The 3 Best Waikiki Dinner Cruises Reviewed

Dinner Cruises

The island of Hawaii is well known for its amazing food, tropical drinks, and its being, overall, a very fun place to visit, especially for couples. With so much beautiful scenery to be had, it can at times be difficult to keep your eyes focused solely on your partner throughout the entire trip, as it is easy to lose yourself in admiration of the rich culture and beauty that fills this piece of nature’s wonder. One way you can actually settle down (while being entertained) with your partner to actually share a sweet-sweet moment together, is by going on a Waikiki dinner cruise. Today, we’ve taken the time to embark on an epic journey to find the top 3 Dinner Cruises that are bound to make your night in Oahu all the more magical.

1. Star Sunset Dinner Cruise and Show

Finding its way to the top of the list is a cruise which comes along with a ticket to ride on the fabled Star, a breathtaking 1500-passenger cruise ship which measures up to 232-foot in length. It is the largest of its kind on the shores of Waikiki…and you get to ride on it!

Aboard the star, you’re treated to a 2-hour breathtaking but relaxing journey across the ocean, right around Diamond Head. On Friday nights, the 5:30pm-7: 30 pm custom departure and return times are extended by an hour; giving you a chance to see the beautiful display of fireworks. All decks on the dinner cruise ship are stacked with bars and 6 beautiful rooms to entertain you throughout the night.  One piece of advice we have for you though is to bring something warm to wear just in case, because the nights tend to get a little chilly out on the water.

When it comes to safety, you can rest assured you’re in safe hands, as the ship has three stabilizers and is also A.D.A certified.  One of the great things about this cruise is the live entertainment they offer near the end of the night.  After you’ve had your food and a couple Mai Tai’s, you can dance your little heart out to music, or stare off into the sea, hoping to catch a whale sighting. Overall, this is a great cruise for those looking for a romantic night at sea, and who want to enjoy some delicious Hawaiian cuisine.

2. Honolulu City Lights Sunset Dinner Cruise

The dinner cruise tailored specifically for visitors of the beautiful city of Honolulu. It sets sail at the same time as the Star of Honolulu every day, and the package comes along with complimentary transportation to-and-from some select hotels located in the Waikiki vicinity.

Sunset cruise

On this cruise you’ll get to feel the warmth of the evening sun on your skin, feel the rush of air through your hair and also enjoy the fantastic view of the Waikiki coastline along with its skyline and decorative lights. The icing on the cake is the view of the sunset that you’ll get to see, which usually happens around 7:30 in the evening (mostly mid-year).

On the large dinner cruise ship, you’ll also get plenty of room and opportunities to steal dazzling selfies with your family and friends. The Honolulu City Lights cruise is more suited for those looking to party and let loose.  However, the sunset is pretty romantic, so it does come recommended for couples who like to have a good time. In the end, whether you’d love to party or prefer to share some quality time with your beloved, (yes I know it sounds cheesy), you’ll get the chance to do so on the Sunset Cruise.

3. Pacific Star Sunset Dinner Cruise

The Pacific Rim awaits you as you dine on your private table, fully engulfed in the dynamic tropical backdrop of the Oahu sunset. Enjoy the aerial fireworks on Friday as well, while floating gently across the ocean with contemporary music playing in the background, as you sip on the Pacific Star’s signature Mai Tai in your hand.

The view is extra special on this particular dinner cruise as you get to do all of this on the observation deck (which happens to be 60 feet tall) while exploring the vast array of exotic wines and choice buffet prepared to serve every desire of your taste buds.

Because of the spectacular views, this cruise is best suited for honeymooners or special occasions.  So, if you’re looking for the perfect place to pop the question, look no further than the Pacific Star Sunset Cruise.


Whether you’re looking to party it up and dive into some delicious food of Hawaiian, or you want to gaze up at the stars with your significant other, Waikiki has some of the best dinner cruises in Hawaii.  So, if you plan on visiting the islands any time soon, do yourself a favor and book a cruise.  You won’t regret it!

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