Wonderful trip around the Hawaiian Islands!

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Pride of America

7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 02, 2019

Ship: Pride of America

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8634

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We had a wonderful time in Hawaii. We couldn't ever decide if we should visit Hawaii on land or sea; so we did both! 5 days in Kona at the beautiful Hilton property and then this 7 day cruise. 😎We completed it with the helicopter ride!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
All the Staff seemed so friendly and helpful!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Buffets were always a good variety. Dining rooms let you have a leisurely dining experience however, sometimes it was way too slow. They seemed under staffed, because all the tables weren't filled to capacity. Service was great in the Cadillac and the food was hot!

Aloha Cafe

4 out of 5

Always something to eat!

Cadillac Diner

5 out of 5

Good service, your meals is served hot!

Liberty Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Friendly hostess, good service, interesting surroundings. Good food.

Skyline Main Dining Room

3 out of 5

Got forgotten a couple of times waiting for a table. Then the servers were nice but a bit too slow. They didn't seem to have the same caliber of teamwork here as they did up in the Liberty

Pink's Champagne Bar

5 out of 5

Heard some nice entertainment here. Had fun at the Martini tasting!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Hot tub / relaxing. We played a game of checkers on the deck.

The Collection Art Gallery

5 out of 5

Enjoyable staff - nice art

Reception

5 out of 5

Always helpful with a smile

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Took in several shows.

Theater

5 out of 5

Nice - plenty of seating

Children's Programs

No Kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room steward took very good care of our room. She was kind and friendly. Everyone was kind from: the art gallery, to photo studio, and all of our waiters.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was nice and clean. My only complaint was that all the booth cushions in the "Cadillac" restaurant needed to be replaced. They were cracked and hurt me to sit on them while in shorts or a skirt.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were comfortable but cozy. It was tight, only able to pass around the bed one person at a time. Had everything we needed. The metal blow dryer was really heavy, it burnt my arm when I hit it by mistake!

Ship tip

Sign up for the drink tastings/specials! Get a lot of booze for $19.99! it's fun and you learn a lot!

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

4 out of 5
We did a hop on-hop off tour in the afternoon prior to boarding the ship. We wish we would have done Pear Harbor instead. There just wasn't enough time to enjoy it! (the drivers were kind of crankie and not very easy to hear either) However; We visited Pearl Harbor when we returned from the cruise. We rented a car. (Most car rentals have transportation at the port - we didn't know that! We took an Uber - and beat the rush)

Kahului, Maui

3 out of 5
The people didn't seem as friendly in Maui😒🤷‍♀️ We visited a botanical garden.

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
We did a private excursion.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5
We did a lot of stuff while we were on the other side of the island before the cruise.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
We took a Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tour! ✔ 2 checks off our bucket list!

Cruise Napali Coast, Kauai

5 out of 5
We saw it from our helicopter but when we cruised by it on the ship, the next day, it was too foggy to see it. I felt bad for everyone that missed it!

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
We decided to walk off carrying our own luggage. Glad we did, we passed up all those people waiting in lines.
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