Hello. I haven't done the LA to Hawaii, but I was on the Regal june 2005. We did a R/T San Fran to Alaska on her. The ship is one of there oldest in there fleet. We usually cruise RCCL, and have done Carnival once. We were very happy with the Regal. I liked the decor. I would cruise her again, but, I do prefer larger ships. I tend to get a little stir crazy. I need lots of activities and stuff to look at. Enjoy your cruise.