Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

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5 out of 5

An Amazing Cruise on the Pride of America to the Hawaiian Islands.....

Sail Date: August 13, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

This was one of the best cruises my family and I have ever been on.

Excellent service, fantastic food, and the seeing the Hawaiian Islands.....WOW.  

Service was outstanding.  From the cabin attendant to the dining the Captain and his wonderful crew.   They truly were, the P-Performance R-Respect

I-Impressive D-Dedicated E-Excellence.

The staff had outstanding Performance from all we encountered.  With a smile and attention to detail.  The Respect they gave to each of us was so very nice.  Each was Impressive in their own right.  They were Dedicated to making sure we had a wonderful and exciting time.  They exemplified the true Excellence the Norwegian Cruise line wants for provide for each of it's customers.

Each island has it's own culture and beauty.  Maui, Hilo, Kona, and Kauai were a sight to behold.  You will be taking photograph after photograph to capture the wonderful sights....
The Captain is to be applauded for taking the ship to see the flowing lava from the active volcano on the Big Island.  What a spectacular sight to see at night as the searing lava is flowing into the ocean.  WOW!!!!

On the last day on the cruise, he steered the ship to the beautiful coastline of Na Pali on the coast of Kauai.  You will be smiling from ear to ear from seeing such a natural wonder.  Simply stunning and totally breath taking.


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Cabin / Stateroom
Our cabin was very nice. Yes, it was a little small. With fun planning and teamwork, the space will be fine. Our cabin attendant was the best. Always provided excellent service with a smile. The balcony was fine. Provided us with excellent cover from the sun while relaxing on the balcony. The shower was great. The pressure was excellent. And yes, the shower was small. But, how much room do you need to take a shower when there are so many things to do that awaits you?
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Honolulu, Oahu
If you can, arrive a few days before your cruise to get accustomed to the time difference and see some of Oahu. If you can, a trip to the North Shore is a must.
Kahului, Maui
Visit Wailea Beach or Baby Beach in Lahaina. Both are excellent and not a far drive from the ship. Leave early and beat the crowds.
Hilo, Hawaii
We took the Roberts Hawaii tour to Rainbow Falls/Lavaland. This was less expensive than the tour excursion on the ship. Our driver, Mr. Miles was excellent. Provided wonderful narration of the sights we visited.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
If driving here, you will need to take a taxi to the airport car rental. The cost was about $30. It was worth it. We drove to Hapuna Beach. The beach was stunning. White sand, calm and clear water. Driving on the highway with lava on both sides was a sight to behold.
Nawiliwili, Kauai
Stayed close to the ship at Kalapaki Beach. Very nice beach with the outstanding Dukes restaurant overlooking the beach.


Make sure you have reservations for your car rentals before you board the ship. Should you keep the car overnight in Maui, you can park the car at the Kahului airport for $13. Renting a car for most of the cruise will save you a bundle, especially if you have a family.

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