May 2015 - Pride of America to Hawaii
The cruise was great in general. The locations were awesome and the ship was outstanding for the most part.
Excursions: We took seven excursions and were pleased with all of them. Yes, some would be boring to a 25 year old daredevil, but for my money...excellent. The Zodiac boat and snorkeling was my favorite.
Entertainment: The entertainment was great and included the following for the two of us: Several shows in the main theatre (magician, music, variety) participation in the Not so Newlywed Game and Battle of the Sexes, food prep demonstrations, napkin and towel folding, bingo, several trivia games, game room, poolside activities, and others that I can't remember. Participate and you will have a blast. Sit around and wait to be entertained...you won't.
Room: The room was 132 square feet so there is no point in mentioning that the room was small. However, the room was spotless and the furnishings were up to date and in great repair. Our cabin steward, Kurt, was fantastic.
Food: The food in the Aloha Café was great (buffet) and the chef's would prepare many dishes to order the way you requested (pasta, eggs) and much of the food was prepared in front of you at the stations. I don't rate the Aloha great because of quantity, but it really was good. The Cadillac Diner was also great with perfect omelets, bacon, and wings. Remember, this is a diner and not a wing restaurant, so, they have hot and mild...but excellent wings. Liberty, East Meets West, and Skyline were all good with great service. The food was hot and came out in a timely manner. Moderno's on the other hand didn't impress us. Yes, we got a ton of meat, but the flavor profiles and some textures didn't sit well with us. It could be that we were never hungry enough to appreciate the plate of meat.
Cruise director and staff: Always present and available.
Take the cruise. Get out and participate. Then, you too will rate it a five star.