This was our second cruise with NCL and we had reasonably high expectations after our first expresence on the Gem. Sadly we were some what disappointed, this ship is on a constant 7 day cycle around the Hawaiian Islands and its overuse without refurbishment means the ship is looking and even feeling
tired. The cabins were adequate but a bit on the small side, on the plus side the cabin attendants were excellent.
The food on board left lots to be desired. Lots of fatty, cheesy and other unhealthy options. Maybe they are catering for the American market but there is a need to offer food which looks good tastes good and is generally good for you. We had a meal in the Italian restaurant as a treat, thinking it must be better if there is a surcharge. Not so, my daughter ordered a lobster linguine which was quite inedible as the fish tasted and smelt off. When we spoke to the maitre de he very quickly and brusquely offered to get another of the same, why he thought we would want more of the same rubbish I don't know. They did not offer a different dish or a refund which was very disappointing. Again on the upside the only other time we tried a meal at the Jefferson restaurant I gave it 5 stars. The crew in general were reasonably helpful without going that bit extra. The itinerary of the ship is very good and means that one can get a good look at the main islands an tourist hotspots. The cost of this cruise is quite expensive compared to what NCL offer in the rest of the world but I guess they pretty much have the monopoly in Hawaii which shows in the pricing.
Overall it seems that NCL are happily milking a good profit from this ship while putting very little back into either crew or ship.
These suites include two lower beds that convert to a queen and a double sofa bed; extra bedroom that includes two lower beds that convert to a queen and additional bedding to accommodate two guests; two bathrooms with showers and two TVs. Butler and concierge service available.
Living room, private balcony, two separate bedrooms (one with a king-size bed and walk-in-closet and one with two lower convertible beds) a pullman sofa, two TVs, two bathrooms one with bath and shower. Butler service and concierge available.
Living room with double sofa bed, private balcony, two separate bedrooms one with a queen-size bed and one with a single sofa bed and three TVs. Butler service and concierge available.
Aft-Facing Large Balcony The aft-facing balcony offers truly incredible views and a great way to feel the ocean breeze. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area with a single sofa and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a large private balcony.
Balcony Stateroom These balcony staterooms are located either forward or aft. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with amazing views.
Living room with double sofa bed, baby grand piano, CD/DVD library, two TVs, dining room, private balcony with hot tub and dining area, separate bedroom with king-size bed and walk-in-closet, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower and guest bathroom. Butler service and concierge available.
These suites include a bedroom with king-size bed, walk-in closet, and luxury bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower, a double sofa bed and double murphy bed. Also features two TVs and a large private balcony. Butler service and concierge available.
Family Balcony These staterooms are great family accommodations. Bring the family and spread out in comfort. Features two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa, as well as a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony.
Family Oceanview Pride of America's Oceanview Staterooms have plenty of room for the family with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, plus two pull down beds. Not to mention the incredible views from the large picture window.
Guarantee Balcony A Guarantee stateroom (GTY) guarantees a Balcony stateroom or better! Please note that the view from your balcony may be fully obstructed or partially obstructed. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.
A Guarantee stateroom (GTY) guarantees an Inside stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.
Guarantee Oceanview A Guarantee stateroom (GTY) guarantees an Oceanview stateroom or better! Please note that the view may be fully obstructed, partially obstructed, porthole or picture window. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.
Family Inside Pride of America's Inside Staterooms are a great way for the whole family to cruise. With room for up to four guests these staterooms offer two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as pull down beds to accommodate two more.
Mid-Ship Inside These staterooms contain two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding in some to accommodate more guests. And because they are mid-ship, you'll have easy access to all the exciting activities and delicious dining options on board.
Inside An Inside stateroom is the most affordable way for you to cruise. These staterooms can sleep up to four guests, with two pull-down beds and two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed.
Large Balcony Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and a sofa bed. The large balcony offers incredible views.
Mid-Ship Balcony These Mid-Ship Balcony Staterooms are located on a middle deck and offer easy access to great restaurants, activities and more. This stateroom includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, a convertible sofa to accommodate more, a sitting area and balcony with fantastic views.
Mid-Ship Oceanview These Oceanview Staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as two pull down beds. Because they are mid-ship, you'll have easy access to everything on board. Plus an incredible view from the big picture window.
These staterooms have obstructed ocean view but combine comfort and value. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, additional bedding to accommodate more and a picture window with an obstructed view.
Oceanview You'll have enough room to relax in these Oceanview Staterooms. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a single sofa as well as a picture window to enjoy the amazing view.
