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Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 10, 2015
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7010
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

We absolutely loved this cruise.  It is the 2nd time we've taken it, and hope to enjoy it again.  The staff was excellent, competent, friendly, and many were downright fun, adding to our experience rather than just serving us.  Just a few notes of things we missed:

*night cruise past Big Island's live volcano eruption

*anniversary cake (ordered, confirmed order, but no sight of it)(we saw other cabins leave their plate outside their doors so we know these were provided to others)

*available recipes for some of the soups (chilled soups were incredible, muselix cereal)

*seems like some of the announcements could have been grouped or shorter.  We don't need to know about every event - that's what the newsletter is for!

Some of the things we loved:

*announcement about the Napali coastline

*welcoming registration process & entertainment (so organized, yet personalized)

*options for workout, walking on board

*daily newsletters and info

*water & washcloth returning from day trips to boat

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

Didn't attend any

Entertainment

Didn't attend any

Children's Programs

Doesn't apply - no children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Look forward to a "renovation"!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Pricey but very much enjoyed.

Ship Tip

Plan what you want to experience on each island based upon that certain island's own offerings. Plan downtime, too, to enjoy the local flavors!

5 out of 5
Get up to the North Shore and the Punch Bowl. Rent a car!
5 out of 5
Lots of free beaches and great sights.
5 out of 5
Enjoy the sights as you approach the island. Sunrises are just as spectacular as sunsets.
5 out of 5
Great to walk around town and find that special coffee treat!
5 out of 5
Plan to photo/video the last evening sunset as you cruise the Napali coastline. The ship provides superb announcement of the entire coast. We went up to the deck for the 1st way to enjoy the announcement and photos, then down to our lanai after the ship turned towards that side and the announcement finished.
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