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Love our Aloha state? Stay in touch with Star of Honolulu®! Our travel blog features Star of Honolulu news, specials and holiday offerings as well as fun things to do around Hawaii, our favorite Hawaiian recipes, and interesting features about Hawaiian history and culture!

Bringing the Spirit of Aloha from Hawaii to You!

May 15, 2020

We are all united with the Spirit of Aloha! As such, the Stars of Paradise ohana would like to share the sights and sounds of Hawaii through a hula video performance by our Star of Honolulu and Rock-A-Hula entertainers.

The video features the song “Kaimana Hila” composed in 1916. It speaks of the iconic Diamond Head, which is seen during our Star of Honolulu cruises and our Royal Star Hawaii Grand Circle Island & Haleiwa Tour. The famous landmark can also be viewed from Waikiki, which is home to our Rock-A-Hula show.

Our Entertainment Director Rebekah Newbold said the musicians and dancers were ecstatic to make this video. “We wanted to create something that would let our guests feel Hawaii’s Aloha,” she said.

To make the video, the musicians recorded the song. Next, the music track was sent to the dancers, who recorded themselves performing from home. Finally, the dancers submitted their clips to complete the video and shared it with our guests worldwide.

“We’re hoping this video gives all of our extended ohana happiness and joy during this time,” said Newbold. “We’re looking forward to performing for them again soon.”

COVID-19 Update

March 18, 2020

Updated as of 9/30/20

Dear valued guests,

The safety of our guests, employees and community are our highest priority. Click to see how our Star Care® Program ensures safety for all.

The Star of Honolulu® is scheduled to resume operations on January 1, 2021. If you have an existing booking prior to this, our reservations team will contact you to provide a refund. If you’ve booked with a travel partner, please contact them directly.

If you would like to make a booking beyond January 1, 2021, our reservation team is standing by to assist you at 808-983-7827 between 8:00AM – 4:00PM, Mondays – Saturdays, Hawaii Standard Time or you may visit us at StarofHonolulu.com or email info@starofhonolulu.com. We know travel plans could change. Rest assured that you have the flexibility to cancel up to 24 hours prior to your cruise without incurring a cancellation fee. For parties over ten, ask about our group cancellation.

Please check back for updates.

Thank you for choosing Star of Honolulu®, we look forward to welcoming you aboard!

 

Warmest Aloha,
Star of Honolulu® ‘Ohana

 

$8.91 Kama‘aina Child Special on STAR’s Easter Brunch Cruise

March 11, 2020

Celebrate a festive Easter Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard the Star of Honolulu with an unbeatable discount for Hawaii residents! Kama‘aina rates include:

  • One child, age 3-11, pays $8.91 ($46 value) per paying adult
  • One adult ticket is $62.37 ($77 value)

Special Easter festivities include an egg-citing Easter egg hunt and prize giveaways for keiki. The whole family can also enjoy lei making and hula and ukulele lessons. Throughout the cruise, guests can explore the STAR’s panoramic walk-around decks and the 60-foot high observation deck, offering breathtaking ocean and coastline views.

Guests will also be treated to the delicious Taste of Hawaii Buffet. It features Alaea Salt Crusted Roast Beef carved onboard, Teriyaki Chicken, Citrus Miso Glazed Whitefish and other local favorites. Guests can also enjoy a dessert and coffee station and “champagne” toast (non-alcoholic option also available).

The cruise departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace at 12PM on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Call 808-983-7748 to book your seats today! For more information, visit ww.StarofHonolulu.com/kamaaina-military-specials#easter.

Kama‘aina Savings aboard STAR’s Five Star Sunset & Dinner Cruise

March 11, 2020

Star of Honolulu invites kama‘aina to take advantage of a special offer fit for a VIP! From now thru April 30, 2020, kama‘aina can buy one Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz cruise adult ticket and receive a second one for FREE ($201 value; Fridays $216 value)!

Aboard the Five Star, guests will indulge in the ultimate luxurious and romantic experience. The cruise begins with an exclusive Captain’s welcome reception with a Hawaiian Bellini. Then, guests will be treated to a 7-Course Signature dinner and one super premium beverage at a private table in the Art Deco Super Nova room. The delicious dinner features a whole Maine lobster and USDA prime tenderloin of beef. To view the full seasonal menus, click the following: Winter (January 6 – March 31) and Spring (April 1 – June 30).

