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Love our Aloha state? Stay in touch with Star of Honolulu®! Our travel blog features Star of Honolulu news, specials and holiday offerings as well as fun things to do around Hawaii, our favorite Hawaiian recipes, and interesting features about Hawaiian history and culture!

Educational Cruise Program Extended!

For the eighth straight year, Star of Honolulu is proud to offer Hawaii’s public school keiki, grades 2 to 5, an opportunity to observe and learn about Hawaii’s annual whale visitors and local dolphin inhabitants. The Premier Whale Watch, Early Bird Whale Watch, and Wild Dolphin Watch cruises make for a fun and educational experience, including an interactive keiki program and guided observation from a crew of Certified Naturalists.

Our Whale Watch cruises are offered daily from December 15, 2014 to April 15, 2015, while our Dolphin Watch is offered daily year-round. Suggest to your child’s teacher, or apply if you are a teacher yourself, and give your students an experience they’ll always remember! Sponsored cruises may be awarded if group meets certain criteria; please click here for more details.

Hawaii Public School Whale Watching Activity


Kamaʻaina Holiday Parties

It’s never too early to plan for your end of the year party. And there’s no better place to celebrate than aboard the Star of Honolulu! Our packages offer guests an exclusive lounge or ballroom, decadent menu options, and a variety of entertainment choices. You can further personalize the evening with group activities and other touches, while still enjoying the complete Star of Honolulu experience.

Our private events start at $50 per person. Military and kama’aina rates are available, plus book before October 1 to get 10% off. If you’ve held your private parties on the Star of Honolulu before, welcome back and be sure to ask about the Repeater Special. Book your party today and give your friends, family, or employees a night out on the ocean they’ll remember long into next year!

New Years Party Venue Honolulu, Waikiki


New Five Star Summer Menu Features Island Flavors

There’s nothing finer than a summer in Hawaii, and the Star of Honolulu’s Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz Cruise celebrates it with a new seasonal menu. Created by Chefs de Cuisine Adam Gilbert, Norman Soderberg and Kevin Carvalho, the menu features the colors and flavors of summer. The 7-course island-inspired menu in classic French style includes:

Summer Canapés, served butler-style,
with a Hawaiian Bellini

Smoked Kamuela Tomato Bisque
with Basil Foam and Grilled Crostini

Waimanalo Micro Greens accompanied by Scallop
and Compressed Watermelon Poisson Cru

Air-Flown Live Maine Lobster,
paired with Lobster “Surimi,” Sweet Kahuku Corn Sauce,
Kaffir Lime Beurre Blanc and Tsar Nicoulai Caviar

Intermezzo of Pineapple Cilantro Sorbet

Prime Tenderloin of Beef
on Spinach, Shallot Confit and Prosciutto Dust,
with Tahitian Vanilla Poached Potato and Port Reduction

“Ume” Strawberry Crème,
complemented by Candied Macadamia Nut Crumble,
Chocolate Air and Vanilla Anglaise

During dinner, guests are treated to live jazz music, white-glove service in the STAR’s elegant, newly renovated Super Nova room, super premium beverages and breathtaking views of the summer sunset and Waikiki coastline.

Our Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz Cruise is offered nightly, from July 1 through September 30, 2014. Please inquire for kama’aina and local military specials.To make reservations, call (808) 983-STAR (7827).

Star of Honolulu Summer Menu Image


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