Originally Posted by ShotoJuku
All-in-all, there's nothing like a cruise for diversity, incredible food, pampered comfort, and great entertainment.
However, if one wished to explore a singular destination for a longer, deeper experience then a long term stay is required. I couldn't imagine what I would have missed had I simply sailed into Honolulu as a simple 8-hour port of call as opposed to several days.
Now a 8-day port call in Honolulu staying on board ship with of of the creature comforts would indeed be the best of both worlds!
OMG, 8 days in Honolulu would drive me nuts. Thats a 2 to 3 day stay tops if you want to see most sites. Too commerical and the Waikiki beaches are very average. Take me to Maui or the big island and I am happy.