Hawaii Cruises from San Francisco, California

Start your Hawaiian cruise right by the Golden Gate Bridge! Trips from a choice of cruise lines depart San Francisco, where you’ll spend two weeks on the ocean exploring this beautiful group of Pacific Islands.

As demand for Hawaiian cruises continues to grow, more and more trips leave from San Francisco, with multiple luxury lines considering this a home port.

Cruise Line

Currently, Princess Cruises sails to Hawaii from San Francisco, California offering cruises 15-nights and longer.


Honolulu: All cruises give you a glimpse of Hawaii’s capital city, known for its somewhat cosmopolitan character of restaurants and entertainment. Yet, beyond just the dining and nightlife, the city’s history is rather extensive, in that it served as a well-traveled midpoint between North America and Asia, first for explorers and later for traders. That sense still pervades the city: You’ll see it in the skyscrapers and in the Aloha Tower Marketplace, an attraction with restaurants and shops spread out over 11 waterfront acres.

Hilo: Hawaii’s known for its volcanoes, and you’ll get to see them up close at Volcanoes National Park, Hilo’s biggest attraction. See it by a tour or by helicopter, where its green-and-black landscape is home to lava tubes and steam vents.

Maui: This outdoorsman’s paradise is home to multiple national parks. During your time in port, make sure to stop by Haleakala National Park, best known for its sunrises, and to travel along the Road to Hana, featuring many waterfalls and rainforests.

Kauai: See what’s known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific in this port. Much like Maui, Kauai’s the part of your tour for exploring the outdoors, so take advantage of that at Wailua River, the Fern Grotto, or the Napali Coast.

Kona: Are you a coffee drinker? Here’s your chance to find where one of the world’s most distinctive blends comes from. However, this stop isn’t just for grabbing a superior cup of Joe: This location’s also home to some of the world’s best beaches for surfing.

When you’re planning a cruise to Hawaii, schedule your trip out of San Francisco. To browse all itineraries, search through Direct Line Cruises today before planning your trip.