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Oahu Shore Excursion: North Shore and Polynesian Cultural Center

Location Oahu
Departure Saturday
From €104.42 per person
Departure Date

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  • Admission to Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Port pick up and drop-off
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch is not provided

Make the most of your time in port on Oahu with a shore excursion to the North Shore and the Polynesian Cultural Center. Stroll through Dole Pineapple Plantation, where you can try the famous pineapple whip. At Oahu's notorious North Shore, soak in the sunshine and stunning views of the world-famous surfing beaches. At the Polynesian Cultural Center, one of Oahu's top attractions, eight island villages give you the rare chance to discover the unique cultures of Hawaiian and other South Pacific people.

Your Oahu shore excursion starts with pickup at your cruise ship port. Your first stop is Dole Pineapple Plantation, where you'll dazzle your senses with the sight of rows of pineapples, ready to be handpicked, and the smell of the freshly cut tropical fruit, ready to be eaten. Learn how pineapples are grown during the Plantation Garden Tour, and make sure to try the delicious Dole pineapple whip.

Wander the boutique art markets in Haleiwa before venturing to Hawaii's quaint countryside and visiting Hawaii's world-famous surfing beaches on the North Shore, where talented surfers from around the world show off their skills on huge waves.

At the Polynesian Cultural Center, eight villages showcase the indigenous Polynesian cultures of Hawaii, Samoa, Aotearoa, the Marquesas, Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga and Tahiti. Real Polynesians share their ancient cultural traditions. You can sit back and enjoy the show, or jump in and join the fun! Watch Samoans climb a 40-foot coconut tree, try some savory Tahitian bread and learn some basic hula moves. Kids will enjoy the spear-throwing demonstrations, getting temporary tattoos and watching the fire-knife dancing performances.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Honolulu Pier for this activity. 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.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This shore excursion can only be booked by Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America passengers

Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by Juanita H , November 2016

Great option to spend the day coming off the cruise and waiting for flights back to Canada

Reviewed by diane k w , September 2013

I had not used your services before, but I found the check in very easy. The guide was wonderful. We enjoyed the cultural center. It was a wonderful way to spend the day since our flight was so late. Our suitcases were in the van and the drop off at the airport easy.

I know you guarantee getting us back to the ship on time, but if a trip should be cancelled because of weather would we get a refund?

Reviewed by Edward G , December 2012

Enjoyed the North Shore alot. The PCC not so much as it was a repeat of a show we saw aboard the cruise ship, but our driver did an excellent job of getting us to and from each show so we had good seats. He was very good at pointing out the major things to see so we didn't waste our time wandering around.