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Program #11513RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Elevation Note
4,100' at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park site, 10,000' at Haleakala National Park

Itinerary for Nov 7 — Nov 17, 2012

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Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Once the favorite playground of Hawaii's royalty and their distinguished guests, Waikiki was almost entirely wetlands at the turn of the 20th century - full of taro patches, rice paddies and fish ponds. Today, it has all the amenities and activities of a major urban center, along with some of Oahu's most beautiful white sand beaches. Located at the gateway to Waikiki, the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki overlooks the beautiful, blue Pacific Ocean and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. The guest rooms at this AAA Four Diamond property are all oceanfront with floor to ceiling windows. Amenities include shuttle service to Waikiki and surrounding beaches, valet parking, turndown service upon request, swimming pool, whirlpool, business center, fitness room, expanded channel offerings including free and pay movies, in room mini-refrigerator with bottled water replenished daily, in room safe, hair dryer, iron, bath robe, four restaurants, and free transportation to the hotel’s 27 hole championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer (guests receive preferred tee times and special rates) or to two championship tennis courts.

Contact info:
100 Holomoana St
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-956-1111
web: www.hawaiiprincehotel.com

Room amenities: In-room safes, in-room mini-refrigerator, In-Room coffee maker with coffee, in-room movies, turn-down service (upon request), complimentary use of bathrobes, iron and ironing board, High-speed internet access (wired and Wi-Fi - fees apply -as of 7/12, $11.95 per 24 hour period available in room and lobby), and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Pool, restaurants, business center, fitness center, shops and a spa, full-service concierge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 2012: $179 + taxes
Please call the hotel directly at (800) 321-6248. Request the special PII Road Scholar Group rate. This rate is based upon availability in the “Run of Ocean” Room Category . Please note: the rate may vary based on your program dates. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your room reservation. Credit cards accepted include American Express, Diners, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. Cancellations must bemade at least 72 hours in advance to avoid penalty.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, November 07 - Registration/Welcome
Afternoon: Program Registration

Dinner: Welcome Buffet Dinner in hotel restaurant

Evening: Brief introductions to the members of the group.

Lodging: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Once the favorite playground of Hawaii's royalty and their distinguished guests, Waikiki was almost entirely wetlands at the turn of the 20th century - full of taro patches, rice paddies and fish ponds. Today, it has all the amenities and activities of a major urban center, along with some of Oahu's most beautiful white sand beaches. Located at the gateway to Waikiki, the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki overlooks the beautiful, blue Pacific Ocean and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. The guest rooms at this AAA Four Diamond property are all oceanfront with floor to ceiling windows. Amenities include shuttle service to Waikiki and surrounding beaches, valet parking, turndown service upon request, swimming pool, whirlpool, business center, fitness room, expanded channel offerings including free and pay movies, in room mini-refrigerator with bottled water replenished daily, in room safe, hair dryer, iron, bath robe, four restaurants, and free transportation to the hotel’s 27 hole championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer (guests receive preferred tee times and special rates) or to two championship tennis courts.

Contact info:
100 Holomoana St
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-956-1111
web: www.hawaiiprincehotel.com

Room amenities: In-room safes, in-room mini-refrigerator, In-Room coffee maker with coffee, in-room movies, turn-down service (upon request), complimentary use of bathrobes, iron and ironing board, High-speed internet access (wired and Wi-Fi - fees apply -as of 7/12, $11.95 per 24 hour period available in room and lobby), and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Pool, restaurants, business center, fitness center, shops and a spa, full-service concierge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 2012: $179 + taxes
Please call the hotel directly at (800) 321-6248. Request the special PII Road Scholar Group rate. This rate is based upon availability in the “Run of Ocean” Room Category . Please note: the rate may vary based on your program dates. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your room reservation. Credit cards accepted include American Express, Diners, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. Cancellations must bemade at least 72 hours in advance to avoid penalty.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, November 08 - Oahu,The Gathering Place/Bishop Museum & National...
Oahu,The Gathering Place/Bishop Museum & National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific ("Punchbowl")

Breakfast: Full Breakfast Buffet at Prince Court Restaurant- Enjoy an array of western breakfast choices (cereal, eggs, pastries, fresh fruit) as well as Asian breakfast styles.

Morning: After program Orientation attend morning class," Oahu,The Gathering Place"

Lunch: Enjoy your boxed lunch at the hotel - inside or poolside.

