Number of Cruises: 3
Cruise Line: Norwegian
Ship: Norwegian Star
Sailing Date: September 21st, 2003
Of course, in 7 days one can hardly touch the vastness of Hawaii. All of the islands are so lovely and have such different features. But during our 7 days, we experienced a lovely ship of beautiful amenities...nice rooms (though I have seen bigger...they were very nice-balcony 10th deck); great food (utilized the main dining room and two of the other dining options-great food), the service was excellent. Our room was well taken care of, the waiters and waitresses were always close at hand, and we had too much fun in the Bier Garten...with our favorite waitress, Brenda!
Actually, if one tried to do ALL of Hawaii in 7 days...even if staying on land...it would be totally exhausting. This cruise gave a sweet taste of the pleasures available and provide an excellent way to know what areas to explore during a longer stay. The upcoming Hawaiian cruise itineraries that provide 2 nights at port will be awesome! To be able to wander the Hawaiian beaches and streets at night will be so awesome and still to be able to be on ship and look at at the island splendor at night.
I have to admit....coming and going from the ports and looking upon all the beauty of the islands is very awesome...something one can not view if staying on the island for the entire stay.
There are many awful reviews of this cruise...and well, I think they are just a bunch of "looking for the bad' kind of folks and need to relax and just smell the fresh air for a while and put away the notebook.