With 50 different states and 9 time zones, America offers so much variety it's hard to know where to begin. A great place to start is the Golden State, California. Walk along the 'Baywatch' beaches, experience the movie star world that is Hollywood, or head to the countryside and experience the stunning Yosemite National Park. California has so many iconic places - San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles... - the list goes on. See if you can spot a celebrity on Malibu beach or in a Beverly Hills bar. Head over to the east of North America and you'll discover the picturesque landscape which is New England, where golds, reds and yellows light up the region during the fall. Finally, don't miss out on America's 50th state - Hawaii. Relax on golden sands, take a dip in crystal clear waters and enjoy the cocktails on offer. For a truly moving experience book an excursion to Pearl Harbour, visit the Arizona Memorial and pay your respects to the 1,177 soldiers who lost their lives.
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Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Summit, 18th Sep 16, 14 nights, sailing from Cape Liberty, New Jersey
Princess Cruises, Crown Princess, 5th Oct 16, 15 nights, sailing from Los Angeles
Royal Caribbean International, Explorer of the Seas, 8th Oct 16, 24 nights, sailing from Seattle
Princess Cruises, Star Princess, 20th Nov 16, 15 nights, sailing from Los Angeles
Catch a glimpse of some famous faces as you head to the home of movies: - Hollywood. Walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and stop off for a film at the Chinese Theater. Move onto Beverley Hills and stroll along Rodeo Drive for glittering designer shops with some expensive price tags. Santa Monica, Orange County and Long Beach also have some great shopping malls. If you're looking to entertain the children in L.A. then you're spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions: Universal Studios, Magic Mountain and Los Angeles Zoo are just a few highlights. Nightlife in L.A. is limitless; whether you're after a wine bar, nightclub or comedy club, Los Angeles has a variety to suit most tastes. Start your evening off in Downtown and take your pick from some of the best restaurants in town, or if you're after an ocean view while enjoying your meal then head to Malibu. Take your pick from steak houses, seafood shacks and the classic burger bar.
San Francisco’s colourful neighbourhoods make for a varied trip and a picturesque sight, whether you choose to explore the streets on foot, climb aboard a cable car, or enjoy a boat ride into the harbour to see the famed Golden Gate Bridge, which is often shrouded in a mysterious fog. Take a stroll along one of the curviest streets in the world at Lombard Street, where hairpin bends are lined with glorious flowerbeds, or hire bikes to cycle beside the sea. Spend your evenings exploring an array of restaurants from seafood eateries serving up stew, oysters and sushi at Fisherman’s Wharf to the renowned Chinatown Restaurant, a San Francisco icon that opened in 1919. Opera is an essential in the city, while entertainment can also be found in the form of nightclubs and quirky bars like the Redwood Room to round off your day.
Shop 'til you drop in this Californian seaside town. An array of boutiques, malls and outlet shops are on offer, so take a break from the Californian sun and pick up a bargain. A trip to San Diego wouldn't be complete without a visit to the world famous San Diego Zoo. Home to over 3,700 rare and endangered animals this is a great family fun day out. If you enjoy something a bit more cultural then why not take in an opera, or visit a museum? San Diego is home to the largest collection of museums west of the Mississippi.
Where do you start in this concrete jungle? Shopping in Bloomingdales, walking in Central Park, taking in the spectacular views on top of the Empire State Building, taking a ferry ride over to Liberty Island, paying your respects at Ground Zero, taking in a Broadway show.....the list is endless, as is the Big Apple. You'll find a vast array of food and drink available, but of course a Cosmopolitan has to be your choice of cocktail. If you're looking for something a bit different why not take a trip across the bridge to Brooklyn - their popular flea market has so much choice ranging from vintage fashions to LPs and antiques. A ferry ride over to Ellis Island is also a great day trip, before you arrive and learn the history of American immigration, don't forget to look back at the world famous, and stunning, New York skyline.
