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About Honolulu, Hawaii

If you associate Hawaii with flower garlands, grass-skirted hula dancers, fabulous beaches and spectacular volcanic scenery, a call at the capital and main Hawaiian cruise port, Honolulu, will more than live up to your expectations.

With its alfresco, whitewashed shopping malls, elegant hotels and magnificent Waikiki Bay, this city is hedonism personified. You can spend a perfect day ashore browsing the designer boutiques and enjoying a lazy lunch in a waterfront hotel garden before retiring to the soft sands and warm waves that surround the island.

And if that is not enough, there are plenty of other things to do - including tours to historic Pearl Harbour or lovely Waimea Falls Park, where you can watch daredevil locals diving from the towering cliffs which surround the spectacular waterfall into the churning waters below.

If you are feeling daring yourself, you can also take a flight over the island's stunning volcanic scenery in a helicopter or a light plane.

 

Shore excursions in Honolulu, Hawaii

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

USS Arizona Memorial and City Highlights

Activity highShopping

Duration: 5½ hours

Visit the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor and view the city highlights on this half day tour.

You will travel back in time while your tour guide takes you on a journey to December 7th, 1941. Visit the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Crater), historic Honolulu City and Pearl Harbor, site of the attack that changed the world.

At the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center, you will wander through the exhibits and museums. View a 25 Minute Movie and board a Navy Vessel which will take you out across the still waters of Pearl Harbor to the Memorial, anchored above the sunken remains of the USS Arizona.

To complete your tour you will drive through downtown Honolulu. In Honolulu’s historic district you will see ‘Iolani Palace, Washington Place, the State Capitol Building, and King Kamehameha’s Statue. Then it’s on to the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl Crater.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach, boat and on foot. Expect long queues and crowds when visiting the USS Arizona Memorial. The wait to view both the film at the Visitor Centre and then to board the naval launch to the memorial can take approximately 1¾ hours. U.S. Navy rules prohibit all bags larger than the size of a hand-held radio being transported in any vehicle in the Pearl harbor Visitors Centre. Guests will have the opportunity to store these items for a fee at the visitors centre. Cameras without carrying case, prescription medication and bottled water are permitted. Personal items cannot remain on the bus. Swim suits and tank tops are not permitted at the Arizona Memorial. On occasion, the Navy may discontinue the motor launch service to the Arizona Memorial due to weather or safety concerns

USS Arizona Memorial and City Highlights

Atlantis Submarine and Waikiki on Your Own

Activity low

Duration: 5 hours

Climb aboard an Atlantis Submarine, one of the world’s largest hi-tech passenger submarines.

Your adventure begins with a brief transfer from the ship to Waikiki’s Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Atlantis Pier. Here, you’ll board the Atlantis transfer vessel for a 15-minute boat ride, featuring scenic views of Waikiki and Diamond Head. Upon arrival at the Atlantis dive site, you’ll transfer to the submarine for your underwater journey.

Being in a submarine and descending to over 100 feet underwater is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and to add to this unforgettable experience, just imagine the extensive marine life you will see up close. The Atlantis Waikiki dive site is home to amazing and colourful Hawaiian fish and coral and you may also spot one of the local turtles.

Known for its quality and safety, the Atlantis Submarine is an eye-opening experience allowing you to learn about coral, reefs, marine life and submersibles while visiting sunken shipwrecks, an aeroplane and other artificial reefs. Your friendly crew will share their love of the ocean with you.

With a spacious air-conditioned interior, large view ports and comfortable seating, this one-of-a-kind submarine allows you access to the delights of Hawaii’s underwater world.

After your submarine adventure, enjoy 2 hours of free time in Waikiki to explore independently before re boarding your transportation back to the ship.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by trolley, boat and submarine. Passengers are advised to wear comfortable clothes and flat, non-slip shoes for boat transfers and navigating the submarine ladder. This tour is suitable for adults and children at least 36 inches in height. Passengers must be able to safely negotiate a nearly vertical 12-step ladder into and out of the submarine

Diamond Head Crater Trek

Activity high

Duration: 3 hours

Trek to the summit of one of the most famous craters on Earth, affording you incredible 360 degree views of Waikiki.

This exciting and fun hike takes you to the top of the world-famous Diamond Head Crater. Your guide will share the history of this volcanic crater and its impact on Hawaiian history.

You’ll be escorted on a 45 minute walk that ascends to the 763 foot summit. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to stop at several vantage points to rest and capture the magnificent crater on camera.

Once you reach the summit, you’ll be met by incredible 360 degree panoramic views of Waikiki Beach, the emerald green mountains and the sparkling aquamarine water of the Pacific Ocean below. Afterwards, you’ll be slowly escorted back down to the crater floor.

The excursion lasts approximately 3 hours and is a truly memorable experience. Before leaving, you’ll be presented with a Certificate of Achievement, stating that you successfully made it to the famous summit of Diamond Head Crater!

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. Children under 8 cannot participate. Trail length is approximately a 1½ mile round trip. Participants have to walk comfortably uphill on uneven, but maintained, trails to an elevation change of 561 feet. There are 2 steep concrete stairways of 74 steps and 99 steps separated by a passage through a light 225 foot long narrow tunnel and exit to the exterior of the crater is through a narrow passageway. Please wear comfortable walking shoes (tennis shoes). The trail is not shaded, please wear sun protection, hats and bring water.

Honolulu by Helicopter

Activity low

Duration: 1¾ hours

Experience Honolulu from a totally different angle on this thrilling helicopter ride.

This is a fantastic introduction to Honolulu’s superb landscape by helicopter. You’ll marvel at the beautiful sandy white beaches and take in the highlights from your tremendous aerial viewpoint.

Witness amazing views of the placid Keehi Lagoon and historic Honolulu Harbour. Here you will view Aloha Tower, once the tallest structure on the island. See downtown Honolulu, featuring the only royal palace in the country. Above the city stands the Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Your flight continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, the Ala Wai Yacht Harbour and Waikiki Beach. Beyond, you'll see Diamond Head Crater from a dramatic perspective, the Gold Coast, where millionaires make their homes and spectacular Hanauma Bay.

Rounding to the east end of the island, you'll witness the rugged coastline, Sandy Beach, Makapuu Point and the lighthouse. Your splendid aerial adventure continues over Sea Life Park, the estate where TV's, ‘Magnum P.I’, was filmed and miles of white sandy beach . You'll be treated to a stunning view of Mount Olomana and the Nuuanu Pali, where King Kamehameha's warriors won a decisive battle to unite the islands.

Your tour concludes with a great view of Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minivan and helicopter. Please provide your accurate weight to the Shore Excursions team once you arrive on board the ship. Tour flight time is approximately 30 minutes. Please be advised that due to the configuration of the helicopter, 2 seats will have an obstructed view. Passengers weighing 250 lbs or more (113kg) are required to purchase an additional seat.

Ka Moana Luau

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 3 hours

Enjoy an evening of traditional Hawaiian food, entertainment and fun as you complete your Hawaii experience with a night time luau.

An exciting evening under the stars awaits as we take you on a voyage across Ka Moana (the Ocean). Witness world-class entertainment with a show that begins and ends with fire! Experience first-hand some of the most beloved traditions of the islands during our interactive activities before the show including lei making, hula lessons, coconut-headband weaving, poi & lomi lomi samplings, ukulele lessons and more! Enjoy a Buffet Dinner Feast with local-style cuisine.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Minimal walking required Guests should wear comfortable shoes. Luau is on a grass turf lawn. Bring a light jacket or light cover up as venue is on the ocean and outside

Ka Moana Luau
 

A selection of cruises to Honolulu, Hawaii

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