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I have been in 7 cruises so far, three of them with NCL. I was looking forward to this trip because I wanted the opportunity to see more than just one island in Hawaii. Unfortunately, even though I considered until now NCL to be the better value (I traveled with Disney, Princess and Royal Caribbean); this last cruise disappointed me. Having paid $ 5100 for my daughter and I, I expected the cabin to be larger. The ship needs updating. Carpets are dirty. The cabin was dusty. The bed was extremely hard and lumpy. The shower was very small by any standard (I am not morbidly obese other passengers). And if you Service was decidedly poor. Many of the service crew looked like they didn't want top be there, and some of them were outright rude. The food was not very good, large quantities without quality. And the specialty restaurants I tried were not that special. Stay away from the brazilian rodizio-the meat was very tough an dry; the italian was OK, the asian was OK an the french was really good. Considering that we pay a premium to go to the specialty restaurants, it is really not worth it when the rest of the included options are of similar quality. While the islands are paradise on earth, and hawaiian people are very nice; now I think I should have just paid to stay a weeklong in a resort. Pride of America is not up to the standards of other NCL ships

Disappointed

Pride of America Cruise Review by maschiaffino

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2015
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony
I have been in 7 cruises so far, three of them with NCL. I was looking forward to this trip because I wanted the opportunity to see more than just one island in Hawaii. Unfortunately, even though I considered until now NCL to be the better value (I traveled with Disney, Princess and Royal Caribbean); this last cruise disappointed me. Having paid $ 5100 for my daughter and I, I expected the cabin to be larger. The ship needs updating. Carpets are dirty. The cabin was dusty. The bed was extremely hard and lumpy. The shower was very small by any standard (I am not morbidly obese other passengers). And if you Service was decidedly poor. Many of the service crew looked like they didn't want top be there, and some of them were outright rude. The food was not very good, large quantities without quality. And the specialty restaurants I tried were not that special. Stay away from the brazilian rodizio-the meat was very tough an dry; the italian was OK, the asian was OK an the french was really good. Considering that we pay a premium to go to the specialty restaurants, it is really not worth it when the rest of the included options are of similar quality.
While the islands are paradise on earth, and hawaiian people are very nice; now I think I should have just paid to stay a weeklong in a resort.
Pride of America is not up to the standards of other NCL ships
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony
Cabin BA 9114
Good location, but beware of noise as it is close to the stairs.
Deck 10 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins