The food was horrible and the show, while interesting, is nothing like a traditional luau. The food is buffet style and lacks authenticity. It is worse than the food on the ship. The ship will have you believe that this is an excursion, but they have their photographers there. Most traditional luau's are 30-50 people with various dancing and fire show. The guests are often brought in to participate. This luau is you and your closest 1,500 friends from the ship.
Don't waste your money. Go to a real luau and skip the garbage at this event.
The show isn't half bad, but is not a traditional luau.
We did a luau in Kauai (my favorite island) that was great. It was through the cruise line. Probably $10 higher than booking it on your own, but it was exclusively for cruise ship passengers only, and transportation included to and from the ship was convenient. We have done a luau before, privately, and it was okay as well, but this one seemed to be a higher quality luau, as was the food served.
This Luau was at the end of a full day of sightseeing. The food at the Luau is very good. There is a show on a small stage in the middle of the dining area. The tables are round and several seats have their backs to the stage, so if you want a good seat facing the stage, try to get there early.
We booked the Discover Kauai and Luau excursion through NCL. There were a few fun stops, and the Waimea Canyon was the highlight of the tour. The Luau was fantastic. It was an incredible show, and the food was delicious.
We attended the Smith Luau and it was much more than a Luau, you got to tour their 30 acre tropical gardens, watch then dig up the pig, great food, entertainment and then they had the show. It was fabulous. Everyone said that the Luau is a must do in Hawaii but is a waste of time. This was a real Hawaii experience and maybe the other Luau are a waste of time but this one is not.
Smith Family Luau was enjoyable. The view of Wailua Park was spectacular. The food was very, very good. I'm a vegetarian and there was plenty of delicious food available to me. The show was informative and pleasing to watch.
Awesome luau. The food was tolerable, and the pork was really good. The drinks were way-too-sugary. The show was very entertaining and a great story-telling experience. Close to the end, go to the bus. It's 800 people waiting in line for an hour if not.
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