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Old 04-10-2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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Aloha all!

My name is Tiffany and my husband Matt (schimj on here) and I will be setting sail for a week aboard NCL's Pride of America to experience the Hawaiian islands! Afterwards, we will be joined by my mother for 6 fun filled nights at Aulani and around Honolulu! Come travel with us via this report! I will update this post with links as I add info! Here are our plans so far

Itinerary:

Friday, June 7 - Fly Tampa -> Atlanta -> Honolulu .......... Plan .......... Review
Saturday, June 8** - Board NCL's Pride of America .......... Plan .......... Review - part 1 .......... Review - part 2
Sunday, June 9 - Arrive in Maui (8:00am) .......... Plan .......... Review - part 1 .......... Review - part 2 .......... Review - part 3
Monday, June 10 - Depart Maui (6:00pm) .......... Plan
Tuesday, June 11 - Hilo (8:00am-6:00pm) .......... Plan
Wednesday, June 12 - Kona (7:00am-5:30pm) .......... Plan
Thursday, June 13 - Arrive in Kauai (8:00am) .......... Plan
Friday, June 14 - Depart Kauai (2:00pm) .......... Plan
Saturday, June 15 - Debark Pride of America - Check into Disney's Aulani .......... Plan
Sunday, June 16 - Resort day .......... Plan
Monday, June 17 - Pearl Harbor, Dole Plantation, Elks Club (?) .......... Plan
Tuesday, June 18 - Resort day
Wednesday, June 19 - Swap Meet, Honolulu Zoo, Brighton Store, Margaritaville .......... Plan
Thursday, June 20 - Resort day, Hale Koa luau at night .......... Plan
Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22 - Fly Honolulu -> Atlanta -> Tampa .......... Plan
** MY BIRTHDAY!!!




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Mahalo for stopping by to read this... I am nearly done with the pre-trip report and just over a week out from embarkation!

Please let me know if there's anything particular you want to hear about!
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:00 PM   #4
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Yaaaaay - welcome friends!!!

I will add more details later... I have a busy night... it is now 5pm and by 730pm I need to be seated at the theatre watching Priscilla Queen of the Desert (YAY!). Inbetween I need to: reheat dinner, eat dinner, clean up dinner, feed dog, take dog out, get dressed (dinner is lasagna so I am not dressing til after ), and travel to the show. Whew! And there is a husband involved
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:38 PM   #5
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I always like to see pictures of the ship. I like to see how the other ships look in comparison to Disney!

Are you seeing a play or musical of Priscilla? We have tickets for the Musical right around the time you leave on your vacay.
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I always like to see pictures of the ship. I like to see how the other ships look in comparison to Disney!

Are you seeing a play or musical of Priscilla? We have tickets for the Musical right around the time you leave on your vacay.
The musical! Hopefully we will make it... Matt is making noise about being sick
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:04 PM   #7
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You'll be leaving Honolulu as we are arriving. What made you decide on the Hale Koa luau? i'm trying to decide on a luau, and that's not one that I see come up very often.

DISREGARD - I just saw the Hale Koa is for service members and their families.

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Old 04-10-2013, 06:06 PM   #8
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You'll be leaving Honolulu as we are arriving. What made you decide on the Hale Koa luau? i'm trying to decide on a luau, and that's not one that I see come up very often.
My cousin lived on Oahu for several years (her husb was stationed there) and she recommended it as good value, good food, and not an uber drunk, overcrowded time.
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My cousin said the hotel is for military but ANYONE can book the shows.

ETA: I am getting more info on this
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #11
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Awesome plan Tiff.
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Pride of America is a nice ship but the food is meh. I would highly recommend budgeting for the speciality restaurants if you can swing it! The main dining rooms were down right yuck!

We loved snorkeling with the pacific whale foundation in Maui, but not body glove in Kona. If you have not, check out cruise critic for more info about the cruise.

Have a great time!!! It sounds like a wonderful trip!
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Can't wait to hear all about this trip.

Have a great time!!!

Take lots of pics to share with us.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:00 PM   #14
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Pride of America is a nice ship but the food is meh. I would highly recommend budgeting for the speciality restaurants if you can swing it! The main dining rooms were down right yuck!

We loved snorkeling with the pacific whale foundation in Maui, but not body glove in Kona. If you have not, check out cruise critic for more info about the cruise.

Have a great time!!! It sounds like a wonderful trip!
Thanks for the info! We have a decent bit of shipboard credit so we will do some specialty plus eating in port (Kona Brewery!!) how was room service??

Haha I created the cruise critic thread for our cruise... It's dead! We are gonna wait to snorkel at Aulani... Have other things booked for the cruise. Will report on them later
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Room service was good, we loved have breakfast on the balcony.
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