Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
2-3 cruises

Review
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3 out of 5

Stunningly Beautiful

Sail Date: April 04, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This cruise was definitely worth it for the itinerary.  Each island offered lovelier vistas than the previous one, unbelievable as they seemed to be, culminating with a sunset sail along the Na Pali Coast on Kauai. As for the ship, it was fine, though it showed some signs of heavy usage. The food in the restaurants, even the complimentary ones, was uniformly excellent. The buffet, however, was pretty ordinary, suffered from over-usage and insufficient replenishment, and was shut down or partially shut down at inconvenient times. The crew seemed willing, but were definitely not trained servers. The shore excursions are a must, to see the Volcanoes Park and the Waimea Canyon.  I would have rated the cruise higher if not for one problem.  There was a slight but noticeable sulphurous odor in our stateroom, which became extremely obvious and uncomfortable on the last night, to the extent that we had to open the balcony door for several hours to get fresh air.  My throat was burning. 

Ship Quality
Problem with air quality in our stateroom.
Food and Dining
All restaurants great--buffet not.
Service and Staff
Entertainment
Destinations and Excursions
See the Waimea Canyon! It is not to be missed.
Cabin / Stateroom Cabin was small but comfortable--EXCEPT for the sulphur smell, especially on the last night.
Honolulu, Oahu
Hilo, Hawaii
Bring umbrellas for the pineapple showers, and see the volcanoes park.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Nawiliwili, Kauai
The trip along the Na Pali coast was the experience of a lifetime.


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