Pride of America Cruise Review by 7960Ken
- Sail Date: July 2012
- Destination: Hawaii
- Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony
We planned the trip at the last minute (30 days out) so the prices of suites and balcony rooms was very close. We took the bait and upgraded to a suite. In hind site, this was probably not a good cruise to upgrade to a suite since most of the time is spent in port and the emphasis is on excursions.
If you are looking to explore Hawaii, take this cruise. If you are looking for a relaxing cruise, this may not be for you.
As a suite guest you also get priority check in and first in line service at other points, such as the dining rooms. You carry a different colored card and the staff recognize them.
- Read more Norwegian (NCL) Pride of America Reviews
- Read Cruise Critic's Norwegian (NCL) Pride of America Review
250,000+ people have entered their email
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkA physical challenge for sure. Hiking for 4 miles does not sound tough, but the inclines, the rough lava surface, and the hike back out turned in to quiet a challenge. Our guide was a nice young man, but not the naturalist I had hoped for. He was more focused on speed than information. We did get an extra stop at the nut factory, but that may have been so he could enjoy the ice cream. We also visited the rain forest and really enjoyed the cooling shower while we took pictures of the scenery and falls. Our time was short at this stop to make up for the nut house, but we probably didn't miss much.View All 131 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Reviews
HonoluluWalking on the beaches and in the shopping areas of Honolulu is a full schedule for 2 or 3 days. My only regret is that we missed the tour to the north shore. We were told the waves are not too good in July, so we really didn't miss much.View All 647 Honolulu Cruise Port Reviews
View Cruise Critic's Honolulu Cruise Port Review
Helicopter TourGreat tour guide with a neat 4 seat helecopter. We spent 60 minutes in the air visiting all parts of the island from the airport, to the coast, to the canyon, to the falls and beyond. As a first helecopter ride, we were both very excited and pleased.View All 12,792 Helicopter Tour Reviews
Culinary TourA very informative tour of a local coffee farm and a chocolate factory. It is the only place they take the cacao beans from the tree to the wrapped bar. Some really good samples at both places, but the background information was even better.View All 10 Culinary Tour Reviews
MauiYou really have to take a tour to the other side of the island to enjoy Maui. We didn't know we were going to dock at an industrial site, or we might have investigated tours more.View All 589 Maui Cruise Port Reviews
View Cruise Critic's Maui Cruise Port Review