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Pride of America Cruise Review by Carolyne

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Pride of America
Pride of America
Member Name: Carolyne
Cruise Date: August 2005
Embarkation: Honolulu
Destination: Hawaii
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Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 2.0
Public Rooms 2.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 1.0
Spa & Fitness 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service 2.0
Value-for-Money Not Rated
Rates 1.0
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Pride of America - Hawaii

Save your money! This trip was a total disappointment. Our family of 8 just returned from week long cruise (8/13 - 8/20/05).

Pro: New ship, a few staff members who tried very hard to "make things work."

Cons: Lackluster food, mostly bored staff, poor quality entertainment, nothing for 18-21 yr olds, and not much for others to do but drink at bars. (10 on ship.) Freestyle meant slow service in main dining rooms due to people coming to dine at all hours with not enough staff to effectively handle them. One meal took 3 hours to complete service!

Be forewarned re Smoking: the Cigar "bar" is just an open space to the side of a main public space which means smoke goes everywhere.

On our cruise the air conditioning, generators, and 4 engines went out at differing times causing various types of inconvenience including no hot water for showers, a shortened day on Kauai and a cancelled sail past the Napali coast because the ship had to "limp" straight back to Honolulu port. Jokes about "getting off and pushing" abounded.

3 hot tubs were cold. "Swimming pools" are extremely small, should be labeled "dipping" pools.

With so many things not up to speed, this ship definitely was not ready to be put into service and should not have been. Try for some other line or visit these beautiful islands on your own.








Publication Date: 08/22/05
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