Pride of America Cruise Review by ErikAnestad
- Sail Date: September 2017
- Destination: Hawaii
- Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony
The stateroom with balcony was very good. The cabin staff fair. The food in the specialty restaurants is very good and the price is right. The service staff well trained and experienced, but not as good as the staff on other non-US based ships.The breakfast buffet was very good in the Aloha cafe. We did not have any other meals buffet style, but a walk trough gave the impression of "nothing special.
The shore excursions are a good way to experience the sights of the islands. With a few exceptions the excursion guides were very good. Don't miss the excursion the lava fields. You need to be able to walk at least 5 miles in hot and humid weather, and walk on very uneven surface for about 1 mile. You need to bring lots of water. Which goes for all excursions.
Overall this was a very good cruise.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
Lava Tree State ParkInteresting to see trees converted to lava sculptures.View All 6 Lava Tree State Park Reviews
Pele's Lava March Walking TourWonderful experience to see the lava fields. A long hike, 2.5 miles, to get to the viewing point. Our guide was fabulous!View All 3 Pele's Lava March Walking Tour Reviews
Botanical GardensVery interesting tour. Lots of different tree, not so many beautiful flowers, which was what we had expected. Very knowledgeable guide.View All 15 Botanical Gardens Reviews
LuauFood was so so. The entertainment very good. You are dining with 800 other guests.View All 61 Luau Reviews
Waimea CanyonA long bus trip and the bus had to stop several times due to overheating. The view from the top of the canyon is breath taking. Very much like Grand Canyon.View All 104 Waimea Canyon Reviews
Waterfall AdventureGreat views of water falls, but not the right season (September)View All 10 Waterfall Adventure Reviews
Haleakala CraterLong trip by bus but worth the view. Bring jacket or thick sweater. It's cold and wind at 10,000 ftView All 73 Haleakala Crater Reviews