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11 Day Oahu Explorer Marriott Waikiki and Ocean View Cruise.
4 Day Land Tours in Oahu
7 Day Hawaii Cruise aboard Norwegians “Pride of America”
We have researched every possible way to absorb the beauty and tranquility of all the Hawaiian Islands and feel this tour will fulfill every traveler’s expectations of the paradise we all know the Hawaiian Islands represent.
February 14th we fly from Cedar Rapids to Honolulu.
Upon arrival we check into the luxurious Marriott Waikiki for a little rest and relaxation.
Marvel at the breathtaking ocean view from the Marriott Waikiki Resort & Spa. Steps away from world-famous Waikiki Beach, the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa enchants guests with more than five acres of tropical beauty. Here, the Marriott tradition blends with Hawaii’s warm Aloha Spirit to create a welcoming atmosphere. A luxurious resort by any standard, it offers two beautiful outdoor pools, a full spa and a full spectrum of watersports.
February 15th guided tour of Honolulu’s North Shore
Start your day off with a beautiful scenic tour of Oahu’s famous North Shore, the legendary surf mecca. You’ll stop at Haleiwa, the social and artistic hub of the North Shore filled with cool surf shops and boutiques, great restaurants and charming art galleries. You’ll also see famous surf spots, including Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach and Ehukai Beach (Banzai Pipeline) — during winter, these spots are known for monstrous waves reaching 20 to 40 feet. Enjoy the afternoon at the Polynesian Cultural Center, and experience authentic island villages showcasing the traditional lifestyles of some of Hawaii’s original descendants from Samoa, New Zealand, Fiji, Tobago.
Times are approximate
8:30 am Depart Hotel
9:30 am North Shore Tour
12:15 pm Polynesian Cultural Center
5:15 pm Return to Hotel
February 16th guided tour of Downtown Honolulu and Pearl Harbor.
Immerse yourself in history. As you travel from Waikiki toward Pearl Harbor, you will visit the Punchbowl Crater, home of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and enjoy breathtaking city and ocean views. Traveling through downtown, you’ll see the state capitol building, the governor’s mansion, Iolani Palace (the only royal palace in the United States) and the imposing King Kamehameha statue.
From there, you will visit Pearl Harbor and enjoy observations from an expert tour guide. First, you’ll take a boat shuttle to the USS Arizona Memorial, a floating memorial built over the sunken hull of the Battleship USS Arizona, the final resting place for many of the ship’s crew.
You’ll then tour the USS Bowfin, the submarine known as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger,” and get a close look at its torpedo room, engine room and sleeping quarters. Then you’ll have the chance to explore the decks of the 60,000-ton battleship USS Missouri. Don’t miss the Surrender Deck on “Mighty Mo,” where General MacArthur accepted the unconditional Japanese surrender that ended World War II.
Your afternoon continues at the Pacific Aviation Museum, within former WWII airplane hangars on Pearl Harbor’s Ford Island. Experience exhibits showcasing the stories behind WWII fighter planes and bombers. Plus see planes like an authentic Japanese Zero as well as a B-25B bomber, the planes used in 1942 during the Tokyo Raid.
Times are approximate.
7:30 am Depart Hotel
8:00 am Punchbowl and Downtown
9:00 am Pearl Harbor Tour
4:30 pm Return to Hotel
Spend another day exploring Oahu’s beautiful outdoors. After checking out of your hotel, your luggage will be taken directly to Pride of America. From Waikiki, you will travel to a famous Hawaiian historical land mark, the Nu`uanu Pali Lookout. A magnificent stone terrace perched more than 1,000 feet above the Oahu coastline, the Pali Lookout is the site of the Battle of Nu`uanu, where in 1795 King Kamehameha I won the struggle that finally united Oahu under his rule.
Your day continues at Kualoa Ranch. Enjoy a scenic drive showcasing the mystical and dramatic cliffs along the KO`olau Mountain Range with cascading waterfalls and gorgeous ocean views, and you’ll see why this part of Oahu has been the location for numerous TV shows and movies.
During your time at Kualoa Ranch, step back in time and learn how ancient Hawaiians lived and thrived as a people. Learn about early Hawaiian aquaculture and agricultural practices developed thousands of years before foreigners arrived. Ride a catamaran fashioned after traditional Hawaiian canoes to an ancient Hawaiian fishpond where you will learn how early settlers cultivated and caught fish. Continue on to an oyster pond where modern day cultivation is done using ancient techniques.
Enjoy interactive experiences showing the many uses of the taro plant, ti leaves and coconut palm fronds. Witness the turning of taro root into poi. Learn the cultural history of hula and lei making and try your hand learning an authentic hula dance.
After lunch and Ocean Voyage tour aboard the catamaran, you’ll transfer directly to the Port of Honolulu. From there, you will board Pride of America for your amazing 7-Day Hawai`i cruise, a chance to journey through the rest of the islands and further explore the Aloha State in all its majesty.
Times are approximate.
8:00 am Depart Hotel
8:45 am Nu`uanu Pali Lookout
9:30 am Kualoa Ranch
2:00 pm Depart for the Pier
3:00 pm Arrival at the Pier
7:00 PM Embark Honolulu, Oahu aboard Norwegians “Pride of America”
DAY 5 & 6
February 18-19th Kahului, Maui
Arrive 8:00AM – Feb 18th
Depart 6:00PM – Feb 19th.
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.
Arrive Hilo 8:00AM
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.
Arrive Kona 7:00AM
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.
DAY 9 & 10
February 22nd -23rd
Arrive Nawiliwili, Kauai 10:00AM – Feb 22nd
Depart 2:00PM – Feb 23rd.
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.
February 24th Disembark Honolulu. Oahu 7:00AM
Fly home to Iowa Winter with wonderful memories.
We believe in all-inclusive pricing with no surprises therefore our price includes;
- All Air Fare CID (Cedar Rapids IA.) HON (Honolulu HI) CID (Cedar Rapids IA.)
- All Hotel Room accommodations.
- All meals with the exception of those at hotel and land based tours
- All Cruise Fares including taxes. And Amenity Options
- Comprehensive Trip Insurance
- All Shuttle Expenses
Inside Cabin $5110 per person – double occupancy
Ocean View $5350 per person - double occupancy
Balcony $5750 per person - double occupancy