February 2019

9-Days in Hawaii
Including 7-Day Hawaiian Cruise!


To:      All My Friends and Fellow Photography Enthusiasts 

From:  Michael Downey

I invite you to join me on the newly refurbished Pride of America as we cruise four Hawaiian Islands in seven days! 

We'll be sailing what has been voted Best Hawaiian Itinerary for 12 straight years!!  I have some very special photo excursions lined up...and we get to spend TWO full days in both Maui and Kauai.  

Together with Dancing Moon Travel I have arranged to make this a VERY special, can't miss photographers  "event".  I hope you'll join me on this very special photo adventure...This will definitely be the photographic event of 2019!!  

Space is EXTREMELY limited.
Maximum group size: 20 photographers !! 
This journey will sell out VERY QUICKLY.


Click the links for itinerary details 

Thursday, January 31
Honolulu, Oahu
It's HIGHLY recommended you arrive in Honolulu two days prior to our cruise. Special luxurious Waikiki Beach pre-cruise hotel with discounted group pricing.

Friday, February 1
Honolulu, Oahu
Join us on the Oahu North Shore Photography Tour for an 8+ hour exploration of the photogenic island of Oahu
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Saturday, February 2
Pride of America
7:00pm Departure

Pre-boarding you will have plenty of time to explore your own interests, perhaps visit the beach or the Pearl Harbor and Arizona memorials.

We'll board the ship as a group and sail away at 7:00pm. Pride of America is your own private retreat on the sea. As we journey from one exotic island to the next, we'll learn about the Hawaiian culture through the eyes of native ambassadors on board our ship. Island hop Hawaii in style, with more than 15 restaurants and 12 bars and lounges, excellent family accommodations, spacious suites and balconies – perfect for whale watching, witnessing Kilauea Volcano or taking in the dramatic views of the Napali Coast. 
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Sunday, February 3 - Monday, February 4
Kahului, Maui
Arrive 8:00am Sunday
Depart 6:00pm Monday

  • On Day 1 enjoy an 8+ hour guided tour of the island - Road to Hana...Local StylePhotograph breathtaking views and overlooks, spectacular waterfalls, and amazing tropical flora.  Along the Hana Highway our guide will share local history and their love of this magnificent stretch of road with you. 
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  • On Day 2 explore on your own. A surplus of natural splendor and the genuine hospitality of its people have helped to make Maui Hawaii's second most popular island. Explore the fascinating history of the town of Lahaina. Plant yourself on a pristine beach, or play one of the world's most beautiful golf courses. Check out the optional excursions available on Maui at discounted prices!
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Tuesday, February 5
Hilo, Hawaii
8:00am to 6:00pm

Our private 5+ hour tour of this side of the Big Island provides opportunities to photograph the most spectacular sights of Hilo, including the spectacular colors of Volcanoes National Park --  the charms of Historic Downtown Hilo with its centuries-old wooden storefronts, bustling farmer’s market and vibrant art scene -- and the famously breathtaking vistas of Rainbow Falls.
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Wednesday, February 6
Kona, Hawaii
7:00am - 5:30pm

Explore the other side of this beautiful island on your own. Kona offers the quintessential Hawaii experience. Sunny, warm weather and crystal blue waters meanss lots of surfside fun. Snorkel amongst a kaleidoscope of tropical marine life. Take a surfing lesson, a kayaking trip or head out to deeper waters for some deep-sea fishing. Check out the optional excursions available on Kona at discounted prices!
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Thursday, February 7 - Friday, February 8
Nawiliwili, Kauai
Arrive 8:00am Thursday
Depart 2:00pm Friday

During our two days on the island our private photography guides will offer numerous, carefully selected locations to experience and photograph. Our tours will be custom selected by Michael.
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Saturday, February 9
Honolulu, Oahu
All good things must end. We will arrive back in Honolulu at 7am. Book flights back home for 12-noon or later.



Dancing Moon Travel  has put together a VERY exclusive package for this special Michael Downey Hawaiian Adventure

  • Two nights accommodation at a beautiful Waikiki Beach area hotel
  • Seven nights aboard the incredible Pride of America
  • Best available in-category staterooms
  • All onboard gratuities complimentary (a value of nearly $100 per person!)
  • Bon Voyage group dinner with wine provided by Dancing Moon Travel
  • Three complimentary dinners at one of the many specialty onboard restaurants (These restaurants are culinary masterpieces and typically require an additional fee)
  • Aloha group dinner with champagne provided by Dancing Moon Travel
  • Image Review Workshop with Michael
  • All the private photo excursions as outlined above








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