Georgia Pearl Turns Bermuda Girl: My Pride Cruise to the "Island Paradise" & TS Karl.

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After dinner I caught one of the comedy shows and then met up after with Sean in the club. It was pretty empty so we went up to the lido for a quick snack.

The blind bunny rabbit my cabin steward left. I mean where are his eyes?

These are the free water bottles Carnival left us for return guests.

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Finally here are the internet prices. I bought the social media package the first day.

I highly recommend downloading the Carnival HUB app before you leave. You can connect to it for free and see what's happening around the ship as well as get most basic information.

Ok that's it for now! I'll be back later to respond to comments and will try to get day 2, our first sea day, done tomorrow. Thanks for following along!
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Odd, we had 2 bars (rounds) of soap in our room. Maybe the bunnie's eyes were lost with your soap!

Agree with the HUB, we all had it, except for my mother ... we all loved it, easy to stay in touch and a great value for $5.00 total.

I think the sail away wasn't that populated due to the roof being partially closed. Spent most of our time at the forward pool as the Serenity was packed and to avoid the mid-pool area as it was hot and loud. I noticed it was never really crowded/used the entire cruise.
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Great review so far!
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Yay!!!! It's a GaPearl review. Congrats on your move to Nevada. Looking forward to reading more of your review of your cruise with your mother & Sean. I will also be on the look out for Sean's review also.

I will have a balcony for the first time for my upcoming cruise(Decided to splurge & go for a spa balcony on the Breeze for Halloween.).
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So excited to read about your Bermuda adventures! I'll be heading to Bermuda on the Sunshine at the end of the month. My first solo cruise!!! Nervous but excited at the same time!

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Hey Kim,

Always a fan of your reviews.

NEVER thought I would see a neighborhood bar on a cruise critic review. I live about 2 minutes down the road from The Salsa Room! Crazy to see it on here.

Subscribing for sure. Keep up the good work.
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Always enjoy your reviews Thanks so much for doing another one....Our first trip to Bermuda was on the Pride
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Yea!!! Another GAPearl review!!! I'm really enjoying this one and it's so funny to see some places almost literally in my "backyard" featured in a review...DC! Even though about 30 miles southwest of DC, we hardly get down there. The last time was in 2012 to see the cherry blossoms, which were spectacular. And I cracked up at the "Forest Gump" reference. For our first Liberty cruise (April 2014), we flew out of Dulles, taking off to the north then looping around before heading south. We were on the right side of the plane and got great aerial views of DC and actually got a picture in which all monuments, memorials, etc. can be seen. So glad you didn't rent a car...Metro is great for getting around.

Even though we can drive to Baltimore, we've never cruised on Pride, but we're very interested in an Bermuda itinerary on her, so really looking forward to following along. Thank you for taking the time to do another review.
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So excited to read another one of your famous reviews and to Bermuda no less!! Looking forward it!
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great review. i was on this cruise too.
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Welcome back Kim! Vegas is looking good on you! Your stunning as ever. Love that blue hair to bad it couldn't stay. Can't wait to read the rest I know it will be great. Looking forward to checking out your Cuba pictures. that is one place I do want to visit!
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You could always have the ADMINS change your screen name. You won't lose your post count, or anything.

NVPearl has a nice ring to it.

Patiently waiting for more.......
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Originally posted by fuzzmane
Another awesome review coming our way. I can't wait to read it and live the cruise along with you.
Thanks! I hope you enjoy it!

Originally posted by nybumpkin
Really looking forward to this! We're on the July 2 cruise to Bermuda on Pride next year. On off-season weather: DH's grandparents sailed to Bermuda from New York in January 1938. We have the pictures. They were bundled up on deck.
Wow 1938! I can't imagine ever taking a cruise now in cold weather. Weather should be nice when you sail, as long as you can avoid the storms unlike us lol.
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Originally posted by fyree39
Looking forward to your review. We'll be in LV next weekend visiting the in-laws. Did you buy a home in LV? DH and I spent a weekend poking around North Las Vegas, Summerlin, and Henderson with hope that we'd find an area we'd be happy to retire to. No such luck. I've never seen so much concrete outside of Los Angeles!
Thanks for reading! No, I'm not buying out here but renting. I have no intention on buying another house (unless I find myself married one day) because I don't want to be tied down to living in one place. Selling my house in Atlanta has been an absolute nightmare. I might decide to leave here after a couple of years and don't want that stress. I have a good real estate agent friend here I could refer you to if you do decide to buy.

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im here im here....just in time to catch your review.....

popcorn ready........
Get some wine too.
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Originally posted by pirate4me2
Yay!! Another GAPearl review!

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Originally posted by aztekpm
Yay, it's here and I was there I like getting to relive the cruise x2! I did see you a couple times, but each time you were in conversation, so I wouldn't interrupt.

We did have eye contact and a smile in the terminal waiting to board ... I was in the FTTF, right by the door to the premium area.

I also saw you taking your pictures on the Lido ... LOL you were snapping everything in sight!

I still haven't taken a solo cruise, but, due to your encouragement on your last review, I did go on my first truly solo land vacation last May and had a blast. My Sept. Vista cruise will be my first solo! At least so far... The Bermuda cruise was my yearly vacation with my mother, but we ended up being 6 strong, so we'll see.
Hey there! I so wish you had interrupted and said hi at some point! I love meeting CC people. I did meet one lady from here that asked are you on CC? I was like ummmm, yeah. lol My next two cruises will be solo. You'll have a good time on your first solo. I'm glad I could be your inspiration.
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Originally posted by Love2Cruz2015
Looking forward to this review! Loved all of them...
Thanks! Glad to have you back!

Originally posted by Jamman54
Hey Kim!! I've been waiting for this one. One of my favorite reviewers, on my favorite ship, sailing to Bermuda no less! Bring it on girl!!!
Jeff! Hey stranger!!! I can't wait to finish this so I can read your review. Of course I'm happy to have you back reading along.