Hawaii Superferry returns to service after Coast Guard inspection

The following is the text of a press release issued Feb. 17 by Hawaii Superferry:


(HONOLULU) – Hawaii Superferry announced today that the Alakai is resuming service between O‘ahu and Maui beginning February 18, 2009, as scheduled, after completing the annual maintenance inspection and U.S. Coast Guard recertification process.

“We’re sailing on Wednesday,†said Hawaii Superferry President and CEO Tom Fargo. “The annual inspection went very smoothly, and we’re geared up to continue service for the people of Hawaii for 2009. Plus we plan to have a steady stream of special offers through the spring.â€

Right now, customers have until February 18, 2009 to book the following offers for travel through August 31, 2009:

Book roundtrip travel for 4 passengers + car and 2 of the passengers go FREE*
Book roundtrip travel for 1 motorcycle + passenger and a 2nd motorcycle + passenger go FREE*
Book roundtrip travel for 2 passengers and a 3rd passenger goes FREE*
* Some restrictions apply.

Call 1-877-HI-FERRY (1-877-443-3779) to book these specials. Not available through online booking.

Hawaii Superferry’s ship, the Alakai, seats up to 800 passengers and carries approximately 200 vehicles. Visit http://www.HawaiiSuperferry.com for more information and arrival and departure times.

By Professional Mariner Staff