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Hawaiian Islands Cruise & Tour

From $1999 (was $3998)

12 Days

Includes all meals on cruise

Passport Not Required

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Hawaiian Islands Cruise & Tour

Tour Starts: Honolulu, HI

Tour Ends: Honolulu, HI

Day 1

Fly to Hawaii

Guests arriving in Honolulu who have made their flight arrangements with YMT Vacations, please meet your YMT representative in the baggage claim area for a warm aloha welcome with a beautiful flower lei, and transfer to the hotel.

Doubletree Alana Waikiki or similar

Day 2

Board Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America

On your first morning in Hawaii, you’ll have a Guest Welcome meeting at the hotel, during which your Tour Director will tell you all about the arrangements for the days ahead. Later in the day, we’ll travel the short distance to Honolulu Port to board Pride of America for the start of your Hawaiian Islands experience. This vibrant, Americana-themed ship offers freestyle cruising and a variety of activities. Whatever your pleasure, a warm and friendly crew is ready to assist you to make sure your cruise is just right.

Day 3

Kahului, Maui (8:00 AM–Overnight)

Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands and you will have almost 2 full days to explore! Known as the “Valley Isle,” this majestic island has three main peaks more than a mile high, thousands of breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls and pools, 120 miles of shoreline and more than 80 golden beaches. Highlights include Iao Valley, Haleakala Crater and Lahaina, a traditional old whaling town, full of character, shops and restaurants.

Day 4

Kahului, Maui (Overnight–6:00 PM)

After the overnight stay in Maui, you may wish to make the journey to the town of Hana. Drive along the gorgeous winding coastal roads as you experience the natural wonder of Maui! For beach lovers, visit the fabulous golden sand beaches of Kaanapali, where between the months of December and April each year you are almost guaranteed to see whales, without even leaving the beach.

Day 5

Hilo, Hawaii (7:00 AM–5:30 PM)

Brimming with Hawaiian tradition, Hilo takes you back to an earlier island culture. The town will charm you with its quaint buildings and unique shopping. Hilo is the flower capital of Hawaii, and gardens and blossoms are everywhere. This is truly a special stop on your cruise – take the opportunity to visit Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you will see a real, smoking and steaming volcano as you look out across the Kilauea Caldera. Thurston’s Lava Tube is another rare experience, where else will you get to walk through a tunnel formed by molten rock?

Day 6

Kona, Hawaii (7:00 AM–5:30 PM)

Welcome to Kona! Spend your day exploring the “Gold Coast” in a wide variety of ways – riding in a horse-drawn carriage, skimming the seas in a glass bottom boat, snorkeling below the waves. If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, you may choose to take a leisurely walking tour through historic Kailua Village or one of the many island coffee plantations.

Day 7

Nawiliwili, Kauai (8:00 AM–Overnight)

This verdant little isle exudes peace and tranquility. Nature has been good to Kauai, creating craters, mountains, rivers, canyons and glorious stretches of palm-fringed beaches. Nicknamed the “Garden Island” Kauai is the least populated and developed of the four main islands. The Island’s spectacular scenery including canyons, cliffs and waterfalls, makes it a firm favorite to take a helicopter flight-seeing tour of a lifetime!

Day 8

Nawiliwili, Kauai and the Na Pali Coast (Overnight–2:00 PM)

It’s no wonder that an impressive list of Hollywood productions have used this emerald island as a setting. The Na Pali Coast, featured in the film Jurassic Park and many other movies, is one of the most distinctive geological features of Kauai. Kauai is famous for Waimea Canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.

Day 9

Disembark from the Cruise Ship (7:00 AM)

This morning you will go on the most popular tour in Hawaii – the included Pearl Harbor and Honolulu city tour. We head first to Pearl Harbor where we take a Navy launch out to the USS Arizona Memorial. Explore the visitor center, view the 23-minute film and see the USS Bowfin submarine before we head off to see the sights of Honolulu. Set in a real dormant volcano, we visit Punchbowl Crater, home of the National Cemetery of the Pacific, before continuing onto downtown Honolulu. You will see the State Capitol and Iolani Palace.
Doubletree Alana Waikiki or similar

Day 10

Oahu

Leisure day - you’re back in Oahu and these days are yours to do as you wish. Your Tour Director has arranged a variety of popular optional tours. Whatever you do, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the famous Waikiki beach and shopping on Kalakaua Avenue.
Doubletree Alana Waikiki or similar

Day 11

Oahu

Leisure day - during your stay in Waikiki, why not visit the Hawaii Army Museum, a museum that tells the military story of Hawaii, from ancient times to the Gulf War and the War in Iraq? Admission is free.
Doubletree Alana Waikiki or similar

Day 12

Depart for Home

Transfer to Honolulu airport for your flight home. If you are on a later departing flight from Honolulu, we do offer an optional Island Tour to show you Oahu’s highlights before returning you to the airport.

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Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.