Pride of America Cruise Ship Profile

Ship Features, Itinerary, News, Photos, Review, Accommodations, Notable Rooms, Dining Venues, Kid's Areas, Deck Plan, Outdoor Spaces, Smoking Sections



Round-trip from Honolulu sailing 7-day Hawaiian Itineraries.

Go to NCL's website for a complete  schedule.

Deck Plan

Deck 14

Sports Court and Sun Deck

Deck 13

Golf driving net, Deck games, Lanai Bar, Waikiki Bar, Meeting rooms

Deck 12

Passenger staterooms, Gyrosphere, Key West Bar & Grill, Spa and Fitness Center, Oasis Pool, Connections Teen Club,

Deck 11

Passenger staterooms, Aloha Cafe, Gold Rush Saloon, Little Italy, Ocean Drive Bar, South Beach Pool, The Conservatory

Deck 10

Passenger staterooms

Deck 9

Passenger staterooms

Deck 8

Passenger staterooms

Deck 7

Passenger staterooms

Deck 6

Cadillac Diner, Internet Center, Jogging Track, Steakhouse, Liberty dining room, Mardi Gras Cabaret Lounge, Napa Wine Bar, Pinks Champagne Bar, Card Room, Library, Chapel

Deck 5

Hollywood Theater, Jefferson's Bistro, John Adam's Coffee Bar, Boutiques, Skyline dining room, art gallery, East Meets West

Deck 4

Passenger staterooms

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Kids Only Areas

Connections Teen Club

Dance Floor, disco, video, jukebox, air hockey and more. Located on Deck 12.

connections teen club

Rascals Kid's Club

There's a paddling pool, soft play area, computers, movie room and jungle gym.

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Outdoor Features

Oasis Pool

Small aft pool and sun deck located on Deck 12.

South Beach Pool

Two main pool, four hot tubs, and bar area located on Deck 11.

Basketball & Volleyball

Shoot hoops, join a pick up game or play beach volleyball without the beach at the net enclosed, outdoor Basketball/Volleyball Court.

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Pride of America

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Deck Plan Kid's Camps



For much of its early (pre-commissioning) history, Pride of America was known as "Project America 1"; the first of a pair of 70,000 ton cruise ships to be built at the Litton-Ingalls shipyard in Mississippi with heavy federal subsidies.

Project America was intended as a means of improving the competitiveness of American shipyards in performing commercial (non-military) construction, as well as creating the first American-registered passenger ships of any real size in decades. The Project America program collapsed in 2001, when American Classic Voyages Inc., the company that was to operate the ships under its United States Lines division, filed for bankruptcy.

NCL acquired the unfinished ship and had her towed to Germany for completion as Pride of America for their newly launched NCL America division.  A special exemption on the part of the US Government allowed the largely foreign built ship to attain US registry. 

Good to know: Pride of America is the only US flagged cruise ship.

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Ship Class: Spirit

Launched for American Classic Voyages: 2002

Re-launched for Norwegian Cruise Line: 2005

Refurbished: March 2013

GRT: 75,500

Speed: 24 Knots

Passengers: 2,224


Major renovations include: the addition of 24 ultra-luxurious suites, four Studio staterooms and four inside staterooms; Moderno Churrascaria, the line's signature Brazilian-style steakhouse; ship wide wireless internet connectivity; new carpeting throughout; flat screen televisions in all staterooms; updated décor; upgrades to the fitness center; new directional signage; renovations to the gift shop, photo gallery and art gallery; and much more

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Every bed, in every stateroom, on every ship has upgraded linens, pillows, mattresses and memory foam mattress toppers. NCL offers Improved room service menu with more options. 

All cabins are furnished with cherry wood finishing, television, refrigerator, safe, duvet, bath with shower and hair dryer. 

poa inside poa oceanview
poa suite  
Photos for representation purposes only. Decors may have changed

Stateroom sizes

Studio 107 Sq. ft.
Inside 132 Sq. ft.
Outside 144 Sq. ft.
Balcony 178-233 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 356-1382 Sq. ft. w/veranda

2013 Upgrades:

The 24 new suites on Deck 13 will be outfitted with premium custom furnishings, fabrics, carpets and ultra-luxurious bathrooms. Two of the 24 suites will be Deluxe Owners Suites. These 566 square foot suites, sleeping up to four guests, will feature a large bedroom, separate living area and a state of the art bathroom featuring custom mosaic tiles. The remaining suites will be Family Suites ranging from 363 to 416 square feet, most sleeping up to six guests. The two Deluxe Owners Suites will have connecting doors to the adjacent Family Suites, sleeping up to 10 guests when combined, the perfect option for families or groups who wish to travel in luxury together. Two of the Family Balcony Suites will be ADA compliant to accommodate guests with disabilities. One of the many highlights of the suites will be their expansive balconies, ranging from 245 square feet for Family Suites to 410 square feet for the Deluxe Owners Suites, giving Pride of America's suite guests the largest balconies in the fleet, perfect for taking in the jaw-dropping Hawai`i scenery.

