Honolulu (Oahu), Hawaii

Honolulu (Oahu), Hawaii

Honolulu is the capital of the state of Hawaii. Honolulu is the southernmost major city in the United States of America.

Aloha Tower is a 10 story tower, opened in 1926. The observation deck on the top floor has breathtaking views of Honolulu Harbour.

Hawaii Heritage Center offer tours of Honolulu’s Chinatown district.

Foster Botanical Garden features 4,000 species of tropical flora.

Hawaii State Art Museum feature ever changing themed exhibits.

Iolani Palace, completed in 1882, was the residence of Hawaii’s last reigning monarchs, King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani. Self-guided and guided tours are available.

Kawaiahao Church, built in 1842 with more than 14,000 coral blocks from reefs off Honolulu, has been the site of numerous notable events, including the marriage of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma.

See how Hawaii’s first missionaries lived at Mission Houses Museum (tours available).

Washington Place is the former home of Queen Liliuokalani. It’s been the official residence of the governor of Hawaii since 1921.

Shangri La was the home of the reclusive heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke. Striking architectural features and more than 3,500 treasures including ceramics, paintings and carpets are highlights of the tours (available with reservations).

For something a little different, North Shore Shark Adventures offer up close shark encounters via a 7ft barred cage.

Hawaiian cuisine is a mix of many foods brought by immigrants to the Islands, particularly American, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Polynesian and Portuguese. As a result, there is a huge range of choice available in local restaurants.

The disabled cruiser visiting Honolulu 

Where You’re Docked

Most cruise ships dock the piers adjacent to Aloha Tower Marketplace. NCL’s Pride of America, which is based year round in Honolulu, docks at Pier 2.

The nearby Aloha Tower Marketplace is full of shops and restaurants.

Taxis are available from Aloha Tower Marketplace, adjacent to Piers 8 and 9.

Most of the island is covered by TheBus, Oahu’s transit system.

Waikiki Trolley operates more than 50 trolleys on three lines. Free route brochures are available at the Waikiki Trolley’s information kiosks at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Centre and Ward Warehouse.

Good to Know

Heavy traffic 

Getting Around

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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The official currency is the US Dollar.


English is spoken everywhere.


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Points of Interest

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Honolulu Accessible Excursions

Whether your cruise ship stops in 

Honolulu Accessible Guided Tour

This 4 hour accessible