Living room, dining room, private balcony with hot tub, bedroom with king-size bed and walk-in-closet, a double sofa bed, CD/DVD library, two TVs, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower and guest bathroom. Butler service and concierge available.
Stateroom 10000, as well as staterooms on Deck 11 and 13 do not have a guest bathroom. Staterooms on Deck 13 do not have hot tubs on the balcony.
Living room, private balcony, king-size bed, a double sofa bed and double murphy bed (only on category SF), CD/DVD library, walk-in-closet and bath and shower (except in wheelchair-accessible staterooms). Butler service and concierge available.
These staterooms were specifically designed and priced for the solo traveler. With your comfort in mind, Studios include thoughtful features like soft mood lighting and a full-size bed. Plus, you’ll have access to the exclusive Studio Lounge. Here, you can start your day with a morning coffee, mingle with other Studio guests, have a bite to eat and plan your day.
Every cruise fare includes beautifully crafted menus in our two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. From fresh-baked breads, desserts and pastries to our chefs' original dishes made with the freshest ingredients, your dining can be as fine or fun as you want.
Main Dining Rooms
Other Complimentary Dining Options
Dining aboard Norwegian is about having choices. Enjoy delicious comfort foods as well as more exotic choices from many complimentary dining options. Or widen your palette further and choose from the specialty restaurants for a cover charge or á la carte. Whether it's a cheeseburger you have a desire for, or Coq au Vin, your dinner is ready when you are. And if you book a Specialty Dining Package, you can savor an array of the specialty restaurants for one special price.
If you’re looking for a unique experience, our authentic Brazilian steakhouse is a must. Start with an impressive salad bar of imported cheeses, olives, cured meats, ceviche and specialty salads. Be sure to save room for the delicious skewers of slow-roasted meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken – all carved tableside by our Pasadores.
Flying shrimp. Onion volcanoes. Twirling knives. The sizzles and surprises never cease at our authentic Japanese Hibachi restaurant. Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes. Our chilled, sake-infused Wasabi Cocktail will have you flipping too. Deck 5
Steak is the standard at our American-style steakhouse. Pull up a seat and take your pick from premium cuts of Certified Angus Beef®. Your mouth will water, so sip your favorite cocktail in anticipation. And don’t forget to order our made-from-scratch jumbo crab cakes and a side of our famous truffle fries. Deck 6
Have it au poivre or just go straight for the bouillabaisse at our signature French restaurant. Elegant interiors and attentive servers make this an intimate dining experience reminiscent of a Parisian café. By the end of your meal, you’ll might just be proclaiming c’est magnifique! Deck 5
Enjoy the flavors of the Tuscan countryside at tables with room for old friends and new. Dine on classic dishes where you can taste the freshness of every tomato used to make an exquisitely delicious sauce. Try a twist on a classic like lobster fettuccine, or keep it purist with a osso bucco. Just when you think you’re out, they’ll pull you back in with a toasty espresso and some macadamia nut ice cream. Delizioso! Deck 11
East Meets West Asian Restaurant also has a Sushi and Sashimi Bar where you can enjoy the very best sushi and sashimi expertly prepared as you watch. The menu is priced a la carte. Deck 5
Aloha Lanai Bar
A full bar offering an extensive wine and beer selection and cocktails including Mai Tai's, Surf Rider's and Polynesian's. Deck 13
Gold Rush Saloon
Sidle up and wet your whistle at the Gold Rush Saloon, a full bar offering an extensive wine and beer selection and cocktails. Deck 11
John Adam's Coffee Bar
For that double, vanilla, extra hot latte with extra foam, the John Adam's Coffee Bar is at your service with a wide variety of specialty coffees, teas, pastries and cookies. Deck 5
Key West Bar & Grill
Full bar & grill in a Key West setting. Deck 12
Mardi Gras Cabaret Lounge & Nightclub
Every night is Mardi Gras here. The famous New Orleans Mardi Gras is the inspiration behind this fun, lively lounge. Deck 6
Napa Wine Bar
Enjoy different wines by the glass at the Napa Wine Bar. You can also order cocktails and beer in this full bar. Deck 6
Ocean Drive Bar
Enjoy cocktails, wines and beer in a full bar that overlooks the South Beach Pool. Deck 11
Pink's Champagne Bar
Inspired by Hawaii's Royal Palace Hotel, often referred to as the "Pink Palace", on Waikiki Beach. Toast to your good health and good luck with champagne. Deck 6
Hang loose brother at the Waikiki Bar. You'll think you're on Waikiki Beach after you order a Mai Tai or Polynesian. Full bar includes wine, beer and cocktails. Sand optional. Deck 13
Shuffles Card Room
Here is one room where playing games is not just encouraged, it's expected. Find another couple and play bridge or test your skill with board games, checkers, and Scrabble®.
