Hawaii/South Pacific: Times They Are a Changing (and Dates too)

Well, the cruise message boards were right. The cruise itinerary has changed. But it changed more than I think anyone imagined.

HAL added a stop at Catalina Island, California, a stop at Kona, Hawaii, and a stop at Tahuata, French Polynesia. HAL changed the port we were to visit in Maui. HAL dropped Christmas Island, Huahine, Rangiora, and Hiva Oa. HAL made Raiatea an overnight stop.

In addition, the days and times of the French Polynesia ports all changed. Has really caused havoc with independent tours. I already know I will have to find alternative excursions for Moorea because that tour operator can’t adjust his tours to the new date.

The tour operators in Raiatea, Papeete, and Huka Niva have rescheduled us for the new dates. Yay – small victories.

I am still hoping the tours for Honolulu and Bora Bora can be changed to the new dates. The tour operators have been notified. May end up just taking excursions offered by HAL.

Stay calm. Cruise on.

Author: mmmtravelmemories

A retired college administrator who loves to travel. I write to remember the experiences and, I hope, to inspire others to make their own travel memories.

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