Great Hawaii views - Best way to travel to the different islands but expensive!

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 03, 2013
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 4 years ago

The trip was what we expected - fantastic views of Hawaii. We have cruised many times so it was a little different for us. This is definitely one of the best ways to view the state of Hawaii visiting many islands without having to pack and fly to another island. The entertainment was better than we expected since we were told there weren't any shows. The comedian was fantastic. The Aloha show was beautiful. The "Lights, Camera, Music" was excellent. Really enjoyed the "Oh What a Night Tribute" to the Four seasons. We ran into a few problems with our lights in our bathroom but our steward took care of the problem. We were a little disappointed with the food. We have been on other cruise lines that have been much better. Even though Freestyle dining is nice to fit into our schedules we really missed the set time to establish a relationship with a specific waiter. We had a few nights with wonderful waiters but we did experience three nights with waiters who didn't seem to take the time to make us feel at home. We did miss a casino on board but understand the state law. With visiting the 4 locations there wasn't much time "at sea" and we missed that part of a cruise. The tour personnel was helpful. The pool area was a little small for how many people the ship carried. The cost of the cruise is much higher than other cruises and the price to fly out to Hawaii really blew our budget so I highly doubt we would go again. All in all - if this is your first time to Hawaii it is a wonderful way to see all the islands without the stress of unpacking.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
We have experienced better.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


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Children's Programs


Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Go to the Aloha Café for breakfast - not too many people!

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