Deck Games include Outdoor Chess. It's a great way to meet some of the other passengers. Deck 13
Tonight, you can’t help falling in love with Norwegian’s very first original Musical Comedy, Rock-a-Hula LÅ«‘au! Think the fun of ‘Glee’ meeting the campy comedy of Frankie and Annette, all set to the re-imagined music of Elvis Presley! One for the Money, Two for the Show, Three to get ready…now Rock-a-Hula Go!
When's the last time you guffawed? From standup comedy to unicycle-riding jugglers, you're invited for an evening of laughter in the Hollywood Theater
How'd they do that? We may never know but it sure is fun to witness things appearing and disappearing right before your eyes. Add a dash of comedy and you've got one magical evening.
Oh What A Night
Big Girls Don't Cry, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, Walk Like A Man...You really will be saying, Oh What A Night - after you witness these four talented performers sing popular songs from Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.
White Hot Party
Ice ice baby. Don your white attire and get to the pool deck for the most invigorating, black light glowing, electrifying party beneath the stars. Dance with our white-winged angels and be sure to purchase a souvenir t-shirt.
Want to send an update to family and friends back home? This is the place to be when you need to get online. Computer and Internet facilities, plus a computer lecture and training area is available. Deck 6
A hip place for teens to hang out, complete with dance floor, bar, video, jukebox, table football and air hockey. Deck 12
Kid's rule here. There's a paddling pool, soft play area, computers, movie room and jungle gym.
Kumu Cultural Center
The Kumu Cultural Center takes guests through the history of Hawaii. In addition our onboard Hawaiian Duo local entertainers and the Hawaiian Ambassadors onboard bring the Hawaii culture to light with art & crafts classes, and lectures for the guests.
SS America Library
You'll find a well-stocked selection of reading materials against the backdrop of the historic SS America Ship with memorabilia and artifacts from the ship itself.
Located on the aft part of Pride of America is the smaller Oasis outdoor pool. Deck 12
South Beach Pool
Pride of America's ode to Miami's South Beach, includes two glimmering outdoor pools and four hot tubs. Deck 11
There are four outdoor hot tubs located in close proximity to the South Beach Pool. Deck 11
An incomparable collection of the finest Hawaiian and Island Lifestyle jewelry for women and men. Na Hoku is recognized in Hawaii and the world for its exquisite island inspired designs, including the original Hawaiian Slipper Pendant, the elegant Palm Tree Collection, the Wave collection and exclusive watched featuring Koa wood. Na Hoku also features collections by Kabana, LeVian and Steven Douglas. Na Hoku captures the essence of Hawaiian and Island Lifestyle and is unmatched in quality and craftsmanship.
Newbury Street Shops
Need a new bathing suit? How about a surprise gift for your sweetheart? Newbury Street Shops offer a wide selection of brand name and specialty goodies. Deck 5
The selection of beautiful photographic prints is worthy of any wall. Photos on display are available for purchase. Deck 5
SoHo Art Gallery
Stroll through Pride of America's Art Gallery of original paintings for sale by a wide range of well-known artists. Deck 5
Surround yourself with the calming nature of wood, stone, and primal New Mexican artifacts in the Mandara Spa. Ease your worries away as our wide array of spa treatments relax and refresh you.
Shoot hoops, join a pick up game, play beach volleyball at the outdoor Basketball/Volleyball court, where we will be happy to accommodate you. Deck 14
Golf Driving Net
Fore! Take your clubs out for a drive at Golf Driving Net, where there's no such thing as a lost ball or a bad drive. Deck 13
Run circles around the other guests or get in your daily walk while you're at sea. Breakfast always tastes better after a good walk or run, right? Deck 6
Santa Fe Fitness Center
There are numerous ways to stay in shape while on board Pride of America. The Santa Fe Fitness Center is open from 6am to 11pm with a full gym and aerobics/fitness classes offered daily. Deck 12
Blast Off Video Arcade
Stop by the video arcade and shoot a few aliens, win a car race, play pinball and fly a jet fighter. Let your imagination run wild at Blast Off Video Arcade. Deck 13