Posted by: Gary Guertin | February 1, 2017

12. World Cruise–Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii–Jan. 26-27, 2017 (Post 1 of 2)

Hi All, (Written Jan. 29, 2017)

We had two days in Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii and a major thriving city.  It has over 400 high rises. For those of you are interested in history, Honolulu traces its roots back to the 11th century when the Polynesians (Tahiti,etc.) arrived in their native canoes and settled the islands.

We decided to spend the first day at the local Starbucks to take care of all our internet and phone needs.  I’m going to use two posts to cover Honolulu, because on the second day I visited the Pear Harbor Memorial, Susy not wanting to view the sad remains of Dec. 7, 1941.

As usual, the morning of our arrival I shot several photos of the port from the ship:

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Holland American seems to have a lot of pull in Hawaii because we were docked at Pier 10, the main pier, right in the heart of Honolulu, next to the famous Aloha Clock Tower, one of the cities famous landmarks.

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The Pier’s welcome sign:

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Here’s a close up of the Aloha Clock Tower:

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As we left the ship, the ships port sign:

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As we walked out, we stepped right in front of a statue I remembered from 2008 when we were here last:

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Today:

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Here’s one last one from 2008:

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Back to our first day, here’s a look at the beautiful trees you see all over Hawaii:

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After our internet and phone time at the local Starbucks, you can’t keep Susy away from shopping, so we hopped a bus and headed out to the "Largest Open-Air Shopping Center" in the world, Ala Moana:DSC01321

Oh! in case you didn’t understand that sign:

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Just a look at the central court of the shopping center, which cover many blocks, having over 400 stores (including a Macy’s for Susy):

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The day wasn’t over, because back at the ship we prepared for an evening of Hawaiian food and entertainment.  Here’s Susy at one of the ships pool side stands:

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On the ships big stage that evening we had a wonderful Hawaiian show:

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and the young Hawaiian dancers were great:

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That ends the day and this post, but in my second post I’ll cover day 2 and my wonderful visit to Pearl Harbor.

Love You All,

Gary (alias Gagu)

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  1. ME ENCANTÓ ESTE PRIMER BLOG.
    BESOS
    ADELA


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