Norwegian Cruise Line announced to all booked guests that the Pride of America will alter its Hawaii itinerary on all Hawaii Inter-Island cruises scheduled to take place in 2024. Sail & Sustain environmental program is driving the change, which affects one port call.
Pride of America: Longer stay in Kauai
In 2024, Norwegian Cruise Line will offer more time in Nawiliwili, Kauai, which is the final destination of all 7-day Hawaii Inter-Island cruises aboard Pride of America. It sails roundtrip from Honolulu with 2,186 guests.
Norwegian Cruise Line wrote in a notice to cruise guests that it will extend the overnight call, so that guests can spend more time enjoying the destination. From January 6, 2024, to December 28, 2024, all departures will be affected by the change.
Throughout the company’s operations, Sail & Sustain promotes sustainable practices, which include fuel and energy conservation, waste reduction, recycling, and waste reduction.
As Norwegian stated in its guest notice, “We are committed to providing the best vacations at sea and exceptional guest experiences while also making a positive impact on the environment and society.”. We are continually looking for ways to reduce our overall carbon footprint as part of our global sustainability program, Sail & Sustain.”
There is lush vegetation, mountains, and beaches on Kauai, also known as the Garden Island of Hawaii. Naviliwili Harbor is the main port on the island. Pride of America guests can enjoy shore excursions such as a luau and pig roast, as well as guided tours of natural attractions such as the 3,000-foot-deep Waimea Canyon and the Wailua River.
Reducing carbon footprints
Sail & Sustain policies caused Norwegian Cruise Line to deviate from a published schedule in the past. Norwegian Sky announced in late February that its sailing on June 8, 2023 will take guests on a significantly different itinerary.
According to the cruise line’s global sustainability program, the ports of call and port stays during the 10-day cruise from Miami were adjusted.
In an email notice to guests, Norwegian stated, “We aim to reduce our overall carbon footprint by 2050, and recently committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our operations and value chain.”. Our arrival and departure times have been optimized to support this mission.”
The Sail & Sustain policy does not necessarily affect all adjustments. Another port of call was canceled and another was extended during Norwegian Epic’s March 19, 2023 departure, also announced in February.