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Hawaii Cruise 2011, Day 1 Pride of America. Our AMAZING cabin, suite 10,000

It's day 4 in Hawaii and out first day aboard the Pride of America. Colleen and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary on the 6th and spent the last few days in Wakiki with our girls, and our best friends the Ott"s and the White's. With everyone safely back on an airplane and headed back home, we climbed aboard the NCL Pride for a week of pampering.

Anyone who know's us, knows that we are big cruise fans. I think this is something like 7 or 8 now, but normally we are inside stateroom folks. Occasionally we will get a balcony room, but we don't really do anything but sleep in it, so why spend the $$$. This time we decided to splurge on a suite, and I have to say I think I am now spoiled and will likely never go back.

We started with the regular drop off via cab and slugging of the luggage to the porter to check them. Thats where the ordinary stopped and where things become amazing. Because we had a suite, we did not have to wait to go through security, they had a special line for us, with no one in it. The other one was long. Once inside the cattle call warehouse was full of hundreds of people and seriously long lines, but another desk awaited us where we stepped right up and were warmly greeted. There we met our personal Butler, Wally. Wally is fantastic and quickly issued our room cards then personally took us aboard and gave us a quick tour of the ship. He took us to a lounge and profusely apologized because he said although our room was ready, they had not opened the floor yet, so it would be about 15-20 minutes.

He got us glasses of champagne and we met the Concierge James, who took our dinner reservations for the week. It was probably only 5-10 minutes and they released the floor, and off we went to Suite 10,000.

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Our room

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The Bedroom

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The Dining Room

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The Bathroom.  It's sad, this bathroom is probably larger than the entire room we had on our first cruise, where you could shower, pee and brush your teeth all in the same location just by turning 90 degrees.

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The Veranda... wraps around the front of the ship under the bridge.

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The deck hot tub

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The Bar, with our own espresso machine - Yum!

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The view from our balcony and out our bedroom window.

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They fixed our room up for our aniversary.

Thats all for now... More later about Day 1, the road to Hana......

 

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Congratulations on your anniversary! And thank you for such an informative post.

DH and I are staying in this suite to celebrate our anniversary. I ordered the room setup after seeing your photos.

I read that the Napali coast sail by is quite a sight from port-side. How would the view be from this balcony?

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