Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5

Great Family Vacation

Sail Date: November 19, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

This was our second cruise with Carnival and our first cruise taking the entire family - our two adult children with spouses and 3 granddaughters, ages 15 months to 8 years. We were on the Carnival Pride for the Mexican Riviera Cruise. The kids had a great time - I think the 15 month old had the best time... She loved the shows, as did we all, and she danced in the Butterfly room nightly.. Our family ( 8 people) dined each night in the Normandie Room and our Waiter and Waitress could not have been more accomodating and gracious. A plate of fruit was always immediately brought to the table for our toddler and our waiter always cut the steak for our 8 year old - you can't ask for more than that! We had wonderful service. We came home with a beautiful family portrait and beautiful portraits of our children. The quality of work by your photographers is very professional. I think the photos were the best part of the trip for me (being the grandma)! We swam with dolphins and our daughter went parasailing - something she has always wanted to do. Our transportation on shore was always top notch. We had two disappointments on the ship. We purchased what were suppose to be three partially obstructed view rooms - two of the three rooms we purchased had absolutely NO view. They were totally obstructed. Our second disappointment was we had requested three rooms next to each other. We ended up with one room in a different isle and two of the rooms together. It wasn't too much of an inconvenience but would have been nice if we could have all been close. It made it a little more difficult for my husband and I to help with the grandchildren . It was a full cruise, being Thanksgiving week, so we certainly understood the cruise line had to make adjustments to accomodate all the children on this particular cruise. We will cruise with Carnival again. Thanks for an unforgettable vacation.

Pros: Attention to Detail by the Staff and the many professional quality photos

Cons: Partially Obstructed Views were No View

Recommends Carnival Pride? Yes!

Mazatlan, Mexico
This was our least favorite stop. My husband and son golfed at El Cid. My husband felt it was over-priced. The shopping was a disappontment for us girls. We found it difficult to shop in stores where the prices aren't given and you had to ask the prices and take their word for it. And the peddlers were annoying.
Don't Miss: I don't have a "don't miss" for Mazatlan
Mazatlan, Mexico
This was our least favorite stop. My husband and son golfed at El Cid. My husband felt it was over-priced. The shopping was a disappontment for us girls. We found it difficult to shop in stores where the prices aren't given and you had to ask the prices and take their word for it. And the peddlers were annoying.
Don't Miss: I don't have a "don't miss" for Mazatlan
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The beaches and the Arches were great. Cabo is a "fun" place to be. Beautiful, clean beaches and lots of fun water activities. My daughter loved the para sailing...
Don't Miss: Water activities - and the Arches
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Our kids enjoyed swimming with the dolphins. We all enjoyed an afternoon tour of the Gold Coast - I would say the Gold Coast is a must see. It's beautiful.
Don't Miss: The Gold Coast
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The beaches and the Arches were great. Cabo is a "fun" place to be. Beautiful, clean beaches and lots of fun water activities. My daughter loved the para sailing...
Don't Miss: Water activities - and the Arches
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Our kids enjoyed swimming with the dolphins. We all enjoyed an afternoon tour of the Gold Coast - I would say the Gold Coast is a must see. It's beautiful.
Don't Miss: The Gold Coast


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