Pride of America Refurbishment Completed

By ,   March 30, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

The only mainstream cruise ship sailing regular round-trip voyages solely within the Hawaiian islands, Pride of America, has returned to her Honolulu homeport following an extensive refurbishment.

According to Norwegian Cruise Line president Andy Stuart:

'This is much more than just a fresh coat of paint and new drapes. Pride of America is now essentially a new ship.' 

The American-flagged, Honolulu-based ship underwent a 3 and a half week dry dock in San Francisco CA that included new venues, newly designed public spaces and refreshed decor in all cabins. The refurbishment is part of the line's $400 million investment program, The Norwegian Edge, in existing ships.

The changes to Pride of America include:

  • Updated flooring, new flat-screen TVs, new bedding and furniture in all cabins;
  • New jacuzzis and loungers in refurbished pool area;
  • Expansion of Mandara Spa, with new Mexican décor and more treatment rooms;
  • Addition of Dolce Gelato, Norwegian's signature gelateria;
  • Addition of Perspectives Photo Studio and Soho Art Gallery;
  • Six computer stations, new flooring and furniture in the card rooms and library;
  • New decor, furniture and flooring in the Conservatory;
  • New location, furniture and flooring in the wedding chapel;
  • Renovations in all dining venues, including Skyline Main Dining Room, East Meets West Asian restaurant, La Cucina, Cagney's Steakhouse, Jefferson's Bistro, and new menus, based on those found onboard the Norwegian Escape.

On her standard 7-day itinerary, Pride of America provides overnights on Kauai and Maui, as well as calls at Kona and Hilo, and an afternoon sailing of Napali Coast.