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JoeyandDavid

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Hawaii is a popular destination.. and with the ability to Island hop affordable the question becomes:

Would you rather do Hawaii by land or on a cruise?

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I guess its not totally fair to say by sea. We've been to Hawaii on a land vacation already. The next time we go there, it will be on a cruise. The first time was great, but it was 28 years ago (on our honeymoon). It's just about time to get there

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My DH and I have done both. We did the land vacation first and visited Maui and Honolulu for 10 days and had a lot of time to linger and enjoy, but with a cruise you definitely are on a schedule, although you get to visit more islands (5) - but with 5 days in a row at sea, that was a bit much.

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We have never been but it is "in the works". We want to do land the first time - that way we can do it all on our own time. Maybe the next time we can cruise - but the 5 sea days to get back home is a little daunting.

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Steve and I are at "odds" with this one. My preference would be to take a cruise and get a taste of the islands which would let us decide where we would go back to for a week's stay...Either way, I'd be happy going!

Good question, Joey!

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You don't have to do the roundtrip from the west coast with 5 days at sea going and coming back. NCL sails interisland 7 days cruise with no "at sea" days, including two island overnights (Maui and Kauai). They also do a 10 night cruise with 9 days in Hawaiin ports, including an overnight the first night in Honolulu with a 6pm departure the 2nd day, and only 1 at sea day.

I'd say, do one of these to get a feel for each island, and then you can go back on a land vacation on the one you like best.

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We couldn't make that choice so stayed on Oahu for a week, did a week on Pride of Hawaii and finished with eight days on Oahu. Will probably repeat next time around! Cheers!

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Hawaii is a popular destination.. and with the ability to Island hop affordable the question becomes:

Would you rather do Hawaii by land or on a cruise?

We did a 10 day cruise (Norwegian) from Honolulu and then spent 3 more days in Honolulu after the cruise was over (it was a cruise/land deal through the travel agency). Only "bummer" was no casino. Had we sailed from San Diego to Hawaii on Royal we would have had a casino.

Yes, island hopping can be tedious. But this was such a great, inexpensive way of seeing Hawaii. I'm not sure if we would have been able to afford the same (food, transporation, lodging, entertainment, etc.) if we repeated this by land, by ourselves. The three days in Honolulu after the 10 day cruise was costly (food, entertainment, car rental).

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