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Star of Honolulu Enters TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

We’re proud to announce that Star of Honolulu has received entrance into TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame! Since 2018, the Hall of Fame program has recognized businesses that received a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years, and we’re thrilled to accept this prestigious honor.

In addition to Star of Honolulu, our Stars of Paradise friends at Rock-A-Hula, Dolphin Star and Royal Star Hawaii also received entrance into the Hall of Fame!

The Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame program recognizes attractions, accommodations, restaurants and vacation rentals that have consistently received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. The certificate accounts for the quality, quantity and recentness of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Click here to visit Star of Honolulu’s TripAdvisor page. To book a Star of Honolulu cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit

Final Month to Soak Up Child FREE Specials at Dolphin Star and Rock-A-Hula

From now through the end of September, visit our friends at Dolphin Star and Rock-A-Hula for their Child FREE Special savings!

On the west side, Dolphin Star is making it simple and affordable for families to spot wild dolphins and other marine life with an incredible Child FREE Special, inviting a child (age 3-11) to cruise FREE with each paying adult on the morning Wild Dolphin Watch cruise. Complete with open-air, multi-level decks and a shaded dining area and bar, Dolphin Star’s 149-passenger vessel is comfortable and spacious. A crew of certified Naturalists will engage passengers with unique insights on wild dolphins and other marine life, as children participate in Dolphin Star’s interactive keiki program and receive a souvenir activity book.

Meanwhile, in the heart of Waikiki, Rock-A-Hula is offering an exclusive Child FREE Luau Special! One child (age 3-11) can enjoy the Luau Buffet & Show package for FREE with each paying adult. The evening kicks off with an upscale luau buffet in a cabana under the stars featuring a whole roasted pig and roast beef. A new Treasure Hunt keiki program is also included. Following dinner, guests will make their way to premier seats in the mezzanine for Waikiki’s biggest Hawaiian show, featuring talented artists, hula and fire knife dancers and a live band! Close out the evening with an exciting Meet&Greet with the cast.

Indulge in the Flavors of Summer aboard Star of Honolulu’s Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz Cruise

This summer, treat yourself to an evening of luxury, romance, and gourmet cuisine aboard the Star of Honolulu’s Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz Cruise. From July 1 through September 30, 2019, we are treating cruisegoers to a new 7-Course Signature Dinner summer menu featuring the exquisite colors and flavors of the season:

Summer Canapés
Jackfruit with Tropical Remoulade
Smoked Salmon Mousse on Cucumber
Ahi Tuna Tiradito Cones

Crème of Carrot Soup
with Fava Bean Mousse and Parmesan

Summer Green Salad
Watermelon Radish, Heirloom and Toy Box Tomatoes, Golden Beets, Cucumber and Parmesan with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Powder and Agrumato Dressing

Stuffed Air-Flown Live Maine Lobster
White Sturgeon Caviar and Candied Tomato with Meyer Lemon and Kamuela Tomato Water

Tuscan Cantaloupe Sorbetto
with Port Wine Syrup

USDA Prime Tenderloin of Beef Wrapped in Prosciutto and Basil
Truffle, Potato Pavé, Zucchini and Carrot with Agliata Demi Sauce

Orange Tiramisu and Zabaione Gelato
with Orange Crème Anglaise

Alternative fish, chicken or vegan entrees available with 24 hours notice

Throughout the cruise, guest will be entertained by the soothing sounds of a live jazz trio while indulging 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 returns at 8PM (8:30PM on Fridays). The cruise is $201 for adults (not recommended for children).

Plus, if you’re a kama‘aina or active military, you can take advantage of a limited-time Buy One, Get One 50% Off special offer fit for a VIP! From now through September 30, 2019, buy one Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz cruise and book a second ticket for 50 percent off! A valid Hawaii or Military I.D. is required for purchase and must be presented upon check-in.

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