Pride Of America Gets A Nip-Tuck

Posted April 5th, 2016

Looking like a brand-new ship, inside and out, Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America recently emerged from 3.5 weeks in dry dock to show off her shipshape new look. The ship-wide enhancements include newly designed public spaces, additional venues and refreshed decor in all staterooms.

As the only ship with year-round seven-day cruises within the Hawaiian Islands, Pride of America offers an unique itinerary with almost 100 hours of port time. The Honolulu-based cruise ship visits Hawaii's main islands on the seven-day itinerary, overnighting in Maui and Kauai and stopping in Hilo and Kona on Hawaii (the 'Big Island') and including an afternoon cruise along the Napali Coast.

Some of the new venues aboard Pride of America include Soho Art Gallery, an expansive space with original artworks for sale; Perspectives Photo Studio for professional portraits and memories of your cruise holiday; and Dolce Gelato - Norwegian Cruise Line's signature gelateria on board. Loved-up couples can tie the knot in the ship's new wedding chapel in a new location and with refreshed decor.

Cruisers on the new-look Pride of America can also expect an updated ship with modern furnishings and new lighting and flooring in all public spaces such as bars, lounges and several of the onboard restaurants, such as the Skyline Main Dining Room, the Italian-inspired La Cucina, East Meets West, Cagney's Steakhouse and Jefferson's Bistro.

New menus will also enhance the cruising experience aboard Pride of America. Available in all dining venues, extra choice, increased flexibility and more a la carte menu items will be on offer in both complimentary dining rooms and speciality restaurants. Popular and traditional dishes such as prime rib, chateaubriand, rack of lamb and escargot are complemented by on-trend menu additions.

The contemporary renovations extend to the staterooms with brand-new flatscreen TVs, bedding, furniture and updated flooring in all rooms. Even the ship's deck underwent a total refurbishment with a refinished pool, new loungers and Jacuzzis to modernise this popular area.

Other renovated and revitalised venues on board Pride of America include the Conservatory, library and card rooms, an expansion of The Mandara Spa to included more treatment rooms and New Mexican decor to lend a refreshed and tranquil appeal to this onboard retreat.

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