Hawaii, the ever-popular Polynesian paradise of unbridled beauty combined with an abundance of things to do and see!
Start off with two nights in a hotel near famous Waikiki Beach. An excursion to Pearl Harbor and the exhibits at the USS Arizona Memorial* are included with a city tour of Honolulu. Then, set sail on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America, United States flagged and crewed and the only big ship allowed to sail these Hawaiian waters without touching a foreign port. Set off from Oahu and cruise the Big Island of Hawaii, Maui and Kauai – all without having to unpack to see each island.
Daily optional excursions will enhance your experience and with two ports on the Big Island and port overnights in both Maui and Kauai, you’ll have the extra time and freedom to choose more than just one excursion on each island.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Freestyle Cruising mentality means your time onboard is less structured, giving you the flexibility to create your own dining experience, choosing from 14 restaurants, and the liberty to dress up, dress down, or have pizza delivered to your stateroom.
Sail through paradise at your own pace, creating the Hawaiian experience that is perfect for you!
*The USS Arizona Memorial (sunken ship) viewing platform is currently undergoing renovations. The exhibits and museums are still open to visitors. Should the repairs be complete by these travel dates, your ticket will include this attraction as well.
Hear what past guests have to say about traveling with Ambassadair
“Hawaii is breathtaking! The highlight of the excursions was the helicopter ride in Hilo. I would definitely go back to Hawaii.”
“It was a great adventure! Such fun to see the differences in each of the islands we visited and learn a bit about the history and culture of the islands!”
“Hassel free planning, lots of excursions available to choose from and wonderful people to travel with.”
Visit four Hawaiian Islands
Two nights on Oahu at a Waikiki Beach hotel
Honolulu city tour including Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial
Overnight on the ship on Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island to maximize time on shore
Variety of optional excursions and activities in each port
Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Honolulu, Hawaii
2 nights accommodations at a Waikiki Beach hotel
7 nights shipboard accommodations on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America
All meals on the ship
Transfers, taxes, and port charges
Ship’s Registry: United States
Due to Hawaiian laws, there is no casino onboard Pride of America.
Thu, Mar 28: Fly to Honolulu, Oahu. Transfer to your hotel and spend two nights near Waikiki Beach.
Fri, Mar 29: Take an included tour of Pearl Harbor and the exhibits at the USS Arizona Memorial. Afterward, head downtown for a narrated tour of Honolulu’s highlights, including Punchbowl National Cemetery and Iolani Palace. The remainder of the afternoon and evening are at your leisure.
Sat, Mar 30: Board Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America in Honolulu and slip into a relaxed frame of mind, knowing you won’t have to unpack to island-hop for the rest of the trip. Catch the patriotic vibe on board a celebration of all things American, right down to the décor! At the ship’s Liberty Restaurant, you’ll be greeted by statues of George Washington and Abe Lincoln, stars-and-ribbons carpeting, the soaring-eagle-motif glass ceiling and bunting-style curtains! Spend the afternoon getting acquainted with the ship, then dine “as you wish.”
Sun, Mar 31: Kahului, Maui. Considered the most magical and romantic of the islands, Maui is full of lush mountains and rainforests that complement the tropical beaches. Many people choose to see the island’s diverse beauty on a helicopter ride, spying hidden waterfalls in the jungle. Staying overnight in port affords the opportunity to rise before dawn for the ritual sunrise journey to the top of Mount Haleakala. Or sleep in and spend the next day on the beach, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling or hiking. Optional shore excursions include: Tropical Plantation & Iao Valley, Road to Heavenly Hana, Haleakala Crater at Sunset, Whale Watch Cruise, Lahaina Segway Tour.
Mon, Apr 1: Maui. Spend another day ashore exploring more of the magical charms of Maui. Optional shore excursions include: Haleakala Crater at Sunrise, Maui Beach Day, Lanai Wildside Raft Snorkel, Rappel Waterfalls.
Tue, Apr 2: Hilo, Hawaii (the “Big Island”)**. On the island of Hawaii, many visitors head for Volcanoes National Park, a surreal landscape of lava tubes, fire pits, and an active volcano! You can even take a 45-minute helicopter ride over the smoking Mount Kilauea. Optional shore excursions include: Volcanoes National Park, Circle of Fire by Helicopter; Zipline through Paradise, Journey to Mauna Kea.
Wed, Apr 3: Kona, Hawaii. The Kona District on the Big Island is the gateway to the sunny western coast, where you may take a drive through rolling green pastures, visit sacred sites, or snorkel in a protected marine preserve. Kona is also home to several coffee plantations, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, and Kealakekua Bay, where Captain James Cook first set foot on the island in 1778. Optional shore excursions include: Kona Mocha Coffee Country, Captain Zodiac Snorkel & Dolphin Adventure, Gold Coast & Cloud Forest, Magical Seahorse Discovery, Parasailing in Paradise.
Thu, Apr 4: Nawiliwili, Kauai. The tropical paradise of the island of Kauai is ruggedly beautiful and remote (enough that it made an ideal setting for Jurassic Park). Swim underneath a waterfall, visit Fern Grotto and take in the splendor of Waimea Canyon, a sight you have to see to believe. The same can be said for the Na Pali coast — board a smaller boat to sail the coastline edged with 4,000-foot-tall cliffs. Optional shore excursions include: Luau Kalamaku & Plantation Train, Journey to Waimea Canyon, Wailua River & Fern Grotto, Na Pali Explorer.
Fri, Apr 5: Kauai. Enjoy a second day to discover more of this lush tropical island. Optional shore excursions include: Kauai on Horseback, Jewels of Hawaii – Waterfalls & Tropical Gardens, Poipu Surfing Lessons, Mokihana Helicopter.
Sat, Apr 6: Oahu. Disembark in Honolulu and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.
Sun, Apr 7: Arrive home in the morning.
**After a detailed evaluation and consultation with authorities and experts on The Big Island of Hawaii, NCL is resuming their regular itinerary for Pride of America, visiting both ports of Hilo and Kona on the island of Hawaii. Please know that the safety and security of guests and crew remain NCL’s first priority so they will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation.
NCL Pride of America
Uniquely suited to Hawaii, Pride of America is the only mega-cruise ship able to complete closed-loop roundtrip cruises from Honolulu. The innovative U.S.-owned ship is crewed by United States citizens. Highlights: attractive staterooms • 14 restaurants • nine bar/lounges • complimentary room service • Internet center (fees apply) • library • fitness center • spa • two pools • four hot tubs • outdoor splash pool for kids • sports court • deck games • golf driving net • Hollywood Theater • jogging/walking track • hot tubs • entertainment • live music • wine tastings • shopping arcade • Entourage Teen Club • Kid’s Splash Academy.
Category IB Inside
Category OK Outside Obstructed
Category BD Balcony
Ambassadair Trip #7572
Deposit Per Person: $250
Final Payment: 11/26/18
Cancellation Fee Per Person: 120-0 Days – No Refund
Trip Insurance: Optional Trip Insurance through Travel Insured International. To purchase, call your Ambassadair Travel Counselor.
*Subject to change due to increase in exchange rate or fuel surcharge