Best vacation in my life! per 4 year old grandson

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Pride of America

7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 10, 2018

Ship: Pride of America

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7656

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall, the family had a great time. We ate what we wanted, where we wanted. The kid was well-cared for, freeing the adults to enjoy themselves. And tours were all fabulous. Only booked one thru NCL (Helicopter), but could have saved money going direct to the pier vendors.


5 out of 5
Boarding was flawless. Very little time between arrival on onboarding. Luggage arrived much sooner than expected.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
For the first in over 15 cruises, I never had dinner in the MDR. There was always something good to eat, if you took the time to look.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pools were great for the little one. The variety of pools was also nice. 1) Big pool, 2) Smokers pool, 3) Shallow depth pool next to big pool, 4) Small, very small family pool, with hot tub nearby.


Again, never saw a show, and was totally fine with that. The good stuff was shown on TV later.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
4 year old grandson wanted to spend as much time with "Giggles" and team as he did with us!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was very friendly and responsive to our needs.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Second time on board, with some welcome (or overlooked) features.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was fine, with a large king bed, a small convertible sofa and a ceiling bunk (not used). Can very easily sleep 4 (two adults, two children).

Ship tip

They serve lemonade and unsweetened iced tea. A 50/50 blend makes a perfect Arnold Palmer.

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
Booked tour thru BJs for awesome Jeep Tour! Dole Whip is ambrosia!

Kahului, Maui

5 out of 5
Day one in Maui we rented a car and drove to Lahaina. Day two took the Best of Maui tour. Iao Needle, Plantation, and Ocean Center were highlights.

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
First time up in a helicopter. AMAZING view of Kilaeua.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Rented a car and drove into the Kona hillside for the best coffee on the planet. Back in Kailua, ate great food and found an awesome shave ice place right at the pier.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

4 out of 5
Day one was long drive out to Waimea Canyon. Great driver insights, if a bit anti-corporate. Day two at Kauai Beach Resort (resort for a day discount).


5 out of 5
Easy walk-off.
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