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Program #16225RJ
20 Days | 19 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
4,100' at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park site

Itinerary for Mar 27 — Apr 15, 2015

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Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Located 2.5 miles from the airport, the Westgate hotel is perfectly situated to enjoy Horton Plaza shopping center and trendy restaurants and nightclubs in the Gaslamp Quarter. Designed as a re-creation of an anteroom in the Palace of Versailles, the Grand Lobby is noted for its magnificent antiques, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, Flemish and French tapestries and Persian carpets.

Contact info:
1055 Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
phone: 800-522-1564
web: www.westgatehotel.com

Room amenities: Room amenities include minibars, DVD & CD players, iron/ironing board, clock radio, hair dryer, climate control, a desk and laptop-compatible safes. High-speed Internet access is complimentary, and TV-based Internet access is also available (surcharge).

Facility amenities: Guests enjoy access to two restaurants (Le Fontainebleau - Flagship restaurant known for romantic atmosphere and contemporary French cuisine and Le Grand Café featuring Continental-inspired California cuisine), 24 hour room service, an upscale grocery, a bar, afternoon tea served every weekday, a fitness center and a spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See Additional Nights Comments
2015 Rates: $205 per night plus taxes (subject to change and availability)

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Friday, March 27 - Registration/Welcome
Afternoon: Program Registration

Dinner: Welcome Buffet Dinner - The Westgate Room

Evening: Brief introductions to the members of the group.

Lodging: The Westgate Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Saturday, March 28 - Free Afternoon/Transfer to Ship
Breakfast: Hotel restaurant

Morning: Program Orientation. Free Time to pack and check out of hotel. Depart for ship; Arrive Port of San Diego, "B" Street Pier, and check-in

Lunch: Aboard ship on your own.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to get settled into your cabin and to explore the ship. Ship departs San Diego for Hawaii at 5:00 pm

Dinner: Welcome Dinner - Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free Evening

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Sunday, March 29 - Morning Class/Free Time/Cocktail Party
Note: Lecture topics subject to change.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: Welcome to the Pacific: General Geology and Geography

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in on-board activities. Welcome Cocktail party prior to dinner

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Monday, March 30 - Morning Class/Free Afternoon
Note: Lecture topics subject to change.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: Polynesian Migration Theories: Across the Pacific and to Hawaii

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Tuesday, March 31 - Morning Class/ Free Afternoon
Note: Lecture topics subject to change.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: Class: Captain Cook in the Pacific and Hawaii

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in the on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Wednesday, April 01 - Morning Class/ Free Afternoon
Note: Lecture topics subject to change.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: The Hawaiian Monarchy

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in the on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Thursday, April 02 - Morning Class/Free Afternoon
Note: Lecture topics subject to change.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: 19th Century Changes: Sandalwood, Missionaries, and Whalers

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in the on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Friday, April 03 - Arrive Lahaina/Iao Valley State Park/Maui Ocean C...
Arrive Lahaina/Iao Valley State Park/Maui Ocean Center/Depart Maui for Honolulu on the island of Oahu

Note: This is a "tender" port. As Lahaina has a small, shallow port, the ship must anchor off-shore. The group will board tenders (smaller boats) that will transfer them to shore. Assistance is provided by ship staff at boarding time. Iao Valley field trip: scenic drive with interpretation on bus. When you reach the the park, there is an option of climbing 131 stairs to the top or staying at the bottom at the visitor's center or on the bus.

Arrive To: Ship arrives at Lahaina, Maui at 10:00 am.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Field Trip: Iao Valley State Park - This lush green valley is a sacred site to the Hawaiian people and is the historic location of a fierce battle between Maui warriors and the army of Kamehameha I.

Lunch: Seascape Restaurant-Maui Ocean Center

Afternoon: Field trip to Maui Ocean Center. Maui Ocean Center is an aquarium which is devoted to Hawaii’s unique marine environment. This state-of-the-art marine park features spectacular live coral displays (the largest collection in the nation), elusive garden eels and majestic lionfish, colorful Hawaiian wrasses, Hawaii’s beloved green sea turtles, sharks, rays and more.