Throughout the cruise, guests will also enjoy a bon voyage hula and beautiful panoramic views of the sunset and Honolulu city lights. Plus, guests will be treated to the Waikiki firework show on Fridays.

Time is limited, so call 808-983-7748 to book your tickets today! For more information, visit www.StarofHonolulu.com/kamaaina-military-specials#fivestar. Dress code is no shorts, t-shirts or flip flops. A valid Hawaii I.D. is required for purchase and must be presented upon check-in.

Book Online & Save $20 on STAR’s Buffet Dinner Cruise

March 9, 2020

From now thru April 30, 2020, save $20 per adult ticket when you book our Pacific Star Sunset Buffet & Show Cruise package online.

Take advantage of this unbeatable deal from Star of Honolulu! From March 5 through April 30, 2020, guests who book the Pacific Star Sunset Buffet & Show Cruise online can save $20 per adult ticket.

Climb aboard for a fun, tropical evening featuring a welcome Mai Tai and entertaining Polynesian show. Guests can also photograph the breathtaking sunset and Honolulu city lights! Plus, every Fridays, you can enjoy the fireworks show off Waikiki.

In addition, our Pacific Star package features a delicious Pacific Rim dinner buffet with roast beef carving station, baked misoyaki BBQ chicken, vegetarian yakisoba, white fish with coconut curry sauce and other local favorites. Click here to view the full menu.

Don’t wait…visit our Pacific Star page to book your seats today! For other information, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit www.StarofHonolulu.com.

Kids Cruise FREE Special on STAR’s Whale Watch Cruise

March 9, 2020

From now thru April 5, 2020, enjoy Star of Honolulu’s Whale Watch cruises with a Child Cruise FREE Special and guaranteed whale sightings.

With only one month left of Whale Watch season, there’s no better place to observe Humpback whales in their natural habitat than aboard Star of Honolulu!

From now through April 5, 2020, kids and adults alike can spot these majestic creatures aboard either the Early Bird Whale Watch Cruise or the Premier Whale Watch Cruise. Both feature guaranteed whale sightings, and kids (ages 3-11) can cruise FREE with each paying adult. Guests can also upgrade their packages to include a delicious breakfast buffet or Taste of Hawaii buffet lunch!

The STAR is perfectly designed to allow you to cruise in ultimate comfort. It’s equipped with a spacious, 60-foot high observation deck and the most outdoor space of any vessel to view the whales and panoramic views of Waikiki. Plus, our friendly crew of certified Naturalists are on-site to educate guests about Humpbacks through informative displays and engaging narration.

To book our Whale Watch Child FREE Special, call (808) 983-STAR (7827). For other information, visit www.StarofHonolulu.com.

Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch Cruise aboard Star of Honolulu

February 21, 2020

Treat your mom to our festive Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise!

Pamper Mom with the star treatment aboard Star of Honolulu’s festive Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise. The family-friendly, two-hour cruise sets sail from Aloha Tower Marketplace at 12PM on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

Bring the whole family aboard the STAR and pamper Mom with the complete Mother’s Day experience! Guests will enjoy the opportunity to win special door prizes, including cruise and dinner show tickets, rose bouquets, specialty chocolates and more. Sit back and relax with live Hawaiian entertainment, lei making and hula and ukulele lessons! Plus, take Instagrammable photos of the breathtaking views of the Honolulu coastline.

During the cruise, guests can sample local favorites with the Taste of Hawaii Buffet! It features Alaea Salt Crusted Roast Beef carved onboard, Teriyaki Chicken, Citrus Miso Glazed White Fish and many more. Plus, enjoy a dessert and coffee station, “champagne” toast and special Mother’s Day cake. Click here to view the full menu.

For more information or to book a cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit www.StarofHonolulu.com.

Easter Sunday Buffet Brunch with Egg Hunt on Star of Honolulu

February 21, 2020

Join us for our Easter Champagne Brunch Cruise with an egg hunt for kids!

There’s no eggs-cuse to not have a fantastic Easter! Celebrate aboard the Star of Honolulu with our Easter Champagne Brunch Cruise, which sets sail from Aloha Tower Marketplace at 12PM on Sunday, April 12, 2020.

