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Old August 3rd, 2007, 01:07 PM
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Default Renting Cars & Parking in Maui & Kauai

We are spending Christmas & New Years on the Pride Of Aloha. I've read many things on this site about free overnight parking at both the Maui & Kauai piers but when I asked NCL about it I was told there was no parking. I'd appreciate some info on renting & parking from those who have "been there, done that." Thanks.
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 02:40 PM
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I'm not sure why you need overnight parking. Does the ship stay docked at the port?
Anyway, we rented cars on both islands. Maui, we found a very inexpensive rental place by walking around and asking some of the shopkeepers. Definitely not Hertz...not even close, but we got a small, old, but functional car for very little money. Had fun because we could explore on our own. They were closed when we dropped it off, and left a note telling us to leave keys with one of the stores. I'm sorry I don't remember the name of it, though.
On Kauai, it was more of a hassle. We could only find one of the big rental places. There is nothing at the dock. Waited with a largish group for shuttle from car rental place, then spent a long time waiting to get a car. Not worth the hassle or the time lost.
But, in both cases, no parking near the docks at all. Maui is stores, etc almost to water's edge. Kauai, just a dirt road for tour buses. Better to rent each day separately if you're there overnight.
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