Explore Hawaii like never before on this getaway cruise, featuring: Honolulu, Maui, Big Island, Kona, and Kauai. Whether you are crossing Hawaii off your bucket list or returning to the unforgettable islands, this cruise tour will reset your mind, body and spirit.
Day 1 - Arrive Honolulu, Hawaii
Transfer to the airport and check-in for your flight to Honolulu, Hawaii. Upon arrival in Hawaii, we will be greeted and transferred to our Waikiki Beach Hotel in Honolulu.
Day 2 - Honolulu
This morning is free to explore Waikiki on your own or take a stroll on the beach right across the street from the hotel. Later, we will visit the Polynesian Cultural Center and explore the seven Polynesian Cultures to view the islands through native eyes. Experience everything the center has to offer including a canoe pageant, hula lessons, and canoe rides. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Luau.
Day 3 - Embark on the Pride of America
This morning we will visit Pearl Harbor & U.S.S. Arizona Memorial before embarking on the Pride of America.
Day 4 - Maui
Arrive in Maui this morning and you’ll immediately see why Maui is known as “The Magic Isle.” Actually, there are several! Discover them today with Tours of Distinction’s Private Island Excursion.
Shore Excursion: Enjoy a tram tour of the 60-acre working Maui Tropical Plantation. You’ll see where they grow all of their Tropical Fruits and Flowers and take in views of breathtaking scenery. Tour highlights include: Iao Valley and Lahaina Town.
Arrive: 8:00am | Overnight
Day 5 - Maui
Explore Maui on your own today! An incredible amount of natural splendor and friendly locals have made Maui Hawaii’s second most popular island. Discover the fascinating history of Lahaina, plant yourself on a white sandy beach, play one of the world’s most beautiful gold courses or discover ever climatic zone that exists on Earth.
Day 6 - Hilo
“The Big Island” of Hawaii is surrounded by natural wonders like black and white sand beaches, active volcanoes, cliffs, deserts and snow-caped mountains. Get a full taste of The Big Island on our private shore excursion.
Shore Excursion: Visit Volcanoes National Park walk through a lava tube, see the steam vents and visit the Jaggar Museum. The park highlights two of the world’s most active volcanoes. Tour highlights include: Liliuokalani Park, Macadamia Nut Factory, Rainbow Falls, the Famous Richardson Black Sand Beach.
Arrive: 8:00am | Depart: 6:00pm
Day 7 - Kona
Explore the west side of The Big Island if Hawaii today. Fabulous fishing, secluded hideaways, rain forests, deserts…its all here on the largest and most varied of the Hawaiian Islands.
Shore Excursion: Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture at the national historic park of Pu’uhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge). The park remains one of Hawaii’s most sacred historic places. Tour highlights include: St. Benedict’s Painted Church, Kona Coffee Tour & Tasting at a local farm, Kealakekua Bay, and Keauhou.
Arrive 7:00am | Depart: 5:30pm
Day 8 - Kaua’i
“The Island of Discovery” is the earthly Garden of Eden. Here, you can see Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Wailua Falls, Fern Grotto, and the Na Pali Coast – some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Hawaii.
Shore Excursion: Take in Hawaii’s Waimea Canyon. Described as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”. Tour highlights also include: Waimea Town, Spouting Horn, Hanapepe Valley, (drive by) Port Allen, and Old Koloa Town (sight of Hawaii’s first sugar plantation), then board a boat down the Wailua River for a visit to the Fern Grotto.
Arrive: 8:00am | Overnight
Day 9 - Kaua’i
Enjoy free time on Kaua’I before departing for our afternoon Cruise of the Napali Coast. On a good day you can see towering sea cliffs, and cascading waterfalls. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
Day 10 - Honolulu
Return to Honolulu this morning and disembark the Pride of America. After our shore excursion, we then transfer to the airport for the flight flight home.
Shore Excursion: The fun isn’t over just because the cruise is! Today we visit the Dole Pineapple Plantation and enjoy a narrated train ride around the plantation. Opened in 1950 as a fruit stand, the working plantation opened to the public in 1989 and is now one of Oahu’s most popular attractions. We continue our day touring of Oahu’s Punch bowl, Diamond Head, Iolani Palace and much more!
Day 11 - Transfer Home
Your flights arrives today, and we transfer home.