Kauai Luau Excursion Reviews

To go to a Luau in Kauai is to venture into an unforgettable world of rich culture and delicious cuisine -- a must do!
Although we booked this well in advance of sailing, our seats were so far back that we really ...
Sail Date: March 2019
Although we booked this well in advance of sailing, our seats were so far back that we really didn't see any of the show. The food was mediocre and from my experience living in HI, not particularly authentic.
Although we booked this well in advance of sailing, our seats were so far back that we really didn't see any of the show. The food was mediocre and from my experience living in HI, not particularly authentic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The show was great, fantastic, just wow.
Sail Date: March 2019
The show was great, fantastic, just wow. Go to this for the show, it was great. As for the food the pork was really good. the rest of the buffet was really bland. never got to try desert since they didn't have enough food for ... Read More
The show was great, fantastic, just wow. Go to this for the show, it was great. As for the food the pork was really good. the rest of the buffet was really bland. never got to try desert since they didn't have enough food for everyone. the excursion said it was 4.5 - 5 hours, it was really 2.5 hours. the rest of the time was travel. ended up taking an Uber back to the boat since we didn't want to wait 1.5 hours for a bus to pick us up. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This family really knows how to feed and entertain!
Sail Date: March 2019
This family really knows how to feed and entertain! The food is really good, especially the pork. But the show after dinner was beyond our expectations. Dancing and singing along with a cultural history lesson. And the fire dancer was ... Read More
This family really knows how to feed and entertain! The food is really good, especially the pork. But the show after dinner was beyond our expectations. Dancing and singing along with a cultural history lesson. And the fire dancer was awesome! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent show put on by the natives.
Sail Date: February 2019
Excellent show put on by the natives. I usually am not a fan of shows like this but it was very well designed and moving. The transportation and waiting lines to and from the event were too long and they closed down the bars and ... Read More
Excellent show put on by the natives. I usually am not a fan of shows like this but it was very well designed and moving. The transportation and waiting lines to and from the event were too long and they closed down the bars and restrooms while people still had to wait 30+ minutes before getting on the buses. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Show was slow.
Sail Date: January 2019
Show was slow. But good. Fire part was excellent. Food ok.
Show was slow. But good. Fire part was excellent. Food ok. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Luau itself was excellent.
Sail Date: January 2019
The Luau itself was excellent. The experience getting off the ship and to the Luau was very disorganized
The Luau itself was excellent. The experience getting off the ship and to the Luau was very disorganized Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
11 hours with bus tour of island and Luau.
Sail Date: December 2018
11 hours with bus tour of island and Luau. Nice day.
11 hours with bus tour of island and Luau. Nice day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This Luau was incredible!
Sail Date: November 2018
This Luau was incredible! We ate at the Manor and then attended the show which was so amazing!
This Luau was incredible! We ate at the Manor and then attended the show which was so amazing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great luau.
Sail Date: November 2018
Great luau. Lots of people and lots of fun. They truly make it a Hawaiian experience. The food was delicious!
Great luau. Lots of people and lots of fun. They truly make it a Hawaiian experience. The food was delicious! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Luau was excellent, try to get VIP seating if possible, but still good seating if VIP not available.
Sail Date: October 2018
Luau was excellent, try to get VIP seating if possible, but still good seating if VIP not available. Food and drinks were excellent. Transportation was very organized, I would recommend it.
Luau was excellent, try to get VIP seating if possible, but still good seating if VIP not available. Food and drinks were excellent. Transportation was very organized, I would recommend it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Luau is good but the food is terrible, look like the food on the ship.
Sail Date: September 2018
Luau is good but the food is terrible, look like the food on the ship. We also did an helicopter tour, booked online, saved $$$. Totally worth it, the mountain in Kauai are beautiful. Safari helicopter did a very good job. Paul was our ... Read More
Luau is good but the food is terrible, look like the food on the ship. We also did an helicopter tour, booked online, saved $$$. Totally worth it, the mountain in Kauai are beautiful. Safari helicopter did a very good job. Paul was our pilot. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Food so so but show is not to be missed.
Sail Date: September 2018
Food so so but show is not to be missed. Fabulous!
Food so so but show is not to be missed. Fabulous! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Smith's Luau was GREAT!
Sail Date: July 2018
Smith's Luau was GREAT! We thoroughly enjoyed it. They picked us up and dropped us off at the pier. We took a short tram ride thru the foliage, saw how the pig is cooked, had free cocktails with entertainment during the buffet style ... Read More
Smith's Luau was GREAT! We thoroughly enjoyed it. They picked us up and dropped us off at the pier. We took a short tram ride thru the foliage, saw how the pig is cooked, had free cocktails with entertainment during the buffet style dinner then saw an amazing show at the amphitheater afterwards. Everything was under cover so we did not get wet when it rained. Highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Discover Kauai and Luau was a good day!