The Studios

A first in design for the cruise industry, these ultra-modern staterooms maximize space and feature a large, round window that looks out into the corridor, along with customizable color changing light effects that mirror different stages of the day or the guest's mood, including a love setting for those romantic nights at sea. The Studios occupy two decks and have exclusive key-card access to the Living Room, a two-story shared private lounge. The area is a two-floor lounge which features a concierge, bar, room service, two large TV screens, and comfy seating for hanging out, reading a book or just enjoying a cocktail before dinner. Located on Decks 11 and 12.


With two beds that combine into a queen-size bed,  and a separate bathroom. Family interior include pull-down beds or sofa beds for additional guests.

Ocean View

Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. Rooms are equipped with a picture window or a porthole. Some may have an obstructed ocean view.


These staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Includes a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view. The room comes with a separate bathroom. A family balcony includes additional bedding for two more or a sofa bed. Family balcony have curved walls and separated shower and vanity sink.


All suites and penthouses include a luxury bath with shower, a balcony, butler and concierge service. Family suites sleep up to six guests with a queen-size bed that converts to two lower beds, a sofa bed and additional bedding to sleep two more. There is a living and dining area. Penthouse suites sleep up to 3-4 guests with a separate bedroom, living, and dining area. In addition to standard suite amenities, the owner’s suite has a mini-bar, whirlpool tub, and king-size bed. The two-bedroom deluxe family suite fits five guests with two bedrooms, luxury bath and shower, two televisions, and a walk-in closet.

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Dining Venues

$= Specialty restaurant. Surcharge applies.

Liberty Dining Room

Main dining room with five-star cuisine located on Deck 6.

Skyline Dining Room

Main dining room located on Deck 5.

skyline dining room

Cadillac Diner

Retro 1950's diner has Cadillac seats, plays 50's Rock 'n Roll and offers up a classic menu of burgers, fish 'n chips, potpies and wok-fast dishes. Open 22-hours a day.

East Meets West

Japanese, Chinese & Thai cuisine. Also featuring a Sushi and Sake bar offering items a la carte.

La Cucina ($)

Serving Contemporary Italian fare with seven different sauces. $15.00 per guest.

Cagney's Steakhouse ($)

Select from choice cuts of Black Angus perfectly prepared like traditional T-bone or tender Prime Rib. Or, order our made-from-scratch jumbo crab cakes and a side of truffle fries. $30.00 per adult, $15 per child. Located on Deck 6.

Aloha Café

Main buffet located on Deck 11 where you can order omelets, waffles, fruit, soups, ethnic specialties and pasta.

Jefferson's Bistro ($)

Upscale French restaurant offers modern and classic gourmet cuisine against a traditional Jeffersonian backdrop. $20.00 per guest. Located on Deck 5.

Teppanyaki ($)

Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes. $25 per guest

Moderno Churrascaria ($)

Start with an impressive salad bar of imported cheeses, olives, cured meats, ceviche and specialty salads. Be sure to save room for the delicious skewers of slow-roasted meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken – all carved tableside by our Pasadores. $20 per guest

John Adams Coffee Bar

Coffee, Teas, Pastries and more.

24/7 Pizzeria

Pizza Delivery Service 24 hours a day. Delivered directly to your table, your stateroom, or your favorite bar or lounge. Just ask your server or call room service to place your order. $5.00 per guest.

Ultimate Dining Package ($)

On three to six day voyages, guests can dine anywhere throughout their cruise at a set price of $59 per person; for seven-day voyages, the package is $119 per person; $149 per person on eight to 10 day cruises; $199 per person for cruises of 10 to 15 days; $259 per person during cruises of 16 days to 25 days; $299 per person during cruises of 26 days to 35 days and $349 per person during cruises of 36 days to 45 days.

Room Service

Room Service is available 24-hours a day (There will be a delivery charge from Midnight - 5 am).

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Notable Rooms

Hollywood Theater

Main showroom featuring Broadway and Vegas-style shows.

Gold Rush Saloon

Extensive selection of beer and wines in this full bar.

Mardi Gras

New Orleans inspired this cabaret-style venue located on Deck 7.


Themed after a Wakiki hotel, toast to your vacation in this champagne bar.

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