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Eight of us (in 4 cabins) planned this trip and it was totally enjoyed by all (ages 40 - 70) There were activities on board ship, shore excursions, things to do on our own. Hawaii is beautiful and being on the ship to be able to make port at all the islands is the only way to go! Our 2nd week was spent in a condo on Kauai which was fantastic. I definitely recommend the cruise for first time visitors to Hawaii. Each island is unique and you get to see them all without the hassle of flights and hotels (to say nothing of packing and unpacking on a daily basis!!!) I have been on several other cruises and I wouldn't rate the food on Pride of America as being the best I've ever had but it was very good, beautifully prepared and the employees on the ship couldn't have been any nicer. I had read reviews that the service wasn't up to par compared to other ships but we did not find that to be true at all. It was a fun, relaxing and totally enjoyable week. Some did miss not having a casino on board but not being a gambler that didn't bother me. There was a pool, music and a spa! We booked directly with NCL receiving top service, even getting upgrades to balcony rooms when we had booked inside cabins. Now I am spoiled and will always want a balcony!!! A great time was had by all and we can't wait to return to Hawaii

A Week in Paradise!

Pride of America Cruise Review by lertaanne

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2015
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Eight of us (in 4 cabins) planned this trip and it was totally enjoyed by all (ages 40 - 70) There were activities on board ship, shore excursions, things to do on our own. Hawaii is beautiful and being on the ship to be able to make port at all the islands is the only way to go! Our 2nd week was spent in a condo on Kauai which was fantastic. I definitely recommend the cruise for first time visitors to Hawaii. Each island is unique and you get to see them all without the hassle of flights and hotels (to say nothing of packing and unpacking on a daily basis!!!) I have been on several other cruises and I wouldn't rate the food on Pride of America as being the best I've ever had but it was very good, beautifully prepared and the employees on the ship couldn't have been any nicer.

I had read reviews that the service wasn't up to par compared to other ships but we did not find that to be true at all. It was a fun, relaxing and totally enjoyable week. Some did miss not having a casino on board but not being a gambler that didn't bother me. There was a pool, music and a spa! We booked directly with NCL receiving top service, even getting upgrades to balcony rooms when we had booked inside cabins. Now I am spoiled and will always want a balcony!!! A great time was had by all and we can't wait to return to Hawaii
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BC
we were on Deck 10 with a balcony -- can't remember the room numbers or the type of room Standard stateroom but with a balcony
Deck 11 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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