Sunday 13 March 2011

American Safari Offers Holiday Cruises in Hawaiian Islands

M/Y Safari Explorer carries just 36 guests

American Safari Cruises is offering two week-long Hawaii holiday cruises between Maui and the Big Island during its inaugural season in the islands. The flagship, the 36-guest luxury yacht Safari Explorer, begins cruising in the Hawaiian Islands in October. The holiday cruises depart Dec. 19 and Dec. 27.

On the Dec. 19 cruise from Maui to the Big Island, the yacht will be decked out in holiday decorations. The Dec. 27 cruise from the Big Island to Maui will anchor off Lanai, the smallest inhabited island in Hawaii, on New Year’s Eve.

Both cruises will explore Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Molokini and The Big Island. Outfitted for active adventures, the yachts carry kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling gear, wet suits, a sailboat and a tube for thrilling rides behind the skiff. Two expedition leaders guide hiking and kayaking tours. Bicycles are also available for guest use.

The Safari Explorer has an on-deck hot tub, sauna, exercise equipment, a wine library and a large-screen TV in the main salon. Cuisine is prepared with fresh local ingredients, and the complimentary bar offers premium spirits, fine wines and microbrews. All staterooms offer Tempur-pedic mattresses, flat-screen TV/DVD players and iPod docks. Upper category staterooms feature Jacuzzi tubs; suites have private step-out balconies. The guest-crew ratio is 2 to 1, with an all-American crew that includes two professional naturalists, masseuse and captain.

Prices start at $5,695 per person, double occupancy, and include transfers, port fees and taxes and all activities except optional excursions. For more information, call 888-862-8881 or visit

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