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Hawaiian Explorer

  • Departure Date13 & 30 Jan 2023
  • Holland America Line Koningsdam
  • 19/20 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £1,999 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 1 night in San Diego
  • San Diego
  • Honolulu
  • Nawiliwili
  • Lahaina
  • Hilo
  • Kona
  • Ensenada
  • San Diego

This fantastic cruise holiday begins with a 1 night stay in sunny San Diego. Be amazed by the breath-taking beauty, jaw-dropping coastline and endless sunshine. You’ll then embark Koningsdam for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of the gorgeous Hawaiian Islands and magnificent Mexico. Find yourself in heavenly Honolulu and experience the famous Waikiki Beach. Explore postcard worthy surroundings in Kauai, better known as ‘the Garden Isle’ due to its unique landscape. Say Aloha to the friendly locals in Hilo, before sampling the legendary coffee found within Kona. Finish this dream break in Mexico, tasting mouth-watering wines in Ensenada, known as the “Capital del vino Mexicano”.

Highlights

  • FREE San Diego Stay 
  • Upgrade for £35pp per day & Get: Drinks, Speciality Dining, Shore Excursions & WiFi

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • FREE 1 night stay in San Diego on room only basis
  • 17 night cruise on board Koningsdam on full board basis

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Various£1,999£2,389£2,639£3,319

Price based on 03 Jan 2023 19 nights, itinerary & duration varies depending on date. Transfers are not included. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Past cruises fantastic, carried over cruise from 2021 felt left in the cold

I rated Cruise Kings 4 stars as I have been on some wonderful cruises ie Hawaii, and New England to name just a few, however after rebooking my 2021 Alaska and Rocky Mountaineer bucket list cruise to 2022 I really felt alone to the point were I thought my adviser had left the company all my phone calls to her direct line went straight to answer machine then not returned , to the point were I had to say I thought you had left the company. Having now spoken to a manager all has been resolved and we and my daughter and her husband have booked for Norway in 2023. Great job by Valerie who was a complete star.

Phil Rea / January 2022

keep up the good work please!! that way we will always come back again!

they were very help full. in fact every body in the team are extremely helpful at all times always give us good prices when we ask for them too match the prices if possible!!

Mrs Hancock / January 2022

Great service

Cruise Kings offer a great service. They’re friendly, speedy and professional . They are really helpful if things go amiss, as they sometimes do in these difficult times.

Mr Meyerstein / January 2022

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Koningsdam

The first of Holland America Line’s Pinnacle-class ships, Koningsdam combines 21st- century elegance and nautical tradition.

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Itinerary for Hawaiian Explorer

Day 1 - Fly UK to San Diego / Enjoy San Diego

Day 2 - Embark Koningsdam in San Diego

Easygoing San Diego embodies the Southern California surfer town fantasy, with its more than 300 days of sun, mild year-round temperatures and accessible, sporty pastimes and tourist attractions. Cruise to San Diego and hike the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve to get a glimpse of whale migrations, go sailing in the bay and, of course, surf the famous swells of Del Mar, Oceanside and La Jolla (among many other superb spots). Cruise from San Diego and explore the sixth-largest city in the United States. Discover San Diego’s distinctive neighborhoods on a San Diego shore excursion. Visit Old Town, North Park, Point Loma and Coronado are all within a few miles of the port, while the bustling Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy are within walking distance. And while there are lots of things to do for everyone on a San Diego Cruise—from visiting the country’s largest urban park to taking in the famous horse-racing season in Del Mar to riding the charming Old Town Trolley—definitely don’t pass up the chance to investigate San Diego’s quickly growing reputation as a culinary destination. Its inventive new restaurants and huge craft-brewing industry are something to be explored.

Day 3 - At Sea

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Day 7 - At Sea

Day 8 - Honolulu

Honolulu, on the island of Oahu’s south shore, is capital of Hawaii and gateway to the U.S. island chain. The Waikiki neighborhood is its center for dining, nightlife and shopping, famed for its iconic crescent beach backed by palms and high-rise hotels, with volcanic Diamond Head crater looming in the distance. Sites relating to the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor include the USS Arizona Memorial.

Day 9 - Nawiliwili

Get ready for lush fern grottos, grand canyons and the dramatic cliffs of the Na Pali Coast (experienced by helicopter and from the decks of your Holland America ship during an afternoon of scenic cruising). Sample shore excursions: Kipu Falls Zipline Trek; Kauai's Grand Helicopter Tour.

