We have booked the Statendam from SanDiego to Hawaii and on to Vancouver, BC. Reading the boards it appears that at least Kona is a port where you have to tender in. Are any of the other ports [Hilo, Honolulu, Nawiliwili and Lahaina] tendering ports?
Anyone done this trip and have suggestions as to excursions? Interests are the geology, flora/fauna and culture of the islands more than shopping. The only definites we have on our list so far are the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor and a helicopter tour of the volcanoes.