Pride of America deck plans
Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities
Pride of America deck plan review at CruiseMapper provides newest cruise deck plans (floor layouts of the vessel) extracted from the officially issued by NCL America (Norwegian Cruise Line) deckplan pdf (printable version).
Each of the Pride of America cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on Pride of America staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.
Pride of America (built 2005, last refurbished in 2016) is the NCL ship of the unique (one-vessel only) Project America-class. She is always listed last in the list of Norwegian Cruise Lines ships, because her operator is the NCL America line (a subsidiary company of the shipowner Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd). The Norwegian Pride of America ship is the first – and, sadly, the only one – among all the world’s big-sized cruise ships that is flagged US.
NCL Pride of America cruise ship deck plan has a total of 1096 staterooms for 2192 passengers (max capacity is 2630 guests), served by 940 all American crew and staff members. The NCL America ship has a total of 18 onboard dining options (8 are complimentary), 9 lounges and bars, 3 swimming pools and 5 jacuzzies, 10 elevators.
Pride of America deck plan changes 2016 refurbishment review
The list of deck plan changes after the ship’s March 2016 drydock refurbishment (3-weeks long, done in San Francisco CA) includes:
- All cruise cabins and the public areas were renovated. The renovations included new decors, furniture, lighting and flooring.
- New in the Skyline Main Dining Room are the entrance, carpet design, furniture upholstery, window drapes, columns. The La Cucina (Italian) was updated as well. All other restaurants were also redecorated, including East Meets West (Asian), Jefferson’s Bistro (French), Cagney’s Steakhouse.
- New dining room menus were introduced (based on the NCL Escape’s menus).
- Mandara Spa was expanded (with more treatment rooms) and re-decorated.
- The Conservatory received new decor, furniture, flooring.
- The wedding chapel was relocated and updated with new furniture and flooring.
- The card room and the library received new furniture and flooring. The library now has 6 Internet PC stations.
- New for the ship are the Soho Art Gallery, the Perspectives Photo Studio, the Dolce Gelato (gelateria).
- The pool deck area was completely refurbished with a renovated swimming pool, new sun loungers, new Jacuzzi tubs.
- All passenger rooms were upgraded with new furniture, bedding and flat TVs.
- Note: the 2016’s refurbishment project was part of the NCL’s “The Norwegian Edge” fleet renovation program, with a budget of around USD 400 million.
The list of changes after the ship’s 2013 drydock refurbishment (done in Honolulu Hawaii) included:
- (Deck 13) The old Lanai Lounge was transformed into 24 new suites. Here were added 24 “The Haven” luxury suites (sizes range 363-416 ft2 / 34-39 m2, balcony size 245 ft2 / 23 m2, max occupancy 6 pax), including 2 Deluxe Owners Suites (size 566 ft2 / 53 m2, balcony size 410 ft2 / 38 m2, max occupancy 4 pax, with connecting doors to the family suites for up to 10 pax if booked together) and 2 wheelchair accessible suites. The new 24 luxury cruise suites are with butler service, also featuring luxury mattresses, Lavazza coffee makers, Elemis bathroom products, specialty private dining, etc. Also 4 new Studios (single-occupancy cabins) were added here (featuring full-size bed and separate bathroom) with the exclusive Studio Lounge. Another addition on deck 13 are the 4 new Interior rooms.
- (Deck 12) Fitness center equipment was also upgraded
- (Deck 11) Interior decor renovations were done in the buffet restaurant “Aloha Cafe”. New Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant was added (named Moderno Churrascaria). The old “Little Italy” Italian restaurant was renamed “La Cucina”.
- (Deck 6) The old “Lazy J” steakhouse was renamed “Cagney’s”.
- (Deck 5) Photo Gallery and Art Gallery renovations.
- All cruise cabins (both passenger and crew rooms) were upgraded with new flat HD TVs.
- The list of other shipwide upgrades includes: video-sound-light systems, new carpeting ((both in cabins and public spaces), Wi-Fi internet access (including in the crew/staff areas), and also to the digital signage system.
- The 2013 ship refurbishment project cost NCL over USD 30 million.
NCL Pride of America cruise ship Internet
By July 2016, Norwegian Cruise Line quadrupled its shipboard Wi-Fi bandwidth on all ships. The new high-speed internet service provides passengers with the pleasure to enjoy at sea almost the same high-speed Internet connections they are used to while on land. The new satellite technology allows shipwide Wi-Fi coverage and high-speed Internet access both in ports of call and at open sea. The increased download and upload speeds allow fast streaming of music and movies (incl YouTube, Netflix), uploading multiple (incl big-sized) pictures and videos, also video chatting (incl FaceTime, Skype, conference calls), as well as checking email, web surfing, stable and fast VPN connections. The bandwidth upgrade is part of a long term partnership between NCLH and EMC Corporation (aka EMC2).
- The EMC’s enhanced version of the patented SpeedNet technology (browser plug-in) provides its users with the fastest satellite Internet browsing at sea. This new technology solves the Satellite Latency problem (delay of the signal) by storing the most popular websites content (latest versions) and distributing it “off line”. SpeedNet is compatible with all web browsers.
- Along with the new hardware (satellite dishes, servers) and SpeedNet software, a new end-user web portal was also installed allowing enhanced entertainment options. Among those are pay-per-view events (like NFL games, on-demand movies) delivered to mobile devices. The shoreside connectivity was also increased.
- Unlimited Internet packages were introduced after implementing the new EMC equipment.
Pride of America Internet packages cost
Currently, MS Pride of America offers the following time plans (cruise ship Internet packages).
- Plan TPS60 (90 min) costs USD 39.
- Plan TP100 (100 min) costs USD 75.
- Plan TP250 (250 min) costs USD 125.
- Plan UCP (unlimited) costs USD 30 per day price (available on itineraries 1-12 days in length).
- Plan UCP (unlimited) costs USD 25 per day price (available on itineraries 13-days or longer).
Pride of America deck plans are property of NCL America (Norwegian Cruise Line). All deck layouts are for informational purposes only and CruiseMapper is not responsible for their accuracy.