Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Aloha & Bon Voyage!

Yes, it’s true. I’m a Cali girl who’s never been to Hawaii. But that will all change in June, when Stephen and I jet off the morning after our wedding to the Hawaiian Islands for a weeklong celebration aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America!

Stephen and I fell in love with cruising a couple years ago when we traveled to Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama on a Carnival ship. Not only did we love the convenience of setting up excursions and activities right through the cruise line, but it was also amazing to vacation in multiple countries without having to constantly pack up and move to another hotel, or hop on yet another flight.

Plus, the food was included in the sailing price, and the ship offered relaxing spa services, fun cooking classes, great wine tastings…you name it. We were hooked! Here, a sneak peak at what we have to look forward to in Hawaii, where our stops will include Honolulu, Hilo, Kahului, and Kona.


And onshore…

Molokini Crater Snorkel

Volcanoes National Park

Raft, Snorkel and Dolphin Adventure

Luau Kalamaku

Waimea Canyon Journey

What are your honeymoon plans? Have you ever been on a cruise? If you’ve been to Hawaii, do you have any must-see recommendations for us?

(Photo Credits: Norwegian Cruise Line)


  1. All of that looks so great! You're going to love Hawaii. If you are going to stop off at the Big Island, definitely go to the volcano national park. It's well worth it to see an active volcano erupting into the ocean! My fiance and I aren't cruise people (we like the excitement of packing up, catching flights and buses in foreign countries), but this looks very relaxing!

  2. that sounds amazing!! i've never been to hawaii and i'm dying to go. and i can't believe alex neumann is your photographer! you're going to have fabulous photos!

  3. Sounds like so much fun. We are considering a cruise honeymoon as well.

  4. Hawaii is so nice - the people, the lid back vibes, and the tropical views...
    Which islands are you going to?

    Waikiki has the North shore and those shrimp trucks. Maui has the black and red sand beaches. Hawaii (Big Island) is known for its volcanoes and black sand beaches - try to get as close as you safely can. Definitely snorkel where you can too!

  5. Sounds and looks AMAZING! Mr B & I are dying to go on a cruise. Friends of ours had a cruising honeymoon and they LOVED it. You'll have such a good time.

  6. Gorgeous! We went to Kauai this past May for Mr. Milk's 30th and we loved it! It was breathtakingly beautiful! You guys will have an awesome time!

  7. Yay! Hawaii is our honeymoon destination too! I would love to go on a cruise. You'll have so much fun!

  8. Molokini crater snorkeling will be great! It was one of our favourite things to do when we were in Maui.

    The pics of the ship look amazing! It looks like you're going to have a great time!