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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Free at Sea Offers Free Airfare to Hawaii and More

Have you always wanted to visit Hawaii, but thought it was too expensive to get there? Now is the time to book a cruise to Hawai’i! Norwegian’s Free at Sea promotion now lets you choose up to 6 fantastic, FREE offers! Book a Studio or Inside stateroom and choose 1 free offer or choose 3 free offers when you book an Oceanview, Balcony or Mini-Suite. Best of all, cruise in a Suite and enjoy all six free offers.

Norwegian’s Free at Sea Promotion

Choose up to 6 FREE offers:

  • FREE unlimited beverage package
  • FREE shore excursion credits
  • FREE specialty dining
  • FREE WiFi
  • Norwegian’s Friends & Family Sail FREE
  • FREE or reduced roundtrip airfare on select sailings

Norwegian Cruise Line offers you seven days, four islands and two overnight stays in Hawai’i. You’ll visit O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i and the Big Island of Hawai’i, giving you plenty of time ashore. Yes, Hawai’i is a paradise of cascading waterfalls and jewel-toned beaches. It also has some of the world’s most beautiful golf courses and Norwegian’s shore excursions can take you there. Back on board, you can dine, dance, swim, get a massage and wake up every morning to a new view. Take the cruise voted the “Best Hawai’i Itinerary” by the readers of Porthole Magazine and discover Freestyle Cruising with Norwegian.

What are you waiting for? Take advantage of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Free at Sea promotion and start planning your Hawaiian adventure today! Call Siera at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information or your free, no obligation quote.

Experience a New Luau at Aulani and Meet Moana Beginning in November

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Experience a New Luau at Aulani and Meet Moana Beginning in November

As Hawaii’s top family beach resort celebrates its 5th anniversary this year, Disney recently announced new guest experiences that will debut later this year at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa! You will have the opportunity to experience a new luau at Aulani and even meet Moana from Disney’s upcoming film “Moana” beginning in November.

Starting in November, KA WA‘A, a luau at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa will bring epicurean dining and imaginative entertainment to guests. Luau guests can feast on a sumptuous, local island buffet, and enjoy lively music and traditional Hawaiian dance, including hula kahiko and modern hula ‘auana. Before the luau, you will have the opportunity to enjoy special pre-show entertainment, family activities, traditional crafts and more.

MOANA is an adventurous, tenacious and compassionate 16-year-old who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, she discovers the one thing she's always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker ("The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin," "The Princess & the Frog") and featuring newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of Moana, Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Moana" sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

MOANA is an adventurous, tenacious and compassionate 16-year-old who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, she discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and featuring newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of Moana, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Also in November, Moana, from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film “Moana,” will arrive at Aulani Resort to meet with guests and recount tales of adventure. The animated feature film is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a canoe for a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.

Both new experiences are inspired by Hawaii’s deep cultural roots in canoe exploration—a voyage which brought Hawaiian ancestors to the beautiful ‘Ewa Loa plains surrounding Aulani Resort. As you may have seen in Aulani Resort Ambassador Janelle’s post from earlier today, we also debuted a one-sixth model of the Polynesian voyaging canoe—the Hokule‘a—in the Maka‘ala Lobby.

What are you looking forward to on your next vacation to Aulani Resort?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Top 10 Vacations for 2016: #1 Hawaii

Happy New Year! Now is the time to start thinking about your vacation and getaways for 2016. What is on your bucket list? What memories do you want to create with your family this year? I have picked the Top 10 Vacations for 2016. These are my favorites for this year.

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#1 Hawaii

Aloha! Once you visit Hawaii, you will want to come back again and again. The beauty, adventure, culture, food and atmosphere makes Hawaii one of the Top 16 places to visit in 2016. There are so many places in Hawaii to visit. For families, Maui is our top pick with great resorts, shopping, excursions, and dining.  It is a great island to experience Hawaii for 1st timers!

Where do you want to go this year?

Contact Siera today to book and plan your 2016 vacations at 734-771-1290 or siera@destinationstoexplore.com

4th Night Free and Free Breakfast at Aulani in Early 2015

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Whether we’re ready or not, the air is getting cooler and winter is quickly approaching. After the brutal winter and polar vortex much of the country experience last year, you may be thinking about a tropical getaway this year! A great way to escape the cold is with a tropical vacation to Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, in Hawaii. There’s a special offer this winter to make it even more affordable to visit! You can get the 4th night free and free breakfast at Aulani in early 2015.

The longer that you stay at Aulani to enjoy snorkeling in Rainbow Reef or relaxing in the infinity pool at Ka Maka Landing this winter, the more that you will save!

