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  • Kick back and relax on this "11 Days Hawaiian Island Delights (with Cruise)" package from $6,975pp $5,399pp after GCash travel credits:

    • Fly return on fully-flexible direct flights to Honolulu
    • Enjoy 3 nights' top-class resort accommodation at Waikiki Beach
    • Tour the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbour
    • Visit the amazing aviation museum
    • Take in the Hawaiian sunset on a dinner cruise with Polynesian show
    • Soak up 8 days of cruising 4 Hawaiian islands in luxury
    • Take advantage of the all-inclusive cruise beverage and dining package

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    Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Luau
    Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Luau

    YOU PAY FROM $6,975pp $5,399 AFTER GCASH TRAVEL CREDITS & FFV

    BOOKING ENQUIRY

    Trip Highlights

    Hawaii is a magnificent meld of lush rainforests, famous waves, ancient kingdoms, World War II history and beauty of volcanic proportions. Enjoy all of it with these 11 days of exploring and cruising.

    Trip highlights*:

    • Fly return on fully-flexible direct flights to Honolulu
    • Enjoy 3 nights' top-class resort accommodation at Waikiki Beach
    • Tour the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbour
    • Visit the amazing aviation museum
    • Take in the Hawaiian sunset on a dinner cruise with Polynesian show
    • Soak up 8 days of cruising 4 Hawaiian islands in luxury
    • Take advantage of the all-inclusive cruise beverage and dining package

    * Two packages are available. See Inclusions for details. Package price varies slightly according to season and departure city.

    Global Escapes Travel

    In the style of most Global Escapes Independent Traveler itineraries, this is a perfect blend of self-guided adventure and forward-planning to ensure that the main elements are organised in advance allowing for plenty of time to relax and take in each place you visit.

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    Getaway Cash (GCash) travel credits reduce the price of your trip from retail down to industry-wholesale. Free Flights Vouchers further discount your holiday.

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    RETAIL VALUE

    $6,975pp

    GETAWAY CASH CREDITS APPLIED

    -$1,476

    YOU PAY*

    $5,499

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    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price, Getaway Cash travel credit usage, Free Flights Voucher usage and deposit amount varies according to travel date. All prices are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Full booking terms and conditions are available here.

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    Inclusions

    "Immerse yourself in the rich culture, incredible landscapes and delicious cuisine of Hawaii on this special island hopping resort-stay and cruise package starting at spectacular Waikiki Beach."

    We fly you direct to Honolulu. There you'll enjoy 3 nights at Waikiki Beach with three great activities and then spend 8 days cruising the Hawaiian islands. Explore an island on every day of your cruise - from the lush, fragrant vegetation of Kauai to the Big Island's dramatic volcanoes and the famous surfing beaches of Oahu. Enjoy overnight stays and a range of activities that help you discover the best of island living.

    This is a first-class travel itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

    "Sapphire" package inclusions:

    • Return, fully-flexible, direct flights
    • 3 nights' Silver standard resort stay Waikiki Beach
    • Pearl Harbour - USS Arizona deluxe tour
    • Aviation museum tickets
    • Sunset dinner cruise with Polynesian show
    • 8 days' Hawaiian Island cruise - Inside stateroom
    • USD $200 onboard credit per cabin (cruise)
    • All-inclusive cruise beverages (cruise)
    • Speciality dining package (cruise)
    • $50 USD shore excursion credit per tour (cruise)
    • Free WiFi (cruise)
    • Free private, round-trip airport transfers (Gold, Platinum and Diamond members)

    "Ruby" package inclusions:

    As above (Sapphire inclusions) with the following upgrades and EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL BENEFITS:

    • 8-days Hawaiian Island cruise - Ocean view stateroom
    • Free Waikiki Beach resort upgrade to ocean view (Gold, Platinum and Diamond members)
    • Free daily buffet breakfast (Gold, Platinum and Diamond members)

    Upgrade to the Ruby package from just $399 (after Gcash Travel Credits)

    All packages include:

    • Lonely Planet guide for Hawaii
    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Extra nights at industry wholesale price (using GCash travel credits)
    • Google Drive folder with soft copies of all travel documents
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary
    • Personal travel consultant to help plan and customize your holiday
    • Option for best-in-class travel insurance at member price

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    Fully customisable:

    This itinerary is fully customisable to suit your requirements. Your personal travel consultant is available to discuss changes and additions that will enhance your travel experience.

