8) We are on the Diamond right now returning to the Main land. That's when your cruise will pick up. Water was a little rockey going over, but when we reached the Islands it calmed down, days going over were sun some the time and then clouds. but it gets better as the trips progress, we went on the Island Princess in March and the weater was just perfect. Enjoy the trip. And if you forget anything they have a FREE suddle to Walmarts in Hilo your first stop.