Afternoon: Field trip to Bishop Museum - designated the State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Bishop Museum is dedicated to telling the story of Hawaii and its place in the Pacific. Your visit will start with a Docent-Guided visit of the museum, and then some free time to explore on your own. We'll depart and continue on with a drive through historic Honolulu heading up to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific ("Punchbowl").

Dinner: Delicious buffet dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Evening: Free Evening to explore the excitement of Waikiki.

Lodging: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Once the favorite playground of Hawaii's royalty and their distinguished guests, Waikiki was almost entirely wetlands at the turn of the 20th century - full of taro patches, rice paddies and fish ponds. Today, it has all the amenities and activities of a major urban center, along with some of Oahu's most beautiful white sand beaches. Located at the gateway to Waikiki, the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki overlooks the beautiful, blue Pacific Ocean and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. The guest rooms at this AAA Four Diamond property are all oceanfront with floor to ceiling windows. Amenities include shuttle service to Waikiki and surrounding beaches, valet parking, turndown service upon request, swimming pool, whirlpool, business center, fitness room, expanded channel offerings including free and pay movies, in room mini-refrigerator with bottled water replenished daily, in room safe, hair dryer, iron, bath robe, four restaurants, and free transportation to the hotel’s 27 hole championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer (guests receive preferred tee times and special rates) or to two championship tennis courts.

Contact info:
100 Holomoana St
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-956-1111
web: www.hawaiiprincehotel.com

Room amenities: In-room safes, in-room mini-refrigerator, In-Room coffee maker with coffee, in-room movies, turn-down service (upon request), complimentary use of bathrobes, iron and ironing board, High-speed internet access (wired and Wi-Fi - fees apply -as of 7/12, $11.95 per 24 hour period available in room and lobby), and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Pool, restaurants, business center, fitness center, shops and a spa, full-service concierge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 2012: $179 + taxes
Please call the hotel directly at (800) 321-6248. Request the special PII Road Scholar Group rate. This rate is based upon availability in the “Run of Ocean” Room Category . Please note: the rate may vary based on your program dates. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your room reservation. Credit cards accepted include American Express, Diners, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. Cancellations must bemade at least 72 hours in advance to avoid penalty.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Friday, November 09 - Iolani Palace
Breakfast: Prince Court Restaurant Breakfast Buffet

Morning: Field trip to Iolani Palace, the official residence of King David Kalakaua (1882-1891) and Queen Liliuokalani (1891-1893), the last monarchs of Hawaii. It is a Hawaiian national treasure and the only official state residence of royalty in the United States.

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Free time to explore Waikiki and Honolulu on your own.

Dinner: Dinner is on your own to explore Hawaii's diverse island fare.

Evening: Free Evening.

Lodging: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Built in 2005, the Pride of America is one of only two cruise ships in the world sailing under the American Flag. It is 921 feet long by 106 feet wide and has 15 passenger decks with a total double-occupancy capacity of up to 2,144 passengers (of whom approximately 40 are Participants). The ship has free programming for children most evenings. Inside and outside cabins on middle decks; double-, triple- and quadruple-occupancy cabins with air conditioning and private bathrooms with shower.

Ship Information: Operated by: NCL America, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line, Ltd., Miami, FL. Parent Company: Star Cruises, Malaysia. Registry: U.S.A. Cruising Region: Hawaiian Islands. Built: Lloyd Werft Shipyard, Bremerhaven, Germany. Inaugural Voyage: June 2005. Maiden Voyage: July 2005. Gross Tonnage: 81,000. Overall Length: 920.6 feet. Beam: 105.6 feet. Draft: 26 feet. Engines: Diesel Electric. Cruise Speed: 22 knots. Guests: 2144 (double). Crew: 900. Decks: Fifteen. Elevators: 10. Vessel completely air-conditioned; each stateroom equipped with individual thermostat controls. Electrical Current: 110V 60-cycle U.S. current in all staterooms. Stateroom Amenities: TV/Radio/Telephone/Refrigerator/Safe in all staterooms.

Contact info:
Norwegian Cruise Line
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126 USA
phone: 888-627-4477 xfollowprompts
web: www.ncl.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has air conditioning, wall-to-wall carpeting, a sitting area, television,refrigerator, safe, and a private bathroom with shower. Please note that the ship reserves the right to upgrade cabins which may place participants on a different deck.

