Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great Cruise staff and fabulous restaurants

Sail Date: June 13, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The rooms were slightly nicer than average which is good.  The crew went out of their way!  Crystal, a cruise director was incredible at always telling us what's next and making us feel important.  Ethan was a great entertainer!  The shows were INCREDIBLE!  Hollywood, The Four Seasons, Broadway reviews all great.  Make it a point to buy ultimate dining and experience Tepinyaki, Cagneys for Steak and the Bistro for a genuine fantastic French experience.  I would recommend a few shore excursions, but take a day or two to enjoy sunning and working out on the ship or just simple shore excursions such as beaching and/or snorkeling or you'll truly tire of busses.  My favorite time was sailing past the Napoli Coast, beautiful from our balcony!  By the way, loved the $19.99 per bag laundry special towards the end.  It comes in handy when your running low on clothes!  Bought fantastic swimsuits and T-shirts in Kai Gift Shop for incredible prices.  Emma, you were a great cocktail waitress on the deck.  Ethan, you were wonderful as Willie Wonka and in the Broadway review.  Thank you everyone on board for making our experience so wonderful.  

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Ship Quality
Better than average. The restaurants were mind blowing. Enjoyed Skyline's NY decor and the stairwell pictures of parts of the United States.
Food and Dining
Restaurants, Cagneys, Tepenyaki (entertainment by Chris the Chef!), John at Bistro (our waiter) and the incredible shrimp cocktail, lettuce wedge and perfect filet mignon. Also, a birthday and anniversary cake along with a bottle of wine from Kyle at customer Services for our 10th Anniversary!
Service and Staff
Not much to say other than PERFECT!!!!!
Magnificent. Asher (female host in hollywood), Ethan, you were GREAT! Even got to catch a quick discussion with you guys one evening. Your wonderful. The Four Seasons, WOW, went twice and back for the extra Friday!!!!!
Onboard Activities
Mr. Sexy legs goes on WAY too long. Josh is great, our Bingo guy (Jake?) was so fun!
Destinations and Excursions
Some of them a little long and the tour guides NEVER stop. I will say we had Jeff who sang on the ukulele and brought tears to our eyes! WONDERFUL!
Cabin / Stateroom
Bigger than average, and our housekeeper worked with us VERY well with some exceptional circumstances. I would suggest, if you can, to spend a little more for the small suites. I went in one and WOW! Huge difference for the few extra $$. A balcony while not required, is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!
Honolulu, Oahu Stay on at Royal Hawaiian for swimming and relaxation and a view of Diamond Head


Book restaurants ASAP, especially Cagneys, the Bistro and Tepenyaki. Also, try Skyline, it's quite an experience. Daniel is a great waiter in Cadillac who helped us hurry and got us little to go roll packages for our excursions when we didn't have time to eat. Thanks!

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