freestyle means no style

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: July 01, 2007
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago

Freestyle cruising does not allow the personal relationship to develop between dining staff and passenger. Dining staff was poorly trained and sometimes rude. Dining room staff could not anticipate diners' needs due to lack of scheduled seating times. Food is bland,and lacks variety and imagination. Forget about the scrumptious desserts and gala buffets,I have had better dining experiences at mall cafeterias.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
water glasses are not filled, service is slow and sloppy, food is unimaginative, desserts are pre-packaged frozen cheesecakes and ice cream.


1 out of 5
Excellent vocalists and dancers were overpowered by pre-recorded music track. Overall effect was poor.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Children monopolized pools and deck areas. There is no ice skating rink, surf wave or rock climbing wall on this ship. Kids appeared to be extremely bored.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
American staff was extremely casual. "What can I get you guys?" instead of "how may I serve you, sir?"

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
There are no grand spaces on this ship. Americana motif is cheap and unimaginative.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
lodging staff was efficient and courteous

Pros: ship was clean, itinerary was excellent

Cons: mediocre food, poorly trained dining staff, inadequate and poorly maintained deck furniture

Recommends Pride of America? No.

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