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Overall the cruise was good. Embarking the ship went well there was a friendly staff member to greet us just as we were about to board the ship. There were not alot of interesting activities since gambling for $$ is illegal in Hawaii (includes bingo and casinos ) - the lei making class, the movie trivia and the fitness center were the only activities of interest. The pools were small and always crowded. Finding an empty desk chair could be a challenge sometimes. Dining in the Skyline restaurant was the best place to eat meals. The aloha cafe was always crowded and there were long lines at many of the stations. The dining experience in the aloha cafe was 'forgettable'. Our cabin was smaller than most cruise lines but the patio was well worth paying the extra costs. I enjoyed watching the sun rises every morning. The cabin attendant was nice and the room was always kept clean. The entertainment was average - I've seen bigger/glitzier shows on other cruise lines. Dining in the specialty restaurants was 'okay' - I would probably skip the Bistro and the Italian restaurant the next time. The food was just okay - not really worth the extra charge. Stay away from East meets West....the service in this restaurant was the slowest. Since they do not take reservations - make sure you are in line before the restaurant opens at 5:30; otherwise expect a 60 - 90 minute wait. Regardless of which restaurant you dine in, make sure you tell your server that you have a show or activity to attend ; otherwise expect the dining experience to take anywhere from 90 - 120 minutes.

Don't set the bar too high and you won't be disappointed.

Pride of America Cruise Review by Sherri717

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2015
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Overall the cruise was good. Embarking the ship went well there was a friendly staff member to greet us just as we were about to board the ship. There were not alot of interesting activities since gambling for $$ is illegal in Hawaii (includes bingo and casinos ) - the lei making class, the movie trivia and the fitness center were the only activities of interest. The pools were small and always crowded. Finding an empty desk chair could be a challenge sometimes. Dining in the Skyline restaurant was the best place to eat meals. The aloha cafe was always crowded and there were long lines at many of the stations. The dining experience in the aloha cafe was 'forgettable'.

Our cabin was smaller than most cruise lines but the patio was well worth paying the extra costs. I enjoyed watching the sun rises every morning. The cabin attendant was nice and the room was always kept clean.

The entertainment was average - I've seen bigger/glitzier shows on other cruise lines.

Dining in the specialty restaurants was 'okay' - I would probably skip the Bistro and the Italian restaurant the next time. The food was just okay - not really worth the extra charge. Stay away from East meets West....the service in this restaurant was the slowest. Since they do not take reservations - make sure you are in line before the restaurant opens at 5:30; otherwise expect a 60 - 90 minute wait.

Regardless of which restaurant you dine in, make sure you tell your server that you have a show or activity to attend ; otherwise expect the dining experience to take anywhere from 90 - 120 minutes.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BC 10526
Rooms were small but clean. Pack lightly as there is very little drawer space but plenty of closet space. We had connecting rooms but the door that connected our room was very heavy and required some 'muscle' to open it. Forward ship location was a great location if you visit the theaters often.
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