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No-fly cruise holiday Tahitian Palms and Hawaiian Charms features three fabulous ships

October 10, 2014 Cruise Deals No Comments Email Email

Three ocean voyages combine to create a relaxing new cruise holiday distinguished by having no flights in it. Instead of flights, there are three great cruises on three great  ships and a lengthy stay in Hawaii.

Called ‘Tahitian Palms and Hawaiian Charms’ and arranged by Worldwide Cruise Centres (worldwidecruisecentres.com.au), this triple-cruise-combination holiday heads by sea from Australia to Hawaii, around Hawaii and back again. The ships involved are Radiance of the Seas to Hawaii, Pride of America around Hawaii and Legend of the Seas back to Australia.

As well as cruising around Hawaii for a full week (seven nights), the holiday includes a 10-night stay at the Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki hotel in Honolulu, two blocks from Waikiki Beach. unnamed (13)

‘Tahitian Palms and Hawaiian Charms’ lasts 54 days – almost eight weeks – beginning and ending in Sydney. The three cruises let you explore the Hawaiian islands in depth, as well as visiting other Pacific destinations (including Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji and New Caledonia) on the voyages there and back.

The three cruises included in the holiday are:

  • A 17-night Radiance of the Seas cruise from Sydney to Honolulu;
  • A seven-night Hawaiian Islands cruise round trip from Honolulu with Pride of America;
  • An 18-night Legend of the Seas cruise from Honolulu to Sydney.

‘Tahitian Palms and Hawaiian Charms’ costs from A$7699 per person twin share, valid for sale at that rate until the end of November 2014. All shipboard main meals (excluding specialty restaurants) on the three cruises are covered in the price and daily breakfast is included at the hotel in Honolulu. The holiday begins on 19 April when Radiance of the Seas sails from Sydney for Hawaii. 

Destinations on the Radiance of the Seas cruise include Wellington, New Zealand’s quirky and charming capital, and the seaside town of Picton at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound in the South Island, settled by early 19th-century whalers.

Then, sail across the International Dateline to three Tahitian gems: Papeete, land of brilliant blue lagoons, inspiration for artist Paul Gauguin; Moorea, Tahiti’s heart-shaped atoll, bordered by the Sea of the Moon; and famously beautiful Bora Bora, the quintessential holiday destination for hopeless romantics.

Several days at sea between Tahiti and Honolulu give time to explore Radiance of the Seas, ride in sleek glass lifts  facing the sea, contemplate the rock-climbing wall, African safari-themed solarium, indoor/outdoor country club with golf simulator, or day spa and fitness centre.

Disembarking in Hawaii, you’ve 10 days to relax, explore, take it easy, sample premium shopping at nearby International Market Place and Royal Hawaiian Centre. If you hit the shops in Honolulu, forget about airline baggage weight restrictions – you’ll be sailing!

After 10 days taking it easy in Honolulu, board Norwegian Cruise Line’s great Pride of America cruise ship. See the fabled Islands of Hawaii aboard your floating resort over seven nights.  Pride of America first sails to Kahului, with a couple of days there to really get to know Maui, where surfing was once the sport of Hawaiian Royalty.

From Maui, Pride of America sails to Hilo on the east coast of the Big Island, known for spectacular Akaka Falls, plunging 129 metres. Next stop is Kailua Kona (famed for its coffee) on the other side of the Big Island. Explore beautiful tidal pools.

Then Kauai, island of rainforests and smooth, rounded mountains, cascading waterfalls and ocean cliffs. The island has featured in more than 60 major films and TV shows, from Blue Hawaii with Elvis Presley to Jurassic Park III.

Between islands, Pride of America has plenty to keep you entertained and a friendly American crew. The ship has an Americana theme, so it’s a bit like touring the States. Choices on this four-star ship include eight restaurants, 10 bars and lounges.

Disembarking in Honolulu, it’s time to board your third ship, Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas, your home for the next 18 nights.

Legend of the Seas is big and sleek, 70,000 tons of fun and adventure, complete with nine-hole miniature golf, four whirlpools, eight bars and lounges, a solarium with sliding roof, Las Vegas-style casino and a well-equipped day spa and fitness centre.

The return voyage takes you back to those dreamy Tahitian islands. Plus you’ll visit Fiji and wander one of the Pacific’s loveliest islands, New Caledonia’s Isle of Pines.

Next stop is Australia. The dawn passage through Sydney heads is a world-beater and worth getting up early to enjoy.

To find your local Worldwide Cruise Centres agent, go to: www.worldwidecruisecentres.com.au

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