Norwegian Pride of America Cruise Reviews

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Kmk2015
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
My husband and I had a bucket list wish to see Hawaii. We decided the best cruise would be the POA due to its itinerary of islands and the length of stay. Quite honestly we did not have high expectations about the ship based on many ... Read more
vhillman
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
My husband and I flew into Honolulu Tuesday and stayed at a condo on the northeast shore for four days before boarding the Pride of America. Our plan was to fly back to Kauai and spend three more days there before heading home. ... Read more
roseanthony
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our 25th Weddiing Anniversary! We chose this cruise because it is only cruise ship that see each island in Hawaii. Only thing is that NCL books flight and cruise for you , you are at their mercy. For example, they use the ... Read more
hoogieh
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We wanted to see as much of Hawaii as possible without having to pack and unpack. I had read many negative reviews on this ship, however, we were pleasantly surprised. Embarkation was smooth. The ship, although fully booked, never ... Read more
goin2kinja
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our 2nd week in Hawaii. We spent the 1st Week in Oahu at Marriott Ko'Olina, and wanted to see all the islands for our 2nd week. Best way to see them all, and not have to pack and unpack, take planes and such. The Pride of ... Read more
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Vivgent
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Despite all the negativity about this cruise, we decided to go with an open mind and found it to be exactly what we were looking for - a floating hotel with easy access to islands. First time in Hawaii, we didn't want to hustle with planes ... Read more
cleocat
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First of all, we have been on many cruises over the years all the way from large ocean going vessels to small river cruises. We were a little leery about taking this cruise based on prior reviews, but the itinerary was so good and unique ... Read more
Thunder Thor
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
For our 25th wedding anverisary my wife wanted to see Hawaii and thought a cruise would be great. I have been on several NCL cruises in the 70's and 80's and found them enjoyable. And since NCL ship is the only ship based in Hawaii and ... Read more
47gemini
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Arrived 3 days before cruise taking those excursions well worth it our guide Garfield and Randall were so proud and informative on their culture. Embarkation and Disembarkation went smoothly, wasn't impressed by quality of food, staff and ... Read more
taylorsweb94@att.net
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to see as much of Hawaii as possible. After doing a lot of research, and with the ship just having a facelift we thought Pride of America was the cruise for us. We booked a balcony cabin and were not disappointed. ... Read more
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tinabanwart
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
I understand that this cruise is not for everyone. For us it was, we embraced seeing the other islands in a short amount of time. Ship We had a great experience, the staff was very friendly, the service was what we expected, and ... Read more
CdMAgFox
Member Since 2005
15 reviews
1,235 forum post
Overall, a pleasant cruise, the highlights of which were the sail-bys of the Kilauea Volcano lava entering the sea on the Big Island, and the slow sail-by of the magnificent Na Pali coast on Kuaui; these have never been done on my previous ... Read more
Mauvemom
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We treated ourselves to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We had always dreamed of going to Hawaii, and I just can't express how beautiful it is there. The cruise was an excellent way to see an overview of the islands. (This is ... Read more
blare246
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our first time to Hawaii and we wanted to see as much as we could so we chose a cruise. Embarkation and disembarkation: Both went smoothly, so that's a plus. When embarking, we had to wait about an hour until our cabin was ... Read more
Jordy
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
60 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This cruise seemed the perfect way to see the Hawaiian Islands, i have only ever been to Oahu. Our cabin was a suite, 13518. The moment we walked into the check in area, after security, the staff were very helpful and friendly. ... Read more
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kelleybean28
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I went with my family, my parents and my brother and i, to enjoy Hawaii. We chose Pride of America because it offered lots of port time in each city, which we enjoyed. We wanted to go to Hawaii to see and do a lot of things, and choosing a ... Read more
Dreadscott
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
After reading the reviews provided on this site, my wife and I seriously considered changing our plans. Our trip however, was amazing we were sad when it was over. That being said, I have been on about 8 other cruises during my life ... Read more
justawife
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose it for the value. Bang for buck seeing a variety of Hawaiian islands. The ship overall is very nice and clean and staff very accommodating. We had a great room steward but others in our party did not until they spoke with their ... Read more
Djrody3
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Another not so good experience for NCL. My wife and I have done over 30 cruises with different cruise lines and I just don't get the attraction to NCL. This is the second time on the cruise line and again we were disappointed in the cruise ... Read more
Shpnxs
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We went to Hawaii and it is the only was to have minimal amount of time on the ship and more time on the excursions and ports of call. My husband and I had a suite. It is the only way to cruise....large bathroom, roomy space, large ... Read more
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Ric Marcy 91
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We selected this cruise because we wanted to visit several of the Hawaiian islands and the cruise allowed us to do this without taking days of our time packing up, island hopping by plane, and unpacking to do it all over again in a couple ... Read more
fishybill
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our first cruise and we will cruise again. In general, everything about our experience on the ship was very nice. Good food, very pleasant staff. Finding our way around was a little more complicated than it might have been with ... Read more
daytonadeb412
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
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
30 helpful votes
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
Meven89143
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Hawaiian Islands, not spend four or five days cruising to Hawaii. Bottom line up front: Norwegian needs some competition on this route. NCL is the only cruise that regularly just cruises ... Read more
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