2006 Pride of Hawai'i Cruise, CruiseCritic Activities

CruiseCritic welcome sign on the Pride of Hawai'i



Before we even boarded the beautiful Pride of Hawai'i, we had the opportunity to "meet" a number of our fellow cruisers. We did this through the CruiseCritic.com web discussion groups. Anyone with an internet connection should be able to visit the boards, ask questions, make new friends, and enhance your cruising experience.

Our first get-together was informal. Most of the CC passengers embarking in Los Angeles met after the lifeboat drill at the Bali Hai Bar. It was a great chance to meet and greet, and get into that "cruising feeling". More passengers would be boarding in San Francisco, however.

Vickie, the Group Coordinator on board the Pride, was really helpful to us, and scheduled an "official" get-together on the morning after we left San Francisco. Even though our meeting took place around the time of the lifeboat drill for SF passengers, we still had a great group. Several of the ship's officers were present, along with the Cruise Director, both Concierges, and Kamana'o, the onboard Hawaiian Ambassador.

Near the end of the cruise, we decided that it would be a good idea to get all the CC'ers together again. They would be able to compare notes, make new friends, and talk about their experiences in the Islands. Again, Vickie, the Group Coordinator, was very helpful and arranged another meeting as we left Maui. We got a section set aside in the forward nightclub for a final meet-and-greet. We did not ask for refreshements, figuring that we would all be going to dinner right after the meeting. Well, the Bar Director came by and, seeing our group, quickly provided wine and soft drinks for everyone. All in all, we had a great CC group, and the PoH staff was more than helpful to us.

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Just Finished Lifeboat Drill, Los Angeles -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[Just Finished Lifeboat Drill, Los Angeles]


[Don't Let the Look Fool You, Everyone Had a Great Time]

Don't Let the Look Fool You, Everyone Had a Great Time -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

More CruiseCritic Folks -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[More CruiseCritic Folks]


[This Lady and Her Husband Have Been on 37 NCL Cruises (plus many others)]

This Lady and Her Husband Have Been on 37 NCL Cruises (plus many others) -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

The Whole Family is Cruising -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[The Whole Family is Cruising]


[Maeve Blogged the Cruise Live on CruiseCritic]

Maeve Blogged the Cruise Live on CruiseCritic -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

Even the Photographer Needs an Adult Beverage by Now -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[Even the Photographer Needs an Adult Beverage by Now]


[Vickie (Group Coordinator) Set Up an Official Get-Together for Us]

Vickie (Group Coordinator) Set Up an Official Get-Together for Us -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

Sandi Talking with a Deck Officer -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[Sandi Talking with a Deck Officer]


[CC'ers Meeting and Chatting]

CC'ers Meeting and Chatting -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

More CC'ers -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[More CC'ers]


[Maeve Meets the Cruise Director]

Maeve Meets the Cruise Director -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

Vickie (Group Coordinator) Arranged these Get-Togethers -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[Vickie (Group Coordinator) Arranged these Get-Togethers]


[CC'ers Chatting with Bartender]

CC'ers Chatting with Bartender -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

The Little Girl is Fascinated by the 'Bubbling' Bar Decorations -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[The Little Girl is Fascinated by the 'Bubbling' Bar Decorations]


[Ship's Officers Chatting with CC'ers]

Ship's Officers Chatting with CC'ers -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

CC'ers Chatting -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[CC'ers Chatting]


[Our Two Concierges, Eric and Robb]

Our Two Concierges, Eric and Robb -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

Kamana'o (Onboard Hawaiian Ambassador) and Sandi -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[Kamana'o (Onboard Hawaiian Ambassador) and Sandi]


[We Were Offered Complimentary Coffee]

We Were Offered Complimentary Coffee -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

Eric and Robb, the Concierges Answer CC'ers Questions -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[Eric and Robb, the Concierges Answer CC'ers Questions]


[CC'ers Getting Acquainted]

CC'ers Getting Acquainted -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

More CC'ers Getting Acquainted -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[More CC'ers Getting Acquainted]


[Sharing Our Cruise Experiences]

Sharing Our Cruise Experiences -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

More CC'ers at the Final Party -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[More CC'ers at the Final Party]


[Sandi Thanks Vickie (Group Coordinator) for Setting Up the Party for Us]

Sandi Thanks Vickie (Group Coordinator) for Setting Up the Party for Us -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

Some CC'ers at the Final Party -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[Some CC'ers at the Final Party]


[Don't Those Couches Look Inviting?]

Don't Those Couches Look Inviting? -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

Sign Up and Have a Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Too! -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[Sign Up and Have a Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Too!]


[Sharing a Laugh as We Leave Maui]

Sharing a Laugh as We Leave Maui -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

Chatting About Our Cruise -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[Chatting About Our Cruise]


[As the CC'ers Chatted, NCL Provided Wine (unasked!)]

As the CC'ers Chatted, NCL Provided Wine (unasked!) -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

Chatting About Our Cruise -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[Chatting About Our Cruise]


[Chatting About Our Cruise]

Chatting About Our Cruise -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i

We Are Leaving Maui (sob!) -- 2006 Cruise on Pride of Hawai'i


[We Are Leaving Maui (sob!)]

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