Jump to content

Just back from Hawaii cruise


EASYTRAVEL777

Recommended Posts

I want to thank everyone on this board for all the helpful ideas the gave. It was a great trip! Because of the time constraints, a cruise is not the best way to see Hawaii, but it is very economical. Hawaii and its people are very beautiful and I hope to come back soon.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you Easytravel! I'm so glad you had a good time. [img]http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

Emi

NCL Star-08/31/03 in Hawaii!
NCL Star-11/13/04 to Mexico!
Alaska summer 2005!
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did you post a review anywhere? Booked for 2/2005 and would love to hear how everything went.

[img]http://escati.linkopp.net/cgi-bin/countdown.cgi?trgb=000000&srgb=00ff00&prgb=800080&cdt=2005;2;3;17;0;00&timezone=GMT-0800[/img]
Island Princess - Hawaii
Feb 2005

Pacific Princess - Alaska
June 2003
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Glad you had a great time! [img]http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

Spleen

<a href="http://www.escati.com/counter98/free_time_codes.htm">
[img]http://escati.linkopp.net/logos/time98.gif[/img]</a>
[img]http://escati.linkopp.net/cgi-bin/countdown.cgi?trgb=000000&srgb=00ff00&prgb=ff00ff&cdt=2004;6;9;17;00;00&timezone=GMT-0500[/img]  until RSSC Navigator - Canada - 6/04

Carnival Conquest - W. Caribbean - 10/03, Celebrity Infinity - Alaska - 6/03, Ocean Princess - Alaska - 7/02
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did you board in Hawaii? If yes - what time were you able to board?

Carnival Festivale 5/79
Paradise 3/99
Fascination 11/00
Triumph 11/02
Glory 12/03
Celebrity Infinity 11/04
Link to comment
Share on other sites

You are right that a cruise is not the best way to see Hawaii, but it is the best way to see a little of everything and determine what you'd like to see again.

We did a cruise in 2002 and liked what we saw. This year we did two weeks on land, one week on Oahu and one week on Maui. Maui no ka oi; Maui is the best.

Next year we will be doing one week on Maui for our son's wedding. In 2006 we are considering one week on the Big Island and one week on Maui. Did I happen to mention; Maui no ka oi.

All of this as the result of our cruise.

'89 Commodore/Caribe I
'92 NCL/Westward
'96 NCL/Seaward
'99 RCI/Rhapsody Of The Seas
'00 RCI/Legend Of The Seas
'01 Princess/Ocean Princess
'02 RCI/Vision Of The Seas
'03 Princess/Sea Princess
'03 Princess/Sea Princess

TAHITIAN PRINCESS 02/11/05
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10X - A question for you

We will be doibng the Prude of Aloha Hawaii cruise on Oct 19, 04 with 5 days before in Oahu and 8 days after we don't know where - we are thinking Big Island and Maui - dou you have any suggestions for hotels etc on Oahu and Maui and Big Island - How did you book your land - If you want you can contact me direct at [email]rjandy@chartermi.net[/email]

NCL PRIDE OF AMERICA Oct. 2004
SUN PRINCESS 2004 Caribbean
REGAL PRINCESS 2003 Europe
GOLDEN PRINCESS 2002 Canada New England
SUN PRINCESS 2002 Panama Canal
SUN PRINCESS 2002 Mexico
DAWN PRINCESS 2001 Caribbean
DAWN PRINCESS 2001 Caribbean
SEA PRINCESS 2001 Alaska
REGAL PRINCESS 2000 Mexico
REGAL PRINCESS 1999 Panama Canal
PACIFIC PRINCESS 1999 Europe
SUN PRINCESS 1998 Caribbean
ROYAL PRINCESS 1996 Panama Canal

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What ship were you on? We just returned on Tuesday from Legend of the Seas HNL to Ensenada sailing. We had a great time. Watch for my review over the next few days!

___________________________
RCL~Legend 5/2004, Navigator 8/2003, Majesty 7/2003, Radiance 4/2003, Monarch 8/2002, Nordic Empress 8/2001
Celebrity~Century 7/2001 & 7/1998, Horizon 7/1991

Future Cruises:
[url="http://messages.cruisecritic.com/2/OpenTopic?a=tpc&s=927093444&f=1683059817&m=3883087867"]Enchantment of the Seas 8/30/2004[/url]
[url="http://messages.cruisecritic.com/2/OpenTopic?a=tpc&s=927093444&f=1683059817&m=2413078377&r=7333062777#7333062777"]Brilliance of the Seas 1/14/2005[/url]
[img]http://escati.linkopp.net/cgi-bin/countdown.cgi?trgb=000000&srgb=00ff00&prgb=0000ff&cdt=2004;8;30;17;00;00&timezone=GMT-0500[/img]
Till Belize on the Enchantment of the Seas!

[img]http://escati.linkopp.net/cgi-bin/countdown.cgi?trgb=000000&srgb=00ff00&prgb=0000ff&cdt=2005;1;14;17;00;00&timezone=GMT-0500[/img]
Till the Panama Canal on Brilliance of the Seas!
Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you are thinking about doing a couple of days here and a couple of days there...check out this local company that I've used before for interisland trips. If this doesn't get you exactly where I intended, make sure to look at the Roberts Overnighters, and since you are not local - check the visitor dealy. I think you would probably have to call them though if you want to go from one island to another, stay a couple of days, then go to another island for a couple of days (not round trip in other words)

[url="http://www.robertsovernighters.com/"]Roberts Overnighters[/url]

You might find a good deal, you never know.

Emi

NCL Star-08/31/03 in Hawaii!
NCL Star-11/13/04 to Mexico!
Alaska summer 2005!
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
I have a question about storing luggage. We deport our ship at 8am and our flight does not leave until 10pm that same evening. What do you do with your luggage in the mean time? Is there a place to store it while you play during the day? Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks, You can email me at [email]georgehegedus@yahoo.com[/email]
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Aloha Towers stores luggage for $5 a bag. We flew out at 6:30 pm. After having our color called, finding our luggage, boarding the bus and getting to the airport it was closer to 11:00am then to 8:00am. Continental just checked in our bags and we took a taxi downtown. If you take a shore excursion with the ship, they pack your bags with you on the tour bus, which saves alot of time. Something to think about.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
Regarding a hotel, I was extremely pleased with the Alana Doubletree Waikiki. It was walking distance to the Alamoana shopping center, several eating establishments; most everything that I wanted to see/do was handy.

One, to me, VERY important fact was that it was a short walk from the hotel to Cold Stone Creamery.

There are no tangibles but how you taste; and I've never forgotten that.
...Rod McKuen

NCL Star - Hawaii (AtlantisEvents.com) 03.07.04
<IMG
<applet code="countdown.class" CODEBASE="http://*************/java-sys" width="203" height="25">
<param name="font" value="lcdb0">
<param name="year" value=2004>
<param name="month" value=3>
<param name="day" value=07>
<param name="hour" value=20>
</applet>

Celebrity Infinity (AtlantisEvents.com) 08.21.05
<IMG
<applet code="countdown.class" CODEBASE="http://*************/java-sys" width="203" height="25">
<param name="font" value="lcdb0">
<param name="year" value=2005>
<param name="month" value=9>
<param name="day" value=03>
<param name="hour" value=1645>
</applet>


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Welcome to Cruise Critic
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Cruise Critic News & Features
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...