Cruise to the incredible islands of Hawaii on this amazing 15-night 5-star cruise! Departing from San Francisco this cruise visits the islands of Hilo, Honolulu, Kauai and Maui and calls into beautiful Ensenada in Mexico before returning to San Francisco.
|FROM||Dublin / San Francisco|
|DATE||18 November 2019|
|PRICE||From €2,079 pp|
Cruise to the incredible Hawaiian islands on this amazing 15-night 5-star cruise! Departing from San Francisco this cruise visits the islands of Hilo, Honolulu, Kauai and Maui and calls into beautiful Ensenada in Mexico before returning to San Francisco.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: San Francisco, California, USA: Depart 16.00
On arrival in San Francisco, you will be transferred to the port to board the 5* Grand Princess, your home for the next 15 nights.
Cable cars, the Golden Gate rising from the fog – welcome to San Francisco, arguably the most romantic and cosmopolitan city in the United States. San Francisco has it all: a colorful history, superb restaurants, sophisticated museums, world-class shopping, and that elusive air of romance and abandon that’s part of the tang of the city.
Day 2-5: At Sea:
Day 6: Hilo, Hawaii: Arrive 08.00 Depart 17.00
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.
Day 7: Honolulu, Hawaii: Arrive 07.00 Depart 23.00
Home to nearly half a million people, Honolulu is Hawaii’s state capital and only major city. The city of Honolulu and the island of Oahu offer a wealth of historic, cultural and scenic attractions. Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head are two of the city’s enduring symbols. Pearl Harbor, site of the USS Arizona Memorial and the “Punchbowl,” are haunting reminders of the tragic events of December 7, 1941, when the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor forced America into World War II. Honolulu is also home to the historic Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s last royals. Beyond the city lie tropical rain forests, the Pali Lookout and the North Shore known for its surfing beaches.
A draw card to visitors of all ages, from all corners of the globe, Honolulu’s appeal ranges from it’s magnificent beaches, countless well-stocked shops, tempting restaurants and a multitude of historic, cultural and scenic attractions.
Day 8: Kauai (Nawiliwili), Hawaii: Arrive 08.00 Depart 17.00
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 line of enthusiastic visitors.
Kauai was never conquered by the great warrior King Kamehameha.
Day 9: Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii: Arrive 07.00 Depart 18.00
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.
Note: Lahaina is an anchorage port. Transportation from ship to shore is via the ship’s tender service.
Day 10-13: At Sea:
Day 14: Ensenada, Mexico: Arrive 16.00 Depart 20.00
Ensenada is located 70 miles south of the international border and only a 90-minute drive from San Diego. Visitors are drawn to Ensenada’s warm Mediterranean climate, friendly atmosphere and easy access by land, air, and sea. Ensenada has become Mexico’s second most visited port of call for major cruise lines and pleasure boats.
Day 15: At Sea:
Day 16: San Francisco, California, USA: Arrive 07.00
Following your departure from the Grand Princess, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home to Dublin.
15 Nights accommodation aboard the 5-star cruise ship Grand Princess, operated by Princess Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on Grand Princess)
With an atmosphere of comfortable elegance, tantalizing dining options and dazzling entertainment, your stay on board Grand Princess will be anything but ordinary. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, enjoy Movies Under the Stars® poolside or experience something new with our Discovery at SEA™ enrichment programs.
- Last Refurbished: December 2016
- Guest Capacity: 2,600 lower berths
- Number of Crew: 1,150
- Tonnage: 107,517
Passionate about our culinary craft, we’re committed to serving you mouthwatering, handcrafted dishes made from scratch throughout your voyage. Be sure to join us at one of our award-winning specialty restaurants to celebrate your next birthday, anniversary or milestone and enjoy tantalizing specialties.
Each day, a world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including our Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.
There’s always something happening on board — from heading to the Princess Theater for a lavish original musical production to enjoying a blockbuster movie poolside under the stars or simply relaxing in a lounge sipping a cocktail where a live band is playing your song.
Everything you need to refresh body and mind is right on board. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the Lotus Spa®. Or maybe it’s a brisk workout in the fitness center, followed by a little “me time” in The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.
Dates & Prices
|18 November 2019||€2,079||Inside Cabin||Book Now|
|18 November 2019||€2,629||Oceanview Cabin||Book Now|
|18 November 2019||€2,849||Balcony Cabin||Book Now|
- Return flights from Dublin to San Francisco
- Return transfers airport to port
- 15 nights onboard the 5* Grand Princess based on 2 sharing
- Superb dining on a full board basis
- Entertainment onboard
- Return transfer from port to airport
- Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Non-refundable deposit of 15%
- Optional Insurance available (call for details)
- Child and family prices available on request
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.