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Hawaii In The Grand Manner

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Trip Length: 18 Days/ 17 Nights

Prices from: $2,995 pp/do*

2017 Dates: Oct 28

2018 Dates: March 22

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Notes: Port taxes not included in fare.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Hawaii in the Grand Manner

While Hawaii is every bit as magical and enchanting as it was when Captain James Cook first came ashore, frankly, in recent years the experience of getting to and around Hawaii has become less enjoyable. Packed flights without any meal service, delays, airport hassles and, perhaps worst of all,a grim red-eye flight back to the mainland, not to mention packing and unpacking in order to visit three or four islands all make this not entirely pleasant.

At Train Holidays, we have a far more sensible and comfortable idea about how to do this. We begin with free or low-cost train travel from any US city to San Francisco and board one of the nicest ships afloat, the ms Grand Princess of Princess Cruises for an epic journey from the West Coast to Hawaii. The lazy days sailing from San Francisco to the Islands being the perfect introduction to ‘island time’ as the locals put it. Once in Hawaii, you will explore them in great style and comfort, without having to hop on inter-island flights, change hotels every few days or catch shuttle buses. Instead, you will see Hawaii as it should be seen, by sea, watching the glow from Kilauea against the evening sky, approaching Diamond Head at dawn and cruising along the scenic Ne Pali Coast of Kauai. And with the luxury of time, you will see it all, Hilo, Maui, and Honolulu, all in one glorious voyage.

Nicer still, as befits a tranquil destination where the air is softer, the breezes gentler and the views inviting, your comfort and ease is paramount. We have included a 2- night luxury hotel stay in San Francisco before sailing, so as to eliminate any worry about tight same-day connections. Transfers to the ship are included and a professional tour host travels with you, with special parties and events just for our guests included. Onboard ship, fresh and flavorful cuisine from breakfast in bed to traditional dinners await, plus the services of an attentive staff and innovative experiences all designed to help you ‘escape completely’ a grim red-eye flight

We Invite you to join us!

Highlights

  • Free or low-cost train travel to San Francisco from any US city served by Amtrak.
  • Overnight deluxe hotel stay in San Francisco the evening before sailing to avoid concern about same-day connections.
  • Welcome dinner in San Francisco at Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Visit to lovely Sausalito and transfer to the ship on sailing day.
  • Sixteen-night voyage to Hawaii round-trip from San Francisco aboard the Grand Princess of Princess Cruises.
  • Complimentary shore excursions in every port of call, a great value and money-saving bonus!
  • Aloha luncheon at the fabled Royal Hawaiian Hotel during our visit to Honolulu.
  • Fully hosted from start to finish by professional tour manager with special cocktail parties and events just for our guests.
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Day 1-2 Arrive San Francisco

Day 1-2 Arrive San Francisco

Overnight luxury hotel stay.

Day 3 Depart San Francisco, CA

Day 3 Depart San Francisco, CA

Depart 4:00pm

Days 4-7 At Sea

Days 4-7 At Sea

Day 8 Hilo, Hawaii

Day 8 Hilo, Hawaii

Arrive 8:00am, Depart 5:00pm – Today we have included a visit to Volcanoes National Park, 4300 square feet above sea level to view the Kilauea Volcano before traveling alongside the 11-mile long Crater Rim! Later tonight, we sail past Kilauea.

Day 9 Honolulu, Oahu

Day 9 Honolulu, Oahu

Arrive 7:00am, Depart 11:00pm – This morning we visit Pearl Harbor before driving into Waikiki for a special luncheon at the fabled Royal Hawaiian Hotel, the grande dame of Hawaiian resorts.

Day 10 Lahaina, Maui

Day 10 Lahaina, Maui

Arrive 8:00am, Depart 5:00pm – Our first stop today is at the Maui Plantation where an excellent tram ride tell us all about the agricultural history followed by a visit to the scenic Iao Valley and Needle. Later today, there is time to enjoy this historic whaling town.

Day 11 Nawiliwili, Kauai

Day 11 Nawiliwili, Kauai

Arrive 7:00am, Depart 6:00pm – A visit to stunning Waimea Canyon, possibly the most lovely sight in all of the islands, is featured today. Bring your camera!

Days 12-15 At Sea

Days 12-15 At Sea

Day 16 Ensenada, Mexico

Day 16 Ensenada, Mexico

Arrive 4:00pm, Depart 8:59pm

Day 17 At Sea

Day 17 At Sea

Day 18 San Francisco, CA

Day 18 San Francisco, CA

Arrive 7:00am

Complimentary Shore Excursions

Complimentary Shore Excursions

We have added in an amenity that every experienced cruise traveler will immediately appreciate. A comprehensive shore excursion is included in each port of call, carefully chosen and presented with our compliments. Rather than the usual dreary tour with little sightseeing and lots of shopping, we have included such treats as a visit to stunning Waimea Canyon, the fabled ‘Grand Canyon of Hawaii’ during our port call in Kauai and during our stay in Honolulu, to Pearl Harbor. The quality of these excursions is typified by the fact that one of the many included treats is our lunch at the legendary Royal Hawaiian Hotel, a nostalgic and elegant interlude.

Photo Credit: Uncommon Journeys