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HONOLULU (OAHU), HAWAII

All Hands on Deck: Maintaining the USS Missouri (The Mighty Mo) in Pearl Harbor

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8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Itinerary for Dec 4 — Dec 11, 2012

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Waikiki Resort Hotel is very well located in the heart of Waikiki, half a block away from the Kuhio Beach section of world famous Waikiki Beach and in the shadow of iconic Diamond Head. Being near Kuhio Beach is a real plus, as it is the most interesting part of Waikiki Beach because it is wide, sandy, nicely landscaped, and it is home to the beachboy stands which send out surfers and outrigger canoes. The hotel is also within walking distance of other popular attractions such as Kapi`olani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, the International Marketplace, King's Village shops, and a multitude of restaurants and other attractions.

Contact info:
2460 Koa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-922-4911
web: www.waikikiresort.com

Room amenities: Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, private balcony, high speed Internet access (plug in available in room, not Wi-Fi, for surcharge of $9.95 plus tax per 24 hour period as of 7/12), hair dryers, ironing boards with irons, refrigerator, shower or shower and 1/2 bath tub, clock radio, color TV with on demand movies and games, and an in-room safe (surcharge) .

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and pool deck, sundry and gift shops, self-service laundry, a laundry and dry cleaning service, a 24-hour business center, two restaurants, and a 24-hour bell desk, front desk, Wi-Fi availalbe in lobby (no fee) and hotel security service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See rates in comments section
2012 Double/Single Rates: $115.00 + taxes for January-March, July-August, & December $105.00 + taxes for April-June, September-November 2013 Double/Single Rates: $120.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $110.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Tuesday, December 04 - Arrival and Welcome/Introductions & Orientation
Afternoon: Program Registration

Dinner: Hotel restaurant

Evening: Introductions and Overview of Service Projects

Lodging: Waikiki Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Waikiki Resort Hotel is very well located in the heart of Waikiki, half a block away from the Kuhio Beach section of world famous Waikiki Beach and in the shadow of iconic Diamond Head. Being near Kuhio Beach is a real plus, as it is the most interesting part of Waikiki Beach because it is wide, sandy, nicely landscaped, and it is home to the beachboy stands which send out surfers and outrigger canoes. The hotel is also within walking distance of other popular attractions such as Kapi`olani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, the International Marketplace, King's Village shops, and a multitude of restaurants and other attractions.

Contact info:
2460 Koa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-922-4911
web: www.waikikiresort.com

Room amenities: Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, private balcony, high speed Internet access (plug in available in room, not Wi-Fi, for surcharge of $9.95 plus tax per 24 hour period as of 7/12), hair dryers, ironing boards with irons, refrigerator, shower or shower and 1/2 bath tub, clock radio, color TV with on demand movies and games, and an in-room safe (surcharge) .

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and pool deck, sundry and gift shops, self-service laundry, a laundry and dry cleaning service, a 24-hour business center, two restaurants, and a 24-hour bell desk, front desk, Wi-Fi availalbe in lobby (no fee) and hotel security service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See rates in comments section
2012 Double/Single Rates: $115.00 + taxes for January-March, July-August, & December $105.00 + taxes for April-June, September-November 2013 Double/Single Rates: $120.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $110.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, December 05 - Mighty Mo Introduction and Orientation/Service Wo...
Mighty Mo Introduction and Orientation/Service Work/Welcome Dinner/Free Evening

Breakfast: Hotel restaurant

Morning: Bus departs for Pearl Harbor where our group will register with Security/Volunteer Department Orientation to the Mighty Mo – Class and Tour Orientation to Service Projects aboard Mighty Mo. If time permits, we will start volunteer projects prior to lunch.

Lunch: Mighty Mo

Afternoon: Service Work on Mighty Mo: The main focus of our service work will involve becoming part of the "teak crew", which is responsible for repairing and maintaining the ship's teak deck, other parts of its deck structure, and other woodworking and shop work projects. This will generally involve being outside in the beautiful Hawaiian weather with great views of Pearl Harbor, the ocean, and the mountains. Of course we do try to work in the shade where possible, and those who are particularly sensitive to the sun can be assigned projects out of the sun. No specific skills are required to participate in this service program, but we are certainly interested in identifying and using your specific talents, so let us know! More information will be culled from a questionnaire sent to you before your program begins.

