One of the smallest cruise companies in the USA, UnCruise Adventures restarted overnight interisland trips in Hawaii in late November 2021, making it the first small-ship company to return to the state after the COVID shutdown.
Last month, Hawaii officials extended the ban on cruise ships through January 2022.
UnCruise Adventures worked with the Hawaiian government, including the Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources and the Hawaii Department of Transportation, to gain permission for their 36-passenger cruises to resume, a statement from the tour company said.
The sailings, timed for the winter humpback whale season, require all guests and crew members to be fully vaccinated.
The 1-week Hawaii voyage visits Lanai, Molokai, Maui, and Hawaii Island and features island trips and water activities.
UnCruise Adventures is operating small boats and yachts carrying 22 to 86 passengers on cruises in Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, Costa Rica, Belize, Colombia, and Mexico's Sea of Cortez, among other destinations.