Good to Great: Pride of America Cruise Review by physfun50
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Good to Great
Maui - rented a car. Make sure you get back early enough for a parking space. We returned to the ship at 8:30 and had to park in an area that said no parking but husband and I made an early morning the next day to the crater so we weren't towed. Definitely book Old Lahania Laua wonderful food and show; less than 200 people. We also hiked the crater. Beautiful
Big Island - Roberts Tours VNP and Rainbow Falls- Derek did a great job showing us all the great areas and keeping it interesting. Kona went with the Catamaran Sail and snorkle. amazing we have been to the caribbean many times but the variety and clarity was great. Oh if you are expecting to see lava remember mother nature doesn't always cooperate so even though we were ready and on the balcony clouds and poor lava flow kept us from getting any great photos.
Kauai-We rented a car explored on our own then booked Kauai Sea tours snorkle and dinner cruise of Napali coast. Great trip but do not attempt if you are even slightly prone to sea sickness. Took the car back that night as there is absolutely no parking available in Kauai. The waimea canyon with NCL was very good the tour guide Lisa was from Texas so my husband and I seemed to be the only ones to understand her jokes at times. but she drove the winding roads like an ace with that huge bus.
As a retrospect I would have booked less and spent time laying on sunset beach and body surfing in Kauai.
Whatever you do ITS Hawaii Life doesn't get better than that. Enjoy Less
Cabin review: BA9130 Mid-Ship Balcony
Midship balcony is smaller than the aft cabins but it was adequate and on the couple of nights where the seas were rough i was glad to be midship. Of course, I love higher decks. Nine worked out well not too far up or down to any activity. Port side for Napali coast but if the volcanoe is cooperating the starboard is the choice. I loved the fact that smoking was in very contained areas.Read All Mid-Ship Balcony (BA) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Good idea, poor execution.
Felt like a 3rd class passenge...