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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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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