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Lori Byrrne

Age: 65

Occupation:Business Owner

Number of Cruises: 8

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Pride of America

Sailing Date: December 16th, 2006

Itinerary: Hawaii

This is a first for me I have never posted a review. I read all the reviews about this cruise and was really afraid that we made a mistake booking it. We decided to go with an open mind. We had a wonder full cruise from start to finish and I am so glad we went.

We got on board early with no problems then went right to the Pink Champagne lounge to book our dinners. We tried all the restaurants and like them all. The service was good and the food better than we have had on most or our cruises. The décor in the dinning rooms are beautiful and our favorite was the Lazy J steak house. The Bistro was really special but it is fine dinning and takes at least 21/2 hours so don’t go if you are in a hurry. I also think this is not a place for small children. I was impressed by the buffet set up for just the kids in the Aloha cafe.

We were upgraded to a balcony cabin and it was small but well laid out and we felt it compared to the other cabins on other cruise lines. Our cabin was keep clean and bed turned down every night.

We loved the ports and rented a car on each Island. We didn’t take any excursions so I can’t comment on them but we enjoyed exploring on our own. One thing we learned is that Thrifty car rental cannot handle the business they are getting. Everyone has heard on line that it is the place to rent a car and so they have these long lines while the others were open and getting people into their vehicles with no wait. I would try someone else next time.

Entertainment on the ship is limited and we only went to one show which was not very good. The band for late night dancing was good but we were pretty tired after our days in port so only went out three of the nights. The staff was wonderful to us. Very polite and went out of their way to make us happy. I felt it was the best crew we have ever sailed with.

We stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village before and after the cruise and had a good experience.
All in all we felt we got a great deal for our money and can’t wait to sail on the Pride of Hawaii with our family.





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