The cruise was great.
Regarding: Celebrity Millennium. We did find most things a notch above Royal Caribbean. The ship interior was a bit nicer looking.
The ship gym and spa area, not as nice a Royal Caribbean.
The cabin was excellent. We had plenty of room for storage and we were very happy with how much room there was in the bathroom. We had robes in our room. Our cabin steward, while not overly friendly was very efficient. Loved that one wall was full of mirrors and it made the room seem much larger. The layout was excellent and our balcony was just fine. We loved that our room was fairly close to the elevator, and there was no noise.
Hilo is a very plain port, especially after the first two ports we visited. We had been here before. We enjoyed touring the Tsunami museum. We spent 90 minutes in the place, very interesting and sad.We walked around the town and took the bus back to the ship, which drove about 90 minutes throughout the city, so we got to see a lot of it.
For sure the prettier side of the big island. We met up with friends who live in Kona and they took us to lunch. We later visited Kekaha Kai State Park Beach which is just gorgeous.
While many people say Honolulu is too crowded or touristy, I just love this city. It is beautiful, with great beaches and so much to do. We did get on the hop on hop off bus and found that traffic really was too horrible in town for this make any progress, so we got off and walked. Had a great dinner at Ruths Chris Steak House, Awesome Mai Tai's at Duke's and we spent one extra night after getting off the ship at Outrigger Reef, a great room for a fairly good price. We also drove up to Disney Aulani Resort which is about 40 minutes from Waikiki. It is beautiful!