Star of Honolulu in Honolulu, HI

Star of HonoluluAloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
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Overview

One of Hawaii’s most popular sunset dinner cruises, Star of Honolulu Cruises offer an assortment of experiences for guests of all ages. The spacious 232-foot ship is the largest of its kind in Hawaii, featuring four walk-around decks, a 60-foot observation deck for guests to get breathtaking views of the area, and a full lineup of live entertainment—one of the largest casts on Hawaiian waters.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu, Oahu Travel Experts
  • Check-in 45 minutes prior to your scheduled cruise time.
  • No shorts, T-shirts or Slippers/Flip flops allowed on the Five Star cruise.
  • Cruises feature full menus and buffets. Come hungry!
  • The cruise includes top-class entertainment and a knowledgeable crew.

Description

from Star of Honolulu Cruises
Aloha! Welcome Aboard Hawaii's Most Popular Sunset Dinner Cruise.

The Star of Honolulu entertains more guests than all other sunset dinner cruises. We've been sharing our Aloha with visitors for 55 years! We offer the widest range of cruise selection and prices — from our sumptuous seven-course French style dining to our value-packed Pacific Star Buffet, you'll find just the right cruise aboard the "Star." Our spacious and stable 232' ship is Hawaii's largest vessel of its kind. Its four walk-around decks and 60' high observation deck provide the best views and our cast of entertainers is the largest on Hawaiian waters. Come aboard and join us!

Tripster Customer Reviews

6 Reviews
Patrick Ullrich
San Diego, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Outstanding Experience!"
September 2018
We went on the cruise after I found it in a tourist coupon book. I elected the 5 star cruise and it was so worth it! We were boarded first, had a truly memorable photo with the captain and had lite snacks and drinks before being seated. As for the cruise itself, the views of the shoreline, Diamond Head, and the sunset were absolutely spectacular. The crew/staff were very attentive throughout the cruise. The dinner was a 7 course masterpiece. 3 drinks each were provided free of charge. During the latter half of the dinner we were entertained by a fabulous jazz performance and traditional hula for the beginning. All in all this was the best event we attended on our week in Honolulu. I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone seeking a highly romantic night out!
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Tip: Don't skimp, book the 5 star experience and you won't regret it!

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Sandra Palmos Gregoriou
1 Review
"Disappointing Anniversary Dinner"
September 2018
We were in Hawaii to celebrate a wedding anniversary and were told the sunset cruise was a MUST do so we decided to do it for our anniversary. It was sooooo disappointing. We paid about $100 and truthfully it was more like a backpackers get together than a special Occassion celebration. It felt like we were being herded on like cattle to then realise we were on the bottom deck. The food was very average and definitely not worth $100 per person. Drinks weren’t included in that price. We were told there was a fabulous show ....the show was at best a 2 person sing along. It was so so so disappointing. We had told the person booking us in that it was for our anniversary and she said we would get the best seat in the house but in fact we were stuck in a corner that was so ugly even the photographer told us to move to get a nice photo. We declined moving and the photo. It wasn’t something we wanted to remember. Let down for our anniversary. Pricing should be reviewed. It was more like a $30 cruise than a $100 cruise. Biggest disappointment and spoilt our anniversary night
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Debbie D.
Fulton, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great dinner cruise"
March 2018
Great dinner, views and entertainment.
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Tip: Fireworks on Friday night were beautiful. VIP staff were amazing.

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Marc Gosselin
1 Review
"I had a great time with friends and co-workers"
August 2015
We were a party of 12 people and the service was impeccable. Great entertainment with live jazz music. We took a photo with the captain. From boarding to disembarking the staff made us feel special. Definitely a "Must do" when in Honolulu.
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John Beaucage
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A Dinner Cruise in the Honolulu Harbour area"
March 2015
My wife and I went out on a dinner cruise aboard the Star of Honolulu on February 27, 2015. The experience was just great. We booked the five star dinner cruise in order to have top of the line service and food and we were not disappointed.

From the time we boarded we were treated like VIP's and the young man who was to serve us throughout the evening greeted us by name as we had canapés and a drink on the back deck. He showed us to our table and was attentive at the end of the night as he was at the beginning.

Each meal course was served at exactly the right time and presentation was excellent. The food was delicious as were the drinks.

We were entertained throughout the evening by a wonderful piano musician who later joined by a saxophonist, then a singer. During the mid point of our meal we had traditional hula dancers providing an excellent show.

Overall the evening was great success in all areas. My wife and I loved it and would not fail to recommend this to anyone who should be visiting Honolulu as a "must attend event".
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Tip: The lower decks seem to have a livlier brand of music with more of a party atmosphere. As we went out on the open deck we could hear their music and wondered what it would be like there. Next time we'll try that..

