Norwegian Pride of America Cruise Reviews

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rcalnan
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We have cruised many times and several of those with NCL. The service has been mostly good and the experiences enough to keep us coming back. However, this last cruise, Jan. 2017, on the Pride of America was not nice at all. The crew ... Read more
Penn20
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise to see all of the islands and not have to jump on a plane between each. for the positives, Hawaii was beautiful and I loved it. I love to cruise too, but this one put a bad taste in my mouth. I am used to cruising ... Read more
Wahnsinn
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
4 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The wife and I were supposed to go to Hawaii many years ago, but life happened. Finally we made our way there via this NCL cruise and enjoyed the trip. Ship Pride of America was nice enough, not overly colorful like we've seen on ... Read more
Just4funn
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Summing up this cruise experience in one word, "CHEAP." Norwegian is a good example of the phrase, "corporate greed trumps customer need." This cruise was so unlike others I have taken on other cruise lines. ... Read more
slaglator
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had a good time, the ship was ok, most of the staff were great, and it was a great way to island hop without having to unpack and repack multiple times. Food was not great - and the options were limited, but you can't beat Hawaii as a ... Read more
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mumsedso
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise to facilitate our getting around to see all the Hawaiian Islands (our very first time here) without having to fly around every few days, pack, repack, etc. For this purpose, it was a cruise well chosen. But having ... Read more
pe4all
Member Since 2006
1 review
7,750 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Just got back from POA 12/24-12/31. Traveled with dh58, dd25, dd28. Had 2 large balcony cabins - 8528/8530. - Took Hawaiian Airlines direct from JFK to Oahu on 12/22. 1 hour delay going. Stayed at Holiday Inn Beachcomber Waikiki - 2 ... Read more
Alamoman
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 helpful votes
Hawaii is a breathtakingly beautiful place. I've traveled to many locations throughout the world, and Hawaii is by far the most beautiful. From the lush rain forests, perfect beaches, to the active volcanos - it's so rich and diverse that ... Read more
SEL10
Member Since 2010
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This is one of the most economical ways to visit four of the major Hawaiian islands. We sailed on the Pride of America cruise in 2010 and this was a return cruise for us. With two days docked in Maui, two days docked in Kauai and stops at ... Read more
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restasured
Member Since 2003
1 review
287 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We took this cruise on the Pride in 2012 and enjoyed it then as well. We retired in 2015 and decided to spend some of the kids inheritance and booked this cruise, with all 11 of us. It wasn't cheap, with airfare, cruise and tours, but it ... Read more
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GW money
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Best think i did to plan for this vacation is to start planing and saving money a year in advance, its no need to go all the way to hawaii and say you didn't see something.the excursions are the best. Take one on ever island do not leave ... Read more
Clarinet57
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Having never been to Hawaii before, we chose this 7 day cruise as a way to get a good overview. It really delivered. The cruising was nice, but nothing special. It's an older crowd on Norwegian, so getting the party started was always ... Read more
OneleggedNeal
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I was in a large group with special needs such as wheelchair/scooter users. It is difficult to accommodate our group on excursions, but our travel agent, who happens to be a double leg amputee scooter user, was able to work with NCL and ... Read more
CR Mudgeon
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
5 helpful votes
As Hawaii residents, we have easy access to this cruise and have taken it before. We believe that NCL has dramatically improved this product. The food in the Skyline and Liberty dining rooms (the one's where there is no extra charge) is ... Read more
jimallbright
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 helpful votes
My wife and I wanted to visit several of the Hawaiian islands but not have to change hotels. We chose this cruise because we did not want to cross half of the Pacific to get to Hawaii. I sailed the seas when I was in the Navy and don't ... Read more
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Heavenlydm
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Hawaii itself is a 5 star experience!!! We wanted to be able to see as much of Hawaii as possible with the least expense and number of sea days. This was definitely the way to go. Each port gives such a different Hawaiian experience ... Read more
Vinnie B
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Let me start out by saying I have cruised on many different Cruise Lines. The NCL Pride of America is from being a pride of anything. Upon entering our balcony room I found a half drank Corona Beer bottle on our balcony with the to table ... Read more
hatteraswoman
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
1st and last cruise #1 expect to pay 4x what you pay to book cruise #2 no privacy , they come in your room all the time, even when you are in the shower #3 don't expect to rest : club under our room , noise all night, people in ... Read more
10stU92
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Hawaii is expensive, we researched the cost and our booking agent said the same and worth it to see the Islands and amazing scenery and views….a trip of a life time for us to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. If you want to ... Read more
apgrizzwald
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
On the whole - "ditto" to other reviews. Small bathrooms, good but not great food kept warm, service staff is wonderfully kind though not overtly helpful, etc...but here's some tips we thought once you've decided to go. For ... Read more
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Jordo57
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I suppose we have been spoilt with sailing with Celebrity the past 2 cruises. I found the whole Norwegian experience dissappointing. The islands alone are magnificent and this is a bonus with sailing around them on a ship instead of ... Read more
sojournertruth
Member Since 2008
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I chose this cruise this cruise because it was the only one that began in Honolulu and visited some islands for more than one night. I have sailed happily on NCL before. Booking was easy and the website gave useful information. Embarkation ... Read more
pithbrain
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Chose this this cruise to celebrate our (and our friend's) 35th wedding anniversary and the best way to see Hawaii. Very pricey by comparison to the 13 previous cruises we've been on (primarily the Caribbean), about double for balcony ... Read more
jrl1954
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise and on it we celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary. We had a balcony stateroom (10552) and would recommend this as it gave us a little more room, allowed fresh air in the room and was great to view the sights ... Read more
Koukla64
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was an amazing trip, sheer perfection from start to finish. Booked this trip back in July as it is the only ship in Hawaii that spends more time in port than on the sea. As first time cruisers on our first trip to Hawaii we wanted to ... Read more
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