We sailed from Los Angeles on the Crystal Symphony to Hawaii on Easter Sunday and returned to LA on Mother’s Day. There were 5 glorious days at sea to do everything or nothing–we did a little of both (LOL). Swam in the pool, got massages in the Spa, worked out in the Fitness Center, jogged on deck, attended fabulous workshops, lectures, seminars, ate and drank (Martinis, Margaritas, lots of wine and plenty of water (which, along with soft drinks is free on Crystal which in a year will charge an all-inclusive fare and everything you drink and all tips will be taken care of.
We rented Hertz cars in Kauai and Maui and drove to the beach and around the islands. We even went to a mall in Maui to pick up a few things. In Oahu we walked from the ship to Chinatown in searh of manapuas, which you may know as “baos”, we found ’em. Since the Symphony was in port until midnight, we had time to have a drink on shore. So we strode across the road to Restaurant Row where we found Bambu
and also learned of the killing of Osama Bin Laden.