Honolulu Polynesian Cultural Center Excursion Reviews

Learn all about the history and culture of the Polynesian islands at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
This was a great day from pickup near our hotel with "Cousin Tilly" guiding us there to ...
Sail Date: July 2019
This was a great day from pickup near our hotel with "Cousin Tilly" guiding us there to KC Ann being our Ambassador to our return trip to Waikiki all was smooth and enjoyable. Tilly arranged lunches for those of us who wanted to ... Read More
This was a great day from pickup near our hotel with "Cousin Tilly" guiding us there to KC Ann being our Ambassador to our return trip to Waikiki all was smooth and enjoyable. Tilly arranged lunches for those of us who wanted to do so on the bus on the way there and after explaining the benefits of "upgrading" our tickets/plan arranged that too. The cynical might say it was an effective sales pitch, but after we concluded our day, we also concluded that we were very happy she had done so. We ate at Pounders and it was great from both a service and food perspective. We then met KC and we could not have asked for a better guide. She was enthusiastic, friendly, and knowledgeable. We enjoyed it all--every village, the canoe show, the luah, and the evening show were all excellent! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our guide, Kimo, led us to several of the areas so we could get the most out of the center.
Sail Date: March 2019
Our guide, Kimo, led us to several of the areas so we could get the most out of the center. The shows for the different Polynesian Cultures were so authentic. Costumes were beautiful. Most of the performers were students at Brigham Young.... Read More
Our guide, Kimo, led us to several of the areas so we could get the most out of the center. The shows for the different Polynesian Cultures were so authentic. Costumes were beautiful. Most of the performers were students at Brigham Young. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a great tour.
Sail Date: February 2019
This was a great tour. They were having a military appreciation day at the site so probably more crowded than usual. But it was still very nice. We also saw the north shore, Dole plantation and the guide gave us information during the ... Read More
This was a great tour. They were having a military appreciation day at the site so probably more crowded than usual. But it was still very nice. We also saw the north shore, Dole plantation and the guide gave us information during the whole trip. Would do this again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a full day of fun, food, and seeing many awesome things.
Sail Date: February 2019
This was a full day of fun, food, and seeing many awesome things. Learning about the different islands and areas in Hawaii. The guide we had was amazing.
This was a full day of fun, food, and seeing many awesome things. Learning about the different islands and areas in Hawaii. The guide we had was amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
There were a few stops for highlights of the area and then we got to the polynesian cultural center ...
Sail Date: January 2019
There were a few stops for highlights of the area and then we got to the polynesian cultural center and it was such a fun experience but I do wish that we had had more time at the place because really you can't see everything in just ... Read More
There were a few stops for highlights of the area and then we got to the polynesian cultural center and it was such a fun experience but I do wish that we had had more time at the place because really you can't see everything in just one day there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great place to see an overview of the culture.
Sail Date: December 2018
Great place to see an overview of the culture. We only chose the park tickets. Wish we would have stayed for the luau and Ha' show instead of the Paradise Cove Luau. We would have gotten more from the guided tour.
Great place to see an overview of the culture. We only chose the park tickets. Wish we would have stayed for the luau and Ha' show instead of the Paradise Cove Luau. We would have gotten more from the guided tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
very entertaining but would have been better if it didn't rain!
Sail Date: August 2018
very entertaining but would have been better if it didn't rain! NCL and PCC can't control the weather but I'm sure I would have found this much more enjoyable in good weather
very entertaining but would have been better if it didn't rain! NCL and PCC can't control the weather but I'm sure I would have found this much more enjoyable in good weather Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great shows, beautiful grounds, a wonderful learning experience of the cultures of the different ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Great shows, beautiful grounds, a wonderful learning experience of the cultures of the different islands.
Great shows, beautiful grounds, a wonderful learning experience of the cultures of the different islands. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
very informative but not good for people that cannot walk around.
