Number of Cruises: 6
Cruise Line: Norwegian
Ship: Pride of Aloha
Sailing Date: November 6th, 2006
Norwegian Cruise Lines America
Pride of Aloha Cruise Review
We were pleasantly surprised with our most recent cruise. I had read disturbing reports of other cruisers concerning this cruise. My husband and I have wanted to visit Hawaii for sometime and just decided we would go and enjoy the islands and not expect pampering. To our surprise we found that for the most part, the service was good and the staff very friendly. The Captain's party was a real treat. We ate early and did not have to wait long. The last night of our cruise we were late getting to dinner and did wait a long time, so my advice is to dine early. It was so neat that the captain turned the ship so the passengers could view the lava flow of the volcano at night, it is quite a sight! One of the highlights of our trip was going on a tour of Kaui with a man named Eduardo Valencia. We found him on the web at his website http://www.tresbros.com. He really went the extra mile and gave us such a great history of the island and took us to so many beautiful places that the ships tours did not. I would also recommend renting a car and driving the road to Hana on Maui. It is really a WOW and the road has been re-done and is not bad to drive. It is so beautiful!
Our room was smaller than we were used to but was always kept clean and well serviced. We used the hand sanitizers each time before dining and were not aware of any illnesses on the ship. I think this is a great way to visit the islands of Hawaii.