Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

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2 out of 5

Went because only Norwegian does Hawai'i

Sail Date: July 25, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Overall, a mediocre experience which agreed for the most part with what I expected.  Poor quality food, mandatory tips ("service charges") and poor excursions.  We also had to wait over four hours before we could get inside our stateroom.  The destinations were nice, however, but that had little to do with the ship and line itself.  It would be nice if a better cruise line (Princess, or in my dreams - Regeant) did Hawai'i as well.

Embarkation and Disembarkation
Main problem is waiting four hours to get in our cabin.
Food and Dining
Bad food
Service and Staff
They do work hard, but they don't have what they should to do their job excellently
Some shows are good, most are crappy nostalgia.
Onboard Activities
Did only a few, but they weren't too great.
Destinations and Excursions
Poor (likely due to liability issues). No adventure here.
Ship Quality
A ship only ten years old that seems much older and in worse shape than the Marco Polo after 37 years.
Cabin / Stateroom
Never seemed to be clean
Honolulu, Oahu
I've been here before, it's pretty dumpy given all the hype.
Kahului, Maui
Hilo, Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Nawiliwili, Kauai
Napili coast is amazing!


The library is always quiet and rarely occupied, although someone was pitching a pyramid scheme ("for Jesus") one night. I hope no one swallowed the bait.

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