Dinner: At leisure aboard ship or on your own in Lahaina

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

In Transit: All aboard by 10:00 pm. Ship sets sail for Honolulu at 11:00 pm

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Saturday, April 04 - Arrive Honolulu/Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona Memori...
Arrive Honolulu/Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona Memorial/Bishop Museum /Free Time/Depart Honolulu for Kauai

Arrive To: Ship arrives at Honolulu Harbor, Oahu at 7:00 am

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Field trip to World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument - view historical film in the theater, board the launch for a ride across Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial, explore the museum and book shop.

Lunch: Picnic on the beautiful grounds of Bishop Museum

Afternoon: Field trip to Bishop Museum. Designated the State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Bishop Museum is dedicated to telling the story of Hawai`i and its place in the Pacific.

Dinner: On board ship or you are free to explore local dining options on your own.

Evening: Free Evening to explore Oahu or participate in shipboard activities.

In Transit: All aboard by 10:00 pm. Ship sets sail for Kauai at 11:00 pm.

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Sunday, April 05 - Free Day in Honolulu
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Free day to explore Oahu or participate in shipboard activities.

Lunch: On board ship or you are free to explore local dining options on your own.

Afternoon: All aboard by 5:00 pm. Ship sets sail for Nawiliwili, Kauai, at 6 pm.

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities.

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Monday, April 06 - Waimea Canyon/Coffee Plantation/Depart Kauai for ...
Arrive To: Ship arrives at Nawiliwili, Kauai at 8:00 am

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Field Trip: Waimea Canyon - the geologically spectacular "Grand Canyon" of Hawaii - and Kokee State Park. Today we'll study Kauai's natural history, including stops to view Waimea Canyon's incredible erosional valleys from several vantage points. At Kokee State Park, high in the rain forest, we'll continue natural history studies in lush green surroundings. We'll also visit tiny Kokee Museum to learn about Kauai's native birds, plants and other unique natural resources.

Lunch: Picnic Lunch at beautiful, peaceful Kokee Park

Afternoon: After lunch we will depart for the ship and stop at Kaua`i Coffee Company – Hawaii’s largest coffee grower with more than 3400 acres under cultivation. Visit includes a self-guided walking tour of the coffee growing and production process as well as opportunity to sample their different products. All aboard by 4:00 pm. Ship sets sail from Kauai for Kona at 5:00 pm

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Tuesday, April 07 - Arrive Kona, Hawaii Island/Puuhonua (Place of Ref...
Arrive Kona, Hawaii Island/Puuhonua (Place of Refuge) o Honaunau National Historical Park/Depart for Hilo

Note: This is a "tender" port. As Kona has a small port; the ship must anchor off-shore. The group will board tenders (smaller boats) that will transfer them to Kona's shore. Assistance is provided by ship staff at boarding time.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Ship arrives at Kona, Hawaii Island at 8:00 am Field Trip: Puuhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge) National Historical Park: This historic site contains one of the most sacred heiau (traditional place of worship) in the islands. Learn about Hawaiian building construction, heiau, and the process through which ancient Hawaiians pardoned those who broke the kapu (laws).

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free Afternoon to explore Kona on your own. All aboard by 4:00 pm. Ship departs for Hilo at 5:00 pm.

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Wednesday, April 08 - Arrive Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii/Hawaii Volcanoes ...
Arrive Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii/Hawaii Volcanoes National Park/Orchid Garden/Sail for Ensenada, Mexico

Note: Thurston Lava Tube: Can be wet and slippery, 15 -20 stairs down to the tube and 15- 20 back up. Walking on uneven ground, on and off busses all day. Approx total 1-2 miles walking.

Arrive To: Ship arrives at Hilo, Hawaii Island at 8:00 am

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Field Trip: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Your exploration will include guided nature walks and hikes. Stops include: •Jaggar Museum and its overlook into Kilauea Caldera. •The Steam vents. Ground water seeps down to the hot volcanic rocks in this area and returns to the surface as steam. •A walk through a lush rainforest to Nahuku (Thurston) Lava Tube, a natural cave formed by ancient lava flows. •Devastation Trail. The Trail was formed in 1959 as a result of an eruption from the Kilauea Iki crater (Iki is Hawaiian for small). •Kilauea Visitor Center to see exhibits on volcanoes, rainforest, and island formation.

