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We had a great experience with our first time on NCL. We chose this cruise to maximize our time in Hawaii by seeing as many islands as possible. Before cruising, we spent 4 nights in Kauai (which I would highly recommend!) and after the cruise another 3 days on Oahu. For our first time in Hawaii, we feel we covered quite a bit in the two weeks we were there. The staff was amazing on this ship. The Hotel Director and his assistant were particularly very welcoming and made our stay extra special. Although the ship is smaller and older than the ships we have cruised lately, it was clean and updated as much as possible. The cabin was the same as others we've had and there were plenty of dining options. We did find the Liberty dining room to be a more quiet dining experience then the Skyline so we enjoyed it most evenings. We received excellent service everywhere on the ship. The Luau (in Kauai) excursion was amazing. Even though there were over 700 people (all from the ship), the plantation was well equip to handle that many for dinner/show. Enjoyed the food and the show very much. We would recommend renting a car in Maui. The ship docks overnight and gives you plenty of time to explore the island. The car rentals are a short walk from the port and there is a hotel at the port that will allow you to park the car overnight for $5. We would definitely take this cruise again if we ever get the chance. We had an amazing time!

A great way to see Hawaii

Pride of America Cruise Review by dmorrow7

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2018
  • Destination: Hawaii
We had a great experience with our first time on NCL. We chose this cruise to maximize our time in Hawaii by seeing as many islands as possible. Before cruising, we spent 4 nights in Kauai (which I would highly recommend!) and after the cruise another 3 days on Oahu.

For our first time in Hawaii, we feel we covered quite a bit in the two weeks we were there.

The staff was amazing on this ship. The Hotel Director and his assistant were particularly very welcoming and made our stay extra special. Although the ship is smaller and older than the ships we have cruised lately, it was clean and updated as much as possible. The cabin was the same as others we've had and there were plenty of dining options. We did find the Liberty dining room to be a more quiet dining experience then the Skyline so we enjoyed it most evenings. We received excellent service everywhere on the ship.

The Luau (in Kauai) excursion was amazing. Even though there were over 700 people (all from the ship), the plantation was well equip to handle that many for dinner/show. Enjoyed the food and the show very much.

We would recommend renting a car in Maui. The ship docks overnight and gives you plenty of time to explore the island. The car rentals are a short walk from the port and there is a hotel at the port that will allow you to park the car overnight for $5.

We would definitely take this cruise again if we ever get the chance. We had an amazing time!
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