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#1
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Since this ship has to stop in Ensenada, (We've been so many times there is no reason to disembark this port), will we still be required to go through customs?

Is there any word if the ship might pass by close enough to see the Kilauea eruptions if the volcano is still active?

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Originally posted by RocHed11
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Since this ship has to stop in Ensenada, (We've been so many times there is no reason to disembark this port), will we still be required to go through customs?

Is there any word if the ship might pass by close enough to see the Kilauea eruptions if the volcano is still active?
If you mean will you have to clear customs when returning to the US then the answer is YES. As for seeing the flowing lava then the answer is almost certainly NO.
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Originally posted by RocHed11
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Since this ship has to stop in Ensenada, (We've been so many times there is no reason to disembark this port), will we still be required to go through customs?
No customs in Ensenada. Yes, Immigration/Customs in L.A.

Is there any word if the ship might pass by close enough to see the Kilauea eruptions if the volcano is still active?
No one knows since Hawaii sailings for the season have not yet started. Assuming the ship stops at Hilo, then it is possible when sailing from Hilo that the Captain might swing a little south to catch a glimpse of the lava flow, assuming it is still flowing.

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#4
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Yes, you’ll still go thru customs even if you do not go into Ensenada. Could be anything from full check to just being waved thru.


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#5
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Originally posted by RocHed11

Is there any word if the ship might pass by close enough to see the Kilauea eruptions if the volcano is still active?


Aloha,
Highly doubtful, as Hilo is usually the stop before Honolulu and the ship takes a northerly route to get there...away from the flow.

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#6
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Even when we went from Hilo to Kona the ship was too far out to see any lava flow (which at that time was not the current flow location, but was the “old” flow further up the coast.)
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However pretty and unique an experience the lava flow, you do not want to be downwind of
Kīlauea if it starts giving off gases. SO2 converts to sulfuric acid in your lungs, and H2S smells
like ...hydrogen sulfide.
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Originally posted by Elua
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Highly doubtful, as Hilo is usually the stop before Honolulu and the ship takes a northerly route to get there...away from the flow.

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On our end of the year cruise (which you are also on), Hilo is the last port before heading to Ensenada. Even so, the volcano is in the wrong direction.
#13
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Customs when returning to LA, yes.

On six Hawaii cruises, I have never cruised near Kilauea when leaving Hilo. I agree with others about not wanting to be near the fumes.
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Originally posted by RocHed11
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Since this ship has to stop in Ensenada, (We've been so many times there is no reason to disembark this port), will we still be required to go through customs?

Is there any word if the ship might pass by close enough to see the Kilauea eruptions if the volcano is still active?

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On our last Hawaiian cruise, ship did go around the south side of the island and slow. It was in the middle of the night though ,and there was so much steam from the lava poring into the ocean, you could only make out a slight orange glow when the wind pushed steam away momentarily.
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On our last Princess cruise to Hawaii (Star, Sept. 2017) our ship did not take the southern route from Hilo even though the Princess route map showed it going that way.
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#19
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Originally posted by Elua
Aloha,
Yes, Leialoha and I have been assigned to the February cruise. See you there!

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Will you be on the March 11, 2019 Emerald cruise?
I hope so, I have also heard so many wonderful things!

Linda
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Originally posted by ttiger1968
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Will you be on the March 11, 2019 Emerald cruise?
I hope so, I have also heard so many wonderful things!

Linda
Aloha Linda,
Sadly, we are not scheduled for that cruise...we get off that day. I’m sorry we’ll miss you, but I’m sure you’ll have a great cruise.

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