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daytonadeb412
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because it was the only one to start and stop in Honolulu and we had the opportunity to see many islands. Our first impression of the ship was that it was very elegant looking. But beneath the façade is a ship ... Read more
FohlTravels
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked this cruise on somewhat of a whim, but are so glad we did. We had an absolute blast. Vacations are VERY MUCH WHAT YOU MAKE OF THEM. If you are an unhappy person, you will dislike any trip. If you enjoy life, you will find the ... Read more
ninjamonkey2
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise as we'd always wanted to visit Hawaii and couldn't decide on one island. We got one night hotel pre-cruise compliments of NCL, and we added an extra two--which worked out great. Did tours via Viator, rather than NCL's ... Read more
SaSaH
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This cruise offers a great way to see all that Hawaii has to offer, The Islands are beautiful and speak for themselves, that is where it ends, The ship design is ok easy to access all areas. The food was average at best, disappointing. ... Read more
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tpsellshartwell
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We heard the horror stories but decided to go ahead and book the Pride of America Cruise which allowed us to see all the Islands in a week. We cruised April 1-7. I'm not saying it was a bad idea, just beware!!! Book the cheapest cabin ... Read more
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Melody422
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise to see several of the Hawaiian islands. We were not disappointed with the itinerary. However, I don't think we will cruise Norwegian again. They don't allow you to bring water on board but they are happy to charge you ... Read more
Diannedaniel
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Had 4 days in Honolulu before the cruise. We had Leo as our tour guide. He was wonderful, very knowledgeable & funny. The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort Hotel was breathtakingly beautiful. We had the ocean view but limited view as other ... Read more
cogjc59
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my wife and my opportunity to visit several islands on my 3rd and my wife's 2nd visit to Hawaii. We wanted to see several islands and this cruise was the opportunity to do so. Check in to the cruise ship was fairly quick. You ... Read more
lhowes65
Member Since 2008
1 review
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We recently sailed on the POA on the March 25th to April 1st cruise in the 2 bedroom large family suite 10678 (on the aft port side). Like any ship, the cabins are not huge, but we had four adults (two in the master bedroom, one in the ... Read more
rmcrob
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The itinerary is perfect. Great way to see the islands. This is our second cruise on NCL's PoA around Hawaii. We did this trip 10 years ago. The 2 biggest changes we noticed were a plus and a minus. The food was much improved ... Read more
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petersclan
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Everything was better than expected. The ship is lovely and well maintained. Cabins are small, but have lots of storage - we had empty drawers! The food was better than expected, though if not in a hurry I'd skip the Aloha Cafe as it is ... Read more
bfamily03
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Selected the cruise for spring break. We realized that the ship was nothing more than a floating hotel as there are no days at seas. The islands were great and the ship was so-so. The ship has ~2000 passengers but seems small. ... Read more
Mrs f.
Member Since 2014
1 review
39 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We didn't want to take a 2 week cruise leaving California, so this was the only option. We are a couple in our late 60s.Our package included 2 nights at Hilton Beachcomber Hotel. We were in cabin 9606. It's not a particularly big cabin ... Read more
ninjamonkey2
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we couldn't decide which island to visit, and didn't want to include the ocean crossing in our holiday--so that meant travelling on NCL Pride of America!! Having been spoiled with HALs food a couple of years ... Read more
trish1c
Member Since 2004
8 reviews
7,276 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
POA looks like an NCL ship but it didn’t feel like any other cruise. It really is transportation to the islands & not much more. You have no time to enjoy the ship herself. You go, go, go, nonstop, We ate breakfast on the ... Read more
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vvshahn
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
44 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I booked my own excursions, independent of NCL. Was very happy with my choices. We took this cruise as it was the only one that did island cruise. Since it was, they could overcharge for everything. Inflated prices for such things ... Read more
winkone
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
If one wants to see several islands without having to pack up and move this is the way. Hawaii is beautiful, day and night. Cruising made getting around easy. The cruise itself was ok. Did NCL 3 day tour of Oahu before cruise. It was ... Read more
GC48
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose Pride of America as it seemed to be the best and easiest way to see Hawaii and the islands. Getting on the ship was very easy and we were on just after 12.15 (lunchtime). However, we heard (after a few hours wait) they were doing ... Read more
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cruiser123!
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We took the NCL Jewel in '15 to Alaska. The food was great, the staff was great, the excursions were great. The POA is not the same. The food is okay....not great, but not horrible. You need to season everything. We booked 3 shore ... Read more
jn6709
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
A bit of background, we've been cruising for a number of years with our kids and have used several different companies. Last year we cruised for the first time with Norwegian and vowed to never cruise with them again for a host of reasons ... Read more
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wakeupscreaming
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
We just did the pride of America. We were thankful to rent cars on each island -- the excursions through the ship are very expensive. For example, in Hilo, we rented a car for $75 and we drove to the volcanoe park -- it's very easy to ... Read more
Carla67
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose to do this cruise so that we could get to see more of Hawaii on a short stay. It was convenient to be able to not have to pack and unpack every time we went somewhere else. We did the Freestyle package in an OK partially ... Read more
DKELLYVA
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as a way to see 4 different islands to determine where we might like to come back to in the future. Our only point of reference is a Princess Cruise to Alaska on the Island Princess (IP) that we did last August. ... Read more
902tater
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
41 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise solely for the itinerary. That said, I did read lots of reviews prior and I assumed the negative ones were by fussy people. I guess I must be a fussy person too then, because I found many of the comments made to be ... Read more
luckyexplorersus2
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We wanted to see the Hawaiian Islands and enjoyed our visit to the ports of call. Our cabin and steward were wonderful. The cabin was spacious and most comfortable. The butler offered was usually not available. The Concierge was ... Read more
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