Guided tour - WMT’s Hawaiian Cruise

  • Dates:January 17-28, 2018

Discover the tropical beauty of Hawaii during this magnificent, four island adventure. We start on Oahu’s famous Waikiki Beach for 3 nights with time to tour Honolulu. Then a 7 night cruise with optional shore excursions to explore each island. You might discover the lush 'Iao Valley, Haleakala National Park or whale watching in Maui. See the lava tubes, coffee plantation or botanical gardens on the Big Island. Be in awe of the Kauai waterfalls or the spectacular Waimea Canyon. There is so much to enjoy in paradise.

This tour is currently Sold Out, but we are taking a waitlist for perhaps another tour in April.  Please click HERE if you are interested in a possible Hawaii cruise in April 2018.

Wednesday, January 17
Depart for Hawai'i

Our flight departs for Hawaii. Upon our late afternoon arrival in Honolulu, we will transfer to our hotel for our next 3 nights. The Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is located on the world-famous Waikiki Beach, offering some of the most stunning views of this iconic destination. Explore the area or relax the rest of the day as we will be ready for an early bedtime after a long day of travel!

Thursday, January 18 & Friday, January 19
Waikiki, Oʻahu

Your touring options are limitless with an included multi-day pass on the Waikiki Double Decker Trolley. Enjoy unlimited boarding and re-boarding privileges as you discover historic sites, beautiful scenery, and world-class shops and restaurants through the 5 different lines with over 43 stops.

  • A drive by with photo stops of the stunning coastline scenery of Hanauma Bay, Holona Blow Hole and Sandy Beach.
  • The historic sightseeing tour that highlights the culture, architecture and the artistic side of Honolulu. This includes the statues of King Kamehameha and Duke Kahanamoku, the Kawaiaha‘o Church, famous Aloha Tower, Foster Botanical Garden and Chinatown.
  • Take the tour out to Diamond Head to the Lighthouse and Crater and so much more.
  • One line can take you to many stops for some last minute shopping.
  • The famous military sites including the Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial and Museum and the Punchbowl National Cemetery.

With so much to see, experience and the dining opportunities, your days will be full! For your evenings, you have the opportunity to experience stellar jazz and blues at the Blue Note Hawaii Club located at our hotel.

Saturday, January 20
Waikiki, Oʻahu (Embarkation)

Our morning is at leisure so you still have time to use your Hop-On Hop-Off trolley pass if there is more you want to see. Plus, the hotel offers daily complimentary Hawaiian cultural activities such as classes for hula dancing, lei making and ukulele lessons. In the early afternoon, we will transfer and board our ship. You have the rest of the day free to explore our floating home as we set sail at 7pm. With more than 15 restaurants and 12 bars and lounges we will have plenty of opportunity to try new food and be entertained. Take a swim, play bridge or board games. The evening is yours to enjoy.  (D)

Sunday, January 21
Kahului, Maui

We’ll have 2 full days to explore as our ship will be docked overnight. 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. Perhaps experience the magnificent scenery along the famed Road to Hana while taking in the rugged coastline, lush hillsides and tumbling waterfalls of this spectacular landscape. Tonight we have included an evening of traditional Hawaiian cuisine, music, cultural dances and demonstrations as we enjoy a Luau that is rich in Hawaiian history while enjoying an ocean view and sunset. (B,L,D)

Monday, January 22
Kahului, Maui

Today you may opt to rise in the wee hours to travel from sea level to 10,000 feet to see the top of the massive volcano Haleakala with its vast crater. Watch as the sunrise spreads its glow across the landscape. From the summit you’ll view spectacular island scenery and the immense crater of volcanic rock. Or join a certified marine naturalist and take to the water to search for humpback whales – as they spend their winter in the warm waters of Hawaii. (B,L,D)

Tuesday, January 23
Hilo,
Hawai'i

The Hilo region is blessed with dramatic waterfalls, fertile rainforests and blooming gardens. The entire city of Hilo has a tropical rainforest climate with spectacular tropical flowers at every turn. You might take a tour of the Botanical Gardens and wander amidst 2,000 species of tropical flowers. Or visit the 80 foot tall Rainbow Falls. At the Volcanoes National Park, the home to one of the active volcanoes in the world, you can visit the museum and learn about the Kilauea Volcano. (B,L,D)

Wednesday, January 24
Kona,
Hawai'i

Let the sunny, warm weather and crystal blue waters entice you with opportunities to snorkel to explore sea caves and lava tubes, maybe try some famous deep-sea fishing, or do some diving for a chance to see dolphins, manta rays and green sea turtles. Or go to Kona Coffee for a tour and taste of the award winning coffee, and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate from the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory. (B,L,D)

