Beautiful Sites, Great Food, Awesome Entertainment
Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii
Review summaryThis was my first time sailing on a Norweigan cruise ship and the PoA didn't disappoint. We had a balcony room that offered nice views and cool breezes. Our room steward, Velma, was fantastic. I took advantage of the laundry service once and even though I was delivered the wrong laundry initially, I had my garments within an hour. Food was delicious and most of the waitstaff were great. We had one experience where we felt forgotten when we were in the Skyline dining room for breakfast...did a lot of waiting for water refills and to be waited on. The ports were phenomenal and had plenty to keep you busy. The pools weren't ever full when we visited (in the morning hours around 10-11am), nor were the hot tubs. Easily the best vacation I've ever been on. Hawaii is so beautiful that we didn't want to leave!
Food and Dining
Gold Rush Saloon
Karaoke night was fun. Bar staff was extremely friendly.
Skyline Main Dining Room
We had great times here...only had one bad experience.
Pink's Champagne Bar
Waited for a while for someone to take our order (not at the bar proper-the waitstaff) even though people walked past us several times.
Ocean Drive Bar
Never had an empty glass!
Mardi Gras Cabaret Lounge
Great bar/wait staff and great shows/games.
Liberty Main Dining Room
This place was great. Food was excellent and the decor is very patriotic.
Food was great and so was the service!
The food was good, but it was always very crowded.
Awesome! Staff was extremely nice!
Shallow pool, was kinda small too. But it was in an area that was never crowded.
SS America Library
Nice selection of books if you could actually borrow them. Library staffed only 2 hours per day...and even if someone was working in the library, most of the time they weren't able to check you out. IDK why....
Had a manicure. Wasn't the best...save your money. Got the shellac mani...peeling and bumpy already. It's been three days.
South Beach Pool
Very clean and nice. Not crowded when we visited. Water was cold, but you got used to it.
Warm but not excruciatingly hot. Very nice.
I bought a few things here...never felt over charged.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Make reservations for dinner every night the first day you board. That way you won't have to worry about waiting for a table to come open or worry that if you want to make a reservation later on, the time will be full.