Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: Sept. 24, 2007

DAILY HAWAII SUPERFERRY SERVICE from Honolulu to Kauai will resume Sept. 26, while Honolulu-Maui service remains suspended pending the outcome of a judicial review of a lawsuit demanding a full environmental impact statement (EIS) of the service. An EIS was not required in a prior judicial ruling. The state of Hawaii has invested $40 million in harbor upgrades to accommodate the new service, which started daily runs between Honolulu and Maui and Kauai in mid-August.

ALOHA AIRLINES saw a dramatic increase in losses for the second quarter of 2007, the result of the ongoing interisland fare war and rising fuel costs. Losses for the quarter were $18.8 million compared to a $2.8 million loss reported in the second quarter of 2006. Carrier losses in Hawaii have increased since Go! Airlines started interisland service in June 2006.

AMERICAN SAFARI CRUISES has added Hawaii to its destination roster, with the 150-foot, 37-passenger Safari Explorer. The first cruise in Hawaii is set for Dec. 19-27, 2008, followed by 19 eight-day, seven-night departures between Kailua-Kona on the Big Island and Kahului on Maui through May 9, 2009. The Hawaii itinerary includes the Big Island (volcano viewing and helicopter tour), Kahoolawe and Molokini (for diving and snorkeling), plus land stops on Maui, Lanai and Molokai. Prices begin at $3,995 per person, double, with information available in a brochure being mailed to agents nationwide. Call (888) 862-8881 or visit; e-mail [email protected].

THE HAPUNA BEACH PRINCE HOTEL launched a Fall Into Winter promotion for bookings from Oct. 1 through Dec. 22. The promotion offers $150 in resort credits for every three nights booked. Credits can be used for activities and services such as dining, golf and massage treatments. Daily rates start at $295. To book, call (866) PRINCE-6 or visit

TRAVELWORM is offering a fourth night free for bookings at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort. Bookings must be made prior to Dec. 27 and must include a Sunday night stay. Bookings must be made using the Free Night code. Call (888) 700-8342 or visit

Hawaii Editor: Allan Seiden

Phone: (808) 734-4677

[email protected]

For promotional opportunities in the Hawaii E-letter, contact Debbie Joseph at [email protected].


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