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After Nearly 2 Years, Hawaii Sees Return of Large Cruise Ships | The Points Guy

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Big-ship cruising is finally — finally! — restarting in Hawaii.

After a 22-month period without a single voyage around the Hawaiian islands by a vessel that carried more than a few dozen people, Princess Cruises‘ Grand Princess on Sunday arrived in Honolulu on the first leg of a 15-night sailing from Los Angeles.

The 2,590-passenger ship is the first from any major cruise line to visit Hawaii since the cruise industry shut down operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. Hawaii is one of the last major cruise destinations around the world to reopen to large cruise ships.

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