While I love being in my homeland for 7 days, the cruise itself was disappointing. Being that the staff is union they were not so eager to please the guests. Had the worst waiter on our first night, very rude, and didn't like the Free Style Cruising in that our group of 19 could hardly ever get a reservation. The last night they didn't take them at all. The food was fair, not over the top. All the speacialty restaurants take away from the dining room in that the main D/R doesn't get their best any more. And the Benny Hanna style resaurant had a horrid waitress. Spent 71.00 there for nothing really. The decor is split with lilly pad carpeting going right up to red stars, just too chopped up. The jewelery place, Na Hoku was really great though, very friendly, non-pushy staff. Oh, and bring your own pillow, the pillows in the Balcony rooms were very flat and hard. Woke up with a neck ache, and they woulnd't find me a better pillow. Thankfully found a Macy's on Maui, spent 85.00 for a good pillow, shouldn't have had to. But being in Hawaii was phenominal and being with a large group made it more fun, but that had nothing to do with the Cruise Line. And this was the consesus of our whole group, if not anyone else we talked with while on the cruise. And, they should have the photos not along the road to the main D/R. It was very congested during the dinner hours.
Could have been better
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Pros: Location Location, being in Hawaii
Cons: Lack of luster, felt like I was at Mr. lincoln at Disneyland
Recommends Pride of America? No.