Sunday, Oct. 21 – San Francisco, California, Ship departs at 4 p.m.
Board the Star Princess® at least two hours prior to departure. Ship departs at 4 p.m.
With cable cars and the Golden Gate, San Francisco is arguably the most romantic and cosmopolitan city in the United States. If you arrive early, you might want to take advantage of the superb restaurants, sophisticated museums, world-call shopping, and that elusive air of romance and abandon that’s part of the city. Points of interest: Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods National Monument, Sausalito, Pier 39, Twin Peaks, Cliff House, and Vista Point.
Monday, Oct. 22 – At Sea
Tuesday, Oct. 23 – At Sea
Wednesday, Oct. 24 – At Sea
Thursday, Oct. 25 – At Sea
Friday, Oct. 26 – Hilo, Hawaii, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Welcome to the Big Island of Hawaii – a paradise of black-sand beaches, tropical rainforest, and volcanic mountains. Mauna Loa, the largest mountain on the planet soars above the bleak lava fields of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In the heart of the Big Island’s lush rainforest lies the remote and stunning Wai’po Valley (Valley of the Kings). Hawaii’s history matches its incomparable landscape – it is a saga of mighty Polynesian kings, sugar barons, war, and treachery.
Points of interest: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Tropical Botanical Gardens, Akaka or Rainbow Falls, Wai’po Valley, Mauna Kea, Kealakekua Bay, and Lava Tree State Park.
Saturday, Oct. 27 – Kauai (Nawiliwili), Hawaii, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The fourth largest island in the Hawaiian group, Kauai is known as the “Garden Isle.” Receiving the second-most rainfall on the planet, Kauai receives the second-most rainfall on the planet, and her terrain ranges from the volcanic slopes of Mt. Waialeale and the desert-like beauty of Waimea Canyon to the Wailua River’s lush Fern Grotto. Ironically this once isolated island was the site of the first meeting between Europeans and Hawaiians. On January 19, 1778, Captain James Cook anchored his ships off the mouth of the Waimea River, becoming the first in a long line of enthusiastic visitors.
Points of interest: Waimea Canyon, Wailua River and Fern Grotto, National Tropical Botanical Gardens, Na Pali Coast, North Shore of Kauai, Grove Farm Homestead, and Poipu Beach.
Sunday, Oct. 28 – Honolulu, Hawaii, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Home to nearly half a million people, Honolulu is Hawaii’s state capital and only major city. The city of Honolulu and the island of Oahu offer a wealth of historic, cultural, and scenic attractions. Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head are two of the city’s enduring symbols. Pearl Harbor, site of the USS Arizona Memorial and the “Punchbowl,” are haunting reminders of the tragic events of December 7, 1941, when the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor forced America into World War II. Honolulu is also home to the historic Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s last royals. Beyond the city lie tropical rain forests, the Pali Lookout, and the North Shore known for its surfing beaches.
Points of interest: Parl Harbor and USS Arizona memorial, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pali Outlook, Diamond Head, Iolani Palace, Queen Emma Summer Palace, Hanauma Ban and Waimea Bay and the North Shore.
Monday, Oct. 29 – Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Maui has always occupied a special place in the hearts of Hawaiians. The great warrior King Kamehameha, who united the islands under his rule, chose to make Lahaina his capital and Ka’anapali was once the favorite playground of Hawaiian royalty. And no wonder – Maui boasts stunning landscapes and superb beaches. Mt. Haleakala, a dormant volcano, rises 10,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Once hailed as “the Valley of the Kings,” Maui’s lao Valley is a tropical paradise dominated by the Needle, a volcanic monolith towering over the valley floor. Then there is Lahaina, once home to a royal court and a raucous port-of-call enjoyed by the 19th-century Yankee whalers.
Points of interest: Haleakala National Park, Maui Ocean Center, Road to Hana, Iao Valley State Park, and Molokini Crater.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 – At Sea
Wednesday, Oct. 31 – At Sea
Thursday, Nov. 1 – At Sea
Friday, Nov. 2 – At Sea
Saturday, Nov. 3 – Ensenada, Mexico 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Ensenada, also known as “Cinderella of the Pacific,” is located 70 miles south of the international border and only a 90-minute drive from San Diego. Visitors are drawn to Ensenada’s warm Mediterranean climate, friendly atmosphere, and easy access by land, air, and sea.
Points of interest: La Bufadora, Riviera del Pacifico, Bodegas de Santo Tomas, Avenida Lopez Mateos, Casa Dona Lupe, and the Guadalupe Valley Winery.
Sunday, Nov. 4 – At Sea
Monday, Nov. 5 – San Francisco, California. Arrive 7 a.m.
Your cruise is at an end today. Disembark the ship.
Note: Itinerary is subject to change. All shore activities, excursions, and sightseeing are at an additional cost and not included with your cruise fare.