Sail Date: April 2018
very informative but not good for people that cannot walk around. Lunch was good.
very informative but not good for people that cannot walk around. Lunch was good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was an excellent excursion.
Sail Date: April 2018
It was an excellent excursion. The tour guide was very informative. We stopped at the Dole Pineapple Plantation on the way to the Polynesian Cultural Center. We had a lovely buffet lunch and walked around the Center visiting the various ... Read More
It was an excellent excursion. The tour guide was very informative. We stopped at the Dole Pineapple Plantation on the way to the Polynesian Cultural Center. We had a lovely buffet lunch and walked around the Center visiting the various cultural shows. It was a lovely experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We stopped at a few places on our way to the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Sail Date: March 2018
We stopped at a few places on our way to the Polynesian Cultural Center. As well as getting a chance to take photos of the mountains and valley we stopped at the Dole Plantation for the pineapple treat, Dole Whip. The buffet at the ... Read More
We stopped at a few places on our way to the Polynesian Cultural Center. As well as getting a chance to take photos of the mountains and valley we stopped at the Dole Plantation for the pineapple treat, Dole Whip. The buffet at the Polynesian Cultural Center was very good. We enjoyed the presentations and learning about the different island people. Last time we were there was on a Sunday and the venue is closed on Sundays. We enjoyed it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very entertaining and a wonderful place to learn the history of the islands.
Sail Date: February 2018
Very entertaining and a wonderful place to learn the history of the islands.
Very entertaining and a wonderful place to learn the history of the islands. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not only did our tour include the Polynesian Cultural Center, but we got a tour that included most ...
Sail Date: February 2018
Not only did our tour include the Polynesian Cultural Center, but we got a tour that included most of Oahu's shoreline too.
Not only did our tour include the Polynesian Cultural Center, but we got a tour that included most of Oahu's shoreline too. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
We took the Island Tour leaving Waikiki at 7:45, visiting various places around Oahu, getting to ...
Sail Date: December 2017
We took the Island Tour leaving Waikiki at 7:45, visiting various places around Oahu, getting to the Center around 1 PM. The tour seemed rushed, and we were looking for more education during the day. Instead there was lots of pageantry, ... Read More
We took the Island Tour leaving Waikiki at 7:45, visiting various places around Oahu, getting to the Center around 1 PM. The tour seemed rushed, and we were looking for more education during the day. Instead there was lots of pageantry, shows, and entertainment. The food at the luau was disappointing. The show "Ha" had an interesting story and was very theatrical. All in all a very long day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very nice overview of the islands of Polynesia.
Sail Date: November 2017
Very nice overview of the islands of Polynesia. Great shows and information, touching all the highlights of each culture. Good food available for purchase also.
Very nice overview of the islands of Polynesia. Great shows and information, touching all the highlights of each culture. Good food available for purchase also. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Aside from Pearl Harbor, the Polynesian Culture Center is a MUST DO!
Sail Date: November 2017
Aside from Pearl Harbor, the Polynesian Culture Center is a MUST DO! Our guide was helpful, and each "tribe" center was so educational and beautiful. I would have hoped for a more traditional Luau experience, but it was not ... Read More
Aside from Pearl Harbor, the Polynesian Culture Center is a MUST DO! Our guide was helpful, and each "tribe" center was so educational and beautiful. I would have hoped for a more traditional Luau experience, but it was not bad. The show in the Pacific Theater was amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not worth $160 per person, but a wonderful place to visit with excellent exhibits, performances and ...
Sail Date: September 2017
Not worth $160 per person, but a wonderful place to visit with excellent exhibits, performances and staff. Cruise lines should offer a low-priced shuttle straight to the PCC.
Not worth $160 per person, but a wonderful place to visit with excellent exhibits, performances and staff. Cruise lines should offer a low-priced shuttle straight to the PCC. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A great way to immerse yourself in the Polynesian Culture, you explore the different pavilions, ...
