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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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1,351 Norwegian Pride of America Cruise Reviews

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jantravelgirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 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
852 forum posts
12 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
17 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
14 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
14 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
11 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
8 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
16 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
8 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
12 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
11 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
149 forum posts
15 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
16 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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slpdrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
First I will say that this was our first cruise and most likely be our last. This was a trip of a life time and Hawaii is an amazing place. If you are going to go, a cruise is the way to go to take in all of the beautiful sights. For ... Read more
morrisretired
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
107 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Flew to San Francisco 2 days before our scheduled cruise departure, to see the sights around the area. Wanted to be there because too many things can go wrong flying in the same day as the cruise. This way we are rested rested and ready ... Read more
Berlin72
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had two balcony cabins for the PoA cruise in March 2016 to bring her from dry dock in San Francisco back to Honolulu for her usual year-round island hopping. Departure was delayed by one day as the bad weather in SFO impacted some of ... Read more
Sabrena619@live.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We took the cruise out of San Francisco where the ship had been in dry dock for 5 weeks. We expected everything to be refreshed and new. Unfortunately, the dry dock repairs were not completed. This created a one-day delay in the sail ... Read more
punkincc
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
4,206 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our second time on the POA as Hawaii is a favorite destination for us. It offers the best itinerary and is the most relaxing way to see all the islands, offering overnights in Maui and Kauai, two ports on Hawaii, and an hours ... Read more

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hangten10
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
15 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Have taken this cruise 3 times now. Usually from HNL to HNL. Last time from San Francisco as POA was in dry dock for refurbishment. Gave us 5 sea days which I badly needed. (4 with a small delay because rain hampered NCL from finishing ... Read more
zuzanaj2001@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
We booked this cruise on Pride of America more than one year before sailing. We used official NCL agent. We booked room with a balcony with a specification that we want 'no obstruction'. Our NCL agent assured us we will have room on the ... Read more
DB1943
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
24 helpful votes
We are an older couple in our early 70's and have cruised with Celebrity, RCL and Princess and find NCL to be fairly comparable to these others. Destination has always been more important than the ship and it's amenities. Our stateroom ... Read more
RJ in SC
Member Since 2010
1 review
13 forum posts
41 helpful votes
Most cruise ships are at sea most of the time, so they need to entertain you. The Pride of America (PoA) is more like a floating hotel. They're a lot like most cruise ships - good dining, shows, pool and spa, bars, etc. But no casino and ... Read more
knittingnut1989
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I was a little apprehensive about this cruise after reading some reviews but I was very happy to discover that this is a very nice cruise. My friend & I were asked to change cabins for a couple who needed more room, we had a handicap ... Read more

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