Pride of America Cruise Review by Widebay: Our first ever cruise - loved Pride of America Cruise.
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Our first ever cruise - loved Pride of America Cruise.
First my wife & I have have never been on a cruise. I guess our experience on POA will now change all that. In the past we tended to fly to our destination, rent a car, then explore the countryside. However, as we age, we now find we like others eg. shore excursion to do the driving & shows us things we could have missed out on.
We found the crew to be very friendly & helpful. The entertainment was excellent, they even had some very talented crew who performed their own show one night. However, the entertainers brought onto the ship in the latter part were extremely good. It was tribute to all the entertainers throughout the Hollywood period.
Didn't swim the ship pool - a bit on the small size, and lots of people drinking cocktails/beers etc whilst in the pool - always worried about urine in the pool, rather swim in the ocean.
We couldn't fault the meals. We enjoyed a meal in Little Italy on our last night.
The price of wine is higher More than the mainland, but, hey your on a cruise.
The Aloha Cafe can be very busy with people each morning. Its a bit like a dodgem course. Some people seemed to be hell bent on getting that ice cream or last bit of cake. We tended to get our breakfast (cereal & tropical fruit - great stuff) then walked to the rear of the Aloha Cafe to the outside deck, called Aloha Cafe Lanai, just beautiful having breakfast whilst overlooking the ocean or port. Less
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Cabin review: Pride of America 4063
We had cabin 4063 (inside cabin - no windows - hardly ever in our cabin - only to sleep) We had a lovely chap from India as our cabin steward, and after the cruise he was returning to India to see his wife & daughter (we gave him a good tip - he was so obliging & helpful) Our cabin was mid-ship, and hardly felt any wave movement during the voyage.
Port and Shore Excursions
We had lunch at the Dukes Kona Canoe Club Restaurant (overlooking the water & our ship)- had sliders & beer & dear wife a Mai tai.