Pride of Hawaii (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Hawaii

Deck Hand

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7+ cruises

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2 out of 5

Mediocre at best

Sail Date: September 24, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Wait staff was inattentive and non-existent at ALL restaurants. Food was served cold on several occasions. Reservations were needed at ALL restaurants for dinner service except buffet. There were hidden charges at all specialty restaurants. One meal for two cost us $75.00, which included 2 drinks. Soda cards cost $60.00 PP plus tax for a week of all you can drink soda. The food was OK, but portions were small. Expect to order double meals if you want to leave feeling full.

Ship was nice, but gaudy. Balcony room was very small compared with other cruise lines. Forget 2 adults and 2 children in a balcony room, you will go nutz. In your cabin, if youre over 6 feet tall you will need to exit the toilet stall to put your pants up or down. Shower stall was roomy compared to other cruise lines. Bed was comfy.

Entertainment was mediocre at best and not much to do at night.

$10.00 per day PP was charged automatically to your on board credit card. This covered ALL tipping requirements, except bar tipping. Lots of corrections were made to on board credit bill, which made tracking charges difficult.

NCL CANNOT move large groups of people very well. Tendering services to and from land took a minimum of 2 hours each way. The first day getting onboard took 2.5 hours and getting off at end of cruise took over an hour, so much for earlier registration and paperwork.

We have cruised over 12 times and this ship awful, but Hawaii was absolutely wonderful!

Save your money at each port of call by bringing a GPS and renting a car. Average rental cost per day was around $40 for a compact. Just about all places to excursion to are free from entry fees. The cheapest excursion fee for two people was $75.00.

Pros: Bed was comfy

Cons: Wait staff was inattentive and non-existent at ALL restaurants.

Recommends Pride of Hawaii (RETIRED)? No.

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