Just ok: Pride of America Cruise Review by SWCaldwell
Overall Member Rating
What was lacking on this cruise (compared to others we have enjoyed) was the quality of food and the service. The menu in the main dining room was not up to par. The menu choices were few and the quality wasn’t anywhere near what you would expect from a Norwegian Cruise. The service in the main dining rooms was extremely poor. Except for a few waiters here and there, the majority of the servers were less than friendly and didn’t seem to care if we were satisfied or not. On this ship you needed to be strategic about when you chose to eat. For example, when we returned from our excursions in the afternoons the ONLY place available for us to eat was the Cadillac Diner. Thank goodness it was open 24 hours a day because there was no place to eat after the evening entertainment either. Is there no such thing as the midnight buffet on cruise ships anymore?
We enjoyed the main show entertainment we were disappointed that there were no out-of-the-way places to go and enjoy music and dancing. Pinks Lounge was just a walk-through and the times we visited the Piano Bar there was no music. On the surface, The Gold Rush Saloon seemed cool, but again when we visited there was rarely anything going on. This ship lacks the club experience.
Overall, given what we paid for this cruise, we were extremely disappointed. If, like us, you simply want to see as much of Hawaii in 7 days as possible, then by all means this cruise works. But I would imagine there are better ways to experience Hawaii. Make sure you investigate all of your options before making this choice. Less