When you book a four night stay at Aulani, you will enjoy the fourth night free as well as a complimentary daily breakfast at the Ulu Cafe. If you think that your family could use a little extra time at Laniwai Spa or Aunty’s Beach House, then you will enjoy 30% off a minimum five night stay as well as complimentary daily breakfast at Ulu Cafe.

You can book your Aulani vacation with one of these offers through February 23, 2015 for travel most nights between January 4, 2015 and March 23, 2015.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information. 

Save up to 35% on a Hawaiian Vacation in Fall 2014

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You can save up to 35% on a Hawaiian vacation in fall 2014 or early 2015. There are some great deals available at properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. You can take advantage of these exclusive savings when you book by August 28, 2014.
Kaanapali Beach Hotel on Maui
  • Exclusive 10% savings plus daily breakfast for two
  • Travel now through December 20, 2014

Hyatt Regency Maui on Maui

  • Exclusive 30% savings
  • Travel now through March 31, 2015

Grand Hyatt Kauai on Kauai

  • Exclusive 30% savings
  • Travel now through December 20, 2014

Hyatt Regency Waikiki on Oahu

  • Exclusive 10% savings plus daily breakfast for two
  • Travel now through March 31, 2015

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort on Maui

  • 10% off plus daily breakfast
  • Travel now through March 6, 2015

Waikiki Beach Marriott on Oahu

  • Exclusive 35% savings
  • Travel now through December 24, 2014; January 4, 2015- March 31, 2015

Waikoloa Beach Marriott on The Big Island

  • Exclusive 35% savings
  • Travel now through December 21, 2014; January 2, 2015- March 31, 2015

Wailea Beach Marriott on Maui

  • Exclusive 35% savings
  • Travel now through December 21, 2014; January 4, 2015- March 31, 2015

Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach on Kauai

  • Exclusive 35% savings
  • Travel now through December 21, 2014; January 2, 2015- March 31, 2015

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa on Oahu

  • Exclusive 35% savings
  • Travel now through December 18, 2014; January 1, 2015- March 31, 2015

Please note that the above offers are available for new reservations made by August 28, 2014 and are subject to availability. 

Would you like to save up to 35% on a Hawaiian Vacation in fall 2014? We can help! Email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information or a free, no obligation quote.

Top 5 Hawaiian Words to Know for Your Family’s Hawaiian Vacation

Aloha! Are you planning a Hawaiian vacation or would you like to? There is a beautiful Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii called Aulani. Aulani is in Ko Olina on the island of Oahu. If you are visiting the Hawaiian islands, it’s a good idea to learn the top 5 Hawaiian words to know before your family’s vacation!

The Aulani Cultural Advisor, Kahulu De Santos, has recommend the five most useful expressions that every Aulani guest should know.

1. Aloha – “Hello”

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Aloha is the Hawaiian word that you will use most during a visit to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa or any Hawaiian island. From the moment you arrive, the spirit of aloha is alive in every cast member interaction. The cool thing about this Hawaiian word is that it also can mean “goodbye.” So, aloha can be used to both begin and end a conversation!

2. E komo mai – “Welcome”

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Just as Walt Disney said when Disneyland park was dedicated, “To all who come to this happy place: Welcome,” a welcoming spirit is the foundation for all Disney Parks & Resorts. Aulani is no exception and a truly beautiful example of that spirit.

3. ‘Ohana – “Family”

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If you have seen Lilo and Stitch, this one may already be familiar to you! There is a plethora of activities available for your entire family to enjoy at Aulani. A few guest favorites include Disney Family Fun Animation, ‘Ohana Hula and of course, the Aulani Starlit Hui.

4. Keiki – “Child” or “Children”

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Disney Characters, Aunty’s Beach House and Keiki Cove are just three of the options available for your kids, or keiki (pronounced kay-key), to enjoy during your vacation at Aulani. Even as keiki grow older, there are daily tween and teen activities that allow every member of your ‘ohana (family) to meet new friends and take home treasured experiences.

5. Mahalo – “Thank You”

chip and dale at aulani

Mahalo is another Hawaiian word that is used frequently during visits. Cast members at Aulani often thank guests for visiting Aulani by saying, “Mahalo!”

Hopefully these expressions help you and your ‘ohana feel at home during your Aulani vacation!

Would you like to plan a Hawaiian vacation? We can help!

Siera is a Hawaii Destinations Specialist. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for your free, no obligation quote or more information. 

Travel Deals at Hilton Hotels in Hawaii in 2014

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Would you like to visit the beautiful Hawaiian Islands? You can now take advantage of some spectacular travel deals at Hilton Hotels in Hawaii in 2014. The Hilton Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii can be found on O’ahu and Hawai’i, the Big Island. These hotels offer world-class spas for pampering, water excursions, shopping, dining, and authentic activities for your whole family. Hilton Hotels and Resorts are the perfect destination for your tropical, island getaway!

Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort – O’ahu

Hilton Hawaiian Village is located on Waikiki’s widest stretch of beach. This unique getaway offers a wide selection of 90 shops and boutiques, nightly live entertainment, weekly fireworks, award-winning restaurants, lounges and bars, 5 pools including a 5 acre salt-water lagoon and the Paradise Pool which features a ’77 foot waterslide, Camp Penguin® – children’s activity program, Waikiki Starlight Luau, Mandara Spa and much, much more.

TRIPLE VALUE
When you stay for at least 4 nights, you will receive:

  • Special Daily Rates
  • Mandatory Resort Charge is included
  • One Category Upgrade

This offer is available for travel through January 3, 2015.

Honeymoon Package
Honeymoon guests staying a minimum of 4 nights will receive:

  • Special Daily Rates
  • Mandatory Resort Charge is included
  • One Category Upgrade
  • Coupon for 2 Tropical Drinks
  • Coupon for 2 Golden Circle Tickets to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Starlight Luau

This offer is available for travel through January 3, 2015.

Kids Stay FREE
Guests are allowed to have up to 3 kids 17 and younger stay free of charge when sharing a guestroom with an adult and utilizing existing bedding. This offer is available for travel through January 3, 2015.

Hilton Waikoloa Village® – Hawaii, The Big Island

Hilton Waikoloa Village is located on the Kohala Coast of the Hawaii, The Big Island. This impressive property is nestled within 62 oceanfront acres, offering breathtaking tropical gardens and abundant wildlife. Explore this waterfront resort by air-conditioned trams or mahogany canal boats. You will also enjoy award-winning dining, world-class shopping, and an array of activities ranging from golf, tennis, 3 pools including a 175-foot twisting waterslide and the only interactive dolphin program on the island.

TRIPLE VALUE
When you stay at least 5 nights, you will receive:

  • Special Daily Rates
  • Full Breakfast Buffet for Two Daily
  • Mandatory Resort Charge is included

Valid room categories:

  • Resort View
  • Ocean View
  • Deluxe Ocean View
  • Ocean Tower Ocean Front
  • Ocean & Dolphins (Lagoon Tower)

This offer is available for travel through January 3, 2015.

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Guests will receive FREE Breakfast Buffet daily for two.

Valid room categories:

  • Resort View
  • Ocean View
  • Deluxe Ocean View
  • Ocean Tower Ocean Front
  • Ocean & Dolphins (Lagoon Tower)

This offer is available for travel through January 3, 2015.

Would you like to take advantage of one of these spectacular travel deals at Hilton Hotels in Hawaii in 2014?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your Hawaiian vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information. 

Kids Stay Free, Free Breakfast & More at Hyatt Resorts and Spas in Hawaii

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You can plan a tropical Hawaiian vacation and take advantage of a fabulous offer at one of the Hyatt Resorts and Spas in Hawaii. You can explore everything that the beautiful islands of Hawai‘i have to offer when you stay at one of the Hyatt Resorts and Spas in Hawaii. You can choose from three all-inclusive resorts on three magnificent islands and treat yourself to paradise paired with an incredible value.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

This upscale resort, located over Waikiki Beach, provides families and spa-lovers with the perfect getaway.

  • Kids eat free (ages 12 and under)
  • Kids stay free (ages 18 and under)
  • Hyatt Gold Passport members receive 1,000 Gold Passport Points for each paid night of their stay
  • Couples celebrating their honeymoon or anniversary will receive a flower lei greeting, keepsake gift, complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a 20% discount in a 50-minute couples massage

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Spanning over 40 acres of lush tropical gardens, this inviting resort provides the perfect blend of first class service and attentive hospitality.

  • Kids eat free (ages 12 and under)
  • Kids stay free (ages 18 and under)
  • Hyatt Gold Passport members receive 1,000 Golf Passport Points for each paid night of their stay
  • Honeymooners will receive a special lei greeting, a keepsake amenity, invite to honeymooner culinary class and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
  • Couples celebrating an anniversary will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Reminiscent of the grand hotels from Hawaii’s golden age, this premiere resort offers a world of invigorating lava rock showers, sparkling pools and manicured gardens in a welcoming open-air setting.

  • Kids stay free (ages 18 and under)
  • Hyatt Gold Passport members receive 1,000 Gold Passport Points for each paid night of their stay
  • Honeymoon — receive a special lei greeting, a keepsake amenity, invite to honeymooner culinary class and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
  • Anniversary Gift — receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine

Please note that couples celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary will be asked to present proof of marriage.

