Should have stayed in dry dock

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 26, 2016
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10136
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The Islands were beautiful, and the excursions were great. The ship should have stayed in dry dock. For the amount of money that we spent I would have expected that the ship would have been in tip-top shape. On the day we arrived in the lobby it smelled of sewage, apparently that is a normal thing, because the crew did not seem to notice it. The smell lasted the whole week. Mostly of the 5th floor, occasionally in our room and from our balcony. Speaking of our balcony, there were paint chips on the floor and it was dirty, no going out there barefoot. We had no hot showers for three days. The decks were closed for walking around the ship because it was still being cleaned and painted. Sometimes the smell of chemicals and varnish was overwhelming. Bathrooms were closed, deck doors were locked or taped shut. The best food we had was at the Luau and the barbecue on the last day. While dining in the Skyline the windows were dirty. Sometimes the utensils were dirty. We received a $200 dollar shipboard credit, but it did not nearly make up for what went on. This should have been a vacation of a lifetime, but it was terrible. I would never recommend this trip to any of my friends

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Mediocre at best. Fried foods were dry, overcooked. Asked for medium rare got well done. The best food was at the Luau and the shipboard barbecue.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Would have loved some onboard aerobics or Zumba classes


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Our steward Voldemyr was wonderful

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Dirty windows, smelled.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Small but clean and functional. No hot water for showers for three days.

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