I read the previous reviews of this ship before booking. Now that I have experienced it, I am happy to report that my experience was not bad.
What I have to say will probably not influence many people, since the Pride of Aloha is being re-branded and moved to Asia. However, I want to give some positive feedback, since so much negative feedback has been voiced here.
I have sailed on two previous cruises - both with Royal Caribbean. The NCL Pride of Aloha definitely does not measure-up or come close to comparing with Royal Caribbean service or quality. But, I did NOT have a "nightmare experience" with them as others have reported in this forum. (I went expecting "LaQuinta" instead of "Marriott", and that is exactly what I got.)