After a flight across the Pacific arrive at Honolulu airport where you are warmly welcomed with a fragrant fresh flower lei. Tonight, join your Tour Manager and traveling companions at a welcome dinner. (Dinner)
Our Hawaiian cruise adventure begins with a tour of cosmopolitan Honolulu with its tropical ambiance and one of the world’s best beaches, Waikiki. We visit Pearl Harbor and the stirring USS Arizona Memorial, a monument to the men and women who lost their lives during the historic events of December 7, 1941. As see Punchbowl National Cemetery, the impressive Iolani Palace and the King Kamehameha Statue. Later, we board Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Pride of America where a welcome aboard dinner awaits. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Our first port of call is at Kahului on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Known as “The Valley Isle,” Maui’s natural wonders will set your spirit free. Optional excursions here include the lush Iao Valley, where the famed “Battle of Kepaniwai” took place in 1790, or to Haleakala National Park with its 27,000 acres on the mountain of Haleakala, a massive volcano that is at the heart of Maui’s torso. The Observation Center located here provides a birds-eye view of the enormous crater and the surrounding area. Be sure to visit the historic town of Lahaina which offers a wide variety of boutiques and cafes along the famous Front Street. (All Meals on Board)
The Pride of America brings us to the east side of the Big Island to the port of Hilo. Take an optional trip to the island’s most popular attraction, Volcanoes National Park where you’ll encounter the earth’s most primal forces. See this active volcano spew plumes of steam into the atmosphere and look for molten rock from ongoing lava flows. You may also spend time in the city of Hilo or visit beautiful Akaka Falls. (All Meals on Board)
The next island we call at is the Big Island of Hawaii. The Kailua- Kona region is known for its beautiful stretch of bays, fishing villages, tropical rainforests and coffee plantations. On an optional tour you can explore the Kona Coast and snorkel the pristine waters of Kealakekua Bay, visit the only seahorse farm in the U.S., or climb aboard the Atlantis Submarine, the most technologically advanced passenger submarine in the world. (All Meals on Board)
Our cruising brings us to Kauai, “The Garden Isle.” Encompassing roughly 550 square miles, Kauai is the oldest and most northerly of the Hawaiian Islands. An optional excursion here will include a relaxing scenic cruise on the Wailua River to visit Fern Grotto. Another is a visit to Waimea Canyon. At 10 miles long and more than 3,500 feet deep, Waimea Canyon was described by Mark Twain as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” (All Meals on Board)
After disembarking in Honolulu, a group transfer brings us to the airport for our flights home after 12:00 p.m. Fly through the night and return home in the morning. (Breakfast)
Holiday Inn Beachcomber, Honolulu, Oahu
Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Pride of America
Add $510 for port charges, government and fees, which are subject to change.
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Rooms for the night before the tour are available.
Cost for a room in Honolulu is $349, tax included.