A Majestic Fourth of July
Celebrate Independence Day aboard the Majestic from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. An American-themed buffet will include fried chicken, grilled fish, barbecue pork sliders, sweet-and-sour spareribs, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, salad, biscuits, apple pie squares, fresh fruit and one select drink.
Cost is $164 for adults and $96 for children ages 7-12. Kids 6 and younger are free. The Sunset Appetizer Cruise (regular menu) will also be available that day for $89.
Other special-event cruises are planned for Halloween, Thanksgiving and whale season (late December through early April). Majestic is also available for birthdays, weddings, meetings and other private functions.
Island Style Buffet Cruise
>> Departs from: Pier 6, Honolulu Harbor >> Offered: Daily
>> Time: Check in by 5 p.m. The Majestic departs at 5:30 p.m. >> Cost: $109 for adults and $56 for children ages 7-12, including one select drink. Add crab legs for $20 more. There’s no charge for kids 6 and younger. If needed, complimentary transportation is provided between the pier and Waikiki for all cruises. Go to atlantis adventures.com/ kamaaina for current kamaaina rates. Other online discounts might be available.
>> Phone: 973-1311 on Oahu, 800-548-6262 from the other islands >> Email: ores@atlantis adventures.com >> Website: atlantis adventures.com >> Notes: Wear casual resort wear and bring a sweater or light jacket. Parking is in the lot next to Pier 6. Validation is available at the check-in counter; the first hour is free, the second and third hours are $2 each. Also available daily is the Sunset Appetizer Cruise, which includes an appetizer buffet and one select drink. Cost is $79 per person 13 and older (kids are welcome, but those 7-12 pay the full fare).
The Friday evening Fireworks Cruise is extended to 8:15 p.m. An additional $10 is charged for both the Appetizer and Island Style Buffet cruises. Atlantis also offers submarine tours off the coasts of Waikiki, Lahaina and Kona. Check the website for details.
From top: The cruise ship Majestic offers a Fireworks Cruise on Friday evenings. Guests gather in the lounge to enjoy hula and live music.
The Majestic’s buffet and dining areas. Below, the cruise ship sails past Diamond Head. At sunset, guests might glimpse the green flash, where the sun drops below the horizon. The atmosphere acts as a prism, refracting or bending the light into various colors, much the same way rainbows are formed. Since green light bends the most, more of that color is transmitted and therefore can be seen when conditions are right.