After thoroughly enjoying a New York to Bermuda cruise on NCL, we were hooked. Plans for a second cruise fell through so I was looking for our next opportunity. We were going to visit our daughter in Australia and decided to take the long way home. I saw a back to back cruise from Sydney to Tahiti and then Tahiti to Honolulu and booked it to experience the South Pacific — a place I dreamed about but never thought I’d ever visit. Apparently 270 fellow passengers felt the same way because that is how many remained to go on this Tahiti to Hawaii cruise.
Thumbs up for how NCL handled the transition day. We were in the same stateroom so we just had to turn over our passports for a few days, pick them up and get new keycards the night before transition day. We had stickers to wear so people knew we didn’t have to go to embarkation etc. No packing, have to vacate ship - none of that. Easy peasy.
The ship is kept scrupulously clean. We often met crew keeping the chrome shiny and the floors clean. They wash the pool devs down 2x a day.
We opted for a mid ship picture window cabin 50**. It was more than adequate for a 28 day trip. Plenty of storage, 3 large bags easily fit under the bed, and with the small door shoe caddy and strong magnet hooks we always cruise with, bathroom storage was sufficient. A nice surprise was a generous under sink drawer which stored all those “just in case” items!
Our cabin steward, Donek was really good to us and kept our room clean and made sure we understood what was happening on board.