Pride of Hawaii
Norwegian Cruise Lines' Pride of Hawaii Cruise Ship is scheduled to set sail for the first time in June of 2006. The NCL Pride of Hawaii will sail on seven-day, roundtrip itineraries from a departure port in Honolulu.
Pride of Hawaii Cruises will subsequently visit destinations on the four Hawaiian Islands: Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai and Maui. The Pride of Hawaii reviews and visits such specific destinations as Pearl Harbor, Volcanoes National Park, Kahului, Lahaina, the North Shore and Na Pali Coast.
Setting sail on Mondays, the Pride of Hawaii Cruise Ship will not only island hop but also offer some of the most exciting shore excursions around in the cruise line industry. Perfect for a weeklong family vacation or group outings, Pride of Hawaii Cruises plan to take Hawaiian cruising to a new plateau!
In addition to offering the cruising public an incredible travel experience characterized by top destinations and plenty of adventure, the NCL Pride of Hawaii will employ a company emphasis on Freestyle Cruising. NCL's Freestyle Cruising Program allows its guests to have flexible options when it comes to dining, entertainment and service accommodations aboard ships like the Pride of Hawaii Cruise Ship. Pride of Hawaii Reviews and descriptions of its onboard environment will be detailed later.
Pride of Hawaii - Accommodations
As for staterooms, the Pride of Hawaii Cruise Ship offers a variety of inside cabins, oceanviews with and without balconies, and suites.
Pride of Hawaii - Garden Villa
For those guests looking to go over the top, check out a Garden Villa suite, which comes complete with a living room, dining room, a private sundeck and three separate bathrooms which each contain a luxury bathroom. The eye-popping 5,750 sq ft Garden Villa has three separate bedrooms, each with a king- or queen-size bed, and a private luxury bath. One bedroom also features a full bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower. Butler service and concierge are available. Passengers staying in this amazing room have access to the exclusive concierge lounge and private courtyard area with pool, hot tub, and sundeck. Sleeps 6 adults, and has room for 2 rollaway beds and 3 cribs.
Pride of Hawaii - Owner's Suite
With over 790 sq ft, these suites include a living room, private balconies, dining room, separate bedroom with king-size bed, mini bar, and luxury bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower. Butler service and concierge are available. Those staying in the Owner's Suite have access to the concierge lounge and private courtyard area with pool, hot tub, and sundeck.
Pride of Hawaii - Courtyard Villa
Living area, private balcony, dining area, separate bedroom with queen-size bed, separate children's bedroom, and one bedroom features a luxury bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower. Butler and concierge service are available. Access to exclusive concierge lounge and private courtyard area with pool, hot tub, and sundeck.
Pride of Hawaii - Penthouse
The Pride of Hawaii Penthouse comes with a spacious living area, private balcony, dining area, separate bedroom with queen-size bed, separate children's bedroom, and luxury bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower. Butler service and concierge are available.
Pride of Hawaii - Romance Suite
Who ever said you couldn't measure true love in square feet! Designed with romance in mind, these suites include a living area, a private balcony, a spacious dining area, a bedroom with queen-size bed, and a luxury bath and shower. Butler service and concierge available upon request.
Pride of Hawaii - Mini-Suite
Other than the name, there's not much 'mini' about this suite. It has a large sitting area, private balcony, two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, and luxury bath and shower. (Staterooms for persons with disabilities have a shower only.) Concierge service is available.
Pride of Hawaii - Oceanview Stateroom w/ Balcony
One of the most popular of the NCL accommodations is the Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony-a perfect combination of affordability and luxury. This room has two lower beds, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass door opens to private balcony.
Pride of Hawaii - Oceanview Stateroom
The Oceanview Stateroom has two lower beds, a sitting area, and picture windows. Beautiful view of the sea is included at no extra charge.
Pride of Hawaii - Inside Stateroom
Surprisingly comfortable and spacious, the Inside Stateroom is great for anyone on a tighter budget. Still, there's no window and not an enormous amount of room compared to some of the other staterooms available.
Pride of Hawaii - Pride of Hawaii Reviews Destinations and Itineraries
The Pride of Hawaii Cruise Ship takes guests to Hawaiian destinations that are usually only a reality through pictures. After reading these descriptions of these destinations, you'll definitely want to make the transition from romanticized photographs of Hawaii to the real deal via an NCL Pride of Hawaii vacation. And when it ultimately comes to a perfect vision of Hawaii, it is really hard to fathom anything better than these Pride of Hawaii cruises.
