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Honolulu Pearl Harbor Excursion Reviews

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Spend a day at Pearl Harbor and take in the true scale of the attack that led to the United States' involvement in World War II. One of Honolulu's must-see destinations.

FarEast33

2 reviews

The main reason for taking this cruise was to visit the USS Arizona and Pearl Harbour and we were not disappointed. The film show presentation was excellent as was the organization of ferry to the Memorial. Shops, restaurants, attractions and amenities at the site.


Provider: Princess Cruises

tbclayton

1 review

Honolulu was everything expected: Diamondhead, Royal Palace, and Nu`uanu Pali Lookout, Waikiki Beach was a bit of a disappointment (hard to see with all the tall buildings), but a great city tour and nice to see all the landmarks you see on TV. Pearl Harbor was OK - BUT, the Federal shutdown created problems touring the Arizona Memorial (a real letdown for many people). Been there - done it!


Provider: Princess Cruises

Cozumel Jim

3 reviews

Took the big tour. Bus picked up up at hotel with our luggage. We saw USS Arizona, Bowfin, and Mighty Mo. We had lunch At Ford Island in the Naval Air Station hanger. We later drove thru Punchbowl Crater and visited several bulidings and sites downtown. The bus dropped us off at airport in time for us to check in, grab a bite to eat and board aircraft for our flight back to Houston.


Provider: Independent Operator

SunshineDawn

1 review

My husband is a history teacher and I'm a history lover -- very educational! A Roberts HI bus picked us up at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. This was included with the Island and City Tour.


Provider: Independent Operator

Mighty Joe

1 review

Before the tour started, we walked to see the king statue and the palace. Only took 10 minutes to walk but it was quite hot. Not enough time at the site. Driver was stern and kept reminding us to be 'on time' again an again but then the departure was delayed and then she detoured to pick up more people along the way and we were almost behind schedule upon arrival. Since she warned us again and again to be on time, everybody was waiting by the bus to go back to the ship after the tour, but she showed up late. While were touring Pearl Harbor and the Might Mo, she joined another bus tour and her bus driver had a restroom stop and she was thus delayed coming back to pick us up. What a story! She dropped us off at Hilo Hatter that provided free shuttle to Waikiki. Enjoyed the free Waikiki city open air bus tour.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

deecav

1 review

Movie was not shown, was rushed in and out of seeing Arizonia, did get what we paid all that money for.

Provider: Princess Cruises

GHChik

2 reviews

There was a mix up in our pick up due to dock change, but we found them. The "tour" did not offer a lot more than quick drive through a cemetery overlooking the city and drop off at Pearl Harbor with ticket to await going to USS Arizona (which is hard to get over) Booking the tour to secure our tickets for the USS Arizona was worth it.

Provider: Independent Operator

stub's dad

3 reviews

As a Vietnam Veteran, I felt it my duty to show my respects to our fallen comrades during WW II. The tour of the USS Arizona Memorial and the displays at Pearl Harbor were awesome.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

shumpy61

1 review

What can I say about this since we did not get to see Pearl Harbor due to the Excursion company. Buy the tickets online before you go and skip the excursion.

Provider: Princess Cruises

drewpat

1 review

Highlight of the trip and could have spent more time there, but you are on limited time on a tour.

Provider: Independent Operator

mistletoe

1 review

This was our first visit to Hawaii. A trip to the Arizona was a MUST for us. Very moving.

Provider: Holland America Line

mnchkn11

2 reviews

Very easy. Good way to spend time before afternoon flight. Had plenty of time at the USS Arizona.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Kaz1969

2 reviews

Nice to Honolulu and the ship ports right in the middle of it. Not far to Waikkiki beach about $15 in a taxi. Pearl Harbour Trip was excellent

Provider: Princess Cruises

BudinFla

16 reviews

This was a private tour that I arranged with Roberts. There were places I wanted to see that the standard tour did not go. They were great to deal with and gave us a good price. They were the ones that told me to book the Arizona tour on line ahead of time. If we had not done that we would not have gotten in. They were sold out at 9 am. Easy people to deal with

Provider: Independent Operator

motes727

1 review

Wonderful. You can just feel history surrounding you when you walk in.

Provider: Princess Cruises

ka1958

1 review

The Arizona is a must see.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

stretch1942

1 review

Didn't get out to the memorial. Rain and wind.

Provider: Princess Cruises

rockabutzer

2 reviews

Highlight of the cruise. It's an awe inspiring tribute to those that lost their lives during the one dark day in our history.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

jenniferkatie

2 reviews

It was rained out so couldn't go to Paradise Cove Luau which was going to be one of the highlights of the trip!! :( So disappointed but we did get our money back!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

TheWowFactor

1 review

Very good excursion. Would go through them again. Comfortable ride and bus.

Provider: Independent Operator

jannielee

2 reviews

We had a nice tour of Pearl Harbor and plenty of time to walk around before taking our tender to the USS Arizona.

