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Hawaii Land Tour Itinerary:

Day One: Tuesday, January 28

Welcome to Hawaii.  As you arrive, your shuttle will transport you to the Aston Waikiki Sunset where your one-bedroom condo is ready for you.  Check-in, un-pack, take a short block walk to Waikiki Beach.

We will have our first group activity at 5:30 today on the pool deck of the Aston Waikiki Sunset.  This offers us an opportunity to personally welcome you, acquaint you with your fellow travelers and give your the necessary paper work, badges, etc.  The entire staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

Day Two: Wednesday, January 29

We will depart the hotel in the morning for a day at the Polynesian Cultural Center.  We have a full day planned for you which will include a special luau and two evening shows.  We will return to our hotel this evening.

Day Three: Thursday, January 30

We will depart the hotel in the morning for a charter motor coach tour to include Punchbowl, Temple Valley, the Pali Lookout along with other stops.  We will return to our hotel in the afternoon.

This evening starts the 55th Aloha State Festival featuring staff callers, Ken Bower, Gary Shoemake, Jerry Gilbreath, Buddy Weaver along with Dan and Allison Drumheller on the rounds.

Day Four: Friday, January 31

Plan to meet in the lobby from 8:40-9:20 AM for your private ride to the Ala Wai Palladium for daytime dancing.  We have a variety of squares and rounds scheduled for your enjoyment.  This afternoon will also include the First Aloha Caller-rama, a square dance featuring visiting and local callers along with staff.  A great event for certain.  After dancing, we'll transport you back to the Aston for a few hours of rest, dining, etc. then we'll meet in the lobby at 6:45 for transportation to the Grand Ball.  Friday is our big night, which includes a parade of states, our national anthem sung, along with ceremonies welcoming new members of our Aloha Ohana.  Dress up tonight.

Day Five, Saturday, February 1

This morning is at your leisure.  If you are taking the Hawaiian Islands Cruise then your shuttle will leave the Aston at noon; if you are with us for the entire festival, then we have afternoon dance sessions for you.  We'll be in the lobby of the Aston at 11:00 to transport you to the dance.  Dancing takes a break in the afternoon then we return for the Grand Finale Dance with Buddy Weaver.

Day Six, Sunday, February 2

Sorry, it's time to say goodbye to Hawaii and our new found friends.  Your shuttle will take you to Honolulu International Airport two hours ahead of your flight.  We'll send you home with fond memories and we know you'll be back soon.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Land Package

Full refund until November 1, 2019.  After that the following restrictions apply:

After November 3, 2019 - a two-night hotel deposit is not refundable

After January 15, 2020 - a three-night hotel deposit is not refundable

Within 72 hours - no refund is available

   
Hawaiian Islands Cruise Itinerary

Day One: Saturday, February 1

We will depart the Aston at noon for the NCL Pride Of America.  Once aboard, enjoy lunch on deck then join your friends for the first group function on the ship - square dancing in the Mardi Gras Room this afternoon with staff callers.
After the dance, we will attend muster station drills, return to our cabins for a quick change then join our friends for a group dining experience in the Starlight Dining Room
The exact times will be in your itinerary.

Day Two: Sunday, February 2

We have found that cruising means something different to everyone. Some folks want the action of exciting excursions, some would prefer to explore Hawaiian towns on their own, and some prefer to kick back with nothing on the schedule. So our Hawaii Cruise itinerary provides for a group activity once a day, sometimes twice, but not so much that we “cramp” your style. Enjoy Hawaii and the Pride of America. Welcome to Maui where you can visit Haleakala Crater, Lahaina Town.

Evening planned group event

6:30 PM at the foot of the gangway for a short walk to the Maui Mall where we will join the Maui Square Dancers in a dance under the stars.

Day Three: Monday, February 3

Evening planned group event

Dancing in the Shuffles Card Room from 7:00-8:30 PM.

Day Four: Tuesday, February 4

Today, enjoy Hilo. Either by excursion or taxi or Uber, take in Rainbow Falls, the Macadamia Nut Factory, and Big Island Candies.

Evening planned group event

Dancing in the Shuffles Card Room from  7:00-8:30 PM with staff callers.

