I just left the Crown on Friday, Hawaii to Ensenada. Its a nice ship with a wonderful and friendly crew. I thought the food needed improvement. I suggest that you order the things you don't normally prepare or eat at home since your favorites may not be as good as you have come to expect. I thought the beef dishes (with the exception of prime rib) was tough and dry. Veal chops, scallops, king crab legs, and fish dishes were very good (lobster was overcooked). Hawaiian ports found free shuttles (even had a cab driver refuse to take me a place where there was a shuttle) very friendly people truly appreciative of our visit (and our dollars). The entertainment was very good. You will enjoy your trip, and I'm envious of the Tahiti itinerary.