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Hawaii Cruising the Islands

Hawaii Cruising the Islands




The Best of Hawaii

Cruising the Islands


February 16-25, 2023


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Tour includes:

• Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation to/from Airport

• Friendly On-board host

• Roundtrip Airfare from Quad-City International Airport (MLI)**

• All Transportation in Honolulu

• 23 Meals

• Flower Lei Greeting

• 2 Nights Accommodations at the Aston Waikiki Beach

  - 2 Hotel Buffet Breakfasts

• Visit to Dole Pineapple Plantation

• Ali’I Luau at Visit to Polynesian Cultural Center

• Eastern Island Shore Tour

• Visit to Pearl Harbor

• Honolulu City Highlights Tour

• 7-Night Cruise Aboard the Pride of America

  - Port Charges & Taxes

  - All Luggage Handling

  - All Taxes & Tips on Services

  - 3 Meal Specialty Dining Package

  - $100 per Stateroom Onboard Credit

  - Ultimate Beverage Package


Tour Pricing:

Single Balcony: $9,500 per person

Double Balcony: $6,400 per person

Single Inside: $7,850 per person

Double Inside: $5,600 per person


Deposit & Final Payment: A $300 deposit per person is required within one week of reservation. Must be paid in full by October 3, 2022. No refunds will be issued after October 3, 2022. **Airfare is subject to change.


Activity level 2: Travelers may be required to walk on uneven surfaces (dirt paths, cobblestone streets or hilly terrain) and up to a distance of ½ mile at a time.


Travel Protection:

We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even a sudden illness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience we offer a Travel Protection plan provided by the United States Fire Insurance Company and administered by Trip Mate, Inc.; in UT and CA, DBA Trip Mate Insurance. To review full plan details online, go to for domestic tours valued up to $4,000 per person or to for all international tours or domestic tours valued over $4,000 per person.



Day 1

DAY 1: Thursday, February 16
Depart for Honolulu

Join us this morning from the available departure location of your choice, meet your friendly Trailways host and driver, then sit back, relax, and daydream of palm trees as we head for the Moline, Illinois airport for your departure flight to Honolulu.
Your first experience of “Aloha” begins with your arrival in Honolulu, where you’ll be met at your gate with a traditional flower lei. You will then be escorted to baggage claim, where porters will take care of getting your luggage from the carousel and your local host will escort you to your waiting vehicle for transfer to the Aston Waikiki Beach.
At the hotel, you’ll be greeted for check in while the bellmen deliver your luggage to your rooms. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own in this beautiful paradise.
The Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is located on Kalakaua Avenue right across from Kuhio Beach Park, which offers a reef that creates a calm swimming area on one side and a nice break for surfers on the other. Situated on the quiet Diamond Head side of Waikiki, the hotel offers stunning views and a host of amenities. It’s just a short stroll to Kapahulu Avenue, which is lined with unique eateries. It is also within walking distance to the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium and Kapiolani Park.

Day 2

DAY 2: Friday, February 17
Polynesian Exploration
This morning enjoy breakfast at your leisure at the hotel. Today, you’ll travel to the central valley pineapple fields. You’ll make a stop at Dole Plantation to visit the pineapple garden and everyone can try the world’s freshest Hawaiian pineapple.
As you wander through Dole Plantation’s eight different gardens, you’ll get an up-close view of the plants that are the source of tropical delights from coffee to exotic fruit to colorful cocao pods, used to make Waialua’s signature single-estate chocolate. Depending on the season, you’ll also be able to smell the delicate fragrance of lei flowers including plumeria, pikake, and pua kenikeni.
This afternoon visit the Polynesian Cultural Center and take a walk through the seven different cultures of Polynesia as you visit the village shows during the day. You can also watch an IMAX movie of your choice and then gather together for a Polynesian feast before the most spectacular show in the islands “Ha – The Breath of Life.”
Return back to the hotel this evening for your overnight stay.
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Day 3

DAY 3: Saturday, February 18

Beauty of the Islands
This morning enjoy breakfast at leisure before you sit back and enjoy an Eastern Shores Tour. This breathtakingly beautiful half-day, 60-mile trip reveals pristine sites that make people fall in love with Hawaii. Your Eastern Shores Circle Island Tour will start around Diamond Head, Hawaii’s most famous landmark and into the Beverly Hills of Hawaii on to the Blowhole where water can spout hundreds of feet into the air and then to the Pali Lookout where wind can blow so strong you can almost fly!

