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ALOHA SPIRIT OF HAWAII
July 29-August 8, 2020
3-night hotel stay & sightseeing on Oahu, followed by a 7-night Norwegian Cruise Line® Hawaiian Islands cruise
Call for pricing on remaining staterooms. Airfare to Hawaii not included. Booking deadline is February 29, 2020.
Single and triple accommodations may be available on this adventure; call for availability and pricing.
All Bluegreen Vacations owners are welcome to book an Owner Adventure by calling Bluegreen Travel Services at 800.459.1597. Traveler Plus members have the option of paying for any Owner Adventure with annual, borrowed and rented Points, a credit card or any combination of these.*
Mark Twain described Hawaii as “that peaceful land, that beautiful land” with a climate like “one long delicious summer day.” We invite you to join us as we seek the aloha spirit of Hawaii in 2020 on Bluegreen’s exclusive, customized Owner Adventure. Because of our experience taking owners to Hawaii in the past, we believe we have developed the perfect Hawaii itinerary, whether you’re planning your first visit to America’s Paradise or just your next one. You’ll start on Oahu with a three-night stay in oceanfront accommodations at the incomparable Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Meet your Bluegreen hosts and fellow owners at a Welcome Reception in the hotel’s magnificent RumFire Lounge. The next day you’ll take a solemn journey back to 1941 and the “day which will live in infamy” on a full-day tour. Spend time at Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri. The following day you’ll have a full-day Wonders of Oahu excursion. Visit the Hālona Blowhole and the exotic Byodo-In Temple. Then take a movie tour at Kualoa Ranch, called the “backlot of Hawaii,” where scenes from Jurassic Park and other movies and TV shows were filmed, followed by a delicious barbecue lunch.
Enjoy a morning at leisure to relax or explore more of Oahu on your own. In the afternoon you’ll embark on a 7-night cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America. Norwegian has the only cruise itinerary that begins and ends in Honolulu, allowing ample time to experience the distinctive nature of each Hawaiian Island. Onboard the ship you can learn about Hawaiian culture through native ambassadors. Your first stop is on Maui, where you’ll stay overnight in port. You’ll have time for shopping or sightseeing in the old whaling village of Lahaina, followed by the Old Lahaina Luau, an evening of traditional Hawaiian cuisine, music and dancing in a beachfront setting. You’ll also have a day on your own to catch a Maui sunrise atop Haleakala Crater or drive on the twisting road to Hana. On the Big Island of Hawaii your full-day excursion includes stops at beautiful Rainbow Falls and Akaka Falls. You’ll also discover one of the largest orchid farms in Hawaii and stop at the famous Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm. On the Garden Isle of Kauai, your excursion includes an elegant lunch at Duke’s Restaurant on Ka’la’paki Beach and a stop for panoramic views of Waimea Canyon, called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Since your ship stays in port on Kauai overnight, you’ll have time for on-your-own sightseeing before your ship sails past the emerald cliffs of Kauai’s Nā Pali Coast. Bid your fellow adventurers aloha at a Farewell Cocktail Reception as you sail back to Honolulu.
Exclusive Owner Adventures Perks & Inclusions:
- 3-night hotel stay at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, oceanfront room
- Breakfast daily at the hotel
- Welcome Reception at the hotel
- Battlefields & Memorials of Oahu excursion with lunch
- Wonders of Oahu excursion with lunch
- 7-night cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America
- All meals aboard ship
- Old Lahaina Luau excursion on Maui
- Orchids & Waterfalls excursion with lunch at Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii
- Grand Canyon of the Pacific excursion with lunch on Kauai
- Farewell Cocktail Reception aboard ship
- $25 onboard credit**
- Prepaid gratuities
- Chocolate-covered pineapple delivered to your stateroom
- Tour guides on excursions
- Bluegreen host
- Port fees and taxes
- Transfers in Honolulu on July 29 and August 8, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 — Honolulu, Oahu
Welcome to Hawaii! You will be met at the airport and receive a traditional lei greeting before being transferred to the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Enjoy its two freshwater pools or lounge on Waikiki Beach. You’ll be just steps away from ocean activities, world-class shopping and dining and a variety of entertainment options. Relax in your oceanfront room, catching the island breezes and watching a beautiful sunset over Waikiki Beach. This evening meet your Bluegreen hosts and fellow owners at a Welcome Reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the hotel’s magnificent RumFire Lounge. Overnight in Waikiki Beach.
