Sighting land after being at sea for a week is so exciting, and sighting the islands of Hawaii, which were so beautiful, was absolutely breathtaking. The islands all appeared so green, like slabs of jade jutting from the clear blue sea. There were waterfalls all over each island, giving the islands a magical feeling. The closer we came to the islands the more beautiful the islands became.
We stopped in Hilo, Hawaii for a day. We did some shopping and stopped to admire the ladies stringing flower lei's. We were only ashore for a few hours and then re boarded the ship. We sailed again that evening.
The next morning I went up on deck. We had arrived in Oahu and we were waiting for the tug boat to tow us into port.