Hubs and I celebrated our 6th anniversary at the beginning of the month and since it’s our last one in Hawaii, we decided to go big. Also, it was one of the last few things on our bucket list so going on a dinner cruise just seemed to be a good idea. The other anniversaries we celebrated here were pretty sweet too, snorkeling and eating at Morimoto’s, but this one was different. Since finding out I have celiac disease, eating out at restaurants is a scary thing. I looked up the different menus for the 2 dinner cruise ships and decided to go with the Sunset Dinner with the Atlantis Company. They offer a buffet that is local grinds, which I would have loved but a lot of them have soy sauce in them and that has gluten. The dinner was a fixed menu and the only thing I couldn’t eat was the taro roll and cake. Not too shabby.
Once we got on board, we were seated. I opted to pay the upcharge for a guaranteed window seat. The lady at ITR (military ticketing sales) tried to convince me not to because the “ship is really open” but I am glad I did because the seats in the middle were super close to each other so you were practically sitting at tables with strangers. No thanks. Hubs ate both the rolls and I ate the shrimp cocktail, and Hubs had a cocktail while we waited to leave the dock. Once we got to floating, we ate our salad and main course. This was the first time either one of us had been served an entire lobster but Hubs opened ours like a champ. Not unlike the table next to use who called the waitress back and no shit said, “Can you make this food for us?” And she did. She grabbed some plastic gloves and broke down their lobster. It was insane. We got our dessert after the sunset, it was chocolate mousse on top of a cake. I ate some of the mousse without the cake and it was pretty good. Hubs said the cake was dry so I’m not too mad I couldn’t eat it.
The headliner for the cruise is the sunset. It’s called the Sunset Dinner Cruise for goodness sake! Now, we’ve seen some cool sunsets here on Oahu and even one at the volcanoes on the Big Island but watching the sun “fall” into the ocean was totally amazing. Literally, one minute the sun was there, the next it was gone. We got a good seat on the top of the boat but then just as the sun was saying it’s final good-bye, the boat turned, but we were still able to watch the sun disappear. Totally worth sitting up on top of boat, being beaten by the wind.
It was such a cool night. Since we went on a Friday, the cruise also hangs out in the water until the fireworks at the Hilton go off so we got to see some fireworks too. If you are ever on Oahu and need a fun date night, this is a great idea!