7N Hawaii 4 Island Golf Cruise
Day 1 (SAT) Honolulu, Oahu (Embarkation 7:00 pm)
Arrive in Honolulu
City sightseeing and lunch
Embark the journey
Welcome cocktails & Briefing for a chance to meet your fellow participants
Many other ships call here as well. Oahu is the third-largest island in the chain but it’s the most populated. Home to Honolulu, it’s a blend of old-world Hawaii melding with influences as diverse as those from Japan and Portugal. Perhaps that’s why Oahu is often referred to as The Gathering Place.
Be sure to head to Waikiki, Pearl Harbor (visiting the USS Arizona Memorial is especially poignant whether you’re from a military family or not), Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, and the North Shore. A lot of visitors check out the Polynesian Cultural Center while families enjoy Sea Life Park Hawaii and Wet’n’Wild waterpark. If you want to learn to surf, you can do so on Waikiki Beach.
Note that you likely won’t get a feel for all Hawaii has to offer if you only stay on Waikiki, so promise yourself to get out of Waikiki and explore more of Oahu too.
Day 2 (SUN) Kahului, Maui (8:00 am arrival / )
here are so many reasons to visit Maui but it’s absolutely the best place in the Hawaiian Islands to view humpback whales from November through May. For whale-watching tours, head to Lahaina—which used to be a whaling town, but is now dedicated to preserving the humpbacks habitat along the Auau Channel between Maui and Molokai. The dock at Lahaina is also the departure point for a variety of catamaran snorkeling trips to Molokini as well as dolphin and whale-watching tours. Some cruise lines call on Lahaina while others visit Kahului near the airport.
Maui is Hawaii’s second-largest island and it looks sort of like a butterfly from above. That’s because a volcanic “doublet” formed the island with two shield volcanoes overlapping with an isthmus between them. The hippie town of Hana is situated along the infamously difficult to drive, one-lane Hana Highway in the east. Major tourist destinations are found in the south (Kihei, Wailea, and Makena) and along the West Coast (Lahaina, Ka’anapali, Napili, Kahana, and Kapalua).
The West Maui Mountains are a backdrop from many resorts in the west and mount Haleakala is more centrally located. It rises 10,000 feet above sea level and is a popular tourist destination at sunrise and sunset. Stop at one of Maui’s up-country ranches after your tour of Haleakala.
There are approximately 30 beaches ringing the island, making it a popular destination for swimming, snorkeling, and windsurfing (especially at Kahana Beach Park). You can find a variety of beach types here, from gold sand to pink, green, red, and black.
Norwegian’s Pride of America overnights on Maui so you have plenty of time to drive the gorgeous Road to Hana and enjoy an evening luau. Try the Feast at Lele or the more family-friendly Old Lahaina Luau.
Wailea Golf Club (Golf Course)
As the former home to The Champions Skins Game from 2001-2007, the Wailea Gold Course was designed by architect Robert Trent Jones II as a “thinking player’s course.”
Golfers are truly tested on each hole as they weigh risk and reward with every shot, and while club selection is a difficult endeavor, focusing on the golf ball and not the beautiful views that Maui offers up can also prove problematic.
Case in point, the Gold Course’s No. 8 features a beautiful par-3 layout with a picturesque view of the ocean with the crescent-shaped Molokini Island in the background. One must navigate over a rock wall and around numerous bunkers and coconut trees in order to score well on this gem
Day 3 (MON) Kahului, Maui (/ 6:00 pm departure)
Kapalua Golf Club
Located on the popular island of Maui, Kapalua Golf invites you to discover two of the most majestic golf courses in the world - the Plantation Course and the Bay Course.
Recognized as the best golf course in Hawaii for ten consecutive years by Golfweek, the Plantation Course is home to the PGA TOUR's Tournament of Champions. The Bay Course has hosted over 20 professional tournaments - the most of any neighbor island course - and features the only hole to play over the ocean on Maui.
Kapalua Golf & Tennis is proud to maintain its place among the best golf courses, teaching facilities, golf shops and resorts around the world.
