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Discovery Hawaii & the South Pacific

A tempting culinary selection Hawaii & tHe SoutH Pacific — 2 0 1 3 cruiSeS

A delightful array of shops on board Find your paradise in Hawaii & the South Pacific

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Table

of contents

Discovery 2013 Cruises

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Welcome Aboard

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Service Excellence

Nighttime Activities

Delicious Dilemma

When the sun goes down, the curtain rises on a constellation of thrilling nighttime enticements.

Freshly prepared cuisine Dining options to match your tastes and mood — that’s dining on board your Princess ship.

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The Night Belongs to You

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Casino

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Shows & Entertainment

Do It All or Nothing At All

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Princess Cruises Captain’s CircleSM

Daytime Activities

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Future Cruise Sales

You’ll discover an incredible variety of activities, enrichment programs and other entertaining options each day on board.

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Lotus Spa ® & The Sanctuary

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Boutiques Onboard

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Princess Photography

part, including but not limited to transmission by any means, in any form — digital, electronic,

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Enrichment Programs

from the publisher. The magazine assumes no responsibility for the safekeeping or return of

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Fine Art Auctions

unsolicited manuscripts, photography, artwork, or other material. Electronic queries only will

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Movies Under the Stars ®

in Discovery are not necessarily those of the cruise line. Princess Cruises is not responsible for

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Youth & Teen Programs

The contents of this magazine are protected by copyright. Reproduction, either in whole or in mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise — is forbidden without express, written permission

be acknowledged. E-mail to: editor@onboardmedia.com. Commentary and opinions expressed any claims or offers made in advertisements appearing in Discovery.

COVER PHOTO: Kauai, Hawaii

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Contents

Destinations

46 Hawaii

A regional map and stories on your destinations: The monarch who turned warring factions into a kingdom; rulers of the waves; and the majestic ports of the Big Island and her sister isles: Kauai, Maui and Oahu.

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48 Kamehameha I:

Hawaii’s First Great Ruler Best known for unifying the islands into one nation, he is revered in monuments and memorials.

50 Hang-Ten History

As cool and hip as surfing is today, the Aloha State’s signature sport is actually an ancient pastime.

52 The Big Island: Hilo

Hilo’s multifaceted personality makes the island many things to many visitors.

58 Volcanoes National Park Its 300,000 acres offer breathtaking roads and hikes, cultural and scientific revelations and primordial landscapes.

60 The Big Island: Kona

The perpetually sunny port village of Kailua-Kona is a picture of small-town life in the Aloha State.

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64 Kauai: Nawiliwili

The Garden Island occupies a fantasy landscape of volcanoes, rainforests and other stunning elements.

70 Maui: Lahaina

Maui is a benchmark that declares there are two kinds of travelers: those who have been here, and those who have not.

78 Maui Migration Each year, legions of majestic Pacific humpback whales migrate 3,000 miles to their winter and spring home here.

84 Oahu: Honolulu

In Hawaii’s storied, scenic capital, big-city sophistication meets island surf culture.

92 The Spirit of Royal Hawaii Iolani Palace, a treasure-filled masterpiece, is a poignant reminder of a once-great kingdom.

95 Other Ports

Exotic locales of the South Pacific.

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Hello

from your

Princess Shopping Host! Welcome aboard! I’m your Princess Shopping Host — your personal shopping consultant. I’m here to save you time and money both in the boutiques onboard and in our fabulous ports of call. During this voyage, I’ll provide you with everything you’ll need to know about shopping. I’ll be hosting the live Shopping Spotlight Show and special events on watches and jewelry, and I’ll be available each evening at the Princess Shopping Desk. I’ll also provide you with maps, brochures, Passport to Value booklets and V.I.P. cards upon request. Few things are more thrilling on a cruise vacation than shopping for dazzling treasures such as watches, diamonds and jewelry — all at amazing prices. I can't wait to meet you and show you how to enjoy the unsurpassed savings and selection of shopping on vacation! At your service, Your Princess Shopping Host

Shopping Spotlight

Lahaina

d and in port shopping. Your daily guide to onboar

From The Desk Of Your Princess Shopping Host

Lahaina

Maui, Lahaina Located on the island of offers great shopping on Front Street in a laid-back and beautiful setting. Two centuries ago, Maui was the seat of King Kamehameha’s

its capital was united Hawaiian empire; became a Lahaina. In time, Lahaina and today is busy, rowdy whaling port Mt. Halea National Historic District. in Haleakala akala, a dormant volcano ic vista National Park. The panoram summit — the from its chilly, 10,000-foot takes in Pacific’s highest point — t, lakes, mountains, valleys, rainfores waterfalls, and beaches colored sands.

with jewel-

Featured Port Events

as 1, 2, 3 Getting around is as easy .

g Host on the gangway 1 ) See your Princess Shoppin and coupons. money-saving VIP cards 2 ) Remember to pick up Whalers Village. stores on Front Street and ed guarante the at Shop 3)

Best Buys server to receive a free Present this guide to your with the purchase of two Kimo’s hula pie dessert entrees.

Cariloha bamboo sheets

Elephant Walk 6

Free hand blown glass

Free hand blown glass $50 purchase

Happy shopping! Liz Wadden Desk Hours: Princess Shopping Host

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Kimo’s Restaurant 4

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Transportation

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starting at $139

starfish necklace with any

$50 purchase

VIP

C A R D

Shopping

shopping mall in Whalers Village is the premeir of the tender pier. Kaanapali, just 3 miles north greeter at the harbor See the Whalers Village is $10 each way. for shuttle details. Cab service $15 walking distance • Taxi to Whalers Village: Front Street shops are within Lahaina Canfrom the tender pier. In addition, or minute walk from the pier historic Lahaina Town. nery Mall is a 30 Walk an easy 1/2 block to way, or cab service is the local bus is $1 each taxis are available The local trolly, shuttles and $6 each way. Harbor. Lahaina Pole, Flag the at

Taxis are metered.

Bus: • Whaler’s Village Local

$2

30 minutes): Free • Hilo Hattie Shuttle (every

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Finally, you’re here.

Now is the time to relax and let us take care of everything else. Get out

on deck and experience the fresh sea air, explore your ship and all its amenities, or grab a bite to eat. Every aspect of this vacation was designed for you to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. On the following pages, you can learn a bit more about what you can expect in the coming days in this book of discovery. We call it that for a reason — not only because of the wonderful ports you’ll be visiting, but also because of all the distinct pleasures you will find, one by one, on your Princess ® ship. What will be your favorite venue, activity, restaurant? Only the moments ahead will tell…

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Welcome

aboard

Let your

journey begin

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At your

service Princess Cruises — The Consummate Host

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The Consummate Host

service

On your Princess ship, gracious and attentive crew members are there to serve you and make your entire vacation memorable.

You first noticed it on the lapel of the officer who welcomed you aboard as you crossed the gangway: a blue and gold pin that read "CruisE." Then you saw it again worn by the concierge, and your stateroom steward, and ... What are these pins, and what does CruisE stand for? CRUISE began as a program to help keep the passenger experience top-of-mind for all Princess staff and crew, and that is still one of its important goals. But CRUISE is also how we recognize and reward employees for great performance. CRUISE is how we educate our employees for career and personal growth. CRUISE is how we support our employees' health and welfare so they can perform their jobs with excellence every day. CRUISE is the vehicle through which Princess delivers our core values — we serve, we respect our team, we innovate,

we are consistent, we are accountable, and we do it right — to our staff, and motivates them to live out those values and be The Consummate Host. What does CRUISE mean to you? It means you can expect consistently warm, welcoming service — from courteous greetings in the dining room at dinner to friendly smiles by the stewards — on every ship in our fleet. It means everyone on board is working together to make your vacation a relaxed, rejuvenating retreat at sea. It means all of us know your vacation memories are infinitely precious — and we want you to remember not only our spectacular ships sailing to fantastic destinations, but also how valued you felt while you were on board.

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Your ship is a floating destination of culinary delights, with options to match every taste and mood.

