Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Mexico

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Beautiful room, So-so food

Sail Date: July 29, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

For the money, you can get more amenities and better food with more service on other cruise lines

Pros: Embarking and debarking were smooth, fast and efficient. The ship was beautiful and well-maintained. Our stateroom was very nice. We were comfortable, had plenty of room and loved our balcony.

Cons: The food was very average. Room service had very few choices. Shopping on-board was limited. The pool was small. There was no track and few outdoor activities. The library and quiet areas to gather were also inadequate.

Recommends Carnival Pride? No.

Food and Dining
Many of thre tables in the main Normandie Dining Room are booths with no view. If you are seated with just one other couple, it can be awkward. The food was very average. You have the option of eating at David's which is quite nice but the cost for 2 was $150 with a bottle of low-end wine. The food in the Mermaid was fair at best. There were no other choices, except for the limited room service menu.
Service and Staff
Our steward and waiter were wonderful. Most others were fine with exceptions both directions.
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
The stateroom was well-designed and tastefully decorated. There was plenty of storage and closet space. The bed was comfortable. The balcony was private and roomy. We really enjoyed our room.
The entertainment was very good.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Eat at Ah, Carumba! in the hills. Great food, best view of the bay, sunset and city. Good service.
Mazatlan, Mexico
We took the Tequila, Saddles and Sandals tour. Wouldn't recommend this tour. The tequila factory wasn't operational. Our tour guide just showed us around and then everyone was given shots of tequila at 10 am. The little town we went to looked like it hadn't made saddles or sandals for at least 20 years but there was a guy standing there acting like he made them while the tour guide loaded us on and off the bus at our different stops under the watchful eye of the military and police. It was definitely a weird tour.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
We rented a car for $55 and drove up the coast to Todos Santos. The drive was beautiful and the town is charming. Tour to Todos Santos was $80 per per person. We had more fun on our own.

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