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CRUISE OF HAWAII
WITH INCLUDED 2 NIGHTS PRE CRUISE at the 5 star Sheraton Waikiki,
ON WAIKIKI BEACH
CRUISE DATES SAT. FEB. 24TH-SAT. MARCH 3RD, 2018

BOOK AN OCEAN VIEW CABIN BY AUGUST 15TH AND RECEIVE A FREE UPGRADE TO A BALCONY CABIN

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The scenic coastline of the island of Kauai, visited on our Hawaii cruise

Escape the cold of winter and getaway to the warm sunny beaches of Hawaii.

With our unique 7-day Hawaii cruise itineraries, you get overnights in both Maui and Kauai as well as visits to Oahu and to both sides of the Big Island of Hawaii.

You’ll be on island time as you discover cascading waterfalls, active volcanoes, black, green and white sand beaches, historic sites and unspoiled nature.

On each island port, we will offer optional group excursions to see some of the most breathtaking scenery and enjoy fun adventures with your new singles friends.

Each night is filled with included social group dinners on the ship plus nightly lavish shows on the ship

Our included 2 night pre cruise land stay on famed Waikiki beach, gives you the opportunity to unwind before your cruise, by enjoying 2 nights at the Oceanfront 5 star Sheraton Waikiki with an optional visit to famed Pearl Harbor Memorial and an optional Luau dinner on the island of Oahu the night before boarding our cruise.

 

Description: 7-Day Hawaii, Round-trip HonoluluTrip itinerary

Thursday February 22nd – Arrive on your own arrangement in Honolulu Hawaii and make your own way to our hotel, the 5 star Sheraton Waikiki, located right on famed Waikiki Beach with stunning views of Diamond Head.  Our rooms are in the partial ocean view room category, offering stunning views of the ocean from your room’s balcony.

This evening we will have a welcome orientation followed by an optional group dinner at Dukes, a short walk down the beach from our hotel.

Friday February 23rd – This morning, if you wish, enjoy an optional short city tour of Honolulu followed by a tour of the famed sites at Pearl Harbor. 

Experience the historic Pearl Harbor and the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific as well as downtown Honolulu.   You will be driven through downtown and see Honolulu's highlights including Iolani Palace, the State Capitol, King Kamehameha Statue and Honolulu Hale before continuing on for a one of a kind view of the revered Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific.

 Continue south until you reach Pearl Harbor. On this tour, your visit to the Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor will transport you in time to the morning of December 7, 1941 as you relive the moment that thrust America into World War II.  At the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, Hawaii's number one visitor attraction, you will view the film of the attack and browse through the historic artifacts on display.

You will ride the Navy launch boat across Pearl Harbor to board the Arizona Memorial and view the site of the sunken submarines as well as the memorial to those who died that day.

 Your journey continues with a visit to Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific and a drive through the Courts of the Missing. The conclusion of your tour is an overview of Honolulu's historic district which includes Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil, Kawaiaha'o Church, the State Library and Archives, the statue of King Kamehameha, Honolulu Hale and the Mission Houses Museum, as well as the building and statue that serves as the backdrop in the opening credits of the current hit TV show “Hawaii 5-0”.  The cost of the optional Pearl Harbour and Honolulu city tour is $48. The pickup time is 8:45am and return time is 1:45pm

 

Description: Pearl HarborThe Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

This afternoon enjoy free time to relax on the pool deck of our hotel with great views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean, or stroll Waikiki Beach or pick your spot to sunbathe on the beach.  There are also optional catamaran snorkel tours.

One of the most relaxing spots at our hotel is the Infinity pool, where you can grab a “pool beanie” and spread out overlooking the view of the horizon that extends over the ocean.

Located right in the center of famed Waikiki Beach, the Sheraton Waikiki offers luxury accommodations along with the best location on the island.

Of all Waikiki Beach oceanfront hotels, one towers above the rest... The Sheraton Waikiki Hotel and Resort is a modern monument to traditional Hawaiian hospitality.

 
The hotel boasts 4 restaurants; 3 bars; nightclub; 2 large outdoor pools and 2 huge outdoor Jacuzzis overlooking the ocean.

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The lounge chairs and view from the deck at the Infinity Pool at our 5 star Sheraton Waikiki Hotel where we will spend the first 2 nights of our tour.

 

This evening, if you wish, enjoy an optional excursion to a traditional Hawaiian Luau.

