Norwegian Pride of America Cruise Reviews

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ninjamonkey2
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we couldn't decide which island to visit, and didn't want to include the ocean crossing in our holiday--so that meant travelling on NCL Pride of America!! Having been spoiled with HALs food a couple of years ... Read more
trish1c
Member Since 2004
8 reviews
7,276 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
POA looks like an NCL ship but it didn’t feel like any other cruise. It really is transportation to the islands & not much more. You have no time to enjoy the ship herself. You go, go, go, nonstop, We ate breakfast on the ... Read more
vvshahn
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
44 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I booked my own excursions, independent of NCL. Was very happy with my choices. We took this cruise as it was the only one that did island cruise. Since it was, they could overcharge for everything. Inflated prices for such things ... Read more
winkone
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
If one wants to see several islands without having to pack up and move this is the way. Hawaii is beautiful, day and night. Cruising made getting around easy. The cruise itself was ok. Did NCL 3 day tour of Oahu before cruise. It was ... Read more
GC48
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose Pride of America as it seemed to be the best and easiest way to see Hawaii and the islands. Getting on the ship was very easy and we were on just after 12.15 (lunchtime). However, we heard (after a few hours wait) they were doing ... Read more
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cruiser123!
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We took the NCL Jewel in '15 to Alaska. The food was great, the staff was great, the excursions were great. The POA is not the same. The food is okay....not great, but not horrible. You need to season everything. We booked 3 shore ... Read more
jn6709
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
A bit of background, we've been cruising for a number of years with our kids and have used several different companies. Last year we cruised for the first time with Norwegian and vowed to never cruise with them again for a host of reasons ... Read more
wakeupscreaming
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
We just did the pride of America. We were thankful to rent cars on each island -- the excursions through the ship are very expensive. For example, in Hilo, we rented a car for $75 and we drove to the volcanoe park -- it's very easy to ... Read more
Carla67
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose to do this cruise so that we could get to see more of Hawaii on a short stay. It was convenient to be able to not have to pack and unpack every time we went somewhere else. We did the Freestyle package in an OK partially ... Read more
DKELLYVA
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as a way to see 4 different islands to determine where we might like to come back to in the future. Our only point of reference is a Princess Cruise to Alaska on the Island Princess (IP) that we did last August. ... Read more
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902tater
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
41 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise solely for the itinerary. That said, I did read lots of reviews prior and I assumed the negative ones were by fussy people. I guess I must be a fussy person too then, because I found many of the comments made to be ... Read more
luckyexplorersus2
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We wanted to see the Hawaiian Islands and enjoyed our visit to the ports of call. Our cabin and steward were wonderful. The cabin was spacious and most comfortable. The butler offered was usually not available. The Concierge was ... Read more
Islandgirl0134
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this ship because it had the only 7 day itinerary for Hawaii. Which means NCL can charge what they want. Day 1, could not get in our rooms until 5 pm because they were not cleaned yet. (NCL said understaffed) Food: We ... Read more
markhagemann
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
Choose this cruise because it visits all three islands. Ship sails at night, giving you full days on the 3 islands from early in the am until late in the day. Food, staff and service was excellent! With no customs, embarkation and ... Read more
RegKra
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
This was our first and maybe only trip to the Hawaiian Islands, so we wanted to take in as much as we could. Traveling from island to island and keeping our luggage in one place worked out great. The ship's free style plan worked well as ... Read more
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kerrieandsteve
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise on the advice of our travel agent, after we decided to go to Hawaii for my 60th birthday, and after Pearl Harbor and not being avid surfers we had no idea what was on offer! We were brilliantly surprised....... the ... Read more
Arlie8
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We really enjoyed the cruise. The food was very good. I'm not sure if I'd go back to Cagney's Steakhouse or La Cucina as it seemed to be the same as elsewhere. The service staff were excellent- bright- cherry-helpful & funny! Just ... Read more
Dlorenzi
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Norwegian has got to be the top of the heap for cruises. The Pride of America is just the right size ship. You're fairly near to all dining areas and entertainment venues. Excellent Specialty restaurants, especially Cagney's Steakhouse. ... Read more
allendor40
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This cruise was recommended to us by friends. The 11 day Oahu explorer package gave us three days of exploring Oahu before the cruise. Full day tours on a comfortable air conditioned tour bus with a local very knowledgeable guide allowed ... Read more
lesliebrown7
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
We chose Pride of America as we wanted to spend time on the islands, not getting to the islands. The excursions were great: whale watching and volcano national park were highlights. We did the VIP experience (Manor House) for the Luau and ... Read more
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jmsabo
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this particular cruise because we wanted to experience 4 of the Hawaiian Islands within a 7-day time period. We had a wonderful time. The ship was beautiful, the staff was so friendly and attentive and the food was very good. ... Read more
Mema46
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We wanted to see the Hawaiian islands and this was the best way to see them.We thought the entertainment was first class and we have been on 10 cruises. Our shore excursions were all excellant.We really loved the Road to Hanna on Maui. ... Read more
Roedwing
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The food and entertainment were definitely the highlights. Our stateroom was very nice and well maintained by our steward. Service was very good in all areas of the ship. The Ports were excellent with lots of opportunities for ... Read more
shades46
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
For the itinerary. It offered 3 days on Oahu first and then the cruise. Our tour guide in Oahu was wonderful. He engaged the whole bus and made the tours even more amazing. We had an aft facing balcony which I felt was worth the ... Read more
Kmtcasey
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose the cruise because it is the only game in town if you want a Hawaiian cruise. The price seemed reasonable....until you find out the EVERYTHING is an extra cost. And overpriced. Service was spotty, with a few rare exceptions of ... Read more
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