There are 2 stops on the Big Island - Island of Hawaii - Kona and Hilo. Both offer excellent sightseeing and activities.
At Kona Harbor the water is too shallow to dock and the pier was not designed to dock cruise ships, so the POA uses small boats (tender) to shuttle passengers to the dock.
There are no rental cars at the pier/harbor. A shuttle is provided free to and from the rental locations.
Norwegian Cruise Line NCL, Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd., Royal Caribbean, Holland America Line and Celebrity Cruises visit the Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.