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A suite review, overlooking the pool on the Pride of America!

Sail Date: April 2014
Destination: Hawaii
Embarkation: Honolulu
We are cruise newbies so our review is based on first-time experience only and not based on any previous cruises.

We had waited literally years to take a cruise because both of us are very susceptible to motion sickness, my wife more than I, but both of us have issues. Well after being prodded by a co-worker, I took the plunge along with my wife. We thought that the very port intensive cruise might be a good way to start as we would be docked quite a bit during the 7 days, in case the motion sickness took it toll on us.

The ship, our suite, the daily adventure was awesome, unfortunately we did get motion sick any time the ship moved. If only they could park that ship every 1/2 hour or so to give us a break! We had patches, seabands, bonine, Dramamine, ginger gum nothing kept the seasickness completely away. Although, they all did help SOME. My wife only had one major episode of seasickness one evening during a show she left to go back to the room. I followed about 10 More minutes later and found the crew cleaning up the results of you know what near the Deck 13 elevators (she almost made it!)

What we still don't know is if this cruise was smooth, unusually rough or what? No one else seemed to be having much of a problem and we didn't do too bad based on our own experiences with motion sickness but in reality if this was a smooth cruise it probably was a deal breaker for us going on a cruise again which makes it very sad for us as it seems to be a great way to relax and not have to pack/unpack all the time. But, we took the plunge and crossed it off our bucket list -- unfortunately it may be a permanent cross-off. Less

Published 05/06/14

Cabin review: 13020

We had Suite 13020 (Penthouse/large deck SE) on Deck 13 overlooking the pool, we loved it! First we didn't have to look out at moving water all the time (lol!), second it was a joy listening to the band in the afternoon, the people enjoying themselves and being able to flag down a bartender from our deck and have them deliver to us! The room itself was spacious, newly updated as people are aware all of Deck 13 was redone in 2013. The bath was large and roomy, loved the shower and all the spray jets, at least 7 in all. The toilet was a little tight in its enclosure but not a real problem. Although, using the bath at night and seeing the towels move back and forth as the ship swayed was disconcerting for us, but probably not for the normal cruise set.The king bed was comfy!

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