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Pride of America Review

4.5 / 5.0
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2254 reviews
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Good time overall. Unsure of what to expect.

Review for Pride of America to Hawaii
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Nov 2019
Cabin: Family Oceanview Picture Window
Traveled with children
Dessert in Teppanyaki
Dog towel animal

Embarkation: Super easy and quick. We were early (second in line to wait for security) as we wanted to drop off our luggage and check-in prior to going to Pearl Harbor. Ladies and girls will get a beautiful orchid lei and men and boys will get a shell lei. Check in was a breeze at the counter. I'm sure if you hit the wrong time, you would have a bit of a wait. I'm sure the Platinum or higher line would help with the queue if you have that status and used it as it didn't snake around the terminal as the cattle call line.

Entertainment (shows): The two main shows were great... if you can make it to them. Many others have mentioned that since there are no sea days, you're typically in port exploring Hawaii and after a full day of excursions and walking, you want to eat and sleep. We also caught the magician Jason Andrews twice and the up close magic in Mardi Gras was really cool. We saw the comedian once for the family show and he was really funny. It was way over the kids heads so they weren't too impressed.

Behind the Scenes Tour: This was subpar as compared to other BtSTs we've done. This is a perk for attaining Platinum and above. It ocurred on Friday at 9:30am (Nawilliwilli, Kauai). It is hosted by CruiseNext staff taking you to the stage area, dressing rooms for performers, laundry, galley, provisions and a walk along "Route 66" (I-95 for many of the other ships). I'm used to actually seeing and hearing from the heads of those departments and having access to speaking with them on other tours.

Cabin Review

Family Oceanview Picture Window

Stateroom: We had an oceanview 4018 forward which was an "upgrade" since the price had gone down. I usually book mid or aft rooms. I'll have to think long and hard before asking for an upgrade due to a price reduction. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it doesn't. Since the waters around Hawaii seemed rougher, my kids felt the motion much more. They've gone on a dozen or more cruises each so they should have some sea legs. Us adults didn't seem bothered by the motion. Wayne C Stateroom steward was good. Kept the room well stocked. Removed the minibar items promptly and even folded two towel animals.

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