Anniversary Cruise in Hawaii: Pride of America Cruise Review by Newcruiser06
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Anniversary Cruise in Hawaii
Because we had the pre-cruise hotel room thru the cruise line at the Marriott - they took our More luggage right from our room to the ship for us and also gave us a shuttle ride to the ship and we got to use a special Marriott line for embarkation which was much shorter than the regular one. So - that made embarkation a breeze.
We had a balcony cabin - which I recommend for this Cruise especially and the cabin was really nice. Lots of clever places to put things - a comfortable bed and I loved the balcony. It was covered and it was not hanging over the edge of the boat - there was deck below - the deck was on 6 and we were on 8 so I felt like if I somehow fell off - I could survive.
This was our third cruise - first with Norwegian and first with Freestyle. Turns out we really don't like freestyle. We like walking into the dining room and going straight to our table and getting waited on by our new best friends. You got seated pretty quickly in the main dining rooms - but it just wasn't the same. The crew was friendly and I thought very good but we didn't have anyone more than once and never connected.
The food left a lot to be desired. I can't comment on the restaurants that you pay to use - but we tried the buffet, and both main dining rooms. We didn't feel like the menu choices nor the quality of food could compare to what we had on Princess and Holland America in the past.
But - this Cruise is unique - it takes you to the Hawaiian Island's and you don't really spend a lot of time on the ship.
We thought the crew was great - our steward took wonderful care of us- it was a pretty ship - the cabin was very nice - it's a great way to get a 'flavor' of the Islands. Less
Cabin review: BC8620 Balcony
I loved the balcony. It was covered and I didn't feel like I would blow off the ship. We were on the port side so we could sit on our balcony and view the Nepali coast which was beautiful. It wasn't far from the elevators but not so close so as to be noisy. The room was cozy and had very clever storage options. The bed was comfortable.Read All Balcony (BC) Reviews >>