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Cruise With the Star of Honolulu This Independence Day

Watch the fireworks and dine in style this 4th of July aboard the Star of Honolulu’s Independence Day Cruise. Don’t worry about getting to Ala Moana hours early to save your family a spot on the beach; you’ll have guaranteed front row seats for the spectacular fireworks show from one of the Star of Honolulu’s four spacious decks.

With a variety of dining options, there’s something for everyone. The Admiral’s Sunset Dinner package begins with a Hawaiian Bellini at the exclusive Captain’s welcome reception on the top deck, accompanied by live Hawaiian music and a hula performance. Enjoy Star’s 7-course, summer inspired, French style dinner served to your private table in the Super Nova Room. Other packages offered include the Celebration Sunset Dinner and Star Sunset Dinner.

Our Independence Day cruise aboard the Star vessel departs on Saturday, July 4, at 6:15 p.m. from Aloha Tower and returns at 9:15 p.m. following the fireworks display. Dining packages start at starting from $148 for adults and $104 for children. Reserve your seats early as these popular cruises sell out fast.

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4th of July fireworks and cruise boat.

Show Dad Just How Special He Is With our Father’s Day Cruise

Trying to think of the ultimate Father’s Day gift? Look no further! Treat Dad to a fun, tropical evening aboard the Star of Honolulu with our Pacific Star Sunset Buffet & Show. Cruising aboard Hawaii’s largest, award-winning, 1,500 passenger vessel, Dad and the whole family can expect the smoothest sailing and best views of the alluring sunset colors.

Start the evening with a pier-side welcome hula performance, followed by live, relaxing Hawaiian music upon departure. Enjoy a buffet of island favorites from roast beef carved onboard to a delectable variety of desserts including Hawaii’s own coconut cake, beverages including Star’s Signature Mai Tais and a free beverage of choice for Dad. The entertainment continues with our captivating “Polynesian Journey” show and strolling musicians for personal requests. Add a special touch to your Father’s Day celebration and request an exclusive song just for Dad!

Our Father’s Day cruise on Sunday, June 21, departs from Pier 8 at Aloha Tower Marketplace with the pier-side welcome hula beginning at 4:45 p.m. and returns at 7:30 p.m. The Pacific Star Sunset Buffet & Show package is available at $86 for adults and $52 for children.

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Picture of Father's Day cruise food.


Star of Honolulu Captain Wins National Safety Award

The Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) has honored Star of Honolulu’s Chief Captain and Vessel Security Officer Wade Matsueda as the recipient of the 2015 Roger Murphy National Maritime Safety Award. This award recognizes deserving individuals for demonstrating safety in the marine environment and contributing to the safety of their company and the passenger vessel industry. Captain Matsueda was recognized by the PVA’s Safe and Security Committee for his “efforts to improve the safety of recreational divers through the creation of a safety manual and voluntary standards for dive vessel operations, which has had an immediate positive impact on the Hawaiian recreational diving fleet.”

Commandant of the United States Coast Guard Admiral Paul F. Zukunft presented Captain Matsueda the award in February at the PVA’s annual convention in Long Beach, California. The entire Star of Honolulu ‘ohana is extremely proud of Captain Matsueda’s achievement and admire his dedication to going above and beyond to enhance safety in our industry. Way to go, Captain!

Captain Accepting Award

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