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Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 38

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Pride of America

7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 13, 2014

Ship: Pride of America

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7160

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

Norwegian was great. Beautiful ship, great crew, good food, wonderful entertainment, super port excursions offered, nice state rooms and balconies.  It was all good EXCEPT the dress codes caused a problem for us.  Our first opportunity to get all dressed up, we 3 couples, the women donned in pretty long dresses and the men donned in their cotton slacks and Hawaiian shirts and we were turned away by the Liberty dining room because the men had dress sandals (not flip flops) but not closed toe shoes on their feet.  It was embarrassing.  Thinking Hawaii / cruise attire our guys brought no dress shoes. They had sneakers but who wants to get dressed so nicely and put sneakers on your feet.  We did see other gentlemen did wear their dirty ol' sneakers into those specialty dining rooms but to us that made no sense.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
dress codes forbid our entry to most dining areas....see above comments.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
we took excursions off ship every day so did not take advantage of many activities.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

n/a

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved the very efficient room. Used our balcony every morning and evening.

Ship tip

Waikiki bar is only area where smoking is allowed.

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

3 out of 5
once inside and ready to board the ship we were entertained and there was seating but we were all commenting on how the actual ports are lacking in personality and cleanliness.

Kahului, Maui

5 out of 5
wailea beach was beautiful .

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
island offers a variety of climates.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5
much water activities offered.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

3 out of 5
not crazy about "oh so commercial luau."
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