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Dining

freshly prepared

Delicious

ilemma

One of the most enticing things about your spectacular Princess ship is the wide variety of tempting onboard options to delight your palate. From specialty restaurants and gracious dining rooms, a warm, freshly cooked meal is never far away. You can have a burger grilled-to-order out on deck, or grab a slice of handmade pizza to eat by the pool. Maybe all you need is some soft-serve ice cream to fend off the heat. Or keep your eyes open for cookies & milk on deck in the afternoon. From breakfast to dinner to late-night snacks, Princess raises the bar on dining at sea.

A chef in one of the galleys takes a tray of Princess breads from the oven. Each day, an assortment of baked goods are prepared for your enjoyment.

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Dining

freshly prepared

We understand

how important

dining is to the vacation experience, which is why we put such an emphasis on the quality and range of our dining options. Our own Master Chef, Alfredo Marzi, designed the menus for our Delectable entrees served in the Princess restaurants range from Italian specialties to aged steak to the freshest fish available.

Traditional and Anytime Dining sM

Ask about the Chef’s Table, yet another

rooms to truly make sure the food is

unique offering — you’ll be invited into

the star. From our signature pastas

the galley for champagne and hors

to our lighter selections, you’ll savor

d’oeuvres, and you'll later dine on

freshly prepared cuisine, utilizing

a special menu conceived by the

ingredients with regional influences.

Executive Chef himself. Or if you

For variety,

happen to have a balcony stateroom, you can choose

you can stay in one evening and

a specialty restaurant like sabatini’s,

we’ll bring the experience to you —

with traditional italian fare, the elegant

with ultimate Balcony Dining.

sM

Crown Grill

sM

or sterling steakhouse

sM

for an aged prime steak or grilled

We invite you to indulge in

seafood, or the Bayou Café & steakhouse

all this and more during your cruise.

for a more southern ambience.

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Restaurants & dining venues on board Restaurants

Style

Traditional & Anytime

Main Dining rooms

Specialty Dining

Breakfast Hours

Lunch Hours

Lunch is available on turnaround days, sea 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM days and in select ports. (see Princess Patter)

Traditional Dining Hours

Anytime Dining

Charges

5:15 PM, 6 PM and 8:15 PM

5:30 PM - 10 PM

None

Style

Breakfast Hours

Lunch Hours

Dinner Hours

Charges

specialty

7:30 - 10 AM for suites only

N/A

6:30 PM - 11 PM

Cover charge

specialty

N/A

N/A

6:30 PM - 11 PM

Cover charge

specialty

N/A

N/A

6:30 PM - 11 PM

Cover charge

Bayou Café & Steakhouse

specialty

N/A

N/A

6:30 PM - 11 PM

Cover charge

Ultimate Balcony Dining

specialty

7 AM - 11 AM

N/A

5:30 PM - 10 PM

Nominal charge

specialty

N/A

N/A

Onboard reservations accepted only

(subject to change)

Style

Breakfast Hours

Lunch Hours

Dinner Hours

Charges

Casual

N/A

11 AM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM - Midnight

None

Casual

N/A

11 AM - 2:30 PM

7 PM onward

None

Casual

N/A

11 AM - 6 PM

(Except on Ocean and Pacific Princess)

6:00 PM - onward

None

Casual

6 AM - 10 AM

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

5:30 PM - Midnight

None

Casual

6 AM - 11 AM

11 AM - 5:30 PM

(closed for dinner Caribbean, Crown, Emerald & ruby Princess)

None

Casual

6 AM - 11 AM

11 AM - 6 PM

6 PM onward

None

Room service

N/A

24 hours

24 hours

24 hours

None

Afternoon tea

Casual

N/A

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

N/A

None

Casual

7 AM onward

N/A

N/A

Nominal charge

Casual

N/A

11 AM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM onward

None

Casual

24 hours

24 hours

24 hours

Nominal charge

Casual

N/A

(4:30 PM port days)

11 AM onward

5 PM - 11 PM

Nominal charge

Casual

N/A

11 AM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM onward

None

Sabatini’s

SM

Caribbean, Coral, Crown, Diamond, Emerald, Golden, Grand, island, Pacific, ruby, sapphire, star, Ocean Princess

Crown Grill

Caribbean, Crown, Emerald, Golden, ruby, star, Grand Princess

Sterling Steakhouse

SM

Dawn, Diamond, Pacific, sea, sun, Ocean, sapphire Princess Coral, island Princess All Princess ships*

Chef’s Table

Caribbean, Coral, Crown, Diamond, Emerald, Golden, Grand, island, Pacific, ruby, sapphire, sea,** star, Ocean Princess

Casual Dining

$95 per person

Pizzeria (poolside)

Caribbean, Coral, Crown, Diamond, Emerald, Golden, Grand, island, ruby, sapphire, star Princess

Pizzeria/trattoria

Dawn, Pacific, sea, sun, Ocean Princess

Burger & hot dog grill

All Princess ships

Café Caribe

Caribbean, Crown, Emerald, ruby Princess

(sea days only)

Horizon Court/Lido

Caribbean, Coral, Crown, Dawn, Diamond, Emerald, Golden, Grand, island, ruby, sapphire, sea, star, sun Princess

Panorama Buffet

Pacific, Ocean Princess All Princess ships All Princess ships

Pâtisserie

Coral, Dawn, Diamond, island, Pacific, sea, sun, Ocean Princess

Ice cream bar

Caribbean, Coral, Crown, Dawn, Diamond, Emerald, Golden, Grand, island, ruby, sapphire, sea, star, sun Princess

International Café

Caribbean, Crown, Emerald, Golden, Grand, ruby, sapphire, Coral, star Princess

Vines Wine Bar

Caribbean, Crown, Emerald, Golden, Grand ^ ruby, sapphire,^ star Princess

Alfredo's Pizzeria

Grand Princess, sapphire Princess

5:30 PM - Midnight

Note: Dining options, locations and venues vary by ship and actual meal times and charges are subject to change based on itinerary and season. While room service is complimentary, charges will apply to certain food and beverage items. Once on board and based on availability, you may switch to Anytime Dining from Traditional Dining with 24 hours notice to the Maître d’Hôtel. Anytime Dining is not available on Pacific, sun, Dawn, sea** or Ocean Princess. Corkage fee of $15 applies. The Chef’s Table program is limited to approximately 10-12 passengers per cruise and is offered at $95 per person. * ultimate Balcony Dining available in select staterooms. ** Anytime Dining and Chef's Table do not apply to sea Princess while operating in Australia. ^Wine bar only.

Attire Smart Casual Evenings: skirts/dresses, slacks and sweaters for ladies. Pants and open-neck shirts for men. Formal Evenings: Evening gowns, cocktail dresses, or elegant pant suits for women. Tuxedo, dark suit or dinner jacket and slacks for men. Note: Dress code is subject to change with the ship’s itinerary. The above is a general guide.

Length of Cruise

# of Formal Evenings

# of Smart Casual Events

3-6 days

1

1-5

7-13 days

2

5-11

14-20 days

3

11-17

21-28 days

4

17-24

29+ days

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Activities

daytime

Unlimited opportunities to expand your horizons through culinary courses, wine tasting, classes in art history, navigation, art & crafts and more.

Do it all

or nothing at all Free time —

something each of us has

precious little of these days. Of course, that’s why you take a vacation. And on your Princess ship, you’ll find you have plenty of time to enjoy the fabulous options offered on board.

What’s your type?

Are you a fitness

fanatic? Do you like arts & crafts? Do you wish you simply had more hours in the day after work and family commitments to just sit down and read a book? On a Princess voyage, we offer opportunities for every interest to be engaged, which is one of the reasons people often unexpectedly find that it is their time on the ship they remember most fondly. so now that you’re here, we encourage you to follow your mood

Each day, opportunities

to whatever activities and entertainment most interest you. You’ll find a full schedule of what’s offered each

unfold, from more active

day in your Princess Patter. And the ship’s pools,

options to the relaxed

and available whenever you feel like dropping in.

library, fitness centers and other venues are open

and cultural. *Available on select voyages.

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renew yourself

Body & Soul

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Health & Wellness

rejuvenate

rejuvenate with luxurious treatments in the Lotus spa or on deck in ®

The sanctuary.

sitting out on deck, you’ll be lulled into a

The sanctuary – truly special.

blissful state by the sound of waves, the fresh sea air,

rejuvenate in the open air at the outdoor oasis

and the knowledge that while you are out here with

reserved exclusively for adults, The sanctuary,

Princess, you don’t have a single care in the world.

available on select ships.*

And if you think that’s a good feeling, just imagine how you’ll feel after a massage or spa treatment!

