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"Live" - Ovation of the Seas 20-30 Sept 2019 - Our not normal cruise to Hawaii

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6 hours ago, PCWalton1 said:

It does look like heaven but every time we leave the hotel we pass a sign on someone's front yard that says

Visit....
Spend
Go home.


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Oh my!!!!

are you finding the people friendly?

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6 hours ago, Nextholiday? said:

 

Oh my!!!!

are you finding the people friendly?

 

Our kids live on Oahu and Maui. When we have visited, those islands have major traffic difficulties and overdevelopment due to the large numbers of "transplants" moving there. Residents of the less populated islands want to avoid those problems, so the "visit...spend...go home" sentiment is common there.

 

The irony is that on Maui especially the "please don't move here" attitude often is fiercest among people who moved there themselves!

 

Generally, though, we have found most people friendly and helpful if you are a tourist.

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Bill, I think you have done more to promote tourism on Molokai than Trip Adviser, lol! Judging by the local sentiment, however, I'm not sure that's a good thing.😱

 

When I lived on Balboa Island in the 70's, every summer someone would chalk "tourists go home" on the sidewalk next to the seawall.  It's a universal sentiment for those who are lucky enough to live in a desirable area.

 

Absolutely gorgeous photos!

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Actually we have found everyone to be welcoming and friendly. Of course we are going to places that cater to visitors.


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17 hours ago, PCWalton1 said:

Actually we have found everyone to be welcoming and friendly. Of course we are going to places that cater to visitors.


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Good to know, thanks!

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Bill and Marie, I really enjoyed your travels.

 

Thank you for taking the time to share with us.

 

Great pictures!!!!!!!

 

Brings back my memories of visiting the islands.

 

As always

 

Safe travells

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Bill and Marie, I really enjoyed your travels.
 
Thank you for taking the time to share with us.
 
Great pictures!!!!!!!
 
Brings back my memories of visiting the islands.
 
As always
 
Safe travells
Thanks Sue. Sorry i kind of stopped after Molokai. We spent three more days on Oahu but the only pictures i took were on a fireworks show we viewed from our balcony and dinner at Dukes

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OMG

 

I want the Hula pie!!!!!!!

 

 

Thanks again for the great thread.

 

Sue

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We have stayed twice at the outrigger. Love it and dukes. Never been there for fireworks on a Friday just missed it by flying in on that day. Thank you 😊 

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Bill - Since you have several Hawaii cruises/stays under your belt, what's your favorite island?  Favorite thing to do?  Favorite restaurant?  We've been to Maui 3 times and stayed at Kaanapali each time.  We've spent a couple of days on Oahu, but nothing on the other islands.  We're thinking of broadening our horizons on our next trip.

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We have an ocean front condo in Oahu pre-cruise and are looking forward to the Friday night fireworks from the balcony.

 

I see rave reviews for Hula Pie and look forward to trying it!

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1 hour ago, TwinMamainMN said:

 

 

I see rave reviews for Hula Pie and look forward to trying it!

 

Just be greedy and do not share it...................................lol........................it is a dessert for 2, and you can get more if you dive in fast.......................................   🙂     

 

 

Safe travels

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16 hours ago, PCWalton1 said:

Thanks Sue. Sorry i kind of stopped after Molokai. We spent three more days on Oahu but the only pictures i took were on a fireworks show we viewed from our balcony and dinner at Dukes

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I was just there and still want more Hula Pie.  Believe me when I tell you that it will comfortably serve 6, as it has for me in the past.

 

Great photos and travelog, Bill, I enjoyed the fireworks from your Hale Koa Hotel, right next to HIlton Hawaiian Village. Again, thanks for taking the time to bring us all along.

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On 9/25/2019 at 6:36 AM, PCWalton1 said:

Tried Fish and Ships for lunch today. We shared a halibut & chips basket and a lobster & chips basket. Sorry we dove in too quick for pictures. Guess we will have to try it again. Very tasty

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hi 

would like to ask, since you have the unlimited dining plan, did you have to pay extra for the lobster tail or is this part of the unlimited privilege?  thanks!!!

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5 hours ago, jceric2002 said:

hi 

would like to ask, since you have the unlimited dining plan, did you have to pay extra for the lobster tail or is this part of the unlimited privilege?  thanks!!!

I did pay for the lobster tails but I forgot to ask if it was covered on my unlimited plan. Oh well 😋

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We just booked this same cruise for next year and will be reading this thread in detail!   And will also be checking frequently for a price drop since our booking started out a bit high!

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On 9/19/2019 at 4:10 AM, PCWalton1 said:

We first booked this cruise early last year and the price was ridiculous, especially since we have an obstructed balcony. But we were patient and the price began to drop and kept dropping. 

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Hello 👋 

Reading your review again 🙂 

Was your final price after PIF?

Thank you 

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