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Holland America Line
Royal Caribbean International
Carnival Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Of the five Hawaiian cruise lines ranked on this page, Holland America is the highest priced. But it's a good value for cruisers craving sophisticated ambiance, dining, and service - and refined fellow passengers.
I do not recommend it for most families (children could be bored) and young party-goers (the social scene is lively but not vibrating).
15 & longer
San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver, Honolulu
It's the overall best Hawaiian cruise line in the mid-priced category. Royal Caribbean is well-geared for families cruising with children and teens because it has a laudable assortment of facilities and organized activities for them. Ditto for teens. Food is above average for a mid-price cruise line.
10 & longer
San Vancouver, Honolulu
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