Family Vacation: Ensenada to Hawaii

Celebrity Boat As I mentioned, I recently went on a HUGE family vacation.  In May, my sister graduated university.  Originally she and my parents were thinking about doing a trip just the three of them but in the end, they decided to take all of us on an AMAZING trip!

We went on a cruise that was repositioning from Alaska to Australia.  I love cruising–this was my fifth cruise and first time on Celebrity.  I’ve done two Mexico cruises–one Royal Caribbean and one Carnival, a cruise to Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, and then last summer a cruise to Alaska.

The five of us started in San Diego and took a bus down to Ensenada.  We then had a five day voyage across the ocean and then island hopped.  We spent two days on the big island-spending one day in Hilo and then cruising overnight and spending the next day in Kona.  We then spent two days in Maui and then a day and a half in Oahu.  I’m posting some of the photos from my phone but will post more pictures next week from my fancy schmancy camera.

A cake in honor of my sister's graduation

A cake in honor of my sister’s graduation

Tenders to the islands from the boat

Tenders to the islands from the boat

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Mt. Kilauea

Mt. Kilauea

View

Looking from boat to shore and beach to water

Looking from boat to shore and beach to water

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Chilling on the cruise ship

Chilling on the cruise ship

Ducks!

Ducks!

Celebrating dad's birthday

Celebrating dad’s birthday

I will definitely write more about the trip and each of the islands next week!