If you go
A number of cruise lines journey to Hawaii from the West Coast, October through April:
Princess Cruises, (800) 774-6237, http://www.princess.com, from Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Carnival, (888) 227-6482, http://www.carnival.com, from Long Beach.
Celebrity Cruises, (888) 245-4254, http://www.celebritycruise.com, from Los Angeles and San Diego.
Holland America LIne, (877) 932-4259, http://www.hollandamerica.com, from San Diego.
The itineraries are similar, and all include a brief stop in Ensenada, Mexico, to satisfy laws that stipulate that only U.S. owned, flagged, built and crewed ships may trade exclusively among U.S. ports. In something of a compromise, Norwegian Cruise Line's Spirit of America, (866) 234-7350, http://www.ncl.com, qualifies and offers seven-day cruises among the Hawaiian Islands, from $1,249.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times