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Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryLiked the ship, staff and entertainment available. We have attempted to avoid ships this large in the past. Yet, with 2300 passengers aboard it works!
Food and Dining
Cadillac diner (twice) was the poorest food of the week. The food quality in Skyline and Liberty (free) was as good as the specialty restaurants requiring cover charges. Aloha Cafe is just, a (good) buffet.
We chose one or more excursions per day -- however, it seems there were activities available all day for anyone wishing to stay aboard. Really, too many opportunities to take advantage of each.
Service and Staff
Our steward entertained us each day with little extras... such as folding towels, as an animal or bird for display.
The layout accommodates a full complement of passengers without feeling generally crowded. Our cruise was sold out, and with the exception of a late breakfast (after 07:00, Aloha Cafe) there were no issues with congestion.
One set of elevators would queue up a bit at times when majority of passengers were leaving or returning from excursions (deck 3). Excursions are scheduled nicely to minimize this. If you are able, use the stairs (up two levels) and walk to another set of elevators proximate to your onboard destination.
Cabin / Stateroom
We spent little time in the stateroom. The bed was comfortable, everything about the staterooms are excellently maintained.
We were located on deck 10 aft, starboard. This is down one level from popular dining facilities and as close as possible the outdoor attractions. On-the-other-hand, I would recommend another area, perhaps deck 9. We could hear restaurant setup (rolling carts) overhead as breakfast was being prepared.
Pros: 5 ports of call in 7 days Many excursion opportunities.
Cons: Ships photographers everywhere specialty restaurants (each meal), and all ports of call.