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SHIP: Embarkation Very slow and poorly organized. Took over one hour of standing in line to get on the ship. Wait until after 1:30 pm to board. Cabin Inside cabin. Clean. Nice. Good, hard working room stewards. Entertainment Better than expected. We watched the shows on the last two nights of the cruise and regretted not attending the others. Dining East Meets West Tried the restaurant twice. Great appetizers, poor main courses. Skyline Tried the restaurant twice. Good appetizers, poor main courses. Aloha Cafe (buffet) After not so great experiences in the main dining rooms, we ate the remaining of our meals in the buffet. The dinner menus are better than the main dining rooms. Disembarkation Quick and easy. Went smoothly. PORTS: Oahu (Honolulu) Excellent public bus system. No need to rent a car. The Polynesian Cultural Center and Pearl Harbor are must see attractions!!! Maui (Kahului) Excellent public bus system. No need to rent a car. Best Shave Ice in all of the islands IMO (we tried shave ice in all of the ports for comparison). Excellent beaches in Lahaina and Kihei. Big Island (Hilo) Poor public bus system. Rent a car. Big Island (Kailua-Kona) Poor public bus system. Rent a car. Kauia (Nawiliwili) Average public bus system. Renting a car would be faster. Rent bicycles and ride the trail that starts in Kapaa. It is excellent.

Mostly Good...the Rest Average

Pride of America Cruise Review by guenzo

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2016
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Inside
SHIP:

Embarkation

Very slow and poorly organized. Took over one hour of standing in line to get on the ship. Wait until after 1:30 pm to board.

Cabin

Inside cabin. Clean. Nice. Good, hard working room stewards.

Entertainment

Better than expected. We watched the shows on the last two nights of the cruise and regretted not attending the others.

Dining

East Meets West

Tried the restaurant twice. Great appetizers, poor main courses.

Skyline

Tried the restaurant twice. Good appetizers, poor main courses.

Aloha Cafe (buffet)

After not so great experiences in the main dining rooms, we ate the remaining of our meals in the buffet. The dinner menus are better than the main dining rooms.

Disembarkation

Quick and easy. Went smoothly.

PORTS:

Oahu (Honolulu)

Excellent public bus system. No need to rent a car. The Polynesian Cultural Center and Pearl Harbor are must see attractions!!!

Maui (Kahului)

Excellent public bus system. No need to rent a car. Best Shave Ice in all of the islands IMO (we tried shave ice in all of the ports for comparison). Excellent beaches in Lahaina and Kihei.

Big Island (Hilo)

Poor public bus system. Rent a car.

Big Island (Kailua-Kona)

Poor public bus system. Rent a car.

Kauia (Nawiliwili)

Average public bus system. Renting a car would be faster. Rent bicycles and ride the trail that starts in Kapaa. It is excellent.
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Cabin Review

Inside
Cabin IX 10001
Nothing special, just your average inside cabin. If I had to do it over I would get a cabin more toward the middle of the ship. Had to do a lot of walking to get to and from dining locations. They are all in the back or middle of the ship.
Deck 4 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins