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Honolulu First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Honolulu

Traveler rating

Excellent

58

Very Good

23

Average

7

Poor

4

Terrible

5

Cruise type

Family Cruises

584

Romantic Cruises

377

Senior Cruises

191

Repositioning Cruises

103

First-Time Cruisers

98

98 Honolulu First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Harrilo avatar

Harrilo

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Pride of America did not disappoint

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This was my first cruise so have nothing to compare with but from start to finish I could not fault NCL. Pre cruise I found the website a great source of information, I pre booked speciality restaurants online ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Mouteremoa

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Our First Cruise

If you are looking for a good way to visit all the main Hawaii attractions in a week this cruise is a good option, but we were a bit disappointed with some aspects of the ship. If there was an alternative cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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slpdrew

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Never Again!

First I will say that this was our first cruise and most likely be our last. This was a trip of a life time and Hawaii is an amazing place. If you are going to go, a cruise is the way to go to take in all of the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Traveler GL

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

At Best 3 Star Quality

Booked owners suite for a very special occasion and was very disappointed with quality and service provided. Stayed overnight in Marriot hotel was good but maid started cleaning our room before we had checked ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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drparadocs

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary; However, Not Such a Great Ship

As first timers to Hawaii, this was an excellent cruise - in terms of getting an good introduction to all the Hawaiian islands. The itinerary is quite relaxed, giving you good amount of time on each island. The ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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DDPark

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Time

This was our first cruise and first trip to Hawaii. NCL went out of their way to make it special for our parent's 60th anniversary. Tips I would suggest for this trip: 1)Stay in a suite with another couple if ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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bayfieldkent

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved it!

Great experience! The food was fantastic, the crew went out of their way to make our trip great, and the entertainment was top notch. We chose to do no shore excursions as we are very familiar with the islands. ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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MelodyJStyles

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Thou shall not cruise with POA again

Where to begin: My husband and I went on this cruise hoping for 7 beautiful/wonderful days on Norwegian and in Hawaii. What we actually received was 7 boring & insulting days instead. This was our first anniversary ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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kmcnally

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awesome Hawaii Cruise

What a great way to see the Hawaii Islands. First time cruisers and now hooked, however not sure if I would do a Caribbean one, but would do one for Europe, Iceland or South America. I read every review before ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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BrendanQ

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Time, Great Crew

This was my first cruise and I couldn't imagine it going any better. The check in was made easy by a staff who knew what they were doing and from the moment we stepped on the pier we were welcomed many times. The ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Perthguy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Tahitian Treasures October 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the standard of the ship and the service we received from every staff member we encountered. This was our first cruise and will be hard to beat. Food was "wow" in Blu and well ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Sabodi

1 Review Written

We were first time cruisers on our honeymoon; in our early 30s.

Loved our cruise and would recommend it. We were first time cruisers on our honeymoon in our early 30s. We opted to purchase the specialty restaurants, being Gluten Free we thought that was best and it ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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KathDaz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great first cruise but could be better

Embarkation was quick and well organised, loved our cabin with balcony on deck 8 just had to step outside and go up to deck 9 to the pool area, bar and spa, or jump in the lift to go down to the coffee shop on deck ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Pollyjon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beyond Our Expectations!

Having read quite a few negative reviews before we departed, we were a little apprehensive but we needn't have worried, as this cruise more than met our expectations. From the moment we arrived at the cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Sherry Robinson77

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Seasoned cruisers will be disappointed.

Here are my pros and cons of this Cruise on Pride of America NCL cruise line: Pros: Flight in a couple days early before you board the ship Honolulu was great to explore and you don't have to worry about your ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Aukai

1 Review Written

At Home on the Sea

Aukai: Hawaiian Language/Olelo Hawaii: to swim or travel by means of the sea. This was our first cruise. We thoroughly enjoyed The Pride of America; so much so that we did not leave the ship. Having lived on Maui ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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MissCritiki

1 Review Written

First Cruise; Would Go Again!

This was both the first cruise AND first trip to Hawaii for my significant other and I. As this was an incentive trip through a vendor I deal with at work, the destination and cruise line were not my decision ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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MLDeCoster

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Cruise a Big Success

Our first cruise on the Pride of America through the Hawaiian Islands was a success from start to finish. Our cabin, the dining options, the onboard activities, on shore excursions and the 5 star service from ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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sarnicpie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

My First Cruise

This was my first time cruising and we chose Pride of America primarily for its itinerary. Even though we had to change our itinerary due to weather, it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the shore excursions (and it is ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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thomas2015

1 Review Written

Amazing Adventure

My daughter and I just got back from a vacation aboard the Pride of America cruise ship to Hawaii. Everything about the cruise ship was wonderful!! The food was excellent, our room was comfortable and always ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Sherri717

1 Review Written

Don't set the bar too high and you won't be disappointed.

Overall the cruise was good. Embarking the ship went well there was a friendly staff member to greet us just as we were about to board the ship. There were not alot of interesting activities since gambling for $$ ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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ashelbie

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Family Trip of a Lifetime

My husband and I recently cruised on the Pride of America as part of a family vacation for a party totaling 8 adults (4 married couples). We had a wonderful time! The majority of our group had not cruised before, ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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HawaiiNoKaOi

1 Review Written

Good and bad still made for a memorable cruise

My wife and I are Honolulu residents and recent retirees. For our very first cruise experience, we decided to take the NCL Pride of America cruise around our home state because we expected it to be a safe and ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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3dsbrad

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Well worth the money!

We have just returned from our cruise on the Pride of America - Norwegian Cruise Line. Before we left, I had read all of the reviews and was worried that we would be totally disappointed. That was not the case ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Gemstone3237

1 Review Written

My first and last cruise!

We took the Pride of America to four islands of Hawaii in June 2015. I took my children, my boyfriend and my 80 year old grandmother. I bought a family suite which had a butler and a concierge. Both of which were ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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