Day Five: Wednesday, February 5

Take a tender right into the heart Kailua/Kona or enjoy the ship's many amenities.

Evening planned group event

Tonight, we will enjoy a pool-side dance experience 7:00-8:30 PM

Day Six, Thursday, February 6

Daytime planned group event

8:45 AM at the bottom of the gangway, look for your staff callers, and get ready for our charter bus trip around Kauai. Today's adventure will include Waimea Canyon and some of the most beautiful scenery along the way.  We'll have time for a trip through historic Lihue and a stop at the Kauai Coffee Plantation. 

Evening planned group event

Tonight we will dance in the Shuffles Card Room from 7:00-8:30 PM

Day Seven, Friday, February 7

Afternoon planned group event

Following departure from Kauai, we'll meet in the Mardi Gras Lounge at 4:30 for our final dance and get-together. Between tips, the staff will have disembarkation tags (if you have not already tagged your bags) along with last-minute changes.

Day Eight, Saturday, February 8

DISEMBARKATION:

Once you leave the ship, you will have to collect your bags then proceed to the main lobby. Your staff will get you on your shuttle back to the airport. Shuttle drivers will deliver you to your airline. If you are not leaving until the evening, you may take advantage of checking your bags then taking a taxi, Uber, etc. to visit the Arizona Memorial, which is relatively close.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cruise Package

Up to September 30, 2019 - fully refundable

October 1- October 30 - 25% cancellation fee

October 31-November 29 - 50% cancellation fee

November 30- December 29 - 75% cancellation fee

After December 30, 2019- no refund is available 

 

You have questions - we have answers

1.  Is square dance attire required?

NO.  We encourage day-time casual and night-time dressy.  Many visitors to the Hawaii choose dressy aloha wear for evening attire.  NOTE: Dance shoes only - no spikes, spurs, or shoes that my damage the beautiful hardwood floor

2.  Can I attend the dance festival only?

YES.  Pre-registration is required.  There will be no cash accepted at the door.  This is to be in compliance with City of Honolulu regulations.  Please register on-line

3.  What are Hawaii taxes and hotel fees?  How much are they?

The State of Hawaii charges taxes that vary from year-to-year.  They are subject to change which is why they are not included in the registration.  At present you may estimate a total of $255 per room for tax and amenities for the entire trip.   

4. When is my balance due?

For the Hawaii Land Tour, balance is due November 15, 2019.  Hawaiian Cruise balance is due September 25, 2019.

5. Did you know - the local club, Hayseeds/Square Wheelers sponsor a Trails In and Trails Out dance on the Wednesday and Sunday evenings around the Aloha State Festival?

 

For Hawaii Residents Only

We understand some of our local friends cannot attend the entire event so here is a special only for you

Choose Your Night
 

Thursday

Hall 1

Hall 2

Pre-Rounds

7:00-7:30 PM

Advanced Squares

Mainstream and Plus with Staff  7:30-9:30 PM

 

Friday

Hall 1

Hall 2

Square Dance Workshop on
Smooth Dancing

9:00-9:30 AM

Round Dance Worshop on
Smooth Dancing

Square Dance Workshop
Mainstream & Plus

9:30-10:30 AM

Advanced Squares

Squares: Six-Couple Dancing

11:00-11:30 AM

Rounds Phase III teach

Plus Dancing 11:30-Noon Rounds teach continues

Lunch break

High Energy Mainstream

1:00- 1:30 PM

Advanced Squares

Aloha Caller-rama
Mainstream Squares featuring guest and local callers.

1:30-3:30 PM

Rounds Phase IV teach

Dinner break

Pre-Rounds

7:00-7:30 PM

Advanced

Grand Ball with Staff 7:30-9:30 PM

Saturday

Hall 1

Hall 2

Squares: Mainstream, Plus & Advanced

12:30-1:30 PM

R/D Phase III teach

All Singing Calls

1:30-2:00 PM

R/D Phase IV teach

Squares: Mainstream, Plus & Advanced

2:00-3:00 PM

R/D teach continues

Dinner break

Pre-Rounds

7:00-7:30 PM

Advanced

Party Dance with Staff 7:30-9:30 PM