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Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii
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Overall Rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Pride of America

7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)

Sail Date: July 29, 2017

Ship: Pride of America

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 7044

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

A good way to get an overview of Hawaii and visit all the major attractions. Would definitely prefer more time in just a couple of ports for a different experience, but as a cruise, this was fun.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Had nice meal in buffet while waiting for our cabin to be prepared.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
In general, the buffet was not great. There were 3 or 4 nights when the food offered included some good selections (the carved roast beef at the first night comes to mind), but most times there were only the cheapest selections, some of which we would never touch. The vendaloo (sp?) beef was awful. The pizza was inedible. The watermelon was at least a month old and very bad. Many forms of potato (potato salad, potato skins, potato leek with cheese dish, country potatoes, etc). Lots of pastas. In main dining room, same thing... staples were the spaghetti Bolognese (ok, so-so), New York strip (tough, gray color, not good). Sometimes there would be one or two selections that were acceptable, but only on a couple of the nights. Breakfast was the best meal, and that was great in the main dining room (Skylight room). Had lox (they call it smoked salmon) on half bagel with capers & super thin sliver of red onion and postage stamp size sliver of tomato, tiny smear of cream cheese, dill garnish. This was good, ate it every morning. Had omelets every morning as well, delicious. Little mini danishes, coffee, lousy overly sweet orange juice from a machine. Never tried any other restaurants.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Saw a few shows, got what we expected. Not anything to brag about. Went to a party and danced a bit. Did not do any other activities.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Entertainment pretty mediocre. Comedian was okay, dancers worked very hard to please. Mostly dated and not very entertaining.

Children's Programs

No kids, obviously.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was exceptional in their attention to the guests. Received special attention from Rodel in guest services at our departure. Received extremely warm and attentive attention from Arturo the waiter in the Skylight main dining room, as well as Miguel, who was his assistant/busboy.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Was acceptable. Always love a balcony. Tiny shower, but that's to be expected on a ship.

Ports Of Call

Honolulu, Oahu

4 out of 5
We do our own thing, do not use the pre-planned excursions.

Kahului, Maui

5 out of 5
We do our own thing, do not use the pre-planned excursions.

Hilo, Hawaii

4 out of 5
We do our own thing, do not use the pre-planned excursions.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5
We do our own thing, do not use the pre-planned excursions.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
We do our own thing, do not use the pre-planned excursions.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Took our own bags on wheels... the only way to go! No waiting, grab a taxi and out of there!
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