The cruise ports of call and timeframe is great. If you count food quality as being a huge part of your trip, I would think twice. Food and beverage is not a strong point of this ship. If you are looking for a comfortable floating hotel to take you to great spots, this cruise will fulfill your need
Norwegian's staff are friendly. The cabins are very small and our family had 5 balcony cabins together but the staff was not allowed to open the balcony doors so we could enjoy time together - we have enjoyed that feature on other family cruises we have taken. The food is okay but not as good as some cruise lines. It was a fun family time but we will try to avoid using Norwegian in the future unless things are improved.
Nothing really to do, no music all the time on the pool deck, not a lot happening on the pool deck, all hot tubs were not always working, kids ran hot tubs and no one cared, entertainment was poor, food selection wasn't great in comparison to other cruises
The staff needs to be better trained in all areas. I did like not being pressured to have photos taken. I did not like having to make reservations each day for dinner in the general dining rooms. Overall we enjoyed the cruise.
Although we did not have time to really tour and see Oahu, I appreciate history so for me, going to Pearl Harbor was a must see. Just walking around grounds sent chills up my body. I stood in awe as I looked at the names of those who lost their lives on that day in December. We saw a film of the bombing before we could board the boat out to the memorial for the USS Arizona. There were other memorials as well, but based on the film we watched, the other ships were repaired. It was very solemn and sobering to see the names of all of the individuals who lost their lives that day. There were numerous monuments to their courage. As I walked around the grounds and looked at the various warheads, the Bowfin submarine and the other instruments of war, I felt a great sadness for those individuals who died, but also very proud and humble to be an American. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Hawaii and feel very blessed that we were able to take this trip. It was wonderful and for me, a trip of a lifetime!
This was the Cruisetour and it was wonderful. I enjoyed every minute of it and was happy to finally see Hawaii. I was very glad that the ship's Captain darkened part of the ship when we passed erupting Kilauea volcano at night. We were able to clearly see the lava and the sky was full of stars!
Hawaii was amazing. There is no way better to see it than cruising around the islands. However, NCL had terrible customer service, nobody cared that we were on our honeymoon. Wait staff was rude and always seemed annoyed. Entertainment severely lacked. Everything shuts down early. It felt like a floating motel 6.
Overall, it's an easy was to see the islands. However, don't expect to be cruising in luxury even though you'll pay a higher premium. Food is below average; except, the specialty restaurants. Spa is way over priced. Shore Excursion are OK, but I'd book them on my own. Embarkation/Disembarkation was easy!
Norwegian Pride of America exceeded all expectations. This was the vacation of a lifetime. I cannot be more thankful to Elaine Gold for all of her help in making this dream come true. I am crying now I am still so happy. I have recommended this to everybody I know.
Enjoyed the cruise very much, from the ship, excursions, food, everything! We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary and brought our children and their spouses. We were in Honolulu in 1968. I met my husband their on his R & R from Vietnam. We had 5 days together before he went back to DaNang. We said we always wanted to come back. So, this cruise was the perfect time.
The cruise was wonderful. We would like to do this one again. It was a convenient way to see as many islands as possible within a week. Norwegian really handled everything for us making the trip easy and stress free!
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