Hawaiian Cruise

Tour #19

FEBRUARY 16-23, 2013

All Tours Require a Deposit of $250.00 Per Person

 

One of the most traveled to destinations in the world is Hawaii and one of the easiest ways to see all of the islands is by cruising to them as it gives you an opportunity to explore and discover the beauty of the most famous islands in the world. You’ll be able to visit the many historical, cultural and scenic sites plus the world class beaches famous for their waves. On the first day you can fly from your hometown to Honolulu where you will be transferred to Norwegian Cruise Lines “PRIDE OF AMERICA” cruise ship. At 7:00 p.m. the ship will sail from Honolulu on the island of OAHU to the islands of MAUI, KAUAI and the Big Island of HAWAII. On board you will meet other Jehovah’s Witnesses from various parts of the country and given information on all the things to see and do as you cruise from island to island in paradise. Most enjoyable are watching the beautiful Hawaiian sunrises and sunsets and taking in the refreshing ocean breezes. Best of all, the weather will be ideal on this most popular cruise.

This exciting ship is known for its freestyle dining with 12 different dining options plus nine bars and lounges, two swimming pools and a fitness center. Prepare yourself for a different dining experience each evening with tropical drinks and delicious island specialties. Imagine, no food to buy for a week! A great way to see Hawaii at the lowest possible cost as each island is totally different. See some of the most exotic landscapes, waterfalls, lava flows, fiery volcanoes, lush fern forests, immense canyons and coastal cliffs. There will be everything from hula lessons to flower lei making, including musicals and Broadway shows in the evenings. Your cruise director will give a lecture on the islands, plus information on optional sightseeing tours, shopping and the best beaches to visit. Only resort casual dress is necessary for the cruise as no suits or ties are ever worn. Upon boarding the ship you will sense the spirit of Aloha, along with the scent of Hawaii’s beautiful flowers and Hawaiian music everywhere. This is the best way to see Hawaii and still be able to relax and do as you please.

THE ITINERARY WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS PORTS-OF-CALL OAHU...is the island where you will board your cruise ship in Honolulu. Nearby is Waikiki Beach and the famous landmark, Diamond Head that is now an extinct volcano. You’ve heard a lot about Hawaii’s climate, and it’s all true, as the temperature is in the low 80’s year round. So come along and enjoy the colorful flowers and the warm weather of the Hawaiian Islands that’s filled with natural beauty, lush vegetation, fascinating culture, rich history and endless activities.

MAUI...the Valley Isle is where you will spend two fascinating days as this island has been voted as the #1 island in the world! You can go whale watching, ziplining or take a tour to the 10,000 foot high Mt. Haleakala Crater, the largest dormant volcano in the world that stretches seven miles across and a mile deep. This is where, at any age, you can take a 28-mile all downhill biking tour. You’ll love shopping in the little town of Lahaina, once a whaling village and now known for its shops and Hawaiian art galleries. On one evening you may want to attend a luau with Hawaiian foods with music and dances of all the Islands in the Pacific.

HAWAII...known as the “Big Island.” You’ll visit both Hilo and Kona so you can tour the Volcanoes National Park to see lava flows and steam rising from volcanic craters. For a real experience, take a walking tour to see the lava flows or a helicopter ride over the most active volcano in the world that continues to erupt and flow into the ocean. Thousands of orchids and anthuruims grow in the volcanic soil. See unusually black sand beaches formed from the volcanic ash, along with Kona coffee and macadamia nut plantations. (See Awake, 5/22/98, p. 24) As your ship circles the island, you will see Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, the two largest mountains. Tonight, the chefs have prepared a surprise dinner.

KAUAI...the “Garden Isle” known for its natural beauty, waterfalls, spectacular cliffs, sandy beaches and Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. This is one of the oldest and most loved islands, that was used for such movies as Blue Hawaii, South Pacific and Jurassic Park. You can take a short cruise on the Wailua River and a nature walk through the rainforest to the lush Fern Grotto where you will be entertained by hula dancers with songs and legends of the island. Amazing palm trees and orchids are everywhere. Your ship will remain overnight so you can enjoy all the things the island has to offer. One of the highlights on the last day will be cruising by the incredible Na Pali Cliffs that can only be seen from the ship as this is one of the most beautiful sights on the cruise and in all of Hawaii.