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Indulge in the Flavors of Spring Aboard the Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz Cruise

Experience Star of Honolulu’s signature Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz cruise as we unveil our gourmet spring menu. Chef de Cuisine Aaron Lee is proud to present the 7-Course Spring menu featuring the seasonal colors and flavors with island touches.

Spring Canapés
Sun-dried Tomato and Roasted Garlic Roulade
Mascarpone and Honey Almond on Apricot
Artichoke Hearts á la Grecque

Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

Seared Ahi Nicoise Salad
Spring Microgreens, Haricot Vert, Nicoise Olives,
Potato, Grape Tomatoes and Soy Yuzu Emulsion

Air-Flown Live Maine Lobster
with Asparagus, Baby Corn,
Bacon Powder and Mentaiko Cream

Strawberry and Lehua Honey Sorbet

USDA Prime Tenderloin of Beef au Poivre
with Truffled Mashed Potato, Morel Mushrooms, Snow Peas
Port-Wine Glace de Veau and Cognac Butter Sauce

Balsamic Mixed Berry Pavlova
with Lemon Curd and Meringue

Throughout the cruise, guests will be enchanted by the soothing sounds of a live jazz trio and spectacular sunset and coastline views.

The Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz cruise departs nightly from Pier 8 at Aloha Tower Marketplace at 5:30 p.m., with the Captain’s Welcome Reception beginning at 4:45 p.m., and returns at 7:30 p.m. Disembarks at 8:00 p.m.; 8:30 p.m. Friday Fireworks & Sunset Cruise 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The cruise is $199 for adults; not recommended for children.
Dress Code: No shorts, T-shirts or flip flops.
Kamaʻaina and military prices are also available with valid Hawaii and military I.D.

The Five Star Spring menu is available from April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017. For more information or to book a cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit


Hop Aboard the Star of Honolulu’s Easter Brunch Cruise

We’re inviting all of our friends to hippity hoppity aboard the Star of Honolulu and enjoy an egg-cellent Easter Sunday with our Easter Champagne Brunch cruise.

Throughout the cruise, guests will enjoy a fun Easter egg hunt, prize giveaways for keiki and authentic Hawaiian cultural activities that include lei making, Hula and Ukulele lessons. Keiki will love searching for eggs, and parents will indulge in a champagne toast and gorgeous ocean and coastline views.

Of course Easter isn’t complete without a delicious brunch, and Star of Honolulu has got you covered with its delicious Taste of Hawaii buffet featuring a roast beef carving station, teriyaki chicken, citrus miso glazed white fish, and many other local favorites!

For more information or to book your Easter Champagne Brunch cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit



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