Pride of Aloha (RETIRED) 435 Cruise Review to Hawaii

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4 out of 5

Fun & relaxing cruise- Pride of Aloha

Sail Date: January 14, 2007

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

Excellent cruise, good entertainment, and fabulous food. Our cabin stewart was wonderful and the towel animals a great surprise each evening ;} . The dolphin excursion on Kona was very excellent and worth the value. Check out the private tours for better value for your money, longer excursion and more information on the islands.

Pros: The islands of Maui and Kona

Cons: Island of Hilo - overcast & rainy

Recommends Pride of Aloha (RETIRED) 435? Yes!

Ship Quality
Fun atmosphere with themes in each room /area. Good maps with how to get to different areas. Loved the quiet library for get away spot to read or just enjoy a cup of coffee. Sundeck and pool area were nice with lots of seating. Windows could have been cleaned more often to improve view. Good shopping-loved the jewelry and gift shop.
Food and Dining
Loved the free style dining, which gave lots of wonderful choices. For best service go early , beat the crowds and request a window view to watch the sunset.
Cabin / Stateroom
Cabins were good size and layout was very efficient. Cabin Stewart was wonderful and took care of all our needs.
Service and Staff
Staff on the ship were very nice and accommodating, and went out of their way to help you.
We really enjoyed the On Broadway and On the Radio performance and the magic act. Full Impact comody was a little to raw for my taste. Stewart was great - very funny and entertaining.
Kahului, Maui
Check out the private tour - better value for the money. You get to see more, do more and learn more about the hawaiian culture.
Don't Miss: Whale Warf, Lahina, paradise plantation, beaches were fabulous,
Hilo, Hawaii
cold, rainy and overcast. Hilo is a more industrial port
Don't Miss: Go to Walmart and pickup Kona coffee and macadania nuts.
Nawiliwili, Kauai
The garden paradise and river cruise were nice but way to rushed. Didn't have time to take picture or walk around and enjoy the flowers was disappointed. The music and dancing on the river cruise was nice. Overall this excursion was overpriced .
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Dolphin excursion was very good. We were able to see three whales and lots of dolphins. The excursion provided beverages (pop) and donut holes and twists. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the whales and dolphins and keep us entertained. A hawiian singer and dancer entertained us on the way back to port. Well worth the money.
Don't Miss: Dophin Excursion, shopping along the port, and beautiful beaches

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