Star of Honolulu - Dinner and Whale Watch Cruises

Star of Honolulu - Dinner and Whale Watch Cruises

Star of Honolulu - Dinner and Whale Watch Cruises
4.5
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Hawaii's most popular sunset dinner cruise! Embark on a romantic dinner cruise aboard the luxurious, award-winning 1,500-passenger Star of Honolulu. It is Hawaii's only A.D.A. compliant ship with 3 types of stabilizers ensuring smooth sailing. Recent $1 million interior renovation of our 4 spacious decks and 6 dining rooms feature the best views and highest quality of food, service and Hawaiian entertainment. Don't miss whale watching in season (Dec - Apr) with Whale Guarantee and "Child FREE" special! Widest variety of dinner cruise options.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,390 reviews
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1,468
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460
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Mary R
Leming, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Fabulous dinner and sunset cruise. We received a 5 course meal with great views of Honolulu and Waikiki, a picturesque sunset and beautiful full moon over Diamond Head. The meal courses were spaced which allowed time between each course to get up and take pictures! They also put on a great show. They had singers, a sax player, and hula dancers. The hula dancers were in the center and on each end of the boat. They were very energetic and entertaining. While it is a little pricey, it’s no more pricey than other tourist events in Hawaii. We felt it was worth it!
Written September 19, 2021
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Krisztina D
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We have participated in the New Year’s Eve diner cruise. It was a little pricey, but the food, the organization and the service were all excellent. We expected a little longer jazz performance, not only the very last 15 minutes of the whole cruise, but it was very enjoyable. Well done Star Team!
Written January 2, 2020
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Darlene S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We booked a private room on the Star of Honolulu, second deck on a Friday to see the sunset and the Waikiki Hilton Village hotel fireworks. At the same time, we celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary/Vow Renewal.

The staff is friendly, professional, and kind. Special thanks to our amazing event planner, Ms. Shoko Takamur. She ensured that our special event was 5-Star. Ms. Shoko was easy to work with during our special event planning. She listened and arranged for me to speak with the captain about our Vow Renewal ceremony, the entertainment manager, and the chef to ensure we had great entertainment and delicious food. The Entertainment manager, Ms. Becky Newbold, provided the best jazz musicians and singers on Oahu Island, Ms. Kimberly, and Mr. Tommy. Ms. Becky wanted to know what kind of music we enjoyed listening to. She delivered -- our guests were blown away by the musical selections provided by the singers and musicians. In addition, we enjoyed and appreciated the Hawaiian Hola performers and culture shared with us.

I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the culinary manager, Chief Sonny (Heherson Cadiz), for the fantastic, delicious food he and his staff prepared for our special event, such as a whole lobster, steak, chicken, etc. The servers were friendly and outstanding!

I want to leave with Mitzi Howard, V. P. Sales, Mktg & Reservation; you have a wonderful team on the Star of Honolulu. I will recommend this dinner cruise for the excellent customer service and the amazing sunset, which was breathtaking! The fireworks were great, too. Our guest says, “Everything is rated a 10.” Again, Ms. Shoko Takamur is the best event planner in the world.

I highly recommend The Star of Honolulu because it is worth it all. This sunset dinner cruise on the Star of Honolulu is one of the ‘must do’ experiences when you visit Waikiki!
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Written June 30, 2023
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scsiguru
103 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The experience started off on a wrong note when there was no sunset. My wife was really hoping to see a nice sunset but was disappointed. We purchased the lobster/steak dinner and were seated with four other individuals who could not speak English. So there was no interaction there. The food was subpar. The salad was bitter and I was not certain of the dressing The lobster was small with little meat. The steak was rare and tough. Pretty much everyone around me did not eat the dessert considering no one knew what it was. We took this cruise on a Friday evening when one of the hotels on Waikiki has fireworks. They were not that good especially since the ship was so far out. I guess one decent part of the evening was the show. It wasn't too bad. But I would NOT RECOMMEND this for anyone interested.
Written February 11, 2020
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A K
Las Vegas, NV13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This was an excellent experience! Food was great! Lobster and really tender steak. Drinks are good, dessert was really yummy. And the show was excellent. You could watch it close because they had 3 different performances simultaneously so all guests could watch. Stage at the center, stage on both ends of the boat. Service was excellent and seating arrangements was also perfect very mindful of the social distancing.
Written May 12, 2021
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AMY S
Honolulu, HI1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Absolutely awful. Waiter didn’t know what he was doing, waited a long time for food, waited so long for a drink order that I didn’t bother ordering another (even though I had a second drink ticket to use). My theory is that people with drink tickets purposely got slow service so they could save money by not having to fufill drink orders. Champagne was not good at all. Food was meh. Entertainment was “cute.” Asked for a glass of ice water and never got it so was very thirsty by the time returned to hotel. Manager was argumentative and defensive. Wasn’t available to make sure things were running smoothly but was able to get up and sing a song. Do not go to this. Glad when it was over.
Written July 24, 2022
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Jodi T
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
We went on the Friday night sunset dinner cruise to watch the fireworks. We bought the buffet option as we do not care for seafood. The other options were mostly seafood. We were in the bottom of the boat at the front where some people didn't even have a window to look out of. We felt like the lower class on the Titanic. Part of the ship was closed off for a private party. When trying to get to the top deck to look out you had to wait in a long line for people to come down before you could go up. There was no place to stand outside for the fireworks, too crowed due to the other deck being closed. We watched the fireworks from our table through a dirty window. The food was not good at all. There was no entertainment in our little room. Just a guy signing and the waitress dancing around. But, we could hear the party above us loudly. Felt like second class citizens. Do not take this cruise.
Written September 16, 2023
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GRAHAM C
Dunton Green, UK860 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
A large ship out of Honolulu that serves hundred of guests each mini evening cruise out to Diamond Head and back. The restaurant has long tables for large groups, serves an excellent 3 course dinner with cocktail and water. Wine and spirits extra. Floor show throughout ( the troop worked very hard with many costume changes ) and a mini disco to finish. Many photo opportunities as you glide passed Waikiki Beach. The sunset was sublime. An excellent evening and a fabulous way to finish our Trans- Pacific cruise. Thoroughly recommended.
Written June 6, 2023
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Noah W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the sunset cruise. Our server Danny welcomed us the moment we arrived at our table. He made sure to tell us about all of the events (firework, show, etc.) before they happened so that we could be in the best position to watch them. He would literally RUN back and forth to provide us quick service and at the end of the night when we decided to watch the fireworks he went out of his way to find and put out chairs for us. He made this night incredible for us.. The Polynesian show was excellent and the musician was very good and interactive with the guests. I am so glad that I got to experience this cruise
Written January 6, 2024
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MARK H
Finksburg, MD630 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We did the sunset buffet and show. There are a couple of different options when you book . The buffet people are on one level of the boat and those that purchased the upgraded sit down dinner were upstairs. It was a nice scenic boat ride. I wish it was a little longer than 2 hours. The food was good. Only one type of mixed drink came with the package. The show was entertaining
Written September 27, 2023
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