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Not having sailed on Pride before I had read the...
Not having sailed on Pride before I had read the reviews both pre and post 2.0 upgrades and was not sure what to expect since reviews were mixed. I enjoyed the Red Frog Pub, it had a 'pubby'...
Pride review first time Carnival cruiser
First time with Carnival and Pride and the cruise exceeded expectations. Very friendly staff, ship laid out well, loved the layout of the Mermaid Grill, meals in dining room were fine although not...
Well get her all shipshape, I'll be there in 2...
Well get her all shipshape, I'll be there in 2 hours for my first Carnival cruise!
The deck plans should have a legend on them. The...
The deck plans should have a legend on them. The square generally means 2 convertible twins with an upper and sofa. The single dot means one overhead bunk and two dots means two overhead bunks, as...
According to the Carnival website in FAQ's,...
According to the Carnival website in FAQ's, Belize, Caymans and sometimes Cozumel are tender ports
Thank you so much for this review. I will be on...
Thank you so much for this review. I will be on the Pride Feb 1, my first time on Carnival, and your comments are appreciated. I am looking forward to my experience and time on the Pride.
Last year we had about 12 people with Noro, they...
Last year we had about 12 people with Noro, they apparently came on board with it from a pre cruise tour. They were confined to their rooms for 3 days
The train left Paris at 11:20 ish for the trip to...
The train left Paris at 11:20 ish for the trip to Dijon where we had about 2 hours of free time before the bus ride to Chalon sur Saone. It was a delightful bus ride from the hotel to the train...
I agree with above post. On neither my AMA or...
I agree with above post. On neither my AMA or Scenic cruise were jeans very often worn in the evening. I have seen on occasion but for the most part the pax dressed in dressy casual attire. Since...
No DVD player.
No DVD player.
We also stayed at Intercontinental in Prague with...
We also stayed at Intercontinental in Prague with a room overlooking the river. Great hotel, would stay there again, very close to everything.
I also have done the South of France with Scenic,...
I also have done the South of France with Scenic, the Danube Canal/Moselle, part of the Rhine with AMA and the Danube with Scenic. All rivers have wonderful scenery. If you want Castles it is the...
Dress in layers, take at least one warm fleece...
Dress in layers, take at least one warm fleece and some rainproof outerwear/jacket. Both cruises I was on on the Danube/Canal in mid September, I had to buy a fleece jacket as it got very cool in...
I just finished my second Scenic cruise (south of...
I just finished my second Scenic cruise (south of France) and had absolutely no issues or problems with any service or staff. Everything was better than expected including the food. I know there...
Monday in Barcelona we basically shopped and did...
Monday in Barcelona we basically shopped and did a walking tour of the Bari Gothic area. My legs and feet are starting to rebel. We actually ordered room service our last night in Barcelona, packed...
We did the tour today to the Spanish Village....
We did the tour today to the Spanish Village. Thought it was very interesting and gave a flavour of different towns in different regions of Spain. This was a man made village built on a temporary...
Bus ride to Barcelona long with 2 hr stop at the...
Bus ride to Barcelona long with 2 hr stop at the Dali museum enroute. Arrived Barcelona 4 pm, checked into hotel. Great room. Bus tour left at 5 pm but pouring rain and not all that enjoyable. Did...
Just finished our last dinner. Food has been...
Just finished our last dinner. Food has been excellent. More than enough food, presentation is excellent. Have to say though that Duck seems to be a popular food. Several times as a starter and...
Last day..on the coach at 8:30 for trip to the...
Last day..on the coach at 8:30 for trip to the Camargue to see the flamingos followed by a stop in Ste Marie's de la mer. This town is on the Mediterranean, lovely beaches full of sand but very...
It is now Thursday our second last day. Docked in...
It is now Thursday our second last day. Docked in Tarascon this morning and took the shuttle service to Arles with a guide that took us to the Center of town via the Colisseum. Wonderful city, loved...
Today still docked in Avignon. Bus trip this...
Today still docked in Avignon. Bus trip this morning to Pont du Gard and Uzes. Worthwhile going. The aqueduct is amazing that it is still standing after almost 2000 years. After lunch free time in...
The wait staff has been wonderful on the Emerald,...
The wait staff has been wonderful on the Emerald, also very accommodating. Tonight an excellent dinner at the Palace de Papes in Avignon. Beautiful old dining room, 4 string quartet and excellent...
Wine tasting tour in Chateauneuf de Pape this...
Wine tasting tour in Chateauneuf de Pape this morning. 4 buses, 4 different wineries. Then a ride up to the derelict castle and either a walk downhill to town or a bus ride down. Ship was docked in...
First outside entertainment tonight, a dance...
First outside entertainment tonight, a dance group from the local Provence area. Chef's special tonight was Duck a l'orange, very tasty. Did I mention that the food has been excellent, much better...
In Tournon yesterday, not much to see. Sailed...
In Tournon yesterday, not much to see. Sailed down the Rhone as they had a BBQ on the sun deck. Last night was a music quiz night with cheese tasting in the afternoon. Docked in Viviers around 10pm...