Returned from the POH 9/4 sailing and have some observations. Go on the POH and see the most beautiful islands . Do your research on the attractions and places to visit on each island and pre-book rental cars. We used Thrifty and each morning the van was waiting to take us to our car. The beaches, snorkeling, any activity the boat offers, you can do on your schedule for less money. There is little traffic and you will discovery the magesty of these islands. Go on the POH and see the diversity of America. The Hawaiian people and the young mostly main land staff on the boat will remind you of the rich mix of culture and language and national origin that makes America a great nation. The people we met were friendly and the staff enthusiastic and helpful. Go on the POH and from the deck of the ship see lava flowing into the ocean and the Napali Coast, a stretch of caves and beaches and mountains battered by the sea into an emerald jewel. Go on the POH and book reservations for Le Bistro and Cagneys and Jasmine for as many nights as your budget allows. The surcharge is ten or fifteen dollars per person and the food, sevice and ambiance is top quality. Before dinner watch the sunset for at least thirty minutes after the sun goes down. The afterglow is spectacular from the aft cafe of deck 12. After dinner Taylor Kundorf plays the Grand Piano and sings in the atrium. He is the best entertainer on any cruise I have ever been on. Go on the POH and turn the wheel on your door entry that tells the steward to make up or turn down or not disturb you. Also, call reception the day of embarkation and tell them you want your room turned down each night. Dont go on the POH if you expect a cruise of long relaxing sea days, polished international service, extensive on board activities, a casino, traditional cruise meals, active night life, an understated elegance, fresh flowers or a highly professional staff.
Pride Of Hawaii Site Under Costruction
Sail Date: September 01, 2006
Pros: The Islands and the People
Cons: Work in Progress