1. Home
  2. Cruise Destinations
  3. Around the World Cruises
  4. Around the World Cruise Reviews

5 Honolulu to World Cruise Reviews

left Honolulu 12 hours late five days at sea activities were average some shows were good but the rest you could give a miss a lot of Australians on board don't think royal carribean had much experience dealing with aussies shut the ... Read More
left Honolulu 12 hours late five days at sea activities were average some shows were good but the rest you could give a miss a lot of Australians on board don't think royal carribean had much experience dealing with aussies shut the bar next to the pool at nine at night just when people want to kick back food was very average no fresh vegetables to speak of toast in the morning was terrible could not eat it without breaking your teeth as for the coffee it was undrinkable no water in your stateroom unless you wanted to pay $6.50 for a large bottle could get water near the pool but was not allowed to fill your water bottle up for health reasons only a cup was supposed to be on mytime dining was on the understanding that we could eat anytime between the time of 6.30 and 8.30 but ending up being told we could only eat at 8.30 staff in general were very nice but they are overworked and very much underpaid for a company that prides itself on the way it does business it should start paying its staff better the shore excursions were well and truly overpriced if you waited until you embarked you could pick up a executions on the pier at a reasonable price cabin was reasonable but you get what you pay for were told drinks and cigarettes were a lot cheaper between mexico and Hawaii and then went up on next leg Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
We were looking forward to our cruise from Honolulu to Sydney via Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Suva and Isl of Pines. The ship really, basically too old! Our window cabin number 3064. Incredibly noisy! My wife complained each night ... Read More
We were looking forward to our cruise from Honolulu to Sydney via Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Suva and Isl of Pines. The ship really, basically too old! Our window cabin number 3064. Incredibly noisy! My wife complained each night for 5 nights at Round 2am. Told , sorry, nothing we can do. Even ear plugs weren't enough! Finally they moved us to cabin 6506, balcony. Nice we thought! NOT! Only to find it had a rattle in the sliding door that the people in it before us couldn't stand so were moved to another cabin. Ear plugs the rest of the trip just did the job. Maintenance man couldn't fix it! Minimal storage in these balcony cabins. No water pressure in the sink and toilet. They said that's normal. After 20 odd cruises I think not. Went to lunch in the dining room one day at 5 to 1 to be told sorry we are closing. I complained it's only early but was told go to the windjammer as the dining room is open 11.30 to 1. Are they kidding. Who has lunch at 11.30? TV. Same 10 year old movies and programmed the whole trip. No news no fox no cnn. Never had that on any cruise before. Entertainment not bad and food overall not bad. Would I recommend you to book this ship? No I can't . They will need to lift their game to be successful out of Aus. Many people I spoke to said the same. If you book it just don't book our rooms. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
break down first day spent at dock, 2 days in pool goes green needs emptying. cabin smelly noisy, broken tap and water running. industrial fans in hallways to get rid of sewrage smell, staff washing coridors stairs and lifts with ... Read More
break down first day spent at dock, 2 days in pool goes green needs emptying. cabin smelly noisy, broken tap and water running. industrial fans in hallways to get rid of sewrage smell, staff washing coridors stairs and lifts with disinfectant because of disentry and flu. t.v pre taped in Mexican and old movies no live t.v or news in 18 days. internet package $200 pluss. grand ballroom entrance way with dance foor. movie theartre screen by pool. piano bar repetitive after 18 days same artist same songs. price list mexico to Hawaii beer $4 cocktail $8 cigaretts $3 Hawaii to Sydney beer $6.50 cocktail $14 cigaretts$10. after booking my time dining with travel agent we were told all seats were full dining time 8.30 by then food over cooked dry and unedable. breakfast toast rock hard slimmey eggs fruit hard and green coffee over brewed and undrinkable. staff wounderfull over worked and underpaid. envelopes left in room for staff tips after already paying gratuities. felt tottaly ripped off and would never go on another Royal caribbian cruise. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
So Let me begin with a quick overview of ourselve. We do try to cruise once a year and have never been to Alaska or Hawai'i. Last year we did the Caribbean as well as Europe and that has been our geatest vacation thus far. I do hope ... Read More
So Let me begin with a quick overview of ourselve. We do try to cruise once a year and have never been to Alaska or Hawai'i. Last year we did the Caribbean as well as Europe and that has been our geatest vacation thus far. I do hope this one tops that :) We have been planning this (and paying for this) for eight months now and hope it all works out according to plan :) We both have just hit our fourties so it's a well needed vacation. I will outline our intended itinerary at the end of this page and before each day review. But, quickly, we are doing two days in Honolulu, an eleven day cruise with the Carnival Legend then a seven day cruise with the Norwegian Sun. So here goes the Hawai'i portion of our tail, and you will all see how crazy things can go without your consent. And how even with a tightly planned itinerary you have to be up for anything :) I hope you all enjoy, and I want to take this time, in advance, to say thank you to all that express that fact. Just in case I miss doing so within the review. Here Goes.... Our Intended Itinerary :) Have Pre-purchased Go Oahu Card $345./2 And Entertainment book $17.50 Tuesday 5/5/15 Arrive in Honolulu @10:45 p.m. Rent car for three days, drive to White Sands Hotel. Try to sleep beyond our excitement ;). Wednesday 5/6/2015 Oahu (5:00-7:30am) Wake early and attempt Diamond Head crater on our own (Free w/ Purchase of Go Oahu Card ) (7:30-1:30pm) Drive Our Rented Car To Makani Catamaran (Free w/Go Oahu Card) (2:00-6:00pm) Rent Sccoters (Free w/Go Oahu Card) Drive To Aloha Stadium Flea Market/Shop/Eat Return Scooters, Return To Hotel (7:00-11:30pm) Oahu Ghost Tours($90.00 w/Entertainment Book Coupon) Return to Hotel Thursday 5/07/2015 Ouha (6:30am) Drive to Pearl Harbor U.S.S. Arizona (must pick up tickets one hour in advance Free W/Go Oahu Card) Pacific Aviation Museum (Free W/Go Oahu Card) Battleship Missouri (Free W/Go Oahu Card) Return to U.S.S. Arizona For Tour *Must Cut Tour Short* (12:00-1:00) Drive To Polynesian Cultural Center For Ha Breath Of Life Diner Show And Luau (Free W/Go Oahu Card) Return To Hotel Friday 5/08/2015 Oahu (8:00-11:00) Kualoa Ranch Movie Sites And Ranch Tour (Free W/Go Oahu Card) (1:30) Big Kahuna Parasailing ($68/2 w/Entertainment Book Coupon) Sea Life Park (Free W/Go Oahu Card) Return Car Check Into Ship/ Sail To Maui Saturday 05/09/2015 Maui Rent Car Drive Road To Hana At Our Leisure Haleakalā National Park Sunset @6:00 pm Return Car/ Return To Ship/Sail To Hilo Sunday 05/10/2015 Hilo Rent Car Akaka Falls State Park Volcanoes National Park With Diner And night Lava Viewing (HawaiiActivities.com $227.00) Go Rouge, Let Ship Leave Without Us And Drive To Next Port Get Hotel In Kona Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts Monday 05/11/2015 Wake Late/Free Day/Breakfast/Shopping/Relaxing Catch Ship/Sail To Kauai Tuesday 05/12/2015 70 Min Air Tour(Air Adventures Hawaii $164.00 For 2 W/ Entertainment Book Coupon) Catch Ship/ 5 Sea Days Wednesday 05/13/2015 @Sea Thursday 05/14/2015 @sea (Slot Pull 1p.m. in Casino) Friday 05/15/2015 @Sea Saturday 05/16/2015 @Sea Sunday 05/17/2015 @ Sea Monday 05/18/2015 Vancouver Canada Disembark Carnival Legend Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
First, the good news. Shashi and Charlie, our waiters for the majority of our evening meals, and Roberta, our sommelier, were wonderful. They are very friendly, helpful, accommodating, and have provided excellent service. In addition, ... Read More
First, the good news. Shashi and Charlie, our waiters for the majority of our evening meals, and Roberta, our sommelier, were wonderful. They are very friendly, helpful, accommodating, and have provided excellent service. In addition, Bernardo, our room steward, provided excellent service. These people are to be commended and have represented Celebrity very well. Now, the bad news. We booked our tickets because of the 1-2-3 Go promotion. According to the offer, the “Savings Offer is combinable with one other offer including 123Go offer”. We booked our cruise on March 1st and had wanted the on-board credit. However, when we boarded the ship, we found that we did not have the on-board credit. The explanation from Guest Relations was that we had another discount (a so-called “Resident Discount”), and that the 1-2-3- Go promotion did not apply. When we booked the cruise, the web site never clearly stated that the 1-2-3- Go promotion did not apply contrary to what the promotional e-mail had stated. This felt like the classic “bait and switch” to us and has given us the impression that Celebrity Cruise Lines is not a reputable company. The lock on our door to the cabin was broken. Despite notifying both the cabin steward and Guest Relations on the first day of the cruise, these was no attempt to fix it. To us, this represents a lack of concern to maintain the ship in first rate operating order. Celebrity touts itself as providing luxury, yet other cruise lines are providing superior service at a similar or cheaper cost. Perhaps this is clearer to us because we took a Princess cruise in January and the differences are fresh in our minds. Please note that the differences stated below were not due to differences in various perks. Both cruises were our third cruise with the respective cruise lines. Some examples include: 1. In the Ocean View Café (the buffet), we had to get our own drinks. On Princess, the waiters asked us what we would like to drink and got our drinks for us. 2. On Princess, our stateroom was provided with fresh fruit each day (without additional expense). 3. On Princess, we were able to reserve the same table for dinner for the entire cruise and did not have to make reservations every day. 4. On Princess, the shore excursion staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. In contrast, the shore excursion staff on the Solstice did not seem to be very knowledgeable and seemed to be somewhat annoyed that we were asking for information. 5. On Princess, Zumba classes were provided free for the entire cruise (10 days) versus the Solstice where there was a charge after one or two free classes. The food on Princess was very good. In contrast, the food on the Solstice was only fair (sub-par for a "luxury cruise ship"). Some specific examples include: 1. The steak on the Classic menu was somewhat tough and was over cooked. We have had much better sirloin steaks at Applebee’s, which is by no means a high class restaurant. 2. Most of the fish was over cooked and was dry. 3. The prime rib and the Osso Bucco (which was also over cooked) were rather tasteless. 4. The chilled soups were unimaginative. We have had much better chilled soups on both Norwegian and Princess Cruise Lines. Finally, this is the first trip (out of 9 cruises) where we have gotten sick. We lost a day in Maui and the day in Kona because of “gastronomic issues” (diarrhea). We are very careful to wash our hands, use the sanitizer, etc. We believe we may have gotten sick from the food, but this cannot be proven without testing the food. This was our second cruise on the Solstice. We went on an Alaskan cruise two years ago and enjoyed that trip very much. However, something has changed in the interim. The food, service, and value is not as good as it once was. There are other cruise lines that provide better value for the money. This was our last cruise on a Celebrity ship. Note: We responded to the on-line survey in early May and waited to post this review to see if Celebrity Cruises would respond to our concerns. In the eight weeks that have passed, we have received nothing from the cruise line (except more promotional offers); perhaps, this is just another indication that Celebrity is not the best! Read Less
Sail Date April 2015

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click