Thursday, September 29, 2011

Exploring Honolulu

Day 13
Dined with Bart and Ronette on the beach at Waikiki watching the sunset.  Cooked our own steask on the restaurant's BBQ.  Then drinks at the Tiki Bar listening to live Hawaiian performers.

Day 14
Quiet day on the beach and at the pool.  Lunched at the Hard Rock Cafe at Waikiki. Got some great pics of orchids and birds. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Day 11

Arrived Honolulu.  Spent the day onboard swimming and sunning.  80 F.  Dined at Izumi (Japanese restaurant) onbard.  A must for any traveller on RCCL.  Drinks with Bart and Ronette. Packing to leave ship.

Day 12

Disembarked at Honolulu.  Went to our hotel and the Outrigger Reef on the beach at Waikiki.  Fabulous.  Attended the Hawaiin wedding of our friends along with their two sons.  Sunrise wedding on the beach at Waikiki.  Then brunch and a walking tour of the beach area.  Dinner on the lanai at the hotel surrounded by lighted torches and music. 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Maui and Kauai

Day 9
Swam in the salt water pools. Sunned.  Hot.  Quiet day in Lahaina.  A school of 100-200 porpoise frolicked around the ship.  Wonderful experience.

Day 10
Swam.  Arrived in Kaui.  Went orchid hunting in the town of Kapa'a.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Day 7 & 8

Day 7
Swam in the solarium pool. Spent the day onboard. Warm and sunny.

Day 8
Swam.  Tendered to Lahaina.  Spent the day at Lahaina and Kaanapali with Bart and Ronette.
Sunny and Hot.  Tonight outdoor movie

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

On our way Kona

Day 5
Exercised in the morning.  Spent the afternoon lounging and swimming in the solarium pool.  Received a complimentary bottle of champagne from our travel agency and RCCL.  Relished the fact that Roak won $200 at the casino the evening before. 
Day 6
Watched the hula dancers at noon at the pool deck.  Then a BBQ before swimming.  Tonight is another formal night.  Tomorrow, Kona!  

Monday, September 19, 2011

Days 3 and 4 At Sea

Day 3

Last night we dined at the Samba speciality restaurant. The delicious food is served Brazilian-style.
Using a colour selection panel, the table signals to the waiter(gaucho) who keeps the food flowing. All meats (chicken, lamb, and beef) are presented to the table on swords from which they are removed to the diner's plate. If you are travelling on RCL and a Samba restaurant is available TRY IT! It is a unique and fun dining experience.

Day 4

Spent the day by the pool and in the solarium. Had lunch on the aft deck watching the world go by. Sun came out and winds died down. Great sailing day! Tonight a reception by the Captain.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hawaii ahoy!

Day 1
We board ship midday and spend the first few hours getting a feel for the ship. We meet Bart and Ronette at the pool deck wiling away the hours in the sunlight.

The ship's departure is delayed by two hours but by six p.m. we were on our way to Hawaii.

Day 2
Did fitness in the morning. Met Bart and Ronette for lunch. Tonight is the first formal night and we are celebrating Bart's birthday at the Samba Brazilian specialty restaurant.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

All packed and ready to goooooo.....

Amber is off to stay with Bev.  Paul is taking care of the greenhouse.  And Don is taking care of other plants.  We are off tomorrow. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Garden hibiscus

We were hoping that this plant would bloom before we left for vacation.  It did!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011