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Pride of America Cruise Review by KitinIowa

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Pride of America
Pride of America
Member Name: KitinIowa
Cruise Date: April 2014
Embarkation: Honolulu
Destination: Hawaii
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 13020
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates Not Rated
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A suite review, overlooking the pool on the Pride of America!

We are cruise newbies so our review is based on first-time experience only and not based on any previous cruises.

We had waited literally years to take a cruise because both of us are very susceptible to motion sickness, my wife more than I, but both of us have issues. Well after being prodded by a co-worker, I took the plunge along with my wife. We thought that the very port intensive cruise might be a good way to start as we would be docked quite a bit during the 7 days, in case the motion sickness took it toll on us.

The ship, our suite, the daily adventure was awesome, unfortunately we did get motion sick any time the ship moved. If only they could park that ship every 1/2 hour or so to give us a break! We had patches, seabands, bonine, Dramamine, ginger gum nothing kept the seasickness completely away. Although, they all did help SOME. My wife only had one major episode of seasickness one evening during a show she left to go back to the room. I followed about 10 minutes later and found the crew cleaning up the results of you know what near the Deck 13 elevators (she almost made it!)

What we still don't know is if this cruise was smooth, unusually rough or what? No one else seemed to be having much of a problem and we didn't do too bad based on our own experiences with motion sickness but in reality if this was a smooth cruise it probably was a deal breaker for us going on a cruise again which makes it very sad for us as it seems to be a great way to relax and not have to pack/unpack all the time. But, we took the plunge and crossed it off our bucket list -- unfortunately it may be a permanent cross-off.


Publication Date: 05/06/14
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