Play for "GOLD", party in the New Year, enjoy the majesty of Hawaii
aboard the award-winning Holland America Koningsdam
Roundtrip San Diego
December 21, 2023 - January 6, 2024
ACBL Sanction # 2401109
Alice Travel Bridge Desk:
Larry Cohen is ranked one of the Top 10 Living Most Influential Bridge Personalities and in 2020, he was elected into the ACBL Hall of Fame. He has been dedicated to the game since earning his Life Master at 17. He is the author of numerous articles, ABTA award-winning books, software, audio CDs and teaching DVDs.
Since early on in the pandemic, Larry and his team have been offering online lessons which quickly caught on and became amazingly popular, keeping the thrill of the game alive for house-bound followers.
This Regional is fully sanctioned by the ACBL and, in addition to tournament play, bridge champion and popular teacher Larry Cohen will be holding court with his informative lectures -- guaranteed to improve your game and give you miles of enjoyment!
Highlights and Amenities
- ACBL GOLD Masterpoints®
- Daily Lectures with Larry
- Q&A Sessions
- Open & Gold Rush Pairs, Open & Gold Rush Swiss Teams, Knockout Teams, Side Games
- Dining & Excursion Plan for Solo Travelers
- Farewell Awards Party
- Gratuities for Housekeeping and Dining Servers
- Group Travel Protection Plan
Dec. 21 - San Diego (depart 3PM). Easygoing San Diego embodies the Southern California surfer town fantasy with its more than 300 days of sun mild year-round temperatures. Discover the bustling Gaslamp Quarter and "Little Italy" to get a taste of San Diego's growing reputation as a culinary destination.
Dec. 22-26 - Days at Sea
Dec. 27 - Honolulu (7AM-11PM). The capital of Hawaii is a suitably laid-back Polynesian mash-up of influences and experiences. Away from the Waikiki crowds and glossy high-rise hotels, Holland America Hawaii cruises give a taste of the “real”: brick Victorian buildings, including America’s only royal palace; thriving Chinatown nightlife; and the wartime memories of the attack on Pearl Harbor
Dec. 28 – Lahaina (8AM-8PM). How beautiful does a place have to be to win the title of "paradise of paradises"? Start with enormous stretches of beach, some full of surfers, some off bays packed with whales, some sporting nothing but your own footprints. There's a road that takes you from sea level to 10,023 ft. through tunnels of jacaranda trees and breathtaking waterfalls.
Dec. 29 - Scenic Cruising Kilauea Volcano
Dec. 30 - Kona (8AM-5PM). Both culturally and geographically, Hawaii’s Big Island divides into exact halves. The east is jungly, dark and prone to lava flows. The Kona side, resembles a desert and it's where the coffee is grown. Kona’s rich history includes Kamehameha’s heiau (temple) to the sacred buildings of Puuhonua O Honaunau (“The Place of Refuge”).
Dec. 31-Jan. 4 - Days at Sea
Jan. 5 - Ensenada (1PM-11:59PM). Ensenada is Baja California's third-largest city and one of its commercial and cultural hubs. The weather here is pleasant year round, evoking comparisons to Mediterranean climates. Similar crops are grown here as well ... asparagus, olives, and grapes. Winery tours are a quintessential Ensenada experience.
Jan. 6 – San Diego (arrive 7AM).
Note: Itinerary subject to change without notice.
The blissful 2650-guest Koningsdam has won multiple awards in the mid-sized ship category. Fluid lines, light-filled spaces, and a blend of 21st century elegance and nautical tradition dazzles at every turn. The ship abounds with innovative dining and entertainment options. Head to B.B. King’s Blues Club for Memphis R&B, take in visually stunning entertainment at World Stage, or revisit classic hits at Billboard Onboard. Have a superb dinner at the Pinnacle Grill, arguably the best Steakhouse at sea. Staterooms and suites are loaded with amenities such as plush Euro-Top mattresses and premium massage shower heads.
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(pp double occupancy)
Prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability and change without notice. Ask Alice Travel about single occupancy rates.
In the unlikely event that Larry Cohen is unable to travel or attend scheduled functions due to illness or circumstances beyond our control, Alice Travel will not be liable, and no refunds for such inability to travel or attend functions and events will be owed by Alice Travel. Applicable cancellation penalties will apply. Alice Travel will attempt to provide a lecturer of equal caliber.