2019 - Hawaiian Islands

27/10—11/11/2019
Our voyage to Hawaii on the Celebrity Eclipse in October 2019
20191027_094600 We've arrived! The Sheraton Hotel where we spent the night before joining our ship was based near to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
We've arrived! The Sheraton Hotel where we spent the night before joining our ship was based near to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
20191027_135844 View towards the balcony in our stateroom on the Celebrity Eclipse, number 8166.
View towards the balcony in our stateroom on the Celebrity Eclipse, number 8166.
20191027_135925 Another view of stateroom 8166. We spent a very comfortable 15 nights on board.
Another view of stateroom 8166. We spent a very comfortable 15 nights on board.
20191030_084140 The Lawn Club, deck 15, on the Celebrity Eclipse. It's the first ship we've been on which features real grass growing!
The Lawn Club, deck 15, on the Celebrity Eclipse. It's the first ship we've been on which features real grass growing!
20191030_084256 One of the two funnels of the Eclipse, showing the famous Celebrity
One of the two funnels of the Eclipse, showing the famous Celebrity "X" logo.
20191030_084418 The main swimming pool deck on Deck 14 of the Eclipse.
The main swimming pool deck on Deck 14 of the Eclipse.
20191030_113759 Our balcony, with a lovely view of the Pacific Ocean.
Our balcony, with a lovely view of the Pacific Ocean.
20191030_210429 A clip from one of the production shows,
A clip from one of the production shows, "Topper" that was performed for us. All of the shows were excellent and were very professionally done.
20191101_110033 Trevor poses next to a statue of King David Kalākaua, in Hilo, Hawaii, our first port of call.
Trevor poses next to a statue of King David Kalākaua, in Hilo, Hawaii, our first port of call.
20191102_102832 The grounds and cemetery of St. Benedict's Church, Kona, with the Pacific in the background against a flawless blue sky.
The grounds and cemetery of St. Benedict's Church, Kona, with the Pacific in the background against a flawless blue sky.
20191102_103112 Interior of St. Benedict's Church, the
Interior of St. Benedict's Church, the "painted church" as all the walls, pillars and ceiling are painted in pastel shades. The church was opened in 1900.
20191102_103122 Painted scenes inside St. Benedict's church, Kona.
Painted scenes inside St. Benedict's church, Kona.
20191102_104922 St. Benedict's Church, Kona, Hawaii.
St. Benedict's Church, Kona, Hawaii.
20191102_111615 Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau, near Kona, on the
Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau, near Kona, on the "Big Island" of Hawaii. This place is a sacred place of sanctuary and shelter.
20191102_111619 Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau, near Kona, on the
Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau, near Kona, on the "Big Island" of Hawaii. This is how I imagined Hawaii to look.
20191102_111805 Blue skies, palm trees and crystal clear water - just how you imagine Hawaii to be.
Blue skies, palm trees and crystal clear water - just how you imagine Hawaii to be.
20191102_111817 Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau, near Kona, on the
Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau, near Kona, on the "Big Island" of Hawaii
20191102_111821 Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau, near Kona, on the
Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau, near Kona, on the "Big Island" of Hawaii.
20191102_111921 One of the wooden statues called ki’i which were images of Hawai’ian gods to alert everyone to the great 'mana' (spirit).
One of the wooden statues called ki’i which were images of Hawai’ian gods to alert everyone to the great 'mana' (spirit).
20191102_111958 Idyllic scenery.
Idyllic scenery.