Only To See Hawai'i

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 07, 2013
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We'd never been to Hawai'i before.  Research showed this was the best way both for breadth of sights and economy.  It was GREAT!  The ship, staff and itinerary were the best.  Other lines offer Hawai'i, but sail from the mainland and don't spend as much time touring this paradise.  And we cruise both NLC and Royal Caribbean.  When we left home, it was rainy and cold.  Direct flight from Atlanta to Honolulu and we were rewarded with hight 70's and sun! 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Included dining was very good, but the filet I had in Cagney's was the best I'd ever had - including Ruth's Chris.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
As busy as we were with evening shows and excursions, we only did a little dancing a couple evenings. But they were awfully nice. But then, I've been married to a beautiful gal for 45 years.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was helpful and friendly. Top notch.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Our cabin was midship forward with good views. But see comment below.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Kind of tight - only around 170 sq ft including balcony. But it was spotless and comfortable. Pure delight was waking early as the sun was beginning to come up and we were arriving at the next port and watching this unbelievable beauty from our balcony.

Ship Tip

Check the layout of the ship before booking your cabin. While we had great views, some the balcony cabins toward the bow have blocked views forward because other forward cabins stick out farther.

5 out of 5
We got there a couple days early, stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and meandered around the place including a tour of Pearl Harbor. Don't come that far without seeing a bit of Honolulu.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Be sure to see the lava tubes and the Moana Loa factory which has a nice sandwich shop (good sandwiches and not pricey).
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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