Hawaii In The Grand Manner

Dates: Oct 28, 2017 - Nov 13, 2017

Travel: By Train & Ship

Duration: 17 Days

Priced From: $2,995 per person

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 an overnight deluxe 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’

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.

DAY 1: Arrive San Francisco

Overnight luxury hotel stay

DAY 2: Depart San Francisco, CA

4:00pm

DAY 3: At Sea

DAY 4: At Sea

DAY 5: At Seat

DAY 6: At Sea

DAY 7: Hilo, Hawaii

8:00am - 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 8: Honolulu, Oahu

7:00am - 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 9: Lahaina, Maui

8:00am - 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 10: Nawiliwili, Kauai

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

DAY 11: At Sea

DAY 12: At Sea

DAY 13: At Sea

DAY 14: At Sea

DAY 15: Ensanada, Mexico

4:00pm - 8:59pm

DAY 16: At Sea

DAY 17: San Francisco, CA

7:00am

Fares

Fares & Accommodations

MD Mini Suite with Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Separate sitting area with sofa bed and desk. Balcony. Two televisions. Refrigerator. Walk-in closet. Bathroom with tub and shower.

$4,895 pp

B2 Balcony Stateroom
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Balcony. Refrigerator and TV. Spacious closet and desk. Bathroom with shower.

$4,395 pp

BE Balcony Stateroom
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Balcony. Refrigerator and TV. Spacious closet and desk. Bathroom with shower.

$4,095 pp

OC Outside Stateroom
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Picture window. Bathroom with shower.

$3,895 pp

OF Outside Stateroom 
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Picture window. Bathroom with shower.

$3,795 pp

OY Outside Stateroom (Obstructed View) 
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Picture window. Bathroom with shower.

$3,595 pp

IB Inside Stateroom
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Bathroom with shower.

$3,195 pp

IE Inside Stateroom
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Bathroom with shower.

$3,095 pp

ID Inside Stateroom
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Bathroom with shower.

$2,995 pp

Port Taxes of $145 per person are additional.

RESERVATION CANCELLATION INFORMATION: A 35% deposit of the Total Fare is required to confirm reservations aboard this program. Final Payment is due 90 days prior to the departure date and no later than 90 days prior to tour departure. Payment by American Express, VISA, Mastercard, Discover Card, or check is accepted. Cancellation penalties do apply and for this reason trip cancellation insurance is recommended. Trip insurance is available at a modest cost and additional information may be obtained from your travel professional or the insurance carrier of your choice. The following cancellation penalties apply should you have to cancel for any reason, including medical, once deposit has been made: Cancellations after deposit has been made but prior to final payment are subject to a $750.00 per person penalty: Cancellations 90-60 days prior to sailing are subject to a 40% penalty of the Total Fare: Cancellations 30-59 days prior to sailing are subject to a 80% penalty of the Total Fare: cancellations 29-15 days prior to sailing are subject to 90% penalty of the Total Fare: cancellations 14 days or less are subject to a 100% penalty of the Total Fare. Trip cancellation insurance is available and is strongly and urgently recommended. Given that the resale of cancelled space will likely result in a lost opportunity to sell other space, these fees are due regardless of resale. Name changes and departure date changes are considered cancellations and are subject to cancellation fees.

TICKETS & DOCUMENTS: Tickets and documents will be sent via USPS promptly upon receipt from the railway, airline, or cruise company but only after final payment. This is customarily 14 days prior to sailing. Documents include: ship tickets, a complete itinerary, baggage tags, helpful hints, train or air tickets (when applicable) and shore excursion tickets (when applicable). Guests booking less than 30 days prior to sailing will receive their ship tickets at the pier.

TRIP INSURANCE INFORMATION: Cancellation insurance is available at modest cost from various insurance providers and is strongly & urgently recommended. Policies can be obtained that provide protection in the event of trip cancellation, preexisting medical conditions, trip interruption, personal injury or damage to property. Uncommon Journeys and Train Holidays does not endorse any particular type of policy or company but does encourage all guests to consider the purchase of some type of travel insurance.

ITINERARY CHANGES: Changing your itinerary after reservations have been made can result in loss of advantages gained by early planning. In addition, the results of last minute changes may be disappointing.All changes to travel itinerary once deposit has been made are subject to a $75.00 per person, per change administrative and handling fee. This includes, but is not limited to, date and itinerary changes on airline and rail tickets, name changes on documents, reissue and refund of rail or air tickets, et. al. Changes are not assessed for stateroom upgrades or for the addition of services, unless air reservations are altered and/or travel documents must be reissued.

PAYMENT OF YOUR DEPOSIT INDICATES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS