Norwegian Pride of America Cruise Reviews

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GulfTX
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We choose this cruise as it provided a port experience every day, and we wanted to see as much of as many islands as possible. We understood the cabins were smaller, and we really didn't have any problem with the cabin size, other than ... Read more
frankandjill
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
78 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We had never been to Hawaii and wanted to see as many islands as possible without staying in one hotel and flying to the others. The weather was perfect except for one day of rain in Hilo which amounted to 8 inches. We were surprised at ... Read more
RonDup
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
In short, we wanted to visit several of the islands without having to spend all of our time in airports, or packing and unpacking. This cruise filled that bill, but things like the ships food did not meet any kind of cruise expectations. ... Read more
Barbie-B
Member Since 2017
1 review
23 helpful votes
The ship is lovely. Cocktail time was very expensive. You are not permitted to bring on water or soda and there is a charge for each bottle of water. My husband purchased a soda card which turned out to be a bargain at the price ... Read more
cinthom
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have never cruised with Norwegian, always RC or Princess. Norwegian's Pride of America's itinerary was exactly what we wanted to see the Hawaiian islands. As mentioned, we were pleased with our cabin and cabin staff throughout the ... Read more
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Ccoll
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We took this tour with our 7 and 9 year boys, and had a great time. It was our first cruise and we were there to see Hawaii, so all the negatives about this cruiseline were not an issue. We were in room 8138 ( balcony) on the Right hand ... Read more
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Cruiselover10101
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Perfect way to see Hawaii! Would go again 100% The staff were friendly, helpful and made time on board so much fun! Perfect amount of nights, beautiful weather and no rough seas :) Great entertainment on board, kids and adults both ... Read more
observer2
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because didn't want to take additional flights to see the islands after a long one to reach Hawaii and another to return home. Pros: 1. Contrary to some older postings, ship's staff was friendly and attentive to ... Read more
Blessed2CC
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We choose this 7 day cruise and a pre-cruise stay on Oahu as a college graduation trip for our two soon to be graduates. Winter break turned out to be the best fit and travel is a bit more affordable and less crowded after the holidays so ... Read more
barf_jay
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
13 helpful votes
If you are going to take this cruise I suggest you upgrade and spend the extra money on a suite. We stayed in room 13010 and it was very nice! The perks you get as a suite guest are amazing. 1.) Priority boarding 2.) Priority ... Read more
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rcalnan
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have cruised many times and several of those with NCL. The service has been mostly good and the experiences enough to keep us coming back. However, this last cruise, Jan. 2017, on the Pride of America was not nice at all. The crew ... Read more
AlaskaGirl2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I had never been to Hawaii or on a cruise, so this was all new to me. Based on some of the negative reviews written about November and December cruises on Pride of America, I was a little concerned. I'm not sure what happened to those ... Read more
Penn20
Member Since 2017
1 review
28 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to see all of the islands and not have to jump on a plane between each. for the positives, Hawaii was beautiful and I loved it. I love to cruise too, but this one put a bad taste in my mouth. I am used to cruising ... Read more
Wahnsinn
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
4 forum posts
49 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The wife and I were supposed to go to Hawaii many years ago, but life happened. Finally we made our way there via this NCL cruise and enjoyed the trip. Ship Pride of America was nice enough, not overly colorful like we've seen on ... Read more
Just4funn
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Summing up this cruise experience in one word, "CHEAP." Norwegian is a good example of the phrase, "corporate greed trumps customer need." This cruise was so unlike others I have taken on other cruise lines. ... Read more
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slaglator
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had a good time, the ship was ok, most of the staff were great, and it was a great way to island hop without having to unpack and repack multiple times. Food was not great - and the options were limited, but you can't beat Hawaii as a ... Read more
mumsedso
Member Since 2014
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise to facilitate our getting around to see all the Hawaiian Islands (our very first time here) without having to fly around every few days, pack, repack, etc. For this purpose, it was a cruise well chosen. But having ... Read more
pe4all
Member Since 2006
1 review
7,950 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Just got back from POA 12/24-12/31. Traveled with dh58, dd25, dd28. Had 2 large balcony cabins - 8528/8530. - Took Hawaiian Airlines direct from JFK to Oahu on 12/22. 1 hour delay going. Stayed at Holiday Inn Beachcomber Waikiki - 2 ... Read more
Alamoman
Member Since 2016
1 review
59 helpful votes
Hawaii is a breathtakingly beautiful place. I've traveled to many locations throughout the world, and Hawaii is by far the most beautiful. From the lush rain forests, perfect beaches, to the active volcanos - it's so rich and diverse that ... Read more
SEL10
Member Since 2010
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This is one of the most economical ways to visit four of the major Hawaiian islands. We sailed on the Pride of America cruise in 2010 and this was a return cruise for us. With two days docked in Maui, two days docked in Kauai and stops at ... Read more
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restasured
Member Since 2003
1 review
287 forum posts
32 helpful votes
We took this cruise on the Pride in 2012 and enjoyed it then as well. We retired in 2015 and decided to spend some of the kids inheritance and booked this cruise, with all 11 of us. It wasn't cheap, with airfare, cruise and tours, but it ... Read more
GW money
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Best think i did to plan for this vacation is to start planing and saving money a year in advance, its no need to go all the way to hawaii and say you didn't see something.the excursions are the best. Take one on ever island do not leave ... Read more
Clarinet57
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 helpful votes
Having never been to Hawaii before, we chose this 7 day cruise as a way to get a good overview. It really delivered. The cruising was nice, but nothing special. It's an older crowd on Norwegian, so getting the party started was always ... Read more
OneleggedNeal
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I was in a large group with special needs such as wheelchair/scooter users. It is difficult to accommodate our group on excursions, but our travel agent, who happens to be a double leg amputee scooter user, was able to work with NCL and ... Read more
CR Mudgeon
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
8 helpful votes
As Hawaii residents, we have easy access to this cruise and have taken it before. We believe that NCL has dramatically improved this product. The food in the Skyline and Liberty dining rooms (the one's where there is no extra charge) is ... Read more
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