Hawaii & South Pacific
Practice your hula & pack your bathing suit for this sun-drenched cruise through the tropical islands & sun kissed beaches of Hawaii. Behold this South Pacific paradise by land & sea as you disembark for leisurely shore excursions in Honolulu, Kahului, Hilo, Kona & Kauai. Spot playful whales, tour a pineapple plantation, take Tahitian dance lessons, feast at a luau, enjoy Polynesian cultural performances, try your hand at traditional arts & crafts, dine on mouth-watering meals, sunbathe on tropical beaches – or simply sit on deck & enjoy doing nothing at all! Personalize your getaway with a tour of Pearl Harbour or volcano helicopter ride for the perfect Hawaiian holiday!
Cruise departs every Saturday.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.
Take a 120-mile adventure around the island of Oahu with the grand circle island tour, and then enjoy a visit to the historic Dole pineapple plantation. The ancient and colourful land of Hawaii offers plenty of surprises for visitors, and this action-packed tour takes in all the main sites of Oahu island in just a single day. Pass by famous surfing beaches, spot the Amelia Earheart Lookout, established on Diamond Head to commemorate the world's first solo flight from Hawaii to North America, and see the powerful blowhole at Hanauma Bay. Sandy Beach and Makapuu Point are both paradise beaches with incredible white sand and a turquoise ocean so clear it seems to glow. You will also get a chance to snap some pictures at the Nuuanu Pali Lookout, and visit the picturesque Byodo-In Temple located at the base of stunning 2,000-foot lush green cliffs, as well as the distinctly shaped Chinaman's Hat. Finally, enjoy a trip to the Dole Plantation, Hawaii's complete pineapple experience. Here you can take the Pineapple Express Train Tour, explore the lush plantation gardens and learn about the history of pineapple cultivation and agriculture in Hawaii. This colourful tour with a sweet twist is an ideal way to get to know beautiful Oahu.
Meet your driver for a private port transfer.
Welcome aboard!Take some time to get settled into your cabin, and explore the facilities on your cruise ship. Your welcome dinner this evening will be a perfect opportunity to meet some of your fellow cruisemates.
Port charges are included in your itinerary.
Kahului is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Maui, in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Kahului is not generally considered a tourist destination itself, but does feature the Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum, Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary, Kanaha Beach County Park, and the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. The port of Kahului admits cruise ship guests for excursions into the island of Maui.
Today your ship remains moored at Kahului until departure at 6:00 PM. Explore the island of Maui today from Kahului, an island rich in coral reefs, rainforest, volcanic peaks, beaches and waterfalls. There is much to discover here.
Hilo is a town on the Big Island of Hawaii. The county seat and largest city in Hawaii County, Hilo is the one of the best starting points to explore the eastern half of the island, including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Most Downtown Hilo stores are located along the "Bayfront", or Kamehameha Avenue. Many of the activities that are available are strictly daytime, and focus on the ocean. Surf culture is big, and boards may be rented from Orchidland Surf, located in the Bayfront district.
Kona is famous for sportfishing, snorkeling, sunsets and coffee. It means “leeward” in Hawaiian. The northern portion of the Kona side of the Big Island is also known as the Kohala district. The weather and ocean conditions can be vastly different on each side of the island depending on the time of year and the predominant trade winds.
Kauai, the "Garden Isle," is home to several natural wonders, such as the Wailua River, Waimea Canyon, and the Na Pali Coast. Mount Waialeale is known as one of the rainiest spots in the world. Po`ipu, on the south side, is the major visitor destination for the island, with abundant sun and much resort development. Most of the major hotel/resort chains, such as Hyatt, Hilton, and Sheraton, have their main Kauai resorts in Po`ipu. Lihu`e, on the island's southeast side, is the civic and commercial center of the island, host to the island's main airport, county offices, and largest shopping mall (Kukui Grove Center). Kapa`a, on the east side, about a 20 minute drive north of Lihu`e, is the largest population center on the island. It anchors what is known as the Coconut Coast.
With your ship moored at Kauai until departure at 2:00 PM today, you have the morning to explore the area at leisure. One thing you'll likely notice is the thousands of wild chickens across the island, which were initially brought as food by the first Polynesian inhabitants.
This morning you'll arrive back at Honolulu where you will bid farewell to your fellow cruisemates, and disembark from your ship.
Situated steps from the Waikiki Beach, the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel (4*) offers luxury and comfort on the Island of Oahu. The hotel has 601 guestrooms and the interiors include exotic woods and Hawaiian-print accents, 42-inch plasma HDTV multimedia monitors, premium mattresses and bedding. Facilities include complimentary access to the hotel's fully equipped Precor® by Hilton fitness center, a spacious sundeck which includes a pool bar, Jacuzzi, and heated outdoor swimming pool. High-speed Internet in guestrooms is available for a small fee and complimentary wireless Internet access in the lobby, public areas & pool deck.
Come aboard Pride of America for the best way to island hop Hawaii. From the moment you step into the Capitol Atrium, with its soaring Tiffany-glass dome and grand staircase, you’ll know this is a spectacular cruise ship. Cruise America’s paradise in style, with 14 restaurants and 9 bars and lounges, excellent family accommodations, spacious suites and lots of balconies – perfect for whale watching, witnessing Kilauea Volcano or taking in the dramatic views of the Napali Coast. From traditional fine dining to endless buffets with custom-order action stations, there is a host of delicious options included in your cruise fare. For an additional cover charge, you’ll have access to a world of possibilities including gourmet French, Japanese teppanyaki and an upscale steakhouse – 14 different dining options in all. Flexible accommodations ranging from the affordable to the over-the-top opulence of Suites – cruising year round in Hawaii. Wireless Internet access is available in all public areas, 24 hours a day.
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