Restaurants and Entertainment – Pride of America Cruise FAQ’s

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Lock down your dinner reservation right away!

 Securing your dinner reservations promptly on the Pride of America cruise ship is a savvy decision that enhances your overall cruise experience. The ship boasts a diverse array of dining options, each offering a unique culinary journey. By making reservations in advance, you ensure that you have access to the restaurants and dining times of your preference, guaranteeing a seamless and enjoyable dining experience. By planning ahead, and going right to the reservation desk as the first thing you do on the ship you can make sure you have a smooth week with dining. Errors do happen where reservations that you thought you had can be wiped out when the cruise data downloads. It is always good to get a print out from the ship with your reservation times.

Freedom of Entertainment

With freestyle cruising on the Pride of America you do not need to make reservations for any of the on-board entertainment. Just make sure you know what is lined up for the week and get a Freestyle Daily with the times of events. Most entertainment will be held in Hollywood Theatre on deck 5 or Mardi Gras on deck 6 right above it.

What restaurants and bars are on the Pride of America and what is the dress code?


Aloha Café (Deck 11): Whatever you’re craving, chances are you will find it at the Aloha Café. This complimentary, indoor buffet restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is a bar where you can order alcohol. Casual dressBreakfast is 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; Lunch is 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and Dinner is 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Cadillac Diner (Deck 6): Pull up a chair at this casual diner and order from a diverse selection of comfort foods, including burgers, chicken wings, milkshakes ($4.50 for milkshakes) and more. Casual dress (shorts and T-shirts are ok); open 24/7

Liberty Restaurant (Deck 6): One of our two Main Restaurants serving a variety of culinary delights with a contemporary flair. Passengers are expected to wear collared shirts, close-toed shoes and dresses as opposed to flip-flops and T-shirts; Open for dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Skyline Restaurant (Deck 5): Stunning in design with ocean views, this Main Restaurant offers traditional cuisine to please every palate. Hours 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for breakfast and 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for dinner; Casual dress (shorts and T-shirts are ok).

Key West Bar & Grill (Deck 12; Pool Bar & Grill): Enjoy casual dining to suit every taste. From grilled burgers to hot dogs, come as you are and eat as you like after a night out or before your day begins. Dress: it’s perfectly acceptable to come in your swimsuit and cover-up; Hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

East Meets West (Deck 5): Enjoy a complimentary Asian restaurant featuring freshly prepared noodles, delicious wok fried dishes, authentic soups and more. Not sure about dress code; Dinner hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Pay for Restaurants:

“Smart Casual” dress code meaning slacks or jeans, dresses, skirts, and tops with closed-toed shoes.

Moderno Churrascaria (Deck 11): Looking for a unique experience? Our authentic Brazilian churrascaria is a must. Dinner is 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

La Cucina (Deck 11): Buona Sera! Enjoy the finest ingredients at our vibrant Italian ristorante. Dine on Italian classics and indulge with a rich homemade Tiramisu. Open for dinner. Could not find published times but I’m sure it’s in the 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. time frame.

Sushi (Deck 5; same room as East Meets West; a la carte sushi bar): In the mood for sushi? Take a seat at this contemporary sushi bar for some traditional Japanese culinary bites. Dinner hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cagney’s Steakhouse (Deck 6): Premium cuts are the standard at our American steakhouse serving Certified Angus Beef®. Dinner is 5:50 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Jefferson’s Bistro (Deck 5): Romance is in the air at our signature French restaurant. Dinner is 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Passengers are expected to wear collared shirts, close-toed shoes and dresses as opposed to flip-flops and T-shirts

Dolce Gelato (Deck 11): Slow churned, dense and intense in flavor, gelato is Italy’s answer to ice cream. 

Teppanyaki (Deck 5): Sit at a lively shared table as a skillful chef perfectly prepares shrimp, steak, chicken and fried rice on a large steel grill. Dinner is 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Room Service: Available 24 hours a day, simply pick up the phone and order breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late-night munchies. 

Pride of America Bars

Aloha Lanai Bar (Deck 11, Aft): A full bar offering an extensive wine and beer selection and cocktails including Mai Tai’s, Surf Rider’s and Polynesian’s. 

Gold Rush Saloon (Deck 11, Mid, Port Side): Saddle up and wet your whistle at the Gold Rush Saloon, a full bar offering an extensive wine and beer selection and cocktails

John Adams Coffee Bar (Deck 5, Mid, Starboard): For that double, vanilla, extra hot latte with extra foam, the John Adams Coffee Bar is at your service with a wide variety of specialty coffees, teas, pastries, Starbucks and cookies. 

Key West Bar & Grill (Deck 12 overlooking pool): Full bar & grill in a Key West setting. 

Mardi Gras Cabaret Lounge & Nightclub (Deck 6, Forward, Mid): It’s Mardi Gras every night at this New Orleans-inspired lounge and club. Order a round of your favorite beverage, grab your beads and dance the night away. 

Napa Wine Bar (Deck 6, Mid, Starboard): Enjoy different wines by the glass at the Napa Wine Bar. You can also order cocktails and beer in this full bar. 

Ocean Drive Bar (Overlooks South Beach Pool Deck 11): Enjoy cocktails, wines and beer in a full bar that overlooks the South Beach Pool. 

Pink’s Champagne Bar (Deck 6, Mid): Inspired by Hawaii’s Royal Palace Hotel, often referred to as the “Pink Palace”, on Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Bar (Deck 13, Aft): Hang loose brother at the Waikiki Bar. You’ll think you’re on Waikiki Beach after you order a Mai Tai or Polynesian. 


Do I need to reserve spots for any of the shows on the ship?

No, you just need to show up at the right time. Make sure to check your freestyle daily for updates and times. For shows in Hollywood Theatre they generally run 2 back to back at night and you should try to get there 30 min early for the best seating when the doors open.

I made my dinner reservations pre-cruise, should I check them?

Yes! Sometimes the download for the new cruise loads incorrectly and some guests reservations are on there. This makes it so your spot is then given to guests making reservations when they first get on the ship. The first thing I always tell guests is check and get your dinner reservations print out first.

How early should I show up for shows?

Hollywood Theatre I would should up 30 minutes early right when the doors open if you want good seating and want access to drinks right away. Normally the first show of the night is the busy one.

What is included in the Hawaiian Beverage Package?

Alcoholic Beverages Under $15 INCLUDED

$15 discount on individual beverages over $15 INCLUDED

20% off Tastings/Flights INCLUDED

20% off Bottles of wine INCLUDED

House Coffee in Restaurants INCLUDED

Fountain soda INCLUDED

Bottled water INCLUDED

Fresh squeezed juice INCLUDED

Canned soda NOT

Starbucks from John Adams NOT

Room Service NOT

Taxes NOT

Milkshakes from Cadillac Diner NOT

Items from the Minibar NOT