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Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 09, 2006
Ship: Carnival Pride
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 12 years ago

The ship overall was nice; the decorations were fairly gaudy. The crew was extremely nice and helpful--we had great service at dinner from Amin & Plamera. The downside was, the three of us were seated at a table set for nine people--no other diners EVER showed up, and the Maitre d' told us that he didn't want to move anyone--so we never got the chance to meet other shipmates during meals, which is for me the big social opportunity to bond with other passengers. Every night, the three of us went to our huge table...and looked like outcasts.
And again--if we had known there was no water slide, we probably would have booked a different ship.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The caliber of the food & service was really excellent.


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The Maitre d's reluctance to move us is the only reason this doesn't get an 'excellent'....everyone else was fabulous.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Strangely decorated--huge Roman murals of naked people (and I mean HUGE) all over the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a suite toward the back of the ship, and felt like there was plenty of room for the three of us.
3 out of 5
We went to the Royal Dolphin Encounter, and realized we should have purchased the Royal Dolphin SWIM. Also, our waiter told us about an excellent restaurant...La Palapa...which was one of the best meals we've ever had.
Don't Miss: Dinner at La Palapa
3 out of 5
None of the shore excursions looked very interesting, so we used this stop as our shopping stop.
3 out of 5
Probably the nicest of the three ports...we purchased the Power Snorkeling excursion, which was a blast.

Pros: We thought the food on this ship was better than on the Celebrity line!

Cons: All the advertising for this ship showed a pool with a big water slide--and as we were taking our 11 year old son with us, this was one of the reasons we chose this ship. We found out, however, when we boarded, that the slide had been dismantled. Big disappointment!!!

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