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Linda Coffman


Pride of Aloha
NCL America's First US-Flagged,
"All American" Ship

Take A Look Inside, Part Two

by Linda Coffman

Public Areas
As Norwegian Sky, she dazzled us with her open, expansive,  and elegant skylight-topped atrium, the comfort of her forward facing observation lounge, and lively spirited entertainment. Yet the intimate size and nature of our favorite lounges and restaurants wrapped us in cozy warmth. Pride of Aloha's fresh decor should only enhance those impressions.

Pride of Aloha's Kumu Cultural Center 

Island Culture
A truly unique feature on board Pride of Aloha is the Kumu Cultural Center (translated, Kumu is Hawaiian for source of learning). Three themes predominate the exhibits: Everyday life in Ancient Hawaii; the Hawaiian Kingdom; and Contemporary Hawaii. 

Mary Philpotts, a highly respected designer from Hawaii, worked closely with the Pride of Aloha design team and was instrumental in the creation of the cultural center. To present this diverse view of Hawaiian history and life, more than 40 Hawaiian artists and artisans provided art, crafts, carvings, quilts, memorabilia, and reproductions of artifacts to be displayed in the center.

Outrigger Lounge

Spots to freestyle the nights away should appeal to a wide array of tastes... the island-style Blue Hawaii Nightclub with the spirit of a beachfront dance club, the Polynesian inspired Outrigger Lounge with endless sea views, and the Plantation Club, reflecting the hospitality and grace of a late 1800s plantation home.

The Stardust Theater features comfortable seating, good sight lines, and lavish production shows presented on a proscenium stage. 

For Active Lifestyles
Fitness enthusiasts can go-for-the-burn in Pride of Aloha's ample exercise center or melt away stress and jet lag in the sauna and steam rooms. A basketball and volleyball court, batting cage, and golf driving "range" complete the outdoor facilities on the sports deck. 

The spa and salon offer a menu of services for personal indulgence.

For sun and fun, two swimming pools flank hot tubs on the pool deck, with a separate children's pool forward on the sports deck. Abundant lounge chairs and two outdoor bars complete a setting tailored for relaxation. 

Longboard Bar

What You WILL Find:

  • Abundant choices

  • Tasty meals, creatively presented

  • Service by an American  staff

  • Activities to suit a wide range of interests for all ages

  • Entertainment highlighting Hawaiian artists and culture

  • On board shops

  • Connecting staterooms suitable for families

  • A children's play center and swimming pool

  • Duvets on supremely comfortable beds, 

  • A service fee is automatically added to all accounts

  • Sales tax is levied on purchases

What You WON'T Find:

  • A casino (due to Hawaiian state gaming regulations)

  • A self-service laundry

  • Structured dress codes

  • Rigid dining schedules

  • Boredom

Fast Stats

  • 77,104 tons

  • 853 feet long

  • 108 feet wide

  • Speed 26 knots

  • 2,002 guests, double occupancy

Plantation Club

The Polynesian Spirit Permeates Pride of Aloha

Pride of Aloha will sail weekly cruises through the Hawaiian Islands beginning on July 4, 2004.

Sign us up for lei making class and hula lessons.


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