Cruise ships to hit the island of Hawaii, the biggest in the US, will have a huge impact on the tourism industry in the state.
The Hawaii International Cruise Lines (HICL) said on Thursday it will begin shipping the first ship to Hawaii from its cruise ship terminal in Hawaii’s Big Island on September 10, 2019.HICP said the ship will sail on its maiden voyage in 2019 from the terminal to a cruise ship stop at Oahu, which is about 90 kilometres (50 miles) from the capital.
“Hawaii’s Big Islands are the epicenter of the Hawaiian tourism industry, with more than 1,400 hotels, restaurants, and attractions, making it one of the largest in the country, and one of Hawaii’s premier destination islands,” said HICL in a statement.
HicL said it has a long history of supporting the tourism sector and the region, and the vessel’s arrival will boost the state’s tourism industry.
“We are committed to making Hawaii a place where visitors come for the world-class cruise ships that will make the experience as memorable as it is beautiful,” said a statement from the company.HOCL has a history of making significant investments in Hawaii, including the establishment of the HICP-operated Kailua Bay Terminal in 2010 and the Kona Terminal in 2020.