Cruise Ship Passengers
We can’t imagine why anyone would want to get off a cruise ship and then get on a smaller boat to go on one of the Oahu dinner cruises, but if that’s what you’d like to do, the Navatek and Star of Honolulu dinner cruises depart from the same harbor where cruise ships arrive in downtown Honolulu and the timing does work. If you’d like to do the Hawaii Nautical Sunset Cruises, it is about a 10 minute cab ride to Kewalo Basin Harbor.
Watching a sunset from the deck of a boat is a completely different experience than watching from the beach. Sunsets are three dimensional … and there is no better way to realize the 360 degree view than to get out on the water. Not only does the sky turn different shades of pink and orange, the mountains are painted with this colorful brush as well. Get out on the water and REALLY enjoy a sunset!
Occasionally I’ve heard clients say “We could have gotten a nicer meal for the same money in a restaurant.” I think that’s stating the obvious … you aren’t just paying for a meal on a dinner cruise … you are paying to go out on a boat, and as a boat owner I can tell you that they are EXPENSIVE to operate and maintain. If you don’t get your expectations too unrealistically high you’ll have a great time.
If you are celebrating a special occasion or want to have a REALLY fine dining experience out on the water, I definitely recommend the Star of Honolulu Five Star Dining. This is an ultimate luxurious and romantic experience … and is an exception to the “you’ll get better food in a restaurant” opinion!