Sail Date: July 2018
Discover Kauai and Luau was a good day! We saw so much and such a wide variety: beaches, canyon- amazing sight! Went to Kauai coffee plantation, ended day at Luau. We really enjoyed the Luau, entertainment and food. Overall it was a great ... Read More
Discover Kauai and Luau was a good day! We saw so much and such a wide variety: beaches, canyon- amazing sight! Went to Kauai coffee plantation, ended day at Luau. We really enjoyed the Luau, entertainment and food. Overall it was a great day, just long, but do recommend it as a way to get to see a lot. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful grounds, great food and wonderful show!
Sail Date: June 2018
Beautiful grounds, great food and wonderful show!
Beautiful grounds, great food and wonderful show! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great entertainment and wonderful story told in dance and acting.
Sail Date: May 2018
Great entertainment and wonderful story told in dance and acting. Loved the fire twirlers! Very well done! All seats were good seats even thought this is a big venue. Typical Luau food but tasty and well prepared. We got two alcoholic ... Read More
Great entertainment and wonderful story told in dance and acting. Loved the fire twirlers! Very well done! All seats were good seats even thought this is a big venue. Typical Luau food but tasty and well prepared. We got two alcoholic drinks as well. I'd recommend this! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Smith family luau was fantasic.
Sail Date: May 2018
Smith family luau was fantasic. This was our favorite excurison.
Smith family luau was fantasic. This was our favorite excurison. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good food and all you could enjoy.
Sail Date: May 2018
Good food and all you could enjoy. vouchers for drinks. I had two vouchers and could only finish one drink!
Good food and all you could enjoy. vouchers for drinks. I had two vouchers and could only finish one drink! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was our favorite Hawaii experience.
Sail Date: April 2018
This was our favorite Hawaii experience. We took a boat tour of the river and then landed at the grotto. It was simply beautiful. Sadly it was a rainy day so they performed the Hawaiian wedding song on the boat. The singers were fun and ... Read More
This was our favorite Hawaii experience. We took a boat tour of the river and then landed at the grotto. It was simply beautiful. Sadly it was a rainy day so they performed the Hawaiian wedding song on the boat. The singers were fun and kept us entertained. The Smith Family Luau was excellent. The grounds were beautiful and everything was well run. From the drinks, to the food to the actual show it was perfect! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Best food of the trip!
Sail Date: March 2018
Best food of the trip! Smith's was great! Would definitely go again.
Best food of the trip! Smith's was great! Would definitely go again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
food was just ok.
Sail Date: February 2018
food was just ok. Entertainment was great.
food was just ok. Entertainment was great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fun evening, but the rain put a damper on it.
Sail Date: February 2018
Fun evening, but the rain put a damper on it. Would like to have seen more of the gardens and outside grounds, but could not. Under the pavilion it was just fine, good entertainment and food.
Fun evening, but the rain put a damper on it. Would like to have seen more of the gardens and outside grounds, but could not. Under the pavilion it was just fine, good entertainment and food. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We loved the luau.
Sail Date: February 2018
We loved the luau. The dancers were great and it was nice the way it was like a play that told a story. Our expectations of the food were low as we kept hearing that luau food is not good, but we thought the food was pretty good. You ... Read More
We loved the luau. The dancers were great and it was nice the way it was like a play that told a story. Our expectations of the food were low as we kept hearing that luau food is not good, but we thought the food was pretty good. You got two drink tickets with the package and additional drinks were $5 each which wasn't bad but you had to get all your drinks before the show started and you could not get one per person so we just went a couple times during dinner and we were all set. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was our highlight, the beauty, the area, the luau show itself was unbelievable.
Sail Date: February 2018
This was our highlight, the beauty, the area, the luau show itself was unbelievable. The costumes and the story told and especially the fire torches, etc. You can't go to Hawaii and not do this, you won't be disappointed!
This was our highlight, the beauty, the area, the luau show itself was unbelievable. The costumes and the story told and especially the fire torches, etc. You can't go to Hawaii and not do this, you won't be disappointed! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Becoming embedded with the Hawaiian culture of food, dance and music gave us the true feeling of ...
Sail Date: December 2017
Becoming embedded with the Hawaiian culture of food, dance and music gave us the true feeling of being Hawaiian. Even though it rained, we came away with wonderful memories.
Becoming embedded with the Hawaiian culture of food, dance and music gave us the true feeling of being Hawaiian. Even though it rained, we came away with wonderful memories. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line