Pride of America Cruise Review by dsweeney
- Sail Date: September 2016
- Destination: Hawaii
- Cabin Type: Balcony
There is a $13.50 charge per person per day to make your bed and provide towels.They didn't even change the sheets daily. For a couple that is $27 a day and if you have any children over 3 years old, that's an additional $13.50. For 2 people, it's still one bed. This is a mandatory charge
They charge over $40 for 24 bottles of water which costs about $5 at home. You are not allowed to bring water on board that you bought onshore. I bought one 1 liter of water which cost $5.50. They added an 18%gratuity to hand me that bottle, plus tax. It was $6.72. You can empty out the bottle before boarding and refill on board or bring your own water bottle. There's a fridge in room so water can be cold.
If you have 4G , don't bother with the Internet charges which are per device instead of per cabin. When docked or close to an island, you have access.
Sit down dinners were good. The buffet food was mediocre and it was pure chaos trying to find a seat. Choices were only fair. Since meals are already included, didn't think you should pay an additional $25pp to eat at other restaurants, but it's an option.
Helicopter ride over Maui was spectacular. Other tours were good and often included lunch.
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