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Hawaii
Tropical Splendor: Exploring the Hawaiian Islands
The Big Island was home to Kamehameha the Great, Maui is iconic for its lush island landscapes and Oahu is a history-buff’s mecca. Learn Hawaii’s story on this adventure of a lifetime.
Rating (5)
Program No. 11513RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
4,145
Getting There
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At a Glance

The Big Island was home to Kamehameha the Great, Maui is iconic for its lush island landscapes, Kauai is home to the awe-inspiring Waimea Canyon and Oahu is a history-buff’s mecca. Learn Hawaii’s story on this adventure of a lifetime aboard the Pride of America as you sail to each island, exploring its fascinating history and geology, while delving into its age and personality with local experts at your side.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 1.5 miles daily on varied terrain. Some stairs. Getting on and off bus. Limited wheelchair-accessible rooms. Elevation up to 4,100 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and learn about the island’s geothermal core with a volcanologist.
  • An expert-led visit to a private cloud forest preserve on the Big Island highlights the diversity of its ecosystem.
  • See the cliffs of Waimea Canyon, the geologically spectacular "Grand Canyon of the Pacific."

General Notes

This voyage combines Road Scholar’s trademark education and camaraderie with access to Norwegian Cruise Line’s wide variety of activities and dining and entertainment options. While you’ll spend much of your time with the Road Scholar group, please consider that you’ll be on a large ocean liner with passengers of all ages when deciding if this program is right for you.
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Art Reed
Dr. S. Arthur Reed, professor emeritus at the University of Hawaii, has lectured extensively on Hawaiian geology, biology, oceanography and other disciplines. He is coauthor of a biological science and a physical oceanography textbook used in several high schools in Hawaii, on the U. S. mainland and overseas. He has conducted research on coral reef ecology and marine invertebrate biology and since retirement has been a lecturer on more than 70 programs with Road Scholar.
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Mona Lee Kam Fujimoto
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Art Reed
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Pat Lau
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