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  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Gold-Rush-Saloon - Have a taste of the Old West with a cold beer or two at Pride of America's Gold Rush Saloon.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Hollywood-Theatre - Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America's Hollywood Theatre on deck 5 has starry carpets, golden statues and nightly shows on stage.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Lanai-Bar - Drop by Pride of America's Aloha Lanai Bar for a cozy ambience, comfy couches, an al fresco area and special drinks.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Mardi-Gras - Every night is is a good night for partying at the New Orleans-inspired Mardi Gras Cabaret Lounge and Night Club, on deck 6 of Pride of America.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Entourage-teens-dancing - Entourage, Norwegian Cruise Line's  teen program, features a variety of fun activities, including bowling tournaments, dodge ball under the stars and dancing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Splash-Academy-climbing-girl - Kids can cross a colorful bridge, enter tunnels and stay entertained in Splash Academy aboard your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Splash-Academy-dolphin-girl - Children can learn all about dolphins and nuzzle with one up close through Splash Academy on your Norwegian cruise ship.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Circus-Parade - Your kids can be part of a special Circus Parade as part of the children's activities in Splash Academy during your vacation on Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Oahu-Room - The Oahu Room on Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America is a perfect space for a meeting or a conference.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Dining-Jefferson's-Bistro - Inspired by Thomas Jefferson's home and library, Jefferson's Bistro located on deck 5 of Norwegian's Pride of America specializes in French cuisine.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Dining-Cagneys-Steakhouse - Cagney's Steakhouse on  Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America is known for delicious Angus Beef, refreshing cocktails and special truffle fries.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Dining-Liberty - The Liberty Main Dining Room aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's  Pride of America features American Colonial-inspired furniture and accents.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Dining-Skyline -  Experience Manhattan in the 1930s when you dine at Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America's Skyline Main Dining Room, decked out in art deco furnishings.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Dining-Teppanyaki - Watch skilled chefs prepare and grill your dishes at Teppanyaki, a hibachi-style Japanese restaurant on Pride of America.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Moderno-Churrascaria-plate - Who can say no to a plate of Brazilian appetizers? You'll find it at Moderno Churrascaria aboard your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Moderno-Churrascaria-salad-bar - The tempting salad bar at the Brazilian specialty restaurant Moderno Churascaria aboard your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-dining-LaCucina-girl - Enjoy authentic Italian dishes that the kids will like, too, at La Cucina during your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-dining-LaCucina-group - Head to La Cucina, a casual Italian trattoria on your Norwegian Cruise Line ship, for meals with large portions, perfect for sharing with family or friends.
  • Norwegian-Dawn-Cagneys-group - The scene at Cagney's, the steakhouse known for its choice cuts of Certified Angus Beef, jumbo crab cakes and truffle fries. The cost is $30 per person. (This shot was taken on Norwegian Dawn.)
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Surf-&-Turf - Like surf 'n' turf? Make reservations at Cagney's for a shrimp and steak entrée during your Norwegian Cruise Line voyage.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Teppanyaki-shrimp - Twirling knives and juicy shrimp straight from the grill add up to a Hibachi style treat at Teppanyaki, an authentic Japanese experience on your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Stateroom-Penthouse-SG-12510 - Enjoy the view from from your private balcony while staying at  Pride of America's Penthouse with Large Balcony.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Stateroom-Penthouse-SH-13016 - The Deluxe Penthouse with Large Balcony on Pride of America offers a relaxing sleep and great views.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Stateroom-2Bed-Deluxe-Family-Bedroom-SA-9000 - The spacious main bedroom of Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America's 2-bedroom Deluxe Family Suite is connected to a private balcony.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Stateroom-Penthouse-Large-Balcony - Relaxing interiors and furnishings await up to six guests inside the Deluxe Penthouse with Large Balcony on Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Napali-Coast-1 - Cruise to Kauai, Hawaii, and experience the beauty of Na Pali Coast's green cliffs and splendid waterfalls.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Aerial-Hawaii-Coast - Norwegian  Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America sailing along the Hawaii coastline.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-South-Beach-Pool - Inspired by Miami's South Beach, the South Beach Pool on deck 12 of Pride of America boasts hot tubs, deck chairs and two magnificent outdoor pools.
  • Norwegian-Dawn-Cagneys-group - The scene at Cagney's, the steakhouse known for its choice cuts of Certified Angus Beef, jumbo crab cakes and truffle fries. The cost is $30 per person. (This shot was taken on Norwegian Dawn.)
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Aerial-Hawaii-Skyline - Enjoy close-up views of Honolulu's skyline and Hawaii's mountains aboard Pride of America.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Surf-&-Turf - Like surf 'n' turf? Make reservations at Cagney's for a shrimp and steak entrée during your Norwegian Cruise Line voyage.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Splash-Academy-dolphin-girl - Children can learn all about dolphins and nuzzle with one up close through Splash Academy on your Norwegian cruise ship.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Aerial-Hawaii-Coast-1 -  Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America at sea, the choice of anyone who wishes to cruise to Hawaii in style.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Circus-Parade - Your kids can be part of a special Circus Parade as part of the children's activities in Splash Academy during your vacation on Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Splash-Academy-climbing-girl - Kids can cross a colorful bridge, enter tunnels and stay entertained in Splash Academy aboard your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-dining-LaCucina-group - Head to La Cucina, a casual Italian trattoria on your Norwegian Cruise Line ship, for meals with large portions, perfect for sharing with family or friends.
  • Norwegian-Pride-Of-America-Napali-Coast - Get a great view of the breathtaking green pinnacles of Hawaii's Na Pali Coast than from the deck of Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America.