Lunch: Deli lunch - Crater Rim Cafe, Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) – KMC is a 50 acre military “R&R” camp located within confines of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It was founded in 1916, the same year as the National Park.

Afternoon: Continuation of Volcanoes field trip. Along the way back to the ship, we'll make a brief stop at an orchid nursery that has over 1000 blooming orchids on display - one of the largest collections in Hawaii. All aboard by 4:00 pm. Ship sets sail for Ensenada, Mexico at 5:00 pm.

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities.

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Thursday, April 09 - Free Day
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Free day to relax and/or participate in shipboard activities

Lunch: Aboard ship

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Friday, April 10 - Morning Class/ Free Afternoon
Note: Lecture topics subject to change.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: Class: Where Did Everybody Come From: Population and Cultural Diversity

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in the on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Saturday, April 11 - Morning Class/Free Afternoon
Note: Lecture topics subject to change.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: 20th century changes and WW II

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in the on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seventeen: Sunday, April 12 - Morning Class/Free Afternoon
Note: Lecture topics subject to change.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: Who is a Native Hawaii?

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in the on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eighteen: Monday, April 13 - Morning Class/Free Afternoon
Note: Lecture topics subject to change.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: Present Day Hawaii--becoming America

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in the on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free afternoon to relax or participate in the on-board activities

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The MS Veendam's major upgrade in 2009 has transformed the ship into a trendsetter for its class. Now measuring 57,092 tons and carrying 1,350 passengers (up from 1,266), Veendam's enhancements include new lanai and spa cabin categories, a more contemporary look in public areas and cabins, additional dining options and a revamped theater experience. The overhaul has given new energy to this ship, which continues to delight passengers with a high passenger-to-space ratio, the latest in technological advances -- including a pool-side large screen for showing movies and nature films -- and beautiful Dutch art and antique displays.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,350 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage 100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Facility amenities: •Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options •Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests •Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. •Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening. •Rubens Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270' views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nineteen: Tuesday, April 14 - Arrive Mexico/Depart Mexico for San Diego
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Free Day to relax, participate in shipboard activities, or pack and get ready for disembarkation tomorrow morning

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Arrive Ensenada, Mexico at 12:00 pm– some free time in Ensenada. All Aboard at 5:00 pm. Ship Departs for San Diego at 6:00 pm

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Last opportunity to enjoy the ship's many activities.

Lodging: MS Veendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Twenty: Wednesday, April 15 - Arrive San Diego/Disembark in San Diego and Aloha...
Arrive To: Ship arrives at the San Diego Port, #B Street Pier at 7:00 am. All ashore by 10:30 am.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Disembark ship. Independent departure for airport or other destinations. The ship's shore excursion desk does offer optional activities for this day for those of you who may have late flights and be interested in one of their activities (fee - book through shore excursions desk aboard ship)

