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TOUR #9

February 3 – 10, 2018

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Hawaiian Cruise

One of the most traveled-to destinations in the world is Hawaii and the easiest way to see all of the islands is by cruising to them so you can explore and discover the beauty of each island. You’ll be able to visit the many historical, cultural and scenic sites plus the world class beaches famous for their waves as each island is unique and breathtaking with their quaint beach towns. You can make your own airline reservations to Honolulu or else call our office for the cruise line airfare. At 7:00 p.m. Norwegian Cruise Lines “PRIDE OF AMERICA” cruise ship will sail from Honolulu on the island of OAHU to the islands of MAUI, KAUAI and the Big Island of HAWAII. Most enjoyable is watching the beautiful Hawaiian sunrises and sunsets with refreshing ocean breezes. Best of all, the weather will be ideal on this most popular cruise, especially when the weather is a lot colder in other parts of the country. There will be separate tables in the dining room reserved for our group of Jehovah’s Witnesses so you can get acquainted with other Friends from around the country. Each day breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the dining room or at one of the buffets. Prepare yourself for a different dining experience each evening with tropical drinks and delicious island specialties. Imagine, no food to buy for a week! The ship is also known for several other specialty restaurants featuring Italian, French, Chinese and Japanese Hibachi, plus a Steak House for a nominal surcharge. A great way to see Hawaii at the lowest possible cost as each island is totally different. Surrounded by nature, you’ll see exotic landscapes, waterfalls, lava flows, fiery volcanoes, lush fern forests, immense canyons and coastal cliffs. There’s 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. Upon boarding, you will sense the spirit of Aloha with the scent of Hawaii’s beautiful flowers and Hawaiian music. This is the best way to explore each of the islands natural beauty and still be able to relax including a variety of fun activities on board your floating hotel.

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, 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 Mount Haleakala Crater, the largest dormant volcano in the world that stretches seven miles across and is 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, art galleries and amazing whale watching tours. On one evening you may want to attend a luau on one of the islands featuring a variety of Hawaiian foods with music and dances of all the Islands in the Pacific.

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HAWAII… known as the “Big Island” with its spectacular scenery, lava deserts and tropical rainforests. Your ship will 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 or helicopter ride over the most active volcano in the world that continues to erupt and flow into the ocean.

There are thousands of orchids and anthuriums that grow in the volcanic soil. See unusually black sand beaches formed from the volcanic ash, along with many 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 and tallest mountains. On one evening, the chefs will prepare a surprise dinner, including singing by your waiters.

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KAUAI…the ‘Garden Isle” known for its natural beauty, tropical rainforests, waterfalls, spectacular cliffs, coffee plantations, 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. Take a helicopter ride around the island or a cruise on the Wailua River and a walk through the rainforest to the lush Fern Grotto where you will be entertained by hula dancers with songs of the island. Amazing palm trees and orchids are everywhere and buildings that can be no higher than a coconut tree. Your ship will remain overnight in Kauai so you can enjoy all the things the island has to offer. One of the highlights the following afternoon 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.

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YOUR CRUISE ONLY INCLUDES: All meals and entertainment in your choice of an inside cabin without a window or a balcony cabin with a private lanai overlooking the ocean and each of the islands, so you can sit outside your cabin and enjoy your morning coffee and a beautiful sunset. Just the food and entertainment alone are worth the price of this cruise, so don’t miss out on an opportunity to sail in paradise and see all of Hawaii at a great price. Roundtrip transfers are available from the Honolulu Airport to the cruise ship and then from the ship back to the airport at a cost of $50 per person.

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All prices are per person from Honolulu based on two persons sharing a cabin including ALL GOVERNMENT FEES AND TAXES. Space is limited as these are special group rates, so book early to avoid missing out on a great cruise!

SPECIAL OPTION: You can fly to Hawaii prior to the cruise and stay in Waikiki at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort for two nights before boarding the ship. This is where all the shops, marketplace, world-famous Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor are located plus the North Shore noted for its high surfs. The additional cost is $449 per person based on two people sharing a room including the hotel and transportation from the hotel to the ship for the Hawaiian two-night hotel Package. If interested, please check the box on the reservation form.