Norwegian's Pride of America: Cruise to Hawaii

Have you sailed on Pride of America? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Aloha! Come aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America for the best way to island hop Hawaii. From the moment you step into the Capitol Atrium, with its soaring Tiffany-glass dome and grand staircase, you'll know this is a spectacular cruise ship. Cruise America's paradise in style, with 14 restaurants and 9 bars and lounges, excellent family accommodations, spacious suites and lots of balconies — perfect for whale watching, witnessing Kilauea Volcano or taking in the dramatic views of the Napali Coast.

Where the Pride of America sails

Home port: Honolulu

Pride of America sails through the Hawaiian Islands. Cruises embark from Honolulu with stops in Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Hawaii; Kona, Hawaii, and Nawiliwili, Kauai.

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Dining

  • 24/7 Pizza: The ocean's very first pizza delivery service is offered 24 hours a day aboard Norwegian Pride of America. 
  • Aloha Cafe: This indoor/outdoor buffet-style eatery features food stations where you can order omelets, waffles, fruit, soups, ethnic specialties and pasta. Set against a Hawaiian theme with outrigger canoes, Polynesian carvings and even a kid-sized buffet.
  • Cadillac Diner: This totally retro 1950's diner has Cadillac seats, plays 50's Rock 'n Roll and offers up a classic menu of burgers, fish 'n chips, potpies and wok-fast dishes. Open 22 hours a day.
  • East Meets West: For a taste of the exotic, you'll find a unique array of Pan Asian cuisine as well as many authentic Asian dishes.
  • Jefferson's Bistro: Welcome to Thomas Jefferson's Georgian residence. This upscale French restaurant offers modern and classic gourmet cuisine against a traditional Jeffersonian backdrop.
  • Lazy J Texas Steakhouse: Choose from a delicious menu of certified Angus beef, veal, pork, lamb, seafood and grilled chicken.
  • Liberty Main Dining Room: Dining at the Liberty is guaranteed to be a traditional experience as you step back into America's Colonial days. The decor features paintings of the Founding Fathers and important moments in American history.
  • Little Italy: You won't need cab fare to experience delicious, contemporary Italian food. Sit back and relax in this fun, bright restaurant with the kind of menu you would expect to find in Little Italy, New York.
  • Room Service: Room service menus are available 24 hours a day; however, there will be a delivery charge from midnight to 5 am.
  • Skyline Main Dining Room: Inspired by the architecture and skyscrapers of 1930's Manhattan, this Art Deco style-restaurant offers a delicious, traditional dining experience.
  • Sushi Bar: 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.
  • Teppanyaki: A truly authentic Asian dining experience. Sit at a large table where the process of preparing your food right before your eyes is both entertaining and impressive.

