Mu husband and I had a difficult year in 2012, with the loss of both of his parents. We decided that at Christmas we wanted to do something different and exciting to start off the new year in a positive direction. We had wanted to do the Hawaii cruise for several years and this seemed the perfect time. We had a marvelous time! The cruise was wonderful. Our room was comfortable, the food was great ( we especially enjoyed the freestyle cruising dining options), and the shore excursions were magical. There are a lot of people on the ship from many nations ( especially Asian) but that only added to the exotic nature of the trip. We would highly recommend this trip.