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September 4, 2009
From journal Oahu - Enjoying Our Return
Conway, South Carolina
November 14, 2006
The buffet offers open seating on the lower deck followed by a Polynesian Show.
Makahiki Buffet: With seating on the lower deck, you’ll enjoy a party atmosphere, seated at long picnic-style tables so that you can mingle with others. The all-you-can-eat buffet features spaghetti, grilled chicken, roast beef, steamed fish, an assortment of salads, rolls, an assortment of desserts, and one (1) standard cocktail (menu subject to change). Entertainment is an authentic Polynesian show to start, and to follow, a contemporary band for your dancing and partying pleasure.
After the cruise, enjoy a Polynesian extravaganza at the Magic of Polynesia, blending Polynesian song and dance with the mystifying illusions of internationally acclaimed illusionists, John Hirokawa or Michael Villoria! A myriad of contrasting and spellbinding illusions come to life against a Polynesian landscape backdrop with an original musical score and cultural dances of Hawaii and Polynesia.
From journal Hawaii Dream Vacation
September 15, 2005
From journal Fun in Oahu
Bayside, New York
May 30, 2003
Anyway, as we got out of the bus, we were greeted by the sight of a hula dancer on the sidewalk. Our guide mentioned that there would be a more cozy atmosphere on the upper deck for an extra $20, and after a quick eye consent between Chuck and I, we went for it. It was well worth it. The Ali’I Kai is an enormous catamaran that can hold upwards of 700 people. The buffet dinner includes a cocktail, an appetizer, a salad, an entrée, and totally decadent desserts. The cruise begins around 6pm or so, and by the time we returned, it was already quite dark. There was live music and an excellent singer who kept us entertained with a mix of modern soft rock and old favorites. Between courses, you can go on deck, and fill your lungs with delicious air as it rushes by your face. The view of the island is mesmerizing, and Diamond Head is always in sight.
Next to our table was a very young honeymooning couple. She had family in Hawaii and he was from Ecuador. We fell into conversation with them about the different things we had done and seen and vice versa.
Dinner was excellent: unlike the main deck, it is not served buffet style. Each course is brought to your table as the waiters gauge your readiness. I had the second best virgin piña colada in my life, the first one having been in Jamaica. Chuck had something that looked like a blue concoction of some sort with a cherry inside. Find below the dinner menu listing:
Fresh Nalo Greens with Ginger-Miso Dressing
Mini Pate en Croute
Twin Oriental Crusted Oahu Prawns with Wasabi-Lime Beurre Blanc Sauce
Exotic Mushroom Ravioli
Infused Asian Chili Oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Pulehu Filet of Tenderloin with Port Wine Sauce
Steamed Crab Legs with Lemon Butter
Shiitake Mashed Potato and Baby Vegetable Garnish
Chocolate Cappuccino Mousse Cake
With Mango and Strawberry Sauce Painting
And I will show you a picture of that mousse with strawberry drippings!
The dinner cruise ends with a Polynesian dance, performed very ably by two Hula dancers in their coconut bras and grass skirts. It’s a definite on your "to do" list in Honolulu.
From journal Hawaii is not just for Honeymooners!