Thursday, January 25
Nawiliwili, Kauai

Famous for its jagged green mountains, white-sand beaches and tropical landscapes - this beauty has made the perfect backdrop for more that 60 Hollywood movies. There are several optional tours for zip lining, horseback riding, ATVs, kayaking, tubing or helicopter flights to explore the “Garden Isle”. Perhaps sail to the base of the imposing, emerald green sea cliffs dotted with sea caves and cascading waterfalls and then snorkel crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life. (B,L,D)

Friday, January 26
Nawiliwili, Kauai and Napali Coast

Our ship is docked overnight, so you can continue exploring today. Take time to discover the 3,000-foot-deep Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of Hawaii. This breathtaking gorge in the heart of Kauai is one of the island’s most dramatic natural attractions. Perhaps board a flat-bottom boat and journey up the tranquil Wailua River as it floats past lush jungle landscapes on the way to Fern Grotto and pay a visit to Opaekaa Falls.  As our ship departs and sails away, we will have views of the famous and rough terrain of the Napali Coast. (B,L,D)

Saturday, January 27
Honolulu, Oahu (Disembarkation)

After breakfast we disembark for one final adventure. We have included a tour of Oahu's North Shore, home to the perfect wave and the well-known surfer haunts as Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, and the Banzai Pipeline. Enjoy stops at the Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet and a Japanese temple.  We then arrive at the airport for our return flight home with our new friends and wonderful memories of paradise. (B)

STATEROOM

CATEGORY

DOUBLE PRICE
(per person)
SINGLE PRICE
BA - Private Balcony $ 4,005 $ 7,242
BC - Private Balcony $ 3,989 $ 7,210
OA - Oceanview Stateroom $ 3,509 $ 6,250
IB - Inside Stateroom $ 3,159 $ 5,550

Deposit:  $750 per person is required to confirm your reservation

Final Payment:  Due on or before September 1, 2017

Cancellation Policy:  Deposit is non-refundable.
After September 1, 2017, trip cost is non-refundable.

Included Highlights: 

  • Transfers from the airport to hotel, hotel to ship, ship to airport
  • 3-night hotel accommodations in Honolulu
  • 7-night cabin accommodations on the Pride of America 
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7dinners
  • Waikiki: Multi-day Hop-On, Hop-Off Waikiki Trolley pass
  • Maui: Old Lahaina Luau
  • Honolulu: Oahu's North Shore tour
  • Port charges and fees

Not included:

  • Airfare (group air available below)
  • Optional tours and shore excursions
  • Personal items
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance

GROUP AIRFARE:

Roundtrip group air arrangements on United Airlines for $1100 per person.

1/17/18: Early morning departure from Cedar Rapids, through Chicago, arrive in Honolulu mid-afternoon.

1/27/18: Late afternoon departure from Honolulu, through Chicago, arrive in Cedar Rapids mid-morning on 1/28/18.

First class and departure from other cities information is also available upon request.

SPECIAL NOTE
Travelers on this tour should be in reasonably good health. Certain components of this trip may not be able to accommodate those with special needs. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to guests with walking, dining or other personal needs.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel insurance is highly recommended and available through Travel Leaders/Destinations Unlimited. If the insurance premium is paid within 14 days of deposit, pre-existing conditions are covered, some limitations apply. If you decline the insurance offered by the agency, we strongly advise the purchase of travel insurance through another broker.

GROUP PHOTO POLICY
Travel Leaders/Destinations Unlimited reserves the right to take photos during any part of the tour and to use them for promotional purposes. By booking a reservation with Travel Leaders/Destinations Unlimited, group members agree to allow their images to be used in such photos. Group members who prefer that their images not be used are asked to advise their group escort at the beginning of the tour.

RESPONSIBILITY
Travel Leaders/Destinations Unlimited, escorts and hosts, selected air carrier, selected hotel, ground operators, the shipowner, and their affiliates, shall have no liability for loss or damage to baggage and property, or for personal injuries or delay due to the acts or omissions of any carrier, hotel operator, restaurant, or any other supplier of services or facilities caused by weather, strike, war, quarantine or for any other reason or by the shipowner, and is governed by the terms and conditions printed on the cruise contract which is issued to all guests. Travel Leaders/Destinations Unlimited acts only as an agent for suppliers in selling travel-related services, accepting reservations, and booking services that are not directly supplied by this travel agency (i.e. air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, cruises, etc).

The itinerary, as published, will be followed as closely as possible. If, it is rendered necessary to make changes in this itinerary, the above named providers will not be responsible for any loss or expense caused guests by reason of such change. The above named providers reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person, whether with or without cause, at any time. It is understood and agreed that a refund may not be made to guests who do not complete a cruise for any cause whatsoever. Please note that information on this flyer is based on details available at the time of printing and is subject to change. Please read this contract carefully. Any payment constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions.