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Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

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Reviews: 0
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Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 01, 2009
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
The ship is the only one that sails under the American Flag. If this were my first cruise, I wouldn't know better but I've cruised alot. The destination is great, how can you mess up Hawaii? But one of the things I look forward to the most is the great food. I can honestly say the best thing I ate all week was a chilled strawberry soup. I had a steak in the main dining room that was awful and so was the beef loin. The night we had lobster, it was a very small tail paired with a very bland grouper filet and I had to ask for the drawn butter. Who eats lobter without butter? The service is usually perfect on a cruise, not this one. Tables were dirty in the buffet area, dishes were empty and not refilled, I was appalled. Many of the workers were busy talking to each other rather than paying attention to their jobs. This was a perfect cruise other than the food and the service. Also remember, you pay extra for sodas, pictures, food, and just about everything else you need.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food not good at all. Dining convenience was great.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: Captain Zodiac rafting and snorkeling
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: Canyon
3 out of 5
Volcanoes National Park
Don't Miss: Volcanoes National Park

Pros: my cabin, my balcony room, ease of dining, entertainment, ease of disembarkation

Cons: Food, 7 of the 11 restaurants on board you had to pay up to $25 pp extra, the food in the other areas wasn't very good

Recommends Pride of America? No.

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