Dinner: At hotel restaurant

Evening: Free Evening to explore and/or pack overnight bag for tomorrow's night aboard the Mighty Mo

Lodging: Waikiki Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: The overnight encampment aboard the USS Missouri offers a rare and unique opportunity to visit areas of the battleship normally off limits to visitors. Participants will gain insight to the many different systems and pieces of equipment aboard this historic battleship. Some Interesting Facts: Designing the Missouri took 175 tons of blueprint paper. The ship was built in three years and required over 3 million man-days to complete the job. For comparison’s sake, the Missouri is 279 feet longer and 11 feet wider than the USS Arizona. The Mighty Mo is also 5 feet longer and 18 feet wider than the RMS Titanic. Just how big is the Missouri? If you could stand the ship on end, it would be 332 feet taller than the Washington Monument. The nine 16-inch guns are the Mighty Mo’s trademark feature. Each gun barrel is 65 feet long, weighs an incredible 116 tons, and can fire a 2,700-pound shell 23 miles in 50 seconds – with pinpoint accuracy. The Missouri was the last battleship ever built. It was also the most formidable. Along with its firepower was a thick steel armor plating that protected the hull (13.5 inches), the gun turrets (17 inches in front; 13 inches on the sides), the citadel (17 inches), and the conning tower sides (17.3 inches).

Ship Information: Class: Iowa-class battleship Length: 887 feet Height: 209 feet from keel to mast Beam: 108 feet Weight: 58,000 tons (full load); 45,000 tons (unloaded) Speed: In excess of 30 knots (35 mph)

Contact info:
Pearl Harbor
63 Cowpens Street,
Honolulu, HI 96818 USA
phone: 808-455-1600
web: www.ussmissouri.org

Facility amenities: Mess Hall, public restrooms and showers

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


Day Three: Thursday, December 06 - Service Work/Behind the Scenes Tour/Sunset BBQ Di...
Service Work/Behind the Scenes Tour/Sunset BBQ Dinner Pier Side/Overnight on the Might Mo

Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant

Morning: As you will be overnighting aboard the USS Missouri, check out of your hotel room. Bus will depart for Pearl Harbor after breakfast. Service Work until lunch

Lunch: At the Mighty Mo

Afternoon: Afternoon Service Work, shower and clean up for evening activities. Approximately 4:15 pm, Behind the Scenes of the Mighty Mo: We’ll engage you in shipboard life and the experiences of a battleship sailor. You will visit the officer's wardroom and radio room, where the word of Japanese surrender was sent to other ships throughout the fleet. You'll also visit our Chief Petty Officer's legacy center where you'll learn what it means to "Ask The Chief.”

Dinner: BBQ Dinner on the pier.

Evening: Historical War movie

Lodging: USS Missouri Memorial

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Waikiki Resort Hotel is very well located in the heart of Waikiki, half a block away from the Kuhio Beach section of world famous Waikiki Beach and in the shadow of iconic Diamond Head. Being near Kuhio Beach is a real plus, as it is the most interesting part of Waikiki Beach because it is wide, sandy, nicely landscaped, and it is home to the beachboy stands which send out surfers and outrigger canoes. The hotel is also within walking distance of other popular attractions such as Kapi`olani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, the International Marketplace, King's Village shops, and a multitude of restaurants and other attractions.

Contact info:
2460 Koa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-922-4911
web: www.waikikiresort.com

Room amenities: Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, private balcony, high speed Internet access (plug in available in room, not Wi-Fi, for surcharge of $9.95 plus tax per 24 hour period as of 7/12), hair dryers, ironing boards with irons, refrigerator, shower or shower and 1/2 bath tub, clock radio, color TV with on demand movies and games, and an in-room safe (surcharge) .

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and pool deck, sundry and gift shops, self-service laundry, a laundry and dry cleaning service, a 24-hour business center, two restaurants, and a 24-hour bell desk, front desk, Wi-Fi availalbe in lobby (no fee) and hotel security service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See rates in comments section
2012 Double/Single Rates: $115.00 + taxes for January-March, July-August, & December $105.00 + taxes for April-June, September-November 2013 Double/Single Rates: $120.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $110.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Friday, December 07 - December 7 Memorial Ceremony/USS Arizona Visit/S...
Breakfast: Aboard the Mighty Mo

Morning: Pearl Harbor Day Anniversary Commemoration: Highlights of the ceremony generally include military band music, morning colors, a Hawaiian blessing, a rifle salute by members of the U.S. Marine Corps, wreath presentations, echo taps, special speakers and recognition of the men and women who survived that December 7, 1941 and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Free morning to experience the commemorative events - listen and talk to special speakers and experience tours of the harbor on your own. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial. Catch the Pearl Harbor free shuttle back to the Mighty Mo on your own.

