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Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Pride of America

7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 04, 2019

Ship: Pride of America

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 7132

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was not my favorite ship (out of 20 cruises) but I booked this cruise for the itinerary. Seeing the main four islands and not having to pack/unpack was such a benefit of this trip. The excursions offered were very good, even though expensive. Definitely recommend.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dining room staff was very attentive and friendly. Buffet was good for breakfast and a quick lunch. Never had dinner there. Real ice cream served during the day/night.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There were plenty of activities during the day, but due to the itinerary many things were done at night time, where there was a variety of activities planned.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The shows were average.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Loved having a lot of US staff. Everyone was very accommodating and friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
There were always people cleaning the stair cases (hand rails). It is a small ship but you aren’t on it all the time so it was perfect.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The view was VERY obstructed but we did have a few inches of a view in between the life boats. They were constantly doing work on the life boats or the mechanisms around them. On the day in Kona where we had to tender to shore, they used the two life boats outside out window and it was very early and load to unload them.

Ship tip

Floor 7, mid ship was a great location to everything.

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
We headed straight from the airport to the cruise ship, but stayed in Waikiki for two days after the cruise and the port was great.

Kahului, Maui

5 out of 5
Having two days in this port was needed. We did a Luau the first night and the snorkeling/turtle excursion to Molikini Crater the next. A great excursion. Wished we went to the Black beach.

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
We went to the National Volcano in Hilo and it was a sight to see. On the way we stopped at an incredible orchid factory and so glad we got to do that.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Tendered to the shore and walked around a bit. Got awesome shaved ice at Ululani’s inside the Marriott (which is right near the drop off). There was a little beach right near the drop off and we rented an umbrella and chairs. My daughter’s did stand-up paddle-boarding and loved it. Perfect relaxation. Also should have seen the Black/green beach

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Was our favorite island of them all. We did the Wailua Canyon which was a must see. There is shopping near the port and free shuttles so that was nice.

Cruise Napali Coast, Kauai

5 out of 5
This was something that everyone on the ship did. It is a must see from the pool deck or higher.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We walked off with our luggage and the process was very easy.
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