This was our fifth cruise, the first three with Holland America and the last two with Celebrity. We had booked a veranda guarantee but the upgrade fairy put us in the Concierge category.
The cruise didn't start out on the best foot, when we got to the pier around noon, there was little help taking the luggage. We stood in line over a half an hour to drop our suitcases off at the baggage terminal door. Once we got in the terminal, there were very few people in line to check in as they were still outside waiting to get someone to take their bags.
We had 4 1/2 sea days going over. The seas were a little choppy but not too bad. The weather didn't really cooperate either as the only real good time was the last afternoon before arriving in Kauai. The night before they had a big island party by the pool and that got rained out about 1/2 hour after it started. We didn't really have Chamber of Commerce weather on any of the islands, some clouds and a few sprinkles on Oahu. Since we've been to Hawaii several times, we only booked one tour, the Wiamia Canyon Tour on Kauai. We got to the lookout point and the fog was so thick you couldn't see past the railing. It wasn't worth the $38 p.p. we paid but what can you say? Mother Nature does what she pleases.