I think this itinerary was mis-named. For me, South Pacific Treasures would have been more accurate, because it was traversing the South Pacific ocean that was the purpose of this cruise, with a total of 11 sea days. One day we were treated to 4-5 meter waves, another day 2 meter waves, another day it was a pacific ocean, smooth as a lake. Overnight of Oct. 5, we were treated to a beautiful full moon reflected on the water. As attractive as most of the stops were, spending time on open water was the central reality of this re-positioning cruise.
Embarkation in Honolulu was smooth, with a different look, we each received a shell necklace as we entered the registration area.
We cruised the Inside Passage on the Solstice last year, and it seemed a fair number of other passengers had previously been aboard this ship, allowing a comfortable familiarity for us. Certainly for us, the other passengers help make this a very enjoyable vacation. The many Australians we met during this trip were individually and as a group friendly and good-humored. The fun we had with our trivia team was a highlight of the whole cruise.
Our cabin showed the wear of continual use over the past few years, clearly visible scratches and dings on the furniture and doors. Of more concern was the time damaged cushion on the couch that had to be covered during the cruise, and sheer curtain that had to be repaired after we arrived, and the blackout curtain with the multiple pinholes that made star patterns after daylight. We liked the Aqua shower and the bathroom amenities. Having been on the Solstice, we were aware of the over-bed storage, and knew how to store our clothing in the provided spaces.