Friday, 3 June 2011

American Safari Cruises Ready For Hawaii Debut


Hawaii-bound holiday-makers have an extra incentive to book an inter-island yacht cruise aboard American Safari Cruises’ 36-guest Safari Explorer in the next month or so. To celebrate its inaugural season in the islands, the line is offering a $150/person travel credit for reservations made before July 29.

Sailing week-long or 10-night active, adventure itineraries between Maui and the Big Island from November 2011 through April 2012, the all-inclusive Explorer visits the islands of Moloka’i, Lana’i and Molokini.

The $150 travel credit is intended to help guests defray air costs to the Hawaiian Islands where they will embark on their adventure cruise.

Flexible yacht itineraries focus on the leeward side of the eastern-most Hawaiian Islands. The unstructured itinerary allows time for seeking wildlife such as Manta rays, dolphins and humpback whales. Outfitted for active adventures, the yacht’s well-stocked water sports equipment includes kayaks, paddle boards, snorkelling gear, wet suits, sailboats and inflatable skiffs for up-close excursions. Guided snorkelling tours are a highlight throughout the trip. Two knowledgeable expedition leaders guide hiking and kayaking tours. Bicycles are also available for guest use on Moloka’i and Lana’i.

Fares start at $4,995 for the seven-night cruise and $6,495 for the 10-night voyage, both per person, double occupancy. Itineraries feature exclusive excursions and include all from-the-yacht activities and equipment; transfers; exquisite meals; fine wine, premium spirits and microbrews; and all port charges, taxes and fees. An all-American crew has a guest-crew ratio of 2 to 1 and includes Hawaii residents who have personal knowledge of the islands.

For more info, visit www.americansafaraicruises.com or contact the UK's adventure-cruise specialists of The Cruise Line Ltd.