The Pride of America docked in Nawiliwili Harbor, on the island’s southeast coast, near the town of Lihue.
We hopped on the Harbor Trolley to the beaches of Kalapaki Bay. We enjoyed the refreshing water, the sandy beach and watching boats coming and going.
We stopped in at Kalapaki Joe’s for drinks.
After a morning in Nawiliwili Kauai, we headed back to the ship for a relaxing afternoon. The ship was hosting a sail away barbecue pool party, as we sailed out of Kauai, we went poolside and enjoyed the live music from the ships band “The Wave.” After awhile we moved from a table to the lounge chairs and the pool. We had a great waitress, who keep our drinks full, even when we were in the pool. No need to get out and go to the bar, she was right there checking on us, calling us by our names. Like I said she was REALLY GOOD! The guys gave her a huge tip for her hard work. After “The Wave” finished Toby Beau took the stage to do a tribute to Jimmy Buffet. It was a great relaxing afternoon of drinks, music and a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” in “Margaritaville.”
Later as we sailed along we came upon a storm. We stood on our balcony and watched as the rain moved in and as we passed it a rainbow appeared.
The Napali Coast nourishes the soul. Kauai’s famous coastline is truly majestic, featuring emerald-green pinnacles towering along the shoreline for 17-miles. Located on the North Shore of Kauai, the Napali Coast features panoramic views of the vast Pacific Ocean, velvet green cliffs and cascading waterfalls plummeting into deep, narrow valleys. The rugged terrain appears much as it did centuries ago. As we sailed along the Napali Coast, the ship had a local resident onboard to give commentary on the history and current day facts about this amazing part of Kauai. The ship actually sailed the coast going both directions so that guests could participate from their stateroom balcony or other parts of the ship and not have everyone crowding one side of the ship.
We celebrated birthdays on this cruise. Lupe’s on the 1st, Fred’s on the 8th and Steve’s on the 27th. The ships do cakes for birthdays and anniversaries.
Our last night on board, a wine toast, cheesecake and Coconut soufflé for dessert.