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moonzblue's Port Reviews of Maui, Hilo, Kona, Kauai, Honolulu
Pride of America cruise in August 2013
Member Name: moonzblue
Cruise Date: August 2013
Embarkation: Honolulu
Destination: Hawaii
Member Review: moonzblue's Pride of America Review
Maui
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+

Fantastic!



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Hilo
Akaka Falls Rating: 1.0 out of 5+

Loved the volcano hike, very tough terrane, 4 hours mostly in full sun. After hike group was taken to park headquarters for lunch. Turkey and cheese wraps were quite warm having been kept in a plastic bin in the hot van with no ice! With mayo and sprouts inside. Note to tour operator...proper food storage is more than just a good idea; it's potentially deadly. One bite then in the trash, leaving a bag of chips for lunch.

We stopped on the way back to Hilo (1 hour drive time) at Mauna Loa tourist trap, er....candy factory for a factory tour. Nothing to see there, operation is closed, so just shopping opportunity.

Once back in Hilo, Akaka Falls was another 1 hour drive north. All nine people groaned when we realized this. Sweaty and tired after a 4 hour hike, if I would have known 2 more hours in that van stuck to the plastic seat was ahead I would have bailed out in Hilo and taken a taxi back to the ship. This day was WAY too long and WAY too much drive time.

Especially since we essentially had a bag of chips to eat all day!




Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Loved this part. Not for the feeble.




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Kona
Snorkeling Rating: 2.0 out of 5+

Captain Zodiak tour had major problems.




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Kauai
Helicopter Tour Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Wow!




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Honolulu
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Large and efficient facilty.



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