Great Itinerary but Freestyle Cruising??

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: September 01, 2007
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
What a shame, you pay a good hard earned dollar for the cruise and they nickel and dime you to death for everything else. If you don't make a dinner reservation two days before you are out of luck. The entire premium restaurants have an additional up charge of $10-$20, in addition if you want the larger steak or the better meals there is another additional up charge. Free style dining is for the people who don't care they paid a thousand or so for their cabin and dont mind dumping another $200 to $500 additional for meals. I will never do this freestyle type dining again. In addition to that, they charge $10 a day per adult and $5 for children in for tipping. That tipping fee is not included in the upscale restaurants. I guess I had my expectations set much higher from a competitor, one price and all meals included.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Fine Dining was excellent, but you had to pay extra to eat there??
Buffet was average at the best.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Poor sevice, had to go get our own T.P. and coffee, along with having to ask her to vac the room.

Pros: Great Itinerary

Cons: Freestyle Cruising dining

Recommends Pride of America? No.

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