A great Cruise!
Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii
Sail Date: May 20, 2006
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Review SummaryThe Pride of America is a beautiful Ship. The rooms with balconies were very clean and comfortable. The food was really good. Room service was a little slow. We had an hour wait the one time that we did order.
They need to work on the greeting that they give you at the airport. The person that met us didn't give good instruction on which bus we should catch to the ship and where we should put our luggage. The luggage went on uhaul like trucks. It would have been nice if they would have told us what to do. Many people had to stand around, figure it out and ask questions.
I really enjoyed the broadway style show. They needed to have more of them. This way their would be more family shows without profanity to attend. The newly wed show was also fun.
I think that they should change their systems for purchasing soda. Each soada card cost $35. It would have been nice if a family could have used the one card. If you are on the outside deck they would not give you the whole can. Every time you wanted more soda you had to find the traveling cart. That was inconvenient to receive a half glass and keep getting up for another.
The excursions were great! Maui was the best port. Out of all the malls that one was the best for people that like to buy clothes.
There is an automatic service charge of $10 per person per day for the cabin steward. $5 per day per each child. A couple would have to pay $140 in tips just for the cabin steward. I think this should be left up to customers to decide. I think people should know this information when booking the cruise. They put these fees on your bill at the end of the cruise. They also encourage you to tip the steward if they have been extra nice. Hello, I think the $70 per person for that week is a tip.
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Pros: being able to stop at different ports in Hawaii, the chocolate buffet and the fine dinning
Cons: The automatic $10 per person per day service charge for the cabin steward. $5 per day per each child. A couple would have to pay $140 in tips just for the cabin steward.