Points of Interest
- Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial
- Battleship Missouri Memorial
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
At the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center, enjoy time to wander through the exhibits and museums. View a 23-minute movie about the infamous bombing and board a Navy vessel for a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, commemorating the 1,177 crewmen (75 were recovered, 1,102 remain entombed there) killed during the surprise attack.
Then visit the USS Missouri Memorial berthed on the former "battleship row" at Ford Island. The 887 foot long "Mighty Mo" battleship is a living museum that offers guests a glimpse into the past and the experience of being aboard a ship that is alive with history as well as modern technology. You will be educated and entertained with exhibits, memorabilia and activities that give you a sense of what life at sea was like aboard the world's last and most celebrated battleship.
Discover the thrilling details of the kamikaze attack on the Missouri; stand in the shadows of the 16-inch guns that pummeled Inchon, Korea; see where 28 Tomahawk missiles were launched during the Gulf War and stand on the "Signature Deck" where General Douglas MacArthur stood when Japanese officials signed and presented him with the "Articles of Surrender" that ended World War II.
Special Notes:If this tour is sold out, guests might also be interested in HNL-115: Call to Duty: Pearl Harbor Museums & Memorials (a more immersive, full day experience.)
Expect crowds when visiting the USS Arizona Memorial. The wait to view both the film at the Visitor Center and then to board the motorlaunch service to the memorial can take approximately 1 3/4 hours. This tour is not available for passengers ending their cruise in Honolulu.
On rare occasions the Navy may discontinue the harbor tour of Battleship Row and around the Arizona Memorial due to weather and safety concerns. If the launches are not operating, the visit to the Visitors Center will still be made to provide an opportunity to take pictures of the Memorial, attend the film in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater, visit the Exhibit Galleries as well as to tour Remembrance Circle and Submarine Memorial. For an additional cost, passengers may also choose to visit the USS Bowfin submarine.
Security measures prohibit items such as backpacks, fanny packs, camera bags, and purses in the memorial. Limited storage is available at the memorial for a small fee. Swim suits and tank tops are not permitted at the Arizona Memorial.