Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pride of America Gets Make-Over

Pride of America
Enhancements in 2013

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that its U.S.-flagged cruise ship, Pride of America, which sails the Hawaiian Islands, will undergo a $30M refurbishment in Spring 2013.

The ship will enter a 14 day dry-dock in Honolulu, HI, March 23, 2013, at which time it will receive major renovations including the addition of 24 ultra-luxurious suites, four Studio staterooms and four inside staterooms; Moderno Churrascaria, the line's signature Brazilian-style steakhouse; ship wide wireless internet connectivity; new carpeting throughout; flat screen televisions in all staterooms; updated décor; upgrades to the fitness center; new directional signage; renovations to the gift shop, photo gallery and art gallery; and much more.

Deck 13 Transformation
  • Four Studio cabins will be added for solo travelers
  • Twenty-four suites will be added
  • Four inside cabins
Deluxe Owners Suites
  •  Two  566 square foot suites
  •  sleeping up to four guests
  •  large bedroom, separate living area 
  • 410 square foot balcony
  •  premium custom furnishings, fabrics, carpets
  •  state of the art bathroom featuring custom mosaic tiles
  •  connecting doors to the adjacent Family Suites
  •  sleeping up to 10 guests when combined
  •  perfect option for families or groups who wish to travel in luxury together
Family Suites
  •  ranging from 363 to 416 square feet
  •  most sleeping up to six guests
  •  two ADA compliant for guests with disabilities
  •  245 square foot balcony
All of the new suites and staterooms will go on sale October 1, 2012 for sailings beginning September 7, 2013.
Additional Enhancements 
Green means "go" for food
Moderno Churrascaria
  • Norwegian's signature Brazilian-style steakhouse
  • cost is $20 per person  
Cagney's Steakhouse
  •  Lazy J's Steakhouse will be converted
If you aren't familiar with these signature restaurants, see our past blog posts for more details - these are big favorites of passengers on other ships.    Dine like a Norwegian !!
Additional Renovations
  •  new carpeting throughout the ship
  •  flat-screen TVs in all cabins
  •  upgrades to the fitness center
  •  new directional signage
  •  renovated gift shop, photo gallery and art gallery
  •  updated decor in the Aloha Cafe, the ship's buffet restaurant

Pride of America will return to her seven-day Hawaii itinerary departing from Honolulu every Saturday when she returns to service in early April 2013. Ports of call include an overnight in Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Hawai`i; Kona, Hawai`i; an overnight in Nãwiliwili, Kaua`i; and an afternoon cruise past the breathtaking Nãpali Coast.  This ship is the only one in the entire industry that sails a seven-day itinerary in the islands.

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