Board the
Pride of America
After your tour, the motorcoach will head to the Port of Honolulu. Porters will assist you with your luggage to check in for your cruise around the islands aboard the Pride of America.
As you journey from one exotic island to the next, learn about the Hawaiian culture through the eyes of native ambassadors on board the ship. Island hop Hawaiian style, with more than 15 restaurants and 12 bars and lounges, excellent accommodations – perfect for whale watching, witnessing Kilauea Volcano or taking in the dramatic views of the Napali Coast.
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Day 4

DAY 4: Sunday, February 19
Maui, Hawaii
Maui has always occupied a special place in the hearts of Hawaiians. The great warrior King Kamehameha, who united the islands under his rule, chose to make Lahaina his capital and Ka’anapali was once the favorite playground of Hawaiian royalty. And no wonder – Maui boasts stunning landscapes and superb beaches. Mt. Haleakala, a dormant volcano, rises 10,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Once hailed as “The Valley of the Kings,” Maui’s Iao Valley is a tropical paradise dominated by the Needle, a volcanic monolith towering over the valley floor. Then there is Lahaina, once home to a royal court and a raucous port-of-call enjoyed by 19th-century Yankee whalers.
Haleakala means “The House of the Sun.” To the Hawaiians, it appeared that the sun both rose from and set in the depths of its massive crater. Today, the centerpiece of Haleakala National Park, it is one of Maui’s major attractions. B, L, D

Day 5

Day 5: Monday, February 20
Maui, Hawaii
Today, experience another full day in Maui exploring the beautiful island and all it has to offer. February is one of the best times to visit Maui because not only are you escaping the cold Midwest winter, but the island is less crowded, the whales are out in full force, and you’ll enjoy beautiful, warm days. B, L, D (on board)

Day 6

DAY 6: Tuesday, February 21
Hilo, Hawaii
Welcome to the Big Island of Hawaii – a paradise of black-sand beaches, tropical rainforest and volcanic mountains. Mauna Loa, the largest mountain on the planet, soars above the bleak lava fields of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In the heart of the Big Island’s lush rainforest lies the remote and stunning Wai’po Valley (Valley of the Kings). Hawaii’s history matches its incomparable landscape – it is a saga of mighty Polynesian kings, sugar barons, war and treachery.
The landscape of the Big Island ranges from black-sand beaches to tropical rain forest to the alpine terrain of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. At 13,796 feet above sea level, the summit of Mauna Kea is the highest point in the entire Pacific basin. B, L, D

Day 7

Day 7: Wednesday, February 22
Kona, Hawaii
Today, enjoy free time on the Kona Coast, the west side of Hawaii. You’ll have the opportunity to explore Kona Town. You can stroll Ali’I Drive’s historical sites, such as Ahu’ena Heiau, which was once King Kamehameha’s place of worship, Hulihe’e Palace – used by royalty as a vacation home but now a museum with many ancient Hawaiian artifacts, and Mokuaikaua Church, which is the site of the first Christian church built in Hawaii.
You might also want to snorkel amongst a kaleidoscope of tropical marine life. Take a surfing lesson, a kayaking trip or head out to deeper waters for some deep-sea fishing. B, L, D

Day 8

DAY 8: Thursday, February 23
Kauai, Hawaii
The fourth largest island in the Hawaiian group, Kauai is known as the “Garden Island.” The terrain ranges from the volcanic slopes of Mt. Waialeale and the desert-like beauty of Waimea Canyon to the Wailua River’s lush Fern Grotto. Ironically this once isolated island was the site of the first meeting between Europeans and Hawaiians. On January 19, 1778, Captain James Cook anchored his ships off the mouth of the Waimea River, becoming the first in a long of enthusiastic visitors. B, L, D

Day 9

Day 9: Friday, February 24
Kauai, Hawaii
Enjoy more time on Kauai this morning. The ship will set sail at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy the views as you set sail past the Napali Coast as you depart the island. B, L, D

Day 10

Day 10: Saturday, February 25
Honolulu & Pearl Harbor
Arrive back into Honolulu this morning. Upon disembarkation, meet your guide and motorcoach for a morning and afternoon of sightseeing.
Today, you will learn one of our country’s most valuable history lessons: How men and women gave their lives on December 7, 1941 – “The Day of Infamy.” Today’s experience will make you proud and thankful for the freedoms that we enjoy today. Now that you have seen the reason for the United States entry in to WWII, let’s go see where it ended. You’ll enjoy touring this enormous ship and walk on the surrender deck where General MacArthur signed the treaty to end WWII in Tokyo Bay.
Upon leaving Pearl Harbor, you will enjoy a city highlights tour. This narrated driving tour of the city winds its way through the National “Punchbowl” Cemetery, Washington Palace, the state Capitol building, Chinatown, Iolani Palace, and the King Kamehameha Statue.
At the conclusion of your tour, you’ll be dropped off at the Honolulu Airport for your flight back to the mainland with amazing memories of the time you spent cruising among the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. B

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Davenport, Iowa 8735 Northwest Blvd - Burlington Trailways Bldg.
1st right past Blain's Farm & Fleet; on the left
Ft. Madison, IA Ft. Madison Prison Industries Parking Lot
1st Street & Avenue E
Mediapolis, IA Mediapolis, IA - Mepo. Foods
111 N. Wapello Rd.
Muscatine, IA Muscatine - Wal*Mart 3003 US-61
Wapello, IA Family Dollar/Dollar Tree
503 US 61, Wapello, IA
West Burlington Burlington Trailways Depot, 906 Broadway
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