Cool Islands to Visit on Your Hawaiian Cruise

By: Angela Ayles

Of all the great places to cruise the world, there is no area more magical than the South Pacific. Taking a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands will allow you to explore the lush natural beauty Hawaii has to offer. Let’s take a look at some of the top islands to see while enjoying a Hawaiian cruise.


1. Oahu

This is the island in Hawaii where most of the people live, and thus it offers the most things to do for cruise ship passengers. Oahu is also full of stunning natural beauty and lots of water sports to enjoy. There are also loads of historical attractions on Oahu that will be of interest to many cruise ship travelers.

Lanikai Beach, Oahu

2. Maui

When people talk about the most beautiful island in Hawaii, Maui is often mentioned as people’s favorite. The amazing natural wonders of this gorgeous island make it one of the most amazing places on Earth.


3. Samoa

The Samoan people are known throughout the world for their incredible friendliness. This makes the island an ideal place to stop while cruising around the South Pacific. The parties on this tropical paradise full of friendly people are extraordinary.


4. Bora Bora

This is the most beautiful island in French Polynesia, and that is saying a lot. The reefs here are utterly fantastic. Cruise ship passengers that are lucky enough to stop on Bora Bora will never want to get back on board their ships.

Boat Tour Bora Bora


5. Kauai

This is one of the most spectacular of the Hawaiian Islands. Kauai is full of beautiful natural wonders like cliffs, canyons, forests and waterfalls. This is one of the best Hawaiian Islands for going on a trek and getting swept up by the magical wilderness of the island.

Hanalei Bay Beach, Kauai

6. Molokai

This is one of the most unspoilt of the islands of Hawaii. There has been very little construction and development on the island, so there are many areas that appear much as they have for thousands of years. This is also the best island in Hawaii to experience the native traditions of the islands.


7. Hawaii Island

Also known as the “Big Island,” Hawaii’s namesake island is the biggest of the Hawaiian Islands. This is the second-most populous of the islands, which makes it another great spot for cruise ship passengers to enjoy the infrastructure that is present. There are lots of fantastic restaurants, bars and clubs for passengers to explore when they disembark here.

Hapuna Beach State Park, Big Island

8. Fiji

You only have to hear mention of the name of Fiji to conjure up images in your mind of a tropical paradise. This is definitely one of the most gorgeous tropical islands in the world, and anyone who is cruising around the South Pacific should take advantage of the opportunity of stopping on Fiji, It is a beautiful island full of friendly people that are always anxious that visitors have a good time.


9. Papua New Guinea

This is another magical stop along the South Pacific routes that visit the Hawaiian Islands. Papua New Guinea was once famous for its cannibals, but those days are long gone. It is now a very welcoming place that is home to an active volcano that makes every visit exciting. Cruise ship passengers who stop here will also discover that it is a tropical paradise full of natural beauty.

Papua New Guinea


10. Oueva

A member of the Loyalty Islands, Oueva is home to a laidback population that likes to make sure that their visitors have a great time. It is also home to one of the most beautiful coral atolls found anywhere in the world. People who hop off their cruise ships to explore Oueva should be sure to bring along their snorkeling gear to take advantage of the stunningly clear water that surrounds the island.