Marginal At Best

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 23, 2016
Ship: Pride of America
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 4037
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The State of Hawaii is beautiful, but the cruise was marginal. Guests were prohibited from bringing water onboard, yet no water was accessible from the staterooms. This caused guests to go hunting for potable water at every turn- often carting small cups of water from the buffets at all hours in order to have a bedside drink. In addition, there was a terrible odor throughout the Champagne Lounge- it smelled of raw sewage. Finally, the lack of evening activities onboard the ship made for a boring trip and very early nights. I would not recommend this cruise to anyone.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Activities seemed to be scheduled during the day when most guests were off the ship. Evenings were quite boring.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
The shows were terrible and amateur.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Loved the décor, but the smells were terrible... In addition to the odor in the Champagne Lounge, the toilet odor in the cabins was sickening.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

There is no adults-only area, so if you are looking for peace and quiet, avoid this cruise. Also, pay the $10 to be able to text through the app. Relying on notes and telephones was aggravating. Buying one account for each cabin is sufficient.

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