About Our Destination
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Being LGBTQ in Hawaii
The average highs during mid- to late-January are 75°-85°F and the average lows are 62°-75°F. Make sure to bring a windbreaker as it can get very windy on the ship.
- Saturday, January 13 — Arrive Hawaii, The Big Island (Embarkation)
- Sunday, January 14 — Honomalino Bay
- Monday, January 15 — Kealakekua/Kailua-Kona
- Tuesday, January 16 — Captain’s Choice Exploration
- Wednesday, January 17 — Lana’i
- Thursday, January 18 — Olowalu/West Maui
- Friday, January 19 — Moloka’i
- Saturday, January 20 — Moloka’i (Disembark)
NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change based on whale/dolphin sightings, island availability and weather.
Before Your Trip
What’s not included?
- Transfer from the Hawai’i airport to our host hotel on January 13, 2018
- Day use of host hotel resort facilities on embarkation day
- Transfer from host hotel in Hawai’i to the ship in late afternoon of embarkation day
- Transfer from the ship to either the host hotel or the airport on January 20, 2018
- Accommodations on board ship
- All meals on board, beginning with dinner on January 13, and ending with breakfast on January 20
- Premium alcoholic beverages, beer, wine, coffee, tea & soft drinks; excursions on board the ship
- Services of Un-Cruise Expedition Leader
- Enthusiastic staff who are familiar and knowledgeable with the region we visit
- Use of paddle boards, kayaks and snorkeling equipment
- Free 30-minute massage to be scheduled during the trip
- SPF-30 sunblock (environmentally safe for people and critters)
- All port charges and service taxes
- Gratuities to the ship’s crew
- Olivia Staff assistance throughout
- Air transportation
- Internet – There is NO INTERNET available on board the ship, not even to purchase. Prepare to UNPLUG for the week!
NDA charges are not included in the price of the trip but have already been added to your reservation as reflected on your invoice.
These trips do require a level of mobility, as the ship has no elevators and has steep stairwells to get to each deck. Wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated on this ship. If you do have limited mobility, you are required to travel with someone who can assist you.
Travel documentation and identification
No passport is needed if you are a U.S. citizen, but you will need a photo ID. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
If you are a U.S. citizen, you DO NOT need to get a visa. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the U.S. consulate to make sure you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Please check with your local Public Health Department or personal physician regarding immunization requirements for all countries on your itinerary. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at: www.cdc.gov. Just click on “Traveler’s Health” followed by “Vaccinations.”
Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions.
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment from the unexpected. Now more than ever it’s extremely important to think about the unexpected. It is important to purchase the travel protection within 21 days of your initial invoice date in order to receive the most coverage. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay, and more.
For a travel insurance quote, more information or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 and select option 1 for a travel consultant.
Olivia’s preferred travel agency
2018 HAWAII ADVENTURE CRUISE
|Cancellation Fee 270 days or more prior to trip date
||$500 per person
|Cancellation Fee 210-269 days prior to trip date
||25% of trip cost
|Cancellation Fee 150-209 days prior to trip date
||50% of trip cost
|Cancellation Fee 120-149 days prior to trip date
||75% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 0-119 days prior to trip date
||100% of trip cost
We are pleased to announce Olivia’s new partnership with Conlin Travel.
Conlin Travel is one of the “Top 50” Travel Agencies in the country ranked alongside some of the globe’s largest agencies. In business for almost 60 years, Conlin Travel’s core belief is aligned with Olivia in delivering that personal concierge service to each and every traveler, every time. A full-service, LGBTQ-friendly agency with staff located across the country, Conlin Travel looks forward to assisting you with your air travel and hotel reservations for stays outside of Olivia’s pre- and post-trip packages. For air and hotel bookings, a small fee will be applied to your overall cost.
For assistance in making a reservation, please call Conlin Travel: 888-278-1698 (Monday–Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm EST)
If you already have a reservation with Conlin and need emergency after-hours service, please call 800-823-1189.
Joining the Olivia.com and Facebook trip groups
If you'd like to chat with people who are going on the trip, sign up for the official Olivia trip group, Olivia's Hawaii Adventure Cruise I Official Trip Group on our connect page. You can also join Olivia’s Hawaii Adventure Cruise I 2018 Group on Facebook.
Olivia Honeymoons and Celebrations
Register at Olivia Honeymoon Wishes for your honeymoon, anniversary or other special celebration; browse through the selections and let your friends know just how easy it is for them to purchase a gift for you.
