I agree the old lahaini luau on Maui the setting is beautiful. I was a little disappointed with the show. I thought they took a long time to start the show after eating and started off slow. The food was a ok not anything to rave about. The cost was $170 for my husband and I and we only had two drinks a piece. I thought the dancers on the ship were just as good as the one at the luau. The beach at the Lahani Luau was voted the 6th most beautiful beach in Hawaii. It was nice but I would not do it again.
Disappointeed but the only port we will be in long enough is Honolulu so guess we will look for something there...Does not really have to be a full luaua--just a nice Hawaiin meal & nice sunset view--nearby the ship would be nice I already have some previous suggestions from this board but anything else would be helpful---...
Possibly the most interesting and best quality Luau is in Honolulu - at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki Beach.
It is much more "slick" than the Disney-like events you experience elsewhere.
Instead of being herded like cattle, it is more like attending a concert. The seating and tables are not the usual picnic tables and "Sardine seating", but very comfortable.
The drinks are not the normally watered-down Mai Tais, but very good, The food is not the usual poorly cooked pork and stale pineapple, but actually very good. And the entertainment is not a couple of bored Hawaiian highschool students, but professional Hawaiian entertainers who are excellent.
The whole production reminds me of Hawaii in the 1960s.
We were on Maui and Kauai in November and did not book the Old Lahaina Restaurant in time, so we went to the Maui Marriott Luau and it was very disappointing. Check to see if they have a performance of the show ULALENA in Lahaina while you are on Maui. IT is incredible, A Hawaiian version ot Broadways Lion King with music, dance, and Hawaiian culture at its best. Try to get tickets on the side with the drums/ Eat at a nice restaurant in town and forget the Luau.