Number of Cruises: 1
Cruise Line: Norwegian
Ship: Pride of Aloha
Sailing Date: January 15th, 2006
Norwegian Cruise Line
Pride of Aloha Cruise Review
This was our first cruise and our first trip to the islands of Hawaii. We enjoyed every minute of the trip. We were met at the airport and after delivering our luggage to the bus, we got to the ship and checked in with no trouble at all. We found our room and we were pleased with the accommodations. It had a nice closet and the bathroom was all that was needed. We had a room with a balcony and the only complaint was that smokers had been in the room and it was still smelly from smoke. We talked to our room steward and she came by to spray a couple times and it got better and leaving the door open helped. We enjoyed the Longboard very much and the Sports Trivia each day at 4:30 was fun. Ask for Ryan--he's a riot. We also ate in The Crossings and had a good meal each time. The Lanai up on the 11th deck was good for breakfast and a nice view. We enjoyed Hilo and Kona the most. If you want a good tour in Hilo--ask for Stanley at Swan Tours. We took the tour to the Volcano, Rainbow Falls and the Macadamia nut plant. He would have stopped other places but we had been to most other stops. He was a good tour guide. We enjoyed the Luau--the sunset was gorgeous. We took the Fern Grotto tour in Kauai and enjoyed it. We also did the Lahainna on your Own tour and that is not to be missed. Make sure you see the Banyan Tree.
It was our first cruise and first trip to Hawaii and we were not dissappointed. We will definitely go back.