    Special value:

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    Honolulu, Waikiki & Oahu

    You will receive this guide to help you gain the most out of your holiday. Recommendation: Take the time to read suggestions for things to see and do before you leave home. Take your Lonely Planet guide with you in your luggage.


    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. If flights are shown as included then a flight cost provision (allowance) applies and is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Total price after member discount (using Getaway Cash credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers if applicable) is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. Standard (retail) price comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what would be payable by a non-member for the same package. Travel insurance if included is a provision only and may be declined on requestTravel insurance pricing if stated is based on comprehensive travel insurance for two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. No recommendations or advice are given in regard to travel insurance suitability. Travel Directions Pty Ltd (t/as Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club) standard booking terms and conditions apply to all booking enquiries and bookings and are available here to view (or visit our website and go to either the "Booking Enquiry" or "About Us" menu item.)

    Your Itinerary

    From the fun, beachy vibe of Waikiki Beach to the beauty of Maui and off-the-beaten-path pursuits on Kaua'i and Hilo, the Hawaiian Islands offer enough to see, do and feel to fill a lifetime’s worth of dreams. With 3 nights Waikiki Beach and 8 days cruising the islands, you'll have ample time to explore the spectacular beaches and lush valleys with onshore activities perfectly crafted to maximise your experience.

    "And then there is the most dangerous risk of all the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later." - Randy Komisar

    DAY 1: HONOLULU - WAIKIKI BEACH

    Say ‘Aloha’ to gorgeous Hawaii with your direct flight to Honolulu. Your private car transfer driver will pick you up and take you to Waikiki Beach. Depending on your arrival time and room availability, you can either check-in immediately or drop your bags, grab a coffee, stroll along Waikiki Beach or go for walk to begin exploring this great destination. You’ll find everything from historic landmarks to fine dining and world-class shopping.


    Aloha! Gorgeous Waikiki Beach welcomes you

    After checking into your accommodation, you have the rest of the day to relax at leisure. In the evening, enjoy the included sunset dinner cruise with traditional Polynesian show and Hawaiian buffet dinner. Start with a mai tai followed by a delicious dinner of tenderloin of beef steak and snow crab legs, an exquisite sunset, and an entertaining show.

    DAY 2: WAIKIKI BEACH - PEARL HARBOUR

    Perfect for anyone with an interest in the history of Pearl Harbour. Completely immerse yourself in WWII history today with a full-day touring the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbour Aviation Museum.


    Learn about Hawaii's WWII history

    See an incredibly interesting collection of artefacts and aircrafts, stand where bombs fell in a way no one else can, ride the 360-degree Fighter Ace 360 Flight Simulator, and much more.

    DAY 3: WAIKIKI BEACH - RELAX

    Kick back and relax in Waikiki Beach. More than just a beach, attractions of Waikiki include the Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium. You can also learn about the history of Waikiki by reading the surfboard markers along the Waikiki Historical Trail.


    Waikiki is the perfect place to relax

    Among the various things to do, high-end boutiques, shops, and restaurants can be found all along Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues and at gathering places like the Royal Hawaiian Center, the Waikiki Beach Walk and the newly transformed International Market Place. After the Waikiki sunset, the fun continues with amazing nightlife and live music.

    DAY 4: HONOLULU (CRUISE DAY 1)

    Check out of your resort this morning, leave your bags and head into Honolulu city. Your Lonely Planet guide will be invaluable when deciding how to spend your day. This afternoon you'll board your cruise ship to settle in. A full night of activities awaits.


