Hi -booked on Pride myself for the 23rd of Jan. As the old 'Sky' is being refurbished in May for about 45 days & taking the name Pride of Aloha - the ship will seem brand new and Sky has had some good reviews re: food.. Have read some bad, some average & some good reviews for NCL ! They aren't as upscale as Celebrity or as service consc. as HAL or as 'fun' as Carnival but offer a little less for a smaller price. As far as Hawaii goes I can't wait! The itinerary is great - lots of ports, overnites in two of them so more port time and less sea time and the weather should be quite nice - no guarantees but then when are there? You will experience some light rain likely but not the heavy stuff and it's warm. U can go in Feb - March & likely get very little to none but the cost of the cruise goes up a lot. We are sailing close to the islands so not likely to experience much in the way of rough seas either. Relax, enjoy & happy cruisin'!