Cruise lines are dropping sailings to Hawaii in 2008. According to this USA Today article, 469 cruise ships are expected to sail to the Big Island, but next year that number will drop to 310. I’m sad to see that less cruise passengers will have the opportunity to see the Big Island and even sadder that this reduction will impact local employment.
If you are toying with the thoughts of a vacation in Molokai, maybe you should read this article from the Seattle Times. The article describes the mixed feelings Molokai has towards tourism and visitors.