Provider: Independent Operator

wacotx46

2 reviews

WWII museum and submarine cost extra; good visit to Arizona; timed well.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Flyer55

2 reviews

The tour company messed up an otherwise great tour. We followed their instructions to a T and they still didn't get us back to Pearl in time for our scheduled ticket time. Then the tour guide negotiated with the Park Service to get us in, and told the group that if anybody needed to get water or go to the bathroom now was the time. About half the group left thinking they would be going on the Arizona Memorial tour at noon. It was less than two minutes when the Park Service herded the rest of the group into the theater, leaving those of us with spouses following the tour guide's advice out of the group being admitted. It took a rather stressful 20 minutes of arguing with the Park Service personnel about what happened before they decided that "Oh well, you missed your scheduled time," was not the answer we wanted to hear. Eventually they "worked us in." But, after a couple of hours of standing on the Missouri tour and waiting for admittance to the memorial it was not acceptable to have to stand during the mandatory movie presentation before being shuttled to the memorial. To put a cherry on the top of the day the bus driver/tour guide directed us to the wrong bus stop to get to the beaches. OTOH, the taxi driver that took us to Diamond Head was worth every penny.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

MoJo527

1 review

It was nice to visit Pearl Harbor and tour the USS Missouri and see the USS Arizona memorial.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

rwr235

4 reviews

Did this tour on debarkation morning, both to see Pearl harbor-Arizona Memorial, and to take advantage of Airport drop-off. Highly recommend.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

HRE123

1 review

Very moving. A must see if its your first time to Hawaii.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Romy40

8 reviews

The husband took this tour and was pleased. I walked around Chinatown while he was on this excursion.

Provider: Princess Cruises

lsufan93

1 review

We toured Pearl Harbor and the USS Missouri on our own. You can now secure tickets to the Arizona in advance by visiting www.recreation.gov.

Provider: Independent Operator

Sandyam76

1 review

The rush you through the Memorial....but still a sight to see!!!!

Provider: Independent Operator

Sandyam76

1 review

Get the headphones they have a lot of great commentary from actual survivors and spectators.

Provider: Independent Operator

soxfan1495

2 reviews

A very meaningful stop. Good presentation that brings history to life.

Provider: Independent Operator

lizmit

4 reviews

We booked the Pearl Harbor VIP military base tour through Celebrity. The tour guide was excellent. We were on a 22 passenger bus/van. The tour company is called Home of the Brave Tours. I highly recommend them.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Dmausa

1 review

I've been on the Arizona Memorial before (22 years ago) and I teared up (Both times). After the movie they show before you take a tender out to the actual memorial. The only thing that upsets me the most is the orientals while on the memorial do not adhere to the cell phones off, and quietness that should be observed. Other than that this was an outstanding excursion.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Dmausa

1 review

Ford Island where the Mighty Mo is berthed was interesting. Uncle Ted told us about the forgotten ship (USS Utah), and the baby girl. I never heard the story before and would like to share it but I can't remember how exactly it went, so I best not pass on bad info.

Provider: Princess Cruises

shardock

5 reviews

What can I say about the US Arizona. It was very moving and everyone should see it.

Provider: Princess Cruises

shardock

5 reviews

What can I say about Pearl Harbor; everyone should see it.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Maxroadster

2 reviews

Long boarding process for bus, "Sunshine" the driver somewhat boring though he knew his history. Kept using the phrase "Get a load of this."

Provider: Princess Cruises

patmama

5 reviews

Great! Moving experience!

Provider: Princess Cruises

patmama

5 reviews

We were driven by several interesting places in Honolulu, however, only the lookout, the gardens, and harbor were we able to get off. We also did Pearl Harbor and the Arizona. This was a 5 hour tour and we were busy. You can explore the museums/displays around Pearl Harbor and you wait for your turn to go to the Arizona Memorial. I am very glad we did this tour.

Provider: Princess Cruises

nickatnight

2 reviews

we visited Pearl Harbor and toured the city with Robert's Hawaii - booked through our travel agent--unfortunately, it was cut short as somehow a couple was also booked on the tour that had an earlier than allowed flight and so we all had to go to the airport much earlier than planned/ needed. Trip to Pearl Harbor was very moving experience.

Provider: Independent Operator

Traveling Dot

2 reviews

Very moving experience.

Provider: Holland America Line

Traveling Dot

2 reviews

Very moving experience.

Provider: Holland America Line

dnsflynn

1 review

Great to see where WWII both started and ended. Weather wasn't great and there could've been more time.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

NativeTexanCruiser

2 reviews

Bus driver didn't give us enough time to walk to the theater and have time to use the restrooms beforehand...so we missed our ride across the harbor to visit the USS Arizona Memorial. Tried to catch the next ride but were turned away by the operators. Poor communication beforehand explaining exactly how all this works on a time schedule in which there is no flexibility. HUGELY DISAPPOINTED!!!

Provider: Princess Cruises

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