Prepare for your Hawaiian cruise with movies and books
Start preparing for your cruise vacation long before you board the ship. CruiseExperts.com recommends some movies to watch and books to read to enhance your vacation to Hawaii. We believe the more you know about and recognize specific places, the better time you’ll have!
Check out the following movies, novels and guide books:
Film: “The Descendants”
Nominated for five Oscars, including best actor George Clooney, this movie is one of the year’s most inspiring travel films. It portrays the Hawaiian’s way of life and their obsession in protecting the natural landscape of their islands.
Film: “50 First Dates”
A romantic comedy with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore about a woman who suffers from short-term memory loss. He must make her fall in love with him all over again, every day. Filmed on Oahu’s east shore at the Sea Life Park which is a refuge for injured sea mammals.
Film: “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”
A romantic comedy staring Jason Segal, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand. In an effort to get over a devastating break-up, Peter (Segal) runs off to Hawaii to get away only to find out his ex-girlfriend and her new beau have also checked into the same resort. This movie was filmed on Oahu at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore.
Film: “Blue Crush”
Anne Marie, played by Kate Bosworth, has been surfing in Hawaii since she was a little girl. However, her love of the sport has fallen by the wayside after an accident nearly killed her. Now, she must push her fears aside, grab her board and prepare for one of the biggest competitions of her life. While watching this flick, you’ll undoubtedly be amazed at the gorgeous shots of the Aloha’s State world-renowned beaches.
Book (non-fiction): “Mark Twain in Hawaii: Roughing It in the Sandwich Islands, Hawaii in the 1860s” or ”Mark Twain’s Letters from Hawaii” – Mark Twain
History lovers will surely enjoy these novels. Mark Twain tells of his adventures while exploring Hawaii. Laugh as he talks about riding his horse to Oahu, gasp as he recounts walking into an active volcano’s crater and marvel at his descriptions of the island’s lush rainforests. Twain’s details mixed with his sense of humor make these a fun read.
Book (fiction): ”The Last Aloha” – Gaellen Quinn
2010 Winner for Best Historical Fiction. This story was based on true events on how Hawaii became part of America.
Book (fiction): ‘‘Hawaii: A Novel” or ”’Hawaii” by James A. Michener
Brings Hawaii’s history alive. Tells how the islands evolved from volcanoes, and how the Polynesians discovered their new home. Telling of ancient tradition, the impact of missionaries, the migration and how Hawaii became the 50th state.
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