We sailed from Honolulu to Ens. I picked this because you have four days to relax on deck after all the excursions, etc. on the islands. We are on the east coast and the four hour flight wasn't as physical as the 9 hours to Hawaii. When you are beginning a cruise the adrenalin allows you to tolerate much more. The ocean is the same either way except for current weather conditions. We came back toward the end of April and the ocean closer to the West coast was cold and very breezy. There were only people on deck with blankets. If you pick a ship with a large enclosed pool/spa area a chaise will be hard to find but you might be lucky.