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

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1 minute ago, PCWalton1 said:

Welcome to Lahaina

That ticket is new - didn't have it in May. Be prepared for a long line coming back.

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1 hour ago, Biker19 said:

That ticket is new - didn't have it in May. Be prepared for a long line coming back.

We just picked up some adult beverages and drank them under the banyan tree, where you could watch the tender line.  Then just walk over when it is not too long.

 

You can meet some interesting free spirits under the tree.

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8 hours ago, PCWalton1 said:

Welcome to Lahaina 

 

If you do not have a cruiseline excursion booked, what determines your tender ticket time? Is it everyone for themselves after group X, or something different? We have never had to tender so that's new for us.

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That ticket is new - didn't have it in May. Be prepared for a long line coming back.
Actually we got on the first tender coming back the afternoon.

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If you do not have a cruiseline excursion booked, what determines your tender ticket time? Is it everyone for themselves after group X, or something different? We have never had to tender so that's new for us.
7am they started handing out tender tickets at Vintages for all of us that did not have shop excursions. We had tender ticket boat 3 which left before we could get down there so we jumped on the next one and were on the beach about 7:40.



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Today we were in Lahaina, Maui and though we'r had a good time we did not do what we planned.

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Once we got to the beach we took an Uber to pick up our rental car. We got a car through the Turo app. It's like AirBnB for cars as you rent from owners. We did this as i wanted a car that the owner didn't mind if we did a reverse road to hana as that was our plan.

However we got as far as the Maui Winery and two things happened. First it started raining and looking farther along that direction it looked worse. Second because she has been ill for the past week Marie started to get carsick from the twisting road.

So we backtracked and had a simpler day. First we stopped and enjoyed a nice long stroll through Kula Botanical gardens.

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By the time we finished it was lunchtime and we'r headed to Paia to eat. We had reservations at Mama's Fish House for 4:30 but they were willing to seat us four hours early. We have never been here and so many people rave about it so we finally decided to try it.

I will say the view was amazing as was the food. They started us with their onion bread and small bowls of soup. We then tried the shrimp won tons, all of this i failed to take pictures of.

Main course Marie had a Panang curry with ahi, opah, and mahi mahi. I had ahi cooked just right.

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After that we headed back across the island to Lahaina which took quite some time as there was a lot of traffic on highway 30. So it was 4 by the time we got back on board

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Hi

 

I cannot wait for more. Thank you for doing this 

 

We are on the exact cruise next September so looking forward to hearing all about it. 

We did a Hawaii cruise in 2015 with land and I fell 😍 with Hawaii 

 

Can I ask please at what point can you ask for reductions? Pay in full date?

 

Also did you get any offers available on the drinks package before you sailed? Like buy one get one half price?

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8 hours ago, PCWalton1 said:

However we got as far as the Maui Winery and two things happened. First it started raining and looking farther along that direction it looked worse. Second because she has been ill for the past week Marie started to get carsick from the twisting road.

 

My wife, son and I attempted the Road to Hana a few years ago.  About one-third of the way in my son was feeling nauseous.  We turned around and headed back, but he didn't feel better until we got back to the "normal" roads.

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13 hours ago, PCWalton1 said:

After that we headed back across the island to Lahaina which took quite some time as there was a lot of traffic on highway 30. So it was 4 by the time we got back on board

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Lovely photos, Bill, I'm glad you had a plan B for Lahaina.  And I'm glad you finally made it to Mama's Fish House.  I can see why you have wanted to go there!

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7 hours ago, Nextholiday? said:

Hi

 

I cannot wait for more. Thank you for doing this 

 

We are on the exact cruise next September so looking forward to hearing all about it. 

We did a Hawaii cruise in 2015 with land and I fell 😍 with Hawaii 

 

Can I ask please at what point can you ask for reductions? Pay in full date?

 

Also did you get any offers available on the drinks package before you sailed? Like buy one get one half price?

If you mean price drops I started looking more than a year out. Just do a mock booking on their site to see if they are offering a lower price. 

 

Sorry we don't buy the drink packages so I didn't notice if there were any offers.

 

6 hours ago, Nextholiday? said:

PCWalton1 

could i ask

please what price you ended up getting pan Pacific for. 

I don't have the info with me but $286 plus tax

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2 hours ago, travelgoddess1 said:

 

Lovely photos, Bill, I'm glad you had a plan B for Lahaina.  And I'm glad you finally made it to Mama's Fish House.  I can see why you have wanted to go there!

We are working on plan B today as she is still weaker than we thought. More than likely we will stay around Lahaina today once we leave the ship. 

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Beautiful view of Lanai this morning from the balcony.

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That is where we were going to enjoy breakfast this morning but this is all we have for a table.

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