By Linda Lang
January 4, 2011
A new cruise through the Hawaiian Islands aboard the intimate 36-passenger, 145-foot Safari Explorer is being introduced in October by noted expedition cruise specialist AdventureSmith Explorations. Flexible itineraries include the 8-day “Hawaiian Seascapes” exploring the pristine areas of five islands that can only be accessed by sea. The 11-day “Hawaii’s Traditional Shores” delves deeper into island culture and the unique marine wildlife thriving in the island waters. With excursions guided by the ship’s skilled naturalists, focus of both cruises is upon the undeveloped, unspoiled pockets of paradise still found in the islands. The vessel’s nightly moorings in secluded bays and inlets make it easy to explore remote coves and shorelines by motor launch, kayak, paddle board, mountain bike and on foot. Vessel amenities include an on-deck hot tub, view sauna, complimentary massages, yoga classes, exercise equipment, full-beam swim step for ease in boarding the kayaks and inflatable shore boat, mountain bikes, well-stocked book and video library, and a bar fully stocked bar with premium wine, beer and spirits. All staterooms have viewing windows, memory foam mattresses, flat-screen TV/DVDs, and iPod docking stations. Rates begin at $4,995 per person, double occupancy. (800) 728-2875 or go to www.AdventureSmith-Explorations.com.