Port reviews and tips for 14 Night Hawaii Carnival Journeys (Los Angeles Roundtrip) on 2018-10-13.

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California Departs at 4:30pm - Oct 13, 2018

"HEY IT'S CALIFORNIA...STAYED ON THE QUEENMARY THE NIGHT BE-4....HAD A BLAST THERE 2......" - harleydude1955
"I love Long Beach and always have fun at the restaurants/bars along the marina before our cruise. Parking in the garage is easy and currently costs $19 per day, we were off the ship at about 7 AM and for some reason were not charged for parking at all when we left...bonus!" - variety3
" Getting on the boat was the quickest smoothest process out of all of our previous cruises " - CruisinCarrillo

Kahului, Maui Arrives at 10:00am - Oct 18, 2018, Departs at 11:00pm - Oct 18, 2018

"Went snorkeling. Saw so many whales. Day was gorgeous!" - kmw6915
"We did the Road to Hana that day and loved it. We downloaded an app called Gypsy Guide to Road to Hana and it was awesome. It has a built in GPS that gives you history or information about an area as you approach it. The drive to and from the Road to Hana along the ocean was beautiful. We loved the Garden of Eden, well worth the stop and small admissions fee. " - sibleymm
"Don't do an excursion from the ship for the Road to Hana. Go to discount Hawaii car rental online and rent yourself a Jeep Wrangler and download the Gypsy Guide Road to Hanna app. It's a guided tour through the app and it's awesome. Just make sure you bring a blue tooth speaker because you can't plug your phone into the car unless you have an aux jack (IPhone 7 & 7 plus, you need a speaker)" - Cruiser65184240

Honolulu, Oahu Arrives at 9:00am - Oct 19, 2018, Departs at 11:00pm - Oct 19, 2018

"Don't miss Pearl Harbor. Town is super crowded with lots of shopping but nothing that isn't on the mainland. Do the Diamondhead stairs their worth the view " - bigdogclaire
"Make sure to schedule a tour to Pearl Harbor. " - sehoran86
"Wwe spent 5 days before the cruise and saw everything. " - c2sharks

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Arrives at 9:00am - Oct 20, 2018, Departs at 6:00pm - Oct 20, 2018

"The evening cruise past the flowing lava was exciting" - dadolimp
"You will have to board a tender boat to get to the island. You may have to navigate some steps to get down to the boats and be prepared for long lines waiting to get off. But, it is worth getting off the ship. As soon as you got to the dock, there was a beach. There were several large turtles that you could see swimming in the beautiful blue water. It is also a beautiful island. There were several vendors near the dock where you could buy things. The person we had planned to take a tour with never returned so we boarded an open bus and rode around for $2.00. We were dropped off at mall and then caught a free shuttle to Walmart. It was nice sitting down and still be able to see some of the island. " - Brenbren01
"We took the Kona-Mocha Tour and loved it! I enjoyed the coffee part of the tour a lot more than the first half. " - sehoran86

Hilo, Hawaii Arrives at 8:00am - Oct 21, 2018, Departs at 5:00pm - Oct 21, 2018

"Black Sand Beach and the National Volcanoes Park are must sees at this stop! " - sehoran86
"Hilo was nice. We did not plan any excursions because we did not want to go on any of the tours to the volcanos. However, we got off of the ship and took a tour from one of the vendors standing outside of the terminal. We heard about the houses that can be rented for one dollar ($1.00) for a hundred years and that it could be willed to family members to live there for the remainder of the time. It was $45.00 per person. We saw lava rocks and heard how this island was formed by a volcano. We were able to walk down to the black sand beach and see the lava rocks up close. We saw historic buildings that had withstood a tsunami and we went to the Rainbow Falls Lookout which we read creates rainbows. This was a beautiful site. We also went to a chocolate candy factory and got to sample some of the chocolates. I truly enjoyed this island." - Brenbren01
"Again, discount Hawaii car rental and Jeep on over to Volcano National Park. Get the Gypsy guide app for the Big Island and it will direct you to all the must see areas. I suggest going to the Punaluu Beach Park first to see the black sand and sea turtles and then make your way to the Volcanos. " - Cruiser65184240

Ensenada, Mexico Arrives at 3:00pm - Oct 26, 2018, Departs at 8:00pm - Oct 26, 2018

"Excellent! Went to the open market and blow hole. Played with baby lions, tigers, and jaguars! Ate fish tacos, drank some tequila! It was amazing! " - katypasin
"Took a cooking class in Ensenada. I believe it was a Taste of Mexico. It was one of the best excursions I have ever done. " - banananut
"Has the best strip of restaurants where you can get delicious tacos and GIANT margaritas for a penny! Some of the streets did get pretty crazy with parties so be a little careful if you have children with you. " - SaltyHair