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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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1,388 Norwegian Pride of America Cruise Reviews

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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
0 forum posts
12 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
markjoczys
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We wanted to visit the Hawaii Islands without the lost days at sea by sailing out of the LA, Seattle or Vancouver ports. The only cruise line was NCL that has a monopoly on the Islands themselves. I have sailed NCL in the past and was ... Read more

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Mnindcon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to see the most of Hawaii, and we did see a lot of 4 islands. We were disappointed right off the bat with a cabin that wasn't cleaned; junk and dust under the bed, smudges on the wall and ceiling. While the bed was ... Read more
kreitmeyer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Was told this cruise was the only one that cruised around the Hawaiian.The cruise it self was fun but there were some things that stand out that we were not too happy about. My major complaint is getting off of the tender and into ... Read more
jantravelgirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 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
929 forum posts
13 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
19 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

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logantonshoes
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
16 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
15 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
Michagander
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
13 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
9 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
18 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

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Disney-Lover
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We wanted to go to Hawaii with family. We enjoyed the itinerary very much. But the service in the main dining rooms was not good. The person showing us to our table couldn't find that table number and the server at breakfast brought the ... Read more
blanderson3
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
4 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
20 forum posts
9 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
sdragoo
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
13 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
14 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

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lbledsoe1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 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
16 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
17 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
slpdrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 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
116 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

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