Great Primer for Hawaii

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 18
Helpful Votes: 126

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Pride of America

7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 04, 2004

Ship: Pride of America

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This is a great primer for a Hawaiian vacation. The hotel moves from island to island. We rented a car on every island and visited the local sites, beaches etc. Gives you a great sample for a longer return. We had a stop at Fanning Island on the itinerary, but the ship had to divert and perform a rescue at sea for a small sailboat. Didn't even miss the Fanning stop.

Embarkation

4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Sushi Bar

5 out of 5

Our favorite spot - they did a sampling menu to hook you into an al la carte follow on meal

Bimini Bar And Grill

4 out of 5

Burgers were great

Cadillac Diner

4 out of 5

Nice for a sandwich

Waikiki Bar

4 out of 5

Like the daquiri's and margaritas

Aloha Cafe

4 out of 5

Great for a quick bite to eat.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Jogging Track

4 out of 5

Worked great.

Fitness Center

4 out of 5

Worked those meals off.

Oasis Pool

4 out of 5

Nice pools - just avoid peak times.

Hot Tubs

4 out of 5

Hot and bubbly

Galleria Shops

4 out of 5

Found it entertaining to watch folks looking for a deal.

Basketball / Volleyball Court

4 out of 5

Not much different from other ships. It worked.

Entertainment

4 out of 5

The Conservatory

4 out of 5

Nice to sit relax/read.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Sushi bar is a nice venue

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
We rented a car a toured the island. Visited all the historical sites - Pearl harbor etc.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Beautiful island. Visited the Prince Resort and past the "Fantasy Island" waterfall. Great beaches and local fare.

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Rented a car and toured the island. Beautiful place - like all of Hawaii. Stopped at a black sand beach.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Rented a car and drove the roads. Visited a pinapple and coffee orchard. Stopped at some roadside restaurants

Kahului, Maui

5 out of 5
Did a helicopter tour of the rain forests. Amazing views.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Organized, sorry to leave.
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