We've traveled to Honolulu & Kauai often. We love both areas, with Kauai bring our favorite. Honolulu was great, they offered short early excursions to Pearl Harbour and other places if you wanted. The rest of the excursions throughout the week were great. There were a lot offered & they were all very busy. Getting off and on the Ship was very easy and simple. We got on the Tinder (lifeboat), in Hilo. It was a fun expierence & even though it took longer to get into the town, it was okay. There were many people there to help & their processes were very good.
The dining was very good for the most past. The restraunts that you paid extra for were great! Food was delicious. The Liberty & Skyline were good. The Aloha Buffet did have a Fruit & dessert bar that was great- included sugar free options, chocolate fountain, ice cream bar. They had several different food options too, burgers, roast, hotdogs, Asian foods. I personally didn't find anything there that I liked... But to each their own. There were a Lot of people earing at it- so maybe I just didn't have the right thing :)
I loved the Lei making classes. There were two Hawaiian embassadors onboard, who walked you through the classes. They were great, told you things about their culture and taught you a few of their key words. They also talked you through the Napali Coast line tour, which is at the end of the cruise.
We stayed in room 10682- the very back of the Ship. It was great to sail off & see everything. The sunrises were gorgeous! The room was cozy. Big enough for 2 people just fine. The deck was beautiful and large. Loved the lounge chairs & the. The two deck chairs. We spent many mornings & evenings reading on the boat. The only problem that I had with our room, was the deck above us. It had chairs & tables where passengers could eat. Anytime they moved a chair or table- you heard it scraping above you! When they cleaned the deck from midnight to 2 am on our morning in Maui- it was very annoying. On the upside though, they only did it once & it was fairly quiet the rest of the time.