My husband & I are considering a cruise on Pride of America, however, we are both very concerned about the calmness of the Pacific and what month would be best to do this. Otherwise we will plan a land trip!
Thanks for your reply.
A I have actually never been on a cruise, but I don't think that rough waters are an issue on those big boats. However, the rainiest season out here is winter - maybe november to april. Can you ask on a cruise forum maybe? I'm sure someone there can help you with a more specific answer. try here: cruise critic hawaii forum
Q Hi: I'm writing for my daughter. She & her husband will be going to Hawaii in Oct. for their anniversary. They are considering taking their 4yr. old daughter. Would you, as an experienced traveler, take a 4 yr old, and are the hotels (like the Hyatt) with supervised camps a good idea? They will be flying from NY - an 11 hr. trip non-stop. There don't seem to be too many hotels that cater to children younger than 5 so the islands they visit will depend on how they can accommodate the family. Can you leave a child in one of these camps all day long?
A Well, I would take a 4 year old, however most supervised camps will not take children under 5, so check specifically what the ages are before you book a hotel. I have not had any personal experience with the camps (my boy is only two) but I have seen the children on their activities and I probably would make use of one after checking into their safety record and practices. Yes, most camps are all day, plus sometimes they have night activities. The Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island caters to a family market, and I would highly recommend them, but their kid's camp is only for 5 and over. If you scroll down on this list you will find some links that say they take children under 5. Good luck!