Posted May 4th, 2012, 10:59 PM
The more post cruise reviews and guide books I read the more confused I am about what shore excursions to book.
I've decided to use Roberts as they seem to mirror most of the excursions offered by NCL but cheaper. I'm not ruling out hiring a car on one or two of the days but I've always done this on previous holidays and would prefer for someone else to be at the wheel so that I can take in all of the sights whilst travelling.
On the one hand all of the excursions sound good and it would be very easy to melt the plastic and book loads! On the other hand, we do want some rest and relaxation so need to plan some free days.
Does anyone know which, if any, of the ports have any nice beaches, shopping, gardens or trails etc within walking or short ride distance of the terminal?
Has anyone taken any excursion, not necessarily with Roberts, that didn't live up to expectations?I hope someone can help me get the mist to lift
We used Roberts for the luau in Kauai and highly recommend it - they went to the Smith Family Luau
We chose Valley Isle Excursions in Maui for the Road to Hana and really enjoyed it -great guide. We rented a car the 2nd day in Maui - which was relaxing, I thought Maui was easy to drive - we went to West Maui up the coast and then stopped for lunch and walked along the beach on the way back.
I really liked the beaches in West Maui - very calm ocean and big beaches. Water was a little cold.
For Hilo we rented a car and drove to the Volcano Nat'l Park. Kona we decided to take it easy and just wander around the town - did ride the $2.00 trolley.
For Kauai we took a photography tour, loved it even for a novice like me - Kauai photo tours, and the 2nd day since it was a short day we took the Anchor Cove Shuttle and went to the beach nearby at the Marriott - you technically can walk to it.
Booked Roberts for $7.00 from the pier in Honolulu to the airport too
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