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Star of Honolulu Dinner Cruise

Sip champagne and dine on a delicious five-course meal and enjoy a gorgeous Hawaiian sunset as you cruise along Oahu’s stunning coastline.

The Star of Honolulu sailing in front of the sunset in Waikiki Bay.
Hula dancers perform pier side in front of the Star of Honolulu ship, Oahu.
Place settings from aboard the Star of Honolulu dinner cruise ship, Oahu.
Ships sail Waikiki Harbor with Diamond Head Crater in the background
A performer on the Star of Honolulu places a flower in a woman's hair while her partner looks on.
Rainbow over Honolulu from aboard the Star of Honolulu dinner cruise.
A man playing the saxaphone and a woman with a microphone perform live jazz on the Star of Honolulu, Oahu.
Hula dancers perform pier side for Star of Honolulu Passengers.
Waikiki Friday Fireworks, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Ala Moana Beach Park / Magic Island.


    • Two-hour scenic dinner cruise from Honolulu
    • Stunning views of Waikiki & Diamond Head
    • Champagne toast & two premium beverages
    • Decadent five-course meal featuring steak & lobster
    • Live music, entertainment, & hula dancing
    • Pier side hula welcome during boarding
    • Live Hawaiian and jazz music all evening
    • A performance of the “65 Years of Aloha” luau show

Amenities & Add-ons

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Live Music

Food & Drink

Complimentary Drinks

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Dinner Cruise


Star of Honolulu Dinner Cruise: Hawaii’s Only Luau at Sea

An evening dinner cruise on the Star of Honolulu is like three excursions in one. It’s a scenic boat tour along Oahu’s coastline, a delicious five-course meal, and a live Hawaiian luau show – all wrapped up in one easy, convenient package.

The Star of Honolulu dinner cruise sets sail from the heart of downtown Honolulu, conveniently located just four miles from Waikiki. The ship docks at Pier 8, right next to the Aloha Tower, which makes it easy to find and access. The cruise operates seven nights a week, year-round.

The Star of Honolulu Cruise Route

The Star of Honolulu is Hawaii’s largest dinner cruise. The ship is four stories tall with walk-around decks on every level. There is also an observation deck that is 60 feet high and provides 360-degree views. The ship’s size and design make it the most stable and smooth sailing tour vessel in the area. The cruise route starts in Honolulu and travels east along the coastline. You’ll cruise past the beaches of Waikiki to Diamond Head Crater. 

Passengers can enjoy both the views of Honolulu Harbor and the Oahu coastline at sunset. And then later you’ll see the bright lights of the city skyline as the ship returns to port.

On Fridays, the ship stays out an extra hour to watch the weekly Waikiki fireworks display from the water.

Pre-Dinner Activities

Star of Honolulu passengers are treated to a pier side hula show as they make their way onto the ship. The cruise begins with a champagne toast and live Hawaiian music. Later in the evening, there is a hula lesson for any passengers who want to dance along.

Deluxe Five-course Dinner

The five-course meal begins with a cheese and tropical fruit plate. Next, a salad course consisting of locally grown salad greens with a house made dressing. Then a seafood course which features a whole Maine lobster served in the shell. Afterwards, the main course arrives, a Tenderloin steak served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Finally, a delicate mango mousse cake served for dessert alongside freshly brewed Kona coffee. This is a full-service dining experience, and you will be served at your table.

This deluxe dining package also includes two premium drinks. The Star bar offers several frozen tropical drinks and specialty cocktails, as well as a limited variety of beer, wine, and spirits.

Entertainment on the Star of Honolulu Dinner Cruise

For the evening’s main entertainment, the Star’s cast of performers will present “65 years of Aloha” which is a tribute to the sixty-five years that the dinner cruise has been in operation. This is an original luau show, complete with music, costumes, and choreography, all performed right in your dining cabin.

Although there are no fire-knife dancers or imu demonstrations on the Star, this dinner cruise has a lot to offer that Luau just cannot provide. The views are spectacular and ever-changing. The quality of service and food are top-notch, yet the atmosphere remains casual, fun, and laid back. The entertainment is live, up close, and personal. And you just cannot beat the specialness of being on a boat, can you?

Seating Packages

Upgrade to our Celebration Plan to enjoy a private window table and one souvenir photo per couple. Or, make it an evening to remember by upgrading to our Reception Plan. Not only will you have a private window table and one souvenir photo per couple, but this package also includes a 6-inch Lei cake and a bottle of sparkling wine.

Celebration PlanPrivate window table, one souvenir photo per couple, 6-inch Lei cake, and a bottle of sparkling wine. $65/person, two-person minimum.Book Now
Reception PlanPrivate window table, one souvenir photo per couple, 6-inch Lei cake, and a bottle of sparkling wine. $65/person, two-person minimum.Book Now

Getting There

The easiest and most convenient way to get to the Star of Honolulu dinner cruise is to use their shuttle bus. They will pick you up right at your hotel, plus you will not have to worry about parking, missing the boat, or having too many Mai-tais.

Taxis and rideshares are also a good option. Prices will vary with demand, but an Uber or Lyft will cost you about $15-$25 each way. Public transportation is another option but be aware that the nearest bus stop will require an additional 10 to 15-minute walk to get to the ship.

Whichever method of transportation you choose, be sure to leave a bit early just in case you experience any delays, the boat will not wait for you if you are late.

Parking Near the Star of Honolulu Pier

If you would prefer to drive yourself to the harbor the closest public parking lots are located near Piers 5 and 6. Parking currently costs $6 per hour, and you will need three hours at the very minimum.

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Special Considerations

  • The Star of Honolulu is the only ADA compliant dinner cruise in Hawaii. There are wheelchair accessible boarding ramps and two elevators on board that provide access to all four floors – including the observation deck.
  • Friday sailings are the most popular due to the fireworks and fill up fast
  • Dress code is resort casual. Shorts are allowed, but tank tops, swimwear, and flip flops are not.
  • Groups larger than 8 will be seated at tables next to each other.
  • A government issued photo I.D. is required to consume or purchase alcohol.


Please Note:

Safety is our first priority. The captain reserves the right to alter the cruise route for the comfort and safety of our guests. A cruise may be canceled due to severe weather in very rare cases.

Menu items may be subject to change without prior notice.

Privacy Policy:

We will not sell, share, or in any way release your personal information to any unrelated third parties.

Refund Policy:

Cancellations or changes for parties under 10 may be made up to 24 hours prior to your cruise departure, without charge. Cancellations made within 24 hours or “no showing” on your cruise date will result in a full charge.

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