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Travelers with a hankering to explore the Hawaiian islands but without the vacation time or money to spend on multiple trips are smart to consider taking a seven-day cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride ...
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Cruiser2044
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We absolutely loved this cruise! We had not traveled with NCL before but chose this cruise because it had been recommended to us by friends. Also we wanted to see the Hawaiian Islands and didn't know which islands to visit. It was an ... Read more
jandvcruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the volcanic islands and visit the Macadamian nuts factory. We wanted to see how others live on this part of America. We learned a lot about the various islands, vegetations, animals and most ... Read more
niecey52
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The stateroom staff were very friendly.....But the moment my daughter and I enter our cabins we became stuffy, sneezing uncontrollably due to air condition and dirty carpet.....2 nights a row my daughter became wheezy and she never had ... Read more
Manofword
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We got to Hawaii a day before our cruise ship was leaving port and took advantage of this extra day to visit Pearl Harbor. It was worth the extra day. Both embarkation and disembarkation @ NCL went very well and quickly. The Pride of ... Read more
Judy0404
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our first trip to Hawaii and we felt by taking this cruise we would be able to see more islands at a lower cost. And it proved true. This was also our first cruise with NCL and it was wonderful. It was truly a great ... Read more

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drknowles
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We wanted to travel between the islands without flying so this was the only thing available. The ship itself is lovely. Embarkation and disembarkation went very well. Our issues were more with the staff. Our cabin was adequate but we ... Read more
dk@lville
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Overall, this is a nice cruise. Hawaii is the star, and the ship is a convenient hotel to see the volcanoes, waterfalls, beaches and lush greenery of the four islands we visited. As five-time cruisers on several lines, we rate this ship ... Read more
JLMarietta
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
We had 8 family members (all adults) desiring to go on an inter-island Hawaii cruise, so the Pride of America was the only choice to do that without also adding a foreign port. We just got back from the cruise. All of us totally ... Read more
Vikki@landkrealty.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
I have been to Hawaii numerous times. We were going with relatives who had never been to Hawaii, thus a cruise seemed a perfect way for them to see several islands in one week. Princess and HAL lEaVe only from the mainland with far too ... Read more
Kirkelbee
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Having cruised over 10 times, this is the worst cruise I have ever experienced. Paid top dollar and it wasn't worth the money. With the exception of a handful of people, staff was rude and lazy, inexperienced and slow wait staff (over an ... Read more

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Jillwavro
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise for the great itinerary. Loved the ports and the overnight stays. Other than that, the cruise was average. Our inside cabin was very small, not much storage. Bed was comfortable. The food was mediocre at best. ... Read more
gwsster
Member Since 2011
1 review
451 forum posts
7 helpful votes
It was the only cruise line that did the Hawaiian Islands in 7 days. There were 4 of us in the Owners Suite (room 12000) The room was lovely and the only drawbacks were no electrical outlets in the bathrooms and no sink in the bar area. ... Read more
electrician513
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Just returned from a cruise on the Pride of America , I was surprised that I must say the cruise while very expensive the ports were fabulous and the time spent at each port was excellent. I think I would rate this cruise a 7, it was ... Read more
midorisan32
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
This 7-day cruise on Pride of America is an efficient way to see many islands in Hawaii...sails to Oahu, Maui, big island, and Kauai. The island were beautiful and people friendly but this cruise itself was really just average. ... Read more
todd2507
Member Since 2008
1 review
19 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This overall was a good cruise. SHIP: The ship was in dry dock for refurbishing recently and it shows -- the ship looks brand new. The ship is nice, but does have some issues with the general layout -- particularly around Cagney's ... Read more

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Majemire1261
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Went thru travel agent. Our first cruise! Hawaii was truly paradise! Cruise ship was a train wreck. Terrible food....really, barely edible. Alcoholic drinks sucked big time. We treated ourselves to one everyday and there wasn't once that I ... Read more
huskerfan100
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Paid for a large balcony. Only got two chairs--no chase lounges. Total ripoff. We had room 8502. My family had four staterooms -- 8502, 8504, 8002, and 8012. We were told we would have chase lounges by the NCL representative. ... Read more
mimk3
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this land/cruise tour because it allowed us to go to several of the Hawaiian Islands. We have sailed with Celebrity and Holland America as well as several river cruise lines in Europe. Needless to say, we are not new to ... Read more
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institches49
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We choose Pride of America as a floating hotel to see all the islands. Embarkation was seamless, very little wait time. We had a balcony on the 9th deck midship. Room location was excellent. Our luggage got separated at check in and ... Read more
Fintzranch
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Hi. I don't like leaving negative reviews, but I must be fair. We booked POA, because it was the only 7 day trip with a cruise line. I also expected a "step-up" from Carnival; however this was not the case. This was a ... Read more

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Amma24
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
17 forum posts
15 helpful votes
3.5 stars. We traveled with Pride of America in April. The itinerary of the Hawaii cruise was excellent, with port days every day including overnights in Maui and Kauai.the last afternoon was onboard cruising the Na Pali coast. Lovely ... Read more
aggiefox95
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Itinerary was the reason we chose this cruise plain and simple. We wanted to see Hawai'i but we did not want to sail 4-6 days on open seas to get there. Being our first time and maybe once in a lifetime, we chose the Cruise Tour to see ... Read more
artlovingfoodie
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 forum posts
31 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
So many wonderful things after the dry dock but a couple of significant problems. I'll try to address what I was concerned with before I booked. Note that we had an owners suite and only ate in specialty restaurants. Pros: --Ship ... Read more
Nottingham cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
In April we visited Hawaii for the first time to celebrate my wife’s 60th birthday, we are British, and have cruised on Holland America, MSC, Costa, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Disney and Island, we cruised on the POD and stayed in ... Read more
Mary Seas
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
36 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Our friends living in Hawaii wanted to use NCL Pride of America for us ( from the Mainland) to see all four islands and enjoy cruising amenities together. Since POA just left drydock after 5 weeks we expected a sparkling renewed ship. ... Read more

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