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Have a Blast this Friday with Star of Honolulu’s #FridayFireworks Cruises

Here in Hawaii, we’re lucky enough to enjoy fireworks every week! On Friday evenings, Hilton Hawaiian Village hosts a weekly fireworks show that illuminates the sky above Waikiki Beach, and there’s no better place to view them than aboard the Star of Honolulu.

This year we’re dubbing Fridays, “Fireworks Fridays!” We stay out an extra hour to view the spectacular fireworks show in the best spot on the island—the Star of Honolulu viewing decks. Whether you’re enjoying the fun and tropical Pacific Star Sunset Buffet & Show or indulging in the Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz cruise, you’ll be treated to amazing views of the fireworks every Friday evening aboard the Star of Honolulu.

Entertaining guests for over 60 years, our ohana at Star of Honolulu host nightly dinner cruises aboard our award-wining, 1,5000-passenger tour vessel. We offer a variety of dinner packages to cater to every guest on every budget.

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

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Humpback Whale Profile

Whale watch breaching.

The humpbacks are here! Our favorite ocean visitors have returned to Hawaii’s warm ocean, where they spend the winter months breeding, giving birth, and nursing their young before returning to the cold Alaskan waters.

In Hawaiian, humpback whales are called kohala. These magnificent creatures have a special significance to Native Hawaiians, who view kohala as a family aumakua, or spiritual ancestor who takes the form of an animal. Many Hawaiians today still honor their aumakua and treat them with the utmost respect.

When watching these enormous marine mammals, it isn’t hard to understand why they deserve this respect. Humpbacks can range in size from 40 to 50 feet and weigh up to a whopping 45 tons. At the same time, they are remarkably graceful creatures, and can thrust nearly half of their bodies out of the water in a grand gesture known as breaching. Humpbacks are also very strong swimmers and use their flukes, or large tail fins, to drive them through the water. 

Want to learn more about humpbacks? Ask our certified Naturalists during your next Star of Honolulu whale watch cruise! For more information, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit StarofHonolulu.com.

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Celebrate Love and Romance aboard the Star of Honolulu

Valentines Day Cruise

Looking for a memorable way to spend Valentine’s Day this year? Surprise your special someone with an evening of love and luxury on the high seas with a Star of Honolulu Valentine’s Day dinner cruise!

Complete with gourmet dinner, live entertainment and breathtaking sunset and coastline views, the Star of Honolulu Valentine’s Day cruise is guaranteed to “wow” your sweetheart. Star of Honolulu offers the following four exclusive packages, perfect for any couple on any budget!

  • Star Dinner & Show: Featuring casual elegance delivered with aloha, the Star Dinner & Show package includes a 3-Course crab and tenderloin of beef dinner, Star Signature Mai Tai and “My Hawaii” show.
  • Three Star Dinner & Show: This package offers a deluxe way to cruise in style, complete with a 5-Course whole Maine lobster and tenderloin of beef dinner, champagne toast, premium beverages and “My Hawaii” show.
  • Romance Dinner & Jazz: Complete with panoramic ocean views to view at a private table, the Romance Dinner & Jazz package features a 7-Course signature live Maine lobster and USDA prime tenderloin of beef dinner, Hawaiian Bellini, 3 super premium beverages and live jazz music.
  • Five Star Dinner & Jazz: The ultimate in luxury and romance, this package includes a 7-Course signature live Maine lobster and USDA prime tenderloin of beef dinner at a private table, Hawaiian Bellini, super premium beverages with after dinner cart service, and a live jazz trio in the decadent Super Nova room.Star of Honolulu invites you to indulge in romance from the moment you step on board to the time you depart. To make the evening even more special, you can add the Celebration Plan, complete with a private table and one keepsake photo per couple, for just $30 per person.The Star of Honolulu Valentine’s Day cruise departs on its romantic sunset voyage on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. For more information or to book a cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit StarofHonolulu.com.
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