Lunch: At the Mighty Mo

Afternoon: Afternoon service work. Depart on bus back to the Waikiki Hotel late afternoon. Check into hotel.

Dinner: Hotel Restaurant

Evening: Class: "Date of Infamy"

Lodging: Waikiki Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Waikiki Resort Hotel is very well located in the heart of Waikiki, half a block away from the Kuhio Beach section of world famous Waikiki Beach and in the shadow of iconic Diamond Head. Being near Kuhio Beach is a real plus, as it is the most interesting part of Waikiki Beach because it is wide, sandy, nicely landscaped, and it is home to the beachboy stands which send out surfers and outrigger canoes. The hotel is also within walking distance of other popular attractions such as Kapi`olani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, the International Marketplace, King's Village shops, and a multitude of restaurants and other attractions.

Contact info:
2460 Koa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-922-4911
web: www.waikikiresort.com

Room amenities: Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, private balcony, high speed Internet access (plug in available in room, not Wi-Fi, for surcharge of $9.95 plus tax per 24 hour period as of 7/12), hair dryers, ironing boards with irons, refrigerator, shower or shower and 1/2 bath tub, clock radio, color TV with on demand movies and games, and an in-room safe (surcharge) .

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and pool deck, sundry and gift shops, self-service laundry, a laundry and dry cleaning service, a 24-hour business center, two restaurants, and a 24-hour bell desk, front desk, Wi-Fi availalbe in lobby (no fee) and hotel security service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See rates in comments section
2012 Double/Single Rates: $115.00 + taxes for January-March, July-August, & December $105.00 + taxes for April-June, September-November 2013 Double/Single Rates: $120.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $110.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Saturday, December 08 - Free Day to Explore the Island of Oahu
Breakfast: Free Day to Explore or rest. All meals and activities are on your on your own today

Lunch: On your own

Dinner: On your own

Lodging: Waikiki Resort Hotel

Type: Hotel

Description: The Waikiki Resort Hotel is very well located in the heart of Waikiki, half a block away from the Kuhio Beach section of world famous Waikiki Beach and in the shadow of iconic Diamond Head. Being near Kuhio Beach is a real plus, as it is the most interesting part of Waikiki Beach because it is wide, sandy, nicely landscaped, and it is home to the beachboy stands which send out surfers and outrigger canoes. The hotel is also within walking distance of other popular attractions such as Kapi`olani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, the International Marketplace, King's Village shops, and a multitude of restaurants and other attractions.

Contact info:
2460 Koa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-922-4911
web: www.waikikiresort.com

Room amenities: Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, private balcony, high speed Internet access (plug in available in room, not Wi-Fi, for surcharge of $9.95 plus tax per 24 hour period as of 7/12), hair dryers, ironing boards with irons, refrigerator, shower or shower and 1/2 bath tub, clock radio, color TV with on demand movies and games, and an in-room safe (surcharge) .

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and pool deck, sundry and gift shops, self-service laundry, a laundry and dry cleaning service, a 24-hour business center, two restaurants, and a 24-hour bell desk, front desk, Wi-Fi availalbe in lobby (no fee) and hotel security service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See rates in comments section
2012 Double/Single Rates: $115.00 + taxes for January-March, July-August, & December $105.00 + taxes for April-June, September-November 2013 Double/Single Rates: $120.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $110.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Sunday, December 09 - Service Work/Service Work/National Memorial Cemet...
Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant

Morning: Depart for Pearl Harbor and continue service work until lunch.

Lunch: At Mighty Mo

Afternoon: Continue service work. After cleaning up, depart for field trip: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in a dramatic natural setting in extinct Puowaina crater which was formed 75,000 to 100,000 years ago.

Dinner: Arrive Hotel - Free Evening. Dinner is on your own to explore local fare Suggested Evening Activity: Visit the original site of the Hawai`i Calls radio program, the Banyan Court, at the Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel

Lodging: Waikiki Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: The Waikiki Resort Hotel is very well located in the heart of Waikiki, half a block away from the Kuhio Beach section of world famous Waikiki Beach and in the shadow of iconic Diamond Head. Being near Kuhio Beach is a real plus, as it is the most interesting part of Waikiki Beach because it is wide, sandy, nicely landscaped, and it is home to the beachboy stands which send out surfers and outrigger canoes. The hotel is also within walking distance of other popular attractions such as Kapi`olani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, the International Marketplace, King's Village shops, and a multitude of restaurants and other attractions.

