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We heard good stories about the cleanliness & service on this ship and they were true for our Cruise in Hawaii in Oct 2018. The positives 1 The staff were all friendly and a very clean ship. 2. Speciality dining areas (the 3 we visited Steak house, French & Brazilian) were first class, but very little attendances maybe because of their speciality prices. 3. Liberty & Skyline dining (no extra charges) were much more supported and the décor was both pleasant and nice & quite so you can talk to friends/passengers. 4. The loading and unloading of passengers at Honolulu was good after our 12 other cruises. 5. The night time floor shows were (I feel) above average but their volume was very loud 6. No real need to book/pay of on-shore excursions as lots of good private tour operators near or on the docks. 7. The biggest volume of passengers were 50+ age 8. Wifi is better to find on-shore if you search for them but on board ship too costly. The negatives or Thumbs Down A. You were not allowed to take on board one (1) bottle of wine per person like other cruises, so this gets the thumbs down for me. B. The price of drinks were all too high and being Australians we are not used to tipping, especially 20% as standard plus they ask for more. C. The prices offered to on-shore excursions were "way too expensive" and I put this down to GREET by this Shipping Company Pride of America. D. The sail away we were really looking forward to, but the music volume was just so high that it drove us and many other seniors away to other locations away from the noise. E. This ships Internet packages were way too expensive so we avoided them F. The buffet dining area was (I feel just average) with most food just warm

Clean, Great Service but watch for on-board prices

Pride of America Cruise Review by Brianbuggs

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2018
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony
We heard good stories about the cleanliness & service on this ship and they were true for our Cruise in Hawaii in Oct 2018.

The positives

1 The staff were all friendly and a very clean ship.

2. Speciality dining areas (the 3 we visited Steak house, French & Brazilian) were first class, but very little attendances maybe because of their speciality prices.

3. Liberty & Skyline dining (no extra charges) were much more supported and the décor was both pleasant and nice & quite so you can talk to friends/passengers.

4. The loading and unloading of passengers at Honolulu was good after our 12 other cruises.

5. The night time floor shows were (I feel) above average but their volume was very loud

6. No real need to book/pay of on-shore excursions as lots of good private tour operators near or on the docks.

7. The biggest volume of passengers were 50+ age

8. Wifi is better to find on-shore if you search for them but on board ship too costly.

The negatives or Thumbs Down

A. You were not allowed to take on board one (1) bottle of wine per person like other cruises, so this gets the thumbs down for me.

B. The price of drinks were all too high and being Australians we are not used to tipping, especially 20% as standard plus they ask for more.

C. The prices offered to on-shore excursions were "way too expensive" and I put this down to GREET by this Shipping Company Pride of America.

D. The sail away we were really looking forward to, but the music volume was just so high that it drove us and many other seniors away to other locations away from the noise.

E. This ships Internet packages were way too expensive so we avoided them

F. The buffet dining area was (I feel just average) with most food just warm
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony
Cabin BA 9110
Clean & neat and a little on the small side.

The noisyist toilet flushing system

Lots of power outlets and be sure to take you power adaptors

Balcony doors were in very good condition, unlike most ships
Deck 10 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins