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Program #16225RJ
16 Days | 15 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 Nov 16 — Dec 1, 2012

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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
2012 & 2013 Rates: $205 per night plus taxes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Friday, November 16 - 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: Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the MS Zaandam. In a soaring three-story atrium at the heart of the MS Zaandam is a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 feet Maximum speed: 23 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,432 Crew: 607 Dedicated: May 2000 by actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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 & premium linens Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers Luxurious terrycloth bathrobes Televisions with DVD or VCR players Complimentary fresh fruit

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: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests Explorations Café, 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. Mondriaan 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 Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Saturday, November 17 - 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 Zaandam

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

Description: Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the MS Zaandam. In a soaring three-story atrium at the heart of the MS Zaandam is a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 feet Maximum speed: 23 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,432 Crew: 607 Dedicated: May 2000 by actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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 & premium linens Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers Luxurious terrycloth bathrobes Televisions with DVD or VCR players Complimentary fresh fruit

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: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests Explorations Café, 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. Mondriaan 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 Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Sunday, November 18 - Morning Classes/Free Time/Cocktail Party
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: Introduction to the Pacific Class: History of Pacific Discovery and Exploration by Traditional Voyagers and Europeans. NOTE: The above are examples of class topics that may be given. Topics are dependent upon sailing date and the group leader assigned to that date.

Lunch: Aboard ship

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

Dinner: Dinner - Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Zaandam

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

Description: Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the MS Zaandam. In a soaring three-story atrium at the heart of the MS Zaandam is a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 feet Maximum speed: 23 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,432 Crew: 607 Dedicated: May 2000 by actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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 & premium linens Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers Luxurious terrycloth bathrobes Televisions with DVD or VCR players Complimentary fresh fruit

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: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests Explorations Café, 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. Mondriaan 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 Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Monday, November 19 - Morning Classes/Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: Formation and Evolution of the Hawaiian Islands/Geology of Hawai`i Class: Comparison of Traditional Pacific Voyaging Methods and Modern Navigational Techniques. NOTE: The above are examples of class topics that may be given. Topics are dependent upon sailing date and the group leader assigned to that date.

Lunch: Aboard ship

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

Dinner: Dinner - Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Zaandam

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

Description: Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the MS Zaandam. In a soaring three-story atrium at the heart of the MS Zaandam is a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 feet Maximum speed: 23 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,432 Crew: 607 Dedicated: May 2000 by actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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 & premium linens Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers Luxurious terrycloth bathrobes Televisions with DVD or VCR players Complimentary fresh fruit

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: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests Explorations Café, 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. Mondriaan 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 Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Tuesday, November 20 - Morning Classes/ Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: Class: History of Hawaii Class: Intro to Hawaiian Culture. NOTE: The above are examples of class topics that may be given. Topics are dependent upon sailing date and the group leader assigned to that date.

Lunch: Aboard ship

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

Dinner: Dinner - Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Zaandam

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

Description: Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the MS Zaandam. In a soaring three-story atrium at the heart of the MS Zaandam is a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 feet Maximum speed: 23 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,432 Crew: 607 Dedicated: May 2000 by actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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 & premium linens Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers Luxurious terrycloth bathrobes Televisions with DVD or VCR players Complimentary fresh fruit

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: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests Explorations Café, 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. Mondriaan 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 Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Wednesday, November 21 - Morning Classes/ Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: Plants and Animals of Hawaii Part I Class: Plants and Animals of Hawaii Part II. NOTE: The above are examples of class topics that may be given. Topics are dependent upon sailing date and the group leader assigned to that date.

Lunch: Aboard ship

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

Dinner: Dinner - Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Zaandam

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

Description: Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the MS Zaandam. In a soaring three-story atrium at the heart of the MS Zaandam is a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 feet Maximum speed: 23 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,432 Crew: 607 Dedicated: May 2000 by actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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 & premium linens Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers Luxurious terrycloth bathrobes Televisions with DVD or VCR players Complimentary fresh fruit

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: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests Explorations Café, 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. Mondriaan 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 Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Thursday, November 22 - Arrive Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii/Hawaii Volcanoes ...
Arrive Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii/Hawaii Volcanoes National Park/Orchid Garden/Depart Hilo for Honolulu

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.

Dinner: Dinner on ship on own

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

In Transit: All aboard by 4:00 pm. Ship sets sail for Honolulu, Oahu at 5:00 pm.

Lodging: MS Zaandam

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

Description: Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the MS Zaandam. In a soaring three-story atrium at the heart of the MS Zaandam is a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 feet Maximum speed: 23 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,432 Crew: 607 Dedicated: May 2000 by actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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 & premium linens Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers Luxurious terrycloth bathrobes Televisions with DVD or VCR players Complimentary fresh fruit

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: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests Explorations Café, 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. Mondriaan 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 Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Friday, November 23 - 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 8:00 am

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Field trip to USS Arizona Memorial National Historic Park - 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: Lunch at a local restaurant

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: 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 Zaandam

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

Description: Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the MS Zaandam. In a soaring three-story atrium at the heart of the MS Zaandam is a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 feet Maximum speed: 23 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,432 Crew: 607 Dedicated: May 2000 by actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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 & premium linens Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers Luxurious terrycloth bathrobes Televisions with DVD or VCR players Complimentary fresh fruit

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: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests Explorations Café, 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. Mondriaan 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 Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Saturday, November 24 - 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'lll 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.

