On board MS EUROPA from Kobe to Honolulu

Visiting volcanic islands

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Set off from the coast of Japan for some relaxing days at sea in the Pacific, before being greeted by the impressive volcanic landscapes, thundering waterfalls and world-famous beaches of the Hawaiian archipelago. Discover the vast extent of these diverse islands, enjoy some peaceful hours under the palm trees and experience impressive natural beauty up-close on aerial tours or hikes.


from Kobe to Honolulu

Cruise dates:from 11.04.2017 to 29.04.2017 (19 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1707

15 days cruise only from € 6,990 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from € 9,260 per person

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.

Highlights of this cruise

  • Grand Shrine of Ise and Mikimoto Pearl Island*
  • Hawaii in depth – volcanoes and Waikiki Beach
  • Symposium at Sea – the floating university
  • Vitality at Sea – activity programme and health advice on board
  • New ports: Kobe/Japan, Hachijo-jima/Japan, Sand Island/Midway Islands/Hawaii/USA

Itinerary

Tue, 11.04.2017

Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Osaka

Wed, 12.04.2017

Osaka
Transfer to a first-class hotel, day room
Transfer to embarkation point for the EUROPA
Kobe/Japan, departure 18.00 hrs

Kobe/Japan
Visit the Japanese imperial cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara on a pre-cruise programme*, before setting out from Kobe for the volcanic islands of the Pacific.

Thu, 13.04.2017

Toba, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Toba/Japan
See Japan’s legends and Shinto sacred sites from close proximity: the Ise-jingu Shrine is a national sanctuary in Japan and is known for its combination of simplicity and purity. The Kongoshoji temple* on Mount Asama is just as elegant and dignified. The treasures of Mikimoto Pearl Island*, where Kokichi Mikimoto invented cultured pearls in the 1920s, are revered worldwide. Visit the Pearl Museum and find out more about the cultivation of these jewels.

Fri, 14.04.2017

Hachijo-jima, 8.00 – 13.00 hrs

Hachijo-jima/Japan
Two volcanoes shape this tiny subtropical island with its black beaches and green slopes, which you can explore on a sporty hike: conquer the 854 m high Mount Hachijo-Fuji* or perhaps you would prefer to take it easy in the botanical gardens*, where you can see the flowering plants and enjoy the fantastic views of the bizarre lava formations on the Nambara plateau*.

Sat, 15.04.2017
- Tue, 18.04.2017

Relaxation at sea
Crossing the International Date Line; this day counts twice

Wed, 19.04.2017

Sand Island/Midway Islands/USA, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

Sand Island/Midway Islands/Hawaii/USA
The albatross adorns the unofficial flag of the tiny Midway Atoll, which, since it is no longer a US military base, has become a haven for rare Laysan ducks, black-footed albatross and countless other seabirds. Discover the island’s unique beauty for yourself as part of an individual trip ashore.

Thu, 20.04.2017
- Fri, 21.04.2017

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 22.04.2017

Nawiliwili/Kauai, arrival 18.00 hrs

Nawiliwili/Kauai/Hawaii Islands/USA
Towards evening, the EUROPA will reach the Hawaiian archipelago and you will be able to experience the natural diversity of the islands with the first warm rays of morning sun: enjoy a swim in the waves at nearby Kalapaki Beach, or set off for the north of the island, where the green “Garden Island” really lives up to its name. On the western side, you see colourful natural splendour up-close on either an overland journey or in a helicopter*: Discover the Waimea Canyon*, which is up to 1,000 m deep in places.

Sun, 23.04.2017

Nawiliwili, departure 17.00 hrs

Mon, 24.04.2017

Kailua/Hawaii, 8.30 – 0.00 hrs

Kailua/Hawaii/USA
Welcome to the home of the goddess of fire, Pele. The Big Island is the largest of the 137 islands in the Hawaiian archipelago – and its volcano Kilauea is one of the most active on earth. Its current eruption has lasted since 1983 and you can see the unique sight of columns of steam rising up and the lava landscapes of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on an aerial tour*. A scenic journey to Hawi and Kapa’au* offers impressive views of the picturesque coastline. On the way, you can see the statue of Kamehameha I, who was the first king to reign over all the inhabited islands in 1795 and whose reign brought a much-longed-for period of peace.

Tue, 25.04.2017

Lahaina/Maui, 8.00 – 22.00 hrs

Lahaina/Maui/Hawaii Islands/USA
From the legendary surfers’ paradise, your route will take you up a winding road to a height of 3,000 m and the bizarre lunar landscape of the Haleakala Crater*. Continue on through the contrasting landscape of the narrow Iao Valley*, which is green, fertile and full of life. Admire the rushing waterfalls, secluded beaches and deep gorges from a bird’s-eye perspective on a helicopter flight* over Maui and Molokai.

Wed, 26.04.2017

Honolulu/Oahu, arrival 6.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board

Honolulu/Oahu/Hawaii/USA
Explore the lively centre of the US state until late in the evening. Enjoy the view of Honolulu from the extinct Diamond Head volcano* and watch the surfers at the famous Waikiki Beach*. The elegant Kahala Estate* area, where luxury villas and exclusive hotels line the beach, is also worth a detour. A helicopter flight* over Oahu will provide exceptional views of this beautiful island. Admire the lush green volcanic slopes, the high drop of the Sacred Falls and the vast pineapple plantations, which thrive in the red soil. After one last night on board, begin your journey home or visit the highlights of San Francisco, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon on our post-cruise programme*.

Thu, 27.04.2017

Honolulu
Transfer to scheduled flight to Los Angeles
Transfer to a first-class hotel, overnight stay with breakfast

Fri, 28.04.2017

Los Angeles
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

Sat, 29.04.2017

Arrival in Germany

* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

= at anchor

Price specials

Attractive combination discount of up to € 3,000

Combine cruises EUR1706 and EUR1707 and save € 1,400 or EUR1707 and EUR1708 and save € 3,000.

Please note that our cruises are conducted in German.

¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a suite in category 1 to 6, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number at the time of embarkation on board (limited allotment).

More travel information can be found in the General Information section.

Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

Following programmes we offer in German:

PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: TOKYO – TRADITION AND MODERNITY


PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: IMPERIAL CITIES OF JAPAN: TOKYO, KYOTO AND NARA


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SAN FRANCISCO, LAS VEGAS AND THE GRAND CANYON


PRIVATE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – HAWAII

Symposium at Sea

Symposium at Sea is a contemporary series of lectures bringing together experts from the worlds of economics, business, politics and culture on selected cruises on board the EUROPA to discuss some interesting current topics with you. Enjoy lively discussions with well-known personalities.


Vitality at Sea

Our Vitality at Sea activity programme pays special attention to your health. Take part in lectures and courses, which will vary according to each cruise and are offered in conjunction with some well-known partners, and treat yourself to some refreshing time out far away from everyday life.