Port of Hawaii Guide

The location where the Port of Hawaii now sits is an ancient site dating back before 1100 AD. Located beside the famous Aloha Tower, and near Waikiki Beach, this beautiful port is a fantastic choice to start any cruise for your perfect trip.
Port of Hawaii is right beside the world-famous Aloha Tower!

Port of Hawaii Synopsis

Located in beautiful downtown Honolulu, Hawaii, the Port of Hawaii is part of Honolulu Harbor. Honolulu Harbor is an historic sight that Archaeologists say was bustling with human activity prior to 1100. The first European ship to enter the harbor was the British merchant ship King George in 1786. By 1850, the harbor became the official capital of Hawaii and Honolulu Harbor construction began to increase the size of the harbor. Fortunes were make trading sandalwood, fur and whale. In 1926, the world-famous Aloha Tower was completed. At the time, it was the tallest building in Hawaii. Similarly to the Statue of Liberty in New York City, Aloha Tower stands tall on the waterfront, welcoming people to the beautiful city of Honolulu and its world famous Waikiki Beach.

The Pride of America by the cruise line Norwegian is the only ship to stay in Hawaii year-round. However, the Radiance of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Millennium from Celebrity Cruise Lines, Carnival Legend from Carnival Cruise Lines, ms Noordam, ms Maasdam and ms Amsterdam from Holland America and Insignia from Oceania also embark from the Port of Hawaii. Hawaii is home to many beautiful islands so consider starting your cruise there. It can give you more time to relax and explore, instead of having a number of sea days on both ends of the trip if you sail from the mainland.

Port of Hawaii Location and Information Guide

  • The Port of Hawaii is on the on the east bank of the Honolulu Harbor near the mouth were it meets the Honolulu Channel. The primary terminal for the Port of Hawaii is the Pier 2 Cruise Terminal on Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, United States.
  • Passengers are invited to check out the famous Aloha Tower. This large, beautiful, historic landmark also offers a number of delicious restaurants and great retail stores. The tower is also halfway between the airport and Waikiki beach.
  • Passengers enter the terminal through the east side, in the middle of the building. There they pass through security. Make sure to have tickets and photo ID at the ready. All children and minors need a parent or guardian with them.
  • The cruise ship docks on the west side of the Terminal. Passengers will be directed to the proper gate for departure.
  • Hawaii is the largest city in Hawaii and the terminal is close to both downtown and the beach. Pier 2 Cruise Terminal is easily accessible by both bus and taxi. Renting a car is also a great option. Shuttles take passengers back and forth from the terminal and parking lots.

Check the Port of Hawaii website for information regarding departures, schedules and services. Make sure to book your parking lot space with Instapark!

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