On Thursday, we arrived at Kauai...my personal favorite! Our room was at the port side this time, so the other side gives much better views of the ocean and island. Once again, there were free shuttles to Kmart, Hilo Hatties, and Walmart. Another nice shopping area here is called Anchor Cove Shops. I enjoyed this area, as there were a variety of shops. There were again, free shuttles to the beach, so no need to pay to go to the beach. We ordered lunch from room service, and it was nice. There was a fair variety, and quite convenient. We did tip the person that brought the food. At about 4:00pm, we caught the bus to take us over to the ships Luau. You get there sooner if you choose the 1st train trip, as they must get you to the plantation 1st! We were greeted with a flower lei. We did take the train tour, and it was pretty scenery. We then went over and found our table at the Luau. There was an open bar available, and also soft drinks. The dinner and show were very organized and pretty good. My mom wasn't crazy about the food, but I enjoyed trying the native things. There were a few vendors set up around the plantation before the show, and there were hand made items available for purchase. This Luau was nice, and included transportation, so we didn't need to rent a car. Back on the ship, my sister participated in a "game show" called "Match maker". She had been asked earlier in the week by a crew member, to join the show. It was fun to watch, but she wasn't chosen. On Friday, we were still on Kauai, and took our second tour with Roberts tours. This is the one that we chose when we changed our plans earlier in the week due to weather. This excursion included the Hanalei valley. We saw places where films had been made such as South Pacific and Blue Hawaii. We went to a pretty beach area, and viewed several places that were considered sacred to the natives. It was a beautiful tour of a beautiful island. This tour is what made me like this island the best. When I was here before, my husband and I took a tour via a fixed wing plane, called "Wings over Kauai". It seems that it was about $100 per person, which was very reasonable compared to the ships expensive air excursions! Check around, and make plans BEFORE you get on the ship, and you will save money!! As we pulled away from port, our balcony was a great place to view the NaPali coast. It can only be viewed from the air or a boat, as it is very rugged land. Again, we saw whales, which was a nice suprise!! Our bags were packed and ready to leave outside the door, as was requested.