Pampering

never felt as good as it does on

a Princess ship. The onboard Lotus spa ® rivals most you’ll find on land — offering a sensational selection of services and treatments, from facials, scrubs and massages to hot stone therapy, body therapy and body wraps, as well as a full-service salon should you choose to beautify after you unwind. The Lotus spa Fitness Center offers fitness programs designed to help you maximize your wellness with

in this popular haven you can get a massage under a cabana, to the sound of the sea lapping far beneath you. Or you can find yourself an empty chaise lounge in which to enjoy healthy smoothies, energy drinks, and flavored waters. A spa menu exclusive to The sanctuary highlights a variety of light snacks, such as lettuce-wrapped spring rolls, fruit skewers, and spicy tuna pâté with baked pita wedges, all served by special serenity stewards. MP3 players are also available with themed playlists, so you can escape completely to the soothing sounds of music.

indoor Cycling, Personal Training and classes such as Pilates, Yoga, Body sculpt Boot Camp and TrX suspension Training. The Lotus spa Fitness Center also features world-class exercise equipment so you can tone on your own.

The Sanctuary is a relaxing oasis on deck that’s perfect for an al fresco massage or a fruit smoothie and some relaxing music.

*The sanctuary is available on most ships. Covered cabanas not available in The sanctuary on all ships.

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Enrichment

experiences

the Princess Photo & video team captures

Your Memories at Sea A picture is worth

a thousand words — especially of your cruise with Princess. And we offer many ways for you to relive your vacation with both photos and video including:

• Formal & casual portraits with multiple backgrounds • Candid photos from gangways and ports to onboard events • Wall portraits turning your memories into works of art • souvenir and decorative frames, albums & scrapbooks

• reflections DvD featuring video highlights from your cruise • Digital cameras, binoculars & accessories • Prints from your digital camera

PlatinumStudio by Joe Craig

Your life. Our art. Your legacy. Created by internationally recognized photographer Joe Craig, the Platinum studio experience puts the focus on your inner spirit. using creative lighting techniques, our specially trained Platinum Artist creates a unique style of art with sessions taking place in a private studio, with no session fee and no obligation to purchase.

call or visit the Photo & video gallery to book your appointment today!

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Enrichment Programs set sail with Princess, and you’re in for an adventure that’s more than just sightseeing. You will discover an array of engaging onboard offerings to expand your cultural horizons. Among the wonderful offerings of our enrichment programs are an array of classes, from singing to culinary skills and art history. You can brush up on your cooking knowledge, expand your navigational awareness, or join the zumba ® Fitness dance party. Get creative and have fun learning new craft activities and much more. Enrichment programs also present intriguing lectures on select cruises, including those focusing on the history, culture and geography of the region you are visiting.

An adventure in the

Cultural

Engaging enrichment opportunities and

exciting art auctions bring refinement to your cruise.

Art auctions at sea*

are fun, fast-paced and offer a wonderful opportunity to bring home a great work of art at savings of up to 50% from estimated retail price. You’ll find some of the art world’s greatest stars — names like Picasso, Chagall, rockwell and Miro — all represented, as well as a variety of works by contemporary art’s popular figures. There’s no registration necessary, and complimentary champagne and a festive atmosphere make these auctions an exciting highlight of your voyage. Artwork is charged to your shipboard account, then insured, packaged and shipped to your home or office from a u.s. fulfillment center. * Not available on Ocean Princess or Pacific Princess PRINCESS CRUISES DISCOVERY

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Movies

under the stars

Princess pioneered the concept — passengers enjoying a feature film ®

poolside on a giant screen: Movies under the stars.

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The sky’s the limit Order a drink

, grab a bag of complimentary popcorn, get yourself a lounge chair by the pool — or even better, a coveted spot in the hot tub — for the greatest show on the sea. Movies under the stars ® is a real crowd-pleaser, with up to five movies shown poolside during the day, and two feature films at night. What a great way to take advantage of warm nights in the region! A high-tech 300-squarefoot LED screen and 69,000-watt stereo system assure clarity and quality of sound from wherever on the deck you might be sitting.

Even kids get in

on the fun. some of the most popular offerings on the Movies under the stars big screen are our special Playstation® or Nintendo ® Wii TM tournaments. And teens will enjoy late-night screenings just for them, while younger cruisers can take in a colorful matinee with newfound friends!

To keep the entertainment fresh, there are other showings besides movies. Major sporting events such as the super Bowl,® NBA Finals, World series, NCAA Basketball ® tournament and NCAA Bowl Championship series™ are shown on the big screen, weather permitting.* And you’ll often find yourself grooving to a concert video of one of the world’s popular performers.

Viewed from high above, the Movies Under the Stars screen entertains passengers poolside.

Note: Movies under the stars is featured on most Princess ships.

*satellite coverage permitting.

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Youth

and teen

Kid-sized fun that’s simply

“SeaSational” Moms and dads,

Our youngest guests

be forewarned — aside from mealtimes, you may not see your kids much on this cruise. That’s because Princess ® has one of the best programs for children and teens from 3–17 of any cruise line. On days at sea and in port, the fun begins in the morning and continues throughout the day and into the evening in our supervised Youth Centers & Teen Lounges.

ages 3–7 will love our Princess Pelicans program. They can participate in a variety of programs, including art projects, sports and games, educational activities, and even pizza and ice cream parties. Plus, kids can take part in fun events such as talent shows, dance parties, pajama parties and special get-together dinners. They’ll even paint their own T-shirts and create other custom souvenirs of their cruise.

’Tweens will revel in shockwaves — a special venue with activities just for them. They can enjoy parties, join sports tournaments and scavenger hunts, watch movies, learn to cook with our Jr.CHEF@sea program, or participate in talent shows, enjoy educational programs sponsored by the renowned California science Center, and other fun options. Whatever their age, kids on a cruise with Princess will find fun-filled activities suited just for them.

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Parties • Food • dJ • dance Parties PLaYstation® • nintendo® WIITM sPorts coMPetitions • and More

reMix What’s a teen to do

on a Princess ship? Plenty — because

our remix teen program is the hottest thing on the ocean. Come make new friends and hang in your own dedicated Teen Lounge with music, games, dance parties, yoga and Playstation.® There are hip hop classes, karaoke, mocktail parties, late night poolside movies, talent shows, and “teen makeovers.”

if you haven’t checked it out,

come to remix.

it’s the place to be at sea!

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Whether for a few hours in the lounge or an evening of dancing, don’t miss this chance to cut loose and be enchanted by the night.

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Activities

nighttime

the

Night

belongs to you

step out for an evening of adventure and excitement on a ship of dreams

When was the last time you could

go out without a single worry — and have so much to choose from? it’s a rare luxury to be able to walk out of your stateroom any evening, and within a short stroll be able to take in a musical, roll the dice in a lively casino, settle into a piano bar for some cocktails and live music, or dance the night away in a state-of-the-art nightclub. From comedy and magic acts to movies by the pool to champagne in an intimate lounge, there’s always more to do than you could fit in an evening. Fortunately, you’ve got many nights ahead to enjoy all the evenings Princess holds in store for you.

Before retiring, you may want to drop by the Atrium for the fabulous Champagne Waterfall, or get out on deck for a stroll beneath the stars in the balmy tropical air.

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Casino

gaming

The onboard casinos offer a chance to play, watch the wheel spin, press the slot buttons and bring home the winnings.

Are you feeling lucky? An evening of gaming and good fortune is beckoning you to the casino, where you can try your luck at any of your favorite games of chance. Our fabulous contemporary casinos blend a bit of the excitement of vegas with an elegant ambience to create a gaming experience unique to Princess. in these lively rooms, you can join other passengers for blackjack, roulette, and of course an array of slot machines. There may even be a poker tournament getting under way with a seat just for you. Whether you’re an avid gamer or just an occasional enthusiast, you’ll love the

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Princess casinos. Those on our grand ships are some of the largest at sea!

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Stunning sets, elaborate costumes and memorable music make our original Princess productions a highlight of your voyage.

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Shows

entertainment

Jazz

Music, dance & all that

Ladies and gentlemen,

please take your

seats. The lights are dimming, the curtain’s opening, and the show is about to begin.

