Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Pride of Aloha leaves Hawaii - Norwegian Cruise Lines pulls out another one

Pride of Aloha leaves Hawaii - Norwegian Cruise Lines pulls out another one

Pride of Aloha in Kahului Maui - cruise ship in harbor
Pride of Aloha Ships Out
      Norwegian Cruise Lines have announced that they will be re-stationing the Pride of Aloha vessel to Asia this summer with Star Cruises.  The Pride of Aloha will be out of service in Hawaii effective May 11 2008.  This will leave only one ship in Hawaii making the inter-island cruise, the larger Pride of America.  Pride of America will spend one night in Maui's Kahului Harbor (shown here) on its weekly cruise.  The company has lost million$ in the past 4 years due to foreign-flagged cruise ships operating in Hawaii and driving down prices.
     Some think this change will be hard on local merchants, while others see it as a good thing for the harbor and the canoe paddlers who are feeling the pressure of increased harbor traffic and improvements.
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Comment balloon 4 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • February 12 2008 08:27PM

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I was sad to hear they were pulling the ship.  The cruise industry is such a great source of revenue to the islands.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Randy - Yeah it's a shame, a lot of people have enjoyed their cruises here.  But they can still go, just fewer options.
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago
What a BEAUTIFUL photo - I have never been on a cruise, but looking at that photo makes me 'almost' want to sign up!!!!
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 10 years ago

Deborah - I like the paint job too!

BJ - One of these days, me too.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago

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