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Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Mexico
Review SummaryCheck-in was in dis-array despite it being a weekly occurance; luke-warm greeting stepping on board; initial guidance was less than heartfelt; category 11 suite was quite nice, the lighting was very bright and had dimmers. Many cabinet knobs were bent and/or caused obvious holes in walls. Paint fumes were prevailent coming in the A/C systems intermittently for three days. TV was old-style with poor picture to the point that one could not read the names of ports and points of interest on the GPS channel, which was primative...showing general vector, wind speed and ship speed but no temp. or other useful data to make passenger aware of climate. Video tape player was installed, but no tapes to be found on board. On screen ability to check on board purchases was VERY cumbersome to use. Needs a major upgrade of technology ...a flat screen would have been appropriate in upgraded rooms. And the room porter was assigned so many rooms that he was too overwhelmed to provide above average service. Inside hallways made it tough to know which way was front or aft.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Fine job on the ship design and decor
Cons: Poor meals in dining room was especially disappointing, breakfast, lunch AND dinners