Our original musicals

are unforgettable —

combining lavish stage sets and compelling scores with the song and dance of a troupe of professional singers and dancers. On every cruise with Princess, you’ll have the opportunity to attend several different musical productions, each custom created just for our passengers. Check your Princess Patter each day to find out about that evening’s offering. And we’ll see you at the show!

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Princess

Captain’s Circle

®

Welcome to

The Circle

Whether it’s your first cruise with Princess, or you’ve sailed with us many times before, you’re sure to enjoy the benefits and rewards of the best loyalty program at sea.

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Gold Members After your 1st completed cruise • special launch savings • reduced Deposit • Preferential pricing offers • circle centersM Online - standBy Program - referral rewards - Circle savings AccountsM • Princess cruises captain’s circle Magazine • Princess cruises captain's circle enewsletter • free cruise Photo contest • access to a circle host on board • Members-only on board events • Princess Passport • gold Member Pin

ruby Members From your 4th-5th cruise, or 31-50 cruise days

By voyage’s end, it’s likely

To the right you’ll find

you will have made a new circle of friends at dinner, or perhaps in the fitness center, boutiques, bars and lounges of your Princess ship. Like you, they’re all members of a very special group — those who’ve sailed with Princess, and those we hope will sail again.

a chart listing the benefits of various levels of membership. To learn more about the program, we encourage you to visit with the Circle Host on board, who can answer any questions you may have.

Welcome

to the best loyalty program at sea. The Princess Cruises Captain’s Circle ® was created to thank those passengers who cruise with us frequently — and to offer an incentive to our new passengers who may be joining us for the very first time. A range of rewards awaits you, from exclusive onboard parties and events to access to a Circle Host on board every cruise who can answer any questions you might have about benefits. At higher levels, you’ll receive other perks like Preferred Check-in, complimentary wine tasting, complimentary internet credit, priority disembarkation and more!

You’ll receive a special Member Number as a Circle Member. Be sure to have it handy whenever booking, so you can be certain to take advantage of all your benefits.

But wait, there’s more... Complete 20 cruises and you’ll earn Loyalty Commends onboard credits from $25 to $100. Other benefits include a private luncheon for the top 20 Most Traveled Passengers or a commemorative gift and bottle of champagne for the top 3 Most Traveled Passengers on each cruise.

NOTE: Captain's Circle Benefits are subject to the terms and conditions of the Captain's Circle Program. Please visit princess.com/loyalty or your Captain's Circle Host on board, to review the full terms of the program and to obtain further details on Member benefits.

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• exclusive shoreside access to the Captain's Circle Help Desk phone line • upgrade to Princess Platinum vacation Protection - Double benefits for Accident & sickness Medical Expense and Baggage/Personal effects coverage - increases special Cancellation Credit Feature to 100% • 10% discount off the purchase of our reflections DvD on board • ruby Member Pin

Platinum Members From your 6th-15th cruise, or 51-150 cruise days • credit toward internet café packages Voyage

Minutes

7 days or less

150

8-20 days

250

21+ days

500

• Preferred check-in at embarkation • Platinum Disembarkation lounge • complimentary cruise atlas • Platinum Member Pin

Elite Members From your 16th cruise on, or 151+ cruise days • complimentary shoe polishing, laundry and professional cleaning services • Priority ship-to-shore tender embarkation • Priority disembarkation • 10% boutique discount • complimentary grapevine wine tasting • complimentary mini-bar setup • Deluxe canapés on formal nights (upon request) • upgraded stateroom amenities • traditional afternoon tea in stateroom (upon request) • elite Member Pin PRINCESS CRUISES DISCOVERY

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Plan

a future journey

Book your next cruise

on board

Let a Future Cruise sales Consultant help you plan a future getaway, and you’ll get a reduced deposit and up to $300 in shipboard credits, even if you don’t yet know where you want to sail.

Book a cruise or place a deposit while you’re on board and receive a special offer — up to $300 shipboard credit per stateroom. With just a reduced $100 refundable deposit per person, you’ll get a shipboard credit good on your next cruise with Princess. if you’re unsure of your future travel plans, simply make a deposit and take up to 2 years to decide. This exclusive offer is available only to our onboard passengers. see your Future Cruise Consultant for details.

Shipboard Credit*

Cruise Length

Stateroom Type

3-6 days

interior/Oceanview Balcony/Mini/suites

$15 $25

7-10 days

interior/Oceanview Balcony/Mini/suites

$25 $50

11-16 days

interior/Oceanview Balcony/Mini/suites

$75 $100

17+ days

interior/Oceanview Balcony/Mini/suites

$125 $150

(USD)

Check the Princess Patter daily for office hours and location. * shipboard credit is per person, for 1st and 2nd passenger only. On sun, Dawn & sea Princess shipboard credit converts to AuD while in Australia. Note: Future Cruise Deposits are also available to international passengers. see Future Cruise Consultant for details.

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Ports of Call

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Hawaii

Of the Aloha State’s eight islands, your cruise takes you to four: Kauai, Maui, Oahu and the Big Island, which is also known as Hawaii.

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While these points of paradise offer many natural and recreational wonders, don’t overlook the fascinating history, culture and art of Hawaii’s people, who take great care to maintain their heritage and identity.

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Destinations

Hawaii

A Royal Family Kamehameha I and his descendants ruled the Hawaiian Kingdom for five generations: • Paiea Kamehameha I (1795 - 1819) • Liholiho Kamehameha II (1819 - 1824) • Kauikeaouli Kamehameha III (1825 - 1854) • Alexander Liholiho Kamehameha IV (1855 to 1863)

Hawaii’s first great ruler By Maria Blanco

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Paiea Kamehameha I, also known as Kamehameha the Great, was a compelling figure in history. His power was foreshadowed before his birth in 1758 by priests, who said that the stormy conditions of the night he was born signified the coming of a powerful ruler — powerful enough to threaten his uncle, King Kalaniopuu. Such was the belief in this prophecy that the child’s parents hid him from the world until age five, when his uncle no longer feared overthrow. The young Paiea would grow up to take the throne at age 24. He would become one of Hawaii’s most revered rulers, honored in monuments and other memorials throughout the islands. He is best known for unifying the islands into one nation; before Kamehameha, they were segmented into different districts and chiefs often sought to expand their lands through conquest. noble birth. Kamehameha was born into a family of

chiefs and prepared for battle. It was a long struggle,

nobles from North Kohala on the island of Hawaii. His

but Kiwalao fell in 1795 and Kamehameha reigned.

mother, Kekuiapoiwa II, and her mother before her were

He spent the succeeding years gaining full control

part of the revered Keawe royal bloodline. Records are

over all the islands and uniting them, using the same

unclear, but it is believed that Kamehameha’s father

fearlessness that had won him previous victories. He

was Keoua, the grandson of a chief who once ruled a

single-handedly abolished the islands' feudalistic system

large portion of the islands.

and established the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1810, uniting

Kamehameha lived in the court of Alapainui the

all the islands into one nation. He then strengthened

Great, where the future king developed the strategic

the kingdom economically and militarily by establishing

skills necessary to become a great warrior and honed

the sandalwood industry and acquainting himself with

much-needed diplomatic skills.

British weaponry and military tactics.

His abilities as a fighter were put to the test several years before he gained the throne. Upon the arrival of

ruling a nation. In his 30s, Kamehameha married

foreigners, Kamehameha is said to have taken part in a

Kaahumanu, daughter of a powerful chief. She became

skirmish against Captain James Cook, the British Royal

his favorite wife and trusted advisor — so much so that,

Navy’s distinguished navigator and explorer. Cook had

when his second wife gave birth to a son, Kamehameha

been on the island on three separate occasions during

made his favorite wife the child’s guardian. Perhaps

the 1770s. By his second visit, the atmosphere had

even more remarkable, he gave equal control of the

become tense. Many Hawaiians had once believed Cook

kingdom to his beloved Kaahumanu. This act was

was Lono, a god associated with elements including

unprecedented given that, traditionally, Hawaiian men

fertility and peace. But their faith was waning. Tensions

and women were often separated based on gender,

escalated and Cook was killed in a scuffle between

with strictly divided roles.

islanders and his crew over a small boat.

