Hawaii is a frequent destination for a cruise from California. From Los Angeles, San Diego or San Francisco you'll visit multiple islands and soak up the scenery, culture and outdoor adventures.
The island of Hawaii (the Big Island) is best known for the Kilauea active volcano. Visit it and see how these islands are formed. Other attractions include black sand beaches and snorkeling with manta rays. The city of Hilo is on the wet side of the island, so from there you can see waterfalls and botanical gardens. Kona is the sunny/dry side of the Big Island. Tour coffee farms and historic sites.
Kauai is the oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain. It is called the Garden Isle for good reasons. Explore rugged mountains and lush valleys. Go ziplining, snorkel, hike, or kayak the Wailua River.
Oahu is the most developed of the islands. Shop in Honolulu for art and fashions. Learn to surf in Waikiki, where the sport was invented. Go to the famous North Shore where huge waves attract the world's best surfers (November to February). Hike to stunning views on top of iconic Diamond Head. Tour Iolani Palace, the former residence of Hawaiian monarchs.