Go to enjoy Hawaii, not the cruise!
Sail Date: August 01, 2006
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Traveled As: Couple
Room Type: Inside
I will recommend that you rent a car and drive on your own along the coast in Maui. The sights are incredible. We did the Road to Hana on our own by renting a Mustang Convertible for $59. It was totally worth it. Also, we booked the Sunrise Downhill Biking Excursion through NCL in Maui. This was amazing and is an absolute Must See! The excursion leaves at 2:45 a.m. You go to the top of a volcano to Haleakala Crater and watch the sun rise above the clouds at almost 10,000 feet above sea level. Then you bike ride 28 miles down the volcano. It was incredible!!! I have never experienced anything like it in my life and would highly recommend it. We have awesome pictures to show for it.
Overall, if you are going to see Hawaii, cruising is a fabulous way to do so. If you choose the Pride of Hawaii, don't set your expectations too high. Go to experience the sights and beauty of Hawaii and the people there.
Pros: Visiting the islands, beautiful scenery
Cons: Service and food on the ship