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Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii


Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 02, 2015
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 4043
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We are in our 60's, and this was our first trip to Hawaii.  I am so thankful for the cruise ship service that took us to multiple islands so we didn't have to make our own arrangements, drag our luggage around, and spend more time waiting in the airport for the short flights.  The Shore Excursions were varied and excellent.  All our drivers/guides were so knowledgeable, friendly, and even funny.  The food was good on the ship; it was kept clean, and there was adequate on-board entertainment.  They were very organized and efficient getting us On & Off at every stop.  This is an ideal way to visit the islands.  It was our 15th cruise overall and the FIRST to have fast internet!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The so-called dance lessons offered were a joke. The instructors only knew their routines from the ship, impractical for most users. Call the lessons something else other than Salsa, Waltz & Swing if they don't know what those dances are.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
We needed to dance "balllroom" style, but that wasn't available except one evening for a short/limited time and extremely small circular bar dance floor.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
There is some sort of noisy work room next door to this but it did finally quiet down each night. The sound is very loud during the day. I would not want this room again.
5 out of 5
Our driver Kimoto (sp?) made this the most interest tour as well as a sobering experience at Pearl Harbor.
5 out of 5
Wailea Beach was a lovely setting with decent snorkeling. Beach staff were ready to assist with any needs. Would have liked to have had lunch included!
5 out of 5
Botannical Gardens tour was exceptional with Kemake (sp?) as our knowledgeable humorous driver. He kept us laughing and informed about so much culture and plants.
5 out of 5
Wonderful scenic trip to A-Bay. Had a little difficulty finding restroom initially. Feet got cut/shredded on sharp lava rocks getting in & out of the water, but it was still a great day! Saw neat turtles swimming there.
5 out of 5
Allerton/McBride Gardens were gorgeous and a good lunch was included. Lots of walking, but not difficult. Again we had a most informed driver.
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