 

LUAU DETAILS:

This afternoon at 3:45pm meet in the hotel lobby and we will be picked up and driven to the setting for our final night’s grand finale activity – the dramatic Chief’s Luau.

World famous Sea Life Park's stunningly scenic Makapu'u Meadows is the setting for a luau experience like none other, starring the best entertainer in the South Pacific, Chief Sielu.

Interact up close and personal with your Pacific island hosts with Hawaiian crafts, hula lessons, coconut husking, fire making, weaving, tattooing, and more. Sink your teeth into a lavish Hawaiian luau feast, then sit back and enjoy Chief Sielu and his tribe of fire twirling, tree climbing, comedic, dynamic Polynesian drummers, dancers and entertainers.

 Your evening culminates with world champion fire knife dancer Chief Sielu and his tribe filling the night sky with fire

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Island greens with citrus dressing, mandarin oranges, radish sprouts, crisp rice noodles and seasonal fruit salad. Lomi lomi salmon, grilled island fish with papaya marmalade, chicken yakitori with teriyaki sauce, kalua pork, taro rolls, poi, vegetable stir fry, sweet potatoes and steamed white rice.

Dessert:
Pineapple cake.

Beverages:
Coffee, tea and fruit punch.

Inclusions: Shell lei greeting, standard seating, 1 drink ticket, buffet dinner and show

We will be back at our hotel by 10pm.  Enjoy if you wish, the hopping nightlife of the Rumfire lounge at the Sheraton Waikiki.
OPTIONAL LUAU COST  $95 including round trip transport from our hotel, dinner, beverages and show as listed above. Reservations can be made for the luau any time until two days before your trip.

 

Saturday February 24th – this morning is at leisure to relax on the beach, or by the pool, or take an optional guided walk to the top of Diamond head (approx. 3 quarters of a mile walk) or for the adventurous, take an optional excursion to go Shark cage diving.

 

The path to the top of Diamond Head takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour for most people to reach the observation deck at the top for beautiful views.  Its only 7 tenths of a mile to the top and rewards you with a gorgeous panoramic view of the island from the top).  The cost of this optional tour is $35.  The pickup is 7am and return to hotel by 11am.

 

Description: sh14SHARK CAGE DIVING! – For the true adventure lovers, this is a can’t pass up, once in a lifetime opportunity.  Shark cage diving is offered in only a very few places on earth.  Oahu is the only place in Hawaii and it is truly an exciting activity.

Travel offshore 3 to 4 miles.  Once you get to the area, the shark cage is
placed in the water. The cage floats on the surface and measures 7' x 5' x 9' high. It normally takes 2 people very comfortably, however up to 4 people can be in it at a time if desired.

Often on the way you will also view Dolphins, the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, and in the winter months, the famous Humpback Whales. All this, and a breathtaking view on Oahu's North Shore are part of the tour.

 Bring an underwater camera to get some of the best photographs of Hawaiian Sharks possible anywhere. The size of the sharks range from 5 to 15 feet. These sharks will be only inches away from the cage, providing a most thrilling experience for you to view and photograph these great creatures from the safety of the metal cage. You may stay up to 30 minutes in the cage to enjoy the spectacular view and the memorable experience and thrill of a lifetime!

The cost of the optional shark cage dive is $161 including round trip transport from our hotel, with pickup at 7am and return at 11am.

At 1pm we will depart our hotel for the short shuttle ride to our cruise ship.

 

7-Day Hawaii, Round-trip Honolulu cruise itinerary Feb. 24-March 3.

Sat

Honolulu, Oahu (EMBARK)

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7:00 pm

Sun

Kahului, Maui

8:00 am

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Mon

Kahului, Maui

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6:00 pm

Tue

Hilo, Hawaii

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Wed

Kona, Hawaii

7:00 am

 5:30 pm

Thu

Nawiliwili, Kauai

10:00 am

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Fri

Nawiliwili, Kauai

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2:00 pm

Sat

Honolulu, Oahu (DISEMBARK)

7:00 am

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Aloha! 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 Hawaii’s paradise in style, with more than 15 restaurants and 12 bars and lounges and lots of balconies – perfect for whale watching, witnessing Kilauea Volcano or taking in the dramatic views of the Napali Coast.

The ship is one of the premier ships of Norwegian Cruise Line.  Is accommodates just over 2100 passengers, so you won’t get lost in the crowd or in long lines. It was inaugurated in 2006 and given a multimillion dollar upgrade in 2016, bringing it all of the modern day bells and whistles, enhancements and shining furnishings of a brand new ship.

