Disappointing cruise

Pride of Aloha Cruise Review to Hawaii


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

1.0 out of 5
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7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 01, 2007
Ship: Pride of Aloha
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
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.
5 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
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
5 out of 5
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
5 out of 5
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
5 out of 5
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
5 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
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
5 out of 5
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

Pros: The ports of call

Cons: the staff

Recommends Pride of Aloha? No.

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