Wonderful cruise to Hawaii

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 29, 2008
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago

This was our third cruise, the second time with NCL. Overall we had a very good time. Lots of choices for shore activites and lots of ship events to pick from during the day. We did feel that the drinks were a bit overpriced.. $5.75 for a beer. As well, we noticed a large number of picture not purchased from the photography studio. If the picture were less money, I am sure more would have been purchased. $14.95 for a 5X7 is a bit high. I know we would have purchased most of ours had the price been more in the $5.00 to $7.50 for the 5X7 size. We would definity consider NCL for our next cruise which will be to Alaska in 2 years.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dinning room lacked quality and quantity. Often at the Buffet the food was luke warm or cold, however the selection was excellent.


3 out of 5
Lots of choices, something for everyone. The daily news letter was excellent...very well done.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff were all friendly and very knowledgeable. They really seemed to enjoy their jobs and working for NCL.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very nice and easy to get around to the various activities. Boarding and disembarking was very easy and well organized.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had requested a non smoking room, however the mattress and pillows smelled of smoke. When brining it to the attention of customer service we did get fresh pillow, however till had a problem with the mattress that smelled of smoke which did cause a problem with our allergies.
3 out of 5
We did not take a tour, we took the tender into the port and walked around, enjoyed the numerous shops and the beach.
3 out of 5
We took the submarine to the coral reef...this was excellent. We also took a day tour of the historical sights...very interesting.
Don't Miss: Submarine
5 out of 5
This was our favorite place. The boat ride up the river was great, beautiful. We also had a bus tour around the port. The second day we took a walk through the shops and enjoyed the beach.
Don't Miss: Boat ride up the river and the fern grotto
5 out of 5
We took the excursion to the volcano and other sights.

Pros: Longer time at the ports plus all the activities

Cons: Food was cold on several ocassions

Recommends Pride of America? Yes!

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