Choose from an inside cabin or an ocean view cabin and if you book your space in an ocean view cabin by August 15th, you will receive a free upgrade to a balcony cabin!

 

Port descriptions:

Honolulu, Oahu

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The big, blue Pacific and stunning Koolau mountains serve as a dramatic setting for Hawaii's largest city. Walk to the top of Diamond Head if you wish. Take a sunset stroll on Waikiki Beach. Catch a glimpse of history by visiting Pearl Harbor and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, or enjoy a traditional luau dinner celebration with the pacific as a backdrop.

 

Kahului, Maui

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A surplus of natural splendor and the genuine hospitality of its people have helped to make Maui Hawaii's second most popular island. Explore the fascinating history of the town of Lahaina. Plant yourself on a pristine beach, or play one of the world's most beautiful golf courses.

 

Hilo Hawaii

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The entire city of Hilo is like one giant greenhouse with spectacular tropical flowers at every turn. Visit the town's well-preserved historic buildings, which date back to the turn of the century and showcase Hawaii's unique architecture. Just 30 miles away the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the home of the active Kilauea Volcano and an incredible touring opportunity.

 

 

KONA HAWAII

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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 deep-sea fishing.

Kona is also the home of some of the best coffee in the world and you can take a tour of a coffee plantation and purchase the local Kona coffee from the source if you wish.

 

Nawiliwili, Kauai

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Named after the Wiliwili trees, which once lined its picturesque harbor, this lovely port of Kauai is your gateway to what many believe to be Hawaii's most beautiful island. On "The Garden Island," nature is truly the star, from the dramatic mountains of Kokee to the cool rainforests of Haena. And the tradition of the luau adds lively entertainment unique to Hawaii.

We will offer optional group excursions in each of these ports of call, or you may choose to book another excursion on your own or just explore at your own leisure.

Passengers should book their flights arriving into Honolulu on February 22nd and returning from Honolulu March 3rd.

 

Included in all rates are:

  •  7 night Hawaii cruise Feb. 24-March 3 on the Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America
  • 2 nights pre cruise hotel stay at the 5 star Sheraton Waikiki located on fabulous Waikiki Beach
  • All cruise and hotel taxes
  • $50 per cabin onboard ship credit
  • Free roommate matching based on age, gender and smoking or non-smoking
  • Free gratuities will also be provided by the cruise line for bookings with deposit made by Wed. April 26th (a savings of $95)

TRIP COST

Inside cabins including all of the above:  $2499

Ocean view cabin including all of the above: $3199 – BOOK an ocean view cabin BY AUGUST 15TH AND RECEIVE A FREE UPGRADE TO A BALCONY CABIN

Optional single room supplement:

With an inside cabin add a supplement of $1789

With an ocean view cabin add: $2609 (all ocean view cabins booked by August 15th receive a free upgrade to balcony cabins

Book any cabin with a $300 deposit by Wed April 26th and receive free gratuities (a $95 value)

TRIP DEPOSITS


A $300 deposit is required within 7 days of booking any space on this trip. 

CANCELATIONS ON THIS CRUISE:

If booked with your $300 deposit by August 15th – If you cancel your space within 7 days of making your deposit, your deposit will be refunded to you in full.  If you cancel more than 7 days after making your deposit, but your cancelation is made by August 15th, you can transfer your $300 deposit to any other trip listed on our site in 2017 or 2018. If you cancel after August 15th, your deposit will be forfeited.

If you book your space after August 15th and then cancel, your deposit will be forfeited.

BALANCE PAYMENTS ARE DUE Wed. Oct. 25th and are non refundable

Optional tours on our 2 night pre cruise stay in Honolulu:

Pearl Harbor with Honolulu city tour: $48. The pickup time is 8:45am and return time is 1:45pm

Shark Cage diving: $161 including round trip transport from our hotel, with pickup at 7am and return at 11am.

Chief’s Luau:  $95 including round trip transport. Pickup time is 3:45pm and return by approx.. 10pm

Optional group tours will also be offered on each of the ports the cruise visits.  These will be announced via email to all trip participants in early November.   Our excursions are cheaper than comparable excursions available through the cruise line and are a great way to see the islands with your new singles friends.

 

Travel insurance is available upon request through the cruise line:

Inside cabins: $149 per person

Oceanview/balcony cabins:  $199

This can be added to your booking at any time you wish until the balance payment is made on your trip (Due date Oct. 25th)

 

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