The continued upgrading of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America ship has seen her equipped with new staterooms and suites, including solo cabins for the first time.
The Pride of America is the only cruise ship owned by a major cruise line to be based in Hawaii throughout the whole year, and it’s now offering the chance for people to sail to the islands in solo cabins for the first time.
This is just a small part of the renovations of the ship which began back in March, with a total cost of $30 million to add new features and generally update the ship.
In total, 32 new staterooms have been added including these studios and new inside staterooms. 24 new suites have been added including spectacular Owner’s Suites, Deluxe Penthouse Suites and Penthouse Suites. All of the rooms have been furnished to a high standard using contemporary styles and décor to create a delightful experience.
Kevin Sheehan, the chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, said “Pride of America offers a unique and extraordinary vacation to four of Hawaii’s most popular islands, and these new suites elevate the guest experience on this one-of-a-kind vessel to a whole new level.”
As I say this is one part of the major overhaul, and the ship is a completely different offering to what she was before her dry dock in March. Since then there have been numerous changes including simply updating the décor throughout, and adding in the facilities for Wi-Fi internet access for guests.
The popular Brazilian-style Moderno Churrascaria restaurant has been added alongside Cagney’s steakhouse. Flat screen TVs have also been installed in all of the staterooms on-board, while there have been upgrades to the fitness centre and the galleries, new signage to help passengers find their way around, and updates to the gift shop.
By Ian Lewis