Entertainment 

  • Comedy Variety: From stand-up comedy to unicycle-riding jugglers, you're invited for an evening of laughter in the Stardust Theater.
  • Magicians: 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: Don your white attire and get to the pool deck for the most invigorating, black light glowing, electrifying party beneath the stars. Dance with the white-winged angels and be sure to get a souvenir t-shirt.
  • Hollywood Theater: You deserve the red carpet treatment. Enjoy Broadway- and Vegas-style shows in a Hollywood theater.

Bars & lounges

Every night is is a good night for partying at the New Orleans-inspired Mardi Gras Cabaret Lounge and Night Club, on deck 6 of Pride of America.
Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise LineEvery night is is a good night for partying at the New Orleans-inspired Mardi Gras Cabaret Lounge and Night Club, on deck 6 of Pride of America.
  • 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.
  • John Adam's Coffee Bar: For that double, vanilla, soy, 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.
  • Key West Bar & Grill: Full bar & grill in a Key West setting.
  • Lanai Bar: A full bar offering an extensive wine and beer selection and cocktails including Mai Tai's, Surf Rider's and Polynesian's.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ocean Drive Bar: Enjoy cocktails, wines and beer in a full bar that overlooks the South Beach Pool.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

Spa & fitness

  • Basketball/Volleyball: Shoot hoops, join a pick up game, play beach volleyball at the outdoor basketball/volleyball court.
  • Hot Tubs: There are four outdoor hot tubs located in close proximity to the South Beach Pool.
  • Jogging/Walking Track: Run circles around the other guests or get in your daily walk while you're at sea. 
  • Mandara Spa: The tranquil, calming nature of wood, stone and New Mexican artifacts surround you as you allow yourself to be rejuvenated by any of Mandara's spa treatments.
  • 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 6 am to 11 pm with a full gym and aerobics/fitness classes offered daily. 

Activities

  • Internet Center: 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.
  • 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.
  • Connections Teen Club: A hip place for teens to hang out, complete with dance floor, bar, video, jukebox, table football and air hockey.
  • Deck Games: Deck Games which include Outdoor Chess and the Gyrosphere. It's a great way to meet some of the other passengers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oasis Pool: Located on the aft part of Pride of America is the smaller Oasis outdoor pool.
  • Rascals Kid's Club: Kid's rule here. There's a paddling pool, soft play area, computers, movie room and jungle gym.
  • 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.
  • SoHo Art Gallery: Stroll through Pride of America's Art Gallery of original paintings for sale by a wide range of well-known artists.
  • South Beach Pool: Pride of America's ode to Miami's South Beach includes two glimmering outdoor pools and four hot tubs.
  • 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.
  • The Conservatory: This quiet area in a tropical setting has glass walls. Read, make conversation or do nothing at all.  

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Swimming with dolphins
  • Where: Splash Academy

  • What: Views of Na Pali Coast
  • Where: Hawaii

  • What: Gold Rush Saloon
  • Where: Onboard
  • 8 complimentary dining options, from three-course dining to buffets
  • Seasonal whale watching along the Napali Coast

Top dining options on board

Teppanyaki

  • Style: Japanese Hibachi
  • Additional Cost

Moderno Churasscaria

  • Style: Brazilian
  • Additional Cost

Cagney's

  • Style: Steakhouse
  • Additional Cost

Fast facts

2,138 Passengers [?]
935 Crew
15 Decks
2005 Maiden voyage
80,439 Tonnage [?]
920 Length in feet
106 Width in feet (max beam)
2013 REFURBISHED

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