As first time cruisers we were hoping for a relaxing holiday with 5 days at sea and then lovely visits to the Hawaiian Islands. We certainly got the latter but a relaxing holiday it was not.
First, avoid any embarkation that involves San Diego with a transfer to Ensenada - disastrous.
Second, the Spirit is looking tired and needs a refit.
Nice cabin but the plumbing seemed to be a bit inconsistent. Balcony was nice & large. Pity the people next door had to smoke all the time!
Great shore trip to the volcano.
Quaint town & has the Kona Brewing Company brewpub - highlight of the trip!
One-horse town but made up for by shore trip to volcano
Lovely city! Don't bother with the Pearl Harbor tour - or at least wait until the reconstruction is finished.