Facility amenities: Pride of America features Freestyle Cruising offering guests a more relaxed, resort-style cruise with flexible dining options, resort casual attire and leisurely disembarkation. The ship features 8 restaurants, 10 bars and lounges, 2 swimming pools, 4 hot tubs, a spa and fitness center, jogging/walking track, basketball and volleyball court, golf pro shop, golf driving net, outdoor chess, Full service Spa, Soho Art Gallery, Newbury Street Shops, library, video arcade, and meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Saturday, November 10 - Morning Classes/Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona Memori...
Breakfast: Prince Court Restaurant Breakfast Buffet

Morning: Check out of Hotel and attend classes: "The Island Chain - Formation and Evolution of the Hawaiian Islands" and "Wind, Weather, and Waves".

Lunch: Local restaurant.

Afternoon: Field trip to USS Arizona Memorial National Historic Park - view a historical film in the park theater, take a launch boat ride across Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial, and spend a few minutes to explore the museum and book shop. Transfer to Honolulu Harbor to board the Pride of America.

Dinner: Aboard ship in one of the fine dining establishments

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: Pride of America

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

Description: Built in 2005, the Pride of America is one of only two cruise ships in the world sailing under the American Flag. It is 921 feet long by 106 feet wide and has 15 passenger decks with a total double-occupancy capacity of up to 2,144 passengers (of whom approximately 40 are Participants). The ship has free programming for children most evenings. Inside and outside cabins on middle decks; double-, triple- and quadruple-occupancy cabins with air conditioning and private bathrooms with shower.

Ship Information: Operated by: NCL America, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line, Ltd., Miami, FL. Parent Company: Star Cruises, Malaysia. Registry: U.S.A. Cruising Region: Hawaiian Islands. Built: Lloyd Werft Shipyard, Bremerhaven, Germany. Inaugural Voyage: June 2005. Maiden Voyage: July 2005. Gross Tonnage: 81,000. Overall Length: 920.6 feet. Beam: 105.6 feet. Draft: 26 feet. Engines: Diesel Electric. Cruise Speed: 22 knots. Guests: 2144 (double). Crew: 900. Decks: Fifteen. Elevators: 10. Vessel completely air-conditioned; each stateroom equipped with individual thermostat controls. Electrical Current: 110V 60-cycle U.S. current in all staterooms. Stateroom Amenities: TV/Radio/Telephone/Refrigerator/Safe in all staterooms.

Contact info:
Norwegian Cruise Line
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126 USA
phone: 888-627-4477 xfollowprompts
web: www.ncl.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has air conditioning, wall-to-wall carpeting, a sitting area, television,refrigerator, safe, and a private bathroom with shower. Please note that the ship reserves the right to upgrade cabins which may place participants on a different deck.

Facility amenities: Pride of America features Freestyle Cruising offering guests a more relaxed, resort-style cruise with flexible dining options, resort casual attire and leisurely disembarkation. The ship features 8 restaurants, 10 bars and lounges, 2 swimming pools, 4 hot tubs, a spa and fitness center, jogging/walking track, basketball and volleyball court, golf pro shop, golf driving net, outdoor chess, Full service Spa, Soho Art Gallery, Newbury Street Shops, library, video arcade, and meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Sunday, November 11 - Arrive Kahului, Maui/Iao Valley State Park/Overni...
Note: 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.

Breakfast: Freestyle Dining Aboard ship.

Morning: Class: A Changing Maui.

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: 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.

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: Free evening to continue exploring Maui on your own or to relax and participate in shipboard activities. Ship overnights in Maui

Lodging: Pride of America

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

Description: Built in 2005, the Pride of America is one of only two cruise ships in the world sailing under the American Flag. It is 921 feet long by 106 feet wide and has 15 passenger decks with a total double-occupancy capacity of up to 2,144 passengers (of whom approximately 40 are Participants). The ship has free programming for children most evenings. Inside and outside cabins on middle decks; double-, triple- and quadruple-occupancy cabins with air conditioning and private bathrooms with shower.

Ship Information: Operated by: NCL America, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line, Ltd., Miami, FL. Parent Company: Star Cruises, Malaysia. Registry: U.S.A. Cruising Region: Hawaiian Islands. Built: Lloyd Werft Shipyard, Bremerhaven, Germany. Inaugural Voyage: June 2005. Maiden Voyage: July 2005. Gross Tonnage: 81,000. Overall Length: 920.6 feet. Beam: 105.6 feet. Draft: 26 feet. Engines: Diesel Electric. Cruise Speed: 22 knots. Guests: 2144 (double). Crew: 900. Decks: Fifteen. Elevators: 10. Vessel completely air-conditioned; each stateroom equipped with individual thermostat controls. Electrical Current: 110V 60-cycle U.S. current in all staterooms. Stateroom Amenities: TV/Radio/Telephone/Refrigerator/Safe in all staterooms.

