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I would NOT do a land tour of Hawaii. I did that the first time I went to Hawaii. We had 3 islands and we spent too much time packing and moving from hotel to hotel. 3 days of the trip wasted doing this. If I were going to do Hawaii again it waould absolutely be a cruise. Unpack once and let the ship take me to the different islands.
A lot of cruise lines offer that itinerary, but it has one fundamental problem -- a flight of six to eight hours between Honolulu and the continent. There is a better option. Several cruise lines now offer fourteen or fifteen night round trip itineraries that begin and end in either Los Angeles or San diego. A brief stop en Ensenada either coming or going is sufficient to make a "round trip" itinerary legal.