Thursday, July 30, 2020 — Honolulu, Oahu
Discover the military history which has shaped the island of Oahu on a full-day Battlefields & Memorials of Oahu tour. Start at Pearl Harbor, home of the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet where you’ll find exhibits of personal memorabilia and real film footage of the December 7, 1941 attack. Board the famed USS Missouri, where General Douglas MacArthur accepted Japan’s official surrender in Tokyo Bay in September 1945. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant located near Pearl Harbor. Return to explore the fascinating exhibits housed in the Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center Museum. Take a Navy shuttle boat to the Arizona Memorial, where rests the remnants of the Battleship Arizona, now a living monument to the more than 1,200 servicemen who perished on the “day which will live in infamy” and ushered the United States’ entry into World War II. Your tour ends with a drive through historic Honolulu past landmarks like the Hawaii State Capital, Iolani Palace and China Town. The evening is yours to relax at your hotel or enjoy the nightlife on Waikiki Beach. Breakfast and lunch are included today; overnight in Waikiki Beach.
PLEASE NOTE: In case factors such as inclement weather or Navy cancellation prevents a visit to the Arizona Memorial during this tour, additional time will be provided at the Visitor’s Center.
Friday, July 31, 2020 — Honolulu, Oahu
After breakfast at the hotel you’ll have a full-day Wonders of Oahu tour led by a knowledgeable local guide. It begins with a drive to the lush windward side of Oahu and its ever-changing tropical landscape. Arrive at the Hālona Blowhole, created thousands of years ago when molten lava tubes were formed from volcanic eruptions. On clear days, the islands of Molokai and Lanai can be seen in the distance from this lookout. Next arrive at the ancient Valley of Temples and Byodo-In Temple. It is the most picturesque Buddhist temple in Hawaii; it is a non-practicing Buddhist temple which welcomes people of all faiths to worship, meditate or simply appreciate its beauty. It has been featured in TV shows and the 2001 movie Pearl Harbor. Continue along the lush windward coast to Kualoa Ranch for a tour of the famed Ka’a’awa Valley at Kualoa Ranch, known as the “backlot of Hawaii” because of the many Hollywood movies and TV shows filmed there. Start with a delicious barbecue lunch, then hop aboard a vintage school bus to see the Jurassic Park site, find Godzilla’s footprints and see the Windtalkers battleground. Breakfast and lunch are included today; overnight in Waikiki Beach.
PLEASE NOTE: The movie set tour by vintage bus is not wheelchair accessible. Roads on the ranch can be bumpy due to uneven terrain. Guests with back problems should refrain from participating on this part of the tour. Those who opt out of the movie tour can stay at the gift shop, where there are tables outside.
Saturday, August 1, 2020 — Honolulu, Oahu – Cruise embarkation
The morning is free for you to explore more of Oahu on your own, or just relax at your hotel. Perhaps you’ll choose to make the short hike up Diamond Head for panoramic views of the island and the ocean, or get your feet wet at Oahu’s most popular snorkeling destination, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Tour Iolani Palace, the only official state residence of royalty in the United States, or learn the history of the Hawaiian Islands at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Hang 10 on Oahu’s surf-ready beaches of the North Shore or lounge beside the calmer waters of Waikiki Beach. In the afternoon you’ll be transferred from the hotel to board your ship, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America, and set sail on your 7-night Hawaiian Islands cruise. The ship leaves Honolulu this evening. Breakfast at the hotel and dinner aboard ship; overnight at sea.
Sunday, August 2, 2020 — Kahului, Maui
The “Valley Isle” of Maui is known for its beaches, surf spots, sugar cane farms, pineapple fields, beautiful landscapes and stunning sunsets. This morning you’ll have time to enjoy the island on your own. This afternoon you’ll have an included Maui Luau Experience. Head across the island to Old Lahaina Town, once the capital of Hawaii, where you will have free time to browse the quaint shops and art galleries on Front Street or visit historic sites such as the first Missionary home, built in 1832; the oldest continuous lighthouse in the Pacific; and the old court house and prison. Don’t miss the largest Banyan Tree outside of India, which was planted here in 1873. Its 16 trunks, in addition to the original, support the sprawling tree, which covers almost an acre of downtown Lahaina. Next enjoy an evening of traditional Hawaiian cuisine, music, cultural dances and demonstrations at the Old Lahaina Luau, the premier luau on Maui. Upon arrival you’ll be greeted with a beautiful floral lei and a tropical drink as you are escorted to your reserved seats. Stroll along the waterfront, where Hawaiian games are being played and crafters are practicing their art. Experience the ceremony as the imu (underground oven) is uncovered and the Pua’a Kalua (roasted pig) is revealed. Savor a bountiful buffet that features regional cuisine such as I’a (Maui-style fish), Pipi Ko’ala (grilled beef steak), Moa Island-style chicken and Poi. An open bar serving premium drinks, sodas, juices and tropical cocktails will be available all evening. Upon sunset, watch an award-winning production that tells the story of the early migration of the Polynesians and the history of the hula dance. Your ship stays in port tonight, so you can enjoy another day on beautiful Maui. Breakfast and lunch aboard ship today; dinner at luau; overnight in port.
