• An illuminating excursion to the top of Maui's Haleakala

    2 monthes ago - By Travel Weekly

    It's a rare shore excursion that starts at 2:45 a.m., and for a while, I wasn't at all sure the early reveille was worth it.About 50 of us gathered bleary-eyed on a pier in Kahului, on the Hawaiian island of Maui, where the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Pride of America was docked. At that hour, the majority of our fellow passengers were peacefully dozing.We were the fools who had signed up for a sunrise visit to the dominant geological feature on Maui, the 10,000-foot peak of the Haleakala volcano.The $119 excursion seemed like a good idea at the time I signed up, and there were plenty of...
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