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Place to park car overnight near the Kahului cruise terminal

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Place to park car overnight near the Kahului cruise terminal

My family and I will be on an NCL cruise early July. It docks two days in Kahului. We want a rental car for those two days, but are unsure if there is a safe place to park the car overnight while we are on the ship. Any thoughts?

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1. Re: Place to park car overnight near the Kahului cruise terminal

They have an arrangement with the mall across the street from the harbor.

I'd go to Cruise Critic and see what people have been saying.

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2. Re: Place to park car overnight near the Kahului cruise terminal

What is the name of the mall in question? I am not savvy with the cruise critic site and cannot seem to find info there.

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3. Re: Place to park car overnight near the Kahului cruise terminal

Don’t you have some sort of cruise information contact or concierge to use after you book? I think it’s Maui Mall, but you’d need to contact the cruise in order to access the special parking privileges anyway.

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4. Re: Place to park car overnight near the Kahului cruise terminal

Yes, it's the Maui Mall. But as Teri said, you have to work with the cruise people to get the 'deal'.

Don't leave ANYTHING in the car, at the mall or along drives like the Road to Hana and to different beaches. Car break ins are fairly common and are usually because people left stuff in the car. Don't park, get out, put stuff in the trunk-and then walk away, either. You just gave the creeps a preview.

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5. Re: Place to park car overnight near the Kahului cruise terminal

I asked the cruise people about parking in Maui near the cruise terminal. They basically said there was none. They recommend parking at the airport public parking lot.

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6. Re: Place to park car overnight near the Kahului cruise terminal

Thanks for the tip on not leaving anything in the car. Is car theft a problem in Maui. I was thinking of renting a luxury car since I get car sick on long drives, but maybe I shouldn't. Maybe I should stay with a regular car which will not get attention?

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7. Re: Place to park car overnight near the Kahului cruise terminal

Too bad the arrangement with the mall hasn't worked out. The rental agencies prob ruled it out after a while.

A luxury size rental will be a BIG car. If you are going to do the Road to Hana, it will be awkward. As for getting attention, the rentals are easily identified by their license plates and RFID tags. So every car type is easy to pick out, sorry!

Cars don't get stolen from tourists so much as broken into.

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8. Re: Place to park car overnight near the Kahului cruise terminal

Thanks for your reply. So can you advise what kind of car is most ideal. We were thinking of doing the road to Hana day 1 and the Haleakala National Park day 2.

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9. Re: Place to park car overnight near the Kahului cruise terminal

The kind of car closest to what you usually drive.

I say that because I see a lot of people trying to "manage" cars they aren't used to. Parking, driving on the narrow stretches, and steering can be very difficult for them.

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10. Re: Place to park car overnight near the Kahului cruise terminal

Book the smallest car you will be comfortable driving. Distances are not huge and you will be driving slowly most of the time - rarely more than 45 mph and much less on the RTH and Haleakala

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