Fast Facts: Norwegian Pride of America
Length: 921 feet
Width: 105 feet
Passenger capacity: 2,138 (double occupancy)
Interior staterooms (without window): 132 square feet
Ocean-view staterooms (with porthole or window): 144 – 222 square feet
Balcony staterooms (with private veranda): 178 – 223 square feet
Suites: 335 – 1,382 square feet
The Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America is the only U.S.-flagged ship of any major cruise line. Because of that unique distinction, it is the only major cruise ship that can offer inter-island cruises that begin and end in the beautiful state of Hawaii. Other cruise ships offering Hawaiian cruises depart from California and typically take about four days before they arrive in Hawaii and another four days for the return trip to California. So, unless you’ve got plenty of time to spare and you don’t mind eight days at sea plus whatever time you spend actually cruising Hawaii, that might not be the best alternative for you. But, if you’re like many people who want to see as much of the beautiful Hawaiian islands as possible within a much shorter period of time, a cruise on the NCL Pride of America is the best (and only) way to go.
Every week of the year, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America embarks on a 7-night cruise that departs from Honolulu (O’ahu) and visits the most enchanting islands in Hawaii, including Maui, Hilo, Kona and Kauai. And, because the ship travels between the islands at night, passengers on the Pride of America can see much more of Hawaii in 7 days than Hawaiian resort guests who stay at overpriced local Hawaiian hotels and then have to continuously pack and unpack as they hop from island to island on small planes. So, rather than dealing with the cost and stress of island hoping, your 7-night Hawaiian cruise on the Pride of America is relaxed and affordably priced.
Built in 2005, the Pride of America is 80,439 tons, 921 feet long and 105 feet wide. She holds 2,138 guests (based on double occupancy) and 946 crew members. Despite its unique distinction as the only major U.S.-flagged cruise ship, the Pride of America is, in many other respects, similar to other ships in the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) “Freestyle Cruising” fleet. It has 14 options and 9 lounges plus a very wide selection of staterooms including budget-priced interior accommodations, ocean-view (with and without private balconies) and suites. But it also has some features that won’t be found on other NCL ships (or any other cruise line’s ships), such as the largest meeting facilities at sea (one full deck) and the Tiffiny glass-domed Capitol Atrium, which affords guests a fabulous view of Hawaii’s beaches, waterfalls and volcanoes. Another unique feature of the Pride of America is that it does not have a casino (because it cruises exclusively within the U.S. territorial waters of Hawaii). But, that doesn’t mean you won’t find plenty to do day and night. Theater, sports, shops, and activities abound.
So, if you are looking for the fastest and most economical way to experience the natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, make your reservation today on the NCL Pride of America.