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AAA Exclusive Hosted Hawaii Cruise Vacation

Hawaiian Islands Cruise
Oct. 21-Nov. 5, 2012: 16-day/15-night Hosted Group

Cruise begins and ends in San Francisco on Star Princess®

Join AAA and catch the Aloha Spirit when you visit four fabulous islands -  the Big Island of Hawaii, the garden isle of Kauai, the exciting island of Oahu, and the golden isle of Maui – and enjoy relaxing days at sea.  AAA hosts and special touches will make this a vacation beyond compare.

From $1,695* per person, double occupancy (additional pricing below)


Deposit: 20% of fare at time of booking

Final Payment: Due on or before July 20, 2012

More Information and Reservations

Visit your AAA office or call AAA toll-free 1-800-770-5173

Note: Cruise Government fees/taxes of $90 are additional for all guests. Airfare and pier transfers are additional.

  • Detailed Description  
  • Itinerary

Many people don’t think for Hawaii as a popular cruise destination…but think again. Like a script from a movie, Hawaii offers everything from long sandy beaches and famous surf to towering cliffs, waterfalls, and volcanoes. Experience all of the enchanting beauty and adventure of the Hawaiian islands, but at the end of the day, board your luxurious floating resort and enjoy the Princess® Aloha Spirit Program. As destination experts, they’ve created an all-encompassing Hawaii cruise experience that gets you into the “Aloha Spirit” the moment you step on board. Throughout your journey, you’ll enjoy a variety of island activities from hands-on demonstrations to cultural events and lectures, and of course, freshly prepared authentic Hawaiian cuisine.

Cruise Price Includes

 • 15-night cruise round trip from San Francisco to the Hawaiian Islands aboard the

   beautiful Star Princess®. 

 • Souvenir T-shirt

 • Professional Photo Memories DVD

 • AAA Exclusive Cocktail Party

 • AAA cruise hosts on board (included with 20 passengers)

 • Shipboard meals (excluding specialty restaurants) and entertainment

Cruise Pricing (per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only)

$1,695 – category J, interior stateroom

$1,895 – category F, obstructed ocean-view stateroom

$1,945 – category FF, obstructed ocean-view stateroom

$1,995 – category E, obstructed ocean-view stateroom

$2,595 – category BC, Balcony stateroom

$2,655 – category BB, Balcony stateroom

$2,715 – category BA, Balcony stateroom

$3,095 – category AC, Mini-suite with balcony stateroom

$3,195 – category AB, Min-suite with balcony stateroom

Government fees and taxes: $90 per guest (subject to change at any time)

Optional round trip airport/pier transfers: $40 per person

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only; government fees and taxes are additional for all guests. Prices are subject to change, availability, and confirmation. Additional conditions and restrictions may apply. Princess reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement of $9 per person per day to all passengers if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70. Additional conditions and restrictions may apply.

Not Included:

 • Flights to/from San Francisco and pier transfers between the airport and ship

 • Cruise government fees and taxes of $90 per guest. This amount is due with cruise

   payment and is subject to change at any time prior to departure. If taxes increase after

   final cruise payment, the additional amount will be collected.

 • Travel insurance for cancellation protection and health coverage is not included.

 • Fuel surcharges imposed by Princess® if applicable

 • Shipboard staff gratuities and for other persons rendering a purely personal service

 • Specialty onboard restaurant charges and certain onboard services such as salon and


 • Optional sightseeing 

 • Purchase of souvenirs, gifts, and personal items are the travelers’ expense

Passport/Proof of Citizenship:

This cruise departs and returns from a U.S. Port so a passport is not a requirement to board. You will be required to present Proof of Citizenship, which includes an original or certified copy of your birth certificate, accompanied by a Government-issued photo I. D. (driver’s license).  AAA highly recommends a passport for travel outside the U.S.; if you have any emergency requiring a flight home from any foreign port, you will be denied boarding without a passport. AAA recommends a passport for all international travel including cruises.

Physical requirements:

If you are physically challenged, make sure you give this information to AAA at time of booking so the cruise line can be notified and the required paperwork is on file. Depending on your impairment, certain staterooms on board may be necessary to ensure the best vacation.

Shore Trip Options (not included in the package pricing)

Make your shore trip excursions with AAA and Shoretrips, the best and most unique sightseeing experiences.

Cancellation penalties:

 The following cancellation policy applies with respect to Your Cruise Fare Cruisetour Fare,

 air add-ons, Shoreside Excursions, and Pre-Cruise and Post-Cruise Package charges (“Total Charges”):

 Cancel 75 days or more prior to departure – no cancellation penalty

 Cancel 74-57 days prior to departure – Deposit amount

 Cancel 56-29 days prior to departure – 50% of Total Charges

 Cancel 28-15 days prior to departure  - 75% of Total Charges

 Cancel within 14 days prior to departure – 100% of Total Charges

 AAA highly recommends the purchase of Travel Insurance.

Ship of Bermudan registry

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.

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