Pride of Aloha (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Hawaii

Deck Hand

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
12

1 out of 5

Disappointing cruise

Sail Date: July 01, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

If this is your first cruise, Pride of Aloha is for you. If you have cruised other lines including NCL, NCLA is Not for you. This ship was beautiful and the ports and routes great. However, the "American" crew does not go out of their way to make you feel pampered and special. You are pretty much on your own and must ask for things as the staff is often standing around talking among themselves. Tables left uncleaned and there is no plae to sit. Food was good, but nothing spectacular and service was very slow...2.5 hours for lunch!!. So if you are use to any other cruise line, you will definitely notice the difference. If this is your first cruise, you will have nothing to compare and will probably enjoy it. I will not sail with NCLA again, but past experiences with NCL were great in contrast with an international crew.

Pros: The ports of call

Cons: the staff

Recommends Pride of Aloha (RETIRED)? No.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
The Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm was truly incredible. There are about 20, 000 seahorses and you even get to hold one. A tour of one of the Kona coffee plantations is interesting.
Don't Miss: Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm
Kahului, Maui
Lahaina is a beautiful town with much shopping and tourism. Whaler's Village was disappointing as it is just an up scale shopping center mall.
Hilo, Hawaii
Renting a car was easy. Volcanoes National Park is awesome. Don't drive to see the lava flow, unless you ask. Often it is not flowing so it might be a waste of time. Rainbow Falls and Akaka Falls are beautiful.
Don't Miss: Volcanoes National Park
Nawiliwili, Kauai
Renting a car was easy and a great way to see the island. Waimea Canyon is fantastic and a must see. Hanalei Beach, voted the best in 2007 was beautiful. Would recommend Kilauea Lighthouse, but get there before 4:00 as they close early.
Don't Miss: Waimea Canyon
Nawiliwili, Kauai
Renting a car was easy and a great way to see the island. Waimea Canyon is fantastic and a must see. Hanalei Beach, voted the best in 2007 was beautiful. Would recommend Kilauea Lighthouse, but get there before 4:00 as they close early.
Don't Miss: Waimea Canyon
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
The Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm was truly incredible. There are about 20, 000 seahorses and you even get to hold one. A tour of one of the Kona coffee plantations is interesting.
Don't Miss: Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm
Hilo, Hawaii
Renting a car was easy. Volcanoes National Park is awesome. Don't drive to see the lava flow, unless you ask. Often it is not flowing so it might be a waste of time. Rainbow Falls and Akaka Falls are beautiful.
Don't Miss: Volcanoes National Park
Kahului, Maui
Lahaina is a beautiful town with much shopping and tourism. Whaler's Village was disappointing as it is just an up scale shopping center mall.


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