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We choose this cruise for it's itinerary which was terrific. Two days in Maui, two days on the Big Island and two days on Kauai allows plenty of time to be on the islands, especially with no all aboard times the first day in Maui and Kauai since the ship stays in port overnight. The service at the Skyline restaurant was painfully slow at times and the food was just okay. The main buffet restaurant was very slow to replenish food and utensils and again the food was just okay. Also, the ship had way too many pay restaurants and small shops to sell you extra items. (like gelato, nice looking bakery items, etc.). It felt like the ship was trying to nickel and dime you every chance they got. I am not much of a drinker but $99 per day (and all members of your state room had to pay the $99 even if they were not drinking) is very excessive. If you are going on this cruise to drink, please factor this into your overall cost. The staterooms are small, but very well designed and you can get a lot of stuff into the space and then easily put your suite cases under the bed. We had an inside stateroom and easily got two checked bags and two large carry on bags with 2 weeks of clothes and supplies into the stateroom and hid the bags under the bed for the entire cruise. We mostly did our own excursions and rented a car at most locations. This is certainly the way to go if you don't mind doing planning ahead of the trip. The ship excursions are very expensive. Overall the staff on the ship were very nice, just to always very efficient. The shows we saw were well done. Comedian Michael Summerville was terrific and the magician was very good too.

Great Itinerary - Service Just So So and Too many extra costs

Pride of America Cruise Review by dclsbg1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Inside
We choose this cruise for it's itinerary which was terrific. Two days in Maui, two days on the Big Island and two days on Kauai allows plenty of time to be on the islands, especially with no all aboard times the first day in Maui and Kauai since the ship stays in port overnight.

The service at the Skyline restaurant was painfully slow at times and the food was just okay. The main buffet restaurant was very slow to replenish food and utensils and again the food was just okay. Also, the ship had way too many pay restaurants and small shops to sell you extra items. (like gelato, nice looking bakery items, etc.). It felt like the ship was trying to nickel and dime you every chance they got.

I am not much of a drinker but $99 per day (and all members of your state room had to pay the $99 even if they were not drinking) is very excessive. If you are going on this cruise to drink, please factor this into your overall cost.

The staterooms are small, but very well designed and you can get a lot of stuff into the space and then easily put your suite cases under the bed. We had an inside stateroom and easily got two checked bags and two large carry on bags with 2 weeks of clothes and supplies into the stateroom and hid the bags under the bed for the entire cruise.

We mostly did our own excursions and rented a car at most locations. This is certainly the way to go if you don't mind doing planning ahead of the trip. The ship excursions are very expensive.

Overall the staff on the ship were very nice, just to always very efficient.

The shows we saw were well done. Comedian Michael Summerville was terrific and the magician was very good too.
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The staterooms are small, but very well designed and you can get a lot of stuff into the space and then easily put your suite cases under the bed. We had an inside stateroom and easily got two checked bags and two large carry on bags with 2 weeks of clothes and supplies into the stateroom and hid the bags under the bed for the entire cruise.
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