Siera is a Hawaii Destinations Specialist. She would love to help you plan your Hawaiian adventure at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information. 

Get a Free Night, Free Breakfast, and More In Hawaii In 2014

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You can enjoy the beautiful islands of Hawaii with a great new offer! You can get a free night, free breakfast, and more in Hawaii in 2014! You can save up to $849 on your Hawaiian vacation when you book one of the following discounts. When you stay at the Hyatt Regency Maui or Grand Hyatt Kauai, you will receive every 5th night free. If you stay at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, you will receive every 4th night free. Plus, you will receive a free daily breakfast buffet for two people at any of the three resorts. There are even more savings available including Kids Stay Free as well as Kids Eat Free at the Hyatt Regency Maui and Hyatt Regency Waikiki.

Hyatt Regency Maui – Save up to $449

  • Get your 5th night free + free daily breakfast buffet for two
  • Travel Dates: Now – December 20, 2014
  • Book By: December 19, 2014

Grand Hyatt Kauai – Save up to $849

  • Get your 5th night free + free daily breakfast buffet for two
  • 5 Night Minimum requirement
  • Book By: December 23, 2014

Hyatt Regency Waikiki – Save up to $649

  • Get your 4th night free + free daily breakfast buffet for two
  • Travel Dates: Now-December 27, 2014 and January 3 through December 27, 2015
  • Book By: December 23, 2014

You can also explore the many complimentary cultural activities at each of the resorts :

Hyatt Waikiki

  • E Makani Eha Hawaiian Cultural Center
  • Historical Walking Tours
  • Aloha Fridays Polynesian Show
  • Thursday Farmers Market

Hyatt Maui 

  • Wild Life Tours
  • Garden and Art Tours
  • Fitness Classes

Grand Hyatt Kauai 

  • Scuba Diving Lessons
  • Lei Making
  • Hawaiian Torch Lighting Ceremony

The “Kids Stay Free” Program is available at all three resorts. Children ages 18 years old and under can stay free in the same room as parents with a maximum of four people per room. The “Kids Eat Free” Program is valid at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki and the Hyatt Regency Maui only. At these resorts, children 12 years of age and younger receive breakfast, lunch and dinner when accompanied by a full paying adult and ordering from the “Keiki Menu” / “Johnny Venture Menu”. The total savings may vary by property and based on travel dates booked. Reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance.

Siera is a Hawaii Destinations Specialist. She would love to help you plan your Hawaiian getaway at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information. 

Low Rates for Spring and Summer Hawaiian Vacations

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Would you like to visit the beautiful Hawaiian islands? You can find the perfect resort for your vacation and get a great deal! You can plan your spring or summer vacation of a lifetime. Check out the following offers for your Hawaiian getaway:

Sheraton Waikiki Resort

In the heart of Waikiki Beach, this resort offers breathtaking ocean-front views, a first-of-its-kind newly opened “super pool,” and award winning dining venues. Plus, shopping, dining, and more is just a few steps away.

  • City View
  • Stay at one, dine at all
  • Round-trip transfers
  • Lei Greeting
  • 5 Nights from $1026 pp
  • • Travel 6/1 – 8/25/14

Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay

On the Big Island, this 22-acre oceanfront resort is adjacent to the aquatic playground of Keauhou Bay. You can enjoy complimentary cultural activities, dining, multi-level pool and slide, healing spa, wedding chapel, and shopping all at your resort.

  • Mountain View
  • Dollar Compact Car
  • 5 Nights from $734 pp
  • Travel 2/7 – 6/23/14

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

Whether you are looking for a family vacation, a honeymooner, or golf trip, this upscale condominium nestled along the cliffside of Kaua‘i’s North Shore is the perfect resort. There is a plunge pool overlooking the ccean, a variety of restaurants, and championship golf courses all at your resort.

  • Island View Deluxe Studio
  • Dollar Compact Car
  • 5 Nights from $1069 pp
  • Travel 4/11 – 6/26/14

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

On the beautiful, relaxing island of Maui, Kaanapali Beach is surrounded by mountains and glittering seas. You can enjoy an 87,000 sq-ft aquatic playground, world-class restaurants, cultured entertainment and thrilling activities here. Plus, shopping at Whalers Village and championship golf are nearby.

  • Mountain View
  • Travel 4/6 – 8/23/14
  • 5 Nights from $1258 pp
  • Alamo Intermediate Car

There are great rates at other properties throughout the islands as well!

Siera is a Hawaii Destinations Specialist. She would love to help you plan your Hawaiian vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information.