Infinity to Hawaii
We flew in a few days early in order to enjoy all that San Diego has to offer. Unfortunately, it was quite cool (by Florida standards) and rained most of the time. Regardless, we took the trolley tour and toured the aircraft carrier, the Midway. We stayed at the Holiday Inn on the Bay, but if you want the Holiday Inn across the street from the terminal, you want the Holiday Inn on the Bay. This hotel was full a year in advance of our cruise because of an international physician conference, so you might want to make reservations early if you want to stay there. There is a trolley stop in front of the ship terminal which is very convenient for seeing the sights of San Diego.
Departure day it was still raining. We had to wait for the ship to come up from the Baja coast where the previous passengers were disembarked earlier in the morning. We arrived at the terminal about 11 a.m. On checking in we were given a boarding number, so there were advantages to getting there early. However, the terminal is quite stark with metal chairs, so not the most comfortable place to wait. The ship arrived around 1 p.m. and we were allowed to board shortly thereafter.