Kamehameha the Great died from an unknown illness

As a result of this encounter, Kamehameha’s fame

in 1819. But his memory still lives on. Four statues have

as a warrior grew. His weapons of choice were brute

been erected to honor him. One is across from Iolani

strength and the occasional treaty, with which he was

Palace in Honolulu, the royal residence. One stands at

able to gain control of large portions of the islands.

Kamehameha’s birthplace in the district of Kohala on

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the Big Island and one is in the town of Hilo, also on taking power, making change. The turning point came

the Big Island. The fourth is at the National Gallery in

in 1782, with the death of King Kalaniopuu. The king’s

Washington, D.C. They are tangible reminders of the

son, Kiwalao, ascended to the throne; soon after the

strength invested in these majestic islands by one of

coronation, Kamehameha gathered support from other

Hawaii’s greatest rulers. 

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History As cool and hip as surfing is today, the Aloha State’s signature sport is actually an ancient pastime.

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Destinations

Hawaii

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LEFT: Getting barreled in a tube, one of the most difficult feats. TOP: "Surf Board Riding," from The Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World by J.G. Woods (1870). ABOVE: Classic board designs.

It’s commonly accepted that the Polynesians, known as

chairmen of the boards. Of course, surfing wasn’t suppressed

“watermen” because of their aquatic skills, first rode the waves

for long. It reemerged and was introduced to America, Australia

of the Pacific Ocean for the sheer pleasure of it 3,000 to 4,000

and Europe in the early 1900s, thanks to a world tour by Duke

years ago. It’s believed that surfing evolved when they parlayed

Kahanamoku, the revered Hawaiian Olympic swimming champion,

their skills handling outrigger and double-hulled canoes into

local surfing legend and all-around waterman. Another Hawaiian,

catching and riding the coastal waves using a single slab of

George Freeth, the world’s first professional surfer, promoted

wood, first body-boarding and then standing.

the sport by conducting surfing demos at California’s Redondo Beach in 1907.

Making the sport. Historians say the Polynesians brought the

By the 1950s and 1960s, the surfing lifestyle of Hawaii, California

sport of surfing with them when they emigrated to the Hawaiian

and Australia was immortalized in popular culture in movies

Islands around a .d. 400. Stand-up surfing was documented as

like Gidget and Ride the Wild Surf. In the 1980s, surfers looked

far back as the 15th century in Hawaiian chants, called meles,

to skateboarding and snowboarding to feed their passion

which were sung by elders and passed on to succeeding

when the surf wasn’t up, substituting the street and the snow

generations as an oral history of their culture.

for waves. The sports have fed off of each other, and all three

In the late-18th century, when British explorer Captain James

claim millions of devotees.

Cook landed in the Hawaiian Islands along with Western

Today, surfing is more popular than ever, though ultra-high-

missionaries, surfing seemed to disappear for a while. Some

tech boards long ago replaced the rigid, heavy wooden planks

historians believe this happened because gambling was

used by the sport’s pioneers.

outlawed at the time and Polynesians had been fond of betting on the size of waves and the length of a ride.

Still, no matter how you do it , the point is the same: Find the perfect wave and ride it for all you’re worth. 

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Destinations

The Big Island

Hilo’s multifaceted personality makes the island many things to many visitors. It is an appealing city with a well-preserved 1930s downtown and a vibrant collegetown air. Yet Hilo, springing from volcanic slopes, also is a dramatic work of nature. Set on the Big Island, Hawaii’s most geologically active, Hilo has a terrain encompassing rainforest, waterfalls and black-sand beaches. Culture and nature coexist here and dare visitors to experience both the urbane and the wild.

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Destinations

The Big Island

Tropical

Treasures All hands are on deck as a ship approaches Hilo. Island visitors

lures include the sobering Pacific Tsunami Museum, which

are often treated to natural fireworks: lava flows and spumes of

looks at the phenomena of giant waves that have pummeled

smoke from Kilauea, Hilo’s volcano backdrop. Hilo has many

Hawaii, including one especially devastating wave in 1946; the

jungle elements: a tropical river; the prismatic Rainbow Falls; the

Imiloa Astronomy Center and planetarium; and the Lyman

United States’ only rainforest zoo, Panaewa; and the spectacular

House, which tells the story of Hawaiian missionaries. Many visitors dedicate their Hilo day to exploring the island’s

Banyan Drive, a panoramic promenade with majestic

aquamarine bay beaches or unearthly volcanic landscapes.

banyan trees forming an arch overhead, is steps from the pier.

Spotlighting two of the world’s most active gushers, Hawaii

Banyan strollers often drop into Queen Liliuokalani Gardens, a

Volcanoes National Park reminds visitors that planet Earth is a

serene Japanese estate with photo-ready orchids, pagodas

work in progress. The park’s 11-mile Crater Rim Drive, encircling

and goldfish ponds. A footbridge leads from Banyan Drive to

Kilauea’s summit caldera, is unforgettable.

Coconut Island, offering views of Mauna Kea’s snowy summit.

So is the ancient tale of King Kamehameha, revered in Hilo.

Hilo’s bayfront, Kamehameha Drive, is lined with renovated

According to legend, it was prophesied that whoever moved

vintage storefronts. Wednesdays and Sundays bring the Hilo

the 7,000-pound Naha Stone would unite the Hawaiian islands

Farmers Market, piled with island crafts, jewelry and lychees,

and become a great king. With a little help from the gods, a

rambutans, star fruit and (naturally) pineapples.

14-year-old named Kamehameha lifted the stone and eventually

Hilo’s thriving downtown boasts Art Deco treasures like the Palace Theater, and unique shops and art galleries. Cultural

fulfilled the prophecy. The Naha Stone, set in front of the Hilo Public Library, still astonishes. — K.T.H. 

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE LEFT: A pagoda connects several pools inside Liliuokalani Gardens; a serene beach; delicious ripe pineapples.

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The Big Island RIGHT: Red‑hot lava flows like a river into the ocean, bringing up clouds of steam and toxic gas while adding new land to the Big Island. BELOW: Entrance of the Thurston Lava Tube in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Hawaii’s Hot Spot

Volcanoes National Park

By Karen Tina Harrison

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hawaii’s big bang. All things volcanic are celebrated in this

The Big Island’s volcanoes are more than a state symbol

fiery nature preserve, set less than an hour’s drive from Hilo.

and tourism draw. They are the island’s literal bedrock and

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was created in 1916 to preserve

the firmament of local faith and legend. To a Big Islander,

this primordial realm. Its 300,000 acres meander over half of

Volcanoes National Park is the smoking vermilion realm of

Hawaii island, its sundry ecosystems offering breathtaking roads

lava lorded over by Pele, the fearsome volcano goddess. Pele

and hikes, cultural and scientific revelations and primordial

is so ingrained in Big Island culture that “Thank God” is often

volcanic landscapes.

spoken as “Thank Pele.”

Volcanoes are business as usual on the Big Island, which is

In a sense, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is dedicated

composed of five “shield volcanoes”: gushers that blew their

to Pele: her power, her creations and her legend. She is said

tops eons ago. Hawaii’s two active volcanoes, Mauna Loa and

to inhabit the blazing precincts of Kilauea volcano. True to its

Kilauea, are places of awe — and caution — within Volcanoes

name, meaning “spew and spread,” Kilauea encompasses a

National Park. (Dormant Mauna Kea towers to the north.)

roiling lake of ever-advancing molten lava.

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Geologically speaking, America’s newest state is a mere youngster at only 70 million years of age. Its growing pains are expressed in frequent fits of volcanic activity that make Hawaii, the Big Island, the most active isle in the archipelago that comprises the Aloha State. Volcanoes National Park is this spirited child’s playground.

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passage of fire. The park’s otherworldly setting is evident in a

To Kilauea’s west, Mauna Loa (“tall mountain”) overtakes the

visitor’s first glimpses. Its grand entrance is the Chain of Craters

park’s panorama and confounds the imagination. At nearly

Road, a 20-mile path of marvels paved in 1928 and continually

2,000 square miles covering over half the Big Island, Mauna

altered by lava flows. Travelers transported by coach, car, bicycle

Loa rises 13,680 feet above sea level. But it measures another

or their own two legs witness wonders like plumes of steam

16,400 from ocean floor to surface; that's a total 30,080 feet,

arising from the ocean, unleashed as subterranean lava tubes

a bit higher than Mount Everest's 29,028 feet. It is among the

expel molten rock into the sea. More park landscaping: sunken

planet’s most active volcanoes, having erupted 33 times since

pit craters; red-hot lava streams; and Kipuka Nene forest, whose

1843, when record-keeping began. Mauna Loa has not erupted

1,100-year-old trees occupy a hill encircled by fresh, fuming lava.

since 1984, but park volcanologists lie in wait.