Day 10 - Lahaina

Glamorous resorts, stunning beaches, world-class golf courses, historic Lahaina Town: This enchanting island has it all, plus a magnificent volcano and the annual migration of the humpback whales. Sample shore excursions: Haleakala Crater & Iao Valley; Adventure to Hana; Lana'i Wild Dolphin & Snorkel Adventure.

Day 11 - Hilo

Water and fire reign here: This is a land of verdant rain forests bisected by sparkling falls. But the fiery element flares along the volcanic coast of Kohala and the roaring furnace of the Kilauea volcano: Lava has continued to seep from the crater since its last eruption in 1983. Nature is Hilo's blessing, as well as its challenge. The beautiful crescent bay served as a funnel to two major tsunamis that battered the city—tragedies that are never forgotten and hopefully never repeated. (Hilo's Pacific Tsunami Museum remains a leader in safety education.) Once a busy fishing and farming area, Hilo blossomed into a commercial center for the sugarcane industry in the 1800s. Today’s town—its waterfront rebuilt since the last destructive wall of water in 1960—flourishes as a hub of galleries, independent shops, farmers markets and homegrown destination restaurants. A world-class astronomy center has joined this mix, underlining the awe unfolding through the telescopes atop Mauna Kea (the world's tallest peak from base to summit, outstripping Everest by 1,363 meters, or 4,472 feet!). Meanwhile, leafy Banyan Drive celebrates more earthbound stars with its arboreal Walk of Fame. Look up, look down: Wherever you glance, Hilo looks good.

Day 12 - Kona

Once the playground of Hawaii's royalty, Kona is synonymous with the famous coffee that grows on the slopes of dormant Hualalai. Here, too, is Parker Ranch, the largest privately owned ranch in the U.S. Sample shore excursions: Kona Outrigger Canoe Adventure; Parker Ranch; Big Island Helicopter Spectacular.

Day 13 - At Sea

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Day 17 - At Sea

Day 18 - Ensenada

This sunny port on the Baja Peninsula gives you a taste of festive Mexico. Get ready for mariachi music, whale watching and fine wines from grapes grown in Mexico's principal wine region, just south of town. Sample shore excursion: Folklore of Mexico.

Day 19 - San Diego, disembark & transfer to airport

Easygoing San Diego embodies the Southern California surfer town fantasy, with its more than 300 days of sun, mild year-round temperatures and accessible, sporty pastimes and tourist attractions. Cruise to San Diego and hike the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve to get a glimpse of whale migrations, go sailing in the bay and, of course, surf the famous swells of Del Mar, Oceanside and La Jolla (among many other superb spots). Cruise from San Diego and explore the sixth-largest city in the United States. Discover San Diego’s distinctive neighborhoods on a San Diego shore excursion. Visit Old Town, North Park, Point Loma and Coronado are all within a few miles of the port, while the bustling Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy are within walking distance. And while there are lots of things to do for everyone on a San Diego Cruise—from visiting the country’s largest urban park to taking in the famous horse-racing season in Del Mar to riding the charming Old Town Trolley—definitely don’t pass up the chance to investigate San Diego’s quickly growing reputation as a culinary destination. Its inventive new restaurants and huge craft-brewing industry are something to be explored.

Fly San Diego to UK/ Arrive UK

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Past cruises fantastic, carried over cruise from 2021 felt left in the cold

I rated Cruise Kings 4 stars as I have been on some wonderful cruises ie Hawaii, and New England to name just a few, however after rebooking my 2021 Alaska and Rocky Mountaineer bucket list cruise to 2022 I really felt alone to the point were I thought my adviser had left the company all my phone calls to her direct line went straight to answer machine then not returned , to the point were I had to say I thought you had left the company. Having now spoken to a manager all has been resolved and we and my daughter and her husband have booked for Norway in 2023. Great job by Valerie who was a complete star.

Phil Rea / January 2022

keep up the good work please!! that way we will always come back again!

they were very help full. in fact every body in the team are extremely helpful at all times always give us good prices when we ask for them too match the prices if possible!!

Mrs Hancock / January 2022

Great service

Cruise Kings offer a great service. They’re friendly, speedy and professional . They are really helpful if things go amiss, as they sometimes do in these difficult times.

Mr Meyerstein / January 2022

Read All Reviews

Speak to a Cruise Expert

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