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