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ukbballfan
Member Since 2002
1 review
845 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We wanted a see the 4 major Hawaiian Islands without plane hopping every other day. Had done this cruise in 2005 aboard the Pride of Aloha and that ship was worse than this one but after 12 years we thought they might have improved ... Read more
seanpatti
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
My wife and I booked this cruise so we could see more of the Hawaiian islands. The booking and our call to NCL went very well and we felt comfortable with the whole process. The onboarding process went very well and we were promised ... Read more
johnromo
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our cruise dates were 2/4/2017 to 2/11/2017 out of Honolulu. We chose this because we had no other choice for a cruise around the Hawaii Island. Let me begin with our issues for this cruise. The check in was not bad. Little did ... Read more
Blondie2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The cruise was good. Nice to have all your stuff taken island to island for you during the night when you are sleeping. The food was average as was the service. Embarkation and disembarkation was very smooth, the leis were an added ... Read more
pretzels66
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Loved the fact that ncl had first three days on land with excursions included in price. marriott was beautiful, excursions were very interesting. when we got on the ship which was recently refurbished it was done very nicely. staff was ... Read more
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MontyKO
Member Since 2017
1 review
We wanted to see as much of Hawaii as possible. Having done cruises before, the idea of taking our bed with us appeals. Starline restaurant. Service most nights was very slow. Passengers are encouraged to table share but conversation was ... Read more
cybersal
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Thought it would be the best way to see Hawaii, but was very disappointing. Stewards and waiters were very good but the food was the worse I've ever experienced on a cruise ship. It seemed like they served mostly oriental food. The ... Read more
markl9999
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
I always like to read reviews from experienced vacationers. Because of that here is a brief history of our vacations. We have been married for 18 years and have been lucky enough to do a tropical vacation every January of our marriage. All ... Read more
GulfTX
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We choose this cruise as it provided a port experience every day, and we wanted to see as much of as many islands as possible. We understood the cabins were smaller, and we really didn't have any problem with the cabin size, other than ... Read more
frankandjill
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
78 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We had never been to Hawaii and wanted to see as many islands as possible without staying in one hotel and flying to the others. The weather was perfect except for one day of rain in Hilo which amounted to 8 inches. We were surprised at ... Read more
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RonDup
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
In short, we wanted to visit several of the islands without having to spend all of our time in airports, or packing and unpacking. This cruise filled that bill, but things like the ships food did not meet any kind of cruise expectations. ... Read more
Barbie-B
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
The ship is lovely. Cocktail time was very expensive. You are not permitted to bring on water or soda and there is a charge for each bottle of water. My husband purchased a soda card which turned out to be a bargain at the price ... Read more
cinthom
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have never cruised with Norwegian, always RC or Princess. Norwegian's Pride of America's itinerary was exactly what we wanted to see the Hawaiian islands. As mentioned, we were pleased with our cabin and cabin staff throughout the ... Read more
Ccoll
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We took this tour with our 7 and 9 year boys, and had a great time. It was our first cruise and we were there to see Hawaii, so all the negatives about this cruiseline were not an issue. We were in room 8138 ( balcony) on the Right hand ... Read more
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Cruiselover10101
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Perfect way to see Hawaii! Would go again 100% The staff were friendly, helpful and made time on board so much fun! Perfect amount of nights, beautiful weather and no rough seas :) Great entertainment on board, kids and adults both ... Read more
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observer2
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because didn't want to take additional flights to see the islands after a long one to reach Hawaii and another to return home. Pros: 1. Contrary to some older postings, ship's staff was friendly and attentive to ... Read more
Blessed2CC
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We choose this 7 day cruise and a pre-cruise stay on Oahu as a college graduation trip for our two soon to be graduates. Winter break turned out to be the best fit and travel is a bit more affordable and less crowded after the holidays so ... Read more
barf_jay
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
13 helpful votes
If you are going to take this cruise I suggest you upgrade and spend the extra money on a suite. We stayed in room 13010 and it was very nice! The perks you get as a suite guest are amazing. 1.) Priority boarding 2.) Priority ... Read more
rcalnan
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have cruised many times and several of those with NCL. The service has been mostly good and the experiences enough to keep us coming back. However, this last cruise, Jan. 2017, on the Pride of America was not nice at all. The crew ... Read more
AlaskaGirl2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I had never been to Hawaii or on a cruise, so this was all new to me. Based on some of the negative reviews written about November and December cruises on Pride of America, I was a little concerned. I'm not sure what happened to those ... Read more
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Penn20
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to see all of the islands and not have to jump on a plane between each. for the positives, Hawaii was beautiful and I loved it. I love to cruise too, but this one put a bad taste in my mouth. I am used to cruising ... Read more
Wahnsinn
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
4 forum posts
45 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The wife and I were supposed to go to Hawaii many years ago, but life happened. Finally we made our way there via this NCL cruise and enjoyed the trip. Ship Pride of America was nice enough, not overly colorful like we've seen on ... Read more
Just4funn
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Summing up this cruise experience in one word, "CHEAP." Norwegian is a good example of the phrase, "corporate greed trumps customer need." This cruise was so unlike others I have taken on other cruise lines. ... Read more
slaglator
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had a good time, the ship was ok, most of the staff were great, and it was a great way to island hop without having to unpack and repack multiple times. Food was not great - and the options were limited, but you can't beat Hawaii as a ... Read more
mumsedso
Member Since 2014
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise to facilitate our getting around to see all the Hawaiian Islands (our very first time here) without having to fly around every few days, pack, repack, etc. For this purpose, it was a cruise well chosen. But having ... Read more
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