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Pride of America debuted in 2005 as the first U.S.-flagged passenger cruise ship to be built in more than 50 years. The ship is distinctive in another way: The crew and officers are primarily American or ...
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mimk3
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose this land/cruise tour because it allowed us to go to several of the Hawaiian Islands. We have sailed with Celebrity and Holland America as well as several river cruise lines in Europe. Needless to say, we are not new to ... Read more
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institches49
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We choose Pride of America as a floating hotel to see all the islands. Embarkation was seamless, very little wait time. We had a balcony on the 9th deck midship. Room location was excellent. Our luggage got separated at check in and ... Read more
Fintzranch
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Hi. I don't like leaving negative reviews, but I must be fair. We booked POA, because it was the only 7 day trip with a cruise line. I also expected a "step-up" from Carnival; however this was not the case. This was a ... Read more
Amma24
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
17 forum posts
6 helpful votes
3.5 stars. We traveled with Pride of America in April. The itinerary of the Hawaii cruise was excellent, with port days every day including overnights in Maui and Kauai.the last afternoon was onboard cruising the Na Pali coast. Lovely ... Read more
aggiefox95
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Itinerary was the reason we chose this cruise plain and simple. We wanted to see Hawai'i but we did not want to sail 4-6 days on open seas to get there. Being our first time and maybe once in a lifetime, we chose the Cruise Tour to see ... Read more

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artlovingfoodie
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
So many wonderful things after the dry dock but a couple of significant problems. I'll try to address what I was concerned with before I booked. Note that we had an owners suite and only ate in specialty restaurants. Pros: --Ship ... Read more
Nottingham cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
In April we visited Hawaii for the first time to celebrate my wife’s 60th birthday, we are British, and have cruised on Holland America, MSC, Costa, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Disney and Island, we cruised on the POD and stayed in ... Read more
Mnindcon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to see the most of Hawaii, and we did see a lot of 4 islands. We were disappointed right off the bat with a cabin that wasn't cleaned; junk and dust under the bed, smudges on the wall and ceiling. While the bed was ... Read more
Mary Seas
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
36 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Our friends living in Hawaii wanted to use NCL Pride of America for us ( from the Mainland) to see all four islands and enjoy cruising amenities together. Since POA just left drydock after 5 weeks we expected a sparkling renewed ship. ... Read more
kreitmeyer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Was told this cruise was the only one that cruised around the Hawaiian.The cruise it self was fun but there were some things that stand out that we were not too happy about. My major complaint is getting off of the tender and into ... Read more

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jantravelgirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Disapointing 50th anniversary cruise. It started when they tore 2 handles off my suite case. Went to guest services and was told they might be able to fix it but didn't,t know. I took pics and took it down that same night and ask if they ... Read more
dani negreanu
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
808 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We have several cruises "under our belt" (4 RC, 2 X, 1 Princess), and always choose cruises for the itinerary. The POA's cannot be beaten, BUT it comes with an outrageous price (5K for an ocean view)… After the cruise, I ... Read more
crimewave
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We wanted to see the Hawaiian islands. The pride of America is the best way to do this, my husband and I had an amazing time on the ship. Our cabin 8586 was great plenty of room with a balcony plenty of storage as I do not pack ... Read more
logantonshoes
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Found a good deal that included 2 nights in Honolulu prior to the cruise. Traffic in Honolulu is horrible! Took 2 hours from time plane landed to hotel (7 miles away). Stayed at Waikiki Resort. Not a bad hotel, close walk to beach, ... Read more
Mouteremoa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
If you are looking for a good way to visit all the main Hawaii attractions in a week this cruise is a good option, but we were a bit disappointed with some aspects of the ship. If there was an alternative cruise doing a similar round trip, ... Read more

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Michagander
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This is my second cruise on the POA. The first was in 2010 and the second on 4/2/16. The ship was redone and numerous décor improvements were made since our first cruise. While the ship was beautiful there were several problems ... Read more
guenzo
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
SHIP: Embarkation Very slow and poorly organized. Took over one hour of standing in line to get on the ship. Wait until after 1:30 pm to board. Cabin Inside cabin. Clean. Nice. Good, hard working room stewards. ... Read more
fengel
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Things we liked best "Hawaii" - Breathtaking and the Star of the Show - followed by a enthusiastic, anxious to please Staff. Great cabin location on 11 / Outstanding balcony / Very Relaxing Pre and Post Marriott 2 Night ... Read more
blanderson3
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The crew, the ship, the itinerary were all wonderful. The only really good meal we had was the one we ate at LeBistro. It cost us $90 so I would expect it to be good. We had meals that were barely warmed, overcooked, and just not good. ... Read more
disdesk
Member Since 2014
1 review
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This is my second time on this ship. Loved it the first time and was not disappointed the second time! I have been through Hawaii many time over the past 25 years, so only did one shore excursion over the week. Consequently I spent most ... Read more

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sdragoo
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The ship was a nice looking ship (just out of drydock), but was extremely lacking in competent servers. I have been on 13 cruises thus far and never have I encountered such obvious lack of informed and trained wait persons. I could give ... Read more
Linzd123
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Everybody complains about this cruise and I was determined not to be one of the many! Sadly this was not to be. The staff just don't seem to want to be there and none of them have a clue about anything around the ship. The food was the ... Read more
lbledsoe1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This is not our first cruise and we would have given an excellent except for the fact that the ship was not really 100% ready for people to cruise on after being in dry dock. I AM glad our trip did not get postponed as a result because ... Read more
Miamitennismom
Member Since 2012
1 review
148 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We have cruised on Holland America (not happy with them), Royal Caribbean (good, except for embarkation and debarkation nightmares in Port Everglades, Fl.), Carnival (good value), Disney (excellent, but too expensive), Celebrity (good ... Read more
flynavyp3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Let me preface this with this is NOT our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or even our 5th cruise. Norwegian is by far the least customer service orientated cruise line. Our main complaint with Norwegian ....DINNER ! Virtually every night except 1 ... Read more

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