Pride of Hawaii (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Hawaii

Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

Would not recommend or cruise with again

Sail Date: October 01, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Room Type: Oceanview

Just returned from My cruise on Pride of Hawaii & i was very disappointed thie was my 5th cruise & 1st & last time traveling with NCL. Ive used pretty much every other line & although they all have there stronger points NCL is coming in last .Gorgeous ship but with the way the upkeep is itwont be so pretty ina year or two. staff is rude service is terrible in restaurants,shows were decent, photographers & cruise directors were very nice. Excursions were a bit overpriced but worth convienience & great fun. It was a great way to travel hawaii & see all islands but not worth the money it would be cheaper to do it all on your own & suck up the packing & unpacking in different hotels.

Pros: Not having to pack & unpack while traveling to the beutiful hawaiian Islands

Cons: Food,Service, & hospiatlity

Recommends Pride of Hawaii (RETIRED)? No.

Ship Quality
Like I said beutiful boat with alot of posibilities to be great if they just fix all the other problems.
Food and Dining
About as compaible to a microwave dinner. Youll eat it because you paid for it & your hungry but lacking in quality ,presentation, & variety. They center themselves around freestyle dining to eat when you want & where you want but they then contadict that very statement by telling you if you dont make a reservation its going to be hard for you to find a place to eat or eat where you want to when you want to. we were turned away from restaurants because we didnt make reservations & sometimes forced to eat in pay restaurants just to get some kind of variety.
Service and Staff
They were by far the rudest staff ive ever had on a cruise they acted as if you were bothering them by asking for for the waitors in restaurants if you were in a public restaurant you woulnt tip someone if the service was as slow & bad as it was on this boat. However if you see a good review on staff it may be due to there status..we did notice certain people being treated exceptionally well in places on board. Im assuming money talks .
Cabin / Stateroom
Basic cabin it is same size as all boats ive been on but decor was nicer with wood finish, beds comphy but they didnt keep room very clean, they changed towels & turn down bed but never vacumed or cleaned bathroom floors & counters.
The majic show & comedian were very good , dancers & singers also good. they have one or two shows avail every night so again comes in the non freestyle of it need to go to eat two hours before show time if you want to make it to a show.

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