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Best Cruise Deals Around the World

by Brook Wilkinson

Hawaii

Conde Nast Traveler

Norwegian Cruise Line
Ship: Pride of America
Best for: Low-maintenance cruisers who want to maximize their island time
Why it's a good value: It's the only cruise that sails an all-Hawaii itinerary, and with fares starting at just $100 a day per person, it's arguably the most economical choice for touring the islands
Length: 7 days
Departures: Year-round
Number of passengers: 2,138
Cost: From $699 in summer and fall; from $1,299 in winter

Other cruise lines start or end their itineraries in Mexico or Canada, which means a ten-day cruise can visit only three or four Hawaiian ports. But this seven-day cruise is round-trip from Honolulu, and spends a total of 90 hours in five ports on all four main islands. Don't expect high-end service or furnishings on board, but you will have your own little slice of paradise. The overnight at Kahului on Maui means that you can watch the sun rise from the top of the Haleakala volcano, a must according to island veterans. Tip: Book passage between December and March and you're likely to spot whales off the ship (866-234-0292; ncl.com).

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