12426
Hawaii
Surfing, Volcanoes and Tropical Forest Adventure: Intergenerational Hawaii
Create memories with your grandchild through an interactive learning experience as you explore active volcanoes, coastal reefs and tropical rainforests on this land and sea adventure.
Program No. 12426RJ
Length
9 days
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9 days
8 nights
23 meals
8 B 7 L 8 D
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DAY
1
Arrive, Check-in, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
D
Waikiki Resort Hotel

Afternoon: Program Registration and hotel check-in.

Dinner: Ilima Café- Lobby Level

Evening: Introductions to the members of the group.

DAY
2
Surfing & Canoe Wave Riding, USS Arizona, Sail to Maui
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
B,L,D
Pride of America

Activity note: Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and bring water bottle. Walking on sand during surfing field trip.

Breakfast: Ilima Café- Lobby Level

Morning: Enjoy instruction from Waikiki's famous "beachboys" in popular local beach activities including surfing, outrigger canoe wave-riding, and optional boogie boarding. No experience necessary or expected - great fun for grandparent and grandchild alike!

Lunch: Picnic Lunch at USS Arizona Memorial

Afternoon: Check out of hotel and depart on Field Trip: USS Arizona Memorial National Historic Park - View a historical film in the theater, board the launch for a ride across Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial, and explore the museum and book shop (please note that for security reasons no purses or bags of any sort, including camera bags, may be taken to the Arizona Memorial – you may leave them on the bus if you wish)

Dinner: As a group aboard the ship in one of the fine dining establishments.

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities. You may register for the Supervised Kid's Crew program available on the ship from approximately 7:00 - 10:00 pm Monday-Saturday.

DAY
3
Iao Valley, Maui Ocean Center, Luau Dinner & Show
Kahului, Maui, HI
B,L,D
Pride of America

Activity note: During the Iao Valley field trip, there is an option of climbing 131 stairs to the top or staying at the visitor's center or on the bus.

Breakfast: Freestyle dining on your own aboard the 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. Next we'll visit the Nature Center and go for a short nature walk.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at Kepaniwai Gardens

Afternoon: Field Trip: Maui Ocean Center. Our interpretive visit to this state-of-the-art marine park features spectacular live coral displays (the largest collection in the nation), elusive garden eels and majestic lionfish, colorful Hawaiian wrasses, Hawaii's beloved green sea turtles, sharks, rays and more.

Dinner: Old Lahaina Luau, an evening of traditional Hawaiian cuisine, music, cultural dances and island crafts.

Evening: Luau and show continue, before returning to the ship for the evening. Ship overnights in Maui.

DAY
4
Hidden Valley Exploration, Sail to Hilo
Kahului, Maui, HI
B,L,D
Pride of America

Activity note: Walking across a small suspension bridge; uneven surfaces. Walking shoes with good tread, sun glasses, hats and sun screen lotion highly recommended. Bring your water bottle, a backpack, and a change of clothes if you choose to get muddy in the taro patch!

Breakfast: Freestyle dining on your own aboard the ship

Morning: Visit a hidden valley to explore native Hawaiian practices and ethnobotany - includes getting muddy in the loi kalo (taro terrace), where kids and adults can help plant, harvest, or weed taro, depending on what's happening at the time of the visit. Taro is a very important plant to the Hawaiians, both nutritionally and spiritually - it is regarded as an ancestor.

Lunch: Picnic Lunch in the valley.

Afternoon: Depart this remote valley and return to the ship. There will be a little time to explore Maui on your own before the ship sails back to Oahu.

Dinner: As a group aboard the ship.

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities. Supervised Kid's Crew program available from ship from approximately 7:00 - 10:00 pm.

DAY
5
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Ship departs for Kona
Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii
B,L,D
Pride of America

Activity 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: Freestyle dining on your own aboard the ship

Morning: Field Trip: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Stops include: •Jaggar Museum and its overlook into Kilauea Caldera. The measuring devices that monitor eruptions are available for viewing. Volcanic activity may be visible. •A walk through a lush rainforest to Nahuku (Thurston) Lava Tube, a natural cave formed by ancient lava flows. •Kilauea Visitor Center to see exhibits on volcanoes, rainforest, and island formation. Films and videos are also available for viewing

Lunch: Deli lunch in the Volcano area.

