Thanks so much StormKat, now what do you mean by having heard nothing good about the Hawaii trips on this liner. I know you mentioned this permission etc but not having cruised a huge amount, I'm not entirely sure what you mean in terms of how this would affect the actual passengers. I can be a bit thick sometimes!
Now, thanks for the tip on the rooms. Basically another option we have but it was very pricey for the penthouse suite was a Celebrity Caribbean one but the penthouse is truly spectacular. This one sails from Miami so it would be a lot cheaper in air fares, so I guess with that saving we could stretch out to the suite because as I said it is really memorable. I wouldn't book it for myself though but for a honeymoon gift, maybe...
Now, for what I saw in the NCL all rooms were nice but the main difference between the top ones and the ones just below was room more than actual luxury, so I thought maybe the balcony one would be just as nice, especially given the extra cost of fares to Honolulu. Of course, since we are buying the trip for them, we don't expect them to have to fork out the money for the flights themselves.
I know what you mean if someone gave me a cruise as a gift!
Yeah, me too, I would go in any cabin, of course I would and I would be very grateful! It seems generous on our part, I know, but DH was very close to my family since before we got together, so it's a very long story that goes back a long time.
Thanks so much for your input though. I will check about NCL in Hawaii.