~ Fun & Fitness Travel Club cruises to Hawaii in 2024 on board the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Pride of America from August 31st - September 7th for 8 Days and 7 Nights. Pride of America is harbored permanently in Honolulu saving passengers from having to cross the sea for 3 days before arriving to Hawaii. You can fly round trip to Honolulu, board ship, then fly home. Pride of America is registered in the USA and employs American citizens. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) in Hawaii follows American labor laws. Americans do not need a passport to fly to Honolulu, nor to board ship. Neither must you show proof of taking any COVID shots or boosters. But you must present a valid USA state driver's license to fly there and board ship.

Two favorite Fun & Fitness instructors leading this cruise are (shown above): Debbie Reiss of Sun City, AZ and Lorie Bernard of Litchfield, CT. Debbie is a certified group instructor with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) specializing in water aerobics. She teaches at various 55+ communities throughout Sun City where she's also licensed to teach Zumba. Debbie is a Sports Nutrition Specialist and trained with the Functional Aging Institute. She's escorted Fun & Fitness cruises since 2009 and says, "My favorite part of being a fitness instructor is being in the Fun & Fitness Trave Club! I love traveling and making new memories and new friends." Call Debbie at 623-210-8480.

Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) certified instructor Lorie Bernard is in her 30th year working across the USA and abroad promoting good health for seniors. Lorie is an instructor and Champion for Silver Sneakers. She's licensed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a personal trainer. Lorie's taught at the Farmington, CT Continuing Education Center 27 years and Senior Center 16 years. Healthtrax too was her aquatic home for 20 years teaching water exercises. Lorie is a long time member of the popular Mountain Laurel Ski Club enjoying land sking and other exercise outings the club takes. She's a certified yoga and chair exercise instructor who's given stretch presentations to MLT club members. "Now I'm ready to see if I can ski at sea!" Call Lorie at 860-490-0035.

Norwegian Cruise Lines obeys another law in Hawaii. No gambling. Pride of America has no casino. Any form of gambling is forbidden in Hawaii, meaning no bingo or lottery tickets either. What is acceptable in Hawaii and on the ship is casual attire. If you pack smart you can fly over with only a big carry on and a satchel or purse avoiding baggage charges. But do not go overboard ~ pardon the pun. You may not walk about the ship with sleeveless, collarless shirts or torn, ripped T- shirts or pants, and you are not allowed to eat indoors wearing a cap. Dressing casual does not mean being unkempt. Hawaii is the only state in the Union to grow both coffee and cacao beans. Favorite gifts from Hawaii are bags of Kona Coffee, bottles of Pineapple Wine and Hawaiian Chocolates. Shopping on the ship is not duty free. Taxes are charged as if you're shopping stateside. One excise tax applies to alcohol. It's only a few cents charged to each alcoholic drink you partake on the ship. That tax only is charged to your ship account. All other taxes are included in your ALL INCLUSIVE cruise price.

Daily temperatures in Hawaii in September are in the lower 80s. Pride of America has two outdoor pools. There is no Solarium indoor pool because in Hawaii that would be redundant. When this cruise departs next August it will be a year since Maui's devastating fire in 2023. Americans in Maui invite fellow Americans stateside to vacation there helping them to rebuild their lost properties, hospitals, roads and schools. Money spent by vactioners in Maui goes directly to the people who live and work there. Note: Guests wanting to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial may do so only by booking either a pre or post cruise tour. NCL provides tour details in 2024.

By booking this cruise now and cruising next summer Fun & Fitness contributes to the financial recovery of fellow Americans in Hawaii. It's fun to learn why bananas grow upward on a tree and pineapples grow all along the ground. But isn't that the purpose of travel, to learn something new? Support America. Visit Hawaii!


$2900 all inclusive*

8 dayS/7 nightS cruise

Hawaiian islands

Fully Refundable Deposit $250 Per GuesT


sat • 08/31/2024

Honolulu, Oahu   7:00 PM

Sun • 09/01/2024

Kahului, Maui 8:00 AM  

MON• 09/02/2024

  6:00 PM

TUES • 09/03/2024

Hilo, Hawaii 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

WED • 09/04/2024

Kona, Hawaii 7:00 AM 5:30 PM

THUR • 09/05/2024

Nawiliwili, Kauai 8:00 AM  

FRI • 09/06/2024

Nawiliwili, Kauai   5:30 PM

sat • 09/07/2024

Honolulu, Oahu 7:00 AM  

ALL FOR ONE PRICE: Every cruise price is ALL INCLUSIVE. All Tips are pre-paid for all attendants in any cabin and for all waiters in any dining area, bar, theater, and even out on deck. Your Classic Drink Package provides any alcohol, beer, wine or cocktail any time anywhere on the ship, plus it pays for any speciality drink like seltzers with or without alcohol and all sodas. It does not include bottles of water or gourmet coffees. To save costs buying bottled water bring an empty plastic bottle and refill it at any eatery on the ship. You each also have 150 free minutes of Wi-fi access and a $10,000 travel insurance policy. Depending upon which category cabin you book you have one or two FREE specialty restaurant dinners. All service charges, state and federal taxes are pre-paid before you ever board ship. However, Hawaii's excise tax on alcohol can not be paid in advance. The state's tax is a few cents per drink and charged directly to your personal cruise account. You also have pool and land fitness classes to enjoy taught by hometown fitness hosts who cruise with you. If you need a wheelchair to board or disembark the ship this courtesy is provided free of charge. Ask for it when booking. All cabins are mid-ship, regardless of category, and all staterooms have two beds that make into one bed upon request. A $250 per person deposit is required to book this cruise. It is fully refundable up to 4/3/24 which is also final pay off date for the cruise. You can find cheap cruises on the Internet going to Hawaii, but they tell you only the 'introductory' price. Be careful when booking on line because you easily and unknowingly could lose your non-refundable deposit, not to mention the cruise you thought cost $1000 costs you $4000 by the time you leave the ship. Be careful. Know exactly who is coordinating your travel plans. Artificial Intelligence is running massive travel scams on the Internet according to a series of articles in New York Times published in October, 2023. Don't be an AI travel victim. Cruise with people and travel agents you know.



Inside one or two beds
Balcony one or two beds.
Ocean View one or two beds.

Inside Inside (double) $2900
Ocean View Window (double) $3200
BALCONY Balcony (double) $3850
Inside Inside (single) $6200
Ocean View Window (single) $5600
BALCONY Balcony (single) $7200

Let me speak to the Captain.

"We just got home and must tell you first of all we all had a Ball! Everything went as planned. Room perfect, food perfect, even weather perfect. You made me a very happy person to have experienced this wonderful cruise. Thank you so very much." Carol Black, Lakeway, TX

"Fun & Fitness Travel Club is the perfect name!" Tina Larkin and Linda Lipscomb, Tucson, AZ.

"The pleasure of this cruise was enhanced by your careful attention to detail." Doris Cogar, Staunton, VA

"Thanks for letting us be in the fun. Lots of new friends. Just like family." Rex and Lois Shoun, Elizabethton, TN.

"As always, you're on top of our requests before we even make them. Thank you!" Leslie Marler, Springfield, VA.

"Thank you for our wonderful trip. I know you ordered our beautiful weather!" Laverne McIntyre, Kalispell, MT.

"You are the best! I received my refund with no hold up. I'm so impressed with how you took care of me and answered all my questions. When we found out I could not go you handled everything beautifully. Thank you and God Bless." Kathy Fink, Eagen, MN

This page last updated: December 29, 2023