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Old October 8th, 2007, 05:20 PM
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HI- I WANT TO GO TO HAWAII NEXT YEAR AND NCL IS THE ONLY CRUISE LINE THAT STARTS AND ENDS IN HAWAII. SINCE I HAVE ANIMALS AT HOME, I CAN'T BE CRUISING FOR LONGER THAN 7 DAYS (THAT'S THE LONGEST I CAN LEAVE THEM WITH SOMEONE ELSE). ANYWAY, ALL I KEEP HEARING FROM PEOPLE IS THAT PRIDE OF AMERICAN IS THE BEST OF THE THREE SHIPS AND THAT ISN'T REALLY SAYING MUCH.

I CAN'T TELL IF THE PEOPLE LEAVING NEGATIVE REMARKS ARE USED TO SAILING ON REALLY UPSCALE CRUISE LINES AND THAT'S WHY THE REMARKS OR IF THE SHIP IS JUST TRULY HORRIBLE AND I WOULD BE BETTER OFF DRIVING DOWN I-95 AND THROWING MY MONEY OUT THE WINDOW.

CAN ANYONE TELL ME ANYTHING POSITIVE ABOUT THE SHIP?
I'D APPRECIATE IT!!!!!
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Old October 9th, 2007, 12:04 PM
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We sailed her for our honeymoon and although we had some issues we had a great time. NCL is not Cunard Line and anyone who is looking for that level of service, will be disappointed. She is a beautiful ship and has a good crew. The activities will keep you entertained and the islands are the main attraction. Do not hesitate to sail this ship. I guess the best way to state it is that we will be going back for our fifth anniversary and will be sailing her again.
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one point i forgot to mention as you are coming from the east coast it is a long (8-9 hours) flight so plan on getting to the islands the day before she sails. That will give you the best possible trip. there is soooo much to do and see in Hawaii (Pearl Harbor is a DO NOT MISS) try to get a pet sitter and spend a few days before or after the cruise to explore the sights. a great place to stay is the Hilton Hawaiin Village in Honolou ( I still can not spell hawaiin places or names) feel free to email me with questions as I did a huge amount of research on our trip and love Hawaii.
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HI- I APPRECIATE ANYTHING YOU CAN TELL ME. I AM NOT A PICKY PERSON NOR A HIGH MAINTENANCE PERSON. IF THE BED IS MADE, I AM A HAPPY WOMAN. I AM NOT PICKY BUT THE ONLY THING THAT GETS ME IS RUDENESS AND LITTLE KIDS IN THE ADULT POOL- THAT'S ABOUT IT.
OTHER THAN THAT, I'M PRETTY COOL. I WENT ON RCL AND CELEBRITY- HAD A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE W/CELEBRITY - NORWALK VIRUS- BUT THAT'S A WHOLE 'NOTHER STORY. I WENT ON THE NCL DAWN THIS YEAR. I LIKED IT, BUT WASN'T QUITE WHAT I EXPECTED. NOW I KNOW MORE ABOUT THE FREESTYLE CRUISING, SO I CAN PACK BETTER THIS TIME AROUND. (I DIDN'T BRING MANY "NICE" OUTFITS- DON'T ASK ME WHAT I WAS THINKING!)

BUT I KEEP READING UP ON PEOPLE WHO HAVE GONE ON THESE AND ALL I KEEP HEARING IS HORRIBLE STAFF, RUDENESS, UNCLEAN, SMELLY YADDA YADDA.....

BUT APPARENTLY, YOU WENT ON IT AND IT WAS FINE...
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I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION FOR YOU. ON THE PRIDE OF AMERICA SHIP - IS THERE OR IS THERE NOT A CASINO ON BOARD? AT NIGHT WHEN THE SHIP IS IN MOTION, IS IT OPEN IF THERE IS ONE?
I READ IN THE CATALOG IN ITTY BITTY LETTERS SOMETHING THAT SAID (DON'T QUOTE ME) CASINO'S NOT AVAILABLE IN HAWAII.
I READ THAT TO MEAN THERE IS NOT ONE ON THE SHIP.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE DEAL IS WITH THAT?
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Hawaii law prohibits casino operations in their waters. So . . . no casino
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we wish we had brought formal clothes for our trip on her but it was our honeymoon and we had limited space as we were there for two weeks. but we loved it. enjoy!
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