Spend your time in port on Oahu on a Pearl Harbor and Honolulu shore excursion. Step back in time and learn about Hawaii's fascinating history and its leaders at the Iolani Palace and King Kamehameha's statute. Visit the Punchbowl National Cemetery to commemorate those who served in the Armed Forces. And board the USS Arizona Memorial, where you can feel the emotions of the fateful day when the US was attacked at Pearl Harbor.
After being picked up from your cruise ship pier, your Oahu shore excursion will start in downtown Honolulu, where you'll visit Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii's monarchy. Learn about the life of King Kalakaua, the first monarch to circumnavigate the globe. Marvel at the opulence of the only palace in the United States, and uncover the secrets of the royal kingdom before its downfall.Next, you'll learn about King Kamehameha, the great leader who conquered the Hawaiian Islands and formally established the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1810. Without King Kamehameha's unification of the islands, Hawaii may have been conquered by competing western interests. King Kamehameha's statute celebrates Hawaii's greatest king. The Punchbowl National Cemetery sits high on a wall on Puowaina Crater overlooking the graves of the cemetery. Get amazing views of Waikiki and Diamond Head, while commemorating the veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War - and the Vietnam War. The USS Arizona Memorial is the final resting place of the 1,177 crew members who lost their lives on December 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The national memorial commemorating the attack that thrust the United States into World War II spans the mid-portion of the sunken battleship.When your tour is over, you’ll be dropped off at Waikiki or the airport. This post-cruise shore excursion is available for Norwegian Cruise Line passengers on debarkation day and for passengers with flight times after 5:30pm. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to Waikiki or the airport. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.