Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: December 12, 2005

THE STAR OF HONOLULU cruise ship will begin its two-hour Premier Whale Watch Cruise on Dec. 23, guaranteeing humpback whale sightings aboard the 1,500-passenger vessel. Through April 30, guests can observe the whales from four decks and partake in onboard activities such as lei making, ukulele lessons and hula lessons. Tickets cost $29 per adult, $17.50 for children. Buffet lunch packages are also available. Call (808) 983-STAR for more information.

THE HILTON WAIKOLOA is featuring artist in residence programs and holiday exhibits throughout the month of December. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., guests can watch various artists paint and sculpt from conception to completion.

PURE KAUAI, a luxury vacation packager, launched an Adventure Boot Camp that gets travelers in gear and in shape. The incentive is designed to aid in weight loss, toning and overall well-being by creating itineraries packed with physical workouts and health-focused cuisine. Actor Jennifer Garner has signed on as a spokeswoman for the program. Packages start at $3,075 per person, double, and include all training sessions, activities, luxury accommodations, private chef and transportation. Call (866) 457-7873 for more information.

NATALIE COLE will perform a New Years Eve concert at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Tickets range from $90 to $200 per person. Pre-show festivities, a half-bottle of champagne and a cocktail are included. Call (808) 947-7877 for more information.

THE OHANA WAIKIKI BEACHCOMBER, a 490-room hotel recently purchased by Outrigger Enterprises, will undergo a $12 million renovation in 2007.


From Our Partners

From Our Partners

2021 Club Med Webinar
Club Med: Rebounding with Worldwide All-Inclusives
Register Now
Hawaiian Airlines Airplane
Hawaiian Airlines
Read More
2021 Alaska Webinar Series
Learn How You Can SELL Alaska This Summer
Register Now

JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI