Blue Hawaii Cruise aboard NCL's Pride of America
Island hop Hawaii-style, with 18 restaurants and 11 bars and lounges, excellent family accommodations, spacious suites and balconies - perfect for whale watching, witnessing Kilauea Volcano or taking in the dramatic views of the Napali Coast.
- ELVIS BREAKFAST at HARD ROCK CAFE... Enjoy a great buffet listening to Elvis tunes and pay special attention because his Ramirez Classical Guitar is hanging on the wall.
- HALF DAY TOUR of all things Elvis... You follow in his footsteps, feel his presence as you see the sights in Honolulu. On this morning's tour, you will see the statues to a pair of Kings. King Kamehameha and the King of Rock n' Roll whose life-size bronze likeness was erected 30 years after his death. You will see the Hilton Hawaiian Village where Elvis stayed on his first visit in 1957 (before Statehood). He had a 20 year love affair with the islands filming three movies "Blue Hawaii," "Girls! Girls! Girls!," and "Paradise Hawaiian Style." There were also many live performances including the 1973 live broadcast "Aloha from Hawaii," seen or heard by over 1.5 billion people in 40 countries. Songs included "Blue Suede Shoes," "I'll Remember You," and "Johnny B. Good."
- TIKI BAR LUNCHEON, with ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST... In this setting of the old tiki bar, with Elvis serenading our group, you will get the feeling as though you have time-warped to a moment in an old movie.
- SMITH'S FAMILY GARDEN LUAU... Over 50 years ago, Grandpa started the family business in the sacred Wailua River Valley. They created this tropical paradise to celebrate the Hawaiian spirit of aloha that he loved and lived by. Today, four generations of the family continue to honor that tradition with the most famous of Hawaiian celebrations ... THE LUAU.
- STORY OF ELVIS TOUR... You will learn how in 1958 President Eisenhower signed a law that allowed government fundraising for a monument, and how those efforts failed to achieve their goals. Then on March 25, 1961, shortly after serving his tour of duty, Elvis returned to Honolulu. He brought with him Floyd Cramer, Boots Randolph, Minnie Pearl and other Nashville performers all of whom he made buy a ticket before they could perform. When he took the stage, hundreds of teenagers screeched in excitement. He let out a brief screech of his own in response before launching into his hit “Heartbreak Hotel.” All accounts state that Elvis was in peak form, giving an enthusiastic and energetic performance that included favorites “All Shook Up,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight” and “It’s Now or Never.” He finished the show with a rollicking version of “Hound Dog.”
- PEARL HARBOR TOUR... You will visit the USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL, as well as a tour of the BATTLESHIP USS MISSOURI. This, of course, is focued on the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. The story of what FDR called "The Day of Infamy," is well documented. You will learn about the destruction of the Pacific Fleet and the sinking of the USS Arizona. The tour will conclude with visits to the PUNCHBOWL CEMETERY and other HONOLULU SITES.
- From Friday, 02 November 2018 to Saturday, 10 November 2018