Honolulu Pearl Harbor Excursion Reviews
The tickets for the USS Arizona cost $3 each by calling the National Park Service (found it on line. ) We rode the city bus out to the site. Being senior citizens the bus fare was $1 so it was a very inexpensive but worthwhile time.
We chose the NCL 11 day tour. On Friday before boarding the ship we went to Pearl Harbor. Very moving experience. This excursion gave us a ticket that enabled us to go to the USS Arizona Memorial & included an audio tour, Battleship Missouri, USS Bowfin with free audio tour, and the Pacific Aviation Museum where we were able to purchase items for lunch, very good. Trip that I believe everyone should make if they have the chance.
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.
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!
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.
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.