American Safari Cruises’ 36-passenger Safari Explorer received a traditional Hawaiian blessing on the island of Molokai on October 25 before departing on the company’s first Hawaiian voyage the following day (Hawaiian cultural advisors from Maui, Lanai, Molokai and the Big Island were invited to attend).
The boutique ship will sail a series of seven-and 10-night active cruises this season with flexible itineraries focused on the eastern-most Hawaiian Islands. Itineraries are unstructured so as to facilitate wildlife viewing, with onboard naturalists providing guided excursions ashore and at sea. Passengers can also explore the islands by foot, kayak, paddleboard, sailboat, mountain bike and on motorised skiff excursions.
The vessel has a guest-crew ratio of two to one and fares include excursions, transfers, meals, fine wine, premium spirits and microbrews and all port charges, taxes and fees.
Safari Explorer will sail 24 voyages through to May 2012.