Number of Cruises: 4
Cruise Line: Norwegian
Ship: Pride of Aloha
Sailing Date: October 8th, 2004
Just came back today from the hawaiian cruise. We had a wonderful time. I want to make some suggestions for futire cruisers, so you don't waste your time complaining and being in a bad mood, because you are in Hawaii!
My party and myself boarded the ship around 3 pm, there was no line at all. There was no one in front of us, it took maybe 10 minutes and then we were free to board. Those people that get there early or right at 1 pm, I can see that they have to wait.
The waiters and waitresses in the resturants are all very nice, if you talk to them you will hear that there are a lot of people that left because the work was too hard for them. The reason it takes a long time to get your food (sometimes not all the time) is that there are not enough staff. Don't be rude to them if you watch you can see the are working their butts off.
The ports of call are great! The tours were all arranges very well, no problem finding the tour locations, and all the tour operators were very friendly and informative about the islands.
The ship itself was clean, I keep reading about dirty rooms and the public areas being dirty, I have no idea where these people were, not on the same cruise as me.
The shows were all very nice, if you go to the late show there will not be a problem getting a good seat.
The last thing I have to stay is remember you are on vacation, in a very beautiful place, chill out! I saw so many people getting mad at the stupidest things, like when they ran out of towels this woman began screaming about never going on this cruise line again.
We had a great time and this cruise was a great way of seeing the islands and knowing which one we would like to go and visit again.