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Posh round-trip Vancouver-Hawaii cruise sailing for a steal

This sailing includes gourmet meals, live entertainment, accommodation on a five-star ship, and more for a bargain.

Travellers looking to visit the Aloha state from Vancouver won't have to take a flight thanks to an affordable offer through Holland America Line (HAL). 

A couple of weeks in Hawaii including meals at upscale dining restaurants, five-star accommodation, entertainment, and flights from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) typically sets travellers back hundreds of dollars daily.

However, this fall cruise on HAL costs less per day including all of the above for just over $150 per day. 

Holland America is known for its mid-size vessels featuring a more traditional onboard experience. Fans of the cruise line typically enjoy sailing on ships they can become well acquainted with during the voyage and relish opportunities to speak with the captain and cruise director. 

The five-star Koningsdam departs Canada Place on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. and spends six days at sea before reaching Honolulu, Oahu. While this may seem like a long time to spend on the water, many travellers relish exploring the ship, trying out different restaurants, seeing impressive live entertainment, and relaxing on the high seas. 

The ship features two swimming pools, a live theatre, a tennis court, renowned spa treatments, movies under the stars, a basketball court, a video arcade, a casino, and much more. The "Pinnacle" class ship also allows guests to create a wine blend from a selection of single vineyard red wines.

The ship also includes a popular overnight in Honolulu, meaning guests don't have to worry about rushing to the ship after a day in port. It also arrives early at 8 a.m. and doesn't depart until 11 p.m. the next day.

Guests are treated to a second overnight option in Nawiliwili, Kauai after they overnight in Oahu. 

Before heading back across the Pacific to Vancouver, the ship stops on the Big Island in Kona and Hilo. 

The cruise disembarks at Canada Place on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Date Port Arrive Depart
Saturday, October 5 Vancouver, B.C.   3 p.m.
Sunday, October 6 At Sea    
Monday, October 7 At Sea    
Tuesday, October 8 At Sea    
Wednesday, October 9 At Sea    
Thursday, October 10 At Sea    
Friday, October 11 Honolulu, Hawaii 8 a.m.  
Saturday, October 12 Honolulu, Hawaii   11 p.m.
Sunday, October 13 Nawiliwili, Hawaii 8 a.m.  
Monday, October 14 Nawiliwili, Hawaii     5 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15 Kona, Hawaii 8 a.m. 6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 16 Hilo, Hawaii 7 a.m. 1 p.m.
Thursday, October 17 At Sea    
Friday, October 18 At Sea    
Saturday, October 19 At Sea    
Sunday, October 20 At Sea    
Monday, October 21 At Sea    
Tuesday, October 22 Vancouver, B.C. 7 a.m.

What is included in the cost of the Vancouver-Hawaii cruise on Holland America Line?

Most cabin categories are still available for this sailing with Holland, including inside (interior), ocean view, verandah (balcony), Vista suite, and Neptune suite. Only the Signature Suite is sold out (see slide two).

An "inside" or interior stateroom for two people costs $5,366.64 or $2,683.32 per person. The per-diem, per-person amount is $157.84 for the 17-night sailing (see slide three). This is the lowest-priced option for two people. 

The cost of the cruise includes transportation on a beautiful five-star vessel, gourmet meals, entertainment, snacks, and lodging. The only thing it doesn’t factor in is alcohol, but purchasing a drink package can reduce the costs.

Hawaii offers a range of natural gems to explore on each island and numerous places to dine, shop, and catch live shows. From the Mauna Kea Summit to the massive, approachable populations of manta rays, the rich history of Lahaina to the stunning Waikiki Beach, the islands ooze tropical beauty.

Have a look at my experience sailing on this ship up the Pacific Coast in April 2022.

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