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Travelers with a hankering to explore the Hawaiian islands but without the vacation time or money to spend on multiple trips are smart to consider taking a seven-day cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride ...
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eyemd1
Member Since 2000
1 review
59 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We needed a trip for our 13 year old grand sons birthday, Hawaii and this cruise seemed like a good idea. It was. The only drawback is the flight, non stop JFK to HNL was close to 11 hours going, over 9 hours return. Hawaiian Air had ... Read more
jhenry1
Member Since 2009
1 review
866 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Never been to Hawaii and did not want to spend many days at sea. We booked the owners suite with a large balcony and we were treated like royalty. We ate breakfast every morning in Cagneys and the food was great. We also ate dinner in ... Read more
MauiJef
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the opportunity to cruise the Hawaiian Islands. Initially, we were a little skeptical concerning the Pride of America based upon the many negative reviews we read on Cruise Critic. However, once we embarked on ... Read more
anneng03
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise through icruise.com. The service was excellent! The food was more than adequate. Skyline Restaurant was fantastic with their service and host and hostess. We had no problem making a reservation for a table for ... Read more
bonnierph
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Food on this ship was not edible. Even the waiters agreed. There was an upcharge for 1/2 of the menu. This all inclusive cruise charged extra for everything--most entrees (except in buffet), coffees other than regular and decaf, gelato, ... Read more

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cwysocarski
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Choose this cruise because of the destination it offered. It was a 7 night cruise starting and ending in Hawaii without endless days at sea. Have been on many other cruises with other cruise lines. Was disappointed with this ... Read more
Carlosroberson
Member Since 2016
1 review
42 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
As most people do, I think, my wife and I somewhat rely on the reviews of the experiences people have had with topics like these. From the beginning of our researching we legitimately noticed a consensus of reviews about the Hawaiian ... Read more
resstation
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
871 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Overall excellent cruise! The crew was very good throughout. There were only a couple of things I noted that weren't quite up to par but it didn't stop us from having an excellent, once in a lifetime cruise. The first was the cabin shower. ... Read more
amlong1
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Pros: First time on a cruise and had an overall great experience with NCL. Booked a guaranteed balcony at a discounted rate and ended up with a large balcony stateroom (7008), which was nice! Housekeeping (Ms. Amy) was very friendly ... Read more
FRNYVA
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We planned and looked forward to this cruise for some time. What a disappointment!!! Cabin dirty; lots of crumbs on floor, thank goodness we had a balcony because ALL the windows were DIRTY preventing you from enjoying the scenery. ... Read more

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Tldagr8
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
This is the only Hawaiian cruise that does not start from the west coast. That way we won't have to add extra sea days crossing the Pacific. Unfortunately, this ship has an American crew and therefore the service is not as good as the ... Read more
Elvis_The_King
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
15 helpful votes
Overall this was a great cruise, particularly for first-timers to Hawaii because it provides a quick look at all the major islands. For context, this was our fist time cruising Norwegian - our previous cruises (3) were all on Carnival. ... Read more
TJ51
Member Since 2008
1 review
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We did this cruise on the Pride of Hawaii 10 years ago and loved every minute of it. The ship was never crowded except during embarkation which is pretty normal. They were very organized during disembarkation and it wen smooth. The food ... Read more
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kaerfull
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
It has been 30 years since we'd been to Hawaii for our honeymoon. In that span of time we have taken many cruises in different parts of the world and felt that a cruise would be a great way to see the islands this time around. NCL's Pride ... Read more
larocca3@zoominternet.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
The overall experience was good. The buffet was overwhelming and not enough seats for everyone plus your food was cold by the time you picked out everything and found a seat. Dinner in the actual restaurants was better. I think it ... Read more

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eggplant7
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
55 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was my first time visiting Hawaii. I had done extensive research on the Pride of America & had read many reviews, both good & bad, from people who had taken this same cruise. I was very pleasantly surprised at the overall ... Read more
couple2nds
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We were in Hawaii 19 years ago. Wanted to go back. We booked a suite on the POA. 11028. Very disappointed in the Suite. Kind of small.we expected a nice bathroom. We got a closet..Small sink area and very small bath and shower/bath. ... Read more
debagk
Member Since 2007
1 review
19 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I was with a party of 6, we did the guarantee cabins and were place on Decks 9 & 10 balconies. Though cabins near us were available until departure was never able to get cabins on the same deck since we couldn't get a residence ... Read more
stacilync
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Man, reading the reviews prior to our cruise, I was worried that the staff was going to be rude, the food was going to be horrible, and the ship was going to smell. DON'T WORRY... You're going to have the time of your life! First, let me ... Read more
jetman8888
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Overall we had a great cruise on the Pride of America. We stayed in the 13016 Penthouse Suite which was a bit smaller than the other suites on the 13 floor, but a big upgrade to the original 8th floor family suite we had originally ... Read more

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mystang52
Member Since 2014
1 review
14 helpful votes
What a great cruise. Ship was in excellent/clean condition, service was great, good selection of shore excursions. I think we picked the perfect combination of shore excursions - 3 active (2 snorkel and 1 kayak) and 2 sightseeing. ... Read more
makakilo@mail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
The Hawaii Islands itinerary is an excellent introduction to the beauty and charm of this magical place. NCL does a good job of getting folks on board on sail day and keeping the passengers well informed during the cruise. The shore ... Read more
auntann
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I am surprised to see so many negative reviews of this ship and cruise. My niece and I did this cruise in July of this year and had a wonderful time. I will begin by saying that I have not been a frequent cruiser. In fact, this was my ... Read more
WadeInTheWater
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
21 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because this was our first trip to Hawaii and we wanted to experience as much as we could in 7 days. We had done a 12-night Mediterranean cruise with NCL a couple years ago, and found it to be a great way to see a lot ... Read more
salsalisa
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
This cruise was relatively disappointing in terms of the ship and the staff, because we had been on NCL's Breakaway and Getaway before. Pride of America can't hold a candle to the newer ships Breakaway and Getaway, and yet Pride of America ... Read more

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