Aloha! Best Hawaii Cruises for Families

Whale watching. Festive luaus with hula dancers. Drool-worthy shopping at Waikiki and an incredible live volcano. Say aloha to Hawaii!

More cosmopolitan and developed than Fiji and French Polynesia, the Hawaiian Islands have something for everyone. There are lots of fun things for kids to do, too.

Indeed, Hawaii family cruises are a great way for families to explore the Hawaiian islands—and have a fabulous family vacation too!


The top attraction in Honolulu. On your Hawaii family cruise, you’ll no doubt see a shore excursion that takes you to Pearl Harbor.

Ever since Duke Kahanamoku and fellow “Waikiki Beach Boys” introduced surfing to the world in the 1920s, Waikiki Beach has been known as one of the best spots in Hawaii to learn to surf.



This Polynesian-themed living museum in northern Oahu offers fire and war dances, spear-throwing activities, canoe rides, and many more experiences.

Visiting the garden island of Kauai on a cruise

Wandering around the Allerton and McBryde Gardens is also a delightful way to spend a few hours on the island.

Best Hawaii cruises for families

- Carnival - Disney Cruise Line - Norwegian Cruise Line - Princess Cruises - Royal Caribbean

Family-friendly cruises in Hawaii are offered on these cruise lines:

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