May is an excellent month to cruise the Pacific. The northern Pacific has gone to sleep until November and the South Pacific hasn't awoken yet. You should have a great cruise! The first day out will be chilly for sure, but then it will gradually become warmer and warmer. Most people think days at sea are the best. You never know, you might be disappointed by the time you get to Hawaii.
We cruised for 10 days on the RCCL Vision of the Seas from Hawaii to Vancouver in May of 2003. Of all the cruises I've been on (currently 7), it was my favorite itinerary. Stopped at all the islands; tendered off Lahaina, Maui and Kona, Hawaii; docked at Nawiliwili, Kauai and Kona, Hawaii.
You will have a GREAT time. Islands are fantastic. Each one is unique.
Didn't catch which direction you're going. The at sea days were nice and relaxing after visiting the islands. We never had one day at sea with the waves anything stronger than wavelets. Sunny the whole trip. The weather was great. Started getting a little chilly once we got to the Washington/British Columbia area.
I will soon be looking to go on a cruise with this itineray again. Hope this helps.
RCCL Mariner of the Seas - Mar 05
NCL Norwegian Dawn - Jun 04
RCCL Mariner of the Seas - Feb 04
Golden Princess - Sep 03
RCCL Vision of the Seas - May 03
RCCL Brilliance of the Seas - Sep 02
NCL Norwegian Star - May 02
Thanks for the info. We have not booked this yet. Our firt cruise is a W Carrib on 5/14/05. We want to visit Hawaii desperately, so if we enjoy the cruise this May, we intend to plan the Hawaiian cruise right away for next year. Direction does not matter to us. Sure would be fun to go both ways!! 24 days...nice!
My cruise on the Vision of the Seas from Ensenada to Hawaii is still one of my favorite cruises. The days at sea are wonderful and you get the same amount of time at the ports as you would be taking a 7 night round trip from Honolulu. By the way, I agree with the suggestions - a May crossing is preferable to the October sailing weather wise in the Pacific.