Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Norwegian Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 12th, 2002, 11:48 PM
Leonard Topolski
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Star now docking at Kahului

It is utterly frustrating - we leave next Sunday, and I just found out that
NCL has again changed their itinery on Maui and is back to docking at
Kahului. We had planned to do the Old Lahaina Luau, since I had
heard it was the best, but now if we want to do a luau it will have to be
the ship one so that we can guarantee we get back to the ship before it
sails.

Does anyone have any information on how long the trip from Kahului
to Lahaina is? I understand they have continuous shuttles going. How
about helicopter rides in the area? Is it worth trying in the afternoon, or
does the weather preclude you seeing much?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 14th, 2002, 08:41 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 97
Default Re: Star now docking at Kahului

35 minutes if the traffic cooperates and there is no road construction.

__________________
John
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 26th, 2002, 11:58 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 39
Default Re: Star now docking at Kahului

Just took cruise 5/12....The bus trip takes 45 minutes from start to end, plus any time waiting to board at dock, since they run every 30 minutes or so.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 29th, 2002, 12:14 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 116
Default Re: Re: Star now docking at Kahului

You are so lucky that they are now docking at Kahului. Tendering into Lahaina is a nightmare - especially with suitcases in tow. After wasting 45 minutes each way on the tender, you then need to get a bus or taxi to Kahului where just about every type of shore excursion begins. The only exception being the Luau.
But don't get me started on the Luau......................One of the biggest tourist rip-offs going.
Generally mediocre food, so-so entertainment, people herded like cattle, and at high prices. Heaven forbid it should rain - in which case you are herded into a really ugly hotel function room and experience something like a really bad wedding reception.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old June 11th, 2002, 04:04 PM
max early
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Re: Star now docking at Kahului

hi bob...me again....you are so fortunate they have changed the docking...tendering is for the birds....take the shuttle to Laihana....many did, we drove...roughly 30-40 mins....and think you would have time for the luau although my experience with luaus is that you will feel ripped off...but need to experience once..we did years ago and it was a rip off even then....

if you want a helicopter ride, do it on Kauai....that is where it is fantastic...see the coastline you can't see any other way....we did it here several years ago and it was great! Maui I don't know...most times the crater is socked in, if they go that high....

we went back to Kauai after the cruise for a week...it is our favorite island...you'll see why...Max
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
11900, cruise, docking, kahului, lahaina, luau, transportation

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Norwegian Star: Tendering and Docking in Juneau Mike M Norwegian Cruise Lines 4 July 16th, 2005 03:40 PM
Docking on the NCL Star Annie Dudley Mexico 4 May 7th, 2005 05:34 PM
NCL Star Docking Procedure in PV J Hamlin Norwegian Cruise Lines 7 May 6th, 2005 01:26 AM
Car rental at Kahului or Kapalua dalwhitt South Pacific - Hawaii 0 May 17th, 2004 12:52 PM
Shuttle Service from Kahului, Maui? Grodecki South Pacific - Hawaii 5 May 23rd, 2003 06:09 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:45 PM.
design by: Themes by Design



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1