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Pride of Hawaii Cruise Review to Hawaii

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 04, 2006
Ship: Pride of Hawaii
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
If someone has never been to Hawaii, this is a great way to experience it. For those who have been before, I would think it is preferable to go to the island you like the best and stay there. The ship is beautiful. We particularly liked the colorful lighting in all areas. It was so artfully done. We were happy with the ship, however, we felt the staff, generally speaking, were not as helpful as other cruises we've taken. The food was average - the biggest complaint was, even though it was "freestyle" dining, you had to have a reservation in order to get into a nice restaurant. If you had not made your reservations by the 3rd day, you were pretty much out of luck. We ate several nights in the top deck buffet for that reason. We talked with several crew members who weren't happy with their jobs and felt they were overworked. The ship itself was the highlight of the actual cruise - very well laid-out, and very clean since it was brand new! Anytime you are in Hawaii, it can't be all that bad!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
The main entertainment group did a great job with their big productions. The other entertainment was very average.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
There were a few extra wonderful crew members, but, on the whole, there was a feeling of unhappy employees who did not go out of their way to be helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We were pleasantly surprised at the nice shower for an inside cabin - that's a first!
3 out of 5
The volcano was great from the water at night.
Don't Miss: The nighttime volcano cruise.
3 out of 5
Very tourist-y, but, we enjoyed it.
3 out of 5
Warren and Annabelle's show in Lahaina is great.
5 out of 5
You can't say anything negative about this island!

Pros: The itinerary

Cons: The service

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