by Allen J. Sheinman | September 01, 2004

Pride of Aloha

The Pride of Aloha at sea

This newly refurbished ship in the Norwegian Cruise Lines fleet is U.S.-flagged and -crewed, holds 2,002 passengers and specializes in seven-day cruises of the Hawaiian islands. The Pride sails from Honolulu and calls at Kauai, The Big Island and Maui. Onboard dining is freestyle meaning the 10 restaurants (three are pay-as-you-go) feature open seating and flexible, extended hours.
    Amenities include the Mandara Spa, two pools and four hot tubs, and the Hawai’i Conference Center, divisible meeting space that seats a total of 126.
    Want to extend the trip? The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa in Honolulu offers everything from surf lessons to the posh Spa Olakino Salon, plus a 6,993-square-foot ballroom and more than 4,500 square feet of outdoor prefunction space.