A discretionary gratuity of $15.50 per guest for suites, $14.50 per guest for mini-suites and club class, and $13.50 per guest for interior, oceanview, and balcony staterooms will be added to your onboard account (per day charge). This gratuity will be shared amongst those staff who help provide and support your cruise experience, including all waitstaff, stateroom stewards, buffet stewards, and housekeeping staff across the fleet. A 15% gratuity is added to bar charges, dining room wine accounts, and Lotus Spa® services. This is shared amongst the beverage staff, their support staff and Lotus Spa® personnel.
Overseas transfers between airport, hotels and cruise terminal are not included. It may be possible to add these for a supplement - please ask for details.
Day 1: Fly UK » Las Vegas
Fly from the UK to Las Vegas. Upon arrival make your way to your 4* hotel for a 4-night stay.
Day 2-4: Las Vegas
Bright lights, small-scale world landmarks and impressive glitzy hotels spring from the expansive Nevada Desert – This glorious oasis is a haven for those that like to roll the dice and leave their fate with Lady Luck. Of course Las Vegas is home to so much more than casinos… with world-class entertainment available year-round at some of the most incredible venues, first-class eateries just off the strip and the Grand Canyon is a short drive away.
Grand Canyon South Rim Tour - The tour begins with a drive from Las Vegas over the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge to the the Arizona side in a comfortable coach. The first stop is a stretch and comfort break in Kingman, Arizona, where you can pick up a snack, beverage or a souvenir.
From Kingman, you'll travel to Williams, Arizona, home to the Grand Canyon Railway (National Register of Historic Places) where you will have lunch. A short drive later brings you to the Grand Canyon National Park. Stops include the new state-of-the-art visitor centre (offering information on all aspects of the Grand Canyon), Mather Point (the deepest part of the canyon), Yavapai Point (the widest part of the canyon), and Bright Angel Point (the best panoramic views). Additional free time will be given to browse National Park and Grand Canyon Village.
On the return trip to Las Vegas, you will again have time to rest, stretch your legs and enjoy a snack in Kingman before arriving in Las Vegas at approximately 8:45pm.
Las Vegas Strip Heli Flight - Your EcoStar helicopter awaits to take you on a stunning flight over the famous Las Vegas "Strip" and Downtown “Glitter Gulch”. In addition you'll get a FREE 1-Day Monorail Pass to enjoy!
You fly from our Las Vegas McCarran Atlantic Terminal where you will check in first and enjoy a glass of champagne before boarding the helicopter.
Fly over the Volcanoes at the Mirage, the fountains of Bellagio, past the Clock Tower of St. Mark's Square at the Venetian and view the replica of the famous Eiffel Tower. Bank around the Stratosphere and view the Fremont Street Experience!
Total flight time is approximately 10-12 minutes.
Day 5: Fly Las Vegas » Los Angeles
Check out of your 4* hotel and make your way to the airport where you will fly to Los Angeles. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, make your way to your 4* hotel.
Day 6: Los Angeles
The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. Perhaps no other city owes so much to the technological innovations of the 20th century, from the automobile to the airplane. Little wonder that LA is often described as the "dream machine." In LA, reinvention is a way of life. Yet this talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a sizzling culture. LA is the source for trends that migrate across the country and then the world. Where else can you enjoy a Thai taco or munch on a kosher burrito? Or travel from downtown's high rises to the beaches of Malibu, shopping in Beverly Hills along the way?
LA City Tour & Hollywood - On this tour you can visit memorable movie locations, search for the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, go to Griffith Park, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air and see many celebrity homes. You will also visit the beautiful California coastline of Santa Monica and Venice Beach!
Day 7: Embark in Los Angeles (San Pedro)
Check out of your 4* hotel and make your way to the cruise terminal and embark Emerald Princess for your 15-night Hawaii cruise.
Day 8-11: Days at Sea
From the moment you step aboard, Princess Cruises want you to feel welcomed and right at home. And with attentive service from a friendly member of staff that knows what hospitality means, you’ll find your Princess® ship truly is your home away from home.
Just like a restaurant at home, Anytime Dining enables guests the freedom to dine when and with whom they wish, at any time between 5:30 PM and 10 PM. Reservations are available through an onboard dining hotline, but not required, and diners may choose to eat only with their own group, or be seated with other guests. The choice is yours.
Day 12: Lahaina for Maui, Hawaii
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 Iao 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 19th-century Yankee whalers. Haleakala means "The House of the Sun." To the Hawaiians, it appeared that the sun both rose from and set in the depths of its massive crater. Today, the centrepiece of Haleakala National Park, it is one of Maui's major attractions.
Day 13: Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
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. A draw card to visitors of all ages, from all corners of the globe, Honolulu's appeal ranges from it's magnificent beaches, countless well-stocked shops, tempting restaurants and a multitude of historic, cultural and scenic attractions.
Day 14: Nawiliwili for Kauai, Hawaii
The fourth largest island in the Hawaiian group, Kauai is known as the "Garden Island." The 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.
Day 15: Hilo, Hawaii
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. The landscape of the Big Island ranges from black-sand beaches to tropical rain forest to the alpine terrain of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. At 13,796 feet above sea level, the summit of Mauna Kea is the highest point in the entire Pacific basin.
Day 16-20: Days at Sea
On every Princess ship, you'll find so many ways to play, day or night. Explore The Shops of Princess, celebrate cultures at their Festivals of the World or learn a new talent — their onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation.
Take a dip in the sparkling freshwater pools and leave your everyday world behind. Unwind on a padded lounger and soak up the sun, catch up on reading, listen to music or dream of your next adventure on board or ashore. And what better way to relax and revitalize after a day exploring the world than a long soak in one of Princess Cruises whirling hot tubs. And don’t forget, there is always a server nearby to bring you a refreshing cocktail or your favorite beverage.
Day 21: Ensenada, Mexico
Ensenada 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. Ensenada has become Mexico's second most visited port of call for major cruise lines and pleasure boats.
Day 22: Disembark in Los Angeles (San Pedro)
Disembark Emerald Princess and make your way to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 23: Arrive in the UK
Terms & Conditions: ^Duration includes overnight flight/hotels. Flights are based on London Heathrow, regional departures may be available for a supplement. Promotional details, fares and itineraries were correct at time of publish (6 December 2018) but can be changed/withdrawn at any time without notice. All offers are applicable to new bookings only. E&OE