Number of Cruises: 1
Cruise Line: Norwegian
Ship: Pride of Aloha
Sailing Date: July 4th, 2004
Itinerary: Hawaiian islands
I recently returned from the inaugural cruise of the Pride of Aloha. The itinerary was fantastic. One and a half days in Kauai. One day in Kona, Hawaii. One day in Hilo, Hawaii, and two days in Maui. That is the reason I chose this ship and this cruise. I wanted to see all four islands at a reasonable price ($799.00). I would have paid almost this much just to get to four islands with air transportation. The ship was beautiful. The food was acceptable. It was not 5 * quality food, and neither was the service. If you are looking for a gourmet food spread 24 hours a day, this is NOT the cruise for you. If you are looking for fun on four of the Hawaiian islands and using the ship for food and lodging, this is the cruise for you. I found my fun on the excursions (which I booked mostly on my own since NCL charged exhorbitant prices for the same excursions).
The entertainment was okay. I questioned a couple of the shows as they were not family entertainment, especially the "Mr. Producer" production where girls were running around in panties and bras doing dirty dancing moves, and the one singer was singing about "tits" and "party from hell". Not my idea of entertainment.
Overall, the crew needs to get some things together, but this was the inaugural cruise and I expect they will get better at their job. It was well worth the money to me as I enjoyed the islands and getting to see all four islands for such a reasonable price.