The cruise was just ok.

Pride of Aloha Cruise Review to Hawaii


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 05, 2006
Ship: Pride of Aloha
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Traveling around the islands was great. The people assigned to taking care of us and our room were very nice. The meals at the Crossing and the Palace were good. However the service was poor. Very unorganized. The shows were weak, and onboard activities were weak, compared other cruises I have been on. I didn't like the fact everything onboard seemed to cost something. I spoke with a person the front office mangement. He listened to my concerns and said he would make sure these things were mentioned at their meetings. I made it sound like the freestyle cruising was the reason for being unorganized. I was also told that over the next 3 years more of NCL ships are going to this freestyle foremat. With on ship going to have 6,000 passengers. I hope they don't do this. Right now they can't handle 2,000 people. There were a lot complaints from people I spoke with. I will not recommend this cruise to anyone, I will not be going again myself.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food at the Crossings and Palace was great, The buffet was poor. Just average food.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
No comment.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Everyone I came into contact with was nice. But overall very unorganized, or inexperinced.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Should have a casino

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I was in the Antares suite. Very nice.
3 out of 5
We just walked around the town and had lunch
3 out of 5
We rented a car and took in the sites on our own.
3 out of 5
We just walked around the old town
5 out of 5
We rented a car and went up the crater and the other side of the island. We enjoyed ourselves the best on this island. The second day we just walked to the shops near the ship.

Pros: the suite was very nice

Cons: Did not like how after spending so much on the room, we still had to pay for everything on the ship (alcohol excluded) We were told we were VIPs, but I sure didn't feel like one.

Recommends Pride of Aloha? No.

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