Pride of America Needs a Bit More Pride
Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii
I traveled with a family of 21 to celebrate a birthday. Of the many cruises I have enjoyed, this was, by far, the least. The policy for bringing wine on board is antiquated and nebulous. Navigating the vessel was a logistical problem caused by small elevators and dead ends. Many dining room servers were inexperienced, resulting in order errors and delayed meals. The food was not hot when served. The cabins are exceptionally small (my husband and I had a midship balcony stateroom), making it difficult for the two of us to move around. Three other elder, adult family members were housed in the same size cabin.
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Most cruise lines allow 1bottle of wine/person that can be consumed in cabin without corkage fee. If brought to the dining room, a fee is charged. NCL's policy says one may or may not be charged a corkage fee, which is unclear. I was given a choice to pay the fee, or have wine stored until trip end.