FABULOUS, SIMPLY FABULOUS!!! Now I know why they call it PARADISE!!

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Pride of America

7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 20, 2018

Ship: Pride of America

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9600

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

PERFECT!!! Thank you Norwegian Cruise Line! We WILL BE BACK cruising with you again!! Couldn't be happier!!


5 out of 5
Very organized, very quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The main dining rooms were excellent! Cadillac Cafe and East and West excellent! We only ate at the buffet one night and it was good.

Skyline Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Exactly the same review as the one I just wrote about Liberty Dining Room. We enjoyed breakfast here usually and lunch one day. I appreciate a dining room that is for people who don't want to dress up for dinner. (I just wish people who don't dress for dinner would actually eat there!). It is very stylish, just not quite as fancy as the Liberty Dining Room. Same great menu and service!

East Meets West

5 out of 5

Ate dinner here on the last night. It was great!! One needs to make a reservation as it isn't really very large. Dinner is part of the complimentary meal service - with the exception of the Hibachi Table.

Liberty Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

EVERYTHING PERFECT!! Great selection of items on the menu, more than generous portions, FABULOUS SERVICE!! Couldn't have been better!!! LOVED the decor! Elegant dining - just what I expect on board a nice cruise ship!

Cadillac Diner

5 out of 5

Ate lunch and breakfast here twice. Very fast service and made to order!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We didn't really participate in many of the onboard activities as we enjoyed Excursions daily. I would like to take the cruise again and take advantage of the onboard activities!

Galleria Shops

4 out of 5

Galleria Shops were pretty well stocked I felt. I DID APPRECIATE the atmosphere - unlike a previous cruise I went on (another cruise line.). I found the PERFECT Sterling Silver Whale Tail necklace to celebrate the first time I ever saw a whale!! I felt it was reasonably priced. To be honest, that was the only thing I looked for at the jewelry shop. The sales rep was very helpful and professional!


5 out of 5
We only attended the stage shows - which were all very professional! Appreciated the talent of the performers!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Couldn't have been happier.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very comfortable. It amazes how much storage space there is in such a small area.

Ship tip

GO!! I had read several less than flattering reviews on your website and was really wondering how this ship would be. I CAN'T IMAGINE what those people were thinking!!

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
I really appreciate that this cruise starts and stops on Honolulu!!

Kahului, Maui

5 out of 5

Hilo, Hawaii

4 out of 5
Be prepared for rain! It didn't prevent us from enjoying Volcano National Park - but it might have. Although, not as much as had the government NOT voted for the budget!! (We weren't sure the night before if we would be going or not.). I guess it rains there A LOT!!

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Great! I REALLY faced my fear of being underwater and took the Submarine ride! SO GLAD I did!! Highly recommend. We went in the afternoon and were able to do a tour of Kona that morning...Painted Church is unbelievable! Bought some fabulous Kona Coffee and saw some GORGEOUS Orchids!!

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
FABULOUS! FABULOU! FABULOUS!!! THIS is the place we will return to spend more time in the future!!! We went on the excursion that took you to all the movie locations that we filmed here - VERY INTERESTING and FABULOUS LUNCH!!! It is extremely well done - couldn't have been happier. Probably the best island sightseeing tour we went on. Just sights, not any shops! That said, shops = souvenirs and bathroom breaks!


4 out of 5
Very organized. Since we were going on The North Shore excursion that took us to the airport (late night flight home) we met in Hollywood Theater. We previously took our bags off by ourselves and were a bit leery about whether or not our bags would really be there upon disembarking. They were all there and a porter helped us get them to the bus. We watched them all load on the bus. About 45 minutes into the excursion I got a call from the cruise line telling me that they had one of my bags at the port. Apparently it has accidentally been taken off and put back in the area where one would pick up their bags. They told me that it would be waiting for me at the airport - WHICH IT WAS!! Knowing what was in that bag, I wasn't overly worried, but they handled it PERFECTLY!!
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