‘Pride of America’ Gets Fresh Look

As cruise ships make a comeback, a number of lines continue to sail the seas of redesign and renovation. This includes Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America, which announced last week that it’ll be undergoing a $30-million dry dock refurbishment in March 2013.

The 2,124-passenger vessel has sailed year-round in the Hawaiian Islands since its 2005 debut and in just a14-days timeframe, will become a renewed addition to the Hawaiian seas. Enhancements include:

-24 luxury suites with additional square footage

-Stateroom renovations that include modernized linear and square furniture styles, crown molding and more.

-New carpeting

-Flat-screen TVs in all state rooms

-Fitness center upgrade

-New directional signage around the ship

-Renovated art gallery, photo gallery and gift shop

Many travelers choose cruise ships over airplanes because it’s much more affordable. It also offers its guests a broader experience of the islands, as the ship takes guests to at least five different ports. Cruise ships dock overnight at the popular islands, particularly those known for their nightlife activities, like Oahu. This is the best way to island hop, in my opinion, especially if you’re short on time in Hawaii.

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