Afternoon: Depart the volcano area for Hilo with a brief stop at an orchid nursery along the way. The exporting of orchids is a growing business in Hawaii.

Dinner: Freestyle dining on your own aboard the ship. Return to a restaurant that you enjoyed or try out a new one.

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities. Supervised Kid's Crew program available from ship from approximately 7:00 - 10:00 pm (included in cruise fare).

DAY
6
Cloud Forest, Free Time in Kailua-Kona, Sail to Kauai
Kona, Big Island of Hawaii
B,L,D
Pride of America

Activity 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. During the field trip, walking on uneven ground; less than 1/2 mile.

Breakfast: Freestyle dining on your own aboard the ship

Morning: Visit a privately owned cloud forest preserve on the slopes of Hualalai Volcano. Includes interpretive nature walk to learn about plants and the unique character of the cloud forest environment.

Lunch: Freestyle dining on your own aboard the ship or in Kailua-Kona town. There are a variety of eateries along Alii Drive.

Afternoon: Free Afternoon to explore the historic town of Kailua-Kona or to enjoy the ship. There is a good snorkeling spot about 10 minutes outside of the main part of Kona - a great optional activity for those who want to snorkel during the program.

Dinner: As a group aboard the ship at Skyline Main Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities. Supervised Kid's Crew program available from ship from 7:00 - 10:00 pm (included in cruise fare).

DAY
7
Kauai Coastal Nature Walk, Free Evening in Port
Lihue, Kauai
B,L,D
Pride of America

Activity note: Hiking along a gorgeous coastal trail with very little shade; approximately 2 miles. Terrain includes sand-dune cliffs, limestone formations and rocky inlets. Dress in layers so you can protect your skin from the tropical sun. Wearing walking shoes with good tread, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen is recommended. Bring water, snack and backpack for this field trip.

Breakfast: Freestyle dining on your own aboard the ship

Morning: Naturalist-guided nature walk along one of Kauai's hidden treasures, the spectacular Maha`ulepu coastline. "Lithified" sand dunes provide a geologic record of the changing ocean levels and a fossil record of Kauai's coastal plants and animals over the past 500,000 years, including many now extinct. Stop at a sinkhole in the dunes described as "Hawaii's La Brea Tar Pits" due to its extensive fossil record of now extinct birds and other animals. Our nature walk also includes discussion of plants and wildlife that inhabit this part of Hawaii.

Lunch: Picnic Lunch

Afternoon: Time to swim at the beach (with lifeguard supervision) and then return to the ship for a few hours of free time.

Dinner: Freestyle dining on your own aboard the ship or in port

Evening: Free evening to continue exploring Kauai or to relax and participate in shipboard activities. Supervised Kid's Crew program available from ship from 7:00 - 10:00 pm (included in cruise fare).

DAY
8
Free Morning, Sail for Oahu via Na Pali Coast
Lihue, Kauai
B,L,D
Pride of America

Breakfast: Freestyle dining on your own aboard the ship

Morning: Free morning to explore Kauai on your own.

Lunch: Freestyle dining on your own aboard the ship

Afternoon: At 2:00 pm, the ship departs for Honolulu, Oahu via the spectacular Na Pali ("the cliffs") coast of Kauai. Free afternoon to relax and participate in shipboard activities. Supervised Kid's Crew program available from ship from approximately 2:00 - 5:00 pm.

Dinner: Aloha (Farewell) Dinner aboard ship. This is a last opportunity to socialize with new friends before disembarking tomorrow.

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities. Supervised Kid's Crew program available from ship from approximately 7:00 - 10:00 pm.

DAY
9
Program Concludes
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
B

Breakfast: Freestyle dining on your own aboard the ship

Morning: Disembark ship. Independent departure for airport or other destinations. The ship's Shore Excursion desk may offer optional activities for this day for those of you who may have late flights and would be interested in an activities (there may be a fee; book through shore excursions desk aboard ship). We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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