A very pleasant cruise: Pride of America Cruise Review by SpendingTheirInheritance
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A very pleasant cruise
The majority of my experiences with the crew were outstanding. However, some of the younger crew didn't get the concept of a library being quiet, so there were some rambunctious conversations that were really annoying.
The food was good. Typical NCL quality on the buffet, though a bit monotonous. However, there was suckling pig on the last evening. Outstanding! The specialty restaurants were quite good and ran the spectrum of "meh" to exceptional; with the Lazy J on the "meh" end (I don't understand why it's the most expensive. I could have cooked a similar meal myself.) and Jefferson's Bistro on the exceptional end. I also More attended the Chef's Table event, which was fantastic. The chef was very approachable and willing to share her recipes. The Cauliflower Flan in Asparagus Cream was to die for!
Because I'm an early riser/retirer, I didn't see a lot of the entertainment, so I can't comment on it.
Being an early person, I tend to eat dinner early, so I wish the happy hours were earlier than 5:30. If you are a martini fan, you must go to the Pink Champagne bar. They have 20+ infusions of vodka. Try the coffee bean flavored one; trust me, it's awesome.
Cabin review: BC7652 Balcony
Good location. Close, but not too close, to the elevator. The balcony is only semi-private.Read All Balcony (BC) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Volcano National Park & Hilo Waterfall Tour
Hop On Hop Off Trolley
Good idea, poor execution.
Felt like a 3rd class passenge...