Podfather - The Cruise 2024

Oahu Hotel

As discussed in our first News Update, we've set up a group contract for the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach prior to getting on the cruise for $300 per night for 1-4 guests per room. You can join us by purchasing the number of nights needed through this merch item: Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

The rate quoted includes all taxes and fees (including a reduced daily destination fee of $10, normally $35).

Additional benefits include:

Not necessarily considered "benefits", but other things to know:

VALET PARKING: Currently, valet parking is $53 per car, per day, plus 4.712% tax. (subject to change).

EXTRA PERSON CHARGE: $30 extra for a 5th occupant in the room, per room, per day (not reflected in the pricing above - contact Jeff directly if you'll have more than four in the room)

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT: Please note that our check-in time begins at 3:00 p.m. and our checkout time is 11:00 a.m.

Since this is a group contract, I will handle your booking with the hotel and all payment.

Based on the number of these items you purchase, I will assume a continuous stay checking out on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. I will assume everyone booked into the same cabin on the cruise ship should be booked in the same hotel room. Please let me know if any of these assumptions need to be adjusted for your booking.

Oahu Activities

Stephen, Paula, Kristine, and I are planning a Monday visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center for Kristine and me. We're doing the Super Ambassador Luau "everything, all-in" package, with a tour of the island on the way there from our hotel:


They're currently running a 10% off sale if you book more than 10 days in advance (use promo code "early10" at checkout). We'd love to have any or all of you join us - it's really a phenomenal experience. But you need to book this one directly on your own.

We're also planning on a visit to Pearl Harbor on Tuesday, April 30th before boarding the ship. Details are still being worked out.

Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Shuttle

To purchase this excursion, go to the Merch system. Seats are limited.

Details: Shuttle pickup from Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach at 9am, tour of Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City, and drop off at the cruise port around 2pm.


Please note we may not be able to see all of the displays due to time allotted.

Tour Partner: Fly Shuttle and Tours

Kailua-Kona: Volcano and Stargazing Tour

To purchase this excursion, go to the Merch system. Seats are limited.

An all day adventure on the big island:

Tour Operator - Wasabi Tours Hawaii