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Carnival Pride

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Just sailed Carnival Pride on Jan 2

 

Was a great cruise.

 

Ship was beautiful.

 

Just one problem, the post cards mailed from the ship never arrived

and the stamp was $1.00 per card.

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Ah commonnnnnn Mariella.......tell us more, tell us more!!! Your cabin, what you did in port, the weather on sea days, the customer service.....etc..etc..

 

PLEASEEEE!!

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Hi we returned from the pride on Jan 30th.... We enjoyed the ports. We went to Nikki beach in Puerto Vallerta and we did a tour with Matzalan Frank and shopped in Cabo...

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Thanks Raymok,

 

How was the weather on SEA days? Warm enough to lay out by the pool? How about embarkation? Did you do early check in? When did you get there? How was the weather in Long Beach?

 

Did you hear who Greg Kneale's replacement is going to be when he retires in March???

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Unfortunately the weather on first and last sea days you could not sun bath.. The first one was too cold and the last one returning to LB we had 35 MPH winds. We arrived aty the pier late and in 25 minutes we were on board. However on our check in date 1-22 they did a complete crew immigratin check and those passengers that checked in early at QM had to wait up to 3 hours.. Greg diddnt say anthing about his replacement just that he had 7 weeks left

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When you say you arrived at the pier LATE, how late is late? When does the QM stop doing early check in?

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We had 2 cabins. 4140 and 4142. Travelled with my husband, my

 

college age daughter and her roommate from college. The girls had

a great time. They were a little worried ahead of time that they would not

meet college kids their age, But they did.

 

We liked our rooms alot. Plenty of room. Plenty of closet space. The rooms

were partial view, which meant that the lifeboats were right outside our room

 

The shows were above and beyond what I ever expected. I grew up in NY

and saw many Broadway musical and the Pride's shows were up to par with

Broadway.

 

We had dinner in the dining room every night. Must say we had the best

waiter.

 

The first day out it was cool, no sunbathing. But after that the weather

was warm. Last day coming back was very breezy. But remember that

was in January.

 

Just a note - check your fun card right away for dining time and table number. We did not, and much to our surprise. My husband and I were

booked early dinner. My daughter and friend got late dinner. Of course,

we needed to change that since we requested early dinner and wanted

to dine together. We had to wait on a line for one hour to change. When

we finally got to desk to change there was no problem doing so. They

were very accomodating. Just a pain to do that.

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Port visits

 

In Mazatlan we took the city/ tour. We really enjoyed that tour.

Visited the oldest church in the city. After the tour we were taken back to

the dock. Grabbed a taxi and went into town. Went shopping and had

dinner in town. Should have gone back to ship to eat, dinner was not

cheap at Senor Frogs.

 

In Cabo we did not take a tour. You can walk to the town from the pier.

We had drinks at Cabo Wabo which was fun. Than of course shopping again.

 

In Puerto Vallarto we took the Hotel pool/beach tour. Enjoyed walking along

the ocean. But were warned about jelly fish. So did not go in the ocean.

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We leave next Sunday on the Pride for a romantic Valentines week - what other entertainment besides the shows were there? How were the lounges & clubs?

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Our post cards took over 6 weeks to arrive. Guess it was closer to 8 weeks. Did you add USA on the bottom? You would be surprised on how many people forget to add that.

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Mariella,

 

When you say "check your fun card right away" for dining, do you mean the Sign and Sail card? I'm not sure what a "fun card" is......help!!

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Oops, sorry I meant the sign and sail card.........

 

One night we went in one of the main areas to listen to jazz. They even

invited passengers to participate if they played any jazz.......

 

There is a Sports lounge, a lounge that did Karoke, and of course the

"disco". One night there was a "Pub Crawl" that took you from lounge to

lounge drinking. (of course you pay for your own drinks). I did not attend

that but heard that it was very popular and fun.

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Forgot this,

 

After the shows we went to Ivory Piano Bar where there is a piano singer.

AND dancing. Jazz was in Rapael Lounge.

 

Romantic spot - Sunset Garden - winds around the Taj Mahal Stage.

Long winding walkway with cute little table and chairs. You can get a drink

or coffee/tea and sit in this little area. The two times we walked there it

was very private and quiet.

 

One thing I noted - The Adults only pool area and spa had a few children

there. Also, saw one in the spa and no one had him leave.

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New Years cruise a year ago, I mailed post cards from the ship, they arrived at the end of February and one looked like it had been through a lawn mower. I didn't bother this year (Pride DEC 26 sailing) Figured I could hand deliver them faster! And, yes, I had USA on them. I loved the Pride, wish I was there now!

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