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Old March 1st, 2006, 05:38 PM
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Default Hawaiian music on board Island Princess?

Hawaiian Music on Island Princess?? Any hula dancing?
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Old March 1st, 2006, 07:02 PM
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Hi We had none on our christmas cruise, but string chamber music much of the day and two of the best pianist I have ever heard later in the day/evening. (This was atrium music, lounges had great performers, and of course there were the nightly shows) enjoy JIMeeeee
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Old March 1st, 2006, 07:39 PM
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We had Hawaiian dancers and instrumentalists come on IP while we were docked in Oahu - they did the evening show in the Princess theater. They were mostly very young - but did a great job!

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Old March 2nd, 2006, 11:18 AM
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When I lived on the Big Island about 10 years ago, my halau frequently went on board cruise ships to preform, of course, there were far fewer ships then. We were a kupuna, senior or. elder group. I was hoping there would be live Hawaiian music at least some time.
I do also enjoy the piano, but this is HAWAII.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 12:02 PM
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If they had it, we mised it (confined to the cabin for 3 days). The closest was an occassional tune from the band by the pool. The pool days were far and few between due to heavy winds and rain.

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Old March 3rd, 2006, 08:05 PM
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Default 1/21/06 to Hawaii

Sailed this trip and had a marvelous time.
Unfortunately, no Hawaiian music, except that performed by the musicians on the Lido deck. I was surprised and disappointed by the lack of it.
There was a hula dancing class offered, and even though I have 2 left feet, I did participate, and had fun trying.
As a previous poster mentioned, there was a hula group brought onboard on Oahu, and they put on 2 performances in the Princess Theater. They were excellent - young performers, aged 7-17. They danced to authentic Hawaiian music, performed by 3 adult musicians. No grass skirts or coconut bras. They were dressed in beautiful traditional Hawaiian garb.
I don't know if they are brought aboard every cruise, but they were wonderful, and we were told they have won numerous international awards for their performances.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 11:01 PM
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We just returned from the Island Princess. They had the Hawaiin singers and children dancers in Honolulu for both evening shows in the Princess Theater. My wife and I really enjoyed it.
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