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Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: February 01, 2007
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago

Since this was our first cruise, we didn't know what to expect. Being freestyle was hard, because even though we were charged everyday for tipping we felt that it still didn't help us to understand if we should tip or not.
Overall the rooms could have been cleaner. Others traveling with us found out that someone from prior ship left something and it went unnoticed, which meant the cleaning crew needed more attention. Our housekeeper did good on making sure we got what we needed but overall cleanliness was not important. The crew were friendly. The overalll ports were great. Not having a casino was great.
They needed to work on the food. You pay extra for certain restaurants (a cover charge) , and then once inside you find another charge for certain foods. If you wanted to get into any restauarant other than the Aloha Cafe, you had to wait another day by making reservations or wait until later in the evening. Telling passengers it was free style was so confusing even with the type of clothing worn at dinner. Many passengers did not abide and wore shorts and sandles which is what needed to be done but the rules were quite different in the brocheres. The formal wear needs to used if you want an elegant dinner. They need to drop the attire requirement. The food was often cold and dry.

Pros: whales at sea, and ability to see all those islands

Cons: food

Recommends Pride of America? Yes!

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