Dear Captain Bolton,
My three daughters and I were on the Saturday Battle Tour (May 2nd) aboard the Hawaiian Chieftain. We had a great time despite the rainy weather. Fortunately, the rain stopped right at the time of the battle, which was PERFECT! The crew was wonderful - personable, professional, and making sure the passengers were comfortable and having a good time. The ship's steward let two of my girls assist with manning the starboard ropes/rigging. She was fantastic, explaining in detail what they were doing and how they helped to "steer the boat". Needless to say, my girls had a blast! As you may recall, we had the "perfect storm" hit on Saturday where a record amount of rain fell in a very short time. Again, the crew was very quick to ensure all passengers were taken below deck for the most comfort in this very unusual weather situation.
My girls and I love to travel and we schedule all sorts of trips and events - and this was one of the best experiences we've had! I cannot express enough how impressed I was with the vessel, the trip and especially the captain and wonderful crew.
Thank you so much for the wonderful adventure for my family.
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