Contact info:
Norwegian Cruise Line
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126 USA
phone: 888-627-4477 xfollowprompts
web: www.ncl.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has air conditioning, wall-to-wall carpeting, a sitting area, television,refrigerator, safe, and a private bathroom with shower. Please note that the ship reserves the right to upgrade cabins which may place participants on a different deck.

Facility amenities: Pride of America features Freestyle Cruising offering guests a more relaxed, resort-style cruise with flexible dining options, resort casual attire and leisurely disembarkation. The ship features 8 restaurants, 10 bars and lounges, 2 swimming pools, 4 hot tubs, a spa and fitness center, jogging/walking track, basketball and volleyball court, golf pro shop, golf driving net, outdoor chess, Full service Spa, Soho Art Gallery, Newbury Street Shops, library, video arcade, and meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Monday, November 12 - Haleakala National Park
Note: The high altitude at the summit area of Haleakala National Park (10,023 feet) may complicate health conditions and cause breathing difficulties. People with respiratory, heart conditions or people prone to elevation sickness should consult their doctors prior to traveling to high elevations.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: Field trip to Haleakala National Park and the summit area of Haleakala, an active shield volcano. Learn about Hawai`i's indigenous animals and plants, including the endemic Ahinahina (silversword). The park is recognized as an International Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations.

Lunch: At a local restaurant

Afternoon: Return to Kahului Harbor for some free time to explore Maui before dinner.

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: Ship departs for Hilo. Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: Pride of America

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

Description: Built in 2005, the Pride of America is one of only two cruise ships in the world sailing under the American Flag. It is 921 feet long by 106 feet wide and has 15 passenger decks with a total double-occupancy capacity of up to 2,144 passengers (of whom approximately 40 are Participants). The ship has free programming for children most evenings. Inside and outside cabins on middle decks; double-, triple- and quadruple-occupancy cabins with air conditioning and private bathrooms with shower.

Ship Information: Operated by: NCL America, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line, Ltd., Miami, FL. Parent Company: Star Cruises, Malaysia. Registry: U.S.A. Cruising Region: Hawaiian Islands. Built: Lloyd Werft Shipyard, Bremerhaven, Germany. Inaugural Voyage: June 2005. Maiden Voyage: July 2005. Gross Tonnage: 81,000. Overall Length: 920.6 feet. Beam: 105.6 feet. Draft: 26 feet. Engines: Diesel Electric. Cruise Speed: 22 knots. Guests: 2144 (double). Crew: 900. Decks: Fifteen. Elevators: 10. Vessel completely air-conditioned; each stateroom equipped with individual thermostat controls. Electrical Current: 110V 60-cycle U.S. current in all staterooms. Stateroom Amenities: TV/Radio/Telephone/Refrigerator/Safe in all staterooms.

Contact info:
Norwegian Cruise Line
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126 USA
phone: 888-627-4477 xfollowprompts
web: www.ncl.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has air conditioning, wall-to-wall carpeting, a sitting area, television,refrigerator, safe, and a private bathroom with shower. Please note that the ship reserves the right to upgrade cabins which may place participants on a different deck.

Facility amenities: Pride of America features Freestyle Cruising offering guests a more relaxed, resort-style cruise with flexible dining options, resort casual attire and leisurely disembarkation. The ship features 8 restaurants, 10 bars and lounges, 2 swimming pools, 4 hot tubs, a spa and fitness center, jogging/walking track, basketball and volleyball court, golf pro shop, golf driving net, outdoor chess, Full service Spa, Soho Art Gallery, Newbury Street Shops, library, video arcade, and meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Tuesday, November 13 - Arrive Hilo, Hawaii Island/Hawaii Volcanoes Natio...
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.

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: Aboard ship.

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities - this evening the ship will sail past Kilauea Volcano's southeastern flank. If conditions permit, we will be able to view molten lava as it flows from its source to the coast. If we're really lucky, we'll see surface flows or at least "skylights" glow from collapsed portions of lava tubes carrying molten lava to the coast. We may also see the reflection of molten lava on the bottom of clouds.

