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Planned Nov, 2019

Star Princes

 

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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Planned Nov, 2019

Star Princes

 

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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Planned Nov, 2019

Star Princes

 

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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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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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.

 

Tiki Dave

(Of Elua)

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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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No to Emerald, Will be Star Nov 2019, And Thank you all for your responses.

 

T

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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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Yes, Well aware of H2S, Spent working life working for a service company in the oilfields.

 

T

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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.

 

Tiki Dave

(Of Elua)

www.facebook.com/eluamusic

www.facebook.com/tikidavemusic

 

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.

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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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Planned Nov, 2019

Star Princes

 

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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Aloha

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.

 

Aloha No,

Tiki Dave

(of Elua)

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http://www.facebook.com/tikidavemusic

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