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jana s.
Honolulu, HI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"five star dinner cruise"
February 2015
wonderful experience, good food, great service
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Christina R
"Great Show, Great View, Great Food"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 21, 2019 NEW
Went on this cruise with my family we had a table (max of 8) to ourselves, the food was delicious, the performances were very well done (almost like a mini luau) and the view of the sunset was amazing.
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525bec
Cape Coral, Florida
"Americans not welcome"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
I gave 3 as food was excellent, waiter was very good. The ride was to short they were not half done with the show & we were back in port. The crew pampered the Japanese but could care less about Americans. They were giving flowers out walked up to my wife saw her walked away & gave it to a Japanese girl. Asked to get a pic taken (for our anniversary) never came back but he took a helluva lot of Japanese pics. It was pathetic, I felt like I did not belong in my own country. I do not recommend to any Americans!
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HadassahRose
Honolulu, Hawaii
"Dads Birthday SUCCESS!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
Tonight was a SUCCESS in the making. Shout out to Deyvon and the PSD STAFF (Alyssa, Alexis, Yui, Remson, Mana, Gaven, Melia, Miki, Raelyn, Rod(entertainer), Patrick (bartender) and Alfredo & Nestor (Kitchen) for making my Dads Birthday one to remember. My dad had an amazing night. The food, the service, the show, the sunset, basically everything. Everything was full of LIFE. The atmosphere this evening was EXTREMELY CONTAGIOUS. As we watched everyone in the room living it up. From the Keikis to the Older generation just laughing, clapping, even dancing. Just amazing. Hands down THE BEST CRUISE EVER. Again Mahalo Nui Loa SOH FAMILY for making my Dads Birthday very SPECIAL. Although there was many others celebrating their birthdays this evening, you guys made it eventful and full of JOY. If your reading this know that STAR OF HONOLULU NEVER FALLS SHORT TO MAKING YOUR NIGHT A SUCCESS. Just remember to KNOW WHAT YOUR BOOKING FOR. Star of Honolulu KNOWS HOW TO GET DOWN. Seriously! Again THANK YOU DEYVON AND YOUR TEAM FOR A BIRTHDAY SUCCESS and now MY DAD JUST WON’T stop talking about it. A Memory that will be with us ALWAYS AND A DAY! Thank you. Alofa Atu, The Aupito Ohana
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Willowdarts
"Star of Honolulu Sunset Cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2019 NEW
What can I say! Great food, great drinks. the entertainment is amazing! The Staff do a great job and a big Thankyou to our server Mililani for taking great care of us. Also a big shout out to the 3 star manager Robert Leisure for making sure we were being looked after! All the performers did a wonderful job and made it a very entertaining evening!! Thankyou!
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132williemaew
Florissant, Missouri
"Dinner and Fireworks"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 11, 2019 NEW
We thought we booked the Ameritus dinner cruise but being in a hurry we booked with our hotel concierge and our package wasn’t what we thought we were getting and we enjoy Hawaii music but we thought we were getting an even mixture of different types ,we had mostly Hawaiian and most of it was a little dry and couldn’t understand it was nothing like the music we had heard at the Luau and the Ha Breath of Life which was amazing.we were told dinner was all you could eat lobster and crabs well we had crabs and steak ,we had to practically beg for crabs and all steaks came medium well most of us like our steak well done ,they weren’t very flexible at all wouldn’t bring a steak that was well so that meant all our steak went to waste,and my cousin asked for a clean plate since they didn’t give us anything to put our crab residual in we had to keep eating on top of a mess .we paid 10$ extra for fireworks that was put on by our hotel to me that was terrible lasted a minute .so far the money we thought it wasn’t worth it,they did have a few good Hawaiian dancing scenes that were pretty good and made me buy a grass shirt and fixings so I can learn how to dance Hawaiian style.the cruise lasted 3 hours which was a good length but hard to move around after dinner tables too close and outside was very windy.
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Star of Honolulu Cruises is located at Star of HonoluluAloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
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Frequently Asked Questions about Star of Honolulu Cruises

What is the dress code for the cruise?
For Five Star cruises, no shorts, T-shirts or Slippers/Flip flops are allowed. Out of respect for other guests, this dress code is strictly enforced. For Three Star, Star and Pacific Star cruises, we recommend resort casual with long pants. For daytime and other dinner cruises, casual attire, shorts are fine. 

When should I check-in?
Please check-in 45 minutes prior to your tour’s scheduled departure. 

Where do the tours depart from?
Tours depart from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8.

Where should I park?
Self-parking is available at the parking lot in front of Pier #8 - Irwin Park. Present your parking ticket upon check-in at the Star of Honolulu - Reservations Office to validate and receive a reduced parking fee.

Is hotel transportation available?
Yes, for a fee. Call the phone number on your e-Ticket for more information and to confirm your transportation request.