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Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Pride of America

7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 16, 2018

Ship: Pride of America

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10th level

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

All-in-all an enjoyable vacation. I recommend. We arrived two days prior to the cruise and stayed in Waikiki. Hilton Hawaiian Village is a nice part of the beach area.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy check-in. We boarded around 2PM. Cabin was ready around 3PM. Buffet was open.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Ate only in the "no extra cost areas". Preferred Skyline over Liberty (same food, but better service in Skyline). Compared to the other 5 cruises I've been on, food was good, but average.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Fair amount of things to do onboard, but much of our time was spent either ashore, eating or in our cabin.

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Service varied. Room attendant was awesome. Food staff was OK, but not up to the usual standard. Part of the reason, in my opinion, is that the "Freestyle" format does not pair you to a regular staff, so the personal touch is lost.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Acceptable, but not spic & span

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship tip

Read the daily bulletins that are published. They tell you everything you need to know about activities and ports

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
Go to the Waikiki Beach area for food and beach. Come a day early or stay a day later if possible

Kahului, Maui

5 out of 5
Waterfall & hiking tours are good

Hilo, Hawaii

4 out of 5
Not much in Downtown Hilo, but visit the awesome Botannical Gardens (if the volcano tours are cancelled). Although the volcano tour was cancelled, the ship cruised slowly past the volcanic area at night. It was an awesome sight and a trip highlight

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

4 out of 5
Skip the beach tour (a mistake). Wander around Kona or snorkel or deep sea fish

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Unbelievably beautiful...get out in nature. The ships cruise along Kauai's coast is not to be missed.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
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