Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Great ports - Average Ship

Sail Date: July 21, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

The itinerary and ability to see many Hawaiian Islands is unbeatable but the on board experience is just average. In port excursions booked through NCL were outstanding!

Pros: Ports/schedule and excursions

Cons: Teen program

Recommends Pride of America? Yes!

Children's Programs
Teen program was almost non-existent. No daytime activities. Evening activities were not well attended. The staff were inflexible about including our younger child that was weeks away from turning 13. Neither of our kids wanted to participate alone (one in children and one in teen). So they did not participate in anything.
Some shows were good. Some very talented musicians on the boat. One show in particular was literally no better than a good high school musical. Wide variety to appeal to various age ranges.
Service and Staff
Some staff were excellent others not that helpful. Cruise director was more interested in putting on a show than really helping people get what they wanted out of the vacation.
Cabin / Stateroom
Nice enough stateroom but needed to call maintenance twice.
Food and Dining
Unless you are willing to pay a cover charge for the fine dining rooms the food is very average. It is certainly edible but nothing to write home about We have had better food for the base price on other cruise lines.
Ship Quality
Decor is fine. Crew works hard to keep the ship clean.

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