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Experience the Royal Star Difference with the Arizona Memorial & City Tour

Aerial view of USS Arizona and USS Missouri Memorials at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Step back in time and peer into the history of Pearl Harbor aboard Royal Star Hawaii’s 5-hour Arizona Memorial & City tour!

While access to board the USS Arizona Memorial is temporarily suspended, you can still have the full Pearl Harbor experience, which includes access to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, museums, bookstore and a 20-minute documentary film. Plus, a 30-minute narrated boat tour takes you up close to view the Arizona Memorial and Battleship Row.

Our friendly and professional Royal Star driver will keep you entertained with interesting facts and history while passing through Punchbowl National Cemetery, Downtown Honolulu and notable historic landmarks, including the King Kamehameha Statue, Iolani Palace and more.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the “Royal Star Difference” with the Arizona Memorial & City Tour! Ask about our combo with the USS Missouri.

For more information and booking inquiries, call 808-983-7737 or visit

Last Month for Star of Honolulu’s Whale Watch Cruises!

Whale Watch Honolulu

There’s only one full month left to climb aboard the Star of Honolulu and experience a whale watching adventure you’ll never forget! From now through April 5, 2019, we’re setting sail aboard Hawaii’s most popular whale watch cruise featuring guaranteed whale sightings, the most viewing space and an exclusive cruise only Child FREE special!

All through whale watch season, we invite visitors and locals alike to climb aboard and enjoy our spacious 60-foot high observation deck and four-walk around decks, offering the most outdoor space of any tour vessel to view Humpbacks. While spotting Humpback whales and soaking in the beautiful ocean and coastline views, guests can learn from our friendly crew of certified Naturalists, who are sure to entertain and educate through informative displays, engaging narration and handouts.

Join us for an Early Bird Whale Watch cruise from 8:45 – 10:45 a.m. If you have morning plans, opt instead for the 12 – 2:30 p.m. Premier Whale Watch cruise, during which you’ll enjoy a variety of Hawaiian cultural activities, such as lei making and hula and ukulele lessons. Guests can also upgrade to enjoy a delicious hot breakfast buffet or Taste of Hawaii Buffet Lunch, depending on the package.

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

Whale Watching in Waikiki Starts NOW Aboard the Star of Honolulu!

Today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for—it’s the first day of Star of Honolulu’s whale watch season! We can’t wait to welcome you all aboard as we whisk you away on an unforgettable ocean adventure.

Offering Hawaii’s most popular whale watch cruise, Star of Honolulu treats cruisegoers to breathtaking, 360-degree views of Humpback whales as they frolic and play in Hawaii’s warm waters (and, if you’re very lucky, you might even see them breach). Our professional crew of certified Naturalists will guide your ocean voyage and share their best tips so you can spot these majestic marine mammals.

Equipped with a 60-foot high observation decks, four walk-around decks and the most outdoor space of any Hawaii vessel, the STAR is designed to provide you with an amazing whale watching experience you’ll never forget.

Ask us for more details about our Child FREE special, including the option to upgrade to a hot breakfast buffet or delicious Taste of Hawaii Buffet lunch! For more information or to book your whale watch adventure today, call 808-983-STAR (7827) or visit

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