Recent Volcanic Eruptions at Hawaii’s Kilauea Impacting Cruise Ship Visits?

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Volcanic eruptions Kilauea, the most active volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, have done little to stop cruise ships from making scheduled stops. Apparently, the lovely islands of Hawaii are “open for business.”

Per a May 8 (and updated May 9) report on, “The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau told potential visitors Tuesday there is absolutely no reason at this time to change or alter their leisure or business plans due to the continued eruption of Kilauea volcano.”

Hawaii tourism officials said all of the islands are unaffected by the volcanic eruption, with the only limitation being a 10-square-mile area on the island of Hawaii’s east side. No flights to or from Kona International or Hilo International airports have been impacted (despite airlines waiving change fees).

Also per the report, “As for those scheduled to cruise to Hawaii in the coming days, the Royal Caribbean ship Radiance of Seas was forced to cancel its stop in Hilo Monday, instead spending the day at sea, according to Cruise Critic.

The Norwegian Cruise Line ship Pride of America was also scheduled to make a stop on Hilo Tuesday, but the company did not announce any changes. Travelers are being encouraged to contact their travel agent or cruise line for any potential issues.”

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