Tuesday, 3 December 2013


Newsletter - Dec.  2013

Vol. 2,  Issue #7

               Travel & Cruise News and Items of Interest
               A Newsletter from Rosswin Travel, Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC
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Hawaii here we come. Hawaii has a been on our bucket list for a couple of years and while studying for my Princess                         Commodore yearly exams I came across a mention of a 15 day cruse to Hawaii with a visit to each of the four ports                                         that the cruise ships can enter.   It is on the Grand Princess with five sea days going and five sea days coming back,                                         round trip from Vancouver, BC, a distance of 2, 703 miles As we love to just lounge on the ship the sea days will suit                                        us just fine.  The price was great and it did not take us long to secure an interior cabin.  We have been in a balcony                                           cabin on two of our cruises and barely used the balcony, certainly not worth the extra cost, at least for us.  We leave                                           the cabin in the morning and usually only return to change clothes or to sleep.  There are always activities to attend                                             and watch folks having fun doing what we wish were hd the courage to attempt.  We have not been on a cruise for                                                a couple of years and were due to go.  Admittedly the cruise is not until next October but the time will soon pass and                                          we will have something to look forward to. 
We thought about going to one of the islands for a vacation and then decided a cruise would give us an idea of the                                              different areas that comprise Hawaii.  We have a full day at most of the ports. If we like a particular Island then we                                            can always come back for a vacation and spend a few days or a week or more.  
If any one would like more information on this cruise please contact me at rosswin@shaw.ca


The following information & pictures are from the 
Princess Cruise Line web site.

The 4 ports we will be stopping at:

Kauai (Nawiliwili), Hawaii

The fourth largest island in the Hawaiian group, Kaua'i is known as the "Garden Island." The terrain ranges from the volcanic slopes of Mt. Waialeale and the desert-like beauty of Waimea Canyon to the Wailua River's lush Fern Grotto. Ironically this once isolated island was the site of the first meeting between Europeans and Hawaiians. On January 19, 1778, Captain James Cook anchored his ships off the mouth of the Waimea River, becoming the first in a long line of enthusiastic visitors.

Kaua'i was never conquered by the great warrior King Kamehameha.

take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC

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