Lovely Islands, horrible ship!!

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
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Pride of America

7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 21, 2019

Ship: Pride of America

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8170

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Review summary

Incredibly over priced way to see the islands. You would be better off flying to the islands then creating your own itinerary and island hopping on your own.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The food completely lacked variety in the buffet area, one day was the same as the next. The extra dining options were nothing special but priced as if they were the best restaurant in the world, which, for the record, they were not.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My daughter loved the Entourage club, but then again, she just wanted to be with other kids, so it wasn't hard to make her happy.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
In the evenings, my wife and I would take a walk around the deck to get some exercise and help our dinners digest. You could smell the sewer. Every night. Great way to ruin a nice night.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The staff kept it clean enough, just not much room. For 6k U.S. you would think you would get more than what we had, but no. As with everything on this cruise, highly over priced and not worth it.

Ship tip

Don't.

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
This was our starting point. Beautiful city, easy to walk around, great food.

Kahului, Maui

5 out of 5
We took two excursions on Maui. The Malikini Crater Snorkel tour and a Whale Watching tour. Both were fantastic, and my family loved them. Great island to visit.

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
We had a great excursion on this stop, doing the Zipline through Paradise excursion. Wonderful.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Perfect little city, gorgeous port, and a great excursion on Captain Zodiacs Raft Adventure and Snorkel tour.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Might have been our favorite island. So beautiful!! The Journey to Waimea Canyon was absolutely breathtaking. Highly recommend.

Cruise Napali Coast, Kauai

5 out of 5
Beautiful little cruise as a farewell to the islands, was absolutely stunning, but unfortunately, it was cloudy and raining, so it hampered the view a bit.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and easy. Carried our bags with us.
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