On board MS EUROPA from Honolulu to Vancouver

Big city lights and natural spectacles

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An extremely varied visit to the West Coast of the USA begins under the Hawaiian sun. Relax in heavenly scenery, before heading off to explore the big cities of California – Los Angeles and San Francisco. Your cruise then continues via lovable and friendly Seattle to the Canadian coastline. Magnificent mountain and fjord landscapes and the city of Vancouver promise a wide variety of experiences.


from Honolulu to Vancouver

Cruise dates:from 26.04.2017 to 14.05.2017 (18 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1708

16 days cruise only from € 7,870 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from € 9,990 per person

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

Highlights of this cruise

  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park*
  • Discover Hawaii on an aerial tour*
  • Highlights of the US West Coast – Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle
  • Napa Valley with wine tasting*
  • Symposium at Sea – the floating university
  • Vitality at Sea – activity programme and health advice on board
  • Golf & Cruise voyage with extensive golf package*

Itinerary

Wed, 26.04.2017

Scheduled flight Germany – Los Angeles
Transfer to a first-class hotel, overnight stay with breakfast

Thu, 27.04.2017

Los Angeles
Transfer to flight to Honolulu
Transfer to embarkation point for the EUROPA
Honolulu/Oahu/USA, departure 18.30 hrs

Honolulu/Oahu/Hawaii/USA
Travel to Honolulu via Los Angeles for embarkation on the EUROPA. Or arrive a little earlier and experience Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon on a pre-cruise programme*.

Fri, 28.04.2017

Hilo/Hawaii, 7.30 – 17.00 hrs

Hilo/Hawaii/USA
Discover a world shaped by volcanic forces at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park*: the views of steaming craters, glowing lava and strange holes are unforgettable. See a completely different side of the Big Island at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens*, a paradise of flowers, palms and bubbling streams. Our tip: the views of the volcanic landscape, waterfalls and fertile rainforests are best admired from the air*.

Sat, 29.04.2017
- Wed, 03.05.2017

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 04.05.2017

Los Angeles, arrival 8.00 hrs

Los Angeles/California/USA
Whether you are shopping in Rodeo Drive or taking a look at Beverly Hills* – the greatest attraction in L.A. and its world-famous district, Hollywood, are the stars of the American film industry and they may even cross your path. Follow the stars on the Walk of Fame* to the legendary Kodak Theater*, which is now known as Dolby Theater, where the Oscars are held each year. See behind the scenes of the film and sound studios on a guided VIP tour* of Universal Studios. Or enjoy excursions into the surroundings* of Los Angeles or a trip to San Diego*.

 

 

Fri, 05.05.2017

Los Angeles, departure 14.00 hrs

Sat, 06.05.2017

San Francisco, arrival 14.00 hrs

San Francisco/California/USA
The Golden Gate Bridge will welcome you from afar and show you the way into San Francisco Bay. The buildings and sights of this multicultural city are built on many hills and you can see a view of the city’s spectacular skyline on a visit to the Twin Peaks*. Back down in the city, explore exotic Chinatown* or the outstanding art museums, lively Fisherman’s Wharf or the elegant boutiques around Union Square. The climate in the Golden State produces particularly fine grapes, as you will be able to see and taste for yourself on an exclusive wine-tasting trip to Napa Valley*.

Sun, 07.05.2017

San Francisco, departure 18.00 hrs

Mon, 08.05.2017

Eureka, 12.00 – 18.00 hrs

Eureka/California/USA
Eureka offers plenty of charm, Victorian town houses and wild natural surroundings. Learn about fishing for oysters* from the experts in picturesque Humboldt Bay or take a hike along the coast through Redwood National Park*, where you can see some of the tallest trees in the world.

Tue, 09.05.2017

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 10.05.2017

Seattle/Washington, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Seattle/Washington/USA
The Emerald City is captivating with its lakes, extensive green spaces and the silhouette of Mount Rainier on the horizon. Get to know Seattle on a tour, which will take you from the modern Space Needle* landmark to the Pioneer Square historic district*, where the city’s history began in 1852. The Farmers Market* is a great place to wander around looking at the enticing displays. At the Chihuly Garden and Glass*, you can immerse yourself in a world of fantasy.

Thu, 11.05.2017

Victoria/Vancouver Island/Canada, 8.00 – 0.00 hrs

Victoria/Vancouver Island/Canada
Endless forests, picturesque mountain chains and deep-blue fjords: Vancouver Island is a true natural beauty, which is particularly impressive seen from the air on an aerial tour*. Whales regularly appear off the coast looking for food – and you can go on a whale-watching boat trip*. There are also some exciting things to see on land in Victoria, such as the idyllic Beacon Hill Park* or the legacy of the British Empire, which is reflected in the Empress Hotel* and the Parliament Buildings*.

Fri, 12.05.2017

Vancouver, arrival 8.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board

Vancouver/British Columbia/Canada
Surrounded by water and views of the Rockies, Vancouver is right on the edge of the wilderness and is a great place to explore with its cultural and natural attractions: In Gastown*, the Steam Clock puffs out steam every quarter of an hour, whilst in Chinatown* the scents from street food stalls will whet your appetite. Stanley Park* is a forest in the middle of the city, which surpasses even Central Park. Explore its ancient rainforests by bicycle*. Or take a boat trip* to the surrounding fjords to look for whales and seals in Horseshoe Bay. After one last night on board, it will be time to start your journey home. Or stay on for a post-cruise programme* to explore the Rocky Mountains.

Sat, 13.05.2017

Vancouver
City tour with lunch followed by scheduled flight to Germany

Sun, 14.05.2017

Arrival in Germany

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

Price specials

Attractive combination discount of up to € 3,000

Combine cruises EUR1707 and EUR1708 and save € 3,000 or EUR1708 and EUR1709 and save € 900.

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:

PRIVATE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – HAWAII


PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: LAS VEGAS AND THE GRAND CANYON


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: VANCOUVER FROM ABOVE

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.


Golf – in the land of unlimited golfing enjoyment

Fri 28.4 Hilo, Hawaii, USA – Volcano Golf & Country Club (Additional course 1)
Play golf in the shadow of Mauna Loa, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Here you will be treated to a feast for the eyes between the black lava and the green fairways. Because of the geological conditions, it is advisable to play this course with as straight of shots as possible. Finding a ball in the rough is a game of chance!

Fri 5.5 Los Angeles, California – Pelican Hill Golf Club
Two unique golfing highlights, the Ocean South and the Ocean North courses, await your visit. The fairways laid out on a high plateau provide a wealth of exceptional experiences for playing and watching the game.

Mon 8.5 San Francisco – TPC Harding Park
Eighty years after it was founded, the course was completely modernised in 2005 to fulfil the requirements of the PGA Tour. These days, this parkland course, located on a peninsula in Lake Merced, features undulating bunkers and wide fairways, which are set around ancient cypress trees.

Wed 10.5 Seattle, Washington – The Golf Club at Newcastle
East of the city of Seattle, you can find two 18-hole courses, which predominantly feature wide, straight fairways and some often very tidy bunkers. The location on a plateau is enchanting with its unique views of Seattle’s skyline.

Thu 11.5 Victoria, Canada – Olympic View Golf Club (Additional course 2)
This course with its breathtaking views of the countryside and well-established trees promises a very special day of golf. To end your round, aim the ball straight for a 15 m high waterfall, which roars away just behind the green.

Fri 12.5 Vancouver – Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
Eleven lakes, which come into play on almost every hole, give this course its name. The layout is known for its clear bunkers in front of the greens. This and the water features at the side of the fairways require a great deal of concentration.