February 20, 2006
I wanted a little time off before writing this review. I would give this cruise 4 stars, because the ship was 5 stars and the weather was 2 stars, but you can't blame the cruiseline for the weather. We left LA on February 20th returning March7th. We had 10 days at sea and only 4 in port since we couldn't get into Kauai for the weather. Only had 4 days of sun the entire trip, with the rest being cold, cloudy and windy.
Our first port was Hilo overcast with a high of 73, 2nd Kono partly cloudy and also 73, followed by Honolulu 75 and cloudy and Maui partly cloudy and 78. Otherwise our sea days were mostly cloudy and from 59-64 with moderate seas and up to 30 mile an hour winds.
We took 3 tours the volcano on Hilo[pretty good also saw the Thurston Lava Tube better then I had expected], the south of Kona tour seeing the Painted Church and the Place of Refuge[ also better then I had expected] and then rented cars in Honolulu and Lahaina.
The food, entertainment, service and room on the ship were just great. We had dinner on our balcony in Honolulu for an extra $100, but felt it was well worth the price. Flowers,drinks,music, exceptional food and or'dourves were included with our own private waiter and head of room service. Would definately do it again.
I am looking forward to our next cruise, but am glad it isn't until 2007. If anyone has any questions feel free to e-mail me. Ladybug5