Hawaiian Islands

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Pride of America

7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 20, 2018

Ship: Pride of America

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9634

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

It was really not what we were expecting, but it was a great way to see parts of the other islands. Would consider doing it again with a newer ship and more to offer in the evenings when not in port.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Skyline Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

If I had to rate the experience just based on our waitress, Ellen (we requested her EVERY TIME we ate there for dinner), I would give it a RAVING review! She was EXCELLENT! Otherwise, the food was just okay. I was not blown away by any of the food onboard, with the exception of the Teppenyaki restaurant where the food was really good.


5 out of 5

Very fun atmosphere and the food was excellent. The only meal that we paid for that was actually worth it!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We didn't find ourselves participating in too many activities as we were off of the ship for most days in port and only went to dinner at night. I didn't find that there was too much to enjoy regarding activities.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Seemed like most of the staff were not very happy to be working there. From what we had heard, Norwegian has quite a bit of turnover. It showed.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Not the most beautiful ship we have been on. Felt like it needed a major overhaul. Very outdated.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
I feel that the cleaning crew could have done a better job in certain areas, but our room was clean for the most part. I was really impressed with the water pressure in the shower. Didn't even mind showering in such a small space because of that.

Ship tip

If you're cruising just to see the Hawaiian Islands, it's a great way to see everything. Otherwise, I would have to say that it was overpriced for what is offered.

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5

Kahului, Maui

4 out of 5

Hilo, Hawaii

4 out of 5
Didn't get to do too much exploring as it was raining so hard the day we were in port.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5
My favorite port. Enjoyed the tender in and everything was within walking distance. Lots to see and do.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Beautiful! Wish that there would have been a bit more time on the last day, but thoroughly enjoyed being able to admire the daytime view of the Napali Coast--breathtaking!


5 out of 5
Walked off with our luggage. Great option!
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