Day 4 (TUE) Hilo, Big Island (8:00 am arrival / 6:00 pm departure)
The largest of all the islands, Hawaii Island continues to grow in size as lava flows into the sea. Beyond the volcano, there's so much to experience here, from cowboy country, luxury resorts to eco-adventures. The eruption of Kilauea Volcano began in 1983 and continues today, making Hawaii Volcanoes National Park a hot spot for visitors.
While visiting Hawaii Island, you can also experience some of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses, sacred cultural and historical sites including the birthplace of Hawaii's first king, Kamehameha I, and the first missionary church in the state.
In fact, the Big Island is larger than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined and consists of five volcanoes: the extinct Kohala; Mauna Kea, which is dormant; and three active volcanoes—Hualalai, Kilauea, and Mauna Loa. When measured from the mountain’s base at the sea floor to its highest peak, Mauna Loa is the tallest mountain on the planet and you can visit it and Kilauea when you head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
There are two ports you may visit on the Big Island: Kona on the West Coast and Hilo on the East Coast.
The East Coast of the island is home to lush tropical rainforests, majestic waterfalls, and volcanoes. Once in Hilo, visit Rainbow Falls for cascades and plunge pools, Akatsuka Gardens for beautiful orchids, and Volcanoes National Park. The park is fascinating since you have the opportunity to see Halemaumau Crater and Thurston Lava Tube. Another interesting site is Lava Tree State Park. It was a rainforest at one time when lava flowed across it, burning the trees that are now eerie moss-covered skeletons.
Volcano Golf & Country Club
Volcano Golf Course is one of the world's most unusual courses. Situated on the rim of the active Kilauea volcanic crater, Volcano Golf Course lies in the cool highlands 4,000 feet above the sea, with sweeping vistas of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea (both snowcapped in winter). The course is 18 holes, par 72, a total of 6,547 yards of playing area. Located in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, a scenic 30-mile drive from Hilo; the course also offers full restaurant and bar facilities.
Day 5 (WED) Kona, Big Island (7:00 am arrival / 5:30 pm departure)
The West Coast is known for its almost lunar landscape and luxury resorts with golden sand beaches stretching from Kailua-Kona north to Waimea. Expect to visit Kealakekua Bay, St. Benedict’s painted church, Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and Anaehoomalu Bay for the beach. Grown in the rich volcanic soil, Kona coffee, (and Kona coffee tours) is exclusively Hawaii Island. And the coffee is unmatchable. Chocolate are crafted here and many visitors—especially those with children in tow—visit the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory. You can enjoy plenty of watersports and, if you’d like to spy sea turtles, just enjoy the beach and you’re likely to see a few swimming right off shore.
Mauna Kea Golf Club
Mr. Rockefeller, if you allow me to build a golf course here, this'll be the most beautiful hole in the world." Robert Trent Jones, Sr., at the 3rd hole site.
Without changing the essential character of his father's design, Rees Jones Inc. re-planted the championship Course with highly efficient ultra-dwarf Tifeagle Bermudagrass on the greens and Tifway 419 hybrid Bermudagrass on the tees, fairways and roughs. State-of-the-art irrigation systems, liners in the bunkers, and advance drainage improvements keep our Hawaii golf course in top shape and save on environmental resources.
As for play, the number of bunkers has been increased to 99, overall yardages have expanded by about 200 yards from the tips, and multiple tees will challenge all levels of players.
Mauna Kea Golf Course ushers in a new age of golf with innovative new Golfboards, a fun way to carve through a round of golf in record time and surf the earth. Available for both golfers and non-golfers ages 16 and up. New in 2016 - all carts now come with GPS to offer golfers a little extra help when determining yardages and distances to the hole.
And, golfers who seek a mid-round oasis will love the tasteful look and tasty cuisine of the new "Number 3" clubhouse restaurant-almost good enough to guarantee a lower score on the course's back nine. Stop by after golf to relax in casual atmosphere, along with pupus and a cold one from the tap, or a signature Mauna Kea cocktail to toast your hole-in-one.
