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 Pride of America

Inaugurated during the summer of 2005 after an incident where the ship actually sank during construction. The Pride of America was made from the hull of former U.S. Cruise Lines (American Hawaii Cruises and others) that went bankrupt shortly after 9/11. She is unique in design and will serve the Hawaiian Islands year around offering a 7-day, 4-island itinerary. The Pride of America is the first U.S. flagged ship in over a half of a century and features and American crew.

Overall Rating
Family Friendly
Shore Excursions

 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Sue Adams 73 8 Hawaii

    Two ladies off to Hawaii! I have cruised on two NCL cruises before and am sold on Freestyle cruising. I am no longer interested in having to dress up, assigned dinner table or time or more

    57 users found this review helpful.
  • Beebee 62 1 Hawaii

    This was our first cruise and it more than met our expectations. We were totally comfortable - treated like very special guests. It was a pleasure. Overall the food was fairly good. more

    38 users found this review helpful.
  • Steve Katz 49 4 Hawaii

    We were skeptical upon reading some of the reviews. We usually stay at Four Seasons Resorts, but since we did an entire family cruise(13 of us), we decided to try this one. Boy, did we have more

    87 users found this review helpful.
  • Cecelia Garrett 63 1 Hawaii

    After a nine hour flight from Houston, it took over 90 min to check-in, due to computer problems. It was not a good start for my first, and probably only, cruise - the one I had always wanted. more

    50 users found this review helpful.
  • Dave 59 2 Hawaii

    Just got back and after reading all the negative reviews before I went and I have to say one thing-DO NOT PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS!!. The staff was great - very polite more

    112 users found this review helpful.
  • Bill 50 5 Hawaii

    Contrary to some reviews we found the staff to be very friendly and courteous. We saw no rudeness whatsoever directed at customers although we did hear some grumbling about supervisors. more

    63 users found this review helpful.
  • James Miller 54 4 Hawaii

    I had read all the reviews of this ship prior to making our plans and was kinda of leary but I was pleasantly surprised. This being our 4th cruise but first with NCL overall they did a good more

    122 users found this review helpful.
  • Cam 39 4 Hawaii

    Let's first start out with: I pulled out the sofa bed to prepare my toddler's sleeping area. There was a couple of packs of Marlboro cigarettes embeddd in the bedding!! It was disgusting more

    23 users found this review helpful.
  • Frederick 43 1 Hawaii

    Overall, we found this cruise to be EXCELLENT. The service was outstanding and the ship ammenities very good. Our three children (ages 8, 6, and 5) were very sad to leave. Although my wife and more

    61 users found this review helpful.
  • Mark 47 2 Hawaii

    We researched POA before going and felt it would allow us to see more of Hawaii then any other plan with the money we had. We saw some negative reviews before going and had set our more

    268 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Capacity (double occupancy):2144
  • Builder:Lloyd Werft
  • Full Capacity:2440
  • Inaugurated:2005
  • Space Ratio:37.7 / 33.1
  • Gross Tonnage:81,000gt
  • Crew:1000
  • Length:921 feet / 281 m