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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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zuzanaj2001@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
27 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
40 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
Traveler GL
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Booked owners suite for a very special occasion and was very disappointed with quality and service provided. Stayed overnight in Marriot hotel was good but maid started cleaning our room before we had checked out, removing our travel ... Read more

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Lary and Jori
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was suppose to be a special cruise and it was far from it! For a ship named the Pride of America and a destination such as Hawaii it was very disappointing. Crew very unhappy. Had to call the Room Steward three times to clean our ... Read more
Guider Spunky
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
2 couples who have cruised with NCL before took a vacation on this ship. It was not the worse sailing experience but was far from the best. Our room steward was about the only person on the ship that really seemed to care and do his ... Read more
solarsister
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I must be living in a parallel universe or incredibly lucky but six of us just got home from this cruise and had the time of our lives. Yes, I am sure it helped that we were in penthouse suites; but the employees we encountered were so ... Read more
beccaruda
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My 50th birthday was in September, and for years I have wanted to go to Hawaii. I should also mention that I have been to the other 49 states, so getting to Hawaii was big deal. After taking a cruise to Alaska 15 years ago, I swore I'd ... Read more
camster06
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The reviews are all over the board on this cruise so I really didn’t know what to expect. This was our sixteenth cruise so we are not newbies. I was braced for indifferent service but found the crew nothing but pleasant and ... Read more

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Spirithearts
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Just returned from our Hawaiian cruise on 1/16. We had read so many negative reviews of POA that we were a little concerned about the state of the ship and the cruise itself. This was our 7th cruise and 1st with NCL. First off, lets say ... Read more
GinaAllegraXO
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
I just got back yesterday (January 16th) from my Hawaiian cruise. This was my 13th overall cruise, and my 4th with NCL. The cruise director was so-so. Definitely in the bottom 2 cruise directors I have seen on board a ship. The ... Read more
LisaWar
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
140 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First I would like to mention that we have been on over 10 cruises so we are experienced cruises with no allegiance to any specific cruise line. We have traveled only one other time on NCL. To start, we did the land and sea cruise. ... Read more
artistic groundhog
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Review of NCL Pride of America We were a mixed group consisting of myself (66 year old lady), my mid-30’s son and his wife, and their three boys ages 11, 9 and 5. All in all, I would take this cruise again. I firmly believe ... Read more
gjw1801
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I should start out by saying that this was my first NCL cruise. I have cruised three times prior on Carnival and loved it. My parents took this same cruise and they loved it. My husband and I took this cruise for our honeymoon, as we ... Read more

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haggis gal
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
From first booking until disembarking after the cruise, we enjoyed the Pride of America cruise of the Hawaiian Islands. Communication was good, getting on and off the ship was easy. The destinations were fantastic. Entertainment in the ... Read more
drparadocs
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
As first timers to Hawaii, this was an excellent cruise - in terms of getting an good introduction to all the Hawaiian islands. The itinerary is quite relaxed, giving you good amount of time on each island. The ship, services, programming ... Read more
DMH1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We have cruised on many cruise lines in the past, along with 5 cruises on NCL. This was by far the worst cruise, based upon the following: 1-Purchased a balcony-you can only see straight, as the sides are obstructed by metal beams ... Read more
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PAsongbird
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my 6th NCL cruise, and I enjoyed it a great deal. There has been a recent merger with another cruise line, and the former CEO is gone, and somebody I liked, because I think he cared about his employees. Hopefully the merger will ... Read more
Preston2425
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first trip to Hawaii and thought a cruise going to four islands would be a good way to get a overview of Hawaii. Here are the high and low points of our travels. Good Our cabin on deck 4 port had ample space for clothes ... Read more

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DDPark
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was our first cruise and first trip to Hawaii. NCL went out of their way to make it special for our parent's 60th anniversary. Tips I would suggest for this trip: 1)Stay in a suite with another couple if possible. We received ... Read more
Takemesomewhere,anywhere
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was our first Norwegian cruise and we were very impressed. It had been about five years since our last cruise, and this one was the easiest trip we have ever taken. We had an air, land, and sea bundle through NCL that was quite ... Read more
Chris 2915
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our third cruise and we joined it expecting it to not to meet the standards of Carnival or Holland America after reading many negative reviews. I would like to write about the ship and Islands for those of you who are like me ... Read more
usafretplus1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second NCL cruise, my wife and I. We went on the Spirit, to Europe, in 2012. The cruise ship itself is smaller, which was nice. We never felt crowded, unless it was at the buffet. The ship went to Maui, Hilo, Kona and Kauai. ... Read more
bkwrm0527
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
A smaller ship (2100+ passengers) is great for exploring. Getting off the ship every day was wonderful, having freedom of choice. Overnight in Maui and Kauai, a shorter day in Hilo and Kona. Alamo Car Rental was the cheapest and sent a ... Read more

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