My wife and I have been on a few harbor cruises and this is definitely the worst. We are not high maintenance at all. For $65 per person, we expect a decent vessel to cruise, decent entertainment and good food. All three things were missing from this experience.
The vessel looks like it was built by hand in some guy's backyard (albeit, a huge backyard). Then you get on, they sit you shoulder to shoulder with so when you are eating, you literally bang elbows with random other tourists.
The entertainment is objectively the worst of the activities we participated in. We did the Polynesian Cultural Center and the Germaine's Luau thing, Skydiving and some water sport stuff. It's literally 4 girls doing the same thing for like 45 minutes. They are supposed to represent all the islands of Polynesia but it's the same girls and the dances are pretty much the same. The music is subpar.
Now, the food. The food was really bad. My wife and I couldn't find anything in the buffet that we could eat. Very dry and bland.
These are the reasons why I wonder why this activity is pushed by all the "activity stores" that we visited. There is obviously some kick-back system at work here because this is not worth $65. Maybe 5-10 bucks but most certainly not $65.
Star of Honolulu is the other one we should have gone for based on some of the reviews we read but we figured we'd pay a little less for this one and get slightly less of an experience so we went in with lowered expectations and yet, they managed to disappoint.
The fireworks show at the Hilton Hawaiian Village is the only redeeming factor of this whole thing because you get to watch it from the boat.
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