This was our first time cruising with Celebrity and first time in Hawaii! Overall we really loved the cruise! We had five days at sea and loved the relaxing, slow paced days! We could be as busy or as not busy as we wanted... it was wonderful! We loved exploring Hawaii and we thought doing that via a cruise was awesome! It was nice being able to spend at least a day or two in each place and take the time to see all we could. Each evening after exploring the islands we were excited to go back on the ship as it just felt like home! We loved that!
We heard the food would be absolutely amazing on this ship and we didn't necessarily be the case. The food in the dining room was good, but not jaw dropping. We did love the buffet and thought the breakfast was amazing... fresh waffles with whipped cream? Yes, please! We missed having more "typical" foods in the buffet and dining room.. perhaps thats the point with a higher class ship, but we missed some of those comfort foods.
Don't forget to try the free pastries and treats at Cafe El Bacio- they were amazing and I didn't learn about them until our cruise was almost complete. You cannot get those same pastries and tarts anywhere else on the ship. YUM! Don't miss out!
Our cabin was great.. plenty of storage, comfortable bed. The standout to us was our stateroom attendant John. He was efficient, organized, kind, and thoughtful!
We flew in a day early and explored Granville Island. Loved it!
We did a private tour with Ricky's Tours... he was great! It was a six hour tour that explored alllllll over Hilo. We went to Volcano National Park, Macadamia Nut Factory, Black Sand Beach, and much much more. He was friendly and taught us so much!
We loved Maui! Lahaina was such a fun town. We explored Front Street and had a blast! We went to the Old Lahaina Luau and LOVED it! It was the first time we really felt like we were in Hawaii. Worth the money! We also went snorkeling with Gemini Charters and loved it! Maui was our favorite spot!
We had an Uber take us to Hapuna Beach and it was breathtaking! It took about 45mins to get to but it was worth the drive. It was quiet and beautiful and stunning! The water was crystal clear and it felt like our private beach! Wow!