NCL Pride of America - February 23, 2013

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#1
Miami, Florida
133 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Professional couple here from Miami, 34 and 33 y/o, going on this cruise around the Hawaiian Islands. Anyone joining us?
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#2
Denver, Colorado, USA
3 Posts
Joined Aug 2013
Hi there, just curious how your experience was on Pride of America? My partner and I are considering going in Nov. Appreciate any feedback you would have.
#3
Miami, Florida
133 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Hello! My husband and I went to Hawaii for our 10 year anniversary and we had a great time. The cruise ship is okay, good for a floating hotel in which you can unpack once and see all the islands. We never ate in the main dining rooms, only specialty restaurants, which were good. The entertainment options onboard were not very good and most of the ship felt deserted after 10 PM. We are in our mid thirties and we were the youngest passengers onboard. The crew/staff say the typical passenger is either " newlywed or nearly dead." The service was average , most of the crew is American and definitely noticed the difference in the quality of service compared to other ships. Otherwise the excursions were great and we enjoyed our time in Hawaii.


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RCI Vision of the Seas October 18, 2014
RCI Oasis of the Seas May 10, 2014
Celebrity Silhoutte February 16, 2014
RCI Liberty of the Seas January 23, 2014
NCL Norwegian Pearl October 18, 2013
RCI Brilliance of the Seas October 6, 2013
NCL Pride of America February 23, 2013
RCI Independence of the Seas December 8, 2012
RCI Majesty of the Seas May 25, 2012
RCI Allure of the Seas May 6, 2012
RCI Liberty of the Seas January 26, 2012
RCI Allure of the Seas October 30, 2011
#4
Denver, Colorado, USA
3 Posts
Joined Aug 2013
Thanks so much for your reply. Your experience is consistent with what we had heard. We have sailed on several other NCL trips and have always found the staff friendly and helpful. Some of the friends we have made that work for NCL have said the experience on the POA could be a little different. We will most likely give it a try, it seems to be a great way to see a lot of Hawaii in 7 days.....thanks again!
#5
Miami, Florida
133 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Your welcome! You will enjoy it, just go in expecting it won't be like your typical NCL cruise.


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RCI Vision of the Seas October 18, 2014
RCI Oasis of the Seas May 10, 2014
Celebrity Silhoutte February 16, 2014
RCI Liberty of the Seas January 23, 2014
NCL Norwegian Pearl October 18, 2013
RCI Brilliance of the Seas October 6, 2013
NCL Pride of America February 23, 2013
RCI Independence of the Seas December 8, 2012
RCI Majesty of the Seas May 25, 2012
RCI Allure of the Seas May 6, 2012
RCI Liberty of the Seas January 26, 2012
RCI Allure of the Seas October 30, 2011
#6
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, US
16 Posts
Joined Feb 2008
Hi there, I know this is an old thread, but I just wanted to say thanks for posting your thoughts on this NCL cruise. My husband and I are maybe thinking about it as an upcoming last-minute vacation to get a taste of Hawaii (his first time, and I haven't been since I was a kid).

Best,
Jeff
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Pride of America: Hawaii (Feb 21, 2015)
Maasdam: New England/Canada (June 7, 2014)
Grand Princess: Greek Isles (Nov 6, 2009)
Coral Princess: Alaska (Sep 1, 2008)
#7
Miami, Florida
133 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
You will love it! We would not hesitate to do it again.


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RCI Vision of the Seas October 18, 2014
RCI Oasis of the Seas May 10, 2014
Celebrity Silhoutte February 16, 2014
RCI Liberty of the Seas January 23, 2014
NCL Norwegian Pearl October 18, 2013
RCI Brilliance of the Seas October 6, 2013
NCL Pride of America February 23, 2013
RCI Independence of the Seas December 8, 2012
RCI Majesty of the Seas May 25, 2012
RCI Allure of the Seas May 6, 2012
RCI Liberty of the Seas January 26, 2012
RCI Allure of the Seas October 30, 2011