Day 6 (THU) Nawiliwili, Kauai (10:00 am arrival / )
Kauai is known as the Garden Isle and—at 6 million years old—it’s the oldest main island in the Hawaiian archipelago. It’s located northwest of Oahu and is Hawaii’s fourth-largest island. The port city here is called Nawiliwili. Kauai is perhaps the most rustic of all the major islands in the group. The fertile valleys are a beautiful contrast against the volcanic mountains and there are plenty of photo-worthy waterfalls to visit. Waimea Canyon, part of Waimea Canyon State Park, is known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. The Waimea River carved out the massive canyon and it truly is an awe-inspiring site as is the rugged Napali Coast on the island’s North Shore. The coastline is only accessible via boat or the Kalalau Trail that starts at Kee Beach. It’s a terrific place to hike or kayak.
Seventy percent of the island is inaccessible by foot, but it's still a hiker's and sightseer's paradise. The sheer beauty of Kauai is unsurpassed and adventure and exploration are the keys to enjoying this island to its fullest.
Poipu Bay Golf Club
this outstanding course is backed by lush emerald mountains and sculpted from a rolling plateau eight stories above the Pacific Ocean. Nestled among the gentle contours of Poipu Bay you’ll discover the remains of Hawaiian heiau (places of worship) and ancient stone walls. If this weren’t challenge enough, Mother Nature presents you with one distraction after another. From rare Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles, and humpback whales, you’ll have lots of wild excuses to back your scorecard. Plus, Poipu Bay is home to Nene Geese which are endemic to Hawaii, and not encountered anywhere else in the world outside of their native environment.
Play on the same course challenged by even the best of the best professional golfers in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994 to 2006. A unique and unforgettable golf experience awaits you—one that will bring every aspect of your game into fresh and thrilling focus.
Day 7 (FRI) Nawiliwili (/ 2:00 pm departure)
Free time on board or in Nawiliwili until 2pm departure
Presentation & Gala Dinner (Tepanyaki on board)
Day8 (SAT) Honolulu (Disembarkation 7:00 am)
Disembark after breakfast
Transfer to the Honolulu International Airport
Aloha! Come aboard Pride of America, the only cruise ship that sails round trip from Honolulu year-round so you can holiday on your schedule. 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 Hawaii in style, with more than 15 restaurants and 12 bars and lounges, excellent family accommodation, spacious suites and balconies - perfect for whale watching, witnessing Kilauea Volcano or taking in the dramatic views of the Napali Coast. Start planning your next adventure!
7N Pride of Americal Balcony stateroom - upgrade/downgrade available upon request)
5 rounds of golf as specified in the itinerary and return transfer to & from the ports for golfers
Electronic cart hire or pull buggy when a cart is not allowed at the course
5 Shore excursions for disembarkation days for non-golfers
Honolulu City Sight-seeing
Return transfer between the airport and the cruise terminal
Use of on board entertainments, activities and kid club
All meals within the itinerary including disembarkation days
Daily onboard newspaper announcing daily activities and entertainments
Cruise gratuities on board
Port fees & taxes
Presentation & Gala Dinner
Chance to win a complimentary tour certificate
COMPETITION & PRESENTATION
Callaway Scoring System
1st player at each round - souvenir for each course
NTP at each round
Sweepstakes Draw at Gala Dinner
1 x Cruise Voucher $1000
2 x Cruise Voucher $500
3 x Cruise Voucher $300
* Price is per person based on double occupancy and price for 3rd and 4th person in the same stateroom will be quoted upon request.
* Price quoted is based on Balcony stateroom category and upgrade or downgrade to a different category will be quoted upon request.)
* The desired cabin category may not be able to book subject to availability of the cruise lines thus it is always recommended to plan and book early.
* Non-golfers will enjoy a sightseeing tours of the region for the disembarkation days.
* The scheduled golf courses may be substituted with another course of similar level subject to course availability.
* Inclement Weather Play will continue rain or shine unless weather conditions put the player at risk of danger or the course closes.)
* Guaranteed departure for 12 or more travelers
* Cancellation Terms
More than 120 days prior to sailing - deposit
120-91 days prior to sailing - 25% of total price
90-61 days prior to sailing - 50% of total price
60-31 days prior to sailing - 75% of total price
30 days or less prior to sailing - 100% of total price