What kind of sp-egg-tacular things does the STAR have lined up for the two-hour cruise? Festivities include an egg-citing Easter egg hunt and prize giveaways for kids. The whole ‘ohana can also enjoy a variety of Hawaiian cultural activities, including lei making and hula and ukulele lessons.

Looking to enjoy the Instagrammable view? Explore the STAR’s four floors of panoramic walk-around decks and the 60-foot high observation deck. Plus, embrace the beauty of Oahu’s waters and Waikiki coastline.

During the cruise, the Easter egg-stravaganza will treat guests to the delicious Taste of Hawaii Buffet! It features Alaea Salt Crusted Roast Beef carved onboard, Teriyaki Chicken, Citrus Miso Glazed Whitefish and other local favorites. Guests can also enjoy a dessert and coffee station and “champagne” toast (non-alcoholic option also available). Click here to view the full menu.

We hope that you can hop on board and join the Star of Honolulu for an eggs-tra special Easter Champagne Brunch Cruise! For more information, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit www.StarofHonolulu.com.

Oahu’s Romantic Floating Restaurant for Valentine’s Dinner

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day dinner aboard Star of Honolulu is the perfect gift for your loved one!

Wow your sweetheart with an unforgettable evening of love and luxury aboard our Valentine’s Day Sunset and Dinner Cruise! Treat your special someone to a romantic restaurant dinner and spectacular views of the sunset, Honolulu city lights and Waikiki Friday fireworks show.

Whether you’re looking for a tropical experience or a luxurious escape with your special someone, we’ve got you covered. Choose from four Valentine’s Day cruise packages:

  • Star Dinner & Show
    Casual elegance featuring a 3-Course crab and tenderloin of beef dinner. Plus, enjoy a Star Signature Mai Tai and the new “60 Years of Aloha” show.
  • Three Star Dinner & Show
    Festive and exciting ocean voyage complete with a 5-Course whole Maine lobster and tenderloin of beef dinner. Also, celebrate with a “champagne” toast, two premium beverages, live jazz and the new “60 Years of Aloha” show.
  • Romance Dinner & Jazz
    7-Course signature live Maine lobster and prime tenderloin of beef dinner at a private table. Also features sweeping ocean views with a Hawaiian Bellini, three super premium beverages and live jazz in a private lounge.
  • Five Star Dinner & Jazz
    The ultimate in luxury and romance featuring a 7-Course signature live Maine lobster and prime tenderloin of beef dinner at a private table. Plus, savor a Hawaiian Bellini, three super premium beverages with after dinner cart service and live jazz in the elegant Super Nova room.

Make this Valentine’s Day the best one yet when you sail with Star of Honolulu! The cruise departs 5:30PM from Aloha Tower Marketplace on Friday, February 14, 2020.

For more information or to book your cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit www.StarofHonolulu.com.

Splash into the Whale Watching Season aboard Star of Honolulu!

December 14, 2019

Hawaii’s beloved Humpback whales have made their annual return to Hawaii! From January 2 through April 5, 2020, Star of Honolulu is inviting locals and visitors alike to observe these spectacular marine mammals aboard either the Early Bird Whale Watch Cruise or the Premiere Whale Watch Cruise.

Every winter, Humpback whales travel miles to enjoy Hawaii’s warm ocean where they spend months breeding, giving birth and nursing their young before returning to Alaska. Also known by their Hawaiian name kohola, Humpbacks are widely respected in native Hawaiian culture as many families view them as an ‘aumakua, or spiritual ancestor.

  • Early Bird Whale Watch Cruise
    This morning cruise sets sail from 8:45 to 10:45AM, and guests can engage with certified Naturalists to learn more about Humpback whales through informative displays and engaging narration. Guests can also upgrade to the Early Bird Whale Watch & Breakfast package featuring onboard hot breakfast buffet.
  • Premiere Whale Watch Cruise
    This afternoon cruise departs at 12PM and returns at 2:30PM. It offers guests the chance to participate in a variety of Hawaiian cultural activities, including lei making, hula and ukulele lessons and an interactive keiki (child) program. Guests can also upgrade to the Premier Whale Watch & Lunch package to enjoy the delicious Taste of Hawaii Buffet lunch.

No matter which package you choose, you’re sure to enjoy stunning views of Humpback whales and the Honolulu coastline, guaranteed whale sightings and a Child FREE Special for cruise-only packages. For more information or to book your cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit www.StarofHonolulu.com.