Pride of Aloha (RETIRED) 435 Cruise Review to Hawaii

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5

Mixed Results

Sail Date: June 17, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

The 4 island iterenary is the best and most affordable way to see 4 islands in just a week. The golf Shop Manager was outstanding and the shore excursion staff was very helpfull without being over agressive which is very important on this cruise. Housekeeping was below average and the food and foodstaff were poor at best. This is not your typical cruise as very little time is spent at sea and most and what is is done overnight so you wake up in a new port with the whole day ahead of you. We would not take this cruise again due to the poor service and even worse food.

Pros: Shore excusion Desk and the Golf Shop

Cons: Food, Service, Knowledge of the staff

Recommends Pride of Aloha (RETIRED) 435? No.

Service and Staff
See comments above. Some outstanding areas are dragged down by the restaurant staff and poor food.
Food and Dining
Food was overcooked on a regular basis. The buffent line ran out of food on a regular basis and a lot of "Hot" foods were cold. Went to the Itailian specialty restaurant and my dauhters sword fish was so over done we had a hard time cuttin it with a knife.
Not much varity(there is no gambling in Hawaii0 and the entertainers were not any were near what we have comt to expect in our 3 previous cruises, The cruise diectoer tried to hold it sll together but was given little to work with.
Ship Quality
older ship has been updated but there were no oustanding features that you could not find in any other ship.
Cabin / Stateroom
State rooms do not have all the amenities you would find on a new ship but it does not matter. We spent so little time there we realy didn't miss anything.
Nawiliwili, Kauai
We want on tubing the ditch the first day. Is was a laid back very enjoyable trip with a wonderfull staff. Went to the canyon the second day and the long (almost2 hour) bus ride was well worth it.
Don't Miss: Journey to Walimia (SP) canyon
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
After getting off the tendor look aross the street to your right. There is a wonderful greek restaurant on the second floor. We ate are best meal in two weeks on the isalnds there while overlooking the harbor. Great town to shop with a lot of great stores with very freindly people.
Don't Miss: If you have never gone parisaling this is the place to do it
Hilo, Hawaii
Picked the wrong tour "Eco Safari" which tourned out to be a promo for a macedamia nut factory and their gift store. Our mistake!!
Don't Miss: Volcano National park
Kahului, Maui
We rented a car and drove threroad to Hana. It was a 5 hour roundtrip with alot of stops for photos. there is not much at the end of the road but i would do it over again
Don't Miss: If you golf you must golf on Maui.

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