    Cruise itinerary Day 1

    DAY 5: MAUI (CRUISE DAY 2)

    After a night of cruising, today you will dock in Kahului, Maui. A surplus of natural splendor and the genuine hospitality of its people have helped to make Maui Hawaii's second most popular island. Explore the fascinating history of the town of Lahaina, plant yourself on a pristine beach, or play one of the world's most beautiful golf courses.


    Cruise itinerary Days 2 to 4

    Your cruise also offers a range of onshore excursions for you to take, such as Authentic Taste of Maui, a culinary tour designed to introduce you to a range of authentic Hawaiian dishes and beverages; Molokini Crater & Turtle Snorkel tour; a comprehensive tour of Maui’s West, taking you to Iao Valley, Maui Tropical Plantation and the Maui Ocean Centre; and much more.

    DAY 6: MAUI (CRUISE DAY 3)

    Another day in beautiful Maui! Take the opportunity to soak up experiences you might’ve missed yesterday with another onshore tour, or explore at your own leisure, kicking back on one of its many golden sand beaches. In the evening, board your cruise ship and set your sights on the port city of Hilo.

    DAY 7: HILO (CRUISE DAY 4)

    The entire city of Hilo is like one giant greenhouse with spectacular tropical flowers at every turn. With a full day to explore, you have the opportunity to visit the town's well-preserved historic buildings, which date back to the turn of the century and showcase Hawaii's unique architecture.

    Just 48 kilometers away, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the home of the active Kilauea Volcano. You can visit this visually stunning countryside, with its lava fields from past eruptions and extraordinary black-sand beach composed of lava fragments, on an onshore tour.

    Other activities you can participate in today include a comprehensive city tour, a waterfall and crater hiking tour, a ziplining adventure, and much more.

    DAY 8: KONA (CRUISE DAY 5)

    After a night of cruising, you will arrive in beautiful Kona. With sunny, warm weather and crystal blue waters, Kona offers the quintessential Hawaii experience.


    Cruise itinerary Days 5 to 7

    While here, we recommend you partake in a variety of surfside fun. Snorkel amongst a kaleidoscope of tropical marine life, take a surfing lesson or a kayaking trip, head out to deeper waters for some deep-sea fishing, and much more. The cruise line offers a variety of onshore tours and activities to help you make the most of your day.

    DAY 9: KAUA'I (CRUISE DAY 6)

    Leaving the mainland, you’re off to visit one of Hawaii’s smaller islands. Named after the Wiliwili trees, which once lined its picturesque harbour, this lovely port of Kaua’i is your gateway to what many believe to be Hawaii's most beautiful island. On "The Garden Island," nature is truly the star, from the dramatic mountains of Kokee to the cool rainforests of Haena.


    Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Luau

    With overnight accommodation in Nawiliwili, you have the perfect opportunity to watch an extravagant luau while you dine on a delicious Hawaiian feast.

    DAY 10: KAUA'I (CRUISE DAY 7)

    With half a day left on Kaua’i, we recommend you embark on a guided journey to Waimea Canyon; discover this breathtaking gorge in the heart of Kauai that is one of the island’s most dramatic natural attractions.


    Cruise the stunning Napali Coast

    In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic cruising experience through the Napali Coast. Spanning 27 kilometers along Kauai's North Shore, the Napali Coast is a sacred place defined by extraordinary natural beauty. The emerald-hued cliffs with razor-sharp ridges tower above the Pacific Ocean, revealing beautiful beaches and waterfalls that plummet to the lush valley floor.

    As this is your last full cruising day, take the opportunity to enjoy any onboard experiences you might’ve missed.

    DAY 11: HONOLULU - RETURN HOME

    The big, blue Pacific and stunning Koolau mountains serve as a dramatic setting for Hawaii's largest city, welcoming you back into Honolulu. Disembarking your cruise ship, say goodbye to any new found friends and make your way to airport for your flight home with your private airport transfer.

    After such an unforgettable getaway, we’re sure you’ll be back. Until then you have the memories and photos you took along the way.

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