A First-Timer's Impression of Cruising

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Pride of America

7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 23, 2016

Ship: Pride of America

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 4506

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

As a first-time cruiser, I had a number of misconceptions. As an initial impression, the Pride of America was huge, but by week's end I had been forward to aft a number of times.


Eating was my main occupation aboard the vessel. I failed to gain the five pounds I was certain that I would. I tried all the restaurants aboard the ship. I met some interesting people. I may or may not cruise again.


It is expensive and not as luxurious as I had expected. The staterooms are smaller than my bedroom at home. But it was lovely to have a steward tidy up daily. Ours, Grey, was very nice.


I attended an auction, a 60s concert and some less memorable events. I had hoped to find a bridge group aboard to sharpen my skills, but alas, the card room was never really occupied. I did truly enjoy the comedian whose show I attended twice.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Adequate, not luxurious.

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5

Hilo, Hawaii

3 out of 5

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5
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