Amidst this drama, brilliant butterflies and hummingbird-like Hawaiian honeycreepers flit about. Occasionally, volcanic flux

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and toxic sulfur dioxide gas close the road.

too hot to handle. Today, the park’s eruptive turf is deemed too risky for habitation. But centuries ago, it housed farming

The Chain of Craters leads to the park’s circular, 11-mile Crater

communities that tilled rich volcanic soil and fished along coastal

Rim Drive, which showcases primeval rainforest, desert and

coves and cliffs. Numerous glimpses of this world remain. A

twisted lava stonescapes as it loops around Kilauea’s caldera.

multitude of hand-built rock shelters still stand on intricate,

From this vantage point can be seen the fire goddess’ divine

age-old trails. They lead to prized resources that sustained life:

hand in destruction and creation as lava, gushing around a

freshwater, medicinal plants, wood, volcanic basalt for tools, bird

thousand gallons per second, overtakes land, creates more land

nests for food. Petroglyphs — rock paintings — at the Puuloa

as it cools, hardens and eventually becomes forest.

site near the Jaggar Museum reveal an artistic spirit, capturing

The Jaggar Museum, strategically placed on Crater Rim Drive,

simple, timeless figures of hunters and families.

overlooks the Kilauea Caldera and its main crater, Halemaumau.

In one spot, ancient footprints have been preserved

Mesmerizing vistas yield rainbows that shimmer atop volcanic

in now-petrified ash. Islanders and their kahuna priests

steam vents. The museum’s namesake, Philadelphia-born

believe they mark the dying steps of a desperate party of

volcanology pioneer Thomas Jaggar, founded the on-site

warriors, suffocated by a gaseous eruption in 1790. Some

Hawaii Volcano Observatory. Jaggar became the first person to

anthropologists say they’ve been there centuries longer.

explore a smoking pit crater when, in 1912, he lowered himself into

Visitors usually offer a moment of silence in remembrance

Halemaumau by a rope tied around his waist, Indiana Jones-style.

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The Big Island

The perpetually sunny port village of Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii’s leeward (kona) coast, is a picture of small-town life in the Aloha State. Here, locals compare whale sightings and trade orchid-raising secrets over mugs of robust Kona coffee. Yet the village, like all of Kona itself, has a past that is as stormy as its present is serene. Kona’s vivid history was shaped by the Big Island’s most dramatic characters: Hawaiian monarchs and high priests; dauntless missionaries; kapu (taboo) breakers on the lam; and the ill-fated Captain James Cook. Visitors searching for the soul of Hawaii will discover that Kona’s lore confronts them at every bend in its breathtaking coastal road.

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Kona

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: A spectacular Kona sunset; tiki statues at the Place of Refuge; a Hawaiian green sea turtle; pink plumeria flowers.

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The Big Island

Fabled Getaway The Kona Coast is not a new vacation destination; Hawaiian kings of yore established their getaway palaces here. The archipelago’s revered unifier, Kamehameha I, passed his final years on this shore, and his hand is still evident. He granted two young Congregationalist ministers from Boston a parcel of land in today’s village for the construction of Mokuaikaua Church. The Hawaiian islands’ first Christian place of

Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay, Kona.

worship was built of lava stone bricks hewn from the ruins of a temple on this spot, and its New England-style white steeple, raised in 1837, is still Kailua-Kona’s tallest structure. This Big Island landmark, a short walk from Kailua-Kona’s pier, endures as a lively congregation. Visitors are welcome to peruse the church’s sepia photo gallery and the model of the brig Thaddeus, which brought the young clerics in 1820. tranquil waters. The Kona Coast’s superlative beaches claim their own worshipers. Punctuated by petrified lava formations, dozens of crystalline beaches dot the coast. Each owns a signature shade of sand, from jet-black to cloud-white to green-tinged. The sand of Kahaluu Beach Park, right in town, looks grey but when viewed close-up is actually salt-and-pepper. Tiny as it is, this sheltered cove is a peak snorkeling spot on the Big Island. Its shallow waters, fed by undersea springs, were calmed long ago by an enduring rock seawall built by Kamehameha I, who liked to swim here. Sea turtles and over a hundred species of neon-bright tropical fish fearlessly dart amongst snorkelers. A scenic drive south of the port, the liquid sapphire of Kealakekua Bay forms a marine sanctuary where playful spinner dolphins entertain human visitors. The bay provided anchorage to Captain Cook, yet became the backdrop to his death in February 1779 in an overheated by taking the tribe’s chief hostage, and was clubbed on the head in the resulting melee. The islanders who ended the captain’s life at age 50 gave him a chief’s burial, and a monument on the shores of Kealakekua Bay honors the greatest of Pacific explorers. If Cook had managed to get to the Puuhonua (the Place of Refuge), he might have been spared. In old Hawaii, the Puuhonua was a sanctuary for warriors in battle or those who had been condemned to death for eating a forbidden food, entering a place reserved for chiefs or breaking some other taboo. The offender had only to reach the Puuhonua and he could be forgiven. The Place of Refuge is now part of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, about 20 miles south of Kailua-Kona. Still considered sacred — to be approached reverently by all — it is a quiet link

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skirmish over a stolen dinghy. Cook sought to force the boat’s return

between modern and ancient Hawaii. — K.T.H. 

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Kauai

In Kauai, nature rules. The Garden Island occupies a fantasy landscape straight out of King Kong: volcanoes, rainforests, mountains, canyons, waterfalls and surf-pounded cliffs. Kauai’s abundance of natural wonders presents a real

conundrum. What to see? Fifty miles of blissful beaches? Jaw-dropping Waimea Canyon? Luckily for visitors, Kauai is compact enough to see it all, and one main road goes there — until the road ends, and then one must take to the sea or the air.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: A rainbow hovers over a waterfall in Waimea Canyon; the rugged cliffs of Na Pali coast on Kauai's northwest shore; surf's really up; hula dancers on the beach.

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Kauai

Gods, Goddesses

&

Geysers

Beach goddesses favor Kauai, too, for its 50-plus miles of sand. Poipu Beach’s waters shelter sea turtles, migrating humpback whales and Hawaiian monk seals fond of sunbathing. Naturally secluded Lumahai Beach offers lava

Over 95 percent of mountainous Kauai, Hawaii's first inhabited island,

cliffs and superlative snorkeling. Kalapaki Beach, beside

is still jungle-covered. Here, the environment is king, and no man-

the Nawiliwili pier, is beloved for gentle waves for surfing

made structure may rise above a coconut palm tree. Kauai’s 550-odd

and crystalline waters for snorkeling.

square miles house a staggering array of ecosystems and amaze-

Nowadays, Nawiliwili Harbor Light guides ships entering

ments, many tapped as locations for films including Jurassic Park.

Lihue’s harbor. This bay may have welcomed the hardy

Kaumualii Highway is named for Kaumualii, the last independent

Polynesians who braved the Pacific on outrigger canoes.

king of Kauai, who ceded his throne to Kamehameha I in 1810. The

Engineers cannot explain the ingenious construction of the

highway encircles three-quarters of the island, ending at the Napali

1,000-year-old Menehune (Alekoko) Fishpond and Menehune

Coast’s soaring cliffs. This impenetrable terrain can be seen only

Ditch (irrigation channel). Of more recent vintage is Grove

by sea, helicopter or plane — or in the movies.

Farm Homestead, a 19th-century Lihue sugar plantation now

Waimea Canyon glows jungle-green and Kauai-clay-orange.

owned by Steve Case, the native Hawaiian who founded

Visitors witness Waimea Canyon via chopper or RV, or on a boat

AOL. As old as time is Wailua Falls, Lihue’s rainbow-rich,

down Wailua River, which flows through the canyon.

