What Are Some Shore Excursions Offered by Norwegian Cruise Lines in Hawaii?


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Shore excursions offered in Hawaii by Norwegian Cruise Line include a six-hour trip to Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City and a half-day exploration of the Gold Coast, including a tour of the historic city of Kona. Another option is a four-hour Kauai plantation tour with a 30-minute train ride through sugar cane and pineapple fields, followed by a feast around a traditional fire pit, entertained by hulas and fire dancers. Other excursions include water-based activities, coach trips and helicopter rides.

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As of November 2015, shore excursions to visit some of Hawaii's active volcanoes include a 45-minute helicopter ride to view the active Kilauea volcano; a full-day tour of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park that includes a visit to the 80-foot Rainbow Falls; and a sunrise trip to the Haleakala crater on Maui. Water-based excursions include an adventure tour on a Zodiac raft to the Kealakeku Bay marine sanctuary to swim and snorkel, spotting whales, dolphins and turtles along the route; and a scenic boat ride with a 10-minute parasailing experience in Kona. The eight-hour Best of Kauai excursion, which explores the 3,000-foot deep Waimea Canyon, includes a cruise along the Wailua River to view the Fern Grotto, a natural amphitheater where singers serenade visitors with a performance of the traditional Hawaiian wedding song.

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