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Day 1 – Arrive Honolulu
On arrival in Honolulu you will be met at baggage claim with a Traditional Flower Lei Greeting then escorted to your waiting motorcoach where porters will take care of getting your luggage from the carousel to the bus. You’ll be greeted by your Local Escort at the hotel; bellmen will deliver your luggage and you will be escorted to your hospitality desk for check-in. The balance of this day is free to rest from the flight or take a walk on the beach.
Day 2 – Honolulu
Rise and Shine, it’s Hawaiian time! After your included breakfast this morning, enjoy the opportunity to hang loose Hawaiian style. Optional activities like a Grand Circle Island Tour, Barefoot Catamaran Sail or a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center will be available for purchase or you can sit back, relax, and simply enjoy your day in paradise. (B)
Day 3 – Honolulu – Oahu: Eastern Shores Tour – Ship Embarkation
Today after breakfast, you pack your bags for the bellmen and board your coach for a tour of the Eastern or windward side of the Island, sights include Kapiolani Park, Diamond Head, the Hawaii Kai Lookout, the movie beach in “From Here to Eternity, “Makapuu Point and Nuuanu Pali Lookout (Mark Twain referred to this view as the most beautiful in the world.)
Today’s tour will end at the Honolulu Harbor where you embark on the Pride of America. Seven Days. Four Islands. This is one amazing itinerary – offered only by Norwegian Cruise Lines. You will have nearly 100 hours in port, you can capture the pure spirit and soul of Hawaii each and every day. As you journey from one exotic island to the next you learn about Hawaiian culture through the eyes of native ambassadors. You will find a complimentary help-yourself- cafe available for dining every day as well as several Specialty Restaurants where you can enjoy exotic meals for a nominal charge.
You will also find wonderful choices in entertainment, from Stand-up Comedy in the Hollywood Theater, to Magicians, to the White Hot Dance Party on the Pool Deck. Then there are two marvelous Stage Shows: “Rock-A-Hula” Norwegian’s very first musical comedy, and “Oh What a Night” featuring the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
Your ship sails tonight at 7:00 pm and the good times begin. (B,D)
Day 4 – Kahului, Maui – Free Day
This morning you arrive on beautiful Maui for a two day stay. Arrival is at 8:00am and you stay until 6:00pm tomorrow. Maui is the 2nd Largest of the Hawaiian Islands and locals say “Maui no ka oi” — it’s the best, the most, the top of the heap. It has a surplus of natural splendor with miles of perfect beaches, lush green valleys, volcanic landscapes, plus fascinating history in the whaling town of Lahaina. It’s beauty, rich culture and warm hospitality have helped to make it Hawaii’s second most popular island.
Today is free time to enjoy optional tours, shipboard activities, shopping in Lahaina or sunning on a beach. Overnight on the ship. (B,L,D)
Day 5 – Kahului, Maui – Haleakala House of the Sun Tour
This morning, you have a private tour titled,”Haleakala The House of the Sun.” You travel past sugar-cane fields, through Hawaiian cowboy country (Paniolo), up beyond the protea farms of Kula, then above the tree line to where cacti and rare Hawaiian silver swords grow and finally to very crest of Haleakala at over 10,000 feet. In Hawaiian folklore the crater at the summit of Haleakalā was home to the grandmother of the demigod Maui, legend has it that she helped him capture the sun and force it to slow its journey across the sky in order to lengthen the day. It is a view to behold. (B,L,D)
Day 6 – Hilo, Hawaii – Volcanoes National Park Tour
During the night as you danced and dined, your ship sailed to Hawaii, the Big Island. Here you will feel a sense of awe at Mother Nature’s unrivaled power. From the molten magma flowing from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Mauna Kea; from the green rainforests of the Hamakua Coast to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach; The Island of Hawaii serves as a testament to nature’s power.
The ship docks at Hilo this morning and you have a private tour of Volcanoes National Park. Also, explore more of Hilo’s surroundings, including Akatsuka Orchid Nursery and Rainbow Falls, a tropical rainforest wonder plus there is a stop at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory. (B,L,D)
Day 7 – Kona, Hawaii – Free Day
Today enjoy free time on the Kona Coast , the west side of Hawaii.. You’ll have the opportunity to explore Kona Town. You can stroll Ali’i Drive’s historical sites, such as Ahu’ena Heiau-which was once King Kamehameha’s place of worship, Hulihe’e Palace-used by royalty as a vacation home but now a museum with many ancient Hawaiian artifacts, and Mokuaikaua Church, which is the site of the first Christian church built in Hawaii.
You might also want to 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. (B,L,D)
Day 8 – Nawiliwili, Kauai – Waimea Canyon & Fern Grotto
After breakfast this morning your private tour climbs the mountain to the 3,400 foot level and you enjoy the overlook ino Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Along the way you get a visual history of Old Koloa Town (Hawaii’s first sugar cane plantation) and Waimea, the little town that grew up where Captain Cook first set foot in Hawaii (1778). Then you cruise down the Wailua River to the famous Fern Grotto. Here you listen to the Hawaiian Wedding Song with sounds that seemingly accompany the scenic nature of the moment. This tour makes another stop before returning the ship, you will see the 151 foot tall Opaekaa Falls, in full sunlight the water sparkles from the volcanic basalt cliff that it falls from.
This afternoon you return to the ship. This evening is your optional Luau if chosen. A grand celebration of food, entertainment and Polynesian culture at sunset. Hawaiian luau tradition begins with a kalua pig cooked in an imu (earth oven), with haupia (coconut pudding) and poi (Hawaiian taro starch). Then under the stars you have witness a live music performance performance of the hula – it can tell stories of Kauai, or showcase dances from across Polynesia, like the frenetic Tahitian dance or the thrilling Samoan fire-knife dance. (B,L,D)
Day 9 – Nawiliwili, Kauai
Enjoy today at your leisure in Kauai. The ship departs at 2:00 pm this afternoon you sail past a scenic coastline, it is wonderful to enjoy a Pina Colada on the deck as the mountainous coast of Kauai floats away in the distance. (B,L,D)
Day 10 – Return to Honolulu – Pearl Harbor – Airport Transfer
Today you will say good bye to the Pride of America. Upon disembarkation you will be met by another private coach and drive off for a tour of the USS Arizona Memorial. Today you’ll learn one of our country’s most valuable history lessons: how men and women gave their lives on “The Day of Infamy,” December 7, 1941. It was the attack at Pearl Harbor that brought American into WWII, and it was on the Battleship USS Missouri (also included in your tour) on Sept 2, 1945 that Gen Douglas MacArthur received the Japanese Surrender that ended the war.
This afternoon, the motorcoach will bid you Aloha at the airport for your afternoon or evening flight back to the mainland. (B)