12-Day Cruise on Norwegian Spirit

Hawaii & South Pacific: Kauai, Maui & Moorea
from Honolulu, Oahu to Papeete, Tahiti

Sail through the South Pacific on a 12-day journey on board Norwegian Spirit with stops in Hawai’i and French Polynesia. Find out why Kauai is known as “The Garden Island” as you hike through its lush greenery and relax on idyllic beaches. Then, visit Raiatea the second-largest island in French Polynesia. Walk into the past and spend a whole day discovering how Polynesians migrated throughout the Pacific from this sacred island. After that you’ll sail to Papeete, an island known for black pearls and extinct volcanos.

Nov. 26 – Dec. 8, 2023

Travel: 12 Days. 7 Ports. 1 Amazing Vacation.
Cruise: Aboard the Norwegian Spirit


  • Honolulu, Oahu
  • Nāwiliwili, Kaua`i
  • Kahului, Maui
  • Hilo, Hawaii
  • Raiatea, French Polynesia
  • Moorea, French Polynesia
  • Papeete, Tahiti


Day 1 – Honolulu, Oahu

The big, blue Pacific and stunning Koolau mountains serve as a dramatic setting for Hawaii’s largest city. Climb to the top of Diamond Head. Take a romantic sunset stroll on Waikiki Beach. Catch a glimpse of history by visiting Pearl Harbour and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

DAY 2 Kahului, Maui

A surplus of natural splendour and the genuine hospitality of its people have helped to make Maui Hawaii’s second most popular island. Explore the fascinating history of the town of Lahaina. Plant yourself on a pristine beach, or play one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses.

DAY 3 – 4 Nāwiliwili, Kaua`i

Named after the Wiliwili trees, which once lined its picturesque harbour, this lovely port of Kaua`i is your gateway to what many believe to be Hawaii’s most beautiful island. On “The Garden Island,” nature is truly the star, from the dramatic mountains of Kokee to the cool rainforests of Haena. And the tradition of the luau adds lively entertainment unique to Hawaii

DAY 5 Hilo, Hawaii

The entire city of Hilo is like one giant greenhouse with spectacular tropical flowers at every turn. Visit the town’s well-preserved historic buildings, which date back to the turn of the century and showcase Hawaii’s unique architecture. Just 30 miles away the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the home of the active Kilauea Volcano.

DAY 6 – 9  At Sea

Enjoy the many ship activities or relax and pamper yourself.

Day 10 & 11 – Raiatea, French Polynesia

Meaning “Faraway Heaven,” Raiatea is an island of astounding beauty, ancient myths and home to French Polynesia’s largest outdoor temple (marae). Many believe the island is the centre from which the great Polynesian migration started and is considered the most sacred island in the South Pacific. A coral reef teeming with colourful marine life surrounds Raiatea in a tranquil lagoon – ideal for snorkelling and diving. After a dip in the lagoon, explore lush rainforests and the extinct volcano Mount Temehani. Enjoy your day on this culturally significant island where history, legend and natural beauty intertwine.

DAY 12 Moorea, French Polynesia

The island’s unique geography makes Moorea one of French Polynesia’s most breathtaking islands. Eight mountain peaks carpeted in lush vegetation rise from a translucent lagoon and two tranquil bays. The island is ideal for all ages to embark on outdoor activities that are as relaxed or as thrilling as you wish. From paddle boarding and skydiving to island bus tours and hiking, you can view paradise from most every angle. Bask in warm sunrays on a peaceful beach and then soak in the local culture with a traditional feast and authentic Polynesian dance show.

DAY 12 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

From the island’s famed black pearls to world-class surfing and extinct volcanic mountains, discover why Tahiti has been crowned with the nickname, “Queen of the Pacific.” French Polynesia’s capital city of Papeete is a multicultural centre offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere embedded into the island’s natural beauty. Search for unique crafts and goods at the Papeete Market or tour the Rober Wan Pearl Museum to learn about Tahitian black pearls. After returning from a hike, surf lesson or Jeep Safari tour, enjoy a traditional Tahitian dance show.

DAY 13 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia – Disembark

Need to Know:

  • Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
  • Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing on Day 1 of cruise.
  • Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking on final day of cruise.