In my opinion there is no better way to see 4 Hawaiian islands than by taking the Pride of America. This cruise was the 4th sailing of this cruise since NCL started up again. Overall we thought every part of the cruise was very good. Check in was all of 10 minutes and we were on board. We were very pleased to get a balcony upgrade - this was our first hint that the cruise was sailing at less than half capacity (42% to be official). Our room on Deck 8 was excellent and in very good condition. Our view from the balcony could have been nicer but it worked for us. We met our cabin steward once (Cesar?) but he kept our cabin nice and clean. The ship was in excellent condition and kept that way during our voyage. The food was usually very good in both the buffet area and the Skyline Restaurant (kudos to a waiter from NY named John). The only bad meal was the specialty Il Forno - nothing about that dining experience was redeemable. The entertainment was very good with very good variety. The ports are working freight areas and are nothing to look at. In Maui it is a depressing trek to the street area to get an Uber. The free drink package was great but the poor bar tenders were hard pressed to keep up with demand. The bar on Deck 5 was usually the only open one and those poor bar tenders could not keep up with demand. I will review our port activities (all were booked on our own) at the port section. The coffee was dreadful!!! I know it has to be hard to make that much coffee quickly but at each port my first priority was finding some good coffee. Great cruise - more expensive than the cruises we usually take but there is no better way to see as much as we saw of Hawaii.
In excellent condition and very functional. Bathroom just a tad worn.