I've been reading through the reviews and have noted that I actually travelled on the same cruise as Carl, however my booking was through New Zealand based Wild Earth Travel. Carl has done an excellent summary of the cruise, I could not agree with his comments more.
In particular -
a) the crew made us feel like family, they were so welcoming and really embodied the Hawaiian hospitality.
Very tidy cabin. Not luxuriously appointed, but it had everything that we needed.