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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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1,388 Norwegian Pride of America Cruise Reviews

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jetman8888
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
mystang52
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
WadeInTheWater
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
10 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
0 forum posts
5 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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Pulga60
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our cruise was just as other reviewers had mentioned. It's all about the islands, yet it should not be since you are paying a little fortune to get there. The boat was nothing out of this world, the shows where poor in comparison with ... Read more
pualani
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We have sailed on this ship 4 times along with sailing on the Norwegian Star around Hawaii 3 times. The renovations have really made a difference with nicer outdoor furniture and more outdoor covered spaces to protect from the strong ... Read more
CarrieFrances
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
We choose this cruise to celebrate my mother-in-laws 70th birthday as it was her dream to see Hawaii and this cruise allows you the perfect taste of each island. My husband and would better know what to do if we returned for another visit ... Read more
VCL
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise because it stopped at all the islands, and no "sea days". Four of us traveling and we all had been to Hawaii once before during our lives, individually. All of us have cruised many times. My husband and I ... Read more
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Jl54
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was a perfect cruise to take our granddaughter on, so she could visit all the Hawaiian islands. We flew into Honolulu a few days early and since flying from east coast, gave us time to adjust to time zone differences. Stayed at ... Read more
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cruzmom68
Member Since 2014
1 review
16 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We had the time of our lives on this cruise. Does this mean that the Pride of America was the best cruise ship ever? No, it was not, but it was FINE. Truthfully, after reading some of the reviews on this website, I was worried I had ... Read more
vawtwins
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Stayed in Honolulu for 3 days before the cruise at the Waikiki Marriott. The hotel was on the beach, had wonderful views and was nice and clean. There were at least 2 pools and a poolside grill with live music. The elevators were fast. ... Read more
Aussiecruisermk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Restaurant dining only gives you a few complimentary choices. Anything else on the menu is about $25. Not good enough. Princess is all inclusive except for speciality restaurants. Service poor. Soft drink packages $55 plus tax, plus ... Read more
AUTigergirl88
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
11 forum posts
34 helpful votes
Our family consisted of myself, husband and 23 year old daughter. Visiting Hawaii has been on our bucket list for over ten years. To say, I have been planning for this trip is an understatement- so our expectations for this trip were ... Read more
nisky
Member Since 2003
6 reviews
281 forum posts
23 helpful votes
We have always wanted to go to Hawaii, and time it worked out! We were on the 12th cruise after the March 2016 refurbishment. On 6/18/2016, I started a thread on the Norwegian Cruise Line (Pride of America subforum) titled “Pride ... Read more
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Lrott001
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This cruise leaves and returns from Honolulu and you get a taste of the 4 major Hawaiian islands which is great. Suggestion is to rent a car and do your own thing since the cruise line excursions are VERY expensive. Food is very good too ... Read more
lennn99
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
rooms were a bit on the small side but both mine and my in-laws need to be re cleaned and both were dirty when we arrived. otherwise the ship is OK nothing special . the dining in the Liberty dining room however was marred by bad service ... Read more
Engeldad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Great destination, horrible cruise! Food was dismal. Entertainment was not. Whole party of 6 got sick. 3 had food poisoning. Doctor was never there. Everything was expensive. Drinks were $7 but wound up $12 after fees. Poor organization ... Read more
Harrilo
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This was my first cruise so have nothing to compare with but from start to finish I could not fault NCL. Pre cruise I found the website a great source of information, I pre booked speciality restaurants online before leaving home, I had ... Read more
jacks550
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
I don't know how anyone could give this cruise a bad review. Yes, be prepared to spend some money, but it's a once in a lifetime trip (may be twice). We were on our honeymoon (2nd marriage at 53). We were in cabin 9094 (mid ship balcony). ... Read more

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wvjonesy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We upgraded the day before we cruised to a suite with a large balcony. Stayed in 13510; what an amazing room. There were three of us, which included our teenage daughter. The space was worth the extra money. There were plenty of ... Read more
rbiello
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My wife and I had never visited Hawaii and thought this Hawaii-only cruise would be a good way to see it for the first time. We were lucky to be joined by two other couples who are good friends and also wanted to see the islands. We were ... Read more
Yogi B
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Four of us (60 -70 year olds) just completed a wonderful 7-night cruise of the Hawaiian island aboard the Pride of America. This was my first NCL cruise. The trip was wonderful and the ship is as others have said, a hotel. Little time ... Read more
billslowsky
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
52 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The itinerary is wonderful, as long as you overlook a lot of the shortcomings of the ship. The less time you spend on board, the better your experience will be. We booked an aft balcony cabin. The room was the same size as other ... Read more
JDOUGLEJ
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
303 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Pride of America is a great way to see Hawaii. However, the ship itself and NCL failed to meet expectations. Boarding was a farce. We have sailed from 6 ports and always were able to drop off our luggage before getting in line to check ... Read more

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