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This is a ship built in 2005 and has been refurbished several times. Whilst it looks clean there are many areas where it needs attention. Embarkation - A long winded process that makes you feel like you are at a disney world in line for the most popular ride on Thanksgiving ie long and boring. Cabin - Shower cubicle had bits falling off and I had to make quick repairs (easier than calling customer service and quicker) toilet paper is so thin it is almost not worth using (bring your own!). Storage was plentiful with a fair amount of space for clothes and cases. Staff - Very pleasant and heplful although its supposed to have mostly us staff they are all people working in the US but not naturalized Americans and therefore difficult in some cases to understand. Entertainment - All I can say is that it is 1st Class nothing more, it was like being at a West End show every night Tours from Ship - Very Very expensive and I would recommend doing your own thing at port or beforehand online Ports of Call - Apart from Honolulu the rest of the Islands will be similar and Helicopter tours are very popular but expensive ( book beforehand) The Highlight is the live Volcano which you will see from the ship and is free!

Another tick on my travel plans

Pride of America Cruise Review by mattssky@sky.com

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2016
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: 2-Bedroom Deluxe Family Suite with Large Balcony
This is a ship built in 2005 and has been refurbished several times. Whilst it looks clean there are many areas where it needs attention.

Embarkation - A long winded process that makes you feel like you are at a disney world in line for the most popular ride on Thanksgiving ie long and boring.

Cabin - Shower cubicle had bits falling off and I had to make quick repairs (easier than calling customer service and quicker) toilet paper is so thin it is almost not worth using (bring your own!). Storage was plentiful with a fair amount of space for clothes and cases.

Staff - Very pleasant and heplful although its supposed to have mostly us staff they are all people working in the US but not naturalized Americans and therefore difficult in some cases to understand.

Entertainment - All I can say is that it is 1st Class nothing more, it was like being at a West End show every night

Tours from Ship - Very Very expensive and I would recommend doing your own thing at port or beforehand online

Ports of Call - Apart from Honolulu the rest of the Islands will be similar and Helicopter tours are very popular but expensive ( book beforehand)

The Highlight is the live Volcano which you will see from the ship and is free!
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Cabin Review

2-Bedroom Deluxe Family Suite with Large Balcony
Cabin SA 10816
Don't go for midships balcony as there is a restricted view
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins