Here We Come! | Hawaii NCL Cruise | April 17, 2024 | NLS*

Final Payment Due by December 19, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

You have two specialty dining meals to book.

Reservations can be booked 120 days in advance of departure.

The booking period opens on 12/19/23 – availability will be limited so book soon.

Day 1 | Departing Greater Cincinnati Airport

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Flight information is generally provided by NCL
no later than 30 days prior to the cruisetour start date.

Departing CVG

Get Ready to Explore

You can download the official mobile app from the Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau to guide you throughout your unforgettable trip.

You will be immersed in the rich culture, incredible landscapes and delicious cuisine of Hawai`i on this one-of-a-kind 11-day cruise tour from Honolulu on Pride of America.

Day 1 | Arriving in Waikiki, Hawaii

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Bus from Airport to Hotel

NCL will provide transfer by bus from the airport to your hotel, the Hyatt Regency Waikiki.

Steps from the azure blue waters and soft sands of Waikiki Beach, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa offers magnificent, personalized services and luxurious amenities including world-class dining, award-winning spa, interactive cultural activities, 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and more than 60 on-site boutiques. The resort provides the perfect place for those who want to make the most of their island experience and connect with the heart of Hawaii.

Day 2 | Waikiki, Hawaii

Thursday, April 18, 2024

North Shore, Dole Plantation

9:00 am Depart Hotel
Dole Plantation / North Shore Tour
Polynesian Cultural Center
6:30 pm Return to Hotel

Polynesian Cultural Center

You have the option of exploring on your own, or being guided around by the driver, or a combination of both.

You will lunch on your own at Hukilau Marketplace before returning to the hotel at 6:30 pm.

Start your day off with a beautiful scenic tour of O`ahu’s famous North Shore. Stop at the Dole Plantation. You’ll also see famous surf spots, including Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach and Ehukai Beach (Banzai Pipeline). During winter, these spots are known for monstrous waves reaching 20 to 40 feet.

Enjoy the afternoon at the Polynesian Cultural Center, and experience authentic island villages showcasing the traditional lifestyles of some of Hawaii’s original descendants from Samoa, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Tahiti. Go native with a variety of interactive experiences from island games and tantalizing dances during the festive canoe pageant.

Day 3 | Waikiki, Hawaii

Friday, April 19, 2024

Pearl Harbor & Downtown Tour

7:30 am Depart Hotel
Punchbowl and Downtown
Pearl Harbor Tour
4:30 pm Return to Hotel

Times are approximate.

As you travel from Waikīkī toward Pearl Harbor, you will visit the Punchbowl Crater, home of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and enjoy breathtaking city and ocean views. Traveling through downtown, you’ll see the state capitol building, the governor’s mansion, Iolani Palace (the only royal palace in the United States) and the imposing King Kamehameha statue.

From there, you will visit Pearl Harbor and enjoy observations from an expert tour guide. The Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center Exhibit Gallery brings visitors closer to the sights and sounds of the events leading up to the attack on Oahu and its aftermath.

These galleries display personal memorabilia, dramatic photographs, artifacts of the battle, and other exhibits. Throughout the facility are interpretive wayside exhibits that invite visitors to imagine the experience of that tragic day. Through superimposing descriptive images of Pearl Harbor as it was in 1941 across the panorama of the busy port as it appears today, the wayside exhibits allow visitors to connect the past with the present. Don’t forget the remembrance Circle, this exhibit pays tribute to the men, women, and children, both military and civilian, who were killed as a result of the attack on December 7, 1941

You will then tour the USS Bowfin, the submarine known as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger,” and get a close look at its torpedo room, engine room and sleeping quarters. Then you’ll have the chance to explore the decks of the 60,000-ton battleship USS Missouri. Don’t miss the Surrender Deck on “Mighty Mo,” where General MacArthur accepted the unconditional Japanese surrender that ended World War II.

Your afternoon continues at the Pacific Aviation Museum, within former WWII airplane hangars on Pearl Harbor’s Ford Island. Experience exhibits showcasing the stories behind WWII fighter planes and bombers. Plus see planes like an authentic Japanese Zero as well as a B-25B bomber, the planes used in 1942 during the Tokyo Raid.

Day 4 | Waikiki, Hawaii

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Kualoa Ranch

8:00 am Depart Hotel
South Shore
Byodo Temple
Kualoa Ranch Experience
3:30 pm Drop off at the Pier

Your day continues at Kualoa Ranch. Enjoy a scenic drive showcasing the mystical and dramatic cliffs along the Ko`olau Mountain Range and gorgeous ocean views, and you’ll see why this part of O`ahu has been the location for numerous television shows and Hollywood Motion Pictures.