Monday, August 3, 2020 — Kahului, Maui
Experience the delights and natural wonders of Maui at your leisure today, or book an optional excursion. Perhaps see a spectacular sunrise atop Haleakala, Maui’s highest peak, followed by a bike ride down the mountain, or travel the hairpin turns on the iconic road to Hana. You might journey to Iao Valley State Park, the peaceful, sacred home to one of Maui’s most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200-foot Iao Needle, or find a sandy beach on which to lounge. The ship sets sail at 6 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard ship today; overnight at sea.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 — Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii
Arrive on the Big Island today. Your full-day Orchids & Waterfalls excursion will show you the key sights of the charming town of Hilo as you drive towards Kilauea, the world’s longest erupting volcano; it’s been rumbling and flowing since 1983. But first you’ll stop along Volcano Road at Waianuenue, or Rainbow Falls, named for the colorful rainbows that form in the mist at the base of the 80-foot drop. Next visit one of the largest orchid farms in the state, where the flowers bloom all year long. Then sample the delicious products at the famous Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm. You’ll definitely want to do some shopping here for treats to take home! After a delicious lunch comes the highlight of this tour, when you take a pleasant, 0.4 mile loop through a tropical rainforest to view Akaka Falls, which plunges 422 feet over a volcanic cliff. It’s breathtaking! Breakfast and dinner aboard ship today; lunch on the excursion; overnight at sea.
PLEASE NOTE: The order of sites to visit will be different for each motorcoach group to avoid congestion at these sites. The most important attractions at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are closed indefinitely, due to the eruption of Kīlauea last year. If the main attractions reopen before our travel dates, we may modify the excursion schedule to include the park.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 — Kona, Big Island of Hawaii
Sailing to the other side of the Big Island, you’ll stop in sunny Kona, where rich and flavorful, 100% pure Kona coffee is grown. The day is yours to enjoy as you choose, or book an optional excursion. You might want to tour a local coffee farm and sample a cup o’ Joe, or browse the village shops and galleries. Kona also holds a grand place in Hawaii’s history. See the Captain James Cook Memorial at Kealakehua Bay, a marine sanctuary with great snorkeling, or the restored Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park. For a truly unique experience, take a manta ray boat tour to scuba or snorkel with these graceful sea creatures. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard ship today; overnight at sea.
Thursday, August 6, 2020 — Nawiliwili, Kauai
Kauai, Hawaii’s oldest and northernmost island, is often called the Garden Isle. Your included Grand Canyon of the Pacific excursion takes you north through Lihue town and towards the rugged mountains. Arrive at Smith’s Wailua River and Fern Grotto, where you’ll travel by flat-bottom boat on the only navigable river in all of Hawaii. At Fern Grotto Landing you’ll have a short nature walk through the rainforest to Fern Grotto, a geological wonder where ferns grow upside down and colorful exotic plants abound. Enjoy an elegant, 3-course lunch at Duke’s Restaurant on Ka’la’paki Beach before continuing on a scenic drive, passing the sugar cane fields and tropical flowers of Koloa, the sparkling blue Hana’pepe Bay and the remains of the only Russian fort ever built on U.S. soil. Arrive at Waimea Town, where Captain Cook first landed in the islands, and Waimea Canyon, nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” by author Mark Twain. Savor the amazing views from the Ka’la’lau Valley Lookout at an elevation of 4,122 feet before returning to the ship. Breakfast and dinner aboard ship today; lunch on the excursion; overnight in port.
PLEASE NOTE: There are 30 steps to reach the lookout at Waimea Canyon.
Friday August 7, 2020 — Nawiliwili, Kauai
You have another morning to see Kauai’s many waterfalls, gardens and beaches on your own. Book an optional excursion to go kayaking, snorkeling, hiking or zip lining through the lush flora, or take a helicopter tour to fully appreciate Kauai’s dramatic landscape. The ship leaves port in the early afternoon. As you sail back to Honolulu, you can survey the epic beauty of the emerald cliffs of the Nā Pali Coast from your stateroom balcony or the ship’s deck. Bid a fond aloha to your new friends this evening at a Farewell Cocktail Reception aboard ship, the perfect ending to your Hawaiian adventure. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are aboard ship today; overnight at sea.
Saturday, August 8, 2020 — Honolulu, Oahu
Your adventure ends after breakfast with disembarkation and transfer to the airport.
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