Lodging: Pride of America

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

Description: Built in 2005, the Pride of America is one of only two cruise ships in the world sailing under the American Flag. It is 921 feet long by 106 feet wide and has 15 passenger decks with a total double-occupancy capacity of up to 2,144 passengers (of whom approximately 40 are Participants). The ship has free programming for children most evenings. Inside and outside cabins on middle decks; double-, triple- and quadruple-occupancy cabins with air conditioning and private bathrooms with shower.

Ship Information: Operated by: NCL America, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line, Ltd., Miami, FL. Parent Company: Star Cruises, Malaysia. Registry: U.S.A. Cruising Region: Hawaiian Islands. Built: Lloyd Werft Shipyard, Bremerhaven, Germany. Inaugural Voyage: June 2005. Maiden Voyage: July 2005. Gross Tonnage: 81,000. Overall Length: 920.6 feet. Beam: 105.6 feet. Draft: 26 feet. Engines: Diesel Electric. Cruise Speed: 22 knots. Guests: 2144 (double). Crew: 900. Decks: Fifteen. Elevators: 10. Vessel completely air-conditioned; each stateroom equipped with individual thermostat controls. Electrical Current: 110V 60-cycle U.S. current in all staterooms. Stateroom Amenities: TV/Radio/Telephone/Refrigerator/Safe in all staterooms.

Contact info:
Norwegian Cruise Line
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126 USA
phone: 888-627-4477 xfollowprompts
web: www.ncl.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has air conditioning, wall-to-wall carpeting, a sitting area, television,refrigerator, safe, and a private bathroom with shower. Please note that the ship reserves the right to upgrade cabins which may place participants on a different deck.

Facility amenities: Pride of America features Freestyle Cruising offering guests a more relaxed, resort-style cruise with flexible dining options, resort casual attire and leisurely disembarkation. The ship features 8 restaurants, 10 bars and lounges, 2 swimming pools, 4 hot tubs, a spa and fitness center, jogging/walking track, basketball and volleyball court, golf pro shop, golf driving net, outdoor chess, Full service Spa, Soho Art Gallery, Newbury Street Shops, library, video arcade, and meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Wednesday, November 14 - Arrive Kona, Hawaii Island/Cloud Forest/Puuhonua ...
Arrive Kona, Hawaii Island/Cloud Forest/Puuhonua (Place of Refuge) o Honaunau National Historical Park

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: Field Trip: Visit a privately owned cloud forest preserve on the slopes of Hualalai Volcano to learn about the plants of the tropical cloud forest.

Lunch: Picnic lunch.

Afternoon: Field Trip to Puuhonua (Place of Refuge) O Honaunau National Historical Park: This historic site contains one of the most sacred heiau (traditional place of worship) in the islands. Through a self-guided walking tour, learn about Hawaiian building construction, heiau, and the process through which ancient Hawaiians pardoned those who broke the kapu (laws).

Dinner: Aboard ship

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: Pride of America

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

Description: Built in 2005, the Pride of America is one of only two cruise ships in the world sailing under the American Flag. It is 921 feet long by 106 feet wide and has 15 passenger decks with a total double-occupancy capacity of up to 2,144 passengers (of whom approximately 40 are Participants). The ship has free programming for children most evenings. Inside and outside cabins on middle decks; double-, triple- and quadruple-occupancy cabins with air conditioning and private bathrooms with shower.

Ship Information: Operated by: NCL America, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line, Ltd., Miami, FL. Parent Company: Star Cruises, Malaysia. Registry: U.S.A. Cruising Region: Hawaiian Islands. Built: Lloyd Werft Shipyard, Bremerhaven, Germany. Inaugural Voyage: June 2005. Maiden Voyage: July 2005. Gross Tonnage: 81,000. Overall Length: 920.6 feet. Beam: 105.6 feet. Draft: 26 feet. Engines: Diesel Electric. Cruise Speed: 22 knots. Guests: 2144 (double). Crew: 900. Decks: Fifteen. Elevators: 10. Vessel completely air-conditioned; each stateroom equipped with individual thermostat controls. Electrical Current: 110V 60-cycle U.S. current in all staterooms. Stateroom Amenities: TV/Radio/Telephone/Refrigerator/Safe in all staterooms.

Contact info:
Norwegian Cruise Line
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126 USA
phone: 888-627-4477 xfollowprompts
web: www.ncl.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has air conditioning, wall-to-wall carpeting, a sitting area, television,refrigerator, safe, and a private bathroom with shower. Please note that the ship reserves the right to upgrade cabins which may place participants on a different deck.