During your time at Kualoa Ranch, step back in time and learn how ancient Hawaiians lived and thrived as a people. Enjoy interactive experiences showing the many uses of the taro plant, ti leaves and other plants that were brought to the Hawaiian Islands on double hulled canoes by the early Polynesian settlers. Witness the process of turning taro roots into poi, learn the cultural history of hula, and try your hand at learning an authentic hula dance as well as making leis out of native plants.

After lunch and movie tour, you’ll transfer directly to the Port of Honolulu. From there, you will board Pride of America for your amazing 7-Day Hawai’i cruise, a chance to journey through the rest of the islands and further explore the Aloha State in all its majesty.

Honolulu, Oahu

The big, blue Pacific and stunning Koolau mountains serve as a dramatic setting for Hawaii’s largest city.

Embark Ship
Due to security reasons, you must be on board 2 hours before sailing. The ship departs Honolulu at 7 p.m.

Features and Overview

Days 5-6 | Kahului Maui, Hawaii

Sunday, April 21, 2024 to Monday, April 22, 2024

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.

Sunday, April 21, 2024 | Departure at 8:15 am

Molokini Crater & Turtle Snorkel (YouTube)

Sunday, April 22, 2024 | Departure at 8:30 am

Haleakala Crater (YouTube)

Day 7 | Hilo, Hawaii

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The entire city of Hilo is like one giant greenhouse with spectacular tropical flowers at every turn. Visit the town’s well-preserved historic buildings, which date back to the turn of the century and showcase Hawaii’s unique architecture. Just 30 miles away the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the home of the active Kilauea Volcano. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 6:30 pm

Dinner for Two at Cagney’s Restaurant

Day 8 | Kona, Hawaii

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Kona offers the quintessential Hawaii experience. Sunny, warm weather and crystal blue waters entice visitors to partake in a variety of surfside fun. Snorkel amongst a kaleidoscope of tropical marine life. Take a surfing lesson, a kayaking trip or head out to deeper waters for some deep-sea fishing. 

Days 9-10 | Nāwiliwili, Kaua`i, Hawaii

Thursday, April 25, 2024

You will overnight in Nāwiliwili. Named after the Wiliwili trees, which once lined its picturesque harbor, 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. And the tradition of the luau adds lively entertainment unique to Hawaii.

Day 11 | Honolulu, Hawaii

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Disembark 7 am

Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing .

Return to Greater Cincinnati Airport (CVG)


Things to Do

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Where can I see my flights, transfers, hotel, and cruise?
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Flight Issues

What should I do if my flight is delayed and what happens if I miss my outbound flight?

If your flight is delayed on your day of sailing, please follow these guidelines:

  • Advise your airline as soon as possible that you are a cruise guest sailing that day. They will do all they can to book alternative flights.
  • Ask the airline to contact our emergency number 0208 834 9013 immediately and we will do our best to get you on board. If you miss your flight due to your own error, Norwegian Cruise Line will not cover any additional costs for rebooking.
  • Please note that if you miss your outbound flight the airline may consider this a ‘no show’ and may also cancel the return flight. In such cases, any additional expenses for rebooking return flights will not be covered by Norwegian Cruise Line
  • What Happens If My Flight Is Delayed And The Ship Sails Without Me?
    • Get up to $500 toward additional accommodations, meals and catch-up transportation expenses if you are delayed due to inclement weather, strike, mechanical failure and other reasons as cited in the BookSafe Travel Protection Plan.

When are E-Docs available? Up to 21 days prior to departure.

All E-Docs will be available up to 21 days prior to departure, provided full payment has been received and Online Check-In has been completed. Make sure you bring a printed copy of your eDocs with you to the pier as they will serve as your boarding pass. It is important to download your eDocs ahead of time as they will become unavailable 72 hours prior to sailing. You or your travel professional will be notified via email when your eDocs are ready to be printed. Please reconfirm your flight details.

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Gathering Documents

Make sure you have the proper forms of identification needed for your cruise. Give yourself plenty of time to obtain or renew your passport, if necessary. In order to make the boarding process as simple as possible, we strongly encourage you to visit to check in online and print your SetSail Pass no later than three days prior to your sail date. Additionally, guests should look into any visa requirements for their itinerary. Learn more about required travel documents.

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