Great cruise, good service bumpy ride in the winter--caution if you have motion sickness

Pride of America Cruise Review to Hawaii

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Pride of America

7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 04, 2020

Ship: Pride of America

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 12506

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall the cruise was good. Edwin was a room steward and he was fantastic. The only negative things I could really say was I was disappointed that we did not sail the Napali Coast (which I was looking forward to seeing again) and was not prepared for how rough the seas actually was during the cruise and especially the excursions that included boating. Both the Whale Watching Sunset Cruise and the Molokini Snorkeling were terrific and I would do them again but MANY people were terribly sick on the rides too and from the destinations. If you can book a suite, it was definitely worth the added expense.


4 out of 5
They did not have a porter to help with luggage but one of the managers did assist us.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We mostly dined in the specialty restaurants and that was the most positive thing about being in a suite; you were able to eat Breakfast and Lunch in Cagney's. The food was very good. Cagney's was our favorite restaurant for food and the Jefferson Bistro for ambiance.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The fitness center and spa were great. I do wish the spa had a eucalyptus room.


5 out of 5
Very fun.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Everyone was friendly and welcoming.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It is ready for a renovation

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
We were happy with the suite and elated we made the decision to get a larger room. The bed was comfortable. One of the days, we returned from our excursion to a VERY STRONG bug spray smell. I have asthma so this was a real issue. We did report it but the staff was adamant they did not spray our room.

Ship tip

If you sail in the winter be prepared for a bumpy ride

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

4 out of 5

Kahului, Maui

4 out of 5

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5

Cruise Napali Coast, Kauai Did not visit port

Sadly we were not able to sail the Napali Coast because of rough seas.


5 out of 5
We had priority disembarkation which went very smoothly.
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