Facility amenities: Pride of America features Freestyle Cruising offering guests a more relaxed, resort-style cruise with flexible dining options, resort casual attire and leisurely disembarkation. The ship features 8 restaurants, 10 bars and lounges, 2 swimming pools, 4 hot tubs, a spa and fitness center, jogging/walking track, basketball and volleyball court, golf pro shop, golf driving net, outdoor chess, Full service Spa, Soho Art Gallery, Newbury Street Shops, library, video arcade, and meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Thursday, November 15 - Free Day/Overnight Kauai
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Free day to explore Kauai on your own, relax, or participate in shipboard activities.

Lunch: Aboard ship or on your own in Port.

Afternoon: Continue your Free day in Port. You may want to sign up for the ship's luau which is hosted ashore (fee - book through ship's shore excursion desk).

Dinner: Aboard ship or on your own in Port.

Evening: Free evening to continue your exploration of Kauai, relax, or participate in shipboard activities. Ship overnights in Kauai.

Lodging: Pride of America

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

Description: Built in 2005, the Pride of America is one of only two cruise ships in the world sailing under the American Flag. It is 921 feet long by 106 feet wide and has 15 passenger decks with a total double-occupancy capacity of up to 2,144 passengers (of whom approximately 40 are Participants). The ship has free programming for children most evenings. Inside and outside cabins on middle decks; double-, triple- and quadruple-occupancy cabins with air conditioning and private bathrooms with shower.

Ship Information: Operated by: NCL America, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line, Ltd., Miami, FL. Parent Company: Star Cruises, Malaysia. Registry: U.S.A. Cruising Region: Hawaiian Islands. Built: Lloyd Werft Shipyard, Bremerhaven, Germany. Inaugural Voyage: June 2005. Maiden Voyage: July 2005. Gross Tonnage: 81,000. Overall Length: 920.6 feet. Beam: 105.6 feet. Draft: 26 feet. Engines: Diesel Electric. Cruise Speed: 22 knots. Guests: 2144 (double). Crew: 900. Decks: Fifteen. Elevators: 10. Vessel completely air-conditioned; each stateroom equipped with individual thermostat controls. Electrical Current: 110V 60-cycle U.S. current in all staterooms. Stateroom Amenities: TV/Radio/Telephone/Refrigerator/Safe in all staterooms.

Contact info:
Norwegian Cruise Line
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126 USA
phone: 888-627-4477 xfollowprompts
web: www.ncl.com

Room amenities: Each cabin has air conditioning, wall-to-wall carpeting, a sitting area, television,refrigerator, safe, and a private bathroom with shower. Please note that the ship reserves the right to upgrade cabins which may place participants on a different deck.

Facility amenities: Pride of America features Freestyle Cruising offering guests a more relaxed, resort-style cruise with flexible dining options, resort casual attire and leisurely disembarkation. The ship features 8 restaurants, 10 bars and lounges, 2 swimming pools, 4 hot tubs, a spa and fitness center, jogging/walking track, basketball and volleyball court, golf pro shop, golf driving net, outdoor chess, Full service Spa, Soho Art Gallery, Newbury Street Shops, library, video arcade, and meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Friday, November 16 - Waimea Canyon/At sea - Kauai's Na Pali Coast
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: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: Ship departs for Honlulu Harbor via the spectacular Na Pali ("the cliffs") coast of Kauai. Free afternoon to relax and participate in shipboard activities.

Dinner: Aloha (Farewell) Dinner aboard ship.

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

Lodging: Pride of America

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eleven: Saturday, November 17 - Disembark in Honolulu and Aloha (Farewell)
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
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/
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
Kahului, Maui, Hawaii
Maui Nui Botanical GardensGarden Tours Available: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, weekly, 150 Kanaloa Ave. Kahului, HI 96732 Tours cover the natural history, conservation and ethnobotanical uses of native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced plants as well as the Gardens' projects in these areas. Tours are free with a suggested donation of $5 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 808-249-2798.
For additional information, visit: www.mnbg.org
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
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Bishop MuseumDesignated 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. On display is a large collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms that has grown to incorporate millions of items from throughout the Pacific Islands. 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI. Call for Information (808) 847-3511. Open Wednesday to Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m (except Christmas). Admission Price - $17.95 per person for ages 18 or older, $14.95 for Seniors, 65 and over $14.95 for ages 6-17. (prices subject to change)
For additional information, visit: www.bishopmuseum.org
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
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
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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