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Overall it was a great first cruise. The ship employees were very accommodating. Our room steward was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our off ship excursions; segway tour on Maui-we absolutely loved this! We had such a wonderful time, would do it again in a heart beat. Crater at sunset on Maui-our bus driver was wonderful, so full of amazing information and so entertaining. We did the snorkeling at Kona and the tastes of Hawaii tour with Chelsea at Hilo-she was also very amazing. Mug bogging on Kauai - fun! The better shopping is on Maui fyi! Not much to shop at on Kauai. The food was good on ship but definitely check out the skyline restaurant and the Liberty. They serve a very nice dining experience. The evening entertainment was very good, take a sweater the big theater is chilly. We really enjoyed the dancing at the Mardi gras. Unfortunately i underestimated my ability to handle the sea sickness - I wish I had known about bonine on the first day. They sell it in the gift shop, great for motion sickness. If you plan to do any serious drinking, 4 or more per day get the drink package. We stayed at the Aqua Waikiki Wave in Waikiki pre and post cruise, nice hotel for just off the main strip a block. If you get a state room they will pick you up at your hotel and handle all your luggage for you. That was a nice perk. Recommend the staterooms, nice with king bed and balcony. Enjoyed being able to open the door. Looking forward to another cruise someday.

Second Honeymoon Cruise

Pride of America Cruise Review by KT2honeymoon

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2015
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Family Balcony
Overall it was a great first cruise. The ship employees were very accommodating. Our room steward was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our off ship excursions; segway tour on Maui-we absolutely loved this! We had such a wonderful time, would do it again in a heart beat. Crater at sunset on Maui-our bus driver was wonderful, so full of amazing information and so entertaining. We did the snorkeling at Kona and the tastes of Hawaii tour with Chelsea at Hilo-she was also very amazing. Mug bogging on Kauai - fun! The better shopping is on Maui fyi! Not much to shop at on Kauai. The food was good on ship but definitely check out the skyline restaurant and the Liberty. They serve a very nice dining experience. The evening entertainment was very good, take a sweater the big theater is chilly. We really enjoyed the dancing at the Mardi gras. Unfortunately i underestimated my ability to handle the sea sickness - I wish I had known about bonine on the first day. They sell it in the gift shop, great for motion sickness.

If you plan to do any serious drinking, 4 or more per day get the drink package.

We stayed at the Aqua Waikiki Wave in Waikiki pre and post cruise, nice hotel for just off the main strip a block. If you get a state room they will pick you up at your hotel and handle all your luggage for you. That was a nice perk. Recommend the staterooms, nice with king bed and balcony. Enjoyed being able to open the door. Looking forward to another cruise someday.
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Cabin Review

Family Balcony
Cabin B3 8568
Nice room, loved the king bed and the extra couch to out luggage on. Loved the sliding glass door. Was warned it would be small, I thought it was fine.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    It was specifically a tour and tastes of Hawaii. The tour was good, informative. I love that she took us to a coffee plantation and the island candy company. What made this trip wonderful was the guide Chelsea. She was so knowledgeable in so many ares. Wonderful woman. The trip was a good more laid back day. Cool lava and walk through a lava tube.
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  • Honolulu
    Just loved walking around Waikiki and hitting the beach. Rented an umbrella and chairs and spent the day. Go play in the water. Enjoyed food at Cheeseburger in paradise and of course the cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory.
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  • ATV Tour
    Our tubing adventure was cancelled because the ship got into port late due to engine issues. We heard the tubing trip was great! We went instead on a mud bogging tour. IT was fun, I am glad we got a discounted price for it.
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  • Snorkeling
    It was interesting. I thought it would be more colorful. The boat gys were nice but didn't explain the snorkeling technique at all. Just assumed we knew what we were doing.
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  • Haleakala Crater
    Our driver/guide was awesome. So wonderfully informative about so many native things. Loved him, I think was Henry. Great view. The drive up and down not for the faint of stomach.
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  • Segway tour
    ABSOLUTELY love the Segway Tour. It was SO much fun. Highly recommend it. It was easier to do than you might think. Guide showed us around town and made it interesting. WOuld have loved for it to be longer.
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