Pride of America - Hawaii: Pride of America Cruise Review by shoey

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Pride of America - Hawaii

Sail Date: May 2006
Destination: Hawaii
Embarkation: Honolulu
We sailed on the POA 05/13/06. This was our first cruise so we didn't really know what to expect. After reading all the reviews before hand I had a pretty good idea of what we might expect. We are not ones to want to be pampered or bothered all the time. We enjoyed the freestyle cruising. We heard other people complaining about small things that wouldn't have bothered us at all. Most of these people had been on other cruises and were comparing them to this cruise. These people seemed a little too high classed for us. We are laid back and would rather do our own thing when and where we want.

This was an excellent cruise to see the islands. Our room was always made up in the mornings and turned down at night. Our cabin boy was very polite and friendly. We left him a tip everyday and gave him extra when we left. Make sure to use the dial outside your door to make request for service. Our cabin boy was Melvin. Great young man.

There was plenty of room for the two of us More in our cabin. The bed was huge and very comfortable. Out balcony was nice size. There were 2 chairs a table and lounge chair. Bathroom was small, but you are in there for a very short time. I couldn't believe the amount of storage in the room as well. Our cabin worked out great for us.

We always had the freestyle paper for the next day delivered and it was also advertised on the TV. There were plenty of activities to do on the ship if you didn't want to leave and explore the islands.

The entertainment was great. We enjoyed every show. The nightclubs and bars always had something going on at night if you weren't too tired from being onshore all day.

The food was okay. We ate breakfast every morning in the Aloha Cafe. Always a lot of good food. The lunch and dinner menus weren't so good. Had the same thing all the time.

We did eat in some of the specialty restaurants. For the most part they were good. Some things were a little fancy for our taste, but we enjoyed them. We never had to wait. Service was great and everyone was very friendly and gave us tips on what to do on the islands. (We did make reservations for the restaurants when we first got on the ship)

Getting on and off the boat was never a problem. Leaving the ship the last day was very well organized. We had a pre and post stay at the Marriott and our luggage was transported for us and waiting in our room. The same thing on the cruise as well.

The ship is very beautiful and big. Im sure there are some parts of it we never saw. All the employees we came in contact with were very friendly and always willing to answer your questions. The staff are all young and do a fantastic job. They work 12 hour days and have very little time for themselves. I applaud them all for their hard work.

Go with an open mind and enjoy yourself. Life's too short to complain about minor things. Nothing or no one is always perfect. Less

Published 06/06/06
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