7 Cool Cruises that Sail from the U.S.by John Roberts | April 08, 2016
1. Hawaii out of L.A.
No need to board a plane to explore the "Aloha State" and its diverse islands. After four leisurely days at sea, you'll arrive in paradise, where you can hike, explore volcanoes and waterfalls, relax on the beach, take a surfing lesson, or enjoy a luau.
Who Goes There? Princess Cruises, Holland America, Carnival Cruise Line, and Crystal Cruises all offer itineraries to Hawaii from Los Angeles. Cruises typically make calls at up to five islands during a weeklong sailing. Some longer voyages begin in L.A. and travel the Hawaiian Islands circuit before venturing on to even more exotic locations, including Tahiti.
John Roberts is a New Jersey-based writer for ShermansCruise who worked at The Virginian-Pilot.