All about the Norwegian Pride of America

The Norwegian Pride of America was built in 2005. It was renovated in 2016. It's considered a small size ship. Coming in at 920 ft long and 120 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 2.6 football fields, as wide as 2.3 tractor trailers, and the same height as a 10-story building.

Norwegian Pride of America Ship

The Pride of America can hold 2,186 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Pride of America has a space ratio of 37. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship has less space per person than average.

Pride of America
ClassPride of America
Gross Tonnage80,439
Passenger Decks10
Passengers (double occupancy)2,186
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.4
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)37
Norwegian Pride of America Space Ratio
30 37 52

The Pride of America is one of one Pride of America-class ships currently sailing with Norwegian. The Pride of America is the only ship in its class and is the only Norwegian ship that cruises exclusively in the United States.

Norwegian Pride of America Restaurants

Food is a big part of any cruise, and there will plenty on the Norwegian Pride of America. You have 13 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 4 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 9 options have an additional fee. Some of those options are a set price and some have a la cart menu pricing. Only 31% of the dining options are included meaning you might spend more while on the ship due to the additional fees.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeCostType of Food
Atrium CafeQuick serveA la cartCoffee
Cadillac DinerQuick serveIncludedAmerican
Cagney's SteakhouseSit downA la cartSteakhouse
Dolce GelatoQuick serveA la cartDessert
East Meets WestQuick serveIncludedAsian
Jefferson's BistroSit downFlat feeFrench
Key West Bar & GrillQuick serveIncludedAmerican
La Cucina ItalianSit downA la cartItalian
Main Dining RoomSit downIncludedDinner
Moderno ChurrascariaSit downFlat feeBrazilian
Studio LoungeQuick serveExclusiveSnacks
Sushi BarQuick serveA la cartSushi
TeppanyakiSit downFlat feeAsian

In terms of drinks and cocktails, you have a variety of choices. Norwegian serves the Coca-cola family of products. That means Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Barqs Root Beer, although the selection can vary by ship.

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. You can check outrecent bar menus for the Pride of America below.

Pools and Hot Tubs on Norwegian Pride of America

The main pool on Norwegian Pride of America
The main pool on Norwegian Pride of America

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. If you want to spend all day in a pool, a cruise might not be the right choice. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day.

The Norwegian Pride of America has a total of 2 pools and 4 hot tubs.

Pride of America
Total Pools2
- Pools - General Access2
- Pools - Adults Only
- Pools - Exclusive
Total Hot Tubs4
- Hot Tubs - General Access4
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive

Norwegian Pride of America Features

There are quite a few things to do on the Pride of America. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while others have an additional charge.

Pride of America
ArcadeA la cart
CasinoA la cart
Fitness CenterIncluded
Jogging TrackIncluded
Shows - musical reviewIncluded
SpaA la cart

Cruise Costs

Norwegian is a mainstream cruise line. Mainstream cruise lines cater to a variety of guests, hoping to provide something for everyone. These typically cost about $100 - $350 per person per day.

Cruise pricing is dynamic and varies for each specific sailing based on factors such as departure point, ports of call, and time of year.

Norwegian Pride of America Onboard Costs

Another way to gauge the cost of a cruise is to consider how much you'll spend on board. Even though a lot is included in the base cruise fare, you may still spend money on things like spa treatments, specialty dining, drinks, and excursions. In addition, guests can also have to pay for things like gratuities and tips.

Typically guests can expect to spend about 25 - 40% of the cost of the cruise on onboard expenses. In other words, if the cruise fare is $1,000 per person, you might spend between $250 and $400 on extra expenses.

The table below will help you understand what you might spend onboard a Norwegian ship.

Base Daily Gratuities*
(Per Person Per Day)
Tip added to drinks & services20%
Soda Price$3.00
Domestic Beer Price$6.00
See drink menus
Drink Package Price109
Learn more
Internet Plan$12.50 to $25 per device per day
*Daily gratuities for a standard cabin. Suites or specialty rooms may have higher rates.

Norwegian Cruise Line offers a Free at Sea fare. Through this program, guests receive free open bar, a discount on excursions, some free internet, and some meals at their specialty restaurants. If you book using this promotion, you'll be responsible for the gratuities on the dining and drink package. If you won't be using these options, booking a "sail away" rate that doesn't include the Free at Sea benefits is considerably cheaper. Also, most of these benefits are the base packages; you can spend more to upgrade to better alcoholic drinks or faster/more wifi.

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