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We are looking at a 15-day RT cruise to Hawaii from LA. We’re mostly concerned about weather and sea conditions. While we understand that weather and conditions are always guesswork at best, we would appreciate any insights and opinions regarding us choosing between mid-March or mid-October.


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20 hours ago, Marian160 said:

One never knows with our changing weather patterns but it's winter in Hawaii too in Feb/Mar so would be cooler. 

Only by 2-3 degrees on average and still firmly with highs in the 80s-- I wouldn't make this decision based on Hawaii's weather which is pretty consistent year round. 


One thing to consider for the Mid March trip is that would put you in whale watching season where Mid October would be a bit early to see much. 

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We've done both and the only thing that would make me reconsider October, WOULD HAVE been whale season. The last time we anchored in Lahaina Roads in March there were so many whales around, the Princess crew had to use brooms to swat them away from trying to come onboard.


But it will be a long time before cruises use the dock in Lahaina again.


Make sure your ship is calling on Maui. Our next cruise RT from LA we are overnighting in HNL and skipping Maui altogether.

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