News Staff Admin
posted on May 07, 2012 13:06
Hawaii hoping Disney Wonder boosts tourism
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and the whole Disney gang pulled into port in Honolulu Sunday as part of the Disney Wonder's inaugural voyage to the Hawaiian Islands.
"We've been in operation for nearly a decade and when our guests found out this cruise was going to Hawaii it sold out quickly," said Christian Abbot, Disney Wonder Cruise Director.
The ship is on a special 15-night cruise that stopped in Hilo, Kahului and Honolulu and now heads to Nawiliwili on Kauai, giving guests the chance to explore the second happiest place on Earth.
"We just did a waterfall hike, we were on Maui, took the road to Hana, the day before that we were in Hilo," said Nikki Flack, passenger from Utah.
The Disney Wonder brought in 2,700 passengers and 950 crew members, all eager to sightsee and spend during their stop-overs.
"We're going to head out and do Pearl Harbor and then head into Waikiki do some shopping and grab some food," said Rick Flack, passenger from Utah. "Hawaii is a great place to spend money."