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My family and I just returned from our first cruise with NCL, and this time we set sail on the Pride of America to do a full tour of Hawaii.

This was our 10th cruise overall, and we decided to spoil ourselves by booking the Owner’s Suite. The Owner’s Suite was an absolutely amazing room with some tremendous perks, much more than I ever would have expected.

I have stayed in many suites in the past on various cruise ships, but nothing compared to the Owner’s Suite on this ship. The concierge, as well as the butler, went out of their way to give us the best week possible. A private suite dinner for our whole family was also easily arranged.

The dining was very good as the food was great in just about all of the restaurants. Dinner in the Liberty was great, seek out the waitress Gracie, she is the best! Breakfast in the Skyline was a bit of a disappointment though, we definitely expected a little bit more from there.

We ate at the specialty restaurant East Meets West and had a great time there, Little Italy was also a very good choice.

The poolside bars as well as Cadillac Diner left something to be desired though, as the daily hamburgers began to lose their taste after a few days.

As for the ports, this was a great trip to see all of the Hawaii islands without having to set-up a special trip to each one. The itinerary that NCL put together here is definitely impressive and one that we enjoyed.

This particular cruise is not one which I would do again with NCL simply because the shore excursions and such were not what I expected. NCL itself though and the ship with this statement more than met our expectations.

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I would not reccomend this cruise to others.

I think this cruise is suitable for Young Families.

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commentsAbout Tysons Family

Date of Birth: 08/Jul/1968
Country: San Francisco, CA
Sail Date: 01/Sep/2012

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