Honolulu Polynesian Cultural Center Excursion Reviews

Honolulu Polynesian Cultural Center cruise excursion
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Learn all about the history and culture of the Polynesian islands at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Member Image eggplant7
3 reviews
Jul 2016
action packed day with many activities, demonstrations, films & shopping
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Provider: Group Destinations
Member Image nisky
6 reviews
Jun 2016
We spent the day at the Polynesian Cultural Center which has very interesting Polynesian country areas (think: Epcot Center). We attended both their Ali’I Luau and Ha’ -Breath of Life evening show. Very interesting and worthwhile. Be aware that no alcohol is served since they are affiliated with the Mormons.
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Provider: Polynesian Cultural Center
Member Image Peggyloves cruising
1 review
May 2016
Excellent! We did the Super Ambassador Tour which though expensive included a wonderful personal guide who made the experience marvelous, got us front seat in all shows, gave us Kukui nut leis, braided us headpieces, included the book on the Cultures and the show for free as well as a DVD! Considering all - a great bargain for an awesome day!
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image sdragoo
2 reviews
Mar 2016
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image solarsister
1 review
Jan 2016
We paid the extra to have the VIP experience and it was well worth it! We had front rows seats at all of the shows and personalized attention. It was raining (unfortunately) and we were given free ponchos. We had a prime rib buffet and ate in a special section. I was able to choose our seats for the HA production. We were in the front row and were CLOSE to the performers. Very nice day.
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Provider: Booked directly with PCC
Member Image sparrow12
1 review
Dec 2015
Booked with consultant in the lobby of hotel. Should have pre booked . This is one tour that I could take or leave. My husband however, loved it. We paid extra to have a guided tour with the tour bus guide. If you are going to go, definitely pre book and pre book the guided tour. This ended up costing a lot more than it should have.
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Provider: Polynesian Cultural Center
Member Image MLDeCoster
1 review
Sep 2015
The PCC Campus and facilities are well done; the student staff is exceptional; customer service extraordinary; the history, stories, dancing and luau were all excellent.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image Utjim
1 review
Aug 2015
We booked the Circle Island Tour through PCC and loved it. The villages at PCC were great and we saw so much variety and learned so much. The Luau was great. The Ha-Breath of Life was too long and almost boring at times, but at other times it was amazing.
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Provider: Polynesian Cultural Center
Member Image 2atfurnas
1 review
Apr 2015
Very interesting and entertaining. Part of a pre cruise tour. Beautiful grounds. Loved the canoe ceremonial show. All was great except for the long wait at the new restaurant.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image wegian2933
1 review
Apr 2015
The game of makue sticks as I call them brought back childhood memories of a friend and me learning it and making up very intricate moves. When I recall this, it was around the time that Hawaii became a state. We sat down and a guy put us through our paces. We did well. The flaoting barges of different cultures showing their colors and dances was the highlight. There was a nice movie also.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image HappyCoupleForever
1 review
Apr 2015
The Polynesian Center was a nice place to visit to learn of the different polynesian cultures. Our tour guide made sure we got to see all the shows so we did not miss a thing.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image jh1301
1 review
Apr 2015
Our guided tour person put us in the right places for best seats at all activities. The boat show, the Islands of the Pacific shows, canoe ride, 4D Hawaiian Journey Show and fabulous meal, and Theater was Great.
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Provider: YMT
Member Image AnnMimi
1 review
Not Rated
Nov 2014

We did the NCL 11 day tour. We arrived in Honolulu on Wednesday & did excursions. On Thursday we went to the North Shore & stopped at the Dole Pineapple area. Whipped Pineapple sherbet was delicious. The Polynesian Cultural Center was very interesting. Went to the different village areas & saw shows of their culture. Had a buffet lunch then saw parade of boats with dancers from the various Polynesian areas. Our tour guide was Cody. He was fantastic!!

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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image snafyensid
6 reviews
Not Rated
Dec 2013

Garfield, our tour guide, was an excellent host and driver. The drive along the north beach was especially beautiful. It was a little disappointing not to stop at the LDS Temple to take pictures as the tour description indicated. The Polynesian Cultural Center was beautiful. We saw a few shows and they were wonderful. The staff were very helpful. PCC was very wheelchair accessible.

We arrived back to the dock with plenty of time before the ship left so we walked around the Aloha center (pretty much empty).

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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image NoHUB
1 review
Dec 2012
A wonderful way to experience the culture of the islands. We were picked up and dropped off in front of the Cruise Ship and the ride to the PCC was full of fun information about the Island and it history. We really enjoyed the PCC the only complaint I have is about the traditional Luau meal. I was dissappointed with the food, and the seating arrangments, they had us lined up at banquet tables. It felt like I was attending a church sponsered "pot-liuck dinner", but at over $50. per person, I would have expected better seating arrangments that would allow all guests to see the stage and the performers without having to turn around from their dinner table. I had a very big camera with a large zoom lens, but I was seated behind a large pole making it impossible to get any photos of the performers, these were the seats that we were given after my wife requested better seats becasue the first seats we were given had the stage at our backs, to get any pictures, I would have to had turned around from the table just to see the stage. They even ran out of plates for desert and I had to wait in three or four lines to finally get a plate, by then all the deserts were gone because people with plates had taken four or five different deserts each. The show "HA, The Breath of Life" was very good, and I would be happy to see it again. I am glad I went to the PCC and saw the different villiages, but if I return again I will not bother to see them again. One time is enough. The only reason I would return to see the entire park would be to take my children or grandchildren, if I come back by myslelf, I would not bother to see the villiages a second time and I would only return for the show HA.
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Provider: PCC
Member Image soxfan1495
2 reviews
Jun 2012
This is a long drive, but it is worth it if you want to learn about the cultures of the various islands that make up Polynesia. In addition, there is an entertaining show called "Ha, the Breath of Life." We purchased the "ambassador package" which provided a guide. Although pricey, we thought this was worth it. The guides, all students from the Polynesian islands featured a the PCC did a nice job.
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Provider: on our own
Member Image Queen of the Queen
1 review
Mar 2012
We contacted the Polynesian Cultural Center directly and signed on for the Around the Island Tour and the General Admission, since we had been there before and did not want to stay for the dinner/show. Although it rained all day, we enjoyed all the stops on the tour. We were very pleased with all the stops, however, the bus was an hour late in arriving at the pick up point and so we missed an hour at the Center. We did get to see the Pagent, enjoyable in the rain, and did get to see four villages. We would highly recommend booking this tour directly and not through the ship which is much more expensive for the same experience.
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Provider: Polynesian Cultural Center

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