Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

Poor Value?

Sail Date: April 11, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We have done many cruises.  This is our first with Norwegian, and first in Hawaii.  And, it was extremely disappointing. 

The cost of this cruise being virtually double per-person than most others than we have done was the biggest disappointment.  Just not the value.

Getting a balcony (which we normally due)...had bad views...and overall bad stops.  Virtually no stops could you do anything close to the ship, excursions were expensive and much more.

And, quite frankly - again from a value standpoint...disappointed with the service of an American ship (and I'm American and disappointed).  Minus a couple of seemed to bother people if you asked them anything (from the front desk, and virtually most places).

We really like Hawaii...We really like cruises...but not a great combination at all!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Food average, our particular waiter and his team were great! But in the specialty dining area, a great example of normal - bad American service. We were bothering them, although we paid extra to be there!
Service and Staff
Minus a waiter (Geno), a couple of others in the dining halls, and a couple of individuals around the pool area, most were bothered by any requests, questions, etc.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Not a great view from a balcony because of tenders. I understand it's a bit older ship, but for that much more money than a normal balcony...not comparable!


See Hawaii separately...don't cruise and see Hawaii. If you're going to cruise, much more value in most other areas other than this Hawaii cruise.

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