There's plenty to see and do in Massachusetts' capital city. The first thing you need to ensure is you visit at the best time. Fall is stunning, the golden/reddy leaves really give this city a countryside appeal. Make the most of this amazing scenery by taking a gentle stroll along the Charles River Esplanade, rent a sail boat or cool yourself down with homemade lemonade. If you're a huge sports fan don't miss out on a trip to Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox baseball team; if tickets are too difficult to buy you can still take a stadium tour. Don't make the trip to Boston without trying their world famous Clam Chowder; wash this potato dish down with a pint of Guinness and you'll feel like a local. Take a wonder around one of the four main shopping districts, Downtown Crossing, Copley Square, Newbury Street and Faneuil Hall, and pick up a bargain. Finally end your day with a tour Harvard University, first established in 1636. Learn about the historic buildings, surrounding squares, the John Harvard statue and find out about the most famous graduates.
The sunshine state is where many cruises begin. Don't just treat this port as a departure point though. Before boarding the ship why not visit the unique Everglades National Park. With over 1.5 million acres of swamps and sub-tropical jungle there's plenty to explore and learn about this unusual landscape. If the natural world is something you enjoy then there's plenty more to see including, Butterfly World, Museum of Discovery & Science and Flamingo Gardens. Fort Lauderdale is also a port included in many Transatlantic, Panama Canal and Caribbean itineraries.
Known as the American Riviera, this part of California offers something a bit more relaxing than the other key cities across the Golden State. The pedestrian-only parts, rolling mountains surrounding the city, miles of beaches and quaint boutiques make Santa Barbara a great place to wander around. If you're a shopaholic you will fall in love, whether you're after designer labels or souvenirs, and even better you get to enjoy it in the Californian sunshine surrounded by palm trees. For alternative souvenirs head to Funk Zone, a waterfront area offering everything from bohemian shops to artisan wines. Wine lovers have also come to the right port - wine tours, wine tasting, wine festivals, the activities on offer are endless, and of course you get to sample some fabulous Californian flavour.
This port of call is most famous for its yacht races, the famous America's Cup race stops here every year and if you time your cruise right you could even spot one of these gigantic yachts in dock. Newport sits on the Atlantic Ocean and is home to many beautiful beaches; surf the waves, take a horse ride along the sandy beach, or rent a boat for the day, there's plenty of activities on offer allowing you to make the most of this glorious coastline. After a day soaking up the sun, head to one of the fine restaurants for an evening meal. Newport offers everything from Italian to Thai, pizzerias and pubs, as well as some tempting bakeries and refreshing ice cream parlours. Shopping in Newport is ideal if you're looking for something a bit unique; antiques and home made jewellery are among the many products on offer.
One of the best things about having Portland on your itinerary is that you get to experience tax free shopping. Many states across America offer tax free prices at certain times of year, but the state of Oregon offers it in every season. Mississippi Avenue is a great district for specialised clothes, art and gourmet food, or if you're after something authentic then Nob Hill provides an array of boutiques selling Portland-designed clothes. After a few hours of retail therapy relax in one of Portland's many urban parks. Waterfront Park on the banks of the Willamette River holds some great events throughout the year including Blues festivals and the Brewers Festival. For your evening meal you'll struggle not to find local produce on the menu - salmon, Dungeness crab, pears, Marionberries, hazelnuts and chanterelle mushrooms are all favourites with restaurants across Portland. End your day in the by sampling some local drinks - whether it's a Pinot noir from the nearby mountains or an award-winning beers from Oregon-grown hops.
This rocky island, situated off the coast of California, is only 22 miles long, however you'll find plenty of things to do particularly if you're a lover of the great outdoors. A great way to see the rocky terrain is from the air, why not book a helicopter ride while you're here and experience this small island in the skies? Zip lining, hiking, off-road tours and dolphin spotting are also available. Santa Catalina is a great place for couples - it was once voted one of the top 10 romantic places to visit in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine. Take a romantic walk around the marina, hire a boat for the day and watch the sunset on this magical Californian Island. Waterfront dining on the beach is a must while you're in Santa Catalina, whether you're looking for something al fresco and casual, or fine dining.
It's all about spending as much time in or beside the water when you stop off in Hawaii, and where better to start than the state capital of Honolulu. Choose from surf lessons and swimming with dolphins; experience a submarine adventure as you delve 100ft under the water; or simply watch the world go by on the stunning Waikiki Beach. Honolulu offers a range of international dishes and local produce in its restaurants, with everything from Japanese themed cuisine to fresh seafood, Kalua pig, plus of course that familiar establishment McDonald's. If you fancy taking in some history while you're in Honolulu then make a visit to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the final resting place for 25,000 US soldiers killed in the Pacific during WWII. Continue your historic trip on to Pearl Harbour and the Arizona Memorial, learn about the region's devastating past and pay your respects to the fallen.
