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Pride, August 11-18 Trip Report (with pictures)

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Thank you so much for such a thorough and fantastic review! My 6yo daughter loved every word, and your pictures have her very excited for her first cruise ever this January (and my first on the Pride). 

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Loved the review.  We were just on July 28 Pride cruise.  Great to see Karen from the Red Frog in the background, Anthony aka Lord Bingo and Fluffy (what up, Fluff?)

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On 8/27/2019 at 3:44 PM, alleghator said:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 -- FREEPORT

 

We slept in a little this morning before getting Lido buffet breakfast again. We had no plans in Freeport, and it was such a short visit. Joe and Matthew stayed onboard while Emily and I walked around to see the port area and do a little shopping. There isn't much there -- Senor Frogs, some T-shirt shops, souvenirs, etc. We were back on board in about an hour.

 

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WELCOME TO FREEPORT

 

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ANOTHER SHIP AT FREEPORT

 

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LOADING FUEL ONTO THE PRIDE

 

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IT WAS ACTUALLY INTERESTING TO WATCH THE WORK UNLOADING THIS CONTAINER SHIP

 

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BLUE IGUANA LUNCH -- WE ALSO GOT EXTRA PICO TO GO WITH THE CHIPS LEFT OVER FROM HALF MOON CAY

 

There was a strong smoke smell throughout the Piazza Café and toward the Taj Mahal, and we hadn't noticed it early in the cruise. We came to the conclusion that it was from the doors being open down on Deck Zero. There was a constant breeze drawing smoky air from the casino forward along deck two.

 

We WON at Fact or Fiction trivia and at the Heads Up game which preceded the Win a Cruise Bingo. Two more Ships on Sticks! I also won some bingo cards, so we played to see if we'd win a cruise. We only needed one more, but didn't win. It's the only bingo we played this week.

 

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LORD BINGO AT TRIVIA

 

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Matthew played the piano and we napped a bit. The Captain made an announcement about some rough weather ahead on the way back north. I love storms and so does Emily (she's a meteorology major), so we had to go up as high as we could to check it out.

 

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We all gussied up for our final Elegant Night and made our way to the dining room for dinner.

 

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Then it was back to the Piano Bar!

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Next … Last day .. AT SEA ...

Your pictures and story are like a book you just can't stop reading!!  Thank you for all the detail.

The picture of the circle of light on the water that came through the clouds really is magnificent!!!  

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Fantastic review! What are you going to do with your gift card? We are thinking of the Pride for next summer as my daughter just moved to Baltimore! Did you use the slides? We did Royal in June ! 

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On 10/8/2019 at 3:46 PM, helene109 said:

Fantastic review! What are you going to do with your gift card? We are thinking of the Pride for next summer as my daughter just moved to Baltimore! Did you use the slides? We did Royal in June ! 

 

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!!! My daughter and I are exploring going back on the Pride for a spring break cruise in April. We didn't use the slides on this trip. We didn't spend much time on the lido deck at all -- except for getting burgers or burritos, or watching the movie.

 

We will be on Royal next August out of Bayonne.

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We would love to try a bigger ship not sure how far away Bayonne is from Maryland thanks 

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What airport would I fly into? Newark Liberty? I wonder if Royal has a shuttle 

thanks

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Bayonne is just outside of NYC. (the cruise terminal is about 3 hours from Baltimore)

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On 10/17/2019 at 8:40 AM, alleghator said:

Bayonne is just outside of NYC. (the cruise terminal is about 3 hours from Baltimore)

Thanks and where would we fly into? Does southwest fly there?

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