Norwegian Cruise Line's Newest Vessel: Pride of Hawaii
by Roy Witman © 2008
The newest, and grandest, Norwegian Cruise Line ship is now in service! The Pride of Hawaii completes Norwegian's plans to bring three new vessels to its fleet by 2006. With fabulous seven-day itineraries that sail throughout the Hawaiian islands, Pride of Hawaii will depart Honolulu on Mondays and call on ports on Hawaii's four most popular islands: Hawaii, Oahu, Maui & Kauai starting in June 2006.
Cruise in Style
What would a grand, new ship be without sterling accommodations? Norwegian Cruise Line opted to repeat its highly popular and luxurious new category of staterooms - deemed Courtyard Villas - onboard Pride of Hawaii. Ten cabins share one private courtyard featuring a lap pool, Jacuzzi, his and hers steam rooms and exercise equipment. Guests staying in the courtyard also enjoy a private sundeck with sunbeds and hammocks. From high above the ship, passengers with courtyard suites will also enjoy breathtaking views.
Norwegian Cruise Line also offers impressive accommodations on two other levels: Garden Villas and an Owner's Suite. Garden Villas are extravagant 4,000 square foot suites complete with spacious living room, dining room, three separate bedrooms each with a private bath, steam room, individual butler and concierge and - of course - your own private garden.
The Owner's Suite - at the pinnacle of the ship - offers the most luxurious accommodations Norwegian Cruise Line offers. With unmatched views from high atop Deck 15, guests in the Owner's Suite enjoy a master bedroom with bath, separate living room and dining room, and two private sun terraces outside the living room and bedroom. Relish in the best amenities while cruising to the most popular Hawaiian destinations.
Pride of Hawaii Visits Most Popular Attractions
Norwegian Cruise Line wanted the itineraries of Pride of Hawaii to rival the onboard experience - and they do! On Oahu, guests can visit Pearl Harbor and see the remains of the USS Arizona Memorial. Or, if surfing is preferred over sightseeing, rent a board and surf the famed North Shore. Visit pineapple plantations or just relax on the white sand beaches.
On the Big Island of Hawaii, Volcanoes National Park provides incredible sights of 230,000 acres including the world's most active volcano. Boasting some of the most beautiful and secluded beaches on the island, it's easy to find a private spot to splash in the waves… just follow any unmarked trail.
Kauai delivers breathtaking scenic views and a world of phenomenal sights. Visit Haena State Park and tour some of Kauai's rugged coastline. Explore sea caves or hike its popular 11-mile trail. The majestic Waimea Canyon sprays a rainbow of vibrant colors across what Mark Twain deemed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”
A stop in Maui completes your Norwegian Cruise Line voyage. With a very diverse landscape, Maui offers everything from underwater cave exploration to mountain getaways. Discover snorkeling, whale watching, hiking, aquariums (including the Maui Ocean Center), the Hawaii Humpback Whale Sanctuary and more.
Once back onboard, relax and enjoy Norwegian's Freestyle Dining. Choose the restaurant (or restaurants) where you wish to dine, and then make reservations so you know precisely when to arrive. A succulent meal in one of the 10 restaurants aboard the Pride of Hawaii will be freshly prepared just for you.
Truly a wonder in its style and destination options, Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of Hawaii is sure to raise the bar to a higher level for luxury cruising.
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