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There is no better introduction to Hawaii than this cruise around the islands, and NCL must know this so they run this wonderful itinerary on a poorly rehabilitated ship. Everywhere I looked I saw rust, cabin toilets broke down and guest services, while they talked a good game, only seemed to half care. Noise complaint about adjacent cabin was countered with earplugs and chocolate covered strawberries. Food was only fair and even premium restaurants lacked what one would expect on a cruise like this one. The pool deck is small and crowded and deck service was lacking. With all that said, it still was one of the most amazing cruises I have ever been on but only because of the itinerary and not much to do with NCL. Excursions offered by NCL were good but there are better offered from the many other excursion operators. The pre-cruise hotel, Park Shore Waikiki was in a primo location but is not a food hotel as it lacks amenities and is in need of an upgrade.

Great Itinerary on a shoddy ship

Pride of America Cruise Review by Replac

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2019
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
There is no better introduction to Hawaii than this cruise around the islands, and NCL must know this so they run this wonderful itinerary on a poorly rehabilitated ship.

Everywhere I looked I saw rust, cabin toilets broke down and guest services, while they talked a good game, only seemed to half care. Noise complaint about adjacent cabin was countered with earplugs and chocolate covered strawberries.

Food was only fair and even premium restaurants lacked what one would expect on a cruise like this one.

The pool deck is small and crowded and deck service was lacking.

With all that said, it still was one of the most amazing cruises I have ever been on but only because of the itinerary and not much to do with NCL.

Excursions offered by NCL were good but there are better offered from the many other excursion operators.

The pre-cruise hotel, Park Shore Waikiki was in a primo location but is not a food hotel as it lacks amenities and is in need of an upgrade.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BC 8170
Small cabin, tiny balcony, thin walls. Toilets broke down on 2 separate occasions with the last taking over 12 hours to return to service.
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