The cruise ship is docked at the Port of Hilo. Visitors take tours into parts of the Big Island. At night the cruise ship departs and heads to South Point to circle around the island. On the way, they can view lava entering the ocean from Kilauea, the worlds most active volcano that has been erupting for over 30 years.
As the cruise ship sails past the southern tip of the island, we can see it pass on the ocean from our home. It looks like a huge birthday cake floating on the water. All lit up and slowly moving along the coastline.
Near the heart of Hilo town