Points of Interest
- Iolani Palace
- Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
Travel back in time while your guide takes you on a journey to December 7, 1941 on a half-day tour via air-conditioned motorcoach to the historic Pearl Harbor, site of the attack that changed the world. 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. Drive through downtown Honolulu and see Iolani Palace, Washington Place, the State Capitol Building, and King Kamehameha's Statue. Then it's on to the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl Crater, the final resting place of Americans who gave their lives in service of their country.
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 naval launch around 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 motorlaunch service to 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.