I''ve sailed to Hawaii round trip from California 3 times ( the Crown Oddysy in 1993, Holland America's Statendam 1997 & 2001) and I'm booked on the 3/11/03 Sun Princess sailing. This ininerary can't be beat if you enjoy the "cruising experience"--4 days at sea each way with 6 days cruising around the Islands. Princess is going to use the Regal Princess for this itinerary in the fall of 2003. The Statendam makes several trips each season (when not in Alaska) usually alternating with Mexican Riviera cruises. I live in Southern California, so it's handy to drive to the port and have your car waiting upon return--no airport hassels.