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Pride of America

Norwegian Cruise Line®

Ship Reviews

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Based on 86 reviews

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Perfect vacation

June

Pros: Variety of excursions/activities, fun staff, and free-style meals

Cons: Semi-cheesy send-off at the end of the magic show.

Recommended: Yes

My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary with this cruise around the Hawaiian islands and it was magnificent! The staff was open, caring, and seemed eager to give us a wonderful experience. The stateroom was the perfect size for us and I appreciated the private balcony. The huge variety of food options - including the various themed restaurants - were amazing. There was not a single misstep in any of the meals. They were delicious. We took advantage of the beverage plan which was very convenient. I honestly don't have many complaints at all - merely suggestions. For example, on the stops that include an overnight, see if you can do a star-gazing excursion... or offer a blackout section on the ship for one evening to do some stargazing while at sea. For the islands that have one close by, a golf outing/excursion might also be a good idea. As for my "con" - and it may seem nitpicky - but the walk-out with all the employees applauding the guests just seemed a little uncomfortable. For both of us. Bottom line is that we had the best time and I would recommend this cruise to anyone... especially first-timers! (You have my permission to edit this as you see fit for posting online.)

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Hawaii cruise

April

Pros: nice cabin; friendly staff

Cons: Onboard entertainment was limited

Recommended: Yes

Ship staff were efficient with operations at various stops. Activities and entertainment were pretty limited. Cruise was cut short by the company for their own operational reasons.

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Pride of America

April

Pros: big, spacious

Cons: layout a little confusing... more signs needed for where things located

Recommended: Yes

Very nice ship! More live entertainment at night would be good. Food presentation good, but actual taste could be improved! Organized for embarking and debarkation! Excursions all good, except the Molokini Crater and Turtle Snorkel. The Turtle Snorkel portion(location) should not have taken place that day(Sunday, April 7) The water was too choppy for snorkeling!! Saw no turtles and really struggled to get back to boat! Hard to walk on boat and eating food as water was too rough!!!

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Hawaiin Island Crusie

March

Pros: It never seemed over crowed to us and the staff all seemed to be very helpful

Cons: Being the vessel was smaller than most larger boats we felt a lot of rocking and possibly due to rougher waters during that time of year

Recommended: Yes

Overall, we loved the Hawaiin Island Cruise we took with Norwegian Cruise Lines. We felt it was a better and more convenient way to visit the Islands. We did feel though the excursions we took were way overpriced and not actually worth what we did. But all in all, we feel people on the Islands make their living this way and for that reason we totally understand.

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Hawaiian Inter Island Cruise

March

Pros: Staff, dining, musical entertainment, Hawaiian culture activities, ports

Cons: long waits to disembark at ports

Recommended: Yes

This was my first cruise and first trip to Hawaii. It exceeded my expectations and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The excursions that I went on were informative, although I felt that the time was too short when going to Volcanoes National Park, Haleakala National Park, and Waimea Canyon. I would have liked to have spent more time at each of these locations.

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Review of ship Pride of America

March

Pros: Dining

Cons: too old of ship, poor entertainment, no interesting activities, ports were shipping docks and were very ugly

Recommended: No

Excursions were good.

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Amazing

February

Pros: Being able to see each of the main islands.

Cons: Docking at shipyards instead of at a town center

Recommended: Yes

There is nothing more beautiful than sailing off at sunset from the island of Kauai. Breathtaking.

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