Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5

Good for the whole family

Sail Date: March 25, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Suite

The ship was very clean. The decor was interesting. The most surprising thing was how quiet our stateroom was. We were on the 6th floor (Empress deck) and unless people were stomping up and down the hall (which only happened a couple of times), we didnt' hear a thing! I highly recommend at least a balcony, and if you can get a suite, the extra room in the bathroom is definitely worth it. We utilized the photography/videography services which were great as well. The staff was extremely friendly all over the ship.

Pros: We brought 20 of our friends and family on the cruise and there were enough activities to keep everyone of all ages entertained (Ages 3 to 60!).

Cons: The weather is a little chilly for the 1st and last days at sea this time of year, don't expect tropical the entire trip if you book your Mexican Riviera cruise in March.

Recommends Carnival Pride? Yes!

Service and Staff
With the exception of one cranky gentleman in the photography dept, everyone was very friendly and willing to help.
Entertainment
We didn't go for the entertainment, more to relax and spend time w/ the family. We did participate in the show at the end of the week (guests get to sing and perform w/ the professional cast) which was a riot!
Children's Programs
My nieces really enjoyed the camp carnival (ages 3 and 5).
Ship Quality
The ship was very clean.
Food and Dining
We are food snobs, so the food did not super-exceed our expectations, but it was very good. We had prime rib, lobster, a variety of unexpected options (cold strawberry soup was awesome). They had a 24 hour pizza option which came in handy a few times. They didn't have Thai or Indian food on board, but just about everything else. The service in the dining room was top notch.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a suite and it was spectacular. There was more than adequate storage space for clothes etc. and the bathroom was great. The bed was very comfortable. There were only 2 of us, however, and if you're taking a family, expect to bump elbows even in a suite.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
We just took a water taxi to Nikki beach. Many of the resorts will allow cruisers to use their chairs and are happy to serve you food and beverages. They also have bathrooms available.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
We walked about a 1/3 of a mile south of the ship, turned inward to the public beach where we found a wonderful spot lay on chairs (under tents if you wished) and w/ one fee we ate delicious food and drank beer/margaritas all day. They also had a clean bathroom, nice beach and great water access. This was not a carnival tour, but for $30 a couple, was exactly what we wanted.
Mazatlan, Mexico
The Pacifico tour was fun, only 1 1/2 hours in touring the brewry, 30 minutes of which you get to hang out at the top of the building (one of the highest in Mazatlan) w/ a great view. The rest of the tour is driving around Mazatlan in an open air bus drinking all of the Pacifico you can manage. (2 bathroom stops included). We loved it.


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