10-Day Hawaiian Cruise
(Thurs.) Upon arrival you are greeted in the traditional Polynesian way—witha warm aloha and a lei of fresh flowers. Transfer to your hotel in Waikiki for atwo night stay. The remainder of your day is at leisure. The vast majority of the crew members also call Hawaii home and are excited to share their extensive knowledge of the islands with us Freestyle Cruising, you can dine where you want, when you want and wear what you want.
(Fri. & Sat.) Begin with a tour of PEARL HARBOR’S famous battleship row. Listen to a narration of the dramatic air attack of December 7, 1941, and visit the USS Arizona and the impressive MEMORIAL dedicated to the 1,102 men still entombed. You will also have an opportunity to visit the MUSEUM, an excellent way to learn about Pearl Harbor Day, the Japanese strategy and military craft, and the individuals involved in the attack. Then it’s on to Punchbowl National Cemetery and Honolulu Lookout. Other sights include Hawaii’s State Capitol, Royal ‘Iolani Palace, and the statue of Kamehameha the Great. Tomorrow free time for relaxing on the beach or in the hotel before boarding the Pride of America this evening for overnight cruising to Maui.
(Sun) Good morning and welcome to Maui. The Valley Isle has been voted the best island in the world—for six years in a row. This tropical paradise has itall: hundreds of spectacular beaches, cascading waterfalls, flourishing junglesbursting with color and birdsong, dramatic volcanic craters, and charming Hawaiian towns. You’ll agree that there’s nothing on earth quite like it. The next two days are free for you to enjoy at your leisure. Join one of the many excursions available, including a scenic journey through upcountry Maui to the top of the world’s largest dormant volcano, Haleakala—or a visit to The Maui Tropical Plantation and ‘Iao Valley. Arrive in Maui at 8 a.m. and overnight in Maui.
(Mon.) Another day in paradise offers you the flexibility to enjoy one of the manybeaches that surround Maui. For the early risers, consider an excursion to view Haleakala Crater at sunrise. This adventure takes you to the top of Haleakala volcano (“House of the Rising Sun”), rising more than 10,000 feet above sea level. You’ll marvel at the Crater’s eerie, lunar-like landscape of cinder cones and ancient lava formations. The view is absolutely amazing. Depart for Hilo at 6 p.m.
(Tues.) Larger than Hawaii’s other main islands combined, the “Big Island” of Hawaii is spectacularly diverse in both landscapes and activities. Pristine beaches, curious lava formations, the earth’s tallest sea mountain, and the world’s most continuously active volcano all make this island a completely unique adventure. The entire day is open to independent activities. You will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of shore excursions, including Volcanoes National Park and Rainbow Falls. Experience the 80-foot falls, which cascade into a circular pool in the Wailuku River and, as they hit the water below, rainbows often appear in the mist. Then experience the fascinating drive along the 11 mile Crater Rim to enjoy a unique view of this volcanic landscape. Arrive in Hilo at 8 a.m. and depart for Maui at 6 p.m. Once on board, there’s time to explore your home for the next seven nights. During your cruise adventure, you will have the freedom to choose from the many amenities on board. Anchors Aweigh! Ship departs at 6 P.M.
(Wed.) We arrive in Kona this morning. Kona offers the quintessential Hawaii experience. Sunny, warm weather and crystal blue waters entice visitors to partake in a variety of surfside fun. Snorkel amongst a kaleidoscope of tropical marine life.Take a surfing lesson, a kayaking trip or head out to deeper waters for some deepsea fishing. We recommend discovering the historic city of Kona along Hawaii’s beautiful sun-drenched Gold Coast. Your route will take you past ancient temples, fields ofcoffee and macadamia nuts, as well as breathtaking coastal scenery. Arrive in Kona at 8 a.m. and depart for Kauai at 6 p.m.
(Thu.) The Garden Isle of Kauai has a lush, rural feel and a laid-back lifestyle all its own. Named after the Wiliwili trees, whch once lined its picturesque harbor, this lovely port is your gateway to what any believe to be Hawaii’s most beautiful island.After all, it is Hawaii’s oldest island and, as first-born, has a legacy of paradise touphold. A trip around Kauai is a feast of tropical forest, cascading waterfalls, golden sand beaches, swaying palms, majestic mountains, and almost daily rainbows. A full day of activity awaits your participation. You may choose an excursion to enjoy the dramatic natural attraction of 2,857-foot-deep Waimea Canyon and a ride up the Wailua River to the famed Fern Grotto. Arrive at 8 a.m. and overnight.
(Fri.) Today is the perfect day to relax and enjoy the sandy beaches of Kauai or shop for last minute souvenirs before departing for Honolulu at 2 P.M.
(Sat.) Arrive in Honolulu at 7 a.m. Disembarkation usually begins two hours after docking. The trip ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.Transfers are provided to Honolulu International Airport. Overnight flight homearriving Sunday morning.