Just got off the PRIDE OF ALOHA. Hawaii is wonderful. Definitely the best destination we have ever experiences since we have cruised I think about our tenth cruise. The ship is a great "hotel" for visiting the islands. Only one day at sea. We did excursions every island and we recommend Roberts travel instead of NCL. Tour prices are cheaper and tour guides are excellent. Can't believe the fellow cruisers who took the "Wal-Mart shuttle" at every port. Get a life! We experienced the history, saw all the attractions and enjoyed the scenery provided by the Roberts native Hawaiian tour guides.
the Pride of Aloha staff didn't push alcoholic drinks like Carnival does. Turned out we likes the American crew once we got to meet them. Out room steward was the best we have ever had on a cruise. We always had plenty of ice, clean cabin, bed turned down and chocolate on our pillows. The food was OK but we got turned off by some of our fellow cruisers who couldn't get enough to eat and complained that there were no trays so they had to go back to the buffet line 3 or 4 times. Again, get a life! There was a leak in the buffet area ceiling for 2 days but it didn't affect us.
The biggest distraction on the cruise were the "complainers" who weren't pampered enough or missed the casino. We made friends with other "happy cruisers" and tried to avoid these complainers which can be a challenge with freestyle dining. It is unfortunate this ship is going to China in May, but wouldn't hesitate to sail on the "Pride of America" in the future.