Getting paid to go on a sunset dinner cruise along the coast of Waikiki? Um, yes please. I am so all about that. Bonus? I even got to sample all of meal options for the various packages. So if you’re vacationing on Oahu and considering taking a sunset dinner cruise, my advice would be to definitely do it! I loved every bit of my experience on the Star of Honolulu (particularly the VIP treatment 😉 )
The Star of Honolulu Dinner Cruises feature a variety of meal options, on-board music and entertainment, and killer views all the way along the coast to Diamondhead. Cruises depart daily from downtown Honolulu and sail along the Waikiki coast.
The cruise meal packages range from an all-you-can-eat buffet on one of the lower decks (most affordable) to the 5-star package in the top deck’s “Super Nova” room (think super romantic) which includes a 7-course French style meal, live jazz, and a welcome reception with the captain. All package options include a free “Welcome Aboard” mai tai!
Guests can enjoy a performance by hula dancers as they prepare to board the ship, and once on board, each deck has its own live entertainment. Friendly and upbeat cruise staff are readily available to assist with any need and ensure that every guests’ experience is a positive one. Once sailing, guests are free to explore the decks and photograph the sunset.
How To Get There:
Hours: Cruises board at 4:45pm and sail from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Address: Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8 (1 Aloha Tower Drive)
Directions: From Waikiki, take Ala Moana Blvd west (toward Honolulu). Turn left on Bishop Street, then right on Aloha Tower Drive. There is a large pay-to-park lot to the right, and across the street is the Star of Honolulu and the reservation office (next to Hooters). Transportation is also available from some hotels; call 808-983-7827 for more information.