200-foot cascade seen in the opening of the classic 1980s

Equally captivating are Kauai’s primeval Fern Grotto and its Spouting Horn, a geyser that emits an eerie groan. At scenic Kilauea

TV show Fantasy Island. It all serves as a good introduction to Kauai. — K.T.H.

Lighthouse, it is customary to thank Hawaii’s volcano goddess, Pele, said to reside in Kilauea. Be forewarned: Removing a pebble

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or shell incurs Pele’s wrath.

A boat glides through Waimea Canyon on Wailua River, Kona.

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Maui

Maui is a benchmark that declares there are two kinds of travelers: those who have been here, and those who have not. And for many of those who have, Maui is the ultimate tropical destination. Indeed, Hawaii’s second-largest island possesses everything the Aloha State has to offer — except cities. Maui flaunts nature, culture, landmarks, legends and (not least) dozens of glorious beaches. Maui is 100 percent pure Hawaiian concentrate.

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Lahaina

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Ready to ride; hot-pink hibiscus, juggling fire; a whale dives into the waters off Lahaina.

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Maui

Royal

Destination Today, Maui is a trophy destination. Two centuries ago, it was the seat of King Kamehameha’s united Hawaiian empire; its capital was Lahaina. In time, Lahaina became a busy, rowdy whaling port. The still-active port is now a National Historic District. Visitors relish the elegant Front Street shopping enclave and historic sites such as Old Lahaina Prison, built in 1853. A serpentine, 200-foot-wide banyan tree nearby, planted in 1872, serves as Lahaina’s people-watching perch. Kaanapali, a luxurious hotel zone near Lahaina, is most memorably reached by the Lahaina Kaanapali Railroad — known as the “Sugar Cane Train,” a vintage plantation train that chugs along Kaanapali Beach. Beaches line Maui’s 120-mile coastline, blanketed with volcanic sand shaded white, black, gold, green, burgundy, or what locals call “salt and pepper.” Some visitors spend their time on Maui’s sand. Others explore Hana Highway, “the Road to Hana,” considered one of the greatest scenic drives anywhere. Still other visitors choose to walk; Maui is a hiker’s paradise highlighted by Iao Valley State Monument, a 4,000-acre

rainforest park near Lahaina. A trail leads to a spectacular lookout and to Iao Needle, a jungle-carpeted, 1,200-foot rock tower once worshiped. Maui’s “peak experience” is Mount Haleakala, a dormant volcano in Haleakala National Park. The panoramic vista from its chilly, 10,000-foot summit — the Pacific’s highest point — takes in mountains, valleys, rainforest, lakes, waterfalls, beaches, ocean, and five of the eight Hawaiian islands. A submerged volcano, Molokini Crater, provides Maui’s most unusual snorkeling site. Its underwater dome teems with a thrilling variety of coral, plants and neonhued fish. Landlubbers can catch much of this Pacific life in the Maui Ocean Center’s massive walk-through aquarium. Maui’s major ocean commotion occurs from November through March, when the island hosts world-class whale watching. Humpbacks migrating from the Arctic flirt, waters. Lucky whales: They get to return to Maui every year. — K.T.H. 

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE RIGHT: Snorkeling in Molokini Crater; a waterfall; volcanic rock on a beach.

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Maui

Migration

Each year, whales faithfully return to Hawaii

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OPPOSITE PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM RIGHT: A humpback swims below the surface; a whale flukes its tail as it dives; breaching, or leaping above the water. BELOW: Boaters get a thrilling sight.

Cruise passengers aren’t the only mammals who seek out

shaped leviathan breaching (jumping from the water) say

Maui for waterborne frolics. Every year, legions of majestic

it’s a thrill. And sighting a mother nuzzling her precious calf

Pacific humpback whales migrate 3,000 miles from their

is unforgettable.

summer home in Alaska to their winter and spring home in

Numerous types of whale-seeking expeditions depart right

Hawaii. This maritime marathon is business as usual for hardy,

from Lahaina’s tender dock. During whale-watching season,

hulking humpbacks, which are creatures of habit. They have

mid-November through mid-May, the pier buzzes with activity.

undertaken their annual migration for untold millennia, making

Tour vessels range from ferry-like stabilized ships with open

Maui their unwavering destination.

viewing decks to zippy smaller boats and inflatable craft.

A mutual love affair. Year after year, these oceanic behemoths

whale’s “footprint,” like a ship’s wake, or the plume of water

streak halfway down the planet toward Maui, known as the

spouted from the creatures’ blowholes. Thar she blows!

You’ll soon learn the way to spot a humpback: Look for the

Alley Isle. The humpbacks come to court, mate and give birth in West and South Maui’s mountain-shadowed coves

Humpback acrobatics and symphonics. Maui whale-watchers

and sun-warmed bays. These annual Maui vacationers bask

are memorably entertained by these enormous yet agile

under the fascinated gaze of whale-watchers and the utmost

creatures. Humpbacks are star jumpers whose “breaching”

protection of the law; in 1992, Congress designated all of the

leap gave them their name; they appear humpbacked as

Aloha State’s waters less than 600 feet deep as the Hawaiian

their bodies curve back into the water. Another impressive

Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

athletic move is lobtailing, in which the whale lifts its tail and

Maui’s shallow port of Lahaina grew up as the boisterous

smacks it against the water, creating a sonic boom. (Each

destination of American whaling ships and crews. But now

whale’s tail-fluke markings are different, like human fingerprints;

Lahaina leads in whale-watching.

that’s how landlubbers identify them.) Hydrophone speakers on whale-watching boats capture

Getting up-close and personal. Whales can often be

the male’s eerie, rumbling songs. Cetacean biologists believe

spotted from West and South Maui’s beaches and overlooks,

the song is meant to lure mates or to taunt rivals. Those lucky

but dedicated expeditions furnish a close-up view of these

enough to witness a humpback “spy-hopping” — raising its

magnificent mammals. Whale-watching boats cannot get

eye out of the water to peer back at them — sense a definite

closer than 100 yards from a whale or 300 yards from a

kinship. Humans and humpbacks, mammals both, parted

humpback mother. But whales are inquisitive, and will often

evolutionary ways eons ago. But we share the seven seas —

glide right up to a boat. Those who’ve witnessed a torpedo-

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Destinations

Oahu

A Jazz Age landmark, Aloha Tower welcomes cruise visitors to Hawaii’s storied, scenic capital, where big-city sophistication meets island surf culture. Lush, glamorous Honolulu houses the celebrated Waikiki

Beach, framed by soaring Diamond Head and fabled for nightlife and longboarding waves. Visitors can trace Hawaii’s history at Honolulu’s pre-statehood Iolani Palace, in Chinatown, at Pearl Harbor memorials and in artsy neighborhoods, where 1940s Hawaiian shirts are eternally cool.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The Oahu skyline; waiting for a wave in Waikiki; the Diamond Head lighthouse; an aerial view of Diamond Head.

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Oahu

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& Remembrance Hawaii became a state only in 1959. But Honolulu has been the islands’ capital since 1843, when King Kamehameha moved his court from Maui to Oahu. Today, Honolulu is a bona fide metropolis, with about 850,000 residents who lead urban lives in a tropical setting.

Honolulu also recalls Pearl Harbor and “December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy,” in the heartbreaking words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Respects to the 2,000 who perished in the attack can be paid at the USS

Honolulu’s ports are the center of city life. One hub of Honolulu shopping

Arizona memorial, the USS Bowfin submarine

and entertainment is the pier’s Aloha Tower Marketplace, built alongside a

and the Pacific Aviation Museum.

1926 architectural masterpiece, Aloha Tower. Anything and everything made in the Hawaiian Islands is sold here.

The island of Oahu beckons visitors to venture beyond Honolulu. Humpback whales can be

More to love about Honolulu: It’s easy to get around. The Capitol District,

glimpsed from shore in January through May.

an easy walk from the pier, shelters historic structures such as royal Iolani

Hanauma Bay, a nature preserve, perches sce-

Palace, the restored home of Hawaii’s last monarchs.

nically between two dormant volcanic craters.