Popular excursions during Pride of Hawaii cruises include surfing in the crystal-clear waters, lounging on beaches, kayaking through waterfalls and touring the rainforests.
Pride of Hawaii - Pride of Hawaii Reviews Oahu and Honolulu
Located on the island of Oahu, Honolulu will definitely be one of the most popular destinations during upcoming Pride of Hawaii Cruises. Besides being the state capital of Hawaii, Honolulu is famous for historical sites like Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. After visiting these touching sites, take surfing lessons at the famous Waikiki Beach or visit Pali Lookout in the Ko'olau Mountain Range during your NCL Pride of Hawaii cruise.
Pride of Hawaii - Pride of Hawaii Reviews the Big Island of Hawaii
The big island of Hawaii is nearly two times the size of the rest of the Hawaiian Islands combined. Dominated by volcanoes like Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, Hawaii and all its natural wonders will leave you breathless. As an example, NCL Pride of Hawaii guests will be amazed by the lush gardens, mighty volcanoes, and crystal lagoons in Hilo. While in Hilo, enjoy a romantic picnic under a waterfall, golf on the slopes of a volcano, or just snorkel in the inviting waters while cruising as a member of the Pride of Hawaii Cruise Ship.
Pride of Hawaii - Pride of Hawaii Reviews Maui
With three-fourths of Maui being uninhibited, this wonderful island conveys the feel of a national park for guests on Pride of Hawaii Cruises. Discover the splendid marine life in Maui, which is a hot spot for humpback whales and spinner dolphins. While in Kahului, visit the sacred Iao Valley, where residents often go to pay homage to their creator. Take part in such a sacred ceremony or just visit the lush waterfalls and gardens of Maui during your NCL Pride of Hawaii cruise.
Pride of Hawaii - Pride of Hawaii Reviews Kauai
The final island of Kauai is often described as Earth's "Garden of Eden." From the Na Pali Coast and Hanalei Valley to the Waimea Canyon and the Wai 'ale 'ale Crater, Kauai bustles with natural splendor and beauty. While in Kauai, snorkel and dive in protected coves where endangered sea turtles, frisky dolphins, moray eels and yellow tangs can be found.
Pride of Hawaii - 7-Day Roundtrip Honolulu Cruise
The NCL Pride of Hawaii will eventually begin with seven-day, roundtrip itineraries from a departure port in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. The Pride of Hawaii Cruise Ship then visits Hilo on the island of Hawaii and Kahului on Maui.
From here, these Pride of Hawaii cruises will then visit Nawiliwili on the island of Kauai for two days before returning to Honolulu. By visiting the big four Hawaiian islands and allowing plenty of time in these specific destinations, an NCL Pride of Hawaii cruise gives its passengers plenty of time to embark on shore excursions.
While this is an accurate representation of a Pride of Hawaii itinerary, please note that your itinerary may not be exactly as listed below. Simply contact at Cruise Network Cruise Specialist at 1-888-267-1232 or visit the 'Cruise Search' section of the website if you have any questions regarding your cruise itinerary.
|Mon.||Honolulu, Oahu||- -||8:00pm|
|Evening sail by Mount Kilauea|
|(Optional tour to Lanai is available)|
|Thu.||Kahului, Maui||- -||6:00pm|
|Sun.||Nawiliwili, Kauai||- -||6:00pm|
|Mon.||Honolulu, Oahu||7:00am*||- -|
Pride of Hawaii Reviews - Dining
The Pride of Hawaii Cruise Ship emphasizes Norwegian's Freestyle Cruising philosophy. This ultimately means that guests on Pride of Hawaii Cruises will have plenty of choices when it comes to dining, entertainment and accommodations. As an example, the Pride of Hawaii Cruise Ship houses many different restaurants for guests with different tastes and desires.
The Grand Pacific Main Dining Room has a seating capacity of 556, but you'll have plenty of elbow room at the table. This dining room was inspired by the 1st class dining rooms from the Matson Liner ships that sailed from San Francisco to Honolulu. Artwork around the room will be inspired by the exceptional menu covers from the Matson Line.
The other main dining room, the Alizar Main Dining Room, offers the diner a more modern ambiance. Through an interesting use of light and color, the room turns dining into an intimate and very enjoyable event. 310 people can sit at a time.