We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Diamond HeadDiamond Head State Monument is a true gem on Oahu. Actually named Leahi by Hawaiians, it received its more well known name in the late 1700’s when British seamen saw calcite crystals sparkling in the sunshine and thought they had found diamonds. A hike to the top of Diamond Head takes about an hour over a well-worn path. The summit offers a spectacular 365-degree view of Oahu and is a must trip for photography enthusiasts. Oahu District Office, Hawaii State Parks P.O. Box 621 Honolulu, HI 96809 Tel: 808-587-0300 Open: 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM Year round.
For additional information, visit: http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=15
Discover Historic HonoluluLocated in the heart of Honolulu you'll find many of Hawaii's most historic buildings, including the Iolani Palace home to Hawaii's last monarchs and the only palace on U.S. soil. You'll also want to visit the Hawaii State Capitol, the Kamehameha I Statue, Kawaiahao Church -the first Christian church in Hawaii, the Mission Houses Museum and the Old Federal Building. All of historic Honolulu is within walking distance of downtown parking at the equally famous Aloha Tower.
For additional information, visit: www.honolulu.gov/moca/historichonolulu.htm
Hanauma BayHanauma Bay Nature Preserve is one of the most spectacular natural resources in Hawaii and is dedicated to safeguarding the fragile marine life in the Bay. It is one of the more popular recreational swimming, snorkeling and picnicking areas on O`ahu. The bay itself is legally designated as a State Underwater Park and is the first Marine Life Conservation District in the State. 7455 Kalanianaole Highway. (Enter Hanauma Bay Education Center off the main coastal road Kalanaianaole Highway Route 72 near the eastern tip of Oahu). Pre-recorded Information: (808) 396-4229. Open daily from 6:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. except on Tuesdays.
For additional information, visit: www1.honolulu.gov/parks/facility/hanaumabay
Honolulu ZooThe Honolulu Zoo covers 42 lush, shady acres at the Diamond Head end of Waikîkî. It features some special exhibits such as the Nene (the Hawai`i state bird), native Hawaiian forest birds, and the highlight of the zoo, the Kabuni Reserve. The African savanna covers 12-acres where animals roam freely behind disguised barriers in 30 different habitats. The zoo is located near Kapiolani Park at the corner of Kapahulu and Kalakaua Avenue. Up against the zoo fence, local artists display their paintings and crafts. 151 Kapahulu Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815 Tel: 808-971-7171 Hours: 9:00 am-4:30 pm daily
For additional information, visit: www.honoluluzoo.org
Shop in Waikiki and in the Greater Honolulu AreaWaikiki is a great place to shop and offers prestigious retailers such as Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton as well as more modest stores such as the ever-present ABC Stores. The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center contains 150 stores and restaurants on four levels. Ala Moana Shopping Center, located in the heart of Honolulu, is one of the largest open-air shopping centers in the world with more than 200 stores to meet your every need. The Center is recognized as having the flagship stores for most major international, national and local retailers. Other nearby malls in Honolulu to shop at include Aloha Tower Marketplace; Ward Warehouse and Ward Center, across from Fisherman’s Wharf; and Kahala Mall in Kahala.
Waikiki AquariumThe Waikiki Aquarium's exhibits, programs, and research focus on the aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. Over 3,500 marine animals in our exhibits represent more than 500 species of aquatic animals and plants. Every year, 330,000 people including 30,000 school age children visit. It has been designated as the Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center for the Pacific Island Region of the Coastal America Partnership. 2777 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815 Phone: (808)923-9741 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily (facility closes at 5:00 p.m.)
For additional information, visit: http://www.waquarium.org/
Waikiki at NightAt night Waikiki is an exuberant world of shops, bistros and neon lights, alive with people, and complete with amusing street entertainers. Often heralded as the ambassadors of aloha, these musicians, singers, mimes, drummers, and a myriad of other performers give Waikiki a local color and ambience found nowhere else in the Hawaiian Islands. Street performers start about 8pm and ends about 10pm.
Kona, Big Island of Hawaii
Hulihee PalaceBuilt in 1838 by Governor John Adams Kuakini, Hulihee Palace remained until 1916 a retreat and vacation spa for Hawaiian royalty. The Palace is now a museum, displaying historical treasures from Hawaii's past including a collection of former Hawaiian royalty furniture and effects, as well as ancient artifacts. In 1925, the palace was purchased by the Territory of Hawaii and turned over to the Daughters of Hawaii, an organization dedicated to perpetuate the memory and spirit of old Hawaii and of historic facts. 75-5718 Alii Drive Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i 96740 Tel: (808) 329-1877 Hours: Sunday-Saturday 9am-4pm Adults: $6.00 Seniors: $4.00
