Sail Date: October 30, 2006
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Traveled As: Couple
Room Type: Suite
We saw only one show on the ship which was a song and dance show of current hits on Broadway. It was very well done! There was always some bands playing somewhere on the ship. During the day they played out by the pool. Mentioning the pool the waterslide was a lot of fun and the hot tubs were hot and soothing.
We went on shore everyday and mostly rented cars to do our own thing. On day one we went to Volcano National Park. It was an awesome sight! The view from Volcano House was fantastic! We had just a light lunch of tuna sandwiches there since that night was prime rib and lobster night on the ship and we didn't want to spoil our appetites.
The next day we were in Maui and went to Lahaina where we mostly strolled through shops during the day and went The Old Lahaina Luau at night. The show, food and endless drinks were all excellent! The price includes a very large meal along with exotic island drinks as well as beer - as much as you want! It was for this reason we took a shuttle bus to get there and would have taken it back but another couple from the ship was kind enough to give us a ride back to the ship in their rental car.
The next day didn't go so well do to weather. We were going to take the submarine ride in Honolulu for $85 each but saw a sign for it in Lahaina for $20. It turned out to be that price only if you were willing to spend the morning in a time share presentation. We decided to go for it. The presenter was very quick to decide we werent really interested and just gave us the sub tickets! We got the tickets for just $20 for the two of us - $10 each!!!!! We took this in Honolulu.
Our most favorite excursion was Safari Helicopter ride which was complete with music through our ear phones during the pilot's narration. We also got a DVD for $28 which included the music and conversation with the pilot.
We went on the Ships Hula Tkiki Cruse in Kona which had a live band, hula dancers and all you could drink bar.
Over all The Pride of Hawaii was excellent!!!!!!
Pros: Safari Helicopter Tour
Cons: United Airlines - No food, hassels at the airport, lost and damaged luggage