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Count Down to 2020 aboard Star of Honolulu’s New Year’s Eve Midnight Cruise

Ring in the New Year in sophistication and style aboard Star of Honolulu’s New Year’s Eve Midnight Cruises! On Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 10:15PM, the STAR sets sail for a memorable evening of live entertainment, delicious gourmet dinner, “champagne” toast, festive party favors and the best view of the fireworks show.

Guests are invited to choose from three cruise options:

  • Celebration Dinner, Show & Fireworks Cruise: Celebrate the New Year with a 3-Course whole Maine lobster and tenderloin of beef dinner with one premium beverage and the thrilling “60 Years of Aloha” show.
  • Romance Dinner, Jazz & Fireworks Cruise: Treat yourself to an intimate, 5-Course live Maine lobster and prime tenderloin of beef dinner, two super premium beverages and a live jazz show.
  • Admiral’s Dinner, Jazz & Fireworks Cruise: Indulge in the ultimate luxurious experience in the Super Nova Room with a 5-Course signature live Maine lobster and prime tenderloin of beef dinner served to your private table, two super premium beverages with after-dinner cart service and a live jazz show.

For an even more festive experience, upgrade with a private table and a bottle of “champagne” for just $30 per person.

Gather your friends and family and set sail for a New Year’s cruise you’ll never forget! For more information or to book your cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit

Sample the Flavors of Fall aboard Star of Honolulu’s Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz Cruise

This fall, indulge in an evening of gourmet cuisine and spectacular views aboard the Star of Honolulu’s Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz Cruise. From October 1, 2019 to January 5, 2020, guests can enjoy our brand new 7-Course Signature Dinner fall menu featuring the unique colors and flavors of the season.

Fall Canapés
Seared Scallop and Microgreens with Pomegranate Sauce
Prosciutto, Date and Blue Cheese on Polenta
Mushroom Pâté on Toast

Potato Leek Soup
With Truffle Foam and Prosciutto-Dusted Spoon Crouton

Roasted Beet Napoleon
Micro Lettuce with Pomegranate Balsamic Dressing

Air-Flown Live Maine Lobster Butter Poached
Corn Soufflé with Beurre Blanc and Romesco

Blackberry Prosecco

USDA Prime Tenderloin of Beef Wellington
Fondant Potato, Romanesco and Duxelle Pastry with Chasseur Sauce

Chocolate Ganache Chiffon Cake
Hand-Painted Marzipan Ribbon and Berries with Raspberry Coulis

Alternative fish, chicken or vegan entrées available with 24 hours notice.

Throughout the cruise, guests will be entertained by the relaxing sounds of a live jazz trio while soaking in spectacular sunset and coastline views. On Fridays, guests have the added bonus of watching Waikiki fireworks light up the sky.

The Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz cruise departs nightly from Pier 8 at Aloha Tower Marketplace at 5:30PM, with the Captain’s Welcome Reception beginning at 4:45PM, and disembarks at 8PM (8:30PM on Fridays). The cruise is $201 for adults (not recommended for children).

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

Stars of Paradise ‘Ohana Practices Sustainable Tourism

In an ongoing effort to practice sustainable tourism, Stars of Paradise continues its commitment to caring for Hawaii’s environment whether on land or at sea. For the past 60 years, Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events and Royal Star Hawaii have been delivering a high-quality “Experience of Aloha” aboard Hawaii’s largest dinner cruises and tours.

  • The Star of Honolulu uses reusable glassware and utensils, and most recently eliminated single-use plastic straws on all cruises.
  • The eco-friendly Dolphin Star vessel minimizes emissions with EPA compliant main engines and operates at a cruising speed shown by recent NOAA studies to be safe for marine mammals. It was also built without generators to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Our sister transportation company, Royal Star Hawaii, also features vehicles with green hybrid engines and incentivizes drivers with monthly fuel conservation awards.

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