Kona was a tender port for the Legend Of The Seas. The tendering process was a mess. We waited in the lobby for three hours before making our way onto a tender. The crew didn’t fill each tender boat. Some left half empty. They were also inept at loading the tenders. They gave quite a few weak excuses like they didn’t realize the tide would be low (really? That’s a confidence builder). Passengers were understandably upset.
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Hulihee Palace was built in 1838 by Governor John Adams Kuakini, a companion of Kamehameha I and one of the first chiefs to take up western ways. Built of coral, lava rock and native woods, it was handsomely furnished. Hulihee became the Kailua residences of Princess Ruth, Governess of Hawaii. King Kalakaua redecorated it for use as his summer palace and later it belonged to Prince Jonah Kalanianaole, Hawaiian delegate to congress. In need of repairs for several years, the palace was restored by The Daughters Of Hawaii in 1927 for use as a museum.