Dinner: Dinner - Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

In Transit: All aboard by 4:00 pm. Ship sets sail from Kauai for Maui via the spectacular Na Pali ("the cliffs") coast of Kauai at 5:00 pm

Lodging: MS Zaandam

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

Description: Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the MS Zaandam. In a soaring three-story atrium at the heart of the MS Zaandam is a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 feet Maximum speed: 23 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,432 Crew: 607 Dedicated: May 2000 by actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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 & premium linens Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers Luxurious terrycloth bathrobes Televisions with DVD or VCR players Complimentary fresh fruit

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: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests Explorations Café, 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. Mondriaan 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 Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Sunday, November 25 - Arrive Lahaina/Iao Valley State Park/Maui Ocean C...
Arrive Lahaina/Iao Valley State Park/Maui Ocean Center/Depart Maui for Ensenada, Mexico

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 8:00 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 Hawai`i’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, Hawai`i’s beloved green sea turtles, sharks, rays and more.

Dinner: Dinner - Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

In Transit: All aboard by 4:00 pm. Ship sets sail for Ensenada, Mexico at 5:00 pm

Lodging: MS Zaandam

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

Description: Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the MS Zaandam. In a soaring three-story atrium at the heart of the MS Zaandam is a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 feet Maximum speed: 23 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,432 Crew: 607 Dedicated: May 2000 by actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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 & premium linens Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers Luxurious terrycloth bathrobes Televisions with DVD or VCR players Complimentary fresh fruit

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: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests Explorations Café, 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. Mondriaan 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 Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Monday, November 26 - Free Day
Breakfast: Aboard ship

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

Lunch: Aboard ship

Dinner: Dinner - Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: MS Zaandam

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

Description: Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the MS Zaandam. In a soaring three-story atrium at the heart of the MS Zaandam is a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 feet Maximum speed: 23 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,432 Crew: 607 Dedicated: May 2000 by actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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 & premium linens Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers Luxurious terrycloth bathrobes Televisions with DVD or VCR players Complimentary fresh fruit

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: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests Explorations Café, 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. Mondriaan 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 Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Tuesday, November 27 - Morning Classes/ Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: Class: Wind, Weather, and Waves in the Pacific Ocean Class: Tides and Tsunamis. NOTE: The above are examples of class topics that may be given. Topics are dependent upon sailing date and the group leader assigned to that date.

Lunch: Aboard ship

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

Dinner: Dinner - Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Zaandam

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

Description: Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the MS Zaandam. In a soaring three-story atrium at the heart of the MS Zaandam is a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 feet Maximum speed: 23 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,432 Crew: 607 Dedicated: May 2000 by actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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 & premium linens Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers Luxurious terrycloth bathrobes Televisions with DVD or VCR players Complimentary fresh fruit

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: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests Explorations Café, 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. Mondriaan 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 Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Wednesday, November 28 - Morning Classes/Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: Class: Coral Growth and Reproduction Class: Coral Reefs and Atolls. NOTE: The above are examples of class topics that may be given. Topics are dependent upon sailing date and the group leader assigned to that date.

Lunch: Aboard ship

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

Dinner: Dinner - Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Zaandam

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

Description: Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the MS Zaandam. In a soaring three-story atrium at the heart of the MS Zaandam is a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 feet Maximum speed: 23 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,432 Crew: 607 Dedicated: May 2000 by actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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 & premium linens Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers Luxurious terrycloth bathrobes Televisions with DVD or VCR players Complimentary fresh fruit

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: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests Explorations Café, 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. Mondriaan 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 Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Thursday, November 29 - Morning Classes/Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: Invertebrates of Hawaii Class: Dangerous Marine Organisms. NOTE: The above are examples of class topics that may be given. Topics are dependent upon sailing date and the group leader assigned to that date.

Lunch: Aboard ship

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

Dinner: Dinner - Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Zaandam

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

Description: Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the MS Zaandam. In a soaring three-story atrium at the heart of the MS Zaandam is a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 780 feet Beam: 105.8 feet Maximum speed: 23 knots (maximum) Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,432 Crew: 607 Dedicated: May 2000 by actresses Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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 & premium linens Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers Luxurious terrycloth bathrobes Televisions with DVD or VCR players Complimentary fresh fruit

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: state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests Explorations Café, 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. Mondriaan 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 Club HAL®: dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Friday, November 30 - 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 8:00 pm– some free time in Ensenada

Dinner: Dinner - Rotterdam Dining Room

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

In Transit: All Aboard at 10:00 pm. Ship Departs for San Diego at 11:00 pm

Lodging: MS Zaandam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Sixteen: Saturday, December 01 - 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)

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


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
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
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/
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
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 Kalaniana`ole 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. Admission Price - $7.50per person. $1.00 per car to park. (prices subject to change)
For additional information, visit: www1.honolulu.gov/parks/facility/hanaumabay
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 and the world-famous International Market Place. 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 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.

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