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Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 14, 2006
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Captain ran over two buoys! Prop got messed up. Did not visit two of the ports and one was shortened. Staff was friendly but poorly trained. Rooms were filthy at checkin. Sheets were changed once. Food was poor except in specialty restaurants. This ship and crew are poor in comparison to Carribbean cruises. NCL staff was hard to deal with when we wanted compensation for the poor cruise. Our second NCL cruise and our last. Hawaii is beautiful but visit in a way that does NOT include NCL or Pride of America

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Poor food in the main restaurants but great in the specialty ones that you pay additional for.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Shows and entertainment clearly below our standards as we have sailed nearly 20 times. Activities director was a step above the rest of the ship.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Friendly, willing but poorly trained. Very rarely went above and beyond. More the opposite

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Rooms filthy. Ship dusty and not as well kept as other ships

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Very large but we had a handicapped room. Found hair, razor and dirt when checked in.
3 out of 5
Nice island but get far, far away from the ship. Rent a car, do your homework and drive far into the island
Don't Miss: Interesting small towns
5 out of 5
Prettiest of the islands
Don't Miss: Got to see the Grand canyon of the Pacific
3 out of 5
Been there before. Very interesting. Had an earthquake when we were supposed to visit and captain screwed up the screw
Don't Miss: Never got there

Pros: beautiful ship

Cons: poorly trained staff, pretty dirty

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