If you've always wanted to cruise to Hawaii but found the cost to be prohibitive, there is an answer. The all-inclusive Hawaii cruise includes everything that will need for the cruise, so you don't have to put out any additional cash other than whatever you spent when the ship docks for a trip into the various cities, towns and villages along the way.
Depending on the cruise line and what you want to pay, all-inclusive can mean just the ship's passage and all amenities, or it may also include plane fare if you have to fly in order to get to where the ship is currently docked. You must keep in mind, though, that an all inclusive cruise does not necessarily mean that the cost will be lower, it simply means that you will not have to pay any additional money once you are on board other than gratuities for services performed.
The all-inclusive Hawaiian cruise will differ with the package as well as the cruise line where you book. Be certain to ask what is included so that when you begin your cruise, you will know what you need to bring extra. In most cases, the price you are quoted as all-inclusive will not include anything from the bar, and it may not include all of the activities onboard the ship. Be certain you know exactly what you will be expected to pay for once you enter the ship so that you do not come unprepared and have a disappointing journey. Credit cards are readily accepted; however, do not expect to be able to write a check, even in the ports where you stop. It is not advisable to carry cash in any large amount, so if you don't have credit cards or don't want to use them, plan to purchase traveler's checks before you leave home.
Your cruise to Hawaii might include such adventurous treks as a stop in Maui to see the waterfalls and winding back roads as you make a four-wheel adventure through Kauai. On Hawaii, the Big Island, you'll see rain forests and botanical gardens full of the scent of orchids. You may also choose to hike through Diamond Head and Koko Head volcanoes. The wonder and beauty of Hawaii and its various islands is enough to make your cruise the most unforgettable experience of your life.
The excitement never ends for the adventure traveler as you have a chance to snorkel with dolphins and sea turtles in Lanai and hike across Hawaii's lava fields. A real treat will await you in Honolulu where you can experience the taste of treats from the Far East. The most famous of the islands include Oahu, known for its shopping, food, beautiful beaches, and breathtaking scenery; Maui with its numerous beaches, rain forests, waterfalls, eucalyptus groves, and cattle ranches; Kauai where you can snorkel in the turquoise waters and explore the rain forests; and of course, the Big Island, twice the size of all of the other islands put together. You want to be sure to take in as much scenery as possible before you return to the ship, thus the reason for knowing just what is included in your all-inclusive Hawaiian cruise. Relax but be sure you are prepared to have a fun time as you head ashore as well. Hawaii and all its beauty is not a spot you want to visit from the confines of your cruise ship.