normal. There are typically two Hawaii cruises from Seattle every year, the rest of cruises are all roundtrip from San Diego or Los Angeles.

Front Street Lahaina on Maui
Front Street, Lahaina In Maui, Photo by Chrys35/Getty Images.

2022 Hawaii Cruises From Seattle

The regular running of cruises leaving from Seattle to Hawaii are expected to pick back up in the fall of 2023 or the spring of 2024; however, there aren’t any cruises physically departing from the Port of Seattle in 2022 or in the spring of 2023.

But don’t sink your hopes for a Hawaiian cruise just yet, as AAA is offering a couple of alternative Hawaii cruises from Seattle in the fall of 2022 and the spring of 2023.

Because the Port of Seattle won’t be operating as a cruise ship port for Hawaii, we’re offering a concierge cruise this fall and the spring of 2023 departing from the Port of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, with complimentary transportation between Seattle and Vancouver.

Read on to learn about this cruise in more detail.

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Kona Big Hawaii
Kona Big Hawaii. Dreaming of Hawaiian beaches. Photo by Nurture/Getty Images.

AAA Concierge Hawaii Cruises From Seattle

The Hawaiian islands offer unforgettable experiences, breathtaking vistas, heartwarming people, and all the other things necessary to create the trip of a lifetime.

Whether you’re interested in black-sand beaches, rugged volcanic landscapes, towering waterfalls, or delicious food, wine, and coffee tours, AAA’s concierge Hawaii cruises are the relaxing getaway you’ve been looking for.

For travelers looking for cruises from Seattle to Hawaii, AAA is offering concierge cruises in fall 2022 and in spring 2023.

Port of Vancouver
Port of Vancouver, B.C. Photo by S Greg Panosian/Getty Images.

Spring Cruise From Seattle to Hawaii (2023)

This 18-day cruise departs Vancouver, B.C., on April 8, 2023, 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 26, a motor coach will return you to Seattle the same day.

While Covid-19 regulations for entering Canada are in flux. 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.

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Honolulu Shore Along Pearl Harbor
Honolulu shore near Pearl Harbor. Photo by Gregobagel/Getty Images.

Fall Cruise From Seattle to Hawaii 2022

The next offering on AAA’s list of cruises from Seattle to Hawaii is a 15-day cruise by Princess Cruises. This autumn cruise will help you avoid the heat of Hawaiian spring and summer, giving you cooler weather for shore excursions and less humidity.

As with the spring cruise, this fall cruise is a concierge offering from AAA. This means you’ll receive complimentary round-trip travel between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. — which is where the ship departs from. And like the spring cruise, additional incentives for booking AAA concierge Hawaii cruises from Seattle include:

  • Access to an experienced cruise host who will oversee your trip and help you with any questions and logistic issues you may have.
  • Priority check-in when embarking from Vancouver.
  • $100 of onboard spending credit.
  • A complimentary dinner at your port of choice.
  • Access to exclusive AAA parties.
  • And much more.

This cruise departs on October 18, 2022, and features stops at four island ports and an overnight stay in Honolulu, giving you plenty of time to experience the Aloha spirit of Hawaii.

Ports include:

1. Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu is a bustling modern city, home to nearly half a million people, and yet packed with nostalgic charm and deep historical roots. This is the site of the Pearl Harbor attack, the home to Iolani Palace (the home of Hawaii’s final monarchs), and an excellent launchpad for exploration deeper inland.

Popular shore excursions here include hikes through rain forests, botanical gardens, and expansive coffee farms, tours of the Pearl Harbor battle site and USS Arizona Memorial, sunset dinner cruises, and numerous Hawaiian Luau dances.

2. Nawiliwili, Kauai

Called the “Garden Island,” Kauai is a tropical paradise bathed in lush forests, towering waterfalls, succulent dining options, and friendly people who bring the spirit of Aloha to life. While you’re here, take advantage of over 20 port excursions, including hiking in Waimea Canyon, cruises up Wailua River, plantation train rides, kayak adventures, Hollywood location tours, snorkeling, and more.

3. Lahaina, Maui

This port city was once the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii, selected by the powerful warrior King Kamehameha, who was the first ruler to unify the Hawaiian islands under a single government. Excursions here will introduce you to the rich history of this island, as well as its many natural icons, like the yawning crater of Mt. Haleakala — one of the largest volcanic craters on earth.

When translated, Haleakala reads as “House of the Sun.” This is because, to early Hawaiians, it seemed as though the sun both rose and set from within the mouth of the mount’s giant crater.

4. Hilo, Hawaii

This side of the Big Island is a sea of black-sand beaches and ancient lava fields, bordered by volcanic mountains and damp rain forest. From this port, you’ll have access to a colorful array of port excursions in and around Hilo. Notable activities include private car tours of Hilo, dolphin swims, volcano exploration via helicopter, food and drink tours, and drives up through the exotic trees that line the Hamakua Coast.

Book Cruises From Seattle to Hawaii Through AAA

AAA concierge cruises are the best way to experience Hawaii. With expert hosts managing the logistics and easy-to-book shore excursions helping you explore the islands, we remove the stress of travel so that you can focus on relaxation and forming memories that will last a lifetime. To book spring or fall Hawaii cruises from Seattle, contact a AAA agent today.

Interested in planning your next road trip with AAA Washington? Call your travel agent directly or your nearest AAA store to get pro tips, TripTik maps, and more. Find more Pacific Northwest scenic drives and road trips.

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