Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

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5 out of 5


Sail Date: May 30, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

After reading the reviews (mixed) prior to our trip, I was a little concerned that we might step into a bad situation. After 7 days aboard the Pride of America, I can tell you that any bad experience has to be a fluke and not systemic. The crew was wonderful, responsive, and timely. The ship was "ship-shape" and the ports of call beautiful.

I absolutely loved it!

Pros: Staff, Ports of Call, Hawaii of course

Cons: to spend a few more days there!

Recommends Pride of America? Yes!

Ship Quality
Laid out nicely...pools are a little small. Absolutely spotless!
Food and Dining
Great restaurants...skip Lazy J's and go for Jefferson's Bistro...cheaper and the food is better! Not that Lazy J's isn't...just better value!

Skyline restaurant is great...

Go to the fantail (back of the ship) for breakfast! Great views!
Cabin / Stateroom
Balcony room...very nice!
Service and Staff
Heard a lot about an All-American crew not as good as others...if that's true, I didn't see it. Very good crew!
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Went snorkeling...if that's what you want to do, wait until you get to port and go with a local. The excursion was great, but pricey...
Hilo, Hawaii
Great tour on bikes...if you can, do the bikes...not the bus!
Don't Miss: Volcano National Park - A must see!
Kahului, Maui
Probably can do Maui Downhill and Winery tour cheaper...nice, but not as nice as the volcano tour bicycling in Hilo...wait til take a tour up unto the volcanos in Maui...the view is magnificent
Nawiliwili, Kauai
Beautiful island...remember, Hawaii beaches are all public. Go to the Marriott and lay out in the grass in front of the beach...within walking distance of the ship!
Don't Miss: Swap Meet in O'ahu...when you get back to Honolulu, go to Aloha Stadium and get your souveniers for pennies on the dollar as compared to everywhere else!

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