Kahului Maui cruise

The magical Halekala volcano

The fascinating island of Molokini

The incredible road to Hana

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Kahului/Maui

Welcome to paradise

Aloha! You have arrived in Hawaii. Your MSC Cruise will take you to Maui, the second largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. Turquoise sea, soft golden, yellow and black beaches, and lush greenery welcome you to this garden of Eden, home to two large and powerful volcanoes.

 
 
An excursion will take you to see one of the volcanoes, Haleakala, which is in the Haleakala National Park: an area of 51 square miles, with lush and colourful vegetation, rivers and streams. The volcano, now dormant, has the largest crater in the world, with a circumference of 20 miles and a depth of about 2,600 ft. If you want to fully enjoy the beauty and holiness of this place, go at dawn when the sun looks as if it rising directly out of the caldera.
 
There is also an excursion to the island of Molokini, a partially submerged crescent-shaped crater off the coast of Maui. Regarded as one of the ten most spectacular places in the world for diving, Molokini has breath-taking scenery, with an intact coral reef and many varieties of tropical fish. The island is also a sanctuary for marine birds such as Bulwer's petrels and wedge-tailed shearwaters.
 
Don’t miss out on the excursion that takes you on the road to Hana. The road starts south of Kahului and runs along the southeast coast of the island, for just under 65 miles. It is considered one of the most beautiful roads in the world, with waterfalls, lush plants and flowers, beautiful cliffs, small bridges, hundreds of curves and a bamboo forest. The main attractions are the Keanae peninsula, a patch of green with panoramic views, the Keanae Arboretum, the Kahanu tropical botanical gardens and the fascinating town of Hana.

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    Hawaii

    Palm fringed beaches and ravishing islands
    Palm fringed beaches and ravishing islands

    Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is an archipelago of seven islands and is part of the United States. The capital is Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu, where there is also the Waimea Beach Park: an endless white sandy beach lapped by seemingly calm crystal clear waters, in which spectacular sea turtles swim undisturbed. In winter, in fact, the waves can reach up to 15 metres high and the beach is a popular destination for surfers from around the world.

    When on Oahu, it is respectful to visit Pearl Harbor, the U.S. naval base that was completely destroyed by the Japanese on 7 December 1941, during the Second World War, and today the site of a national monument to commemorate the tragic event. Another must in the county of Honolulu is a trip to the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden: volcanic peaks surrounded by wild nature and a lake where animals roam in peace.

    Another interesting place is the Valley of Temples, which houses, not far from Kanehoe, Buddhist temples, churches and even a cemetery.