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Rental Cars from NCL Cruise

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Rental Cars from NCL Cruise

We're cruising on NCL next summer and were told it's better to rent a car and tour on our own. Does anyone know about rental agencies that are at the piers where we dock? Or do we have to take a cab to one? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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We were on the Pride of America last summer and rented cars on each island. The major car rental companies are not at the pier, but they do shuttle their customers to the airport to pick up a car. While we did not rent with them (we searched for the lowest price on travelocity) we thought that Budget had the best pier to airport pick up and drop off (they came by four times in Kauai before Alamo picked us up).

A few tour recommendations - through NCL we did the Kona Captain Zodiac tour - one of the best tours we have taken on any trip. It is a snorkeling trip. They use smaller boats so you can get into some unique areas - and the tour guide was great fun. On our own we did the helicopter tour on Kauai with Inter Island Helicopter tours. We did the 2-horu tour which was absolutely unbelievable - on the pricey side, but a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us.

I would receommend you read the Revealed Series books - there is one per island - it is an excellent resource for self-guided tours and must see places.

Have a great trip.

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I would become a blue chip member and go with thrifty. They pick you up at the pier and as a member there is very little paperwork. You will be on your way in no time and it is the best way to see the islands.

PL :)

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Thanks Gordo & Pitrate Lady, that's exactly what I needed to know. Any other great tips on tours (or anything on the cruise) is greatly appreciated!

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