Norwegian Upgrades Pride of America

| Monday, 23 Sept. 2013
The new suites bring the design standards of Norwegian to Pride of America

The largest American-flagged cruise ship in service has new suites, staterooms, public rooms and amenities

Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America, with 2124 passenger berths, is the largest American-flagged cruise ship in the world. That means it is the only mainstream cruise ship in the world that can sail solely within the Hawaiian Islands without having to visit a foreign port - an obvious advantage. The ship sails seven-day cruises out of Honolulu and spends each day in port at one of the four islands; Oahu, Maui Hawaii and Kawai.

Here are the enhancements just created in the recent upgrade:

Just this week, the ship unveiled 32 brand-new staterooms as the final elements in a $30 million enhancement project that began in March, the addition includes new luxury suites, studios for solo travelers and inside staterooms.

The 24 new suites on Deck 13 are outfitted with premium custom furnishings, fabrics, carpets and ultra-luxurious bathrooms. Two of the 24 suites are Owner's Suites. These 566 square foot suites, sleeping up to four guests, feature a large bedroom, separate living area and a state of the art bathroom featuring custom mosaic tiles.

The remaining suites are Penthouse Suites - including two Deluxe Penthouse Suites with Large Balcony - ranging from 363 to 459 square feet, most sleeping up to six guests. The two Owner's Suites will have connecting doors to the adjacent Penthouse Suites, sleeping up to 10 guests when combined, the perfect option for families or groups who wish to travel in luxury together. One of the many highlights of the suites is their expansive balconies, ranging from 150 square feet for Penthouse Suites up to 1200 square feet for the Owner's Suites, giving Pride of America's suite guests the largest balconies in the fleet, perfect for taking in the jaw-dropping Hawai`i scenery.

In addition to all of the incredible features in the suites, guests will enjoy pampering service from dedicated butlers and concierge, plus an array of exclusive amenities such as luxurious Tranquility mattresses from the Bliss Collection by Norwegian, Lavazza Espresso Makers, Elemis bath products, private dining for breakfast and lunch, and more.

New Suites and Staterooms Specifics

There will be 24 brand new opulent suites - a category where NCL excels. There will be just four Studio Staterooms (built and priced for solo cruisers) and four new inside staterooms; all to be installed on deck 13.

Of the 24 new suites two will be 566 square foot Deluxe Owners Suites which sleep up to four guests and feature a large bedroom, a separate living area and a luxuriously outfitted bathroom. These suites will each connect to one of the new Family Suites which will be 363 to 416 square feet, most sleeping up to six guests.

Two of the Family Balcony Suites will be ADA compliant. All of the suites come with expansive balconies from 245 square feet for Family Suites to 410 square feet for the Deluxe Owners Suites, the largest balconies in the Norwegian fleet.

Suite guests will also receive dedicated butlers and concierge service, plus Tranquility mattresses from the Bliss Collection by Norwegian, Lavazza Espresso Makers, Elemis bath products and private dining for breakfast and lunch.

Finalizing the Upgrade

Pride of America entered a 14-day dry dock back in March 23, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawai`i. Most of the enhancements were the addition of new suites, staterooms and studio staterooms for solo cruisers. All staterooms on the ship receives new flat screen televisions and updated décor.

Brand new carpeting was placed throughout the ship; in the staterooms and public rooms.

Wireless Internet connectivity, bow to stern, was added along with new directional signage. The gift shops received new looks as well as the photo and art galleries. Upgrades were made to the fitness center.

New dining venues include the Moderno Churrascaria, the line's signature Brazilian steakhouse, now present on most of the ships in the Norwegian fleet. The ship's buffet restaurant, the Aloha Cafe, received a new look, and the Lazy J's Steakhouse was converted to Norwegian's signature steakhouse "Cagney's."

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