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Went on this same cruise, same ship, several years ago... Boarding okay, yet had to wait about 6 hours after previous passengers departed for cabin to be ready. Cabin ok - with exception that they have stinkin' bunks above. Great for those who need 'em, yet in the way if you only have 2 people in a cabin. Dining ok. it would be greatly improved if they had a lobster night, escargot, and rib eye all missing - they do have N.Y. cut in Skyline/ Liberty Dinning rooms (which evidently share same menu, galley. Although Liberty less informal- NOTHING is formal on NCL). Went to one of their 'premium' restaurants - Cagney's - good steak (& did have ribeye), yet mushrooms too gamey and service not exceptional, either! Aloha Cafe, their buffet, hasn't got egg whites or substitute eggs for omelets during breakfast... Service - with possible exception of cabin - poorer than previous cruises; yet staff at least friendly (not as much as before there, either, though) Entertainment was fine, with good Polynesian show, comedian, magic, and variety/ dance/ singing shows. Can't vouch for shore excursions - we rented cars. Yet the ports of call & scenery such as the Na Pali coast (Kauai) and active Volcano lava (Southern area of Big Island) make this a very desirable and worthwhile cruise, which could be improved, though!

Nice - But some improvements would enhance it!

Pride of America Cruise Review by Notmatter

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2017
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Picture Window
Went on this same cruise, same ship, several years ago...

Boarding okay, yet had to wait about 6 hours after previous passengers departed for cabin to be ready.

Cabin ok - with exception that they have stinkin' bunks above. Great for those who need 'em, yet in the way if you only have 2 people in a cabin.

Dining ok. it would be greatly improved if they had a lobster night, escargot, and rib eye all missing - they do have N.Y. cut in Skyline/ Liberty Dinning rooms (which evidently share same menu, galley. Although Liberty less informal- NOTHING is formal on NCL). Went to one of their 'premium' restaurants - Cagney's - good steak (& did have ribeye), yet mushrooms too gamey and service not exceptional, either!

Aloha Cafe, their buffet, hasn't got egg whites or substitute eggs for omelets during breakfast...

Service - with possible exception of cabin - poorer than previous cruises; yet staff at least friendly (not as much as before there, either, though)

Entertainment was fine, with good Polynesian show, comedian, magic, and variety/ dance/ singing shows.

Can't vouch for shore excursions - we rented cars.

Yet the ports of call & scenery such as the Na Pali coast (Kauai) and active Volcano lava (Southern area of Big Island) make this a very desirable and worthwhile cruise, which could be improved, though!
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Family Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin O1
Hit my head on unused bunk bed (even when stowed on bulkhead is still in the way). Other'n that + no local t.v. only satellite & ship info channels, not bad...
Deck 4 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins