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Pride of Aloha Cruise Review to Hawaii
Sail Date: July 28, 2006
Ship: Pride of Aloha
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Review SummaryCruising alone I did not try the specialty dinning but the quality and service of the 2 main dinning rooms were wonderful. The staff was courteous and friendly, especially to a lady alone and that was one of the nicest parts of the trip. The buffet was not quite as positive, although set up nice...a bit more control of the pushing and shoving and wandering children would have made it better (although I am not sure what the crew could have done to help that, except to have each food group a little farther apart and then the lines would be shorter and more streamlined) The ship itself well maintained and lovely. It was not as new of course as the Pride of Hawaii nor as big stateroom size but had a regal elegance that I really enjoyed. The staff and crew made the ships friendly feeling very apparent and greatly make up for any noticeable flaw. (although there not many). I would suggest placing the name cards of your room steward in the room , she was so nice that I would have liked to call her by her name from the first day. The tours were all great and although expensive, very well planned and really fun...I want to come back for more surfing!!! Also I really felt safe on NCL tours and did not have the worryy of wondering if the ship would wait if the tour was late. I would recommend this trip to Hawaii even if you can not find someone to go with you....It was awesome ...and I paid double! All in all I would definitely recommend the Pride of Aloha for a wonderful vacation.
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Don't Miss: Sea Fun Beach Snorkel Great for beginners, even ones that are not kids!
Don't Miss: An Asia specialty shop right off the ship...Nice salesperson, great dresses etc.
Don't Miss: Water sports at Lahania.
Don't Miss: "A" Beach was the most fun..so much you could do and it was beautiful. Glass bottom boat was great, snorkeling, etc. They have everthing you could possibly want to do, plus shopping and eating!
Don't Miss: Volcanoe National Park...awesome
Pros: The friendly crew staff and the entertainment
Cons: Coming to the end of the seven days and having to leave the ship