Pride of America Cruise Review by susie2515
- Sail Date: February 2019
- Destination: Hawaii
- Cabin Type: Family Balcony
I'm so glad we booked everything in advance so we didn't waist precious time and knew exactly what was planned each day. We booked excursions to the WWII Memorial, Road to Hana on Maui, Volcanoes Nat'L Park and a doors-off helicopter ride over Kauai! We decided to keep a couple of days open to enjoy Kona on the Big Island and the beach in Kauai before the 1:30 all-aboard.
The early check-in process really, really streamlined the embarkation process. The disembarkation was a bit congested but not too bad at all, really, but then again we weren't in hurry to leave either.
Freestyle dining is the way to go. We did manage to make a reservation at the very popular East Meets West. Unfortunately, we did not get the chance to enjoy any of the specialty restaurants. We ran the deck too for exercise and took advantage of a couple of shows. The wine tasting was a pleasant experience too.
We encountered some friendly crew members who spoke to us about what it was like to work on the ship, their families and their goals. Another great experience were the passengers too. Most everyone was respectful, polite and friendly. Cruising with nice people just adds to the cruising experience.
I've only been on 3, but this was the BEST cruise ever and would recommend this trip to anyone who is planning to experience Hawaii for the first time.
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