Silversea Luxury Cruises A Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Here is Hawaii's only true metropolis, its seat of government, center of commerce and shipping, entertainment and recreation mecca, a historic site, and an evolving urban area—conflicting roles that engender endless debate and controversy. For the visitor, Honolulu is an everyman's delight: hipsters and scholars, sightseers and foodies, nature lovers and culture vultures all can find their bliss.

Once there was the broad bay of Mamala and the narrow inlet of Kou, fronting a dusty plain occupied by a few thatched houses and the great Pakaka heiau (shrine).

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Nosing into the narrow passage in the early 1790s, British sea captain William Brown named the port Fair Haven. Later, Hawaiians would call it Honolulu, or "sheltered bay." As shipping traffic increased, the settlement grew into a Western-style town of streets and buildings, tightly clustered around the single freshwater source, Nuuanu Stream. Not until piped water became available in the early 1900s did Honolulu spread across the greening plain. Long before that, however, Honolulu gained importance when King Kamehameha I reluctantly abandoned his home on the Big Island to build a chiefly compound near the harbor in 1804 to better protect Hawaiian interests from the Western incursion.

Two hundred years later, the entire island is, in a sense, Honolulu—the City and County of Honolulu. The city has no official boundaries, extending across the flatlands from Pearl Harbor to Waikiki and high into the hills behind.

The main areas (Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, Downtown, Chinatown) have the lion's share of the sights, but greater Honolulu also has a lot to offer. One reason to venture farther afield is the chance to glimpse Honolulu's residential neighborhoods. Species of classic Hawaii homes include the tiny green-and-white plantation-era house with its corrugated tin roof, two windows flanking a central door and small porch; the breezy bungalow with its swooping Thai-style roofline and two wings flanking screened French doors through which breezes blow into the living room. Note the tangled "Grandma-style" gardens and many ohana houses—small homes in the backyard of a larger home or built as apartments perched over the garage, allowing extended families to live together. Carports, which rarely house cars, are the island's version of rec rooms, where parties are held and neighbors sit to "talk story." Sometimes you see gallon jars on the flat roofs of garages or carports: these are pickled lemons fermenting in the sun. Also in the neighborhoods, you find the folksy restaurants and takeout spots favored by the islanders.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursões em Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Hawaii's Tropical Treats

Indulge you senses with the irresistible flavours, aromas and sights of scenic Oahu during this panoramic, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Waialua Sugar Mill & Coffee-Tasting

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to Waialua. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the Waialua Sugar Mill and participate in a special tasting of their rare, aromatic Oahu-grown coffee. Following your tour and tasting, some free time is made available for shopping at your leisure. Leaving Waialua, re-board your coach and drive through the colourful art and surfing town of Haleiwa, then along the picturesque North Shore coastline en route to Shark's Cove.


Shark's Cove, Kahuku Farms and Country Café Lunch

Upon arrival at Shark's Cove, a photo stop is made for spectacular panoramic vistas over the coast and Pacific Ocean. Following your visit, re-board your coach and proceed for a naturally delicious, farm-to-table lunch with a freshly-made tropical smoothie at the Kahuku Farms and Country Café. After lunch, take a guided stroll at Kahuku Farms, one of the most beautiful on Oahu's North Shore, and learn about the history, people and crops of this special place.


Manoa Chocolate Factory & Tasting

Next, a visit is made to the Manoa Chocolate Factory. During your guided walking tour, see and learn about the production of their distinctive island chocolates, which are made with cacao purchased directly from organic farm cooperatives in Mexico and Hawaii. The cacao is then crafted from bean-to-bar in small batches. Observe how Manoa chocolates are made through the crushing, winnowing and conching processes, join in a chocolate tasting and browse the gift shop. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximate 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing for approximately 481 yards (about 440 metres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 11 steps at the Manoa Chocolate Factory. Walking at the Waialua Sugar Mill, Kahuku Farms, Manoa Chocolate Factory is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least five years old to participate on this tour. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Natural Highlights of Oahu

Experience the spectacular natural beauty and highlights of Oahu during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Hanauma Bay and Diamond Head

Depart the pier for the short, scenic drive to the world-renowned Diamond Head, an extinct volcano whose calcite crystals in the lava rock resemble diamonds. After a photo stop overlooking the volcanic crater, re-board your coach and continue past the residential area of Kahala en route to breath-taking Hanauma Bay, a curved bay formed when the side of a crater collapsed thousands of years ago. Upon arrival, another photo stop is made for expansive views over its pristine, white-sand beaches and crystalline blue waters. A marine preserve, this protected cove features a large, rich coral reef that is home to an amazing array of sea-life.


Haloa Blowhole, Makapu'u Lighthouse

Next, re-board your coach and drive past Haloa Point, then proceed for a photo stop at the famous Haloa Blowhole. Here, when tide conditions are right, waves surging through a submerged lava tube erupt in a spectacular geyser of seawater. In addition, keep a keen eye out for a glimpse of giant humpback whales that frequent the waters here from December through May, and green sea turtles year-round. Leaving the Haloa Blowhole, re-board your coach and proceed for a photo stop at the Makapu'u Lookout. Take in dramatic views overlooking the prominent lighthouse and cliffs, which rise approximately 647 feet (about 192 metres) above sea level and were created as the result of several lava flows.


Pali Lookout

Following your visit, re-board your coach and ascend to higher elevations for breath-taking views of the island's lush windward side from the Pali Lookout, located in the rugged Ko'olau Mountains. After a photo stop here, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing for approximately 481 yards (about 275 metres), at times over slight inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Ths tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair, but is not recommended for guests with a fear of heights. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least five years old to participate on this tour. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour.

Paradise Cove Luau

Experience an unforgettable luau featuring traditional Hawaiian food, entertainment and fun during this half-day evening excursion to Paradise Cove.


Private Beach Estate, Lei Greeting, Mai Tai, and Island Games, Crafts and Activities

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to an approximately 12-acre (about 4.8-hectare) private beach estate. Upon arrival, receive a lei greeting, then walk to the estate's secluded beach for a refreshing Mai Tai drink. Afterward, discover the traditions of ancient Hawaii by taking part in authentic island games, crafts and activities.


'Shower of Flowers', 'Hukilau on the Beach', Net-Fishing Techniques and Imu Ceremony

Following the delightful 'Shower of Flowers', participate in the 'Hukilau on the Beach' and learn the net-fishing techniques of ancient Hawaii. Next, be seated and enjoy the time-honoured techniques of underground oven cooking at an Imu Ceremony in the estate's Imu Amphitheatre.


Paradise Cove Luau, and Hawaiian and Polynesian Singing and Dancing

As the sun melts into the sea, proceed to the Paradise Cove Luau, a traditional Hawaiian luau. Afterward, sit back and be amazed whilst award-winning performers entertain you with an unforgettable display of Hawaiian and Polynesian songs and dances. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 166 yards (about 152 metres), at times over uneven and sandy surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and a sweater or light jacket is recommended. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages. The tour is not exclusive for Silversea guests.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.