Oahu Explorer Marriott Waikiki Cruisetour (11 Days)

Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line®
Honolulu, HI, United States to Honolulu, HI, United States
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Honolulu, HI, United States

Marvel at the breathtaking ocean view from the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Steps away from world-famous Waikiki Beach, the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa enchants guests with more than five acres of tropical beauty. Here, the Marriott tradition blends with Hawaii's warm Aloha Spirit to create a welcoming atmosphere. A luxurious resort by any standard, it offers two beautiful outdoor pools, a full spa, and a full spectrum of watersports.

Honolulu, HI, United States
Haleiwa, HI, United States
Waimea Bay, HI, United States
Ehukai Beach, HI, United States
Sunset Beach, HI, United States
Polynesian Cultural Center, Hawaii, HI, United States
Honolulu, HI, United States

Start your day off with a beautiful scenic tour of Oahu's famous North Shore, the legendary surf mecca. You'll stop at Haleiwa, the social and artistic hub of the North Shore filled with cool surf shops and boutiques, great restaurants, and charming art galleries. You'll also see famous surf spots, including Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, and Ehukai Beach (Banzai Pipeline) — during winter, these spots are known for monstrous waves reaching 20 to 40 feet. Enjoy the afternoon at the Polynesian Cultural Center, and experience authentic island villages showcasing the traditional lifestyles of some of Hawaii's original descendants from Samoa, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, and Tahiti. Go native with a variety of interactive experiences from island games and tantalizing dances to a private canoe tour, where you'll see a variety of Polynesian dances during the festive canoe pageant. Times are approximate: Depart hotel at 8:30 am, North Shore Tour at 9:30 am, visit Polynesian Cultural Center at 12:15 pm, return to hotel at 5:15 pm.

Honolulu, HI, United States
Pearl Harbor, HI, United States
Honolulu, HI, United States

Immerse yourself in history. As you travel from Waikīkī toward Pearl Harbor, you will visit the Punchbowl Crater, home of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and enjoy breathtaking city and ocean views. Traveling through downtown, you'll see the state capitol building, the governor's mansion, Iolani Palace (the only royal palace in the United States) and the imposing King Kamehameha statue. From there, you will visit Pearl Harbor and enjoy observations from an expert tour guide. First, you'll take a boat shuttle to the USS Arizona Memorial, a floating memorial built over the sunken hull of the Battleship USS Arizona, the final resting place for many of the ship's crew. You'll then tour the USS Bowfin, the submarine known as the "Pearl Harbor Avenger", and get a close look at its torpedo room, engine room, and sleeping quarters. Then you'll have the chance to explore the decks of the 60,000-ton battleship USS Missouri. Don't miss the Surrender Deck on "Mighty Mo", where General MacArthur accepted the unconditional Japanese surrender that ended World War II. Your afternoon continues at the Pacific Aviation Museum, within former WWII airplane hangars on Pearl Harbor's Ford Island. Experience exhibits showcasing the stories behind WWII fighter planes and bombers. Plus see planes like an authentic Japanese Zero as well as a B-25B bomber, the planes used in 1942 during the Tokyo Raid. Times are approximate: Depart hotel at 7:30 am, visit Punchbowl and Downtown at 8:00 am, Pearl Harbor Tour at 9:00 am, return to hotel at 4:30 pm.

Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout, HI, United States
Kualoa Ranch, HI, United States
Honolulu, HI, United States
7:00 PM

Spend another day exploring O'ahu's beautiful outdoors. After checking out of your hotel, your luggage will be taken directly to Pride of America. From Waikīkī, you will travel to a famous Hawaiian historical land mark, the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout. A magnificent stone terrace perched more than 1,000 feet above the O'ahu coastline, the Pali Lookout is the site of the Battle of Nu'uanu, where in 1795 King Kamehameha I won the struggle that finally united O'ahu under his rule. Your day continues at Kualoa Ranch. Enjoy a scenic drive showcasing the mystical and dramatic cliffs along the Ko'olau Mountain Range with cascading waterfalls and gorgeous ocean views, and you'll see why this part of O'ahu has been the location for numerous TV shows and movies. During your time at Kualoa Ranch, step back in time and learn how ancient Hawaiians lived and thrived as a people. Learn about early Hawaiian aquaculture and agricultural practices developed thousands of years before foreigners arrived. Ride a catamaran fashioned after traditional Hawaiian canoes to an ancient Hawaiian fishpond where you will learn how early settlers cultivated and caught fish. Continue on to an oyster pond where modern day cultivation is done using ancient techniques. Enjoy interactive experiences showing the many uses of the taro plant, ti leaves, and coconut palm fronds. Witness the turning of taro root into poi. Learn the cultural history of hula and lei making and try your hand learning an authentic hula dance. After lunch and Ocean Voyage tour aboard the catamaran, you'll transfer directly to the Port of Honolulu. From there, you will board Pride of America for your amazing 7-Day Hawai'i cruise, a chance to journey through the rest of the islands and further explore the Aloha State in all its majesty. Times are approximate: Depart hotel at 8:00 am, visit Nu'uanu Pali Lookout at 8:45 am, visit Kualoa Ranch at 9:30 am, depart for the pier at 2:00 pm, arrival at the pier at 3:00 pm.

Kahului, HI, United States
8:00 AM
Kahului, HI, United States
6:00 PM
Hilo, HI, United States
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Kailua Kona, HI, United States
7:00 AM 5:30 PM
Nawiliwili, HI, United States
8:00 AM
DAY 10
Nawiliwili, HI, United States
2:00 PM
DAY 11
Honolulu, HI, United States
7:00 AM
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What's Included


  • Accommodations | Meals (not including specialty restaurants) | Entertainment aboard ship

Not Included

  • Specialty restaurants are available with either nominal cover charges or fixed price menus and … la carte pricing in addition to the standard dining program | Items of a personal nature are not included, such as alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, spa treatments, indoor pool relaxation areas, certain specialty exercise classes, laundry, photographs, casino, ship-to-shore phone, email, Internet, fax and Shore Excursions (including all """"Dive In"""" programs) | Government taxes and fees are also not included

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Offers apply to select sailing(s). Fares are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy, in U.S. Dollars. Government taxes & fees, and onboard service charges are additional. IMPORTANT NOTICE: NCL reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above US$65 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, NCL will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed US$10.00 per passenger per day. Offers are based on availability, are capacity controlled, and combinability with other offers is subject to change or cancellation at any time per Norwegian discretion.Other restrictions apply. Norwegian is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. c2011 NCL Corporation Ltd. Ships' Registry: Bahamas and United States of America.

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