Paniolo Tapas & Salsa Restaurant is a very intimate restaurant; only 100 people dine at the same time. Taking its cue from the Hawaiian Cowboy (the 'paniolo'), as well as the cowboys of the far west, the restaurant features hot and spicy latin/tapas foods.
Cagney's Steakhouse offers a sizzling good time at the dinner table. This upscale restaurant seating 176 will be sure not to disappoint.
The Aloha Cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating areas; light fare is served here, such as salads, sandwiches, soups, and fruit dishes.
Jasmine Garden Asian Restaurant is a contemporary styled Japanese/Thai/Chinese restaurant complex that has cuisine to bring out the exotic desires of your taste buds. The sushi is exceptionally good, but you can't go wrong with the shashimi either. The teppanyaki room will prove a favorite feature. Seating capacity 108.
Oooh la la—Le Bistro French Restaurant will have you appreciating the rich and savory flavors of French cuisine. The colors and artwork of the Pacific Islands will perfectly compliment your cuisine. Seating capacity 129.
Home cooked Italian cuisine in the middle of the Pacific? That's what you'll find at Casual Italian eatery called Papa's Italain Kitchen. Pizza, calzones, spaghetti, and more will tempt you and your taste buds.
Finally, the Blue Lagoon is a quaint little restaurant where one can relax with a cup of coffee or tea and have a pastry (or two—c'mon, you're on vacation!). For a similar feel, check out the Aloha Bar, which serves frozen coffees, espressos, and more.
Pride of Hawaii - Entertainment
For those guests looking to hang out somewhere more sophisticated, check out these options on the Pride of Hawaii Cruise Ship.
Adults can spend their nights smoking stogies at the Corona Cigar Club or enjoying some fine drink selections at Magnum's Champagne and Wine Bar or Tankards Beer and Whiskey Bar. As you can tell from their names, they all have different ambiances.
With a seating capacity of 48, Mixer's Martini & Cocktail Bar, features stellar service in an intimate setting. The Star Bar is roughly the same size as Mixer's; it has lots of cocktail tables and chairs—perfect for conversation with friends old and new.
The Spinnaker Lounge is a rather large venue (it seats 372), with large windows looking out over the bridge and a stage/dance floor. No need to avert your eyes—the Medusa Cabaret Lounge & Nightclub puts on great shows and often has live music.
Although the name might be a little hard to pronounce, there's nothing difficult about visit the Balitlai, a 'beach shack bar' with a remote island theme.
For those passengers looking for a caffeine rush, visit the Aloha Atrium and Java Cafe Passengers can also take in live shows at the Stardust Theater or relax in the comfort of a novel while in this ship's library.
Pride of Hawaii - Activities
Whether it's enjoying some poolside drinks and food from the bar and grill at the Waikiki Beach Pool Area or relaxing in one of the 6 hot tubs onboard the ship, there are man ways for you to relax onboard Pride of Hawaii.
Relieving some stress via the saunas in the Yin & Yang Health Spa and Beauty Salon, or working off last night's cheesecake in the Body Waves Fitness Center---you'll be feelin' good on Pride of Hawaii.
Besides the Fitness Center, you'll be able to put a couple miles under your belt on the jogging track. Or, for a little competition with something other than a stopwatch, get your game on at the Basketball/Vollyeball/Tennis Court.
Visit the Adult Activity Center, which is somewhat like an arcade for the big kids in us all. Go on a spending spree or simply window shop in the Galleria. You can also roam through the Art Gallery and check out its selection of award-winning works of art. Or, if you're looking for a gift for that special golf-lover in your life---or one for yourself---head over to NCL's Golf Hawaii Pro Shop. (Golf, after all, is a very popular shore excursion option for cruisers in Hawaii.)
Sometimes, though, even cruises are about taking care of some business. Well, Pride of Hawaii has ultra-modern Business Center & Meeting Rooms, with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment and plenty of room for small and large groups to sit.
Pride of Hawaii - Activities for the Kids
The Wipe Out Club and the Keiki Kids Club are two great places for the younger passengers onboard to visit. Kids will also like the Sapphire Kid's Pool, where trained life guards are always keeping out a watchful eye (parents have the chance to slip away, if they desire).
Oh, and don't forget that if you need to keep up with e-mail, Pride of Hawaii cruises have you covered with the Internet Cafe
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