Pride of America Reviews

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Excellent cruise. Met all our expectations!!

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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.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Magical from start to finish.

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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.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Amazing Hawiian Cruise

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I would recommend this cruise to everyone!!! I am so happy I was able to see and experience different islands as each have their own unique features and qualities. Amazing vacation!!!!

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Good way to see the islands

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It was a great way to see multiple islands without the hassle of air travel, but was limiting in that you had brief periods of time on each island. Not sure if we would see Hawaii this way again.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Hawaii Cruise

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bar are too expensive and quantity was very less compare to other bars. staff are not friendly at all. food was not good too and they did not provide what they promise.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Fantastic Trip!

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The cruise was excellent. The scenery was amazing at the islands. The crew was very hospitable and were quick to respond to requests. Overall, an amazing vacation that I wish I was still on!

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Friendly Cruise of Hawaiian Islands

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A good way to get an overview of Hawaii and visit all the major attractions. Would definitely prefer more time in just a couple of ports for a different experience, but as a cruise, this was fun.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Wonderful!

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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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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great way to get around the islands

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The cruise was really nice and we enjoyed getting around to the other islands in a convenient way. However, the population of guests was mostly older and the boat didn't have a lot for young people. I was also very upset that the boat and staff did nothing for us since we were on our honeymoon. We paid $5,000 to be on this boat for one week and they didn't upgrade us, give us a bottle of champagne or even a little cake. They gave cakes to people with birthdays and celebrating anniversaries, but nothing for our honeymoon? It was honestly kind of rude.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Hawaiian cruise

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We enjoyed our Hawaiian cruise. It was great to see so many islands on one trip! The food on the cruise ship was ok. I was disappointed with the special (extra) dining. The food was not worth the price. We should have just gone to the complimentary restaurants. Otherwise, it was a great experience!

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Great Itinerary, Below Average Cruise

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Again, great itinerary but poor cruise experience. Norwegian needs to get a more updated, modern ship and find a way to hire happier crew overall. If this were my first cruise experience, it may have been my last!

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Hawaiin cruise

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The excursions were very good but a little pricey. Our stateroom was a disappointment as well as the dining experience. I would like to have been told to book the dining earlier in the cruise. We have never had to to go buffet for dinner before

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Simply wonderful!

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I strongly recommend the POA Hawaiian cruise with Norwegian.  We left Honolulu on June 24th, 2017 returning on July 1st, 2017.  From start to finish it was a wonderful trip.  The staff were all very helpful and professional. Our cabin was lovely and was very clean.  Our cabin steward, Eston, was always available in case we needed anything.  The ports of call are perfect.  You have plenty of time to go ashore and do so many great activities.  The food was great!  We only ate at the buffet once; we preferred the "sit-down" restaurants.  They were quieter and you get personalized service.  We also upgraded our dining for 3 nights, eating at 3 of the restaurants available.  They were all wonderful.  We could not possibly eat all of the food available to us at the Brazilian restaurant.  The steakhouse was really good; we were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary.  We were pleasantly surprised with a serenade from our wait staff!  The entire trip was great.  We loved the ability to just "walk off" with our luggage the day of disembarkation-no need to wait for colored tags, etc.  There is no "alcohol/beverage" package available, so drinks can be pricey.  We did pre-order bottled water to be delivered to our cabin, so that was a great benefit to us. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

Aweful

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Everything should be improved. Dining experience was horrible. Poor quality food and very repetitious. Lazy workers. Overall a very bad experience. Need more supervision of workers and some were not friendly at all. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Birthday Celebration Vacation!

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I loved the fact that you could travel to the different Hawaiian Islands in style. We had enough time to explore the islands and enjoy the amenities of the ship. We had two nights that were scheduled for cruises along two coasts. We were able to watch the lava flow and the Na Pali Coast from the ship.

All of the staff on the ship were friendly and eager to help.

The food was delicious and there was a lot of variety.

Overall this was a wonderful way to see Hawaii. I absolutely loved this vacation and would definitely recommend this vacation to anyone.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Beautiful ports but lacking of food options and big seating for large group (12 persons)

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Generally, cruises from Hawaii cost more than mainland ports. The ports of call are beautiful but food on this cruise did not meet my expectation. I would do it once to see the other islands but i rather fly to other islands and stay there longer to get to do more.  

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Great way to see all islands

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I was a bit skeptical of this cruise because of some of the reviews that I had read.  I was wrong to be worried.  This was the perfect way to see all of the islands in one week.  The ship is smaller but lovely.  No gambling because Hawaii does not permit it.  The food was OK, we like the specialty restaurants and they are great.  The balcony cabins are small but functional.  We upgraded to a penthouse suite for our anniversary and it was spectacular.  Very large room with butler service.  Only surprise was that the butler service gratuity was not part of the gratuity that you pay.  Not an issue, just a surprise.  The perks that come with a suite are well worth the added cost.  It was a good way to show newbies the Hawaiian Islands in a short amount of time. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

MUY BUENO

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LOS RESTAURANTES,  las actividades en el barco y  los espectáculos de teatro

Seria grandioso si se preocuparan de hablar español también tendrían mas visitantes .

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Hawaii is magical

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The best part of this cruise for me was the Big Island. Volcano National Park was amazing and had active lava flow while we were there. Kona was incredible. Sea turtles were everywhere while driving and stopping on the side of the road to explore the black lava coast.  Please know that when you get to Kona you will need to be tendered into port so allow extra time. My advice is to get off early and walk over to Lava Java for breakfast. Great food at an open air, on the coast restaurant with a live musician playing a Ukolele. Then head over to Fun in the Sun Rentalz and rent mopeds to cruise Kona. It's pretty inexpensive and great service and they offer military discounts. You can also rent snorkel gear here too for $5. Then moped over to Kahalu'u Beach Park for some excellent snorkeling... for free. My son had curious sea turtles swimming right up to him. 

The cruise ship itself was fine. It's basically a floating hotel. You don't really spend much time aboard. There was one night that we went to a magic show and it was pretty good. The musicians were cruise ship standard. The bartenders at the Waikiki Bar are pretty entertaining and fun. If you are a smoker, you will get to know them well as this is the only place you can smoke aboard. If you are heading to Hawaii on the Pride of America, say hello to Marla from Connecticut and Dave from Hawaii at the Waikiki Bar. 

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

hawaii

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I truly enjoyed the cruise.   Staff was great.   Enjoyed  seeing the Captain several  times   on board with. his family.   Seeing the lava spill into the pacific at night is  spectacular.     We were able to  enjoy breakfast at Cagney's each morning.  I wish they would change the menu  a little or have a daily  special to change things up. 

I certainly would recommend this cruise.Happy

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