If you want to fly, catch a ’round the islands’
Other cruise lines must sail from California, spending more time at sea, or offer one-way sailings.
Aloha from the only cruise ship that sails from Honolulu on your timetable, in a journey from one exotic island to the next, where you’ll get to island hop in style, with 15 restaurants and bars, excellent accommodations and balconies, perfect for witnessing Kilauea Volcano. Based in Honolulu, Pride of America departs on seven-night voyages to Maui and Kauai, in a unique itinerary, and the latest Cruise Ship Tour offers a look at Norwegian Cruise Line’s 2, Pride of America, the only one in the market that operates year-round. If you are considering a cruise, we’ve listed a few things you should know.
The rooms are small
Having the balcony makes the room feel larger, so it’s worth the increased cost, especially if you’re on the port side, and the Deck 9 is good as you’ll rarely need to use an elevator, so if you care about having space, just book a suite. You need to know in order to have proper expectations, even if this is not an issue, as they are fit for just two people and sometimes you have to climb over the bed to get to the bathroom, which has a shower big enough to fit one adult.
There are a lot of reasons to take a cruise, so start planning your adventure! The Pride of America tour is part of our series for an inside look on passenger vessels. It’s easy to forget that Hawaii is about the beaches, skyscrapers, Honolulu, the main island and the other eight islands, but there is no better way of remembering than seeing all the beauty it has to offer.
There are 19 dining options
As it can be seen, Pride of America is filled with eateries and showrooms which appeal to the audience and many of them feature an America theme, as it is flagged in the United States, a requirements for operating sailings.
The tradition started in the 1900s when a freight company got into the passenger line, when tourists expressed interest as the company’s founder opened up ships for travel.
There are three words you will come to know: aloha (its true meaning is “love”), mahalo and ohana
There are 10 floors, 10 elevators, 11 restaurants and 2450 guests, so our advice is to use the maps religiously, and be OK with getting lost while cruising, because it just means you’ll find yourself at the library, shops, Mandara Spa or Pink Champagne bar, although it is Hawaii that makes this a great trip. The guides are easy to spot as they are tall and dressed in the most colourful suits, treating you like ohana, even when you’re a very excited cruiser. You’ll travel to Kona, then to lush Kauai, and each island has its own personality: Maui is adventurous, Kona is vibrant, while Kauai is the greenest, but everywhere you’ll encounter the glorious heat, as well as the presence of pineapples.