For additional information, visit: www.huliheepalace.org
Kahua RanchKahua Ranch is located on the western slope of the Kohala Mountains, 3000 feet above sea level. This 8,500 acres of private ranch land provides a variety of landscapes. It is a working ranch with cattle and sheep ranching, hydroponic greenhouses, and also offers visitor related activities including ATV and horseback tours, paniolo bbq, shooting range, and hiking. Reservation Information: Phone:(808) 882-4646 Fax:(808) 882-4444
For additional information, visit: www.kahuaranch.com/
Kona Coffee Plantation and Factory TourAlmost everyone has heard about the magnificent taste of hand-picked Kona coffee. Some of the best coffee in the world is grown on a narrow strip of land in the mountain slopes above Kailua-Kona. Nearly 600 farms share space in this 20-mile-long, 2-mile-wide coffee-rich corridor. Island Sun Coffee or Greenwell Farms are a couple of farms that offer a plantation tour and tasting for a unique sightseeing and educational experience.
For additional information, visit: www.konacoffeefest.com/vendors.html
Lihue, Kauai
Kauai MuseumThe history of Kauai is kept safe in this great little museum and is worth a stop at before you set out to explore the island. It contains a wealth of historical artifacts and information tracing the island's history from the beginning of time through Contact (when Capt. James Cook "discovered" Kauai in 1778), the monarchy period, the plantation era, and the present. See old poi pounders and idols, relics of sugar planters and paniolos, a nice seashell collection, old Hawaiian quilts, feather leis, a replica of a plantation worker's home, a model of Cook's ship, and much more. 4428 Rice Street Lihue, HI 96766 Ph: 808-245-6931 Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm; Sat 10am-4pm Admission: Admission General Public: $10.00 Seniors (65+): $8.00
For additional information, visit: www.kauaimuseum.org
Kilohana PlantationThis 1930's plantation estate was the home of Gaylord and Ethel Wilcox, descendents of missionary families. Gaylord was the manager of the Grove Farm Plantation. His 16,000 square-foot mansion was loving restored and is open to the public. The motif of the house shows how Kauai's rich and famous lived back when sugar was king of the islands. On premise they have Gaylord's Restaurant, a terrific boutique, a country store, and galleries. Guided Plantation tours are available for a fee. 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway Lihue, HI 96766 Ph: 808-245-5608 Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am - 9:30pm Sun 9:30am - 5pm Tour hours: 11:00am 6:30pm daily Admission to the house: FREE
For additional information, visit: kilohanakauai.com/
Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii
Imiloa Astronomy CenterThe relationship between Hawaiian culture and the universe is showcased through a colorful variety of displays and interactive exhibits. There are daily Planetarium shows, an extensive Exhibit Hall to discover, landscape tours. Lunch is available at the on-site restaurant. Hours of Operation are: Tuesday through Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day Admission Rates: Adults (13 and up) $17.50 Located at: Nowelo St, Hilo, HI 96720 Reservation Info Phone:(808) 969-9700 Fax:(808) 969-9748
For additional information, visit: www.imiloahawaii.org
Liliuokalani Park GardensThe Liliuokalani Park and Gardens covers almost 30 acres on the Waiakea Peninsula. This authentic Japanese garden park was built in the early 1900's as a memorial to the Japanese immigrant sugar plantation workers who developed the old Waiakea Sugar Plantation. It is named in honor of Hawaii's last reigning monarch, Queen Liliuokalani who bequeathed part of park land for public use. Beautiful grounds for a leisurely stroll featuring gazebos, fish ponds, bridges, statues and a panoramic view across Hilo Bay. Phone: (808) 826-1053 Hours: Grounds are always open
For additional information, visit: www.gohawaii.com
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
Sugar Cane TrainRailroads traveled through the history of Hawaii for more than 100 years and became a picturesque part of the Hawaiian landscape between fields of sugar cane and plantation villages. The Lahaina Kaanapali Railroad crosses a 325-foot curved wooden trestle whose elevation yields panoramic views of neighboring islands and the West Maui Mountains. Be transported from the Maui of yesteryear to the beauty and charm of Maui today. 17 Kaka'alaneo Drive Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761 Phone: (808) 661-0080 Fax: (808) 661-3444 One Way, Roundtrip and Dinner Tours Available.
For additional information, visit: www.sugarcanetrain.com
Ulalena - Maui TheatreUlalena is a fabulously unique theatrical experience staged at Maui Theatre in historic Lahaina Town. An original presentation which has been acclaimed by critics as masterful, exhilarating and surprising. Ulalena tells the story of Hawaii through visual expression, song, acrobatics and dance. 878 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui Toll Free (877) 661 6655 or (808) 661 6655 Doors open daily at 6pm, Monday - Friday Prices start at $60.
For additional information, visit: www.ulalena.com

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