Vancouverites looking to visit the Hawaiian Islands this year can enjoy a two-week vacation at a steal — but most of it won't be on land.
Princess Cruises is currently offering a round-trip sailing out of Vancouver to Hawaii that allows locals to travel to the tropical destination without spending big bucks on hotel fees or flights.
While hotels and resorts on any of the islands cost hundreds of dollars each night for accommodation alone, the cruise works out to just over $150 CAD per day and includes all of your meals, transportation, and entertainment, too.
The 15-day Hawaiian Islands cruise departs the Canada Place terminal on Oct. 18 and spends five days at sea before visiting its first port of call, Honolulu, Oahu, on Oct. 24. The following day, guests will visit Kahului, Maui. After that, the cruise stops in Hilo, Hawaii on Oct. 26 and makes its final stop in Kona, Hawaii on Oct. 26.
Guests spend five more days on the lavish vessel before disembarking in Vancouver on Nov. 2.
|Tuesday, October 18||Vancouver, B.C., Canada||4:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, October 19||At Sea|
|Thursday, October 20||At Sea|
|Friday, October 21||At Sea|
|Saturday, October 22||At Sea|
|Sunday, October 23||At Sea|
|Monday, October 24||Honolulu, Oahu, HI||7:00 a.m.||11:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, October 25||Kahului, Maui, HI||8:00 a.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, October 26||Hilo, Hawaii, HI||8:00 a.m.||5:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, October 27||Kona, Hawaii, HI||7:00 a.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|Friday, October 28||At Sea|
|Saturday, October 29||At Sea|
|Sunday, October 30||At Sea|
|Monday, October 31||At Sea|
|Tuesday, November 1||At Sea|
|Wednesday, November 2||Vancouver, B.C., Canada||7:30 a.m.|
Cruise from Vancouver with Princess Cruises to Hawaii
The total for two guests in an interior stateroom works out to $5,046.30 CAD including all taxes and fees, which works out to $2,523.15 CAD per person. Since the cruise is 15 days long, this works out to a per diem cost of $168.21 CAD.
Not only does that cost include your transportation on a beautiful five-star vessel, but it also includes meals, entertainment, snacks, and lodging. The only thing it doesn’t factor in is alcohol, but you may opt to purchase a drink package that can reduce the cost of your spending.
The cruise ship is the five-star Crown Princess, which offers four swimming pools, seven hot tubs, a live theatre, tennis, mini-golf, renowned spa treatments, movies under the stars, a jogging track, a video arcade, and much more.
Book your cruise with Princess Cruises online.
Early this year, I sailed on another cruise line's first voyage to Vancouver since the onset of the pandemic. Read my experience sailing from San Diego in April.