Hawaii’s Blue Isles
9 Days / 8 Nights
Departure Date: November 13-21
Tour Code: HAWA90
Begin your tropical vacation with your fellow travelers as Lamers gathers up tour members en route to Chicago’s O’Hare airport for our included flight to Honolulu. For this almost exclusive cruise vacation feel free to pack festive clothes, as there are gala dinners for some dining options or just go completely casual. There are no strict clothing rules on board the ship. In the main restaurants only swimwear and shorts are not desired. We’ll arrive on the island late evening and be transferred to our hotel for a much needed overnight at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach.
DAY TWO — B
After a good night’s sleep we wake up in paradise and begin our day late morning with time to enjoy breakfast at the hotel. A local guide will meet us at the hotel early afternoon to acquaint us with the city and life in these isles as we drive past blue oceans and city landmarks. With time to explore briefly on your own later this afternoon, we’ll gather our luggage and be transferred to our home for the next cruise days, the cruise ship, Pride of America by Norwegian. The ship, built in 2005 in Bremerhaven, Germany was completely renovated in 2016.
On board there are numerous bars and restaurants offering culinary delights from all over the world. The Pride of America is the only ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line that sails under American flag and only in American waters (Hawaii), so there is no casino on board, but a typical American atmosphere. According to Norwegian’s “Feel Free” concept, there are no fixed dining times onboard which can narrow down your daily planning.
Choose from a variety of dining options including the main dining restaurant, a buffet restaurant as well as numerous cafes, grills and snacks all ready to be enjoyed day and night. Delicacies from Asian, French and Italian cuisine (some for a fee) are sure to delight. An American-style steakhouse is also one of the specialty restaurants. One of the dining highlights is the Aloha Café whose ambience is characterized by a pink Cadillac and where you will sit on original Cadillac seats!
DAY THRE — B, L, D
Wake up in Kahului, Maui this morning. Today is yours to explore right off the ship or join in any optional touring programs the ship offers on the island. Life on the ship which of course you can experience all day is fun and diverse. If you’re sightseeing on the island return to the ship for meals and evening entertainment. Cruise guests are offered everything from live music to theme parties and even Hula classes. The show stage offers exciting, often Hawaiian-themed shows.
Before dinner relax in a casual pub or in quieter places like the champagne bar. The Pride of America is also the only ship in the fleet that has its own Hawaii Museum and Cultural Center so make sure you take a stroll through it. The fitness area, two swimming pools and four whirlpools provide the desired cooling escapes in this Hawaiian climate. At the Mandara Spa and Fitness Center, guests can unwind in the steam room or sauna. Cosmetic applications or the hairdresser visit also increase the external and internal well-being.
DAY FOUR — B, L, D
The day is yours to relax, explore, breathe in the sea breezes and to enjoy onboard activities. A full day is spent here in Maui. All meals are included on the ship or enjoy local cuisine as you explore on Maui. We depart early evening for our next destination of Hilo.
DAY FIVE — B, L, D
Today finds us in Hilo, Hawaii commonly called the Big Island. Hilo is known for Wailuku River State Park, and Rainbow Falls with its colorful mist effects. To the south is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to rainforests and the active Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. The ship will be offering many different optional tours and activities to many of the area’s most beautiful landmark locations.
DAY SIX — B, L, D
After our evening cruise, we make port in Kona, Hawaii early this morning. Here on the west coast of the Big Island is the Hulihee Palace, former royal home dating from 1838. On Kailua Bay, reconstructed thatched houses at Kamakahonu National Historic Landmark mark King Kamehameha I’s residence. The view bears witness to why the King had his home here. It overlooks the ocean the colorful coral beach. And don’t forget the coffee plantations which Kona is famous for.
DAY SEVEN — B, L, D
We have one more island to see and some might argue it’s the most glorious and beautiful of all the Hawaiian Islands. Nawiliwili, Kauai is where we will be dropping anchor this morning. Kauai is known as the Garden Isle thanks to the tropical rainforest covering much of its surface. The dramatic cliffs and pinnacles of its Na Pali Coast have served as a backdrop for major Hollywood films, while 10-mile-long Waimea Canyon and the Nounou Trails traverse the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge. Again, many excursions will be offered to explore the beauty of this island. Our ship will remain in port overnight so you have plenty of time to enjoy this destination.
DAY EIGHT — B, L, D
Our final day and night are here but we’ve seen much tropical beauty. We remain in port here in Kauai leaving early afternoon for our return to Honolulu. Perhaps you want get in that final bit of souvenir shopping, take another optional tour or just experience ship-board life. It’s your choice.
DAY NINE — B
We’ve cruised all night and arrive back in the familiar port of Honolulu early this morning. Before we head to the airport for our overnight flight we’ll head to the USS Arizona Memorial, made a national historic landmark in 1964 for its strategic importance related to the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack during World War II. Our flight returns to Chicago O’Hare very late evening.
PER PERSON PRICING:
Balcony: $5,899 Double $6,297 Single
Oceanview: $5,297 Double $5,697 Single
Inside: $5,089 Double $5,418 Single
Deposit: $1,000 per person within 7 days of making reservation. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Luggage handling included for one suitcase. RoamRight Insurance is available and strongly recommended.
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