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Pride of America Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Better than Expected!

Review for Pride of America to Hawaii
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Dec 2022
Cabin: Penthouse with Large Balcony
Traveled with children

I would post a review under their review page, but I feel like that is a space for people who need to create an account and vent about issues they have. I used these boards and asked many questions with this community prior to going on my PoA cruise, so thought I'd give a summary here and allow anyone who had any follow-up questions to post those and I would respond as best I could since I did a lot of research and took a lot of notes.

General Info - Our cruise was 12/17 to 12/24, we had nine of us with six of us (wife and I and 4 of our kids) in a suite in 13522 and my mother-in-law and two other kids in a regular cabin on the 9th floor.

First I should note that because one of my rooms was a suite, I (unexpectedly) was treated to a handful of suite features that I wasn't expecting and likely wouldn't be available to all. To that point, embarkation was really quick and easy as we were shuttled into a VIP roped off area and given drinks and snacks while we got all of our room details and room cards prepared. That's where we also met our Concierge Chris, who told us all of our suite advantages we'd receive. The main one that was legit compared to my other room was having access to go to Cagney's for breakfast and lunch, and only suite folks were allowed in there, so there was no wait and the food was like an all-star list of best of the best foods you'd want to eat for breakfast or lunch. And you only need one suite key card to get your whole group seated, even though we had non-suite guests with us. So it was nice they didn't micromanage which family members were actually in the suite or not. But we ate at Cagney's immediately upon getting on the boat and by the time we were done, our rooms were ready for us to go into.

Cabin Review

Penthouse with Large Balcony

Cabin was fantastic. A bit on a small side for a penthouse suite to sleep 6 (which often turned into 7 when my teen didn't want to sleep with grandma in the other cabin). But overall, Peter the Butler was amazing and the room was one of only four rooms I could see on the ship that had a balcony that opened to the pool area and other guests, so it was fun to sit out and people-watch rather than just looking at ocean shore like most balconies I've had on other cruises.

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