Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that the Pride of America just wrapped a three and a half week drydock that added newly designed public spaces, new venues and refreshed décor in all staterooms. The renovations are part of The Norwegian Edge program, a $400 million fleetwide investment.
The new public spaces, as well as several of the ships’ restaurants as well as bars and lounges, now sport a modern look with new contemporary décor and furniture as well as new lighting and flooring. Every stateroom aboard Pride of America was touched by this renovation, receiving new bedding, new furniture, new flatscreen televisions and updated flooring.
The new venues the ship added include the Soho Art Gallery, which offers original works of art available for purchase; the new Perspectives Photo Studio, an area for couples, families and friends to have professional photo memories taken of their vacation; and Dolce Gelato, Norwegian’s signature gelateria. Those looking to tie the knot while in any of the ship’s ports of call can do so in the ship’s wedding chapel, now in a new location on deck six with new flooring, furniture and wall fixtures.
The ship’s pool deck underwent a complete refurbishment with a refinished pool, new loungers and Jacuzzis.
The ship's Conservatory was also completely transformed, with new furniture, flooring and modern décor; and the library and card rooms, which were outfitted with new flooring, furniture and six computer stations for Internet access, for those who prefer to leave their personal devices at home. The Mandara Spa has been expanded with more treatment rooms. The spa will feature New Mexican décor including soft, neutral colors and natural elements like stone and wood to provide a tranquil atmosphere.
Dining enhancements for Pride of America include extensive renovations to all of the existing complimentary dining venues, most notably the ship’s Skyline Main Dining Room, which received a refreshed look with new décor including a new entrance, new carpet design, new furniture upholstery, new window drapes and new columns throughout the restaurant. La Cucina, Norwegian’s signature Italian restaurant, aboard Pride of America has also been updated. The ship’s specialty restaurants East Meets West, Cagney’s Steakhouse and Jefferson’s Bistro also received enhancements with new flooring, reupholstered furniture, new artwork, lighting fixtures, new window treatments and more.
Beyond hardware upgrades, guests sailing aboard Pride of America can now enjoy new menus in all dining outlets with additional choices and à la carte priced items in complimentary dining rooms and specialty restaurants. Building on the success of the enhanced menus aboard Norwegian’s newest ship Norwegian Escape, Pride of America’s new menus have been developed by Norwegian’s culinary team with a focus on balancing popular traditional dishes like prime rib, chateaubriand, rack of lamb and escargot with current dining trends.
Pride of America is the only ship that sails year-round from Honolulu on seven-day intra-Hawaii cruises. The itinerary visits Hawaii’s main islands, including an overnight in Kahului, Maui; an overnight in Nãwiliwili, Kaua`i; stops in Hilo, Hawaii and Kona, Hawaii; as well as an afternoon cruise by the spectacular Nãpali Coast.