We are 1st time visitors to Hawaii aboard the Princess Diamond Cruise Ship in October 2007. We are seasoned travelers and have looked at various options to tour the Islands. We would like to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial and attend the Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Our ship ports at 7:00 am and departs at 11:00 pm. We intend to take a taxi to tour Pearl Harbor then return to the ship to pick-up the excursion from the ship to the Polynesian Cultural Center and Luau. We understand that the Luau ends late and are concerned about missing the ship if we do the Luau on our own. Therefore, we think it is best, if we take the excursion from the ship to guarantee we make it back on the ship. Is this possible to perform both tours within the same day
I would think so, but you might want to consider using the ship's tour of Pearl Harbor as well due to potential long lines at Pearl Harbor. The tours usually have reserved times at the attractions, so they don't have to wait in long queues. If they do have to wait, though, they will have appropriate wait time built in.