HONOLULU -- Paradise Cruise moved its half-day Diamond Head Snorkel
and BBQ Cruise from the Starlet II to the newly renovated Starlet
The refurbished vessel holds more people -- between 350 and 400
-- than its predecessor and has a new food grill.
The Starlet I sails out of Honolulu Harbor for snorkeling and
shipboard dining off Waikiki.
This excursion isn't for everyone. The movement of the water can
prove frightening to youngsters unaccustomed to ocean swells.
Lifeguards are on duty, however, and floatation devices, fins,
masks, snorkels and boogie boards are available.
The half-day cruise runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Meanwhile, Paradise Cruise is working with the Bishop Museum to
provide a full day of Hawaiian culture for groups.
Corporate clients can combine the Hawaiian Cultural Cruise,
which includes lunch, hula and lei-making aboard the company's Star
of Honolulu, with a visit to either the Bishop Museum or the Hawaii
Maritime Center. The seven-hour excursion includes transportation
from Waikiki for a minimum of 30 passengers.
Prices are $75 per person for the Bishop Museum and $65 per
person for the Hawaii Maritime Center. Private rooms aboard the
Star are available for groups of 50 or more.
Individual rates for the cruise only are $49.95 per adult; 24.95
per child. Transportation from Waikiki is $9. All rates are
commissionable at 10%.
For information, call (800) 334-6191 or visit www.paradisecruises.com.