When we got back to the ship in Kona, I had received a Tweet from a twitter friend who fully recommended the Kauai Luau. Immediately after reading the Tweet, the bartender started telling us that the Luau in Kauai was not to be missed. I sometimes believe in things happen for a reason..so with the timiing of these two events we could not miss the Kauai Luau. So we went down to the shore excursion desk and bought 2 tickets to the Luau. By the way, you can go to the same exact Luau in a separate shuttle for $30 less per person if you book it ahead of time through Shoretrips.
As recommended by the bartender and on twitter, you can’t cruise Hawaii and not go to the Kauai Luau. It was cool to see the Discovery Channel at the Luau taping. I heard some in the crowd suggest that the performers were on their “A” game because of the Discovery Channel taping. I have watched videos of their performances for other cruises. They bring their “A” game every night. Many people that I talked to, especially families with kids and teenagers, this was their favorite excursion. The food is OK, the open bar is good(very important note: it shuts down when the show starts), and the show is excellent!
The Kauai ATV Ranch Tour that I will write about in my next post was our favorite excursion. But the Luau was a close second!