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NCL America welcomes the largest U.S. Flagged ship ever built,
Pride of Hawaii, to its fleet in April. Pride of Hawaii will join
Pride of Aloha and Pride of America in offering seven-day,
interisland cruises. In an ongoing effort to deliver an authentic
Hawaiian experience, NCL America has also announced a partnership
with several more Hawaii-based companies.
The line’s newest partners include Maui-based Roselani Ice
Cream, Kona Brewing Company, Hawaii Taro Company, Pacific Biodiesel
and Aloha Recycling.
The new relationships will enable NCL America’s guests to enjoy
quality ice cream made with homegrown ingredients such as Kona
coffee and Macadamia nuts; Hawaii’s finest handcrafted ales and
lagers from the state’s largest brewery; and delicious, meatless
Taro burgers made from the indigenous Hawaiian plant.
NCL America has also chosen to work with Hawaii-based companies
to recycle materials used onboard. Through Pacific Biodiesel, NCL
America is recycling its used cooking oils to make a renewable,
environmentally friendly fuel and the brand is also recycling its
plastics with Aloha Recycling.
NCL America already has relationships within the Hawaii farming
community to offer Maui-grown tomatoes, Maui Brand Natural Cane
Sugar from Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) and
Hawaiian Gold pineapple from the Maui Land & Pineapple Company
on board all of its Hawaii-based vessels. NCL America also plans to
buy home-grown broccoli, romaine lettuce, cabbage, squash and green
beans from the Maui Farmers Cooperative Exchange.
NCL America owns Polynesian Adventure Tours which provides tour
and transfer services for passengers. The brand also works with
various shore-side travel and service providers to book
accommodations, tours and activities for its guests. Some of the
line’s current partners include Maui Divers, Hilo Hattie, Arnott
Tours and Kapohokine Adventures.