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Unlock the Magic of Maui
by Roy Witman © 2009

Look around and you'll soon discover why Maui, Hawaii is named “The Magic Isle.” From sea to sky, two things will be mainstays on Maui: You'll use your camera constantly and you'll find yourself saying, “Wow!” frequently.

Natural Beauty

If approaching by ship, you'll likely spend a great deal of time on deck admiring Maui from afar. Princess Cruises and others will escort you across the Pacific Ocean and up to the remarkable port. As lush, watermelon palm trees sway in the warm breeze, you'll notice two distinct natural wonders: The towering 10,000-foot Haleakala Crater and the award-winning beaches.

Situated amidst Haleakala National Park is the largest dormant volcano in the world: Haleakala Crater. One of the favorite local and tourist pastimes is to wake early and drive or climb to the top of the crater and watch the sunrise. What makes this observation point so special? Because of its enormous height, you're above the clouds. Talk about a sight to remember!

As you walk around the summit, it's as if you're stepping on clouds. Few other sites in the world are as amazing as this. It's a must-see adventure while visiting Maui.

When you come back down to earth, you'll find natural wonders in the opposite direction as well. With 81 beaches - many award-winning - sun and sand are another local pastime. You'll have complimentary entertainment from native Humpback whales during your relaxing visit to area beaches.

As you lounge in the sun, you'll be impressed by the Humpbacks swimming and jumping offshore. Approximately 3,000 of these king-sized beasts troll the waters off the Maui coast each winter.

From surfing off Honolua Bay to walking the trail in Iao Valley to world-class golf and underground pools, Maui is quick to amaze guests with her natural beauty.

The Whaling Port of Lahaina

Originally a rugged whaling port filled with sailors and grog shops, Lahaina is now a delight for visitors thanks to numerous art galleries and restaurants. While you're in Lahaina, make a trip to see the world's oldest Banyan tree - more than 60 feet tall and spanning more than an acre. Then top off your stay with a traditional seaside luau. Relish in the sights, sounds and tastes of this legendary Hawaiian celebration filled with dancing, exceptional food and upbeat music.

The Upcountry

Ever seen a Hawaiian cowboy? You can when you venture to the upcountry. Rich volcanic soil makes for excellent farming. When you move to higher (and cooler) ground, you'll find paniolos (Hawaiian cowboys) along with onions, wine grapes and other delicacies. Visits to eclectic shops, botanical gardens and luscious restaurants round out your day in the upcountry.

From seasides to mountaintops and sailors to cowboys, Maui puts a unique twist on the traditional to deliver something truly magical for every guest. Make arrangements today to travel via Princess or other cruise lines for an adventure that won't soon be forgotten.

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