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Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 27, 2009
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food about as good as the usual cruise stuff. The best place was the private resturant accessible to guests in suites.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
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.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
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.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Largest cabin we have had. Very quiet, great for getting people together.

Pros: Saw all the islands

Cons: Cruise-sponsored tour

Recommends Pride of America? Yes!

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