Pride of Hawaii (RETIRED) 545 Cruise Review to Hawaii

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

7 Day Hawaiian Cruise

Sail Date: December 18, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The Pride of Hawaii is a beautiful brand new ship! Everything sparkles and the decorating fits perfectly with Hawaii. We loved our trip and enjoyed each stop on the islands. Be sure to make reservations for your meals the first day on the ship - it fills up fast! Go for the islands and the beautiful ship, not the food or service - they were good, just not spectacular.

Pros: Great way to see Hawaii!

Cons: Service and Entertainment on ship somewhat lacking.

Recommends Pride of Hawaii (RETIRED) 545? Yes!

Ship Quality
Everything is new and shinning. Room was nice and well laid out.
The shows are nothing to write home about. Most nights we found ourselves going to bed early to prep for the next day on the islands.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had an inside cabin, which was small, but well designed. We were hardly ever in our room, so we didn't mind.
Food and Dining
Cagney's Steakhouse is a must. Lots of choices. Good food, just not great.
Service and Staff
It's an American crew, so the service is different than other cruises. The staff was very friendly and we got to know of few of the wait staff very well - they love to help you find fun adventures on the islands. It was fun to talk with them and hear their stories. However, we heard many people complain because they were not treated the same as on other ships. We never had a rude experience, but we also can see where this crew didn't follow thru on all details.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Hilo, Hawaii
We rented a car and drove to Volcano's National Park and went hiking. A must see!!! Talk to the rangers for the best hike to try for your experience level. Very fun!!!
Don't Miss: Volcano National Park
Kahului, Maui
We loved Maui! We rented a car the first day and explored the island and took surfing lessons the second day. Wish we had more time on Maui.
Nawiliwili, Kauai
Just rent a car and go explore the Garden Island. Truly God's paradise!

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