Pride of Hawaii (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Hawaii

Deck Hand

7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

Hawaii, great on land, don't cruise it!!

Sail Date: January 07, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

Hawaii is a Paradise, but not one that can be done very well via a cruise ship. Maybe that is why Pride of Hawaii is out of there at the end of February. What a joke!! Yes, you did get to go to all of the islands, however, only 1 of the ports, which was a tender in Kona, Big Island, was even remotely tourist related. The others were in REMOTE areas, all of which were in old sugar cane factories that are VERY run down and rather seedy characters are living, sometimes as homeless near the ports. For example, the beautiful island of Maui.... the only thing close is Walmart and a park that has a beach, However, the beach is home to several homeless and not exactly meeting our expectations. The tourist areas are over 40 miles away, and unless you spend big cash on shore excursions for EACH port, you will see nothing but some cheap t-shirt shops in run down areas. Not exactly what you would expect to be visiting!!

Pros: Hawaii minus the cruise

Cons: Freestyle stinks!!

Recommends Pride of Hawaii (RETIRED)? No.

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