7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Sail Date: July 29, 2007 Ship: Carnival Pride Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 10 years ago
For the money, you can get more amenities and better food with more service on other cruise lines
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
The entertainment was very good.
Service and Staff
3 out of 5
Our steward and waiter were wonderful. Most others were fine with exceptions both directions.
5 out of 5
Cabin / Stateroom
5 out of 5
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.
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.
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.
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.
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