Contact info:
2460 Koa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-922-4911
web: www.waikikiresort.com

Room amenities: Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, private balcony, high speed Internet access (plug in available in room, not Wi-Fi, for surcharge of $9.95 plus tax per 24 hour period as of 7/12), hair dryers, ironing boards with irons, refrigerator, shower or shower and 1/2 bath tub, clock radio, color TV with on demand movies and games, and an in-room safe (surcharge) .

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and pool deck, sundry and gift shops, self-service laundry, a laundry and dry cleaning service, a 24-hour business center, two restaurants, and a 24-hour bell desk, front desk, Wi-Fi availalbe in lobby (no fee) and hotel security service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See rates in comments section
2012 Double/Single Rates: $115.00 + taxes for January-March, July-August, & December $105.00 + taxes for April-June, September-November 2013 Double/Single Rates: $120.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $110.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Seven: Monday, December 10 - Service/Service Work/Aloha (Farewell) Dinner
Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant

Morning: Morning Service work

Lunch: At the Mighty Mo

Afternoon: Last afternoon of service work.

Dinner: At a local restaurant

Evening: Free Evening.

Lodging: Waikiki Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Tuesday, December 11 - Check out
Breakfast: Hotel restaurant

Morning: End of program. Check out of hotel by noon with independent departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Hawaii Visitors and Convention BureauComprehensive listing of events and activities for the state. Contains much information about local events and activities. Searchable by dates, activity, etc. - To find information on the island's events and activities; click on the island in the map at the top of the home page. Or, you may call 1-800-Go-Hawaii.
For additional information, visit: www.gohawaii.com
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.
For additional information, visit: www.gohawaii.com
Waikiki AquariumThe Waikiki Aquarium, founded in 1904, is the third oldest public aquarium in the United States. A part of the University of Hawaii since 1919, the Aquarium is located next to a living reef on the Waikiki shoreline. Our exhibits, programs, and research focus on the aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. The Waikiki Aquarium has been designated as the Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center for the Pacific Island Region of the Coastal America Partnership. Located near Kapiolani Park, on the southern shoreline of the island of Oahu. 2777 Kalakaua Ave Honolulu, HI 96815 Tel: 808-923-9741 Hours: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily Admission: Adult (18+) - $9; Seniors, Students, Locals, Military - $6
For additional information, visit: www.waquarium.org
Music, Fire, Dance & RomanceThe Sheraton Moana Surfrider has always been home to island musicians. From 1935 to 1975, the live radio show "Hawaii Calls" was broadcast from the Banyan Court stage to bring the sounds of Hawaii to thousands of listeners on the West Coast. Nightly entertainment at the Banyan Court features the musical talents of a variety of local groups. There is no better way to relax than to spend an evening listening to beautiful island melodies accompanied by graceful hula dancers. Every Friday at 7:30 pm, the Komo Mai to the Courtyard (Come to the Courtyard) program offers a complimentary keiki (children) hula show followed by conch shell blowers and a spectacular Tahitian fireknife dancer. On Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm couples are invited to take part in the Promise Me Again, wedding vow renewal program. Couples lovingly exchange vows and a fresh flower lei during the ceremony and then dance to the Hawaiian Wedding Song-made famous by the Elvis Presley hit movie, "Blue Hawaii"-as they express the rededication of their lives and their love to one another. The Banyan Courtyard Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel 2365 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki Tel: 808-922-3111 Every Evening 5:30-10:30 pm Admission: Free
For additional information, visit: www.moanasurfrider.com/calendar.htm
The Honolulu Academy of ArtsThe only general fine arts museum in Hawaii, the Honolulu Academy of Arts encompasses 32 galleries surrounding six courtyard gardens. The academy is designed as an elegant amalgamation of the various cultures from East and West that have made Hawaii their home. The museum houses an impressive collection of world art and one of the largest collections of Asian art in the United States. The Academy also conducts tours of Shangri La, Doris Duke's architecturally significant Honolulu estate. 900 South Beretania Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96814-1495 Tel: (808) 532-8701 Recorded Information Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission: Adults $7.00; Seniors $4.00
For additional information, visit: www.honoluluacademy.org/cmshaa/academy/index.aspx

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16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
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10 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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