Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

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5 out of 5

An All-American Cruise

Sail Date: June 27, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

Great ship - a little smaller than the mega-ships. One pool. A nice private resturant if you are staying in one of the suites - well worth it! Ship is pretty modern and the layout is very efficient and pleasing.

Pros: Saw all the islands

Cons: Cruise-sponsored tour

Recommends Pride of America? Yes!

Children's Programs
Get your kids involved! It is safe and they will love it. Biggest mistake we made on previous cruises was not letting the kids go do their own thing.
Food and Dining
Food about as good as the usual cruise stuff. The best place was the private resturant accessible to guests in suites.
Having cruised 7 or 8 times now, I have become increasingly weary of cruise-sponsored excursions. Thier advertizing bullies you into believing that freelance shore companies are all criminals and the only safe way to go is with the cruise company. But, the cruise company packs you into enourmous groups, subjects you to the "pre-excursion shopping stop" then the "post-excursion shopping stop", then the "buy cruise merchandise pitch". You're better off in most cases doing your own research and setting up your own excusions. The one excepetion is Luau Kalamaku. Do not miss this one.
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Largest cabin we have had. Very quiet, great for getting people together.
Service and Staff

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