Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Mexico

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4-6 cruises

Review
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5 out of 5

A Good Time Was Had by All

Sail Date: November 26, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We took the 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise in November and had a wonderful time. The Carnival Pride is a beautiful ship with Italian Renaissance art all over it. The Taj Mahal showroom theater is gorgeous. The Normandie dining room is done in the most beautiful 1930s art deco style with the Queen Mary painted on the ceiling!

We had a balcony room, which we really enjoyed because the balconies were private. The ship is designed so that there is very little traffic in any one area and not very many areas where there are rooms on both sides of the corridor. We were able to go out our cabin door and look through a window into the atrium. Very nice!

We did not have children with us and we appreciated the fact that there was plenty for kids to do, but their areas were separate from the main areas.

Pros: The ship was beautiful and had lots of activities

Cons: The tour in Puerto Vallarta

Recommends Carnival Pride? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
We had a balcony room which was quite spacious. The bed was large and very comfortable and everything was kept spotless.
Ship Quality
The ship is large enough without being too large, very well laid out and in good condition. It is only a few years old so everything was clean and nice.
Food and Dining
Our dining experiences were very good. We didn't eat on our shore tours because we couldn't wait to get back on the ship to see what else they were going to serve!

The midnight buffet is not to be missed. Absolutely incredible.They also serve afternoon tea with wonderful petit fours and we enjoyed this very much.
Service and Staff
The staff was just great. Our beverage waitress, remembered our drinks for the whole cruise after only serving us one time.

The cruise director was very involved in all aspects of the cruise. Very funny and approachable.
Entertainment
There were so many things going on from very casual to very elegant, partying to quiet relaxation. You could participate in all of them or none. There was no pressure.
Mazatlan, Mexico
We had a fantastic time in Mazatlan. We took the city tour, which took us to all the different areas of the city. We visited the beautiful Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, saw cliff divers and the amazing Pamantla Flyers. We had ample time to shop and the shops were clean and had a variety of merchandise. Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgable.
Don't Miss: Don't miss any of it.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
We did not enjoy our tour. We took the Mismaloya city tour to see the Taylor-Burton home where they filmed Night of the Iguana, but the guide only took us within about half a mile of the house. We had to look across the water and all we could see was part of a building through the trees. We were supposed to have seen other star's homes but all the guide did was give us the names of the stars who have homes there. Mismaloya was dismal.
Don't Miss: The beautiful shoreline
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Another beautiful location. We took the glass bottom boat tour and saw lots of marine life, as well as the interesting rock formations.The shops along the marina were very nice.
Don't Miss: The glass bottom boat tour.


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