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Los Angeles to Papeete

PACIFIC OCEAN WONDERS | 18 Nights | Departs Nov 19, 2014

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Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii

Ports:

Nov, 19

-Los Angeles, California

Nov, 20

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Nov, 21

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Nov, 22

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Nov, 23

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Nov, 24

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Nov, 25

-Nawilwili, United States

Nov, 26

-Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Nov, 27

-Kahului, United States

Nov, 28

-Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii

Nov, 29

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Nov, 30

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Dec, 1

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Dec, 2

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Dec, 3

-Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

Dec, 4

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Dec, 5

-Fakarava, French Polynesia

Dec, 6

-Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Dec, 7

-Papeete, Tahiti

Hilo, United States-port

Situated on the Big Island of Hawaii, Hilo greets guests in its historic downtown area, packed with restaurants and shops. As beaches are high on any visitor’s list, be sure to head to beautiful Hilo Bay Beachfront Park, a black-sand mecca for surfers and canoeing enthusiasts. Other local attractions include Pana'ewa Zoo, the only rainforest zoo in the United States; Nani Mau Gardens, where a tram ride takes you past such highlights as the iron bell tower and lovely orchid pavilion. Spectacular day trips are available, from volcano tours to kayaking adventures to trips to hiking tours in Akaka Falls State Park.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Volcanoes National Park Odyssey
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Circle of Fire Helicopter Flight
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Panoramic Hilo
    Seated Tour
  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Secrets of Puna
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Rainbow Falls Farm
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Kilauea Volcano Hiking Adventure
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMeal
  • Mauna Kea Summit Trek
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Waterfalls Spectacular
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Hawaiian Lifestyle Culinary Experience
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Volcanoes National Park Odyssey

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 4 1/2 hours
    Tour Code: ilo-001
    Price:

    Free

    This excursion is a wonderful opportunity to experience the most well-known attraction on the Big Island of Hawaii, Volcanoes National Park.

    Boarding your coach at the pier, you will embark on a scenic 1-hour journey to Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii's only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival at the Park, you will enjoy a drive along the 11-mile Crater Rim that circles Kilauea's summit caldera and craters. Frequent stops allow you to appreciate first-hand the wonder and unique beauty of Hawaii's volcanoes. Marvel at the smooth (pahoehoe) and jagged lava (a'a), lava tubes, sulphur banks and bleak desert areas that comprise this dramatic landscape and be sure to bring along your camera as you'll certainly want to capture some of these incredible sights as a reminder of your visit. Later, a short walk along a rain forest path leads you to the famed Thurston Lava Tube, a natural wonder unique to Hawaii. Lorrin Thurston, a local newspaper publisher, discovered the tube in 1913 and it has fascinated all who visit it for decades.

    Continuing on, you will make your way to the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum, located next to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (not open to the general public). Museum visitors can see ongoing videos of volcanic eruptions, geologic displays, and working seismic equipment relating to the adjacent Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. From this location there are spectacular overlooks into Kilauea Caldera and Halema'uma'u Crater. Oval-shaped Kilauea Caldera is 2 to 2.5 miles across, depending on where you stand, and is approximately 400 ft. deep in some places. Within this caldera is Halema'uma'u Crater. This close to the crater, you can smell the brimstone (an old-fashioned name for sulphur) and hear steam hissing out of fissures in the rock.

    Leaving the Park behind, you will next travel to the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory for a visit. Macadamia nuts are considered by many to be the world's finest nuts and before you leave, you will have some time to browse the popular gift shop and perhaps pick up some to take home with you.

    Following your visit to the Macadamia Nut Factory, you will transfer back to the pier where your tour concludes.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of easy to moderate walking/standing. There are some steps to negotiate in order to view the Thurston Lava Tube. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, can make their own way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. It is important to note that natural sulfur gases found around the craters may affect those with respiratory problems. The volcano area is known for being cool and wet, so guests should bring a light jacket and an umbrella as well as wear flat, comfortable walking shoes. Participants should not expect to see molten lava. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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