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The exquisite North Shore embraces Waimea

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Oahu

The Spirit of Royal Hawaii Ask a resident of the Big Island what Iolani Palace symbolizes, and you will get a range of impassioned sentiments about this royal residence in downtown Honolulu. To Hawaiians who revel in their Polynesian

This well-educated, English-fluent king sailed

heritage, Iolani Palace is a poignant reminder

to the States in 1874 to meet with President

of the once-great Hawaiian Kingdom, the last

Ulysses S. Grant and negotiated a treaty

hurrah of Hawaii’s proud monarchy. To others, it’s

ending tariffs on Hawaii’s sugar industry. The

a vestige of a time that has been eclipsed in the

independent kingdom boomed, rendering

Aloha State, now the birthplace of an American

its subjects more prosperous and its king a

president. To connoisseurs of architecture and

patron of the arts. Flush with Hawaiian pride,

design, it is a treasure-filled masterpiece that

he pioneered still-thriving revivals of traditional

melds regal glory with tropical grace.

Hawaiian arts like surfing, hula, ukulele and Lua

But one view of Iolani Palace unites all viewpoints,

martial arts. Kalakaua undertook a nine-month

because it is a fact. This National Historic

trip around the world in 1881, meeting with

Landmark, which today is a museum located

regents, prime ministers and presidents of over

close to Honolulu Harbor, is a mesmerizing time

20 nations; the journey made him the world’s

capsule of the 1880s. Its guided tours illuminate

first king to circumnavigate the globe.

a glamorous and prosperous bygone era and

Upon his return, the cosmopolitan and now

challenge visitors from near and far to ponder

world-famous king began construction of a new

what it means to be Hawaiian — and American.

Iolani Palace to replace the old one, a wooden

Iolani Palace was the ultimate, and final, expression

structure riddled with termites. In today’s currency,

of the Hawaiian Kingdom's wealth. It was here, in the

Kalakaua’s new Iolani Palace cost at least

waning days before their tropical paradise became

$10 million to build.

a U.S. protectorate, that a charismatic king and his

And it showed. Completed in 1882, it boasted

queen entertained Hawaiian society and visiting

electricity and telephones before the White House

dignitaries and diplomats.

did. Kalakaua, himself an inventor, had befriended Thomas Edison and become a champion of this

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into being atop regal land requisitioned by King

High-tech and luxurious, Iolani Palace dazzled

David Kalakaua. Born an aristocrat but not a royal,

blue-blooded visitors with its extravagant décor,

he was crowned in 1874 after two kings had died

and it still does today. This gracious royal

in close succession without naming heirs. An

headquarters — 105 rooms totaling over 34,000

election was held, and Kalakaua found himself

square feet — manages to marry Victorian

elevated to the throne at age 38.

grandeur with Hawaiian signatures, such as

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A Stitch in Time: Queen Liliuokalani's Quilt For many visitors, Iolani Palace’s most stirring object is “The Queen’s Quilt.” It is displayed in the Imprisonment Room where Queen Liliuokalani was held after American business interests overthrew the Hawaiian monarchy in 1895. Forbidden to leave the room, the queen created the kaleidoscopic quilt with scraps, ribbons and hatbands cut from her own royal garments. The nine-panel opus is nearly eight feet square. The quilt heartbreakingly conveys the queen’s sorrow, rage and hope in words and pictures. Hand-sewn designs depict icons and symbols: the royal family’s coat of arms; Hawaiian flags; a pocket watch; a jailhouse key; a helmet from the queen’s Guardsmen corps; the mythical phoenix bird, which rises from ashes; and a pueo owl, the royal house’s advisor. The unmistakable message: The Kingdom of Hawaii will rise again.

Crown Jewels of a Bygone Kingdom having 8,000 square feet of lanai porches open to Big Island breezes. Inside, it gleams not with Italian marble but with naturally patterned Hawaiian koa wood. The 140-foot-long Grand Hall is lined with portraits of Hawaiian monarchs and precious artworks bequeathed to the royal couple by other kings and queens. Gathering storm clouds. Kalakaua and his queen, Kapiolani, lived and led well. But they did not reign long or produce an heir. An 1887 coup d’état downgraded the throne into a constitutional monarchy with only ceremonial powers. Three years later, a dispirited and ailing Kalakaua died in San Francisco, at age 54. His final words were “Tell my people I tried.” The king’s sister, Liliuokalani, became queen of a fading kingdom.

Iolani Palace visitors tend to cluster before the Throne Room’s display of the Hawaiian royal family’s dazzling crown jewels: • The royal crowns of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani. They were fashioned in London in 1882 of gold, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, opals, pearls and gem-cut Hawaiian kukui nuts. Their eight gold shanks represent the kingdom’s eight islands. • Queen Liliuokalani’s Diamond Butterfly Brooch. She purchased it in 1887 while attending Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in London. It is composed of 159 diamonds, with ruby eyes and a hidden spring that allows the butterfly’s wings to quiver.

But Iolani Palace still glittered. A children’s masquerade ball in 1892 was reported in newspapers around the world. Queen Liliuokalani, a musician and composer, hosted chamber music concerts in the palace’s double-height Gold Room; she often conducted performances from her koa-wood piano. Her lilting song “Aloha Oe” is known to every Hawaiian. But the storm erupted, transforming Hawaii forever. The U.S.-backed Republic of Hawaii was established in 1894 with pineapple magnate photoS by: (IolanI palace) todd taulman/ShutterStock.com; (royal Seal) GuynamedjameS/ShutterStock.com.

Sanford B. Dole as president. When Queen Liliuokalani and her supporters resisted, she was sentenced to house arrest in her own palace. She was liberated eight months later, becoming a living effigy of Hawaii’s royal past. Hawaii’s last monarch was long gone when President Clinton issued a formal apology to the native people of Hawaii a century later. The new government conscripted Iolani Palace as its administrative headquarters: a mere office building. Objects deemed unsuitable were auctioned and scattered to the four winds. When a new capitol building was dedicated in 1969, the restoration of Iolani Palace began, spearheaded by a grand-niece of Queen Kapiolani. The palace’s renaissance has remained one of the Aloha State’s most passionate projects, partially funded by tours and exhibits.  PRINCESS CRUISES DISCOVERY

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Destinations

Other Ports

South Pacific Fiji. The dress code on Dravuni Island: snorkel gear for the

The Samoan Islands. The people of Samoa are famously

reef’s spectacular marine life. Save your urban desires for Suva,

friendly to visitors, and the landscape welcomes you with views

Fiji’s capital, a melting pot of ethnicities. Beyond the camera-

of steep volcanic mountains and unspoiled tropical rainforest.

ready harbor are appealing parks, exotic markets, and snack

The downtown section of the capital, Apia, is a mix of shopping,

stalls redolent of Indo-Fijian curry.

government buildings and commercial offices, but the rest of the island boasts white-sand beaches and a lush interior

New Caledonia. Smaller than New Jersey, French-speaking

rainforest marked by sparkling waterfalls.

New Caledonia tempts shoppers with big savings on Parisian luxury goods. Thanks to the beneficent presence of GIs in

Tonga. Captain James Cook dubbed Tonga “the Friendly

World War II, Americans enjoy a warm “bonjour” in the capital,

Islands” when he happened upon them in the late 1700s,

Nouméa. Equally hospitable: the calm, warm lagoon between

and Tongans live up to that reputation. Islanders are happy to

the New Caledonia Barrier Reef and the Isle of Pines. Sea life

show why they call their home “the true South Pacific.” Tonga

beckons snorkelers, while the island’s unique giant and crested

is composed of 176 islands and is ruled by the only monarchy

geckos enchant walkers.

in the South Pacific. Protected coves and lagoons put sailing and diving among the popular pastimes, and from June

Polynesia. This is the place many think of when dreaming of idyllic getaways. Five archipelagoes of 118 islands make up French Polynesia, which is about 2,700 miles south of Hawaii. They offer a diverse landscape of rugged mountains and serene beaches. The ports of Polynesia’s Society Islands offer some of the most memorable stops in an unforgettable journey.

through November it’s a prime spot for observing humpback whales’ migration. TOP: Frolicking in the surf. BOTTOM ROW, FROM LEFT: A snorkeler explores offshore; palms beckon from a white-sand beach; clouds crown a mountain peak; sailing off Tonga.

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2013 PC Hawaii Port of Call Magazine  

This is an in-cabin magazine for the ports related to Hawaii cruises for Princess Cruises.

2013 PC Hawaii Port of Call Magazine  

This is an in-cabin magazine for the ports related to Hawaii cruises for Princess Cruises.