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Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Mexico


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Experience: 1 cruise (first)
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7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 28, 2007
Ship: Carnival Pride
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
The ship was huge, extra clean, and beatifully decorated. Awesome!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I gained 10lbs. Great food, great dining room staff, great drinks...they even have ice cream and pizza available 24hrs a day in case you get the munchies. Even their "deli" food was impressive - loads of meat on their sandwiches (made to order). Formal dining area had dancing/singing each night by the staff - fun!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Bingo, trivia, sports trivia, gambling, singing, dancing/dance lessons...you name it! They produced a schedule of activities for the following day so you knew what your options were and when. We had a blast! Library was limited, though.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Awesome, awesome, awesome. Everyone smiled all the time. Staff members from all over the world - loved the accents!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Clean, clean, clean! Jogging track on top deck, spa and gym on 9th deck, two hot tubs, two swimming pools.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great size and balcony area. Hair dryer, shampoo, body wash, razors, moisturizer samples available in room. Mini bar with juice, soda, beer, and booze (reasonable prices), as well as bottled water. GREAT PILLOWS AND COMFORTER! They leave little towel animals and chocolates on your pillow at night (they turn down the bed for you while at dinner). No clocks in rooms, though.
3 out of 5
Great little open-air restaurant on the main strip in town - great food. Flea market with the ability to bargain (better bargaining on the TOP floor, not the main floor). Great beach area! Worst part was the constant harassment by people selling timeshares every 5 feet as you walked along.
Don't Miss: Beach / boardwalk
3 out of 5
Loved the beach, but hated the constant harassment by people selling trinkets and trash every 5 feet - they approached us on the beach, on the sidewalk, in the restaurants...and wouldn't take no for an answer. Many places won't bargain with you.
Don't Miss: Beach / boardwalk - beautiful!
5 out of 5
Best port of the three - we did the ATV tour and had a blast! Great time - highly recommend it! Went to Cabo Wabo for lunch and had fantastic nachos (with steak, not hamburger) and margaritas - wonderful.
Don't Miss: ATV tour beach/canyon area

Pros: This ship had the most incredible, attentive staff members! The activities list each day was enormous, and the staff's enthusiasm for each activity was contagious!

Cons: The on-boarding process was a bit long and repetitive - be prepared to wait for a couple of hours to get through security and all.

Recommends Carnival Pride? Yes!

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