This beach town is full of unique boutiques, farmers' markets and stunning beaches. Head to the centre of Kailua before you hit the beach and wander around Olive Boutique and Global Village, where you can pick up a great summer wardrobe. Stop off at one of the many cafes and coffee shops for brunch and taste some of Hawaii's delicious pancakes covered in macadamia nut sauce. Kailua Beach is beautiful - crystal-clear waters and white sand make this an ideal place to relax for the afternoon. Soak up the sun or try out one of the many water sports on offerincluding kayaking and diving.
On arrival at this port of call you'll see why it's been voted 'Best Island' numerous times by Conde Nast Traveller magazine. Take in the beautiful volcanic landscape, relax on the golden beaches, or spot some of the world's best wildlife, all on this small Hawaiian Island. Humpback whales are regularly spotted in the warm waters surrounding Maui and if you have a few hours to spare it's well worth booking an excursion to see these ocean giants. If you love exploring the landscapes then make sure you take a trip to Haleakala National Park, home to Maui's highest peak. Start your day at the park early to discover a romantic setting at the Haleakala Visitor Centre - the best place to watch the sunrise over this magical island. On the lower slopes of Haleakala you'll find the famous Pools of Oheo, tranquil pools fed by the waterfall of the mountain above.
Hilo is the largest settlement on Hawaii (the 'Big Island'). It's covered in lush green rainforests, cascading waterfalls and it acts as the gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hilo's waterfront is home to vibrant bars, unique museums (including the Pacific Tsunami Museum) and art galleries. Located on the north east side of the island of Hawaii, Hilo receives a far wetter climate, which nurtures the beautiful lush rainforest. Take a trip into this terrain and visit Panaewa Rainforest Zoo, home to a white Bengal tiger. If you're a real nature lover you'll also enjoy exploring the botanical gardens to witness some unusual orchids.
Back in the 1800s, Lahaina on the western side of Maui, was a thriving whaling village, so why not jump on a boat at the harbour for a whale-watching tour? Lahaina has some great restaurants offering local cuisine, from cattle reared on the upland pastures to fruits and vegetables grown from volcanic soil and fish farmed at one of the locally managed fisheries. Lahaina is on the National Register of Historic Places, so wander round and take in some key historical monuments including the U.S. Seamen's Hospital and Hale Paaho (Lahaina Prison).
This stunning Pacific Island is perfect for a romantic getaway, particularly if you're on a cruise for your honeymoon and after something a bit special to complete your itinerary. Relax on a beach, book yourself a 5* massage or watch the sunset, this truly is a paradise island. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters during 'feeding time' and surround yourself with stingrays and 3-foot long reef sharks. While you're in the water grab a snorkel and swim amongst some of the most colourful, tropical fish in the world. Keep an eye out for turtles, star fish and eels too!
Majuro is a large coral atoll of 64 islands in the Pacific Ocean, and comes under the legislative district of the Marshall Islands. Diving is a popular activity on Majuro as the waters around the islands offer more to see than on land. Bokolap Island is a popular scuba diving site, 115 feet below the surface you'll find a WWII US torpedo plane! Kalalin Pass is also a great place to swim, it really is like an underwater aquarium featuring tropical fish, colourful coral and the odd shark.
A cruise to North America And Hawaii is the best way to experience this continent in one holiday. Whether you're after a romantic break (sunsets on the North America And Hawaiin plains can be very romantic), or a family break (the kids will love the safaris on offer), North America And Hawaii has so much for you to enjoy.
Hawaiian weather is fairly good throughout the year, the rainy season is traditionally from November to March, however showers can be localised and don't always last for long. Off-peak travel can be great value for money.
Choose to sail from Los Angeles, Boston, Baltimore, New York and Fort Lauderdale, to name just a few of the main ports. Plus, Norwegian Cruise Line's recently revamped Pride of America is the only cruise ship to sail from Honolulu.
A number of key cruise lines sail to mainland USA and its islands including Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Lines, Cunard and Holland America Line. Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America sails on a 7 night itinerary, every week of the year.
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