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Highlights of the 2019 Hawaii Land Tour:

Six nights and seven days at the Aston Waikiki Sunset.  A one-bedroom unit with living room, kitchen, and full bath featuring casual, Hawaiian-style condo living

Airport shuttles customized to your arrivals and departures 

Charter bus tours to Dole Plantation, Valley of the Temples, and the Pali Lookout.  A complete day of cultural exchange at the Polynesian Cultural Center including a fabulous luau and evening show. 

Highlights of the 2019 Hawaiian Islands Cruise:

Want to spend more time in Hawaii?  Join us for seven days and nights on the NCL Pride of America.  Visiting Maui, Kauai and two ports on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Included with our Hawaiian Islands Cruise is all your shuttle transportation, charter bus tour of the Volcano National Park along with beautiful Hilo Town.  You will have an opportunity to become a dancing "Hot Footer".  We will also include private dance parties.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Who is sponsoring the Festival?  

For many years the Aloha Festival was put on by the Hawaii Federation of Clubs, now the event is sponsored by the Hi Hopes/Maui Mixers Square Dance Club (a member of the Hawaii Federation).

2.  Where are we dancing?

The Ala Wai Palladium in Waikiki.  A beautiful dance facility with wood floor and air-conditioning.

3.  What is the requested attire?

Day-time casual and night-time dressy.  Many visitors to the Hawaii choose dressy aloha wear for evening attire. 

4.  What is the Hawaii Land Tour?

Ken Bower, Gary Shoemake, and Buddy Weaver have arranged for 6-nights accommodation at the Aston Waikiki Sunset, a one-bedroom condo which is one block from Waikiki Beach featuring casual, Hawaiian-style condo living.  Also include is the following itinerary:

Monday, January 28 - Arrive HNL during the day.  That night we will have a group get-together to meet our fellow dancing travellers.

Tuesday, January 29 - Charter Motor Coach to the Polynesian Cultural Center.  We will spend the day visiting the villages and cultures of the South Pacific.  Tonight we will enjoy a fabulous luau presented by the Polynesian Cultural Center and cap off the evening with an exciting evening show.

Wednesday, January 30 - Charter Motor Coach to the Dole Plantation, Valley of the Temples, and the Pali Lookout.  You will have the opportunity to join the "Pali Twirlers".  Dancing at the Trails In Dance that night.

Thursday, January 31 - Day time at leisure.  Dancing at night with the staff at the Aloha State Festival

Friday, February 1 - Day and night dancing with the staff

Saturday, February 2 - Day time dancing with the staff.  Night time dance with Buddy Weaver, Ken Bower and Dan Drumheller.  Folks on the cruise will board following afternoon dancing at the Aloha State Festival.

Sunday, February 3 - Depart HNL with wonderful memories of Hawaii

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Hawaiian Islands Cruise:

Saturday, February 2 - Board NCL Pride of America.  Private dance party before sailing at sunset.  Tonight dinner as a group to meet our fellow travellers.

Sunday, February 3 - arrive on the island of Maui in the port of Wailuku.  We will be here for two days with many tours available or have a rental car waiting for you.  Tonight we plan to dance with Maui dancers on shore.

Monday, February 4 - day time on Maui, leaving port at sunset.  Tonight will be a dance after dinner.

Tuesday, February 5 - arrive on the Big Island in the port of Hilo.  This morning we will board our charter bus for a tour of Volcano National Park along with Hilo Town, a macadamia nut farm, and Big Island cookies/candy/chocolate.  We leave port at sunset and will dance tonight after dinner.

Wednesday, February 6 - arrive on the Big Island in the port of Kona.  A great sea shore town with lots of small stores.  We leave port at sunset and will dance tonight after dinner.

Thursday, February 7 - arrive on the island of Kauai in the port of Lihue.  Lots to see on this island including the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific".  We will be here for two days. Dancing tonight after dinner.

Friday, February 8 - day time on Kauai, leaving port in the afternoon.  We will have our final group get-together this afternoon and go over disembarkation process.  A great time for pictures with our new friends in Hawaii. 

Saturday, February 9 - disembark our ship and transfer to the airport via shuttle.  We may leave Hawaii but Hawaii never leaves us.

5.  Are there shuttles for dancers going to the Aloha Festival?

Only folks on the escorted tour are provided with transportation.  There is ample, free parking at the Palladium.

6.  Can I register and pay at the door?

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

7.  Can I pay with my credit or debit card?

YES.  New this year is the on-line registration for the tour, cruise, or dance-only options.

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8.  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 at $229 per room for tax and amenities. 


Land Package

Full refund until November 1, 2017.  After that the following restrictions apply:

After November 3, 2017 - a two-night hotel deposit is not refundable

After January 15, 2018 - a three-night hotel deposit is not refundable

Within 72 hours - no refund is available

Cruise Package

Up to November 3, 2017 - fully refundable

November 4- November 19 - 25% cancellation fee

November 20-December 2 - 50% cancellation fee

December 3-January 2 - 75% cancellation fee

After January 3, 2018 - no refund is available