Pride of America Cruise Review by GLSailor
- Sail Date: March 2018
- Destination: Hawaii
- Cabin Type: Large Balcony
The stop in Maui was changed from two days to one because of the shortened cruise time. This made for a bit of a mess with scheduled excursions (not booked through NCL). We visited Hilo and Kona on Hawaii (the big island) and Nawiliwili on Kauai (our favorite island). Our planned excursion on Kauai (Wailua River Cruise) was cancelled due to flood warnings and the possibility of torrential rain.
Traffic in Honolulu/Waikiki is insane and I was happy to get aboard the ship and get out of there. We did take advantage of touring Pearl Harbor and took a "Circle" tour of Oahu. There is much to see and do on Oahu and Pearl Harbor is a 'must see'.
The ship condition is excellent. The 'lobby' area reminds me of a five star hotel. The cabin was clean and comfortable and steward service was excellent, but it was a little short on space for storing the luggage. Dining choices are numerous and include six premium (extra cost) restaurants. We ate at La Cucina (Italian), Cagney's Steak House, and the Jefferson Bistro (French). Fine dining at its best with excellent service. We also ate several meals Buffet meals in the Aloha Cafe. Very good food choices that are well prepaired (had roast lamb with mint sauce one night). At times it was quite crowded, but that is not unusual on any cruise ship. There was plenty of seating available.
We have no regrets or complaints about booking this cruise and would do it again in a heartbeat.
- Read more Norwegian (NCL) Pride of America Reviews
- Read Cruise Critic's Norwegian (NCL) Pride of America Review
250,000+ people have entered their email
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
Island TourIncluded Dole Plantation and noteworthy north shore beaches, etc. Worthwhile.View All 24 Island Tour Reviews
Pearl HarborTour titled "WW II Beginning to End" included exhibits, USS Bowfin, USS Missouri, and USS Arizona. Highly recommended tour.View All 182 Pearl Harbor Reviews
USS ArizonaBoated past the memorial; unable to get off the launch at the memorial due to choppy seas and high winds.View All 65 USS Arizona Reviews
Maui Ocean Center"Best of Maui" tour included tram ride through plantation. Best part was the Maui Ocean Center.View All 22 Maui Ocean Center Reviews