Cruising Hawaii

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 20, 2007
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 11 years ago
This was our first cruise (my almost 22 year old daughter) and myself. The ship was lovely and easy to get around. Our outside stateroom was very nice with plenty of room for all of our belongings and we loved the balcony/deck! Seeing the lava flow at night was awesome!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The first come; first served restaurants were difficult to get into as seating began at 5:30 but would fill up right away with names being taken for waits that could be an hour and a half or more. Buffet was fine.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
There was a range. Room attendant was great and the buffet manager was attentive as were most wait staff. Bartenders and bar staff seemed distant and unfriendly although we were not in all the bars. You ordered, were served and that was it. If you want another drink, go look for it or flag someone down. This was a gratuity free ship but I couldn't help but compare to Club Med, where every single worker was extremely friendly and was also gratuity free.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Beds (we slept in twins) were comfortable. No noise from cabins on either side.
3 out of 5
We rented a car and drove to past Princeville. Too much swell for us to swim. Checked out waterfalls and countryside. Very peaceful.
5 out of 5
We loved Kaanapali beach; the Westin allows nonguests to rent cabanas so you can get some shade. Watched humpback whales breaching in the bay. We snorkeled on the Pacific Whale Watch Foundation and saw more whales, porpoises, turtles plus the fish!
Don't Miss: Whale watching
3 out of 5
We took the $1.00 city bus ride upon leaving the ship that took us to the macedemia nut farm and candy store.
5 out of 5
Kona Brewery was fun; also enjoyed the best snorkeling of the trip on the Captain Zodiac raft trip to Kelakalu (sp?) Bay. It was awesome.

Pros: Seeing/experiencing the various Hawaiian Islands

Cons: Excursions every day wore me out!

Recommends Pride of America? Yes!

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