Olivia Travel Gear Store
To help you get ready for your next vacation, we’ve partnered with New Headings to create Olivia Travel Gear, our own online gear and apparel store, featuring items from leading brands, including Craghoppers, Patagonia, Teva, Outdoor Research, and Eagle Creek. Visit olivia.newheadings.com for more information!
Travel and arrival
Where to fly into/out of
You will need to fly into Kona (KOA) on Hawaii (Big Island), and out of Moloka’i (MKK) Airport.
Suggested arrival/departure times
For all flights arriving into Hawaii, arrive to Kona Airport (KOA) on January 13, 2018, no later than 2:30 pm. You will be transferred from the airport to our host hotel to rest before our group transfer departs for the ship in the late afternoon.
For all flights departing out of Moloka’i Airport (MKK) on January 20, 2018, please make your flight for after 12 pm. You will be transferred directly to the Moloka’i Airport after breakfast. An option to be dropped off at our host hotel will be available for those who either booked late flights after 5 pm, or are overnighting in Moloka’i. Transfers to the airport for these guests will be on your own.
Save up to 15% on your airfare through our partner airlines. Please visit our airfare discount page for the most up-to-date information.
While there is no luggage limit on the cruise itself, airlines often restrict (or charge) for excess baggage. Because each airline is different, and the regulations change over time, please check with your airline for baggage allowances.
During your trip
Transfers and meeting up with Olivia
Getting to your ship
You will be greeted at the Kona Airport and transferred to our host hotel. You will be transferred from the host hotel to the ship in the late afternoon.
The beautiful, Un-Cruise ms Safari Explorer offers the following onboard amenities:
- Kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, snorkel equipment, hiking poles and full-beam swim step for easy access in the water
- EZ Dock launch platform
- Underwater, bow-mounted camera
- On-deck fitness equipment, massage room
- Large AV screen in the lounge
- DVD and book library
- Wine bar
- Included bar stocked with premium spirits, wines and microbrews
A program outlining each day will be posted on the bulletin board by the lounge daily, and will be on your in-cabin TV for reference.
Open seating policy
The entire dining area is open seating for all meals. Dining room hours will be posted in the Daily Program.
There is one restaurant on board. Breakfast and lunch are generally served “buffet or family style” with a choice of three different entrees served for dinner (usually a meat, fish, or vegetarian). Most all dietary needs can be accommodated with advanced notice, including vegan.
If you have any celebrations and birthdays during the trip that you have not already advised your travel consultant about, please let us know as soon as possible but no less than 90 days prior to the trip.
If you have any medical, mobility needs, or specific dietary requirements that you have not already advised your travel consultant about, please visit the travel preferences page to update your personal needs information. Please advise us of this information as soon as possible but no less than 90 days prior to the trip.
The entire ship operates on US electrical current, 110-volts, 60 cycles.
There are no elevators on the ship. Guests must be able to navigate very steep stairwells.
Internet / email
Internet access IS NOT AVAILABLE on board. Prepare to unplug completely during the week. Most phone companies can access data on the Hawaiian Islands. Please check with your carrier.
Gratuities are included in the cost of your trip. Gratuities go to the naturalists, cabin stewards, bar staff, dining room staff and other behind-the-scenes crew members.
Please note the ship does not have laundry facilities on board.
There is an EMT on board for any minor emergencies. Should you need further medical care, the ship will go to the closest port for assistance. For your own protection, we highly recommend you are covered with medical-evacuation insurance.
Money: Paying for things on board
There is very little to charge or pay for on board since most everything is included. At the end of your trip, you may opt to pay for small purchases through cash or credit card. No cash advances are possible.
No telephones are available on board except for emergencies. There are a few stops in local towns where you can make calls, if needed. Cell service depends on your carrier and locations. Some of the more remote locations do not have service.
The ship is completely non-smoking except for an outdoor area of a specified area on board. Smoking is not permitted indoors, including cabins.
A 30-minute massage is included. The scheduling of your time will be made on board. There are no other opportunities for additional Spa Services during the week on board.
We average a few solo travelers on these trips who mix and mingle with everyone. For a trip this small, there are no solo coordinators. You can meet other solo travelers online by joining the Hawaii Facebook Group.
- iPod/MP3/Universal docking station/alarm clock
- Flat-screen TV/DVD player
- Hair dryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo and body wash
- Binoculars and reusable water bottles
- Heated tile floors in bathrooms
- Air conditioning
- Tempur-Pedic® memory foam mattresses
After Your Trip
We disembark after breakfast for our transfers to the airport or to the host hotel.
We do not offer extenders for this trip. However, information on how to book the host hotel or a more upscale property can be found in our Vacation Stretcher
tab 11 months prior to the trip date.
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