Sail Date: July 2017
A great way to immerse yourself in the Polynesian Culture, you explore the different pavilions, learn to play music with bamboo, dance with pom at the end of a string, taste poi in it's different forms, attend a traditional luau, eat ... Read More
A great way to immerse yourself in the Polynesian Culture, you explore the different pavilions, learn to play music with bamboo, dance with pom at the end of a string, taste poi in it's different forms, attend a traditional luau, eat traditional foods and experience a fantastic night show, Ha the breath of life. We purchased the Super Ambassador ticket which gave us our own private tour guide, front row access to the all the activities and shows. It was a fantastic day! Highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Outstanding site with super staff and excellent food and superb entertainment.
Sail Date: March 2017
Outstanding site with super staff and excellent food and superb entertainment. A must visit tour.
Outstanding site with super staff and excellent food and superb entertainment. A must visit tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Again, the driver told us what to do first to get the most out of our time.
Sail Date: January 2017
Again, the driver told us what to do first to get the most out of our time. It is impossible to see everything in one afternoon, you need to have a plan if you are going to get the most out of your visit.
Again, the driver told us what to do first to get the most out of our time. It is impossible to see everything in one afternoon, you need to have a plan if you are going to get the most out of your visit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Pricy but worth it.
Sail Date: November 2016
Pricy but worth it. We have been there before and know it takes all day. To avoid the worry of missing the ship we booked through the cruise line.
Pricy but worth it. We have been there before and know it takes all day. To avoid the worry of missing the ship we booked through the cruise line. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
In Honolulu, I took the Polynesian Cultural Center Ambassador tour.
Sail Date: November 2016
In Honolulu, I took the Polynesian Cultural Center Ambassador tour. This is the most expensive PCC tour to take as it includes the luau dinner and a show in the evening (The Breath of Life Show). This tour was very costly and definitely ... Read More
In Honolulu, I took the Polynesian Cultural Center Ambassador tour. This is the most expensive PCC tour to take as it includes the luau dinner and a show in the evening (The Breath of Life Show). This tour was very costly and definitely NOT worth the money. Typically, the PCC ticket is good for 3 full days. The reason for that is, there is SO much to see and do and it takes quite a bit of time. The PCC opened at noon, and we arrived at 1:30. We were assigned a luau time of 4:00. That left 2.5 hours to explore exhibits that typically take multiple days to explore. We are assigned a tour guide with groups of 15. Their role is to guide you through the PCC exhibits in a way that maximizes your time, while giving you cultural information along the way. They are great, however I felt they were too slow moving from place to place. I had 2.5 hours and we saw 2 exhibits. Only 2! That's crazy!! The Luau was okay. They do a little show for you, which is nice, and they organize things in a very efficient way, so that you never wait in a huge line and you are fed quickly. The food was very yummy, and there was plenty of it. And after the luau, there was about an hour before the show, but the rest of the PCC exhibits were all closing, so there was nothing to do except visit the shops. The show at the end of the day was really really good. Best part of the day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Tour leaves from ship after center is open and it's a 1 1/2 hour commute.
Sail Date: November 2016
Tour leaves from ship after center is open and it's a 1 1/2 hour commute. Not near enough time to visit. Only had the chance to visit 2 of the 7 villages.
Tour leaves from ship after center is open and it's a 1 1/2 hour commute. Not near enough time to visit. Only had the chance to visit 2 of the 7 villages. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Part of the Round the Island Tour, unfortunately time restraints meant lunch and the gift shop only ...
Sail Date: September 2016
Part of the Round the Island Tour, unfortunately time restraints meant lunch and the gift shop only ! A shame.
Part of the Round the Island Tour, unfortunately time restraints meant lunch and the gift shop only ! A shame. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very informative.
Sail Date: September 2016
Very informative. Luau was ok, nothing great. Very crowded. Ha Breath of Life show is